Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering Handbook soon became known as the field's definitive reference. To retain its standing as a complete, authoritative resource, the editors have incorporated into this edition the many changes in techniques, tools, and materials that over the last seven years have found their way into civil engineering research and practice. The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is more comprehensive than ever. You'll find new, updated, and expanded coverage in every section. In fact, more than 1/3 of the handbook is new or substantially revised. In particular you'll find increased focus on computing reflecting the rapid advances in computer technology that has revolutionized many aspects of civil engineering. You'll use it as a survey of the field, you'll use it to explore a particular subject, but most of all you'll use The Civil Engineering Handbook to answer the problems, questions, and conundrums you encounter in practice.
The new edition of this award-winning handbook continues to provide extensive coverage of all major areas of civil engineering. Featuring contributions from leading professionals and academicians, it is packed with formulae, data tables, and definitions, vignettes on topics of current interest, additional sources of information, and 900 illustrations. The second edition includes a wealth of new and updated material in areas such as coastal engineering, polymeric materials, computer methods, shear stresses in beams, and pavement performance evaluation. Overall, more than one-third of the handbook is new or revised, making it a must-have for anyone working in civil, structural, or environmental engineering.