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Description - The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual by Dave K. Adams

The Business and Problem-Solving Skills Needed for Success in Your Engineering Career! The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual offers a solid foundation in the real-world business and problem-solving skills needed in the engineering workplace. Filled with illustrations and practical "punch-list" summaries, this career-building guide provides an introduction to the practice and business of structural and civil engineering, including lots of detailed advice on developing competence and communicating ideas. Comprehensive and easy-to-understand, The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual features: Recommendations for successfully training engineers who are new to the field Methods for bringing together ideas from a variety of sources to find workable solutions to difficult problems Information on the real-world behaviors of building materials Guidance on licensing, liability, regulations, and employment Techniques for responsibly estimating design time and cost Tips on communicating design ideas effectively Strategies for working successfully as part of a team Inside This Skills-Building Engineering Resource * The Dynamics of Training * The World of Professional Engineering * The Business of Structural Engineering * Building Projects * Bridge Projects * Building Your Own Competence * Communicating Your Designs * Engineering Mechanics * Soil Mechanics * Understanding the Behavior of Concrete * Understanding the Behavior of Masonry Construction * Understanding the Behavior of Structural Steel * Understanding the Behavior of Wood Framing

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071481076
ISBN-10: 0071481079
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 405
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dave K. Adams

David K. Adams, S.E., is a registered civil and structural engineer in California. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Structural Engineering and has practiced with Lane Engineers, Inc. in Tulare, California since 1990. A typical workday for Mr. Adams includes completion of structural calculations, drawings, and reports on buildings and other structures for commercial, residential, educational, institutional, and industrial uses. In addition to providing plan checking services for local municipalities to determine building compliance with life safety, accessibility, and structural requirements of current codes, the author also provides expert review services for California's engineer licensing board, has participated in the development of national and California-specific structural engineering licensing examinations, and is currently an instructor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.