This practical guide shows, step by step, how to apply the provisions of the 2018 IBC, 2021 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 to accurately determine structural loads. The book contains information engineers need to design buildings that will withstand the forces of gravity, occupancy, and environmental stress. You will get design examples, flowcharts, and load diagrams that illustrate complex load provisions. An online Solutions Manual is an added value to support this publication for the problems provided at the end of each chapter. The link to access the Solutions Manual is in the front matter of the book.
Structural Load Determination 2018 IBC, 2021 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 opens with an introduction to structural loads and a discussion of the relationship between the IBC and ASCE 7 standards. From there, the book explains the proper application of allowable stress design (ASD), load resistance factor design (LRFD), and seismic load combinations. Subsequent chapters cover occupancy, roof, rain, snow, ice, wind, seismic, and tsunami loads. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the proper application of load provisions within the scope of everyday practice and a chapter is dedicated to load paths.
Please note: the first printing of this publication was titled Structural Load Determination 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16. While the title was updated to add the 2021 IBC that also references ASCE 7-16, the book’s content was not changed.