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21. Mathematical Foundations for Design:
22. Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
23. Civil and Environmental Systems
24. Dictionary of Civil Engineering,
25. Quick Reference for the Civil
26. Civil Engineering PE License Review
27. Factory-Constructed Housing Developments:
28. Civil PE Sample Examination
29. Remaking the World: Adventures
30. Standard Handbook of Engineering
31. Engineering Surveying, Fifth Edition
32. An Introduction to Civil Engineering
33. 101 Solved Civil Engineering Problems
34. Principles of Construction Management
35. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers
36. Civil Engineering: Problem-Solving
37. Civil Engineering Project Management,
38. Bayesian Methods for Structural
39. Concise Dictionary of Environmental
40. Solutions Manual: Principles &

21. Mathematical Foundations for Design: Civil Engineering Systems (Dover Books on Engineering)
by Robert M. Stark, Robert L. Nicholls
Paperback: 592 Pages (2005-01-05)
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Asin: 0486438988
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Typical mathematical techniques of operations research and systems engineering are developed in this text, which applies these methods to the design and operation of civil engineering systems. Topics include optimization and design, plus basic and applied probability. Solutions to selected problems; solution guide available upon request. 1972 edition.
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22. Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
by Braja M. Das
Hardcover: 704 Pages (2009-09-08)
list price: US$205.95 -- used & new: US$174.99
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Asin: 0495411302
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Geotechnical Engineering Book
It's an excellent book for engineers' use as recommended by a prof teaching the course.There are also newer versions of this textbook, but I am very happy to have this 4th edition.In addition, there is "Geotechnical Engg-A practical Problem Solving Approach" book that I recommend (ISBN-1-60427-016-7) that supports the textbook with good problem solving engineering examples.It should be also in your library if you deal with soil mechanics and designs.

5-0 out of 5 stars good
came in earlier than i expected, and in the shape they described on here. thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Top of the line
I received the book promptly and was in excellent condition. I would suggest buying from this selling anytime and for any type of product being sold.

4-0 out of 5 stars Geologist learning Geotech
This is a great book. It came recommended to me by my engineer supervisor. I am a geologist who needs to learn more about geotech and the engineering side of the industry.

2-0 out of 5 stars don't like it
The book is full of errors, examples, tables and so on, which the author nor the publishers seems to have fixed from the previous issues. ... Read more

23. Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering (2nd Edition)
by Charles S. Revelle, Earl Whitlatch, Jeff Wright
Hardcover: 552 Pages (2003-08-25)
list price: US$170.00 -- used & new: US$99.99
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Asin: 0130478229
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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For junior/senior-level courses in Systems Analysis or Systems Analysis and Economics as applied to civil engineering.With a reorganization and new material, the Second Edition of this acclaimed text is designed to enhance the student's learning experience by providing exposure to modeling ideas and concepts. Network flow problems are emphasized by highlighting their study separately from the general integer programming models that are considered. With a wider range of examples and exercises that conclude many chapters, this text offers students an extremely practical, accessible study on the most modern skills available for the design, operation and evaluation of civil and environmental engineering systems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great book
The text is an excellent introduction to the world of civil engineering from a systems perspective.The goal is to introduce the tools and methods of systems analysis for the civil or environmental engineer.Applications are provided to illustrate the concepts.

Very well done from start to finish.

2-0 out of 5 stars I've seen better
This was the text book I used my senior year in college for an wastewater engineering class. The reading material does not explain the subject and the example problems included in the chapters are not useful. The questions at the end of the chapters are excellent test material but can not be solved by understanding the material within the chapter. ... Read more

24. Dictionary of Civil Engineering, The Penguin: Third Edition (Reference Books)
by John S. Scott
 Paperback: 312 Pages (1984-06-05)
list price: US$7.95
Isbn: 0140510117
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25. Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam
by MichaelR. Lindeburg PE
Paperback: 120 Pages (2008-03-20)
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Asin: 1591261384
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam gives you speedy access to the formulas you need during the exam. It is developed for use in conjunction with the 11th edition of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, and is organized by topic and indexed for rapid retrieval.

Save precious time during the exam Puts the formulas you need most often at your fingertips Isolates the most useful equations and formulas in the Reference Manual Quickly retrieve formulas without the distraction of surrounding text Easily cross-reference additional information in the Reference Manual

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not needed if you heavily tab the reference manual
Quick Reference only contains equations found within the main reference manual.If studying from the main book, this quick reference is of limited usefulness if you know where everything is in the big book (e.g. use lots of the sticky tabs).

