Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings 4th Edition is based on ACI 318-11 (Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete) gives practicing engineers ways to reduce the design time, while still complying with the letter and intent of ACI 318-11.
The simplified design procedures presented in Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings are an attempt to satisfy the various design considerations that need to be addressed in the structural design and detailing of primary framing members of a reinforced concrete building by the simplest and quickest procedures possible. It aims to arrange the information in the code in an organized step-by-step procedure for the building and member design. The formulae and language avoid complicated legal terminology without changing the intent or the objective of the code.
Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings is based on ACI 318-11. Seismic and wind load provisions included in the publication were updated to comply with the 2009 International Building Code (IBC). Throughout the first 11 chapters, equations, design aids, graphs and code requirements have been updated to the current codes. New timesaving design aids were added to expand the use of the book to a wider range of concrete strengths. Also, expanded illustrations of the theory and fundamentals were added. Also, a new chapter on sustainable design has been included to introduce the key ideas addressed by today’s green design approaches and ways in which concrete can be used to build sustainably. Simplified equations, design aids, graphs, and clarification of code requirements are provided throughout for use by engineering professionals seeking ways to speed and simplify their design procedures. Numerous solved examples illustrate the use of the simplified methods and are compared with exact analysis results from software.
Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings contains 12 chapters covering the design and requirements for beams, one-way slab, two-way slab systems, columns, structural walls, footings, structural detailing, formwork, fire resistance and earthquake forces, as well as an "Introduction to Sustainable Design."
Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)