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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

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"Major revision of this classic reference is reorganized and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures. Since 1938, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

Good reference for familiarity

by aknighthawk22 on Feb 28, 2013

Haven't read the book cover to cover, but found that it provides a good reference if structural engineering is not your primary responsibility but you work in the industry (like geotech). Ambrose keeps things simple though sometimes doesn't always explain things, but it's still not bad all in all.

christopher c

Good explination and examples of Structures

by christopher c on Dec 6, 2012

I had the 1978 or 9 version and this is a good upgrade. I would have prefered if the pratice problems also had some of the calculations and not just the final answer. Overall the book is worth the $3. I paid for a used version in pristine contidion.


thorough and handsome

by yawnmower on Apr 1, 2010

Bought this for my son who is an architect. He had requested it for his studies, as one of the most complete texts on structures. He will use it all his career. BTW, the last edition can go for about 1/3 the cost of the latest one, and is much the same.

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