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Simplified Design of Steel Structures (Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides) Hardcover – 6 Oct 1997

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"This handbook for students details commonly used systems, design practices, and research in steel structures, with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. This edition has been updated to meet building codes, design practices, and industry standards." ( Book News , February 2008) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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For over sixty years, a primarysource for design of steel structures—now revised and updated Examining a wide range of steel structures, building types, and construction details, Simplified Design of Steel Structures, Eighth Edition is a reliable, easy–to–use handbook that covers all commonly used steel systems, practices, and research in the field, reinforced with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. The Eighth Edition of this leading book in the noted Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides has been updated to conform to current building codes, design practices, and industry standards. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, expanded text examples, exercise problems, and a helpful glossary, this outstanding tool: Uses the latest American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) method of structural design Provides fundamental and real–world coverage of steel structures that assumes no previous experience Includes valuable study aids such as exercise problems, questions, and word lists to enhance usability --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Hundreds of different steels exist, for steel's strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance (as well as other properties) can vary considerably, depending on production processes. Read the first page
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A little bit of information for an expensive price. 17 May 2001
By Mr. Serdar Dundar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am working as a civil engineer in a design office active in constructing light gauge steel structures. I have bought the book to obtain a guide or some kind of a handbook which includes some guidelines or procedures for typical structural steel design applications. But i hava found the book too superficial. I wish the book handled the subjects in a little bit detailed way. And I wish there were flowcharts for designing with steel. The only good thing about the book is the example projects at the end of the book. As a result I do not advise this book to anyone because it is expensive too. Pay half more and buy the Structural Steel Designer's Handbook, which includes all the information in this book and much much more.Do not pay attention to the number of pages written here, since size of the book is nearly the size of a pocket book.
Five Stars 3 July 2014
By Byron R. Wicker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Very good book.
Cheap but old 7 Mar 2014
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Wow! For that price, I really can't complain much. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this product. Thank you again!
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