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    Over-strength factor

    Dear sir ,  I would like to ask about the case shown in the attached picture for a building with intermediate frame system as a LFRS . Which elements must be designed for over strength factor as per ASCE provisions ? ------------------------------ ...

  • Dear Abuelgasim, For your case the best book out there is Structrural Concrete : Theory and Design by M.Nadim Hassound and Akthem Al- Manaseer. A lot of practical examples for you to start. ------------------------------ Wilson Manu Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE ...

  • Material compatibility Dissimilar metals The many aspects of torsion (i.e., warping vs. pure, shear centers, etc.) Going through some of the latest Steel Construction Manuals, a lot of the things I had to research when early on. Vibration and Frequency ...

  • The focus on considering climatic aspects while practicing architecture has always been an inseparable part. However, deviations are often noticed too during the rapid urban sprawl. Build spaces not meeting the required attributes, are severely affecting ...

  • I posted this topic on AEI Build, but it has relevance to this group as well: Please post responses on the original AEI Build thread.  Thanks! ------------------------------ ...

  • Dear Mufaro, as a professor in undergraduate and graduate courses on the Design of steel structures, I found this information valuable for my students (different from the listed for our colleagues previously): Steel structures for beginners (Prof. ...

  • They are doing an magnificent work, also Changes in a Global Scale! Would you like to join us in Future Events like this, next year? Are you a civil or structural engineer interested in designing for future scenarios & structures or just be prepared ...

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  • Hello, I am a new member of ASCE, and I would like to know if anybody have thought about using Ground Penetrating Radar as a technology to create as-built information system with and integrate it in BIM? I am looking forward to starting this discussion. ...

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  • It would be interesting to see if structural analysis programs have changed from the basic stiffness matrices and deflections with F = kd and moments generated based on nodal rotations. ------------------------------ James Williams P.E., M.ASCE Principal/Owner ...

  • There seem to be a lot of basic details missing. In my opinion, understanding the space or area requirements for typical desk, egress, walking areas & aisles, and other functional aspects and/or constraints would aid in defining area and layout requirements. ...

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    Vision: Promote resilient design in buildings, bridges, and other structures.

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