By Andrew Charleson,Adriana Guisasola

Seismic isolation bargains the top measure of earthquake security to constructions and their population. smooth functions of the know-how are below 50 years outdated and uptake in seismically lively areas maintains to soar.

Seismic Isolation for Architects is a accomplished advent to the idea and perform during this box. in line with the most recent learn findings and the authors’ huge event, assurance comprises the appliance, effectiveness, advantages, and boundaries of seismic isolation, in addition to the architectural shape, layout points, retrofitting, economics, building, and upkeep with regards to this method.

The e-book is written for a global viewers: the authors evaluation codes and practices from a couple of nations and draw on examples from 11 territories together with the U.S., Chile, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. aimed toward readers with out past wisdom of structural engineering, the publication offers an obtainable, non-technical method with no utilizing equations or calculations, in its place utilizing over two hundred drawings, diagrams and photographs to help the textual content. This booklet is essential analyzing for college students on structure and civil engineering classes trying to find a transparent advent to seismic-resistant layout, in addition to architects and engineers operating in seismically energetic areas.

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