About the author
The book was written by very well-known authors: Jonathan Ricketts, M. Loftin and Frederick Merritt
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.
Major good things
The fifth edition of this reference in civil engineering features coverage of recent code changes, including AIC, ASTM, and NDS for Wood Structures, and current EPA and OSHA regulations, plus expanded information on design build delivery systems and increased coverage of stormwater runoff.
There is also new information on three-dimensional modeling of pile groups, cracking in high strength steel beams, intelligent transportation, and various types of wharf designs. Coverage encompasses fundamentals of civil engineering and the latest changes in design, construction, materials, and equipment in 23 different disciplines including systems design, geotechnical engineering, and community and regional planning. Ricketts is a consulting engineer.
The handbook is the definitive reference in civil engineering. Within the pages of this classic you’ll find fingertip access to everything from the fundamentals of civil engineering to the latest changes in design, construction, materials, and equipment in 23 different disciplines including Systems Design, Geotechnical Engineering, and Community and Regional Planning.
New, completely updated and expanded features in Fifth Edition:
- The most recent code changes, including AIC, AISC, ASTM, NDS for Wood Structures, and more
- Current EPA and OSHA regulations
- Additional information on design build delivery systems
- Increased coverage of stormwater runoff
- Over 700 tables, formulas, and drawings to make every explanation and procedure crystal clear
- Sections on construction management; materials specifications; structural theory; wood and concrete, steel design and construction; and much more
- The latest design methods for buildings, airports, highways, tunnels, and bridges
Small bad things:
This book is not total useful to all because it is written only in American code and it is not written in metric units.
If civil engineers could have only one reference book, this should be Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers.