Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Structural Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

If you're planning to build your own one-story dream home, this extensive collection will show you the best selling and most stylish designs available today! More than 360 plans to help you find & build your dream home More than 250 color photos of finished 1-story homes Home plans from top architects and designers from all over North America Wide variety of styles and sizes suited for any budget, from Traditional Ranch style to Country Craftsman cottages Special sections featuring outdoor living trends, kitchen design ideas, today's top features in a home, & how to maximize your living space CAD blueprint files available for order, for easy customizing More than 350 home plans were selected for Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition as most desirable based on actual sales data. From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, you'll find a wide variety of styles and sizes here to meet your budget. And with complete construction blueprints available for each and every house shown, you can build your special home just the way you want!

  • Author: Editors of Creative Homeowner
  • Publisher: Design Originals; 4th Updated & Revised edition (July 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1580117951
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches

                 

2. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the "14 Books that inspired Elon Musk," J.E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back--or give way under--thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world--from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as "How to Design a Worm" and "The Advantage of Being a Beam," offering humorous insights in human and natural creation. Architects and engineers will appreciate the clear and cogent explanations of the concepts of stress, shear, torsion, fracture, and compression. If you're building a house, a sailboat, or a catapult, here is a handy tool for understanding the mechanics of joinery, floors, ceilings, hulls, masts--or flying buttresses. Without jargon or oversimplification, Structures opens up the marvels of technology to anyone interested in the foundations of our everyday lives.

  • Author: J. E. Gordon
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st edition (July 10, 2003)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0306812835
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches

                 

3. Structural Analysis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer.   Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis Structural Analysis, 10th Edition,  presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as  it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Through its reader-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice.   The text is designed to ensure those taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty.    The updated  10th edition  features 30% new problems and an expanded discussion of structural modeling, specifically the importance of modeling a structure so it can be used in computer analysis. Newly added material includes anupdate to the ASCE/SEI 2106 specifications, a discussion of catenary cables, and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames.   Personalize learning with Mastering Engineering. Mastering ™  Engineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and Mastering Engineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems. Also available with Mastering Engineering. Mastering ™ Engineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and Mastering Engineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Engineering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Engineering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.  If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Engineering, search for:   0134679725 / 9780134679723   Structural Analysis Plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134610679 / 9780134610672 Structural Analysis 0134701453 / 9780134701455 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Structural Analysis

  • Author: Russell Hibbeler
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10th edition (July 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0134610672
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.3 x 9.4 inches

                 

4. Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco. The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways. B/W line drawings

  • Author: Matthys Levy
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Updated and expanded edition (February 17, 2002)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0393311525
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.3 inches

                 

5. Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE Standard - ASCE/SEI 7-16) Provisions and Commentary 2-book set


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

Prepared by the Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading standard for general structural design. The two-book set of ASCE 7-16 describes the means for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, wind, and fire, as well as how to assess load combinations. The 2016 edition of ASCE 7, which supersedes ASCE/SEI 7-10, coordinates with the most recent material standards, including the ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC, and TMS standards. Significant changes in ASCE 7-16 include the following: - new seismic maps reflecting the updated National Seismic Hazard Maps; - new wind speed maps, including new Hawaii maps, that result in reduced wind speeds for much of the United States, clarified speci

  • Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (July 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0784414248
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2 x 10.75 inches

                 



6. Mechanics of Materials


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

For undergraduate Mechanics of Materials courses in Mechanical, Civil, and Aerospace Engineering departments.   Thorough coverage, a highly visual presentation, and increased problem solving from an author you trust. Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program ― all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers ― help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.   Also available with MasteringEngineering™. This title is also available with MasteringEngineering, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and MasteringEngineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems.   Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab ™ & Mastering ™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for:   0134518128 / 9780134518121     Mechanics of Materials Plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 10/e   Package consists of: 0134319656 / 9780134319650      Mechanics of Materials, 10/e 0134321286 / 9780134321288      MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText--Standalone Access Card--for Mechanics of Materials

  • Author: Russell Hibbeler
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10th edition (January 5, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0134319650
  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.2 x 9.3 inches

                 

7. From Tree to Table: How to Make Your Own Rustic Log Furniture (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical Woodworking Information, Detailed Building Instructions, and Expert Troubleshooting Advice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

Discover how to build rustic furniture from cut timber in this comprehensive guide for woodworkers! Comprehensive guide to building rustic furniture from cut timber Detailed instructions for beds, tables, benches, coat racks, lamps, kiva ladders, and more Practical information on procuring and processing logs Sage troubleshooting advice based on years of experience Expert guidance on all the woodworking techniques you need to know Author Alan Garbers is an award-winning outdoor writer and photographer In From Tree to Table , award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Alan Garbers shows how to use raw logs to make stylish rustic pieces. Alan provides detailed, practical information on procuring and processing logs, with sage troubleshooting advice based on years of experience. Learn which species look best with the bark on, and which work better with the bark off. Find out why wood may shrink, warp, or crack, and how to deal with rot, decay, and insects. Get expert guidance on all the woodworking techniques you need to know, from steam bending and joinery to sanding, gluing, and finishing. From Tree to Table offers instructions for making charming cabin-style beds, tables, benches, lamps, coat racks, kiva ladders, and more. "One of the most popular furniture styles today is rustic furniture, rich with history..." —RefinedElements.com

  • Author: Alan Garbers
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (January 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565239821
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches

                 

8. Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

A unique study of the engineering and tools used to create Egyptian monuments • Presents a stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statues of Ramses II and the tunnels of the Serapeum • Reveals that highly refined tools and mega-machines were used in ancient Egypt From the pyramids in the north to the temples in the south, ancient artisans left their marks all over Egypt, unique marks that reveal craftsmanship we would be hard pressed to duplicate today. Drawing together the results of more than 30 years of research and nine field study journeys to Egypt, Christopher Dunn presents a stunning stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statue of Ramses II at Luxor and the fallen crowns that lay at its feet. His modern-day engineering expertise provides a unique view into the sophisticated technology used to create these famous monuments in prehistoric times. Using modern digital photography, computer-aided design software, and metrology instruments, Dunn exposes the extreme precision of these monuments and the type of advanced manufacturing expertise necessary to produce them. His computer analysis of the statues of Ramses II reveals that the left and right sides of the faces are precise mirror images of each other, and his examination of the mysterious underground tunnels of the Serapeum illuminates the finest examples of precision engineering on the planet. Providing never-before-seen evidence in the form of more than 280 photographs, Dunn’s research shows that while absent from the archaeological record, highly refined tools, techniques, and even mega-machines must have been used in ancient Egypt.

  • Author: Christopher Dunn
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; Illustrated edition (June 24, 2010)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1591431022
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

                 

9. Cabins & Cottages, Revised & Expanded Edition: The Basics of Building a Getaway Retreat for Hunting, Camping, and Rustic Living (Fox Chapel Publishing) Complete Instructions for A-Frame & Log Cabins


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

If you've ever dreamed about building your own rustic cottage in the woods, or the hunting cabin of your dreams, this handy reference will provide an easy-to-follow approach to building a rustic getaway in that perfect out-of-the-way place! Complete instructions for building an A-frame cabin and a rustic log cabin with a framed roof Sensible advice for anyone thinking of building a summer cottage in the woods, a hunting cabin getaway, or homesteading off the grid Covers the entire construction process from choosing and clearing a site to creating a foundation, raising the walls, & adding the amenities Inclement weather section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind, & flooding Whether building a summer cottage in the woods, the hunting cabin of your dreams, or homesteading off the grid, this handy reference provides a logical and sensible approach to building a permanent shelter in out-of-the-way places. Including everything from choosing and clearing a site and creating an electrical power source, to clearing the land and creating a foundation, this book offers instruction on building an A-frame cabin and a rustic log cabin with a framed roof. There is also a special section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind, and flooding. If you're dreaming about building your own rustic cottage in the woods or the hunting cabin of your dreams—or even homesteading off-the-grid— Cabins and Cottages provides a logical, sensible, and easy-to-follow approach to building a permanent shelter in that perfect out-of-the-way place.

  • Author: Skills Institute Press
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised & Expanded edition (October 8, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1565239678
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

                 

10. She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of your Dreams


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Structural Engineering - August 2021

Are you a female engineer or a manager of female engineers ? Are you working hard but not getting ahead? Do you feel you aren’t getting the recognition you deserve? Are you frustrated that you can’t seem to penetrate the “boys network” at work? Are you searching for a practical career guide that goes beyond social commentary on gender issues in engineering?  One written by a female engineer that has been in the trenches just like you? A guide with tactics that actually work if you aren’t the boss? One that will give you immediate results? Then She Engineers was written for you. Imagine a life where YOU choose your own career path. You love what you do. You are an influencer , a go-to person at your company and in your field. You aren’t working ridiculous hours. You have a life outside of work. You may even have a couple of young children if you so choose, while still enjoying a well-paying, impactful career in engineering. Sound like a pipe dream? It’s not. This book will show you how. As a fifteen-year engineering industry veteran and mom of 3, Stephanie Slocum uses a conversational and down-to-earth approach to teach you how to succeed as a female engineer: How to determine your strengths and use them for maximum influence. How to find your expert niche and use it to create the career (and life!) you deserve. Why the well-meaning career advice given to male engineers backfires for women, and how you can avoid those traps. How to have a career you love without sacrificing all your waking hours. How to neutralize gender bias while maximizing your earning potential. The one thing you must do to elevate your career to the next level. Each chapter concludes with actions you can do in 30 minutes or less for immediate results. As a female engineer herself, she knows first-hand the value of your time and has packed her years of experience, stories, and lessons learned into one concise, easy-to-read resource for other female engineers. Don’t hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

  • Author: Stephanie Lynn Slocum
  • Publisher: Engineers Rising LLC; 1st edition (January 19, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1732070103
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches