In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert T. Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition assessment for strength, serviceability, restoration, adaptive reuse, code compliance, and vulnerability. Organized by the four main stages of a structural evaluation, this book provides an introduction to structural deterioration and its consequences, the business and legal aspects of conducting an evaluation, initial survey and evaluation techniques for various structures, and specific tests for five of the most common structural materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber and fabric.)
"Through his selection of guest authors, the Editor has comprehensively covered the diverse topics of modern condition assessment such as building structures and engineers, who wish to learn more about this important part of modern engineering practice, will find that it offers a concise introduction and guide for further study." (Structure and Infrastructure Engineering; 12/07)
"An increasing proportion of construction involves maintenance, renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse of already-built facilities, rather than new construction. Structural Condition Assessment is a unique and valuable contribution to the engineering literature. It serves as a practical reference for undertaking the evaluations required for successful renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse of existing facilities."
? Kenneth Carper, ASCE (Journal of Constructed Facilities, August 2006)
Preface (Robert Ratay).
PART I. DEGRADATION, SAFETY AND RELIABILITY OF STRUCTURES.
Chapter 1. Defects, Deterioration and Durability (David Nicastro and Andrea Maleck)..
Chapter 2. Reliability-based Condition Assessment (Allen Estes and Dan Frangopol)..
PART II. BUSINESS, PRACTICE AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF STRUCTURAL CONDITION ASSESSMENT.
Chapter 3. The Business of Condition Assessment (Antranig Ouzoonian).
Chapter 4. Past and Current Structural Codes and Standards (Cynthia Chabot).
Chapter 5. Legal Aspects of Condition Assessment and Reporting (Howard Ashcraft)..
PART III. SURVEY AND ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS.
Chapter 6. Buildings (David Peraza and Eric Stovner).
Chapter 7. Historic Buildings and Monuments (Mark Tamaro and Robert Stocks).
Chapter 8. Building Facades (Kim Beasley and Mark Schmidt).
Chapter 9. Parking Structures (P. Popovic, J. Donnelly and B. Pulver).
Chapter 10. Stadiums and Arenas (Len Joseph, T. Scarangello and G. Thater).
Chapter 11. Bridges (Bojidar Yanev).
Chapter 12. Tensile/Fabric Structures (Tian-Fang Jing and Wesley Terry).
Chapter 13. Broadcast and Transmission Towers (John Windle).
Chapter 14. Foundations and Retaining walls (Robert Day).
Chapter 15 Vulnerability to Malevolent Explosions (Robert Smilowitz and Paul Mlakar).
PART IV. EVALUATION AND TESTING OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES.
Chapter 16. Concrete (Scott Wolter).
Chapter 17. Steel (Robert Vecchio).
Chapter 18. Masonry (David Transue).
Chapter 19. Timber (Donald Neal).
Chapter 20. Fabric (Wesley Terry and Tian-Fang Jing).
Chapter 21. Field Load Ttesting (Donald Dusenberr).