3-0 out of 5 stars I didn't even use this book
I guess some people would find this book useful, but I had already tabbed up the big book and had my other formulas I needed in my notes.I just never found a reason to use it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not likely to be helpful on the exam
I purchased this book on the assumption that it would be a "quick reference" for the PE exam, similar to the quick reference NCEES provides for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.Far from it.It is just a bunch of equations. None of the variables are defined for the equations. There are no useful tables. For example, everyone knows the equation for thermal expansion, but a table of expansion coeficients (not to mention other material properties), that would be helpful! but, of course, not included.I will conclude by saying that I am very disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars P.E. exam review
This book was most helpful in prearing for the comprehensive portion of the P.E. exam.I was able to answer most all general questions in the morning session of the new test.I did use the entire book and worked the problems in each chapter.I recommend additional references for your specific field of study, unless your field is water supply or structures.Both of these sections are extensive, particularly when using additional information from geotechnical chapters.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!
If you already bought the review manual, save your money!This is nothing more than a regurgitation of the text without the problems.If you have not purchased the review manual, its still not worth the money. ... Read more

26. Civil Engineering PE License Review (Pe Exam Preparation)
by James Banks, Braja M Das, Bruce E Larock, Thomas Nelson, Alan Williams
Paperback: 650 Pages (2007-12-30)
list price: US$109.95 -- used & new: US$94.62
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Asin: 1427761396
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Each chapter of Civil Engineering PE License Review, 17th Edition is written by an engineer specializing in the relevant subdisciplines of civil engineering. The book offers a focused review of terms, concepts, equations and analytical techniques in the six primary topic areas of the PE Civil Exam: structural engineering, water resources, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction engineering.

This review book helps busy engineers identify and review key topics and analytical techniques relevant to the PE exam and provides the most current exam information possible. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Several errors found
I and coworker started working through the environmental section and found several errors such as incorrect conversions.We wasted valuable time trying to figure out how we went wrong, when in fact, it was the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
I initially purchased this book at the accompanying practice problems, flowchart and sample exam to begin my study.It was a complete waste of money.After reviewing a colleague's copy of the Lindenburg book purchased my own and I have done my primary prep with Lindeburg's reference manual and have been very happy with it.

Now that my study is fairly complete, I have been going back to familiarize myself with this book and the practice problems as an additional tool to put my fingers quickly on material - however I have found that information is sometimes wrong, references to exhibits are sometimes incorrect, and in general it appears this book is outdated.In addition, it only seems to be acceptable if you are already completely familiar with the material and need a brief reminder.Lindeburg and Gaswami can help if you need an actual overview of the topic.

As a total study package, I recommend Lindeburg's reference manual and practice problems, NCEES sample exam, 6 min problems and solutions in all topics (they are broken up in breadth and depth) and Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth by Indranil Goswami. You will obviously need additional reference materials for your particular depth.

3-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but can't be the only review book brought into exam
This book is a good book to use to review for the PE Civil Exam. It offers simple explanation and simple formulas to use for calculating problems in the PE Exam. I found that this book is less complicated than the Lindeburg book but does not include nearly the information in the Lindeburg book. I brought both books to the exam and found myself referencing both. If I had to bring only one review book to the exam, I'd have to bring the Lindeburg due to the amount of information in the book.If you need to learn something, this book explains it in an easy way to understand and doesn't over complicate simple equations.

1-0 out of 5 stars Defective set of books
The firsy copy amazon sent me was defective.The cover was upside down AND bound on the WRONG margin.Ok, no big deal, mistakes happen.Contacted amazon and requested a replacement.Then amazon sent me the 2nd copy...guess what...SAME PROBLEM!!!! I think the whole batch is defective.I'm so looking forward to the 3rd copy they will send me soon. ... Read more

27. Factory-Constructed Housing Developments: Planing, Design, and Construction (Civil Engineering - Adivsors)
Hardcover: 256 Pages (1997-10-31)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$16.99
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Asin: 0849374812
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An attractive, lower-cost alternative to site-built homes, factory-constructed housing is becoming increasingly popular. New, more sophisticated methods of construction and strict federal, state, and local codes have resulted in safer, more attractive, and more affordable homes.Written by a specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field, Factory-Constructed Housing Developments: Planning, Design, and Construction fills the gaps in existing literature on the subject. Although some information on the design of small subdivisions and manufactured home communities can be found scattered throughout various government documents, until now there has been no single guide to the creation of new developments. This reference assembles and cites the existing literature, and adds to it useful information from the author's two decades of practical field experience.This one-stop reference explains the planning, development, and construction processes for factory-constructed housing, including everything from the roles of municipal boards, to roads and development configurations, to water and sewerage. The book also considers factors unique to manufactured home communities and modular home subdivisions. No other single volume contains the information in this book. ... Read more

28. Civil PE Sample Examination
by MichaelR. Lindeburg PE
Paperback: 168 Pages (2008-02-29)
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Asin: 159126135X
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Now with coverage of the new Construction Engineering topics. Covers the updated Transportation and Structural codes.

