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1. Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
by The Dewberry Companies
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Asin: 0071375252
Catlog: Book (2002-03-29)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 29523
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars very good all-around reference
I primarily work as a structural-architectural engineer and am becoming more and more involved in civil-site work. This handbook is exactly what I was looking for in terms of something that would quickly get me "up to speed" in the fundamentals of civil-site design.
Of course, no single book could (or should) be thought of as a substitute for the experience and mentoring received from seasoned professionals in a design office, but this one has enough technical explanation and details to get you going with confidence.
I choose this one over the Colley book (reviewed both before making purchase) as Land Development Handbook has more of the technical info that engineers would seek.

1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to follow!
I am in a class at Community College of Baltimore County and we are using this book at this time. Our whole class along with the Professor find this book to be very difficult to follow. The book constantly repeats itself making it extremely boring to read and is not fluent at all. They have examples that reference charts that are 3-5 pages apart from the problem being discussed the formulas you almost have to figure out for yourself how they are used and there are alot of typos.
I recomend burning this book!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Pub
Ever since I purchased this publication I can't stop using it. Every civil engineer should have this as part of their reference library, regardless of your area of specialty. It provides macro to micro scale explanations of general processes, design applications, etc in a very readable format. More times than I can remember I have looked to this book for an answer or at least for some guidance and was throuroughly satisfied. No it is not a definitive reference for civil engineers but its' breadth and usability overshadows any technical shortcomings. If I had to have just one reference book for my area of practice (general civil), this would be it. Yeah, yeah, the "Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers" is a more definitive reference, but I usually find out what I need in this pub.

ps - Almost everyone of my fellow employees that has used the book has purchased their own, find someone you know who has a copy and check it out for yourself.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, very thourough book
This book covers it all. Although I've never used it for actual design, it covers quite a lot as far as verious issues you may encounter during design. It seems to be geared towards the East Coast. Highly recommended book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Book for the Project Engineer Engaged in Land Development
This book is the first book that really reflects and addresses most of the "everyday" issues encountered in site design and land development. It has a practical application and includes most of the charts, tables and nomographs that are necessary to complete a given design procedure. It also provides very appropriate and helpful examples. ... Read more


2. Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse
by George Tchobanoglous, H. David Stensel
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Asin: 0070418780
Catlog: Book (2002-03-26)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 32365
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment.No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- tt describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existingunit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for thebiological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids). Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants.

This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars 0 Stars!!!!!!!
Don't buy this book it lies and it is way too much money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tell everyone my review was helpfull) :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Textbook, Lacks Global Perspective
I bought the book and it is worth every dollar, including the additional 18% sales tax in Israel. It is a monumental work, very clear and well written. We needed this book. Having said that, I feel that the reuse aspects in general and the "unplanned indirect drinking reuse" in particular, have received only a marginal coverage in the book. That may be sufficient for the U.S.A., but innumerable European and Asian cities base their water supply on rivers that are mostly treated wastewater. In Israel, agriculture is based on reuse yet in the book, agriculture has the same weight as golf courses. Again, in the U.S.A. it may be so, but certainly not in the rest of the world. Industrial reuse mentions only evaporative cooling and that without the critical problem of blowdown disposal. Additional examples would be helpful. In reuse issues, "emerging patogens" (i.e., those feared but yet inexistent) are given more attention that critical problems such as salt content and subsequent aquifer and soil salination. Table 13-6 does not even mention salt. The inclusion of European and Israeli contributors would have produced an even better, a more balanced work. ... Read more


3. Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 10th Edition
by Paul Richard Wolf, Charles D. Ghilani
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Asin: 0321014618
Catlog: Book (2001-06-08)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 278781
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars how to survive the use of this book
this book is terrible! There are very few helpful illustrations, some simply don't exist ie in the defining of angles and their relationships! for some problems/projects that are fairly involved, several completely different data sets are used, so if you were confused about something on one step you cannot derive understanding from the completion of the problem. So, you are forced to rely on the horrible text written partially in crat -things are explained in the longest possible way! The author and our instructor use different terms, it is awful.

