Best Structural Engineering Books
Here you will get Best Structural Engineering Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
Author: by Matthys Levy
The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.
The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways.B/W line drawings
2. Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
If you’re planning to build your own one-story dream home, this extensive collection will show you the best selling and most stylish designs available today! More than 360 plans to help you find & build your dream home More than 250 color photos of finished 1-story homes Home plans from top architects and designers from all over North America Wide variety of styles and sizes suited for any budget, from Traditional Ranch style to Country Craftsman cottages Special sections featuring outdoor living trends, kitchen design ideas, today’s top features in a home, & how to maximize your living space CAD blueprint files available for order, for easy customizing More than 350 home plans were selected for Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition as most desirable based on actual sales data.
From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, you’ll find a wide variety of styles and sizes here to meet your budget. And with complete construction blueprints available for each and every house shown, you can build your special home just the way you want!
3. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
Author: by J. E. Gordon
Da Capo Press
In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the “14 Books that inspired Elon Musk,” J.E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don’t collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions.
Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world-from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as “How to Design a Worm” and “The Advantage of Being a Beam,” offering humorous insights in human and natural creation.
4. Ultimate Book of Home Plans: 780 Home Plans in Full Color: North America's Premier Designer Network: Special Sections on Home Design & Outdoor Living Ideas (Creative Homeowner) Over 550 Color Photos
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
Select from 780 of the most popular home plans from the country’s top architects and designers, with full color photos of the actual homes, floor plans, and design ideas. 780 of the most popular designs from the country’s top architects and designersMore than 550 photos and 250 renderings of homes actually built from the designsHuge variety of home styles in all price ranges including farmhouses, country cottages, contemporaries, luxury estates, vacation retreats, and regional specialtiesPractical tips and advice on selecting a site, hiring a contractor, trimwork, fireplaces, and landscapingWhether you’ve always dreamed of building your own home, or can’t find the right house from among the dozens you’ve toured, this collection of ultimate plans can help you achieve the home of your dreams.
You could have an architect create a one-of-a-kind home for you, but the design services alone could end up costing up to 15 percent of the cost of constructiona hefty premium for any building project. Ultimate Book of Home Plans allows you to select from 780 of the most popular designs from the country’s top architects and designers, for a fraction of the cost.
5. Mechanics of Materials
Author: by Russell Hibbeler
For undergraduate Mechanics of Materials courses in Mechanical, Civil, and Aerospace Engineering departments. Thorough coverage, a highly visual presentation, and increased problem solving from an author you trust. Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles.
Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.
Also available with MasteringEngineering. This title is also available with MasteringEngineering, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track.
6. Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE Standard – ASCE/SEI 7-16) Provisions and Commentary 2-book set
Author: by American Society of Civil Engineers
Prepared by the Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading standard for general structural design.
The two-book set of ASCE 7-16 describes the means for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, wind, and fire, as well as how to assess load combinations. The 2016 edition of ASCE 7, which supersedes ASCE/SEI 7-10, coordinates with the most recent material standards, including the ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC, and TMS standards.
Significant changes in ASCE 7-16 include the following: – new seismic maps reflecting the updated National Seismic Hazard Maps; – new wind speed maps, including new Hawaii maps, that result in reduced wind speeds for much of the United States, clarified speci
7. The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating
Author: by Design America Inc.
Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes1,200 square feet or less! Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or underEasy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure successVariety of plans including cabins, cottages, small homes, and tiny houses in Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional stylesIncludes helpful advice on rightsizing your home, and maximizing your living space with organization, decorating, and storage solutionsPractical do-it-yourself guide helps save money, making planning and cost estimating easier when building the small home of your dreamsSmaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff.
Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality.
8. Safety & Survival on the Fireground
Author: by Vincent Dunn
Chief Dunnthe recipient of FDNY’s Lifetime Achievement Awardhas updated his classic book on how to identify and survive hazards on the fireground. Dunn attempts to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries year after year by describing the 15 most dangerous tactics and the 13 most recurring fire and explosion environmental dangers, ranked by degree of danger and frequency of occurrence.
This indispensable book will help keep every first responder, firefighter, and fire officer out of harm’s way. It is a must-read and reread for every firefighter who responds to fires and emergencies, every company officer who commands a fire company, and every incident commander or safety officer who is responsible for the safety of firefighters on the fireground.
9. PPI SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 9th Edition – A Comprehensive Reference Guide for the NCEES SE Structural Engineering Exam
Author: by Alan Williams PhD SE FICE C Eng
Published at: PPI, a Kaplan Company; Revised, Ninth Edition,Revised (January 1, 2018)
Updated to the latest NCEES code updates Get your SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual study schedules at ppi2pass.Com/downloads. Comprehensive Coverage for the SE Structural Engineering Exam The SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual prepares you for the NCEES SE structural engineering exam.
It provides a comprehensive review of structural analysis and design methods related to vertical and lateral forces. All exam topics are covered, and exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced. You will learn how to apply concepts by reviewing the 270 example problems, and you will strengthen your problem-solving skills by working the 50 end-of-chapter practice problems.
Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your own solving approach. Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam.
10. Geotechnical Engineers Portable Handbook, Second Edition
Author: by Robert Day
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Instant access to the latest geotechnical engineering dataFully updated to include the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Geotechnical Engineer’s Portable Handbook, Second Edition, features a wealth of on-the-job geotechnical and construction related information in a convenient, quick-reference format.
