Special Structural Topics covers specialty structural situations for students and professional architects and engineers, such as soil mechanics, structural retrofit, structural integrity, cladding design, blast considerations, vibration, and structural sustainability. As part of the Architect's Guidebooks to Structures series, it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement with more than 150 images. As a compact summary of key ideas, it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to specialty structural considerations.
Paul W. McMullin is an educator, structural engineer, and photographer. He holds degrees in mechanical and civil engineering and is a licensed engineer in numerous states. He is a founding partner of Ingenium Design, providing innovative solutions to industrial and manufacturing facilities. Currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, he has taught for a decade and loves bringing project-based learning to the classroom. Jonathan S. Price is a structural engineer and adjunct professor at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania, USA, where he was honored with the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from the University of Colorado, USA, a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA, and is registered in 12 states. Sarah Simchuk is a project architect and fine artist working towards architectural licensure in large-scale retail design. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Utah. She is in the early stages of her architectural career, with an inclination towards design and details in project management. She comes from a fine art background, with more than 15 years' experience in hand drawing and rendering, and lends a 3-D approach to the understanding of structures.
Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Chapter 1: Vibration. Chapter 2: Blast Design. Chapter 3: Sustainable Structures. Chapter 4: Performance Based Seismic Design. Chapter 5: Structural Retrofit. Chapter 6: Geotechnical Considerations. Chapter 7: Structural Integrity. Chapter 8: Cladding. Chapter 9: Fire Design. Chapter 10: Quality and Inspection. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.