My tip: rely on lectures and labs and don't miss a single one, get a study budy or work with your lab partner immediately after class. AVOID USING THIS BOOK IF IT CONFUSES YOU like it does me. I came to this class with a fair understanding most of this already but the book muddles it up so bad I was forced to abandon use of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elementary Surveying
Simply the best surveying text. The best feature is the way it introduces the basic concepts of a topic followed by a section of advanced concepts concerning the topic. This makes the book an essential reference for both students and practioners. This book is highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Students
I graduated form a Tech. school that used this book as the source of study. I thought that it, with the help of my instructor, was a great refrence. I still use it today to look up anything from state plane coordinates to legal descriptions.

over all its a good book to have.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wolf: Elementary Surveying (an educator's point of view)
As an educator of over 20 years, I have used many elementary texts on surveying. This is by far the most comprehensive and easy to understand book for the student wishing to learn from the basics to advanced surveying topics. One of the things that I like about this book is that I have found it is applicable to both the on campus courses at the University of Wyoming as well as the off campus courses that we offer to experienced, practicing surveyors around the country. The topics are just as suited for my students in Florida as they are in New York, California, Mississippi or Hawaii, and that's saying a lot since the laws are different in all regions of the country. I have found that using this book has been very easy to present material useful to students taking the classes in any state while preparing for the FLS or LS exam, because it covers the topics to about the right amount of depth as the exam expects the examinee to comprehend. The only downfall of the book as I see it is that there are numerous wrong answers (in the back of the book)to the selected homework problems that answers are provided for. This can be frustrating at times as you can imagine. If you can find me, I'd be happy to forward a list of these erroneous answers, and the correct answers. This might be very useful for other educators. As per the rules of posting reviews, I can't put my email address on here. Bummer.

5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding text
In my opinion this work is simply the best introductory surveying textbook available, and I've seen more than a few. ... Read more


4. Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, Ninth Edition
by Michael R. Lindeburg
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Asin: 1888577959
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Professional Publications, Inc.
Sales Rank: 12663
Average Customer Review: 3.82 out of 5 stars
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Updated with new transportation and structural design codes for the breadth-and-depth civil PE exam, the ninth edition of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive exam resource available to engineers. Every exam subject is reviewed clearly and completely. Almost 500 example problems reinforce key concepts. Hundreds of tables, charts, and other data are included, and indexes for both subjects and data let you retrieve specific information rapidly. This new edition will not only help you prepare successfully for the PE exam but also serve you well as a desk reference when you receive your license.

This book is part of Professional Publications's Engineering Review Series, used by over 700,000 engineers to pass their licensing exams. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one you need
As you can read from other reviews, this book is the one reference that is used most during the PE exam (very true). The subjects are well organized with many example problems; however, I did catch some errors. The book is very much geared towards the test and I found even the most obscure items somehow referenced in the text. If you plan on doing extensive study I recommend buying the solutions manual to the sample problems as a study guide to help work through the civil engineering disciplines that you do not practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars The book gets the job done, the first time
I just received my civil PE license, after taking the exam once, thanks in large part to Michael Lindeburg and this book. Not only did CERM have just about everything I needed to study for and then take the exam, but Mr. Lindeburg also provides personal help with questions about how problems are solved, possible errata, etc. It's rare to find this kind of commitment from an author. I highly recommend CERM and the sample exam to all civil PE candidates. (I'm going to keep it as a desk reference now that I've passed--it's that useful.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for a starting point-get practice problems for Geotech
I agree with other users on the great index and also explains clearly phase diagram and their formulas. As I and others can attest to, we have long needed a practice oriented book for the Geotech PM Depth. Improve your odds and get Geotechnical review book by soilstructure.com My copy is well worth the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile investment
I bought this reference to use for studying for the PE, along with its accompanying study guide; however, I ended up studying only about 4 hours before the PE test. I made my first pass through each session using my normal references, leaving blank any difficult to find problems. I then went back through with this book. I passed the test (in 2002), but in hindsight, I would have done it the other way, That is, use the CE Reference first and then try my other books. This book is a real time saver, and the index is very thorough. I also use it regularly in practice. For perspective, I took the "Water Resources" test.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect companion for the morning session
This book is more or less standard-issue for PE-takers (come exam day, you'll see zillions of the CERM scattered throughout the exam hall). If you find yourself on the fence about shelling out the $$ for it, I've found it to be a good investment.

Having recently taken and passed the PE exam, I can attest to this book's usefulness. The index, in particular, I found to be pretty expansive - I used it to find answers to more than one problem where I was fairly clueless.

