Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since , he has authored over 30 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

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This is the updated eleventh edition referring to current building codes. It carefully and thoroughly works through every subject covered in the exam, including: 1. Basic Seismology 2. Earthquake Characteristics 3. Effects of Earthquakes on Structures 4.

Vibration Theory 5. Response of Structures 6. Seismic Building Codes 7. Diaphragm Theory 8. General Structural Design 9. Details of Seismic-Resistant Concrete Structures Details of Seismic-Resistant Steel Structures Details of Seismic-Resistant Masonry Structures Details of Seismic-Resistant Wood Structures Tilt-Up Construction Special Design Features Practice Problems Plus numerous appendices and two indexes An absolutely essential guide to this challenging California examination.

It spans the lecture room and the design office effortlessly. Reading the first three chapters was akin to a refresher course in tectonic geology. If I had to say something less charitable it would probably be the need for more connection and joint details to address the horrific shear generated at these points. Lastly, the cost. The book is divided into 15 chapters that build successively on previous ones, beginning with the basic mechanics of earthquakes, adding ground acceleration spectra, earthquake effects on structures, structural vibration theory, seismic response of buildings, then delves into building code issues, including special detailing requirements.

There is also a chapter dedicated to diaphragm theory, which is a topic that is frequently not covered in general structural design textbooks. A number of appendices at the end include some useful tables selected from other reference manuals such as the NDS wood design code and ASCE 7 as well as tables for proprietary metal connections for wood construction. Throughout the chapters, a number of clear and concise figures are included to help the reader understand the concepts being presented.

The book appears to be well written for a textbook and organized in a very logical fashion. It is, however, a broad overview of a wide array of topics pertaining to seismic design for buildings, with an emphasis on its use as a study aid and an exam tool. That is to say that a more in-depth book may be needed for use as a practicing engineer, but this book does an excellent job of packing in a large amount of useful information in a handy package.

It is important to note that this is a building-specific book, so another reference would be needed for those planning to take the Structural PE exam with an emphasis in bridges. Ok, so why only 4 stars? Really hard to review books like this because their scope is so narrow and focused. I just wish Hiner would put out a new edition of his book! What you need. This book goes into exacting detail into all kinds of seismic design categories; hooks, crossties, hoops By Dr.

The first four chapters address the basics of earthquakes and vibration theory. For many, this will be a basic review but do not mistake "basic" for "wasteful. So, please do review these sections with care. The chapters which follow address standard structural designs as well as seismic-resistant structures of various materials.

There are numerous, invaluable examples and problems in each chapter. The solutions to each are provided in the back of the text in detail. The editor and publisher has done their due diligence ensuring that all readers will genuinely benefit from this text. Of equal value are the appendices. This area is both extensive and phenomenal for fast reference. While the price of the text is somewhat daunting, this is considerably less expensive than an online review course.

Therefore, if one is self-motivated and talented and anyone taking this exam, most assuredly, is , this text is a cost-efficient, potentially equally as beneficial alternative. You will never regret it.

Interesting book. By Amazon Customer on Sep 29, Interesting book. By Radsret on Jan 18, Small portion of the booe are practical examples. Other stuff you have on Wikipedia. Great Intro for someone with minimal seismic design experience. If you have had minimal exposure to seismic, this book is excellent in both learning the theory and code application.

I would definitely recommend, but not as a complete stand-alone resource. An insightful and well written guide While it acts as an entry point to seismic design, it does assume a basic understanding of civil engineering principles. However, each subject, starting with basic seismology and passing through general structural design and seismic-resistant structures, is established from the ground up, allowing for anyone with the desire to learn the principles of seismic design the opportunity to grasp each topic in turn.

This is an insightful and well written guide that will be of great value long after the completion of the examination that instigated its purchase. Interesting and accessible content for the layperson; I found it fascinating By Quickbeam on Nov 30, I am not an engineer and not sitting for the PE exam. I chose this book out of professional and lay interest. I also have a geology background. In addition one of my favorite places in the world is Hanna House, a Frank Lloyd Wright home located on the Stanford campus.

It has been damaged by earthquakes in the past. I found this book very readable and informative on the science of earthquakes and the structural defense of architecture. For the motivated layperson this book is very accessible. I loved the maps and the graphics. They were very helpful in a presentation to our loss control unit as to the potential risks in not only California but other high risk regions in the US as well.

I found the mathematics aspect of the book not beyond my calculus studies in college. I come away from reading this book far better informed as a professional and an architecture hobbyist. In a very tight and well written fashion, I think this book has applications far beyond the exam prep goal. Highly recommended. Lindeburg PE , Kurt M. McMullin PE. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. It was published by Professional Publications, Inc. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.

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