Engineers agree that taking a sample examination is the best way to learn where you need more study. Civil PE Sample Examination offers you six 40-problem sample exams, one covering the morning portion and five covering the afternoon disciplines. You won't get more realistic practice anywhere else. These sample exams replicate the exam format, level of difficulty, and time pressure. Even bubble answer sheets are provided. There's no substitute for this experience.

The most realistic practice for the civil PE exam

40 problems covering the morning portion and each of the afternoon disciplines Step-by-step solutions help you check your problem-solving methods Mentally prepares you for the pressure of working under timed conditions Helps you identify topics that require extra review


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4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Sample PE Exam
The Civil PE Sample Examination by Michael Lindeburg, PE and PPI is a very thorough sample examination.It is also more difficult than the NCEES Civil Sample Examination and from what I have heard is more difficult than the actual PE exam.The questions are well worded, with few ambiguities, with more variety and overall questions than the NCEES sample exam.The solutions are somewhat more comprehensive than the NCEES sample exam though I do wish they were cross-referenced to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, also by Mr. Lindeburg.Additionally, the solutions do not always use the same notations as the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, though the discrepancies are not so great as to require too much digging for clarification.I like that the breadth problems are grouped by discipline.Overall, I highly recommend that prospective engineers use both this and the NCEES sample exam.This sample exam would be best used, I think, in the middle of your studying timeline to focus your remaining study time on your individual problem areas.Take the NCEES Sample Exam within the last two weeks of studying to get a better idea of the actual test problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay sample exam.
This practice exam is just okay.It's a good practice if you use it as a timed exam, and it will help identify the areas you need to spend more time studying.If your short on time for review--stick w/ the NCEES sample exam.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too difficult - source of a frustrating day
I used this book prior to taking the PE exam, as a practice test - blocked out the whole day, stuck to the schedule, etc.In general, I found the problems to be very complicated and involved (NOT six minute problems), and the test was just too difficult.I was not able to complete this test in eight hours.When I took the actual PE exam a short time later, it was much simpler, and I finished both sessions with time to spare.

I will say this - if you can take the exam in this book in 8 hours, and get over half of the questions right, then you should have no problem on the real thing.

For a set of practice questions that more closely resembles the actual exam, I recommend the NCEES published book.Those questions have a comparable level of difficulty and take about the right amount of time to solve.

3-0 out of 5 stars Broke Binding after one use
As far as reference material the book is excellent.However, I used the book last night for the first time and the first 40 pages were already coming apart from the book's binding.I want a new one!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Needs polishing
There are many errors in this book.Some of the problems require some obscure methods in order to solve them.I doubt the PE Exam is as hard as some of the problems in this book.The online NCEES sample exam seemed more realistic in regards to the material tested.I wouldn't recommend this text except that there aren't really any better alternatives so I would say it is better practice than nothing. ... Read more

29. Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering
by Henry Petroski
Paperback: 256 Pages (1998-12-29)
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Asin: 0375700242
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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"Petroski has an inquisitive mind, and he is a fine writer. . . . [He] takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations and their necessary turns of mind." --Los Angeles Times

From the Ferris wheel to the integrated circuit, feats of engineering have changed our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering, Duke University's Henry Petroski focuses on the big: Malaysia's 1,482-foot Petronas Towers as well as the Panama Canal, a cut through the continental divide that required the excavation of 311 million cubic yards of earth.
Remaking the World tells the stories behind the man-made wonders of the world, from squabbles over the naming of the Hoover Dam to the effects the Titanic disaster had on the engineering community of 1912. Here, too, are the stories of the
personalities behind the wonders, from the jaunty Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of nineteenth-century transatlantic steamships, to Charles Steinmetz, oddball genius of the General Electric Company, whose office of preference was a battered twelve-foot canoe. Spirited and absorbing, Remaking the World is a celebration of the creative instinct and of the men and women whose inspirations have immeasurably improved our world.

