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By Jonathan Ricketts, M. Loftin, Frederick Merritt

A revision of the vintage reference masking all vital rules and strategies wanted through training civil engineers. The fifth version accommodates alterations in layout and building practices, specially in layout requisites for building fabrics, structures and bridges, defense and healthiness matters, and the most up-tp-date codes adjustments together with ACI, AISC, ASTM, NDS for wooden buildings, and so forth. The instruction manual covers structures layout, neighborhood and nearby making plans, the most recent layout tools for structures, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges. It contains sections on development gear, development administration, fabrics, requisites, structural thought, geotechnical engineering, wooden, concrete, metal layout and development. (20040601)

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