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Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings

 Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings

Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings



In 1980, an ACI convention was convened in San Francisco. During the presentations, the qualities of concrete with respect to strength and durability were discussed, among other properties. It was clear from the reaction of the local audience that certain sections of the structural engineering profession believed and expressed their beliefs that concrete was not a viable product for seismic areas and loads. However, during this convention, it became apparent that many representatives from other parts of the world were in fact determined to present this material as modern and capable of being a strong, durable, and fl exible building product. The facts for such a large demonstration for concrete came from the Caribbean, South Africa, the Middle East, and most of Africa—all areas where structural steel cannot be easily procured.

Since then, we have witnessed the science of enhanced concrete properties. We have developed high-strength concrete from 10 to 14 ksi. We have learned that improved aggregates can create a variable modulus of elasticity. Tests have also Shown that steel ratios are important in improving durability.

Having said this, we owe a great debt of gratitude to Dr. Taranath. He has created a state-of-the-art book on modern concrete systems, and environmental responses.
His introduction is worth the price of this book. He doesn’t confi ne his expertise to concrete buildings; he expresses his concern about the state of the industry concerning our loss of judgment, and our sixth sense as engineers. His description of being able to smell a reasonable solution is really the same as what the great engineer Pier Luigi Nervi meant when he said there is no substitute for intuition. Intuition, that is, smell, is not an emotional response but rather that wonderful ability we have to accumulate experiences, and to bring them together at the proper time to create a solution.

I think one of the charming attributes of this book is that it refl ects the writer in an easy, humorous way. Dr. Taranath expresses his concern for technology versus judgment and is undoubtedly a teacher with natural ability. This book reads like a novel. It fi rst tackles simple issues and then works its way up to some esoteric topics. It covers performance-based designs as well as the most advanced science of seismic engineering and retrofi tting.

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