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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
Author: James Ambrose - Patrick Tripeny
ISBN 13: 9780471676072
ISBN 10: 471676071
Edition: 10
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-12-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 656
List Price: $99.00

The definitive reference for design and construction—in an updated edition!

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

Long considered a standard in the field, this 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 Tenth Edition includes:

  • A new focus on Load and Resistance Factor Design Method (LRFD) for steel and concrete structures

  • The latest building and material codes

  • A wealth of exercise problems and illustrative examples

  • Essential formulas for the solution of structural problems

  • More than 200 descriptive illustrations

  • Simple solutions to everyday problems architects and builders encounter

  • Coverage of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry structures

  • A new companion Web site packed with learning resources

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


The latest edition of a classic that was first published in 1938. Pragmatically focused with respect to the concerns of the designers and constructors of buildings, the volume presents a minimum of fundamental structural mechanics and a digest of the basic issues regarding common forms of construction in the major structural materials of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry. This edition adds an entire new part (Part V) devoted to the topic of strength design. It also further expands the illustrations in Part VI (old Part V), which tie together much of the rest of the work in the volume in presenting some full-blown involvements in complete building structures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)