The 4th edition is updated by Alan Williams to the 2012 International Building Code®, ASCE 7-10, ACI 318-11 and ACI 530-11. In each chapter, sections of the code are presented, analyzed and explained in a logical and simple manner and are followed by illustrative examples. Each concentrates on a specific section of the code and provides a clear and concise interpretation of the issue.
John Henry, P.E. (bio)
John Henry, P.E.
John is a Principal Staff Engineer in the Business and Product Development Department of ICC. During his 16 year-tenure with ICC, he has worked for the code development department, technical services, government relations, training and education, and product development. He is now responsible for the research and development of technical resources related to the structural engineering provisions of the UBC, IBC and IRC. He serves as project manager and technical reviewer for the structural and seismic publications published and co-branded by ICC. John also develops and presents technical seminars internationally on the structural provisions of the I-Codes. He has written several technical articles on the structural and seismic provisions of the IBC that have appeared in both Structural Engineer & Design and Structure magazines. John is co-author of Significant Changes to the 2006 International Building Code, Significant Changes to the 2009 International Building Code and Significant Changes to the 2012 International Building Code published by Delmar Cengage Learning. He is co-author with S.K. Ghosh, PhD, of the 2006 IBC Handbook — Structural Provisions, 2009 IBC Handbook—Structural Provisions and 1997 UBC—2006 IBC Structural Comparison & Cross Reference. John wrote the structural chapters in the 2006 IBC Plan Review Manual and contributed to the 2009 IBC Q&A – Structural Provisions and the structural portion of the 2012 IBC Commentary. He graduated with honors from California State University in Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) and an ICC Certified Plans Examiner.
The 4th edition has been updated to the 2012 International Building Code®, ASCE/SEI 7-10, ACI 318-11, NDS-2012, AISC 341-10, AISC 358-10, AISC 360-10, and the 2011 MSJC Code. In each chapter, sections of the code are presented, analyzed and explained in a logical and simple manner and are followed by illustrative examples. Each concentrates on a specific section of the code and provides a clear and concise interpretation of the code requirement. The text is organized into six chapters corresponding to the primary structural design sections of the code:
- Seismic design
- Design for wind loads
- Seismic design of steel structures .
- Seismic design of concrete structures
- Seismic design of wood structures
- Seismic design masonry structures
- More than 100 completely worked-out design examples are included in the chapters to clearly illustrate proper application of the code requirements
- Problems are solved in a straight forward step-by-step fashion with extensive use of illustrations and load diagrams
Although the book is geared primarily for practicing civil and structural engineers, engineers studying for licensing exams, structural plan check engineers and civil engineering students will find the book a valuable resource because of its clean, straightforward approach. This publication is also an excellent resource for architects, code officials, plan reviewers and others who need to understand how to properly apply seismic and wind loads based on the IBC and the referenced structural standards. This publication is a comprehensive guide and desk reference for the application of the 2012 IBC® and includes extensive references to publications that reflect current structural design practice.