About the Author
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.