Structural Safety and Its Quality Assurance

by Bruce R. Ellingwood,
Jun Kanda,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0816-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0816-5 (ISBN-10), 2005, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 200
22 cm

Document Type: Book


Sponsored by Committee 9A/10 of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

This report uses an international perspective to look at structural safety problems from basic concept to design and construction. The report examines the overall concept of safety, including how to ensure safety and can assist engineers in explaining safety concepts to a client or the public.

Topics include: safety concepts, role of regulation and standards, load modeling, reliability analysis, reliability-based design, durability in structural safety assessment, soils and foundations, assessment of existing structures, quality management of structural design, quality management in construction, and human error.

Practicing structural engineers and students in the field of structural engineering will find this report useful.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Occupational safety | Quality control | Foundation design | Construction management


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