This practical resource is filled with essential data, formulas, and guidelines you can access right away. Detailed tables, charts, graphs, and illustrations are included throughout the book for ease of use in the field. Coverage includes:Field explorationLaboratory testingSoil and rock classificationPhase relationshipsEffective stress and stress distributionShear strengthPermeability and seepageSettlement analysesBearing capacity analysesPavement and pipeline designExpansive soil Slope stabilityGeotechnical earthquake engineeringErosion analysesRetaining wallsDeteriorationFoundationsGrading and other site improvement methodsGroundwater and percolation testsExcavation, underpinning, and field lead testsGeosyntheticsInstrumentationInternational Building Code regulations for soilsInternational Building Code regulations for foundations
11. Design of Wood Structures- ASD/LRFD, Eighth Edition
Author: by Donald Breyer
The leading wood design referencethoroughly revised with the latest codes and dataFully updated to cover the latest techniques and standards, the eighth edition of this comprehensive resource leads you through the complete design of a wood structure following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.
Detailed equations, clear illustrations, and practical design examples are featured throughout the text. This up-to-date edition conforms to both the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS). Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD, Eighth Edition, covers: Wood buildings and design criteria Design loads Behavior of structures under loads and forces Properties of wood and lumber grades Structural glued laminated timber Beam design and wood structural panels Axial forces and combined loading Diaphragms and shearwalls Wood and nailed connections Bolts, lag bolts, and other connectors Connection details and hardware Diaphragm-to-shearwall anchorage Requirements for seismically irregular structures Residential buildings with wood light frames
12. PPI Structural Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam, 5th Edition – A Complete Reference Manual for the PE Civil Structural Depth Exam
Author: by Alan Williams PhD SE FICE C Eng
PPI, a Kaplan Company
Comprehensive Coverage of the PE Civil Exam Structural Depth Section The Structural Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam prepares you for the structural depth section of the PE Civil exam. It provides a concise, yet comprehensive review of the structural depth section exam topics and highlights the most useful equations in the exam-adopted codes and standards.
Solving methodsincluding ASD and LRFD for steel, strength design for concrete, and ASD for timber and masonryare thoroughly explained. Throughout the book, cross references connect concepts and point you to additional relevant tables, figures, equations, and codes. More than 95 example problems demonstrate the application of concepts and equations.
Each chapter includes practice problems so you can solve exam-like problems, and step-by-step solutions allow you to check your solution approach. A thorough index directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam. Topics CoveredDesign of Reinforced MasonryDesign of Wood StructuresFoundationsPrestressed Concrete DesignReinforced Concrete DesignStructural Steel Design Referenced Codes and StandardsBuilding Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries (ACI 530/530.
13. Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders (Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides)
Author: by James Ambrose
The bestselling structural design reference, fully updated and revised Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the go-to reference on structural design, giving architects and designers a concise introduction to the structures commonly used for typical buildings. The clear, accessible presentation is designed to give you the essential engineering information you need without getting bogged down in excess math, making this book an ideal reference for busy design professionals.
This new 12th edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest standards and practices. The instructor site includes a complete suite of teaching resources, including an instructor’s manual. Structural design is an essential component of the architect’s repertoire, and engineering principles are at the foundation of every sound structure.
You need to know the physics, but you don’t necessarily need to know all of the math. This book gives you exactly what you need without losing you in a tangle of equations, so you can quickly grasp and apply the material.
14. Structural Analysis
Author: by Russell Hibbeler
For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer. Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis Structural Analysis, 10th Edition, presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames.
Through its reader-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice. The text is designed to ensure those taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load.
The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty. The updated 10th edition features 30% new problems and an expanded discussion of structural modeling, specifically the importance of modeling a structure so it can be used in computer analysis.
15. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition
Author: by F. Alton Everest
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 6th edition (December 8, 2014)
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practicesDesign and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes-from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios.
Thoroughly revised to include new acoustical design techniques, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, explains the art and science of room acoustics and architecture by combining theoretical instruction with matter-of-fact engineering advice. Written by renowned experts in the field and refined through several editions, this fully updated classic describes the fundamentals of acoustical properties, as well as the latest solutions to acoustical problems.
Throughout, this authoritative text provides clear explanations, describes hands-on techniques, and features numerous room designs that can be built as presented, or adapted to your particular needs. Understand how sound waves travel in free fields and in enclosed spacesLearn how human sound perception and psychoacoustics affect room designCalculate and predict reflections, reverberation times, and room modesPerform acoustical measurements and site surveys, and choose construction materialsDesign, build, and install treatment modules to optimize early reflections, reverberation, and diffusionDesign and build home theaters, home studios, control rooms, recording studios, and other acoustically sensitive spacesReduce HVAC noise levels, and achieve excellent sound isolation with proven wall, window, and door designsUnderstand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert hallsUtilize the supplied cost-effective plans and specifications for a variety of recording and listening rooms
16. Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture
Author: by Mario Salvadori
“Readers will rejoice… In the physical discoveries, ancient and modern, that create and govern the artifacts inside of which readers spend most of their natural lives.”New York Times Between a nomad’s tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures.
Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress in antiseismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.B/W line drawings