Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers

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9780070415157: Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers

This text discusses important principles and techniques that are of use to practicing civil engineers. This edition incorporates significant changes in design and construction practices, specifically in design specifications for structural materials, buildings and bridges, environmental and other federal regulations such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA). Up-to-date code changes from such groups as the American Concrete Institute, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Institute of Steel Construction and National Design Specification for Wood Construction are also covered.

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A COMPLETE UPDATE OF THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CIVIL ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES

Now revised and updated with the most current information, the fourth edition of this long-established reference is the most comprehensive and authoritative book of principles and techniques for effective civil engineering practice.

The new edition of STANDARD HANDBOOK FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS incorporates hundreds of significant changes in design, construction, materials, and equipment, including:


* Code changes from the ACI, ASTM, and AISC
* New speicifications for wood construction
* The most recent EPA and OSHA regulations
* Changes in highway and airport pavement design
* Expanded coverage of harbor engineering
* Additional information about water resources
* State-of-the-art modeling techniques

You'll also find new methods for nondestructive testing of piles and applications of geosynthetics...the lates techniques of load-and-resistance factor design of structural steels...plus fully updated sections on systems design, value engineering, peer review, and much more.

Illustrated with more than 700 helpful graphics, the fourth edition of this indispensable reference provides simplified solutions to the many practical problems you face in your day-to-day civil engineering work.

About the Author:

Jonathan T. Ricketts is a Consulting Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a registered engineer in several states, and the editor of McGraw-Hill's Building Design and Construction Handbook.

M. Kent Loftin is a Consulting Engineer in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Frederick S. Merritt (deceased) was a Consulting Engineer in West Palm Beach, Florida, and a former editor with Engineering News-Record.

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