Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-824-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-824-8 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 97
Standard No.: ASCE 11-90

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Standard

Abstract: Changing economic conditions, concerns for historic preservation, emphasis on fully utilizing conveniently located structures, space shortages, and increasing cost of materials and products used in the construction of new buildings have resulted in a need to evaluate and more fully utilize the existing building inventory. To this end, the standard Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings (ASCE 11-90) was developed to provide the design community with guidelines for asessing the structural conditions of existing buildings constructed of combinations of materials including concrete, masonry, metals, and wood. It consists of an overview of preliminary and detailed assessment procedures, of material properties and test methods, and of evaluation procedures for various physical conditions of the structure. The standard is not intended to be inclusive or prescriptive but is expected to serve as a resource document for engineers, owners, and regulatory officials.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Existing buildings | Material properties | Wood structures | Building design | Historic preservation | Concrete structures | Material tests |


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