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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
(24 customer reviews)
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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #130014 in Books
- Published on: 2010-11-23
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- 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
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.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Useful but not a quick reference guide
Very useful book, has all the calculations you would need for conventional construction, the index is difficult to navigate however. And this is certainly not a quick reference book. It often takes time to find and determine what you need. It gives you the process, variables and equations, but everything else is on you.
Very much a classroom book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
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".
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Confusing 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.