Earthquake Resistant Buildings Volume A


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Author: Apostolos Konstantinidis, Civil Engineer

Publisher: Alta Grafico A.E.


Through its 300 A4 size, colour pages, the book thoroughly discusses the subject of construction and detailing of earthquake resistant buildings from reinforced concrete, according to EUROCODES. More than 150 illustrations and constructional drawings are used to visualize the practices and examples explained.


Document Details

Author: Apostolos Konstantinidis, Civil Engineer

Publication Year: 2015

ISBN: 9789608550636

Categories: Seismic & Lateral Forces

Formats: Adobe Digital

Table of Contents

1. The structural frame

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Structural frame elements

1.2.1. Columns

1.2.2. Beams

1.2.3. Slabs

1.2.4. Staircases

1.2.5. Foundation

1.3. Structural frame loadings

1.3.1. Gravity loads

1.3.2. Seismic loads

1.3.3. Wind loading

1.4. Structural frame behaviour

1.4.1. Behaviour and reinforcement of slabs

1.4.2. Behaviour and reinforcement of beams and columns

2. The construction of the structural frame members

2.1 The materials

2.2 The formwork

2.3 Thermal insulation of structural elements

2.4 Concrete

2.4.1 General information

2.4.2 Ordering concrete

2.4.3 Concrete delivery on site

2.4.4 Concrete pumping

2.4.5 Concrete casting

2.4.6 Compacting concrete

2.4.7 Concrete curing

2.4.8 Removing the formwork

2.4.9 Self-compacting (self consolidating) concrete

2.5 The steel

2.6 Reinforcement specifications of earthquake resistant design

2.6.1 The concrete cover of the reinforcement

2.6.2 Minimum spacing between reinforcement rebars

2.6.3 Rebar bending

2.6.4 Earthquake resistant stirrups

2.7 Industrial stirrups - stirrup cages

2.8 Standardized cross-sections of reinforced concrete elements

3. Reinforcement of structural elements

3.1 Columns

3.1.1 Lap-splices in columns rebars

3.1.2 Anchoring the reinforcement of the upper floor level

3.1.3 Reduction of the column’s section size along its height

3.1.4 Reinforcement in typical columns

3.2 Shear walls

3.2.1 General

3.2.2 Shear wall behaviour

3.2.3 Shear wall reinforcement

3.2.4 Anchoring the horizontal rebars of the shear wall body

3.2.5 Lap-splices of vertical rebars

3.2.6 Anchorage of vertical rebars

3.2.7 Starter rebars in shear walls

3.3 Vertical elements with compound shape

3.4 Beams

3.4.1 General

3.4.2 Continuous beam

3.4.3 Reinforcement placement

3.4.4 Short beam

3.4.5 Beam under torsion

3.4.6 The feasibility of concrete casting in beams

3.5 Slabs

3.5.1 One-way slab (simply supported slab)

3.5.2 Two-way slab

3.5.3 One-way slab connected to a cantilever

3.5.4 Continuous slab connected to a cantilever

3.5.5 Ribbed slabs

3.5.6 Sandwich slabs

3.5.7 Rules for the detailing of slab rebars

3.6 Staircases

3.6.1 Simply supported staircase

3.6.2 Simply supported staircase in continuation to floor slabs

3.6.3 Starter rebars in staircases

3.6.4 Staircase with landings

3.6.5 Winder staircase

3.7 Foundation

3.7.1 Spread footings

3.7.2 Frame foundation

3.7.3 Strip foundation

3.7.4 Raft foundation

3.7.5 Foundation cases

4 Quantity surveying-Cost estimate

4.1 Concrete quantity take-off

4.2 Formwork quantity take-off

4.3 Spacer quantity take-off

4.4 Reinforcement quantity take-off

4.5 Total material quantity estimates

4.6 Optimization of the reinforcement schedule

4.7 Cost estimation of the structural frame

4.8 Electronic exchange of designs - bids – orders

5 Detailing drawings of a structural frame

5.1 General

5.2 The drawings’ title block

5.3 Carpenter’s drawings


5.3.2 FORMWORK OF THE FOUNDATION and the basement floor




5.3.6 FORMWORK of the MEZZANINE SLAB with thermal insulation

5.4 Steel fixer’s drawings



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