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Design Essentials in Earthquake Resistant Buildings [Book Review]

Housner, George W. (1971) Design Essentials in Earthquake Resistant Buildings [Book Review]. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 61 (3). p. 802. ISSN 0037-1106.

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This book was prepared by a committee of 25 Japanese earthquake engineers with the objective of providing a comprehensive account of the present status of earthquake-resistant construction methods. The 17 chapters comprising the book are: 1. General Considerations, 2. Earthquake- Resistant Calculations, 3. Foundations and Ground Conditions, 4. Wooden Structures, 5. Steel Structures, 6. Reinforced Concrete Structures, 7. Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures, 8. Shell Structures, 9. Prestressed Concrete Construction, 10. Reinforced Concrete Wall Construction, 11. Precast Reinforced Concrete Wall Construction, 12. Precast Reinforced Concrete Framework and Panel Construction, 13. Masonry Construction, 14. Reinforced Concrete Block Construction, 15. Construction of Parts of Buildings, 16. Vessel Structures, Steel Towers and Stacks, 17. Temporary Structures. This is an interesting book in that it gives the thinking of Japanese engineers on earthquake-resistant design. The wealth of information on practical engineering considerations should make it of particular interest to designers of structures in this country.

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Additional Information:© 1971 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: Design Essentials in Earthquake Resistant Buildings. Architectual Institute of Japan, Elzevier Publishing Company, New York, 1970, 295 pp. (in English).
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