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Civil Engineering Handbook
Second Edition
edited by Wai-Fah Chen


  • New chapters in key areas of materials, transportation, hydraulics, and construction engineering

  • Major updates in every section that reflect recent advances in research, materials, methods, and tools

  • Increased emphasis on computer-aided design and computer -aided engineering

  • Resources for efficient problem solving, including design and analysis tables, decision charts, a multitude of formulas, and more than 1200 illustrations

  • Fast access to reliable information in every area of civil engineering

First published in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering Handbook soon became known as the field's definitive reference. To retain its standing as a complete, authoritative resource, the editors have incorporated into this edition the many changes in techniques, tools, and materials that over the last seven years have found their way into civil engineering research and practice.

The Second Edition is more comprehensive than ever. You'll find new, updated, and expanded coverage in every section. In fact, more than 1/3 of the handbook is new or substantially revised. In particular you'll find increased focus on computing reflecting the rapid advances in computer technology that has revolutionized many aspects of civil engineering.

You'll use it as a survey of the field, you'll use it to explore a particular subject, but most of all you'll use The Civil Engineering Handbook to answer the problems, questions, and conundrums you encounter in practice.


  1. Engineering Construction
    • Introduction
    • Construction Estimating
    • Construction Planning and Scheduling
    • Equipment Productivity
    • Design and Construction of Concrete Formwork
    • Contracts and Claims
    • Construction Automation
    • Value Improvement Methods

  2. Environmental Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Water and Wastewater Planning
    • Physical Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
    • Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
    • Biological Waste Water Treatment Processes
    • Air Pollution
    • Incinerators
    • Solid Waste/Landfills

  3. Geotechnical Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Soil Relationships and Classification
    • Accounting for Variability (Reliability)
    • Strength and Deformation
    • Groundwater and Seepage
    • Consolidation and Settlement Analysis
    • Stress Distribution
    • Stability of Slopes
    • Retaining Structures
    • Foundations
    • Geosynthetics
    • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    • Geo-Environment
    • In Situ Subsurface Characterization
    • In Situ, Testing and Field Instrumentation

  4. Hydraulic Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Hydraulics
    • Open Channel Hydraulics
    • Surface Water Hydrology
    • Urban Drainage
    • Quality of Urban Runoff
    • Groundwater Engineering
    • Sediment Transport in Open Channels
    • Coastal Engineering
    • Hydraulic Structures
    • Simulation in Hydraulics and- Hydrology
    • Water Resources Planning and Management

  5. Materials Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Constituents and Properties of Concrete
    • Durability of Concrete
    • Special Concrete and Applications
    • Wood as a Construction Material
    • Structural Steel
    • Bituminous Materials and Mixtures

  6. Structural Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Theory and Analysis of Structures
    • Design of Steel Structures
    • Cold Formed Steel Structures
    • Design of Concrete Structures
    • Composite Steel-Concrete Structures!
    • Structural Reliability

  7. Surveying Engineering
    • Introduction
    • General Mathematical and Physical Concepts
    • Plane Surveying
    • Geodesy
    • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    • Geographic Information Systems

  8. Transportation Engineering
    • Introduction
    • Transportation Planning
    • The Air Transportation System
    • High-Speed Ground Transportation: Planning and Design Issues
    • Urban Transit
    • Highway and Airport Pavement Design
    • Geometric Design
    • Highway Traffic Operations
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Highway Asset Management
    • Environmental Considerations During Transportation Planning

    Mathematics, Symbols, and Physical Constants


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