"Petroski [is] America's poet laureate of technology. . . . Remaking the World is another fine book." --Houston Chronicle

"Remaking the World really is an adventure in engineering."
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Engineers, Henry Petroski observes, are sometimes their own worst enemies, at least so far as communicating their work to the general public isconcerned. Some engineers, of course, have been exceptions. One of theunlikely heroes of Petroski's Remaking the World, an entertainingforay into some of engineering's finest (and, on occasion, less exalted)moments, is Karl August Rudolf Steinmetz, who combined a great talent fordesign and engineering with a keenly practiced flair for self-promotion.Another is Washington Gale Ferris, the inventor of the Ferris wheel, whoconcocted several dangerous eyesores before arriving at the design familiarto amusement-park patrons.

Successful at explaining themselves or not, engineers are largelyresponsible for the world as we know it, and Petroski examines their workto discuss how good design and technology combine to produce the desiredresults. That combination involves much trial and error, and, as Petroskiwrites, "artifacts from paper clips to steamships evolve by removing somereal or perceived failure of their ancestors to achieve unqualifiedsuccess."Drawing on examples from past and present, Petroski offers anup-close view of how engineers do their work, and his history is full ofsurprises and pleasures. --Gregory McNamee ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Remaking the World Review
I found this book to be pretty interesting as to the history of some major engineering events, and people.Petroski's book tend to get a bit philosophical, but not too much.His writing is intriguiing and well researched.I bought this book for a graduate class and liked his writing enough to buy three more of his books.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent collection of essays
I've been a fan of Henry Petroski for a long time, and this book is no exception.Remaking the World is a collection of essays, most of which originally appeared in American Scientist, the bimonthly magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

Petroski's usual engaging style and thorough research is used to tell us the story of a variety of structures, people, and concepts.And even though I'm a professional engineer, I knew hardly any of these stories already.

There's a piece about the Channel Tunnel and the over 2 century (!) history of proposals, politics, and arguments, up to its eventual completion.There is one about the Nobel Prize, which was funded and conceived by an engineer, and yet today tends to reward "pure" scientists.There's one about Henry Martyn Robert, an engineer in the Core of Engineering, and his best-known work, which is not a piece of civil engineering, but Robert's Rules of Order.And there's one called "On the Backs of Envelopes" that explores this common way for engineers to begin working on a problem.

Petroski includes enough detail and technology to keep a technical person engaged, and yet explains clearly and keeps things simple so that someone less technical can enjoy him too.One can see how he can be both a professor of Civil Engineering and of History.

Recommended for anyone who is curious about engineers and engineering.

4-0 out of 5 stars Remaking the world and ourselves
Perhaps because they have become so good that they are taken for granted, engineers don't get the respect they used to and still deserve. It was different in the 19th century, when it was an open question whether the latest railroad, bridge or tunnel would work.

Many didn't. The occasional collapse of a highway bridge in the Twin Cities today is, by 19th century standards, small potatoes.

Professor Henry Petroski of Duke University made a reputation by writing about engineering catastrophes, but in these 19 essays, most originally published in American Scientist in the early 1990s, he concentrates on successes: the Channel Tunnel, the Ferris Wheel and several others.

The tone is mildly didactic. Petroski has spent his career not only unveiling the mysteries of engineering to the non-engineers but trying to get the P.E.s to appreciate the beauty, drama and social significance of their own profession.

Although many of the essays are about well-known projects, like the Hoover Dam, Petroski illuminates some of the lesser known aspects of them.

For me, the most interesting essays were not the ones about built projects, however, but about what might be called byways ofengineering. Petroski reveals a scandal about the Nobel Prizes (that the founder, Alfred Nobel, an engineer, seems to have intended that engineers be eligible, a wish that was scotched by academics) and about the career of the man behind Robert's Rules of Order (an American, not, as I had assumed, an Englishman).

Henry Martyn Robert wrote his rules because of the difficulties he had endured during meetings about public projects he ran for the Army Corps of Engineers. Having sat through many similar meetings, I can relate, and while Robert's Rules have been useful in many venues, those kinds of meetings still tend to be unpleasant.

Well, it's easier to engineer a bridge than a crowd, and Petroski's last essay, on the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, takes us to a place where the two converge. I'd say his optimistic approach there has not been validated by experience, but it wasn't the engineering that failed.

