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Failure mechanisms in building construction

Author: David H Nicastro
Publisher: Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an attempt to understand why buildings fail, this book presents descriptions of the causes identifying characteristics of a wide range of failure mechanisms. It also includes an index of these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nicastro, David H.
Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction.
Reston : American Society of Civil Engineers, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Nicastro
ISBN: 9780784470275 0784470278
OCLC Number: 884531741
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 116 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1. Performing Engineering Investigations""; ""Perform a Cursory Overview""; ""Perform Fieldwork""; ""Perform Laboratory Testing""; ""Perform Research""; ""Formulate Opinions""; ""Generate Report""; ""Manage Exhibits""; ""Prepare for and Provide Expevide Expert Testimony""; ""Publish a Case History""; ""Chapter 2. Case Histories""; ""The Too-Short Shelf Angle""; ""The Deck Drain That Doesn't""; ""Of Stress and Stucco""; ""Skylight Hang-Ups""; ""Precast Improvisations""; ""12,000 Points of Water Entry"" ""Buildings That Lose Their Marbles""""Cracking in GFRC""; ""Skin Cancer""; ""Wrong-Headed Remediation""; ""Museum Mask""; ""Unstable Shoring""; ""Little Changes, Big Problems""; ""Pop Quiz""; ""The Brick Is Falling""; ""Tempered Glass""; ""The Fish Bowl Roof""; ""A ""Simple"" Wall Failure""; ""Tower Distress""; ""Stone Stains""; ""Sealant Reversion""; ""Glazing System Leaks""; ""Flashing Failure""; ""Masonry/Plank Construction""; ""Frame Shortening""; ""Crumbling Concrete""; ""Falling Snap Covers""; ""Structural Sealant Glazing""; ""Zipper Gaskets""; ""The Devil Is in the Details"" ""Handrail Post Deformation""""Sloped Glazing Slips""; ""Fenestration Frustration""; ""The Rotating Beam""; ""Catalog of Failure Mechanisms: Causes and Characteristics""; ""Tabular Index of Failure Mechanisms""; ""Glossary of Forensic Engineering Practice""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""H""; ""I""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""Annotated Bibliography of Forensic Engineering""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Responsibility: edited by David H. Nicastro.

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