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Basic Engineering for Builders
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Engineering is as much a part of building today as steel girders or wood rafters. This book explains, in non-technical language, the principles of construction engineering. It's a readable, easy-to-follow reference for all the non-engineers in construction. Whether you're a home builder, remodeler, commercial construction specialist, a sub, an estimator or an apprentice builder, you need to understand basic engineering. This book offers an easy, non-technical way to learn basic construction engineering principles. You'll find engineering principles you can put to work on your next job. This handy manual follows the building process from the ground up, examining the engineering problems at each step of construction. The examples and tables in this manual are based on design standards widely accepted in the building industry.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #685142 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Company
- Published on: 1993-09-01
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.90" h x 1.00" w x 8.30" l, 1.95 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 400 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
About the Author
Since serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Max Schwartz has worked as a consulting civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Licensed in several states, he's worked jobs from small residential developments to major industrial facilities - from the California suburbs to the Central American rainforest. A recognized authority with extensive experience. Mr. Schwarts has lectured and taught civil engineering at UCLA Extension, and has written several books on concrete construction, including Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
This is Basic Engineering for Advanced Builders...
By A. Robinson
This is one of the very few books that actually illustrates how to perform calculations to custom design what you want or need or double-check the mechanical properties of what someone else has already built. They give practical examples of every formula so you can easily get a feel for how the calculation is performed. Other "basic" books will give short tables or simply list generic values commonly used (this book also does that) but tables or generic values are ony useful for blindly slapping something together and limit you to only what is in the list/table. If you want something unique to be done professionally, with high-quality, and built-to-last, this is the only book to use. It is easy-to-read and follow and doesn't limit you to elementary projects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
A great addition to my library. It has helped me teach the younger people of my team, and understand the bigger picture.