Study chapter 1 of the Underwood and Chiuni textbook carefully. Then write approximately 3 pages comparing chapter 1 with the loading according to the National Building Code of Canada (2015); omit earthquake and wind
loads. Then, study chapter 2 of the Underwood and Chiuni textbook carefully. Then write approximately 3 pages
comparing LRFD method as explained in chapter 2 with the limit state design according to the National Building
Code of Canada (2015). If available, use references like the CSA S16-09 Limit States Design of Steel Structures
or CSA A23.3-04 Design of Concrete Structures. Search and find a reference on working stress design of
structures and explain the differences in the concepts of the two approaches of working stress design and limit
You can use Internet resources; however the sites should be attached to an academic or wellknown research institution or organization. Write approximately one page about it. It is important to provide a
full citation for each source.
Textbook: Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects, 2nd Edition by James R. Underwood and Michele Chiuini.