Structural Engineering Reference Manual (STRM8)

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Copyright: 2015
Page Count: 512
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Alan Williams, PhD, SE, FICE, C Eng

    Author Information

    Alan Williams is a registered professional engineer and structural engineer in California, a Fellow and Life Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. He obtained his BS and PhD degrees at Leeds University. His extensive practical experience includes the design and construction of bridges, schools, and industrial and commercial structures. Currently he is employed as a senior engineer with the California Department of Transportation. Dr. Williams has published textbooks on structural engineering design, structural analysis, seismic design, and reinforced concrete design.


    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages



    Index of Codes

    Codes and References

    Appendices Table of Contents

    Structural Engineering Reference Manual (STRM8), 8th Edition

    The Structural Engineering Reference Manual prepares you for the NCEES 16-hour structural engineering (SE) exam. It covers all exam topics and provides a comprehensive review of structural analysis and design methods. Exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced, and solving methods—including strength design for timber and masonry—are thoroughly explained. You will learn how to apply concepts pertaining to vertical and lateral forces by reviewing the 244 example problems. You will also strengthen your problem-solving skills by working the 44 end-of-chapter practice problems. Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your own solving approach. New for the 8th edition, both ASD and LRFD/SD solutions and explanations are provided for masonry problems, allowing you to familiarize yourself with different problem solving methods.

    Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The Structural Engineering Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam. Cross references to more than 700 equations, 60 tables, 190 figures, 8 appendices, and relevant codes will point you to additional support material when you need it.

    Exam Topics

    • Bridges

    • Foundations and Retaining Structures

    • Lateral Forces (Wind and Seismic)

    • Prestressed Concrete

    • Reinforced Concrete

    • Reinforced Masonry

    • Structural Steel

    • Timber

    Referenced Codes and Standards

    • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (AASHTO)

    • Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/602)

    • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318)

    • International Building Code (IBC)

    • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7)

    • National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD and National Design Specification Supplement, Design Values for Wood Construction (NDS)

    • North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI)

    • PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete (PCI)

    • Seismic Design Manual (AISC 327)

    • Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic with Commentary (SDPWS)

    • Steel Construction Manual (AISC 325)

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 16)

    Best there is (that I know of) Review by Sarah
    Provides a broad overview. Would like more depth of information on lateral (especially more material-specific earthquake problems) and bridges. (Posted on 8/31/2015)

    A must have for those serious about taking the Structural Engineering Exam Review by Customer
    If you are preparing for the 16-hour Structural Engineering exam, this is a pricey book, but you would be foolish not to splash out on it. This is the 8th edition of the book, and all appear to be written (or edited, rewritten and updated) by the same author, who as you might expect, has a lot of experience with Structural Engineering, both practical and teaching. The only thing better than a book written by this PhD, SE, FICE, C Eng, registered professional engineer and structural engineer would be if you could get him to actually come to your house and tutor you, something which would probably make the price of this book seem infinitely cheap.

    The book is broken into 8 chapters, and two chapters will cover one module of the 16 hour test, so it's well structured for ease of studying the appropriate parts. You will find plenty of charts, lists, equations and even some drawings here to help illustrate concepts. 500 pages of "learn me and your chances of passing the Structural Engineering exam are infinitely increased!"

    I highly recommend you get the 16 hour practice exam to go along with this, although you can always buy this, then save up again to buy the practice exam...this book will probably take a while to work though. (Posted on 8/24/2015)

    Great reference Review by Joel
    The manual is extremely helpful, especially it being a hard cover. I noticed a lot of the problems are still very similar to the seventh edition, also I think it needs sample questions that are multiple choice for each chapter. (Posted on 7/17/2015)