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Arnold, Christopher 1925-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 1,249 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Nonfiction films  History  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TA658.44, 624
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Arnold
Design guide for improving school safety in earthquakes, floods, and high winds : providing protection to people and buildings( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is intended to provide guidance for the protection of school buildings and their occupants from natural disasters, and the economic losses and social disruption caused by building damage and destruction. This volume concentrates on grade schools, K-12. This publication covers earthquakes, floods, and high winds. Its intended audience is design professionals and school officials involved in the technical and financial decisions of school construction, repair, and renovations. This publication stresses that identification of hazards and their frequency and careful consideration of design against hazards must be integrated with all other design issues, and be present from the inception of the site selection and building design process. Chapters 1-3 present issues and background information that are common to all hazards. Chapters 4-6 cover the development of specific risk management measures for each of the three main natural hazards. Chapter 1 opens with a brief outline of the past, present, and future of school design. Chapter 2 introduces the concepts of performance-based design in order to obtain required performance from a new or retrofitted facility. Chapter 3 introduces the concept of multihazard design and presents a general description and comparison of the hazards, including charts that show where design against each hazard interacts with design for other hazards. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 outline the steps necessary in the creation of design to address risk management concerns for protection against earthquakes, floods, and high winds, respectively. A guide to the determination of acceptable risk and realistic performance objectives is followed by a discussion to establish the effectiveness of current codes to achieve acceptable performance. A list of acronyms used in the manual are appended. (Contains 13 tables and 124 figures.)
Building configuration and seismic design by Christopher Arnold( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings at risk : seismic design basics for practicing architects by Christopher Arnold( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonstructural seismic damage : an annotated bibliography( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings at risk : seismic design basics for practicing architects( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how to make well-informed decisions when planning and designing earthquake-resistant buildings. Describes ground motion and its impact on buildings, impact of site conditions on seismic vulnerability, how to work with strucutral engineers, how to interpret seismic codes, and how to incorporate good siesmic design in renovating existing structures
Miyagi-Ken-oki, Japan earthquake, June 12, 1978 by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings U.S.-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazards Reduction : held at Stanford University, July 29-August 1, 1984 by U.S.-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazards Reduction( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes summaries
The activity of PCBs in sediments and water from Lake Calumet and Waukegan Harbor by Thomas Joseph Murphy( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Elsesser by Grace S Kang( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthquake disaster prevention planning in Japan by Christopher Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake of September 21, 1999 : reconnaissance report( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Configuración y diseño sísmico de edificios by Christopher Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning information for earthquake hazard response and reduction by Christopher Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morfologia edilizia e progetto sismico : un approccio architettonico alla progettazione di nuove costruzioni in zone sismiche by Christopher Arnold( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction after earthquakes : issues, urban design, and case studies by Christopher Arnold( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings at risk : multi-hazard design for earthquakes, winds, and floods( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospitals and the San Fernando earthquake of February 1971 : the operational experience by Christopher Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design guide for improving school safety in earthquakes, floods, and high winds( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is concerned with the protection of schools and their occupants against natural hazards. Architects and engineers deal with natural hazards in building design and construction and building codes have provisions for protection against natural hazards. This manual addresses two core concepts: multi-hazard design and performance-based design. Neither is revolutionary, but both represent an evolution in design thinking that is in tune with the increasing complexity of today's buildings and that takes advantage of developments and innovations in building technology: 1) Multi-hazard design recognizes the fundamental characteristics of hazards and how they interact, so that design for protection becomes integrated with all the other design demands. 2) Performance-based design suggests conducting a systematic investigation to ensure that the specific concerns of building owners and occupants are addressed, rather than relying on only the minimum requirements of the building code for protection against hazards. Building codes focus on providing life safety, while property protection is secondary. Performance-based design provides additional levels of protection that cover property damage and functional interruption within a financially-feasible context. This publication stresses that the identification of hazards and their frequency and careful consideration of design to resist these hazards must be integrated with all other design issues, and be included from the inception of the site selection and building design process. Although the basic issues to be considered in planning a school construction program are more or less common to all school districts, the specific processes differ greatly because each school district has its own approach. Districts vary in size, from a rural district responsible for only a few schools, to a city district or statewide system overseeing a complex program of all school types and sizes. Any of these districts may be responsible for new design and construction, renovations, and additions. While one district may have a long-term program of school construction and be familiar with programming, financing, hiring designers, bidding procedures, contract administration, and commissioning a new building, another district may not have constructed a new school for decades, and have no staff members familiar with the process
The 1985 Chile earthquake : architectural and structural configurations as determinants of seismic performance : reinforced concrete buildings in Vina del Mar by Christopher Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design and detailing of architecture elements for seismic damage control by Christopher Arnold( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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