The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction (Wiley Professional)
|Rating||:||4.91 (653 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||688 Pages|
The 666 pages and more than 30,000 definitions of terms, concepts, names, abbreviations, tools, and techniques makes Wiley an indispensable reference for contractors, civil engineers, architects, consultants, and students. Webster does a fine job of translating it for the lay person and defining the terms accurately for those who need to know them: professionals working in surveying, construction, forestry, mining, and public works. The lingo of civil engineering and construction is a language unto itself, and L.F.
Entries include terms, concepts, names, abbreviations, tools, and techniques common to these disciplines, and virtually all terms and their functions were supplied by working professionals and experts in each field. More than 30,000 definitions and descriptions, including many that are not covered in other dictionariesWritten with the support and assistance of nearly 100 manufacturers, trade associations, government agencies, and specialistsAll terms arranged alphabetically; many grouped according to logical common topics; thoroughly cross-referencedAll weights, volumes, and spatial dimensions presented in both metric and nonmetric values (conversion factors included)The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction is an indispensable resource for civil engineers, contractors and subcontractors, architects, construction administrators, consultants, and students. The definitions are designed to be of use to professionals in architecture, engineering, surveying, building, construction, forestry, mining, and public works. It also offers assistance to professionals without technical training who need to become familiar with this terminology, including bankers, attorneys, insurers, regulators, and inspectors.. The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction provide
"Not bad, but could be better." according to Ron. I would have to say that the Canadian gentleman who blasted this book is a bit harsh. The buyer should take note that this book is a DICTIONARY, not an encyclopedia. The definitions are of the quality you would expect from Wiley, they are concise yet informative enough to get the general meaning of what the term being defined is. My biggest gripe is that I bought this book to take. Not Worth the Money! Scott Evan McDonald It came as a great disappointment to leaf through this particular book and discover its content was less than adequate for the price. The definitions were incomplete and lacked any technical elaboration. Mr. Webster conveniently explains this in the preface as "purposely brief". There's even a word misspelled; Enathalpy. It's "enthalpy", sir! I had genuinely believed that I was pu. A Customer said Must have for student or beginning engineer. I have only had the book for a few weeks, and have found myself referencing it often. I believe that, as an engineer, you will be seeing and hearing new things throughout your career, and reference manuals are excellent tools, and this is a must have for any beginning engineer/construction manager, and/or student.