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ISBN:
0784402833
Author:
David H. Nicastro
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Home Improvement & Design
Language:
English
Publisher:
Amer Society of Civil Engineers; Annotated edition edition (June 1, 1997)
Pages:
116 pages
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This is a book on forensic engineering which focuses on buildings. The author, David Nicastro, is clearly an experienced expert on the topic.

This is a book on forensic engineering which focuses on buildings. While relatively short at 116 pages, the book is packed with plenty of information and insight, so it should be useful to any practitioner working in this field. The book begins with a short chapter which overviews the process of conducting forensic investigations, and it contains many kernels of wisdom, so it's worth periodically rereading

Nicastro examines various types of failure mechanisms, including their .

Nicastro examines various types of failure mechanisms, including their causes and identifying characteristics, and provides a comprehensive collection of case histories. Diagnosis of building failures, including all aspects of construction, is provided, along with a comparison of failure mechanisms across multiple disciplines. This book also includes an index of various failure mechanisms, and an annotated bibliography.

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David H. A detailed understanding of failure mechanisms is essential to the practice of forensic engineering, the investigation of failures and other performance problems. This book clearly examines various types of failure mechanisms, including their causes and identifying characteristics, and provides a comprehensive collection of case histories. Diagnosis of building failures, including all aspects of construction, is provided, in addition to comparing and contrasting failure mechanisms across multiple disciplines.

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Erroneous construction: Failure of the engineer to supervise all the construction activities at the site resulting in faults to construction elements which later develop into failure; issues like use . Thermal mass in buildings. Education and training.

Erroneous construction: Failure of the engineer to supervise all the construction activities at the site resulting in faults to construction elements which later develop into failure; issues like use of salty sand in making concrete, use of poor grade steel not as specified, improper tightening of torque nuts, bad welds and so o.

Used as textbook. Still in good shape.
  • Gorisar
This is a book on forensic engineering which focuses on buildings. The author, David Nicastro, is clearly an experienced expert on the topic. While relatively short at 116 pages, the book is packed with plenty of information and insight, so it should be useful to any practitioner working in this field.

The book begins with a short chapter which overviews the process of conducting forensic investigations, and it contains many kernels of wisdom, so it's worth periodically rereading. Next, the bulk of the book is comprised of 34 case studies, each of which consists of one page of narrative plus a page of commentary. Most of the failures covered by these case studies involve non-catastrophic failures of building exteriors, and the most common cause of these faiures is water, which can in turn lead to a spectrum of failure mechanisms. Other somewhat common causes of failures include stresses due to gravity loads and thermal effects, as well as material deficiences and incompatibilities (thus highlighting the risk of trying new materials). With respect to root human causes, some failures are caused by structural design errors but, far more often, the culprit is poor detailing (often related to lack of coordination among disciplines) and/or construction error.

The case studies are followed by a rather detailed alphabetical glossary of failure mechanisms, which is in turn followed by a tabular presentation of the failure mechanims, relating them to manifestations of distress, materials and building systems, and the case studies.

Finally, the book concludes with a short (but again useful) glossary of forensic engineering practice and an excellent annotated bibliography.

Highly recommended to any professional involved in forensic investigation of buildings, especially their exteriors.
  • Coidor
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