About the authors
This book is written by not one but two experienced personalities from the field. Michael S. Mamlouk and John P. Zaniewski. Michael S. Mamlouk is a professor of Arizona state university on environment and civil engineering. He has a many years of experience of teaching in material in civil engineering.
On the other hand John P. Zaniewski is a professor of asphalt technology in civil department of West Virginia University. He was rewarded by teaching award of Arizona state university and WVU.
These two experienced authors have bring forth this book in order to present a comprehensive study material to those who wants to be civil and construction engineers.
Why the product was written or for whom?
Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers is an excellent book for the students of Civil, and Construction engineering departments and of course for Civil Engineers at works. It is a good study material for subjects Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Methods and material for those departments. It covers the concept of basic material information which is used in primary level of civil engineering. It provides a better understanding of material and its performance in construction field including basic requirement for construction and civil industry. In this book, author introduces a brief knowledge on material and its behavior.
This is basically an e-book but is also available in hardcover. This book can be stated as a one stop solution and knowledge hut for those who are truly interested in these aspects of engineering.
Good and bad things of the book
This book contains a huge introductory section as well as latest usage on material practices. It gives basic lessons on material industry which can help students to appear on the exams.
This book contains detailed range of sample problems, test papers which can provide students to practice more and understand the subject in a better way. Complex logics are depicted with figures and experiments, thus it can be easily understandable. Third edition enclose more updated information, new theories, charts, figures, and updated solved test papers. Author entitles a helpful index page and reference cover page which can give students a best way to learn.
Probably the only complain that can be heard about the book is about its vagueness at few places due to its vastness. But that nothing compared to the way it shapes up the interest and knowledge of the amateurs in these fields.