Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders


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"The bestselling structural design reference, fully updated and revised Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the go-to reference on structural design, giving architects and designers a concise introduction to the structures commonly used for typical buildings. The clear, accessible presentation is designed to give you the essential engineering information you need without getting bogged down in excess math, making this book an ideal reference for busy design professionals. This new 12th edition has been ...

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Feb 28, 2013

Good reference for familiarity

Haven't read the book cover to cover, but found that it provides a good reference if structural engineering is not your primary responsibility but you work in the industry (like geotech). Ambrose keeps things simple though sometimes doesn't always explain things, but it's still not bad all in all.

christopher c

Dec 6, 2012

Good explination and examples of Structures

I had the 1978 or 9 version and this is a good upgrade. I would have prefered if the pratice problems also had some of the calculations and not just the final answer. Overall the book is worth the $3. I paid for a used version in pristine contidion.


Apr 1, 2010

thorough and handsome

Bought this for my son who is an architect. He had requested it for his studies, as one of the most complete texts on structures. He will use it all his career. BTW, the last edition can go for about 1/3 the cost of the latest one, and is much the same.

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