Multi-storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures
Precast concrete design, manufacture and construction is carried out to the highest standards of exactness–and yet much of the knowledge is restricted to the precast industry itself. Hence there is a need for a comprehensive reference work for structural engineers and architects.
This book provides just such a work, covering the design, detailing and construction of precast skeletal structures.
Architectural matters, such as integrated structural building facades, are explained against a background of recent case studies. Structural design methods featured include frame and component analysis, precast floors, composite construction, diaphragm action, connections and frame stability. There are also chapters on design for robustness and temporary stability during frame erection.