4-0 out of 5 stars logistic and supportability issues
In Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering, Henry Petroski writes about many man-made wonders of the world. Most intersting to me was the discussion on the logistic and supportability issues surrounding the design and development of the Panama Canal. Great book!

1-0 out of 5 stars A Literary Disaster
Henry petroski's Remaking the World is one of the most poorly-written books I have come across in years.The author purports to regale the reader with "adventures in engineering," yet the few actual case histories of engineering projects are presented almost as afterthoughts.

The first third of the book is devoted to the Engineer's thought process, supposedly a mysterious and arcane pursuit far beyond the comprehension of mere mortals.We are led to believe that it is almost superhuman to actually lose sleep over an engineering problem, and that only another engineer can even begin to comprehend the complexities of the engineer's magnificent mind.In fact engineering is largely the practical application of common sense, tempered by extensive training and strong understanding of underlying theory.

We are then led on a tour of some of the engineering marvels of the past century, including Ferris' great Wheel, the Panama Canal, and the Petronas towers.However, each short vignette falls short of the heroic level the book repeatedly attempts and fails to reach.The discussion of the Ferris Wheel concludes that the only unique factor raising the Wheel to greatness is its sheer size, but the author neglects to even mention its diameter.The chapter on the Hoover Dam discusses at length the cross-sectional structure of the dam, invisible from photographs, but fails to provide a single sketch.

The chapter on Soil Mechanics is interpolated between a discussion of the painting "Men of Progress" and a section entitled "Is Technology Wired."There is no purpose to its placement, or even to its existence.It remains, like much of the book, a story in search of a purpose.The final chapter of the book is a discussion of the construction of the Petronas Towers.While the chapter itself is on topic and addresses the sociopolitical context of the Towers' construction, it concludes the book abruptly, leaving the reader expecting some sort of final chapter tying the various stories together. In sum, this book is poorly organized, poorly written and totally lacking in overall theme.One feels a certain pity for the students of Civil Engineering unfortunate enough to have been subjected to Professor Petroski's lecture courses.
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30. Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations
by Tyler Hicks
Hardcover: 1200 Pages (2004-08-01)
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Asin: 0071427937
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This invaluable handbook provides engineers and technicians with more than 5,000 calculations for solving day-to-day problems in all ten major engineering fields. The new Fourth Edition features numerous new areas from new design codes in civil engineering to miniaturization, new approaches to HVAC design, composite usage in engineering design, and laptop computer office and field calculations. "The Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations" complies with new environmental requirements in engineering. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Step-By-Step Calculations for the Mundane
This is a necessary text for all engineers. Such textbooks are highly useful in establishing standards for mundane calculations performed in many branches of engineering. I just recently replaced my first edition of this book with the newest so that I would have access to the new enviromental engineer calculations added.

The book is now divided into civil, mechanical, architectural, and chemical engineering. If you can't find what you need, the safest bet is to check out the mechanical section next. In my opinion, the mechanical section is far too large and it is time to abandon the division of this book by degrees. I would divide it up by task; this would require simplifying the table of contents and an expansion of the index but then who really uses a TOC with a handbook?

Why do I use the word mundane? You won't find complicated calculation procedures here, nor will you find a lot of selection criteria information. What I mean is a table ranking technology. A good example of this is the series of books by Coulson and Richardson on chemical engineering. In that series, under drying, for example, all the technology is ranked according to product dryness, particle sizes, etc.. None of this is presented here. What makes this book useful is that is presents a procedure understandable to junior engineers and clients for solving a particular problem such as calculating a slab thickness or the size of a ventilation duct.

This book is a must-have if you are a consultant, contractor, or just want an understanding of a basic engineering calculation.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Tool for any Student or Practitioner of any field of Engineering

An essential reference and work tool for any engineer, student or technician, this handbook contains more than 5000 calculation procedures that will show, anybody and anyone working with engineering applications, quick and easy calculations formulas and procedures to solve most engineering problems encountered in the industries and in class.

Using a "cookbook" format, this book presents detailed "recipes" that describe the problem to be solved; step-by-step procedures to be followed; a worked out example of the typical problem; and (in most cases) presents cross-referenced related calculations.

Truly a most have. I am an Electronics Engineer, but I work as an Instrumentation, Automation and Process Safety and Control Engineer for the Process Industries. As a result I have been involved with Chemical and Mechanical Engineering issues in a day to day basic. This handy reference has proven most useful and time saving when in need of an specific formula, or shortcut.

