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Structural Design Guide to the ACI Building Code

  • Edward S. Hoffman
  • David P. Gustafson
  • Albert J. Gouwens
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 1-14
  3. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 15-36
  4. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 37-54
  5. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 55-75
  6. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 76-141
  7. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 142-177
  8. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 178-202
  9. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 203-215
  10. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 216-265
  11. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 266-323
  12. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 324-335
  13. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 336-353
  14. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 354-387
  15. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 388-418
  16. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 419-422
  17. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 423-431
  18. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 432-436
  19. Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson, Albert J. Gouwens
    Pages 437-443
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 444-466

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended to guide practicing structural engineers familiar with ear­ lier ACI building codes into more profitable routine designs with the ACI 1995 Building Code (ACI 318-95). Each new ACI Building Code expresses the latest knowledge of reinforced concrete in legal language for safe design application. Beginning in 1956 with the introduction of ultimate strength design, each new code offered better uti­ lization of high-strength reinforcement and the compressive strength of the con­ crete itself. Each new code thus permitted more economy as to construction material, but achieved it through more detailed and complicated design calcula­ tions. In addition to competition requiring independent structural engineers to follow the latest code for economy, it created a professional obligation to fol­ low the latest code for accepted levels of structural safety. The increasing complexity of codes has encouraged the use of computers for design and has stimulated the development of computer-based handbooks. Before computer software can be successfully used in the structural design of buildings, preliminary sizes of structural elements must be established from handbook tables, estimates, or experienced first guesses for input into the com­ puter.

Keywords

building concrete design girder prestressed concrete reinforced concrete structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward S. Hoffman
    • 1
  • David P. Gustafson
    • 2
  • Albert J. Gouwens
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward S. Hoffman, Ltd.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Concrete Reinforcing Steel InstituteSchaumburgUSA
  3. 3.Gouwens Engineering Consultants, Inc.ElmhurstUSA

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