Please note, the CERM's utility is certainly highest on the morning (breadth) section. Although it won't be entirely useless on the afternoon (depth) portion of the exam, you'll definitely utilize other references more heavily. I, for one, was impressed by how lopsided the difference in difficulty between sections turned out to be.

Regardless of exam section, each question is equally weighted; thus, it's best to "clean house" where it's easiest - in the morning. You'll find this manual quite useful for that.

My $0.02... ... Read more


5. Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook
by Larry W Mays
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Asin: 0071354719
Catlog: Book (2001-04-26)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 351140
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6. Construction Funding: The Process of Real Estate Development, Appraisal, and Finance
by Nathan S.Collier, Courtland A.Collier, Don A.Halperin
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Asin: 0471394661
Catlog: Book (2001-12-14)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 65314
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Third Edition of this highly regarded reference offers unrivaled single-source coverage of the financial aspects of construction funding. Updated to provide more current costs, address environmental concerns, and shed light on the latest methods used to fund projects, it helps readers solve the unique financial challenges facing today's construction industry. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars MBA student
Very interesting  book; very easy to read.
As a small real estate investor I found it very helpful in understanding many of the ins and outs of real estate and financing, especially on the scale i would like to grow to.

5-0 out of 5 stars A first class book on Real Estate Development
The third edition of Construction Funding by Nathan S. Collier et al is a remarkable demonstration of insight and expertise. Collier and colleagues provide an exceptionally lucid description and analysis of the process of real estate development that is accessible to non-experts while being authoritative at the same time. In addition to being an excellent text for students and others interested in careers in real estate development, this book serves as essential background for all those whose responsibilities include any part of the development process. ... Read more


7. Structural Analysis (5th Edition)
by Russell C. Hibbeler, Russell C Hibbeler
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Asin: 0130418250
Catlog: Book (2001-12-13)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 261226
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphases are placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the book, Procedures for Analysis, has been retained in this edition to provide learners with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.Chapter topics include types of structures and loads, analysis of statically determinate structures, analysis of statically determinate trusses, internal loadings developed in structural members, cables and arches, influence lines for statically determinate structures, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method, displacement method of analysis: slope-deflection equations, displacement method of analysis: moment distribution, analysis of beams and frames consisting of nonprismatic members, truss analysis using the stiffness method, beam analysis using the stiffness method, and plane frame analysis using the stiffness method.For individuals planning for a career as structural engineers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good For Self Study
I have studied every single page of this book. It is very good for self study and an ideal one towards undergraduate perfection. Complex topics are told in a very clear manner. Examples and figures make the book so understandable. Strongly recommended before entering into advanced topics...
(I could find 2 errors but they are obvious if you be careful)

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice try, but full of errors
This book could be a great book for the unergrad intro to structures course. It has a nice writing style, it is easy to understand, and has plenty of example problems. However, it is FULL of errors. It think someone in my class would find a new error at least once a week.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
a great book for understading structural analysis. period

5-0 out of 5 stars COMPLETELY PERFECT
I strongly recommend any civil engineering student to obtain this book.It covers whole subjects in elementary structural mechanics and structural analysis in great detail. There are large number of example problems solved neatly.I could not detect any mistake in the text or problem part.

5-0 out of 5 stars Structural Analysis
Dr. Hibbeler has put a complicated topic in terms and examples that any engineering student can understand. The 4th edition has corrected most errors and shows the introduction to the breadth and depth of structural anaylsis. The layout of Dr. Hibbeler's stuctural anaylsis, flows from the Static's and Mechanics of Materials that all students of Civil Engineering have been introduced to. ... Read more


8. Design, Volume 1, Data Book for Civil Engineers, 3rd Edition
by Elwyn E.Seelye
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Asin: 0471772860
Catlog: Book (1996-05-07)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 533359
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My Go-To Reference for 30 years
I began using Design in 1968 when I was in the USAF as a Civil Engineer. The wealth of information compiled by Mr. Seelye is staggering. Even though some of the materials are archaic, the formulae are timeless. I find the tables and nomographs particularly useful for quickly checking the work of my consultants. I've found it useful and I'm sure any Civil Engineer will as well. It would make a great graduation gift for your favorite CE. Computers will need upgrading but this book won't.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful book for practical engineering
I bought Seelye's book on design in 1971. I am sure that it has gone through some updates since, but for the last three decades it has been a ready source of quick usefull and practical engineering data. Granted, an in depth design problem will require other references and checks of current codes, but there is plenty in Seelye's book to find a direction and to solve "shirtsleeve" problems.