3-0 out of 5 stars David R. Debo, P.E.
To: Lost in Air

I respectfully submit, that you need to appreciate Mr. Hicks' position.He has provided a conservative approach that will work in almost every situation.The empirical approach that you advocate may well work in most situations but I'll bet there is little margin built in forcontingencies.True, your solution may cost less, which is important.Butwill the low-margin, low cost solution still work 1 or 2 years from now orwill the pipe size be too small to allow for degradation/changes?Customerrepeat business must be a consideration, too.

I'm not trying to beconfrontational, and I understand what you're saying.But you have toappreciate the position that Mr. Hicks must take in such a handbook, and hetakes the only logical one, which is to be on the conservative side. People doing more than a couple of these calculations in a year in factshould consult more in-depth material, as you did.


David R.Debo, P.E.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mr. Hicks' approach to sizing pipe for compressed air
Mr. Hicks has done a wonderful job in compling equations, however, he has missed the practical applications in compressed air and vacuum systems.I initially used his theoritcal position on calculating pressure drop in pipe for compressed air.His position seems reasonable and logical until you compare the results with practical applications.Ingresoll-Rand, the air compressor manufacturer, published tables of pressure drop verses pipe sizes, delivery pressures and ACFM.Futher ASPE has published a data book which leads the engineer into an empirical equation for calculating pressure loss in compressed air piping.The results with both Ingresoll-Rand and ASPE agree.Using Mr. Hicks' therotical approach drives the pipe size much larger than needed and therefore the cost of the project.My suggestion is that Mr. Hicks contact I-R and ASPE to incorporate their empirical approach to sizing pipe for compressed air and vacuum systems. ... Read more

31. Engineering Surveying, Fifth Edition
by W. Schofield
Paperback: 544 Pages (2001-05-29)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$68.00
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Asin: 0750649879
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The aim of Engineering Surveying has always been to impart and develop a clear understanding of the basic topics of the subject. The author has fully revised the book to make it the most up-to-date and relevant textbook available on the subject.

The book also contains the latest information on trigonometric levelling, total stations and one-person measuring systems. A new chapter on satellites ensures a firm grasp of this vitally important topic.

The text covers engineering surveying modules for civil engineering students on degree courses and forms a reference for the engineering surveying module in land surveying courses. It will also prove to be a valuable reference for practitioners.

* Simple clear introduction to surveying for engineers
* Explains key techniques and methods
* Details reading systems and satellite position fixing ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Surveying Book
I used to have a book by Banister and Raymondwhich was not bad, but this one here is an excellent book on surveying. A great trick in setting up a theodolite is included on page 199 and this alone was worth the price of the book.Well done Wilf !! ... Read more

32. An Introduction to Civil Engineering Construction
by Roy Holmes
 Paperback: 374 Pages (1983-09)

Isbn: 0902132792
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33. 101 Solved Civil Engineering Problems
by Michael R. Lindeburg
Paperback: 205 Pages (2001-09)
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Asin: 1888577622
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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There's nothing like working problem after problem to get ready for the exam. This collection of 101 original problems for the civil PE exam is presented in essay format and has been reorganized into the new breadth-and-depth topic areas. Problems cover a wide range of exam topics, and each problem is followed by a detailed solution. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Great for Practice!
The problems in this book are gennerally harder compared to CERM practice problems and the NCEES practice problems. The edition I got (3rd edition) is not in the multiple choice format... so you cannot reverse engineer your way to the question. Their are also a couple of variables that are assummed (that you would not expect)on certain practice problems. But in general good practice on the methodology and approach

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference at Test Time
What a great resource to have while you're taking the test.Some of the problems in this book were very similar to those on the exam.I'd highly recommend this book, whether it's your first time taking the PE or you've taken it a few times, this book will help it be your last!

3-0 out of 5 stars same complaint as the sample exam, but more so...
Problems are not of similar time requirements, but are useful excercises for early review.

5-0 out of 5 stars Help PE Exam
Taking a big exam like this can be unnerving if you don't know what to expect.This book will give you a good idea of what to expect from the PE Exam. I did some sample problems from the book for a couple of saturdays before the test to get back into "test" mode.That was a great help.The book also gives you an idea what you need to study.After all you aren't going to re-read all your college text books. By the way... I passed first time.

--- Good Luck!

