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A sufficiently useful study aide
on 8 August 2013
I bought this based on the super recommendations, thinking it'd help me lots with my concrete class.
Let me begin by saying that I don't like concrete. I'm studying Civil Engineering but I hate structures; I love hydraulics and all things water related. No I'm not stupid, I'm top of my class since I began at university, I'm going into fourth year now. I just don't like structures, it's so boring and uninspired. That's my opinion, it's how it is to me.
...moving on. I thought this book would help me get through concrete. It did and it didn't. It was good for a few basic design principles, but ultimately it didn't help at all... things were not explained clearly and information was not easy to look up based on the Contents or Index. Concrete design was obviously based heavily on formulae on tables, but it was just so hard to find the relevant ones in here, I ended up having to write up my own booklet to assist me. I KNOW that the information you need is in here, it's just ridiculously hard to find (And yes I did read it cover to cover - I was afraid of concrete).