This book will cover the latest methods for the structural design to mitigate potential damage due to high-speed winds, storm surges, tornadoes, and inland flooding (all of which could be brought on by hurricane conditions). It will provide detailed explanations of the new ASCE 7-16 standard (to be released in March of 2017) which deals with designing buildings to withstand loads, including wind, snow, earthquakes, etc. Unique to this book is added coverage of ASCE 24-14, which regulates flood-resistant design of structures. It will provide numerous design examples throughout. It will also examine the processes involved in material selection to comply with the latest codes and standards.
Syed Mehdi Ashraf is a licensed engineer under the structural disciplines (I & II), general contractor, building official, building plans examiner and special inspector. He is also certified as a building official, building plans examiner, building inspector, and structural plans examiner. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Florida ASCE Government Engineer of the Year, Miami-Dade ASCE Engineer of the Year, Broward ASCE Engineer of the Year, South Florida Plans Examiner of the Year and Distinguished Alumni of the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He has also been honored at the Florida International University, University of Miami, City of Miami Beach and Temple Emanuel. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, Florida International University, offering graduate and undergraduate courses in Structural Steel, Pre-stressed Concrete and Timber Design. He has also offered several seminars on engineering laws and rules and many other engineering topics.