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a great reference tool after the exam, too.
I wish that I'd had this book when I took the exam, but its a great reference tool still afterwards as well.The problems and solutions are in separate sections so you can work them without having seen the solutionfirst.That is a detriment to using it for a reference book, but is greatfor preparing for the exam. ... Read more

34. Principles of Construction Management (Mcgraw Hill International Series in Civil Engineering)
by Roy Pilcher
Paperback: 608 Pages (1992-06)
list price: US$79.55
Isbn: 0077072367
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An updated and revised edition of this text for civil engineering undergraduates. It focuses on organizational behaviour, managerial economics and productivity aspects and includes new material on financial management, site cost control, financial provision, standard costs and variance analysis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Any publishment of new editions?
I'm not a kid.
I think this book is suitable for an introductory text at college level.
I hope the McGraw Hill to publish new editions or just reprint it.
Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars I like this book very much
This book covered all the knowledge related to construction management.

I like to communicate views with the author if possible ... Read more

35. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers (Handbook)
by Jonathan Ricketts, M. Loftin, Frederick Merritt
Hardcover: 1600 Pages (2003-12-29)
list price: US$157.50 -- used & new: US$105.86
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Asin: 0071364730
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A revision of the classic reference covering all important principles and techniques needed by practicing civil engineers.The 5th Edition incorporates changes in design and construction practices, especially in design specifications for construction materials, buildings and bridges, safety and health concerns, and the most current codes changes including ACI, AISC, ASTM, NDS for wood structures, etc.The Handbook covers systems design, community and regional planning, the latest design methods for buildings, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges.It includes sections on construction equipment, construction management, materials, specifications, structural theory, geotechnical engineering, wood, concrete, steel design and construction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What I needed
The book came within a couple days and was fairly priced and new.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's just a desk, of field, reference.
I've read several other of the reviews, and feel the need to add a little to the conversation.

This book will not make you into an engineer if you don't have the foundation knowledge required.It is a desk reference, useful mainly for a quick review, of principles outside your primary area of engineering practice, when you need a quick refresher.

I am a degreed and licensed Civil Engineer, but I am primarily a Construction Engineer.I use this book to get myself back upto speed on topics that I haven't dealt with in a while, and to do field checks on designs I'm trying to build before I call the Design Engineer.I've got several hundred text books, and years worth of journals, and technical reports available in my office.They don't fit in my breifcase and travel to the field well.The handbook does.

I wouldn't rely on the knowledge contained in this book alone, to execute a design for any complex or critical project.I doubt that any competent professional would, or should.

All said, it is worth every penny you spend on it.

4-0 out of 5 stars excelent andgood reference
I found it most complete reference for civil engineers ,I always carry this book in my travels ,I found it complete in this fields: safety and health concerns, and the most current codes changes including ACI, AISC, ASTM,
and you find powerfull data in covers systems design, community and regional planning, the latest design methods for buildings, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges. It includes sections

what do you want else ,buy it and carry all knowlege you can have.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still the bestCivilHandbook
The fifth edition update mainly reflects changes in code requirements for structural engineering.Other sections seem barely changed from the fourth edition.The water resources chapter has several misprinted tables.Use the corresponding tables out of the fourth edition.

Generalle well-written and easy to follow.Useful as a supplemental study reference for the Civil PE Exam.

Could use a good bibliography.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Review/Reference Book
I'm a senior in CE this year and I have been using the 2nd edition of this book (1976) more or less daily as I work on my senior design projects.Not really in depth on any one subject, but its great if you just need to look up a formula or technique that you forgot from some class.I plan to ask for the new edition as a graduation present. ... Read more

36. Civil Engineering: Problem-Solving Flowcharts (PE Exam Preparation)
by Jorge Rodriguez
Paperback: 146 Pages (2005-06-17)
list price: US$39.92 -- used & new: US$35.48
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Asin: 1419505335
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A unique study aid to help you hone your problem-solving techniques for the Professional Engineering exam in Civil Engineering.Here are 89 flowcharts to help you solve typical problems found on the Civil Engineering/Professional Engineering Examination. The flowcharts combine theory and formulas to show the logical steps in the solution of the problem. Flowcharts are provided for problems in areas such as Fluid Statics and Dynamics; Hydraulic Machines; Open Channel Flow; Hydrology; Water Supply and Waste Water Engineering; Solid Waste; Soils; Foundations and Retaining Walls; Mechanics of Materials; Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design; Traffic and Transportation; Surveying; and Earthquake Design. Each flowchart is accompanied by an example problem to illustrate the flowchart's step-by-step solution procedure. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for PE Exam
This is step by step problem solving for the PE Exam.Problems very similar on the exam.

