Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors and Homeowners (Paperback)
Explains how earthquakes damage wood-framed buildings of various ages and styles. Shows detailed methods to strengthen various weaknesses. Methods are based on author's experience investigating hundreds of existing wood-framed houses and small apartment buildings and designing retrofit systems that work in the real world. Discusses structural and non-structural earthquake hazards and how to mitigate them. Illustrated with over 400 photos, illustrations and construction details.