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)

    Five Stars Review by Customer
    A lot of great information for the exam. I still use it in practice. (Posted on 6/1/2016)

    The Gold-Standard ... Review by Customer
    This text follows a clear, logical sequence. Each idea and concept builds off the one previous. Therefore, rather than skipping around the text, the reader will achieve optimal results by moving through it sequentially. Now, what I really like is the practical advice provided. For instance, be certain to bring an extra scientific calculator with you. And, do know that the author is adamant that a simple $15.00 calculator will provide the same results as a $200.00 one ... so, save that expense for this textbook! It is information like this that can provide one with an edge when taking this exam. Therefore, know that some of the most valuable pages are the many that precede the actual text: the prep section is a life-saver!

    This text offers everything you need to prepare for this daunting exam. And, speaking of daunting ... the price of this text makes it an "investment." Nonetheless, know that this book is the gold-standard for test-prep. And, know that it will provide you with a level of confidence that can help you be successful. In many ways, that makes this text invaluable. (Posted on 9/16/2015)

    Book is very nice hard cover that should last through your studying and ... Review by Customer
    This is a comprehensive manual for both learning and studying for the structural engineering exam. There are example problems including with this book, but it does not include the practice exam itself (that is a separate purchase).

    Book is very nice hard cover that should last through your studying and more. This is the 8th edition, updated on June 11, 2015. It is an expensive book but it is very comprehensive and is in the same cost range as the competing products by different publishers. (Posted on 9/16/2015)