Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems

Have a Promotion Code?

Please enter it here:

Great deals and more!

Sign up for special offers, exclusive discounts, and new product announcements from McGraw-Hill Professional.



September 18, 2012


Mixed media product, 320 pages

Other Formats


0071766359 / 9780071766357


Your Price



Main description


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 design and 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

Table of contents

Introduction: To Metal Building Systems
Chapter 2 Foundation Design Basics
Chapter 3 Foundations for Metal Building Systems: The Main
Chapter 4 Design of Isolated Column Footings
Chapter 5 Foundation Walls and Wall Footings
Chapter 6 Tie Rods, Hairpins, and Slab Ties
Chapter 7 Moment-Resisting Foundations
Chapter 8 Slab with Haunch, Trench Footings, Mats
Chapter 9 Deep Foundations
Chapter 10 Anchor Bolts and Other Embedments
Appendix - Foundation Reactions

Author comments

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.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


Before you can enjoy free downloads from McGraw-Hill Professional, we ask that you please provide your email address and country.

Yes, I want to receive other special offer.