It contains valuable background information and, in some cases, suggested approaches to certain design questions … The objective of the book is to help a reader to develop an understanding of the engineering and construction technology, and how to analyse and design these structures. 1.1 SCOPE OF DIFFERENT FIELDS OF C IVIL ENGINEERING Civil Engineering may be divided into the following fields: This book is written for students of universities and colleges pursuing Civil or Structural Engineering Programs, instructors of Structural Analysis, and engineers and designers of different structures of modern engineering. various fields in the building and civil engineering domains, as well as a secretarial committee, was organized in December 1998 to formulate this “Basis of Structural Design,” a comprehensive code covering various fields and structure types. CONTENTS Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii How to Use This Book xv Chapter 1. Conversion Factors for Civil Engineering Practice 1 Chapter 2. Beam Formulas 11 Continuous Beams / 11 Ultimate Strength of Continuous Beams / 46 Beams of Uniform Strength / 52 Safe Loads for Beams of Various Types / 53 Rolling and Moving Loads / 53 Curved Beams / 65 Elastic Lateral Buckling of Beams / 69 Structural Steel Design, Third Edition is a simple, practical, and concise guide to structural steel design – using the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and the Allowable Strength Design (ASD) methods – that equips the reader with the necessary skills for designing real-world structures. Structural Commentaries for the National Building Code by National Research Council The Structural Commentaries (User’s Guide – NBC 2015: Part 4 of Division B) is intended to help Code users understand and apply the design requirements provided in Part 4 of the NBCC.