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    Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

    By: Robert Ratay

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    The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering

    Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field.

    The design and construction process

    Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations

    Standard of care and duty to perform

    First steps and legal concerns after a failure

    Engineering investigation of failures

    Origins and causes of failures

    Loads and hazards

    Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication

    Defects, deterioration, and durability

    Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations

    Litigation and dispute resolution

    The expert consultant and witness

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