3-0 out of 5 stars Simple problems
This book is OK for simple problem solutions but if you are looking for a catch all, I recommend buying a engineering handbook.The problems are very specific and could do with a more generalized approach. ... Read more

37. Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition
by Alan C. Twort, J Gordon Rees
Paperback: 288 Pages (2004-01-06)
list price: US$51.95 -- used & new: US$43.94
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Asin: 0750657316
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This new edition of Civil Engineering: Supervision and Management updates and revises the best practical guide for on-site engineers. Written from the point of view of the project engineer it details their responsibilities, powers and duties.

The book has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to management practice and new forms of contract. As a practical guide to on-site project management the book is invaluable to practicing engineers.

* Practical guide for the on-site engineer
* Written in line with the ICE qualification exam guidelines
* Revised and updated for the latest forms of contracts ... Read more

38. Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering
by Ka-Veng Yuen
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2010-04-05)
list price: US$130.00 -- used & new: US$94.85
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Asin: 0470824549
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Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level - especially concrete, rock, and soil. For air quality prediction, it is difficult to measure the hourly/daily pollutants generated by cars and factories within the area of concern. It is also difficult to obtain the updated air quality information of the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the meteorological conditions of the day for prediction are also uncertain. These are just some of the civil engineering examples to which Bayesian probabilistic methods are applicable.

  • Familiarizes readers with the latest developments in the field
  • Includes identification problems for both dynamic and static systems
  • Addresses challenging civil engineering problems such as modal/model updating
  • Presents methods applicable to mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Gives engineers and engineering students a concrete sense of implementation
  • Covers real-world case studies in civil engineering and beyond, such as:
    • structural health monitoring
    • seismic attenuation
    • finite-element model updating
    • hydraulic jump
    • artificial neural network
    • air quality prediction
  • Includes other insightful daily-life examples
  • Companion website with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice
  • Written by a leading expert in the use of Bayesian methods for civil engineering problems

This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or applied probability and statistics. Practicing engineers interested in the application of statistical methods to solve engineering problems will also find this to be a valuable text.

MATLAB code and lecture materials for instructors available at wiley.com/go/yuen ... Read more

39. Concise Dictionary of Environmental Engineering
by Thomas M. Pankratz
Paperback: 416 Pages (1996-08-28)
list price: US$58.95 -- used & new: US$27.81
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Asin: 1566702127
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Concise Dictionary of Environmental Engineering contains thousands of definitions of terms used in the field of environmental engineering, including technical terms, abbreviations, and product/process trademarks and brand names. It helps you make sense out of technical reports and papers, and makes finding the right word for your own reports and papers easy! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for serious students of environmental engineering.
Mr. Pankratz's book has become an important component of my reference library.It is easy to use and extremely helpful. ... Read more

40. Solutions Manual: Principles & Practice of Civil Engineering
Hardcover: 152 Pages (2000-08)
list price: US$46.00 -- used & new: US$240.66
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Asin: 1881018490
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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This efficient review follows Great Lakes Press's unique test-prep approach of having expert professor-authors present review material in a concise "personalized review course" style. The only review that's both succinct and uses professor-authors. 10 contributors. Contains practice problems and full reviews of each topic tested.

Since some states don't allow problem solutions in the exam room, we separately offer the "Solutions Manual--P & P of Civil Engineering." ($10 rebate if ordered with the Review.) ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars PE Review by Potter
I read this one first, then the one by Lindeburg. There is no comparison- the Potter book has too many mistakes, outdated material, its organization does not mirror the exam's organization like the Lindeburg book does, it is not in depth enough to be of any use. After working through the Lindeburg book, I rarely even referred to this one (and the exam was a snap).

1-0 out of 5 stars Horribly outdated reference
While trying to study from this book I found many outdated references.For instance, tables and charts for the 1984 "green book" and references to the 198-something HCM.The book also has a hydraulics and hydrology slant.Even the Highway section turns into a hydralogy review loosly based on highways.Do not buy this book, instead look into the Lindeman reference.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Many Mistakes & Too Many Unstated Assumptions
The mistakes, inconsistencies, and assumptions are frustrating.I don't know if there is anything better on the market. If so, I wish I had it right now.

1-0 out of 5 stars Too many mistakes and simple practice problems
This book is a simple outline of the topics on the Professional engineering Exam.Not much to work with or study from.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but has lots of mistakes.
More concise than the Lindeburg review book, but with more mistakes.Pays three dollars per substantial mistake sent by mail.I figure that's worth the price of the book. ... Read more

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