An Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers is a concise book that provides the reader with the necessary background on terminology used in design. With this book as a guide, entry-level students of civil engineering will better understand from the outset lectures on detailed subject areas.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, the authors present a largely qualitative treatment of the subject matter with little mathematics. Descriptions are amplified with numerous illustrations.
This book will be a useful aid for entry-level students of civil engineering and related disciplines such as structural engineering, building engineering and architecture. It will also prove beneficial for newly qualified professionals and others who want a concise guide to everyday design technology.
1. What is Design? 2. Types of Failure. 3. The Elements of a Structure and How They Function. 4. Structural Form and Materials. 5. Loads and Loading. 6. Material Properties. 7. Structural Safety, Limit State Design and Codes of Practice. 8. The Design Process. 9. Designer in a Changing World.