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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
By James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny

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Book Description

The classic reference for structural design and construction—completely revised and updated

Approaching its eighth decade as the industry leader, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders remains the reference of choice for designers and constructors. This new Eleventh Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures.

Long considered a standard in the field, this perennial bestseller provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. Offering a concise, highly readable introduction to the investigation and design of ordinary structures for buildings—including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems—this thoroughly updated Eleventh Edition includes:

  • The latest building and material codes

  • A fresh look at the LRFD method as well as the ASD method of structural design

  • A revised section on the principles of structural mechanics for the latest generation of designers and builders

  • Essential formulas for the solution of structural problems

  • More than 200 descriptive illustrations

  • A companion Web site that now provides access to the Study Guide to Accompany Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

An unparalleled resource for students and professionals in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Eleventh Edition boils structural engineering down to its essentials and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #406550 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-11-23
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.80" h x 1.68" w x 5.85" l, 2.18 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 736 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
JAMES AMBROSE is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He practiced as an architect in California and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He was a professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.

PATRICK TRIPENY is Director of School of Architecture and an associate professor at the University of Utah. He teaches the architectural structures sequence in the School of Architecture and the graduate design studio. He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award in 2001 and the University of Utah's Early Career Teaching Award in 2000-2001.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
3Confusing equations, but useful tables.
By James Duke
I had to buy this book for my Intermediate Structures class, and while I've learned a decent amount, the format of this book has not been helpful. The tables are wonderful, but equations in the book are written without units, so unless you know exactly where the author is pulling his numbers from, you will get lost and end up screwing up your own calculations.

Its decent for reference for the tables, but there are better-written books for learning structures.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2not so great. There are several glaring errors and typos which ...
By Steve K
The book rental system is very handy, as I got a book I only need for one semester for less than 20% of the purchase price. The book itself, not so great. There are several glaring errors and typos which should have been fixed by this 11th edition. Our instructor uses the 10th edition, and the same errors have carried over from that one. The small page sizes also make for a very thick book that is hard to keep open. If you don't need it for a particular class, I don't know that I would get this.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Another Cookbook
By Butch Jeffrey
I've done about a million sheer and moment diagrams in steel, wood, and concrete. Yet I still can't explain why the units of moment of inertia are inches squared or why the location of the centroid is of any great importance. In other words this is another book which is very good at explaining the "how" of statics but not the "why".

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