Gives clear explanations of the logical design sequence for structural elements. The Structural Engineer says: `The book explains, in simple terms, and with many examples, Code of Practice methods for sizing structural sections in timber, concrete,
masonry and steel. It is the combination into one book of section sizing methods in each of these materials that makes this text so useful....Students will find this an essential support text to the Codes of Practice in their study of element sizing'.
During twenty years of lecturing on the design of structural elements, I have often been asked to recommend a suitable textbook on the subject. There are several excellent books available dealing individually with the design of structural members in either timber, concreate, masonry or steel. However, books that deal with the design of structural elements in all four materials are scarce.