Structural Engineering Reference Manual, Ninth Edition (STRM9)



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ISBN: 978-1-59126-533-7
Copyright: 2017
Page Count: 624
Format: Paperback
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.


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    Structural Engineering Reference Manual, Ninth Edition

    Alan Williams' Structural Engineering Reference Manual, Ninth Edition (STRM9) offers complete review for the NCEES 16-hour Structural Engineering (SE) exam. This book is part of a comprehensive learning management system designed to help you pass the SE exam the first time.

    Structural Engineering Reference Manual, Ninth Edition (STRM9) features include:

    • Covers all exam topics and provides a comprehensive review of structural analysis and design methods

    • New chapter that covers the Loads section of the NCEES exam

    • Exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced, and solving methods—including strength design for timber and masonry—are thoroughly explained

    • 270 example problems

    • Strengthen your problem-solving skills by working the 52 end-of-chapter practice problems

    • Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your own solving approach

    • Both ASD and LRFD/SD solutions and explanations are provided for masonry problems, allowing you to familiarize yourself with different problem solving methods.

    Topics Covered 

    • 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 - 10)

    Thorough Review Material Review by Thomas
    This book is thorough and includes a review of important topics for the SE (Posted on 1/21/2019)

    Excellent in many different ways Review by Amazon Customer
    Excellent in many different ways. Excellent for SE review but also great for professional practice. Unlike many other study references before, the errors / errata is minimal. At least for what I've studied so far. It's great work! (Posted on 2/8/2018)

    This is the bible for the structural vertical forces PE test Review by Amazon Customer
    This is by far the best book for studying for the vertical forces day of your structural PE test. Outside of the code books (ACI, AISC, etc) it is about the only book you need for the first day of the exam. The author has another book for the lateral day, though it is not as good as this one in its format and layout. This book is also fairly useful in your day to day structural engineering activities. Honestly if I had this book in college it likely would have helped then too.

    If you truly study this book cover to cover and understand everything in it in addition to the reference codes and material standards you will pass the first day of the structural PE exam. One more thing is also necessary though, speed. You have to work fast to complete everything on the exam in the time allotted. This book helps with that as it is concisely laid out by material and then by design concepts. For example all of concrete is in one section, it then breaks it down by beam design for bending, beam design with compression steel, shear, etc. Each design concept section defines the variables at the front describes all the equations and concepts and then gives an example. There is a lot of content on a single page with 3 columns and a smaller font. it makes the book very concise and very useable in test environment. I would LOVE for this guy to rework his lateral forces book to be more like this formatting and layout style. With regards to the lateral forces day of the exam you will still be using this book for some of your material design, but this book is not sufficient for calculating the lateral loads themselves. This guys other book is very helpful in that regard. Additionally you will need to know ASSHTO wind design, with only ASSHTO seismic briefly being covered in this book.

    In short if you are taking the structural vertical forces PE exam, buy this book first. Study it and pass the exam. (Posted on 2/8/2018)