Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems (Paperback)

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Expand your professional design skills and engineer safe, reliable foundations and anchors for metal building systems. Written by a practicing structural engineer, Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems thoroughly covers the entire process--from initial soil investigation through final design and construction. The design of different types of foundations is explained and illustrated with step-by-step examples. The nuts-and-bolts discussion covers the best designand construction practices. This detailed reference book explains how the design of metal building foundations differs from the design of conventional foundations and how to comply with applicable building codes while avoiding common pitfalls.


  • Metal building and foundation design fundamentals
  • Soil types, properties, and investigation
  • Unique aspects of foundation design for metal building systems
  • Design of isolated column footings
  • Foundation walls and wall footings
  • Tie rods, hairpins, and slab ties
  • Moment-resisting foundations
  • Slab with haunch, trench footings, and mats
  • Deep foundations
  • Anchors in metal building systems
  • Concrete embedments in metal building systems

About the Author

Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE is a managing engineer in the Natick, Massachusetts, office of Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, where he is responsible for building collapse and failure investigations around the country. He has more than 30 years of professional experience and has been involved with design and renovation of numerous construction projects around the country. Mr. Newman is one of the country's foremost experts on metal building systems. He is the author of Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples, and Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications, now in its second edition and translated into Chinese.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071766357
ISBN-10: 0071766359
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: October 9th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English