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Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings


The publication, Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings, is available from ICE Publishing in print and as an eBook. Published in 2020, the fourth edition includes extensive coverage of the principles and design rules that are used to create earthquake-resistant buildings in seismic areas of the world. It offers practical and easy to read advice on the technical issues that have to be considered in the seismic design of buildings.

This indispensable guide outlines the principles of structural dynamics used to establish how a building and its foundations respond to strong ground shaking. Extensive advice is provided on the choice and design of structural forms and materials which produce practical, affordable and attractive buildings resilient to earthquakes.

Containing information about international seismic standards, Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings is directed at practising engineers and advanced-level students seeking a broad survey of the latest developments in seismic engineering. It also appeals to those who have a sound general knowledge of structural design but who may be unfamiliar with the problems of providing earthquake resistance.

--The Institution of Civil Engineers

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