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- Subject: Re: Concrete Text Books
- From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 23:41:41 EDT
Although the flow charts in the Nawy books are helpful, a lot of the examples do have errors and the text is (I think) pretty bad.
I like the Nilson book, I think my edition is about 94 or 95 , so there are some things that are out of date, but it is still usable for concepts, you just have to check the code for equations. I also have a book by Russel Fling, something like "A Practical Guide to Concrete Design" that I like, about the same vintage, so it might be available for a good price on one of the Amazon.com second hand sites. I would recommend picking up a second hand Nilson book too, if you didn't want to invest in the new one.
Something else to look at is the new ACI 'Essential Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Buildings" - a simplied and illustrated ACI 318-02. It covers a somewhat limited scope - buildings less than 5 stories, 10,000 sf per floor, various other limitations, but it does do a very good job of presenting design basics. It seems like a pretty good book for someone who doesn't do concrete design very often, but once in a while, needs to do a small building.
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