One problem that I do have with the book that I bought is that several pages are blank. The blank pages are scattered throughout the book. I don't know if this was a publishers error or something intentional that was left out. The table of contents lists information that is supposed to be on these pages, so I suspect it is a bad book.

All in all, it is a worthwhile investment, even if I did pay $26.50 29 years ago.

4-0 out of 5 stars Broad range of detail and hard to find info, with calc's.
This is a collection of years of work detailed by a civil engineer dealing with many types of materials and projects. His formulas and charts are well documented with an excellent index. Great for structural and general civil engineering type of work.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dubious Value
Don't be fooled by the date (May 1996) in the book's description. This book was last updated in 1959. It, therefore, does not reflect the requirements of any modern building codes or take advantage of any of the latest research. For instance, the referenced ACI code is dated 1947, AASHO 1949, etc. The book still has a lot of practical information and historical significance but will require care in its use. ... Read more


9. Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics (6th Edition)
by David F. McCarthy
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Asin: 0130303836
Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 95981
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
I found Mr. McCarthy's book to be a valuable resource. From a geologist's perspective, it was of great help in bridging the gap between engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. It gave me greater insight into not only field technique, but also into geologic considerations that are of importance in foundation design. The text was both concise and clearly written.

3-0 out of 5 stars From a Civil/Geological Engineering student's view...
* Poor index - no detail * Good detail in text on subjects covered * Has some errors in the chapter on flownets * Disjointed in discussion of compaction * Good for students with little to no soil mechanics background

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent engineering tool!
Civil engineers throughout the world can use this book as either a classroom text or reference handbook. It covers a variety of soil conditions including expansive soils and provides examples of both foundation designs,and retaining earth structures. ... Read more


10. Numerical Methods for Engineers: With Software and Programming Applications
by Steven C. Chapra, RaymondCanale
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Asin: 0072431938
Catlog: Book (2001-07-16)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 75590
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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*Retaining its comprehensive yet accessible and user-friendly style, this edition incorporates new examples and techniques *Includes excellent applications sections with a variety of engineering problems *contains software-based examples and engineering-oriented problems ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely marvelous
The strongest point in favor of this book is the fact that authors seems to have taken an effort to see the problems from students viewpoint: i.e. from a viewpoint of a person who does not know Numerical Methods and want to learn them without facing unnecessary complications. Topics are comprehensive and clear. Excellent resource for students at undergraduate or graduate level. No wonder it won ASEE Meriam/Wiley award. Highly recommended. (NOTE: As with the case with many textbook readers, I did not read the book cover-to-cover. The review is based on a few sections that I read. )

1-0 out of 5 stars Book wasn't hardback like promised
The book from this company stated that they were sending a hardbound book and it wasn't even close

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book in very good condition.
This book is a good one with depth in numerical analysis and the condition was very good.I felt as if i got a new book.I think people who buy from babonee are always satisfied with what they get.

4-0 out of 5 stars Brighten the darkness
This is the book that I used when I first time learning numerical methods. It has very clear explanations which could open my eyes, brighten the darkness of my numerical knowledge. Now I am using it as a textbook for numerical class that I teach. Highly recommended for the beginners.

4-0 out of 5 stars Examples Examples Examples....
YES!! There are lots of examples and pseusocodes for programs Examples include from Excel, Matlab..also a seperate appendix for MATLAB. I like it!!! ... Read more


11. Engineering Fluid Mechanics
by Clayton T.Crowe, Donald F.Elger, John A.Roberson
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Asin: 0471384828
Catlog: Book (2000-10-06)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 399780
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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This reader-friendly book fosters a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through lucid physical descriptions, photographs, clear illustrations and fully worked example problems. More than 1,100 problems, including open-ended design problems and computer-oriented problems, provide an opportunity to apply fluid mechanics principles. Throughout, the authors have meticulously reviewed all problems, solutions, and text material to ensure accuracy.

The Student Solutions Manual contains 100 example problems with solutions, designed by the authors to address the main concepts of each chapter of their text, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 7E. These complete worked-out solutions help walk you through problem-solving processes that you can apply to the exercises in the main text. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Undergrad Masterpiece
This text is a great introduction to Fluid Mechanics. The derivations are very easy to follow, and the problems apply to many real life situations. For graduate students, it may be a little to light weight, but for undergrads it provides a broad base of information.

