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ASCE Press Book Offers Clear Explanation of New Tsunami Design Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-16

Parul Dubey on September 23, 2020 - in Buildings, News

RESTON, Va. Tsunami Loads and Effects: Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a clear, authoritative explanation of the tsunami load requirements contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16. When used in conjunction with the standard, structural, coastal, and geotechnical engineers can apply the latest thinking in tsunami design.

Ian Robertson helps engineers and allied professionals understand the background and development of the new tsunami provisions. He connects the ASCE 7-16 tsunami provisions to prior design guidelines, laboratory research, and field surveys. In addition, he explains the key concepts in the provisions, including tsunami risk categories; inundation depth and flow velocities; structural design procedures; and hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, and debris impact loads. Robertson demonstrates the application of these concepts in numerous examples and a full-length tsunami design of a prototype building. The guide also explains the tsunami provisions for foundation design, structural countermeasures, vertical evacuation refuges, nonstructural components and systems, and critical nonbuilding structures.

This is an essential companion to the standard ASCE/SEI 7-16 for all engineers, architects, and emergency managers who work in tsunami active locations.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, [email protected]; phone 703-295-6266.

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Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.


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