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Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers (3rd Edition) Hardcover – February 27, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0136110583 ISBN-10: 0136110584 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (February 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136110584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136110583
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This is one of the most comprehensive and up to date CE materials textbooks available.”

-Jose Weissmann, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

 

“This book is very well written and easy to follow.  The contents of aggregates, Portland cement concrete, and asphalt binders and asphalt mixtures are exactly what I need for teaching my transportation materials course.”

-Jie Han, KANSAS STATE

From the Back Cover

KEY BENEFIT: This introduction gives readers a basic understanding of the material selection process and the behavior of materials — a fundamental requirement for all civil and construction engineers performing design, construction, and maintenance. The various materials used by civil and construction engineers are all covered in one useful reference.
KEY TOPICS: Materials Engineering Concepts; Nature of Materials; Steel; Aluminum; Aggregates; Portland Cement; Portland Cement Concrete; Masonry; Asphalt and Asphalt Mixtures; Wood; Composites.
MARKET: The various materials used by civil and construction engineers are all covered in this useful reference.

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It is informative, clear, and well written.
E. Kern
Good book, has the information I need, it will serve as a good source of information in preparation for my career and taking the FE exam.
Genaro
This would be such a great book if it weren't so vague on the explanation on mix design and superpave.
R. A. Cerros

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Patterson on January 6, 2009
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This book was easy to read and follow along with. The information is mostly well laid out and the example problems are ok, could use more. Biggest downside was that the answers were not in the text.
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Concise and "cutting-to-the-chase". I would use those words to reflect about what I have read so far from this book. Great deal and it came in an awesome condition.
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By bsm428 on February 22, 2014
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really, i only used it to copy down the problem statements for my homework.

my review is probably useless. but im typing it anyways.
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By Xin Liang on February 15, 2014
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This used book is exactly identical as the one you need for you course! Although the cover page is different from what you see here, the content inside is exactly the same. The paper quality is acceptable while the price is a lot lower. The customer service is really good. I recommend it!
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Good book, has the information I need, it will serve as a good source of information in preparation for my career and taking the FE exam.
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By Joseph Nelson on August 25, 2013
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required reading for my college class. had what was needed in it. got the class done. was it boring? ....yes
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I found and still find this text to be simple in my studies. It constantly provides and explains practical applications of the material. Although there is some theory, most of the text applies the engineering theory to the real world, helpful for infusion into the field and application in the lab.
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This would be such a great book if it weren't so vague on the explanation on mix design and superpave. It's sometimes hard to follow the examples. Especially on the mix design.
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