5-0 out of 5 stars good textbook
Good textbook, good examples, and easy to read. Anyone with a solid physics & calculus background will be comfortable with this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Where's the beef??
Lot of fluid problems, good graphics, and very good examples, though not nearly enough. You're going to need good lecture notes or a tutor.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor examples,
The book is easy to read however, it is very hard to solve the problems. The author does not do a very good job showing which equation's are used. In the example problems the author bring's in values which are constant's but does not indicate what the values are and the units. It is a very hard text book to follow. However the derivation of the formulas are done very well.

5-0 out of 5 stars easy to understand
very good for people who start to learn fluid. many physical interpretation and suitable problems at the end of each chapters. however, this book is not appropriate for advanced students/professionals. ... Read more


12. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers (Handbook)
by Frederick S. Merritt, Jonathan T. Ricketts, M. Kent Loftin
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Asin: 0071364730
Catlog: Book (2003-12-29)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 162923
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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A revision of the classic reference covering all important principles and techniques needed by practicing civil engineers.The 5th Edition incorporates changes in design and construction practices, especially in design specifications for construction materials, buildings and bridges, safety and health concerns, and the most current codes changes including ACI, AISC, ASTM, NDS for wood structures, etc.The Handbook covers systems design, community and regional planning, the latest design methods for buildings, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges.It includes sections on construction equipment, construction management, materials, specifications, structural theory, geotechnical engineering, wood, concrete, steel design and construction. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Still the best Civil Handbook
The fifth edition update mainly reflects changes in code requirements for structural engineering. Other sections seem barely changed from the fourth edition. The water resources chapter has several misprinted tables. Use the corresponding tables out of the fourth edition.

Generalle well-written and easy to follow. Useful as a supplemental study reference for the Civil PE Exam.

Could use a good bibliography.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Review/Reference Book
I'm a senior in CE this year and I have been using the 2nd edition of this book (1976) more or less daily as I work on my senior design projects. Not really in depth on any one subject, but its great if you just need to look up a formula or technique that you forgot from some class. I plan to ask for the new edition as a graduation present.

3-0 out of 5 stars A civil engineer's review - this book is a good buy
The Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers is a comprehensive single volume book. This book is divided into 23 sections covering entire gamut of civil engineering. In first few chapters it deals with design management, specifications etc. These chapters are quite informative. It also describes various construction materials in a lucid form. But the chapter on structural theory should have more elaborately presented. Many aspects of advanced structures such as plate, shell etc. are not discussed. Finite element method is almost untouched. This book does not contain too many numerical examples. Rather it tells you how to take decision. For example, it tells you how to choose structural system for multistory building, but does not tell how to analyze the same. Geo-technical engineering section is also little bit concise. Concrete design section is good but a number of worked out problems would have made it better. Same goes for steel design section. Surveying was featured in very lackadaisically. Building engineering section is well written with very good general descriptions. Transportation, water resource and environment parts are also well covered. Coastal engineering is just touched. In overall this book is a good buy. But this book won't be much useful to all because it is written only in American code. What I dislike most about this book is that it is not written in metric units. ... Read more


13. The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual: Spas, Pools, Hot Tubs, Rockscapes and Other Water Features, 2nd Edition
by TerryTamminen
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Catlog: Book (2000-09-27)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 12641
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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*The secrets of water maintenance trade professionals are revealed in this detail-by-detail guide to keeping pools, spas, and other recreational water containment units in tip-top shape.*Offers inside-out coverage of chlorine alternatives, automation, noise control, pool-side safety, portable spas--and everything from minor maintenance to major fixes and remodeling.*A must for pool maintenance and spa technicians, this book includes environmentally friendly product resources, along with troubleshooting tips and project checklists that make caring for a pool or spa less costly. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars not for beginners!
Very detailed book on pools with US measurments. Not a guide on how to take care of your pool, but more of a deeper look at pools. From chemistry to construction, etc. Having this book at the pool store where I work at is very handy.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual
I really liked this book. Alot of information, but written in a way everyone could read. You don't have to be in the business to own this book, although if you are a recommend this book two fold. If u are in the pool maintenance business you must have this book as your bible and quick refrence. I am a pool technician and do use this book often.

