Basic Engineering for Builders
Basic Engineering for Builders presentsengineering principles explained in non-technical language and practical methods for applying them on the job. With the help of this book readers will be able to understand engineering functions in the plans and how to meet the requirements, how to get permits issued without the help of an engineer, and how to anticipate requirements for concrete, steel, wood and masonry. The book also explains why sometimes hiring an engineer is required and what builders can undertake themselves. This book is designed to help the builder save money by understanding engineering principles that can be incorporated into the jobs they bid.