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect... alomost
This is a great book that explains the "whys" as well as the hows". Lets face it... what's the point playing around with water chemitry if you have no idea what is behind all the effects.

Why almost perfect??? It has no information on the benefits of a salt water pool/chlorinator. The more I've read elswhere, this seems to be a great way to go and I would have like to additional info on it in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Professional Service Man's Bible
I purchased this book before I became involved in the complex industry. It soon became my biggest source for knowledge and has really helped me reach my position now. I strongly recommend this book to anyone considering entering the industry or already involved. It is a very helpful book

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for handyman pool owners, not just those in the trade
I'm not in the pool maintenance trade but I've owned and maintained a pool, built two fish ponds and am currently having a pool, spa and koi pond built. Being an engineer by education, I was thirsting for in-depth information and wasn't disappointed. My pool plaster will be black and I was especially interested in Tamminen's very detailed opinions on the controversial topic of pool start-up after plastering and how to avoid mottling from plaster dust (a BIG problem with colored plaster.) But there's a wealth of other tips as well. For instance, I'm installing a sand filter, despite claims that it can't filter particles as small as those trapped by a DE filter, based on the comparative information in this book. A sand filter promises relatively low maintenance and my dark bottom doesn't require the same high clarity as a white plaster pool.

I might have liked more info on the hazards of installing rocks in the water on a notched bond beam, under-edge fiber optic pool lights and ways to hide pool tiles. But those would more appropriately be in a book dedicated to pool design and construction rather than pool maintenance. Also, the discussion of fish pond design and maintenance was a bit too rudimentary to be of much value, although, like the rest of the book, the author wasn't shy about stating his opinions strongly. I liked that.

All in all, this is a treasure trove of very practical information that should really prove its worth after my pool is completed.... ... Read more


14. Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors, 2nd Edition
by Walter D.Pilkey
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Asin: 0471538493
Catlog: Book (1997-04-18)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 61409
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A complete revision of the definitive work on the subject of stress concentration. This new edition updates all of the graphics with computer-generated art which incorporates both a visual representation of the product/structure under consideration along with the graph of the stress concentration factors. Contains extensive material on how to perform computer analyses for stress concentrations and how to design to reduce them. A "quick-finder" feature has been provided for locating frequently used charts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Guide to Stress Risers and Other Structural Phenomena
Absolutely essential book for anybody interested in stresses in notched bodies; structural analysts who like to use the 'back of the envelope', finite element analysts, fracture mechanicists; designers in aerospace, rail, heavy machinery, light machinery, medical devices, almost anything you can name. Book has been updated from the original; even if you have the original edition, this 2nd edition is well worth having for your engineering reference library.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT BOOK
This is an excellent book. I found the book to be extremely informative and thoghtfully written. I recommend this book for anyone that is interested in applications of stress and strain analysis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors, 2nd Edition
The definitive book of stress concentration factors...updated from Peterson's original edition. This is the ultimate source for aerospace engineers dealing with design and analysis. Other engineering disciplines should find it equally useful. The book is more compact, yet thicker than the original but the the figures are very clear and readable. Explanations appear much the same. ... Read more


15. Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
by Braja M. Das
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Asin: 053438742X
Catlog: Book (2001-09-10)
Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
Sales Rank: 135666
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through four editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets, making this book a leader in its field.Das's goal in revising this best-seller has been to reorganize and revise existing chapters while incorporating the most up-to-date information found in the current literature. Additionally, Das has added numerous case studies as well as new introductory material on the geological side of geotechnical engineering, including coverage of soil formation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great intro book on Soil Mechanics.
I just finished taking a intro Soil Mechanics class using this book. We completed all 16 chapters which is quite a feat for any engineering class.

I thought the book was very good at laying out the conceptual aspects of soil mechanics and it was very easy to read through, espcially for an engineering book. The book has lots of illustrations and pictures (B&W). The books chapter layout was a little bass ackwards (Ch 11-14). The book has a fair amount of sample problems, at least one for every concept. However Engineering students regarding solved problems are like crack addicts on the streets, you can never have enough of what you desire.

I would actually rate this book a 4.5/5.0......but I had to round up.

3-0 out of 5 stars Much to be desired.
I first bought this book as a required text for a couple of my modules in school. This book is very effective when it comes to presenting the mathematical formula, examples and graphs. However, the discussions of tests and soil behaviour left much to be desired.

This book would be suitable for people who just started on soil mechanics. ... Read more


16. Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering: Design and Construction
by Robert W. Day
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Asin: 0071341382
Catlog: Book (1999-06-14)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 733117
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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  • Designed to give engineers a crash course in all aspects of modern geotechnical and foundation engineering
  • Takes readers step-by-step through the typical process of a design project--from proposal-writing to the final preparation of the "as built" report
  • Includes numerous visual aids: photographs, charts, tables, and more than 350 illustrations
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3-0 out of 5 stars A good book for a novice soils engineer
Reasonably well rounded book (at a reasonably good price!) illustrating the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering. Concepts are explained in good detail and solved problems are helpful in promoting understanding. Essentially, a good book to start out your tech library, but too general in nature to be considered for a "reference text". For that, you might rely on books by Terzaghi, Peck, Thornburn, Bowles, Fang, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the PE
I took this book in with me for the PE exam and it helped me get about 10 problems right. There are tons of examples and problems with solutions in this book. I regret not taking the geotechnical section of the PE exam.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Author Responds
What divergent opinions !! Naturally I think the book is loaded with practical geotechnical information, including tons of solved problems. Give the book a chance and decide for yourself. Many thanks to my supporters....

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money!
The book is too oriented to domestic US soils, and the aproach is superficial and over-simplified. The amount of useful information is less than 5% of the huge size of the volume. Really a waste of money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful
I have examined the book and find it to be an excellent book for learning the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering. The author is uptodate and thorough, yet he explains in a very down-to-earth style, by photographs and numerical examples, some very real engineering problems a geotechnical engineer is likely to face in practice. ... Read more


17. Transportation
by John J. Coyle, Edward J. Bardi, Robert A. Novack
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Asin: 0538881801
Catlog: Book (1999-09-16)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
Sales Rank: 193748
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This text is intended to assist students in understanding both the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in our society, and the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today.The authors take a managerial approach to teaching transportation concepts and issues, providing students the tools to adapt to this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. ... Read more


18. Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete
by Peter Hewlett
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Asin: 0750662565
Catlog: Book (2004-01-15)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Sales Rank: 360843
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Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete deals with the chemical and physical properties of cements and concretes and their relation to the practical problems that arise in manufacture and use. As such it is addressed not only to the chemist and those concerned with the science and technology of silicate materials, but also to those interested in the use of concrete in building and civil engineering construction. Much attention is given to the suitability of materials, to the conditions under which concrete can excel and those where it may deteriorate and to the precautionary or remedial measures that can be adopted.

First published in 1935, this is the fourth edition and the first to appear since the death of Sir Frederick Lea, the original author. Over the life of the first three editions, this book has become the authority on its subject. The fourth edition is edited by Professor Peter C. Hewlett, Director of the British Board of Agrement and visiting Industrial Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee. Professor Hewlett has brought together a distinguished body of international contributors to produce an edition which is a worthy successor to the previous editions.
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19. Structural Steel Design LRFD Method
by Jack C. McCormac, James K. Nelson
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Asin: 0130479594
Catlog: Book (2002-07-23)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 292431
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This well-known book has been fully updated to conform to the 1999 Load and Resistance Factor (LRFD) Design Specification and to the 2002 edition of the LRFD Manual of Steel Construction. A problem-solving software package, included with each book, contains practical applications and enables users to better understand the relationship between analysis and design.chapter topics include specifications, loads, and methods of design; analysis and design of tension members; introduction to axially loaded compression members; design of axially loaded columns; design of beams for moments; bending and axial force; bolted connections; eccentrically loaded bolted connections and historical notes on rivets; welded connections; building connections; composite beams; composite columns; built-up beams, built-up wide-flange sections, and plate girders; design of steel buildings; and systems design.For practicing engineers originally trained to use the ASD procedure—this book will assist them in the transition to the LRFD method. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars freindly use
THIS BOOK IS VERY FRIENDLY USE AND CONCISE. RECOMMENDED AS QUICK REFERENCE. I WISH THAT THE AUTHORE PUT MORE DETAL (DEREVATIONS). I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT ... Read more


20. Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual
by Sidney M. Levy
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Asin: 0071412050
Catlog: Book (2003-10-06)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 204495
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