A comprehensive treatment of the design of structural elements, suitable for first and second year undergraduates on civil engineering or structural engineering courses, and a useful reference tool for related disciplines like architectural or building courses which require a knowledge of all the principal design materials. This book provides a detailed study of the process of design for structural elements, to British standards, in all four building materials: timber, masonry, concrete and steel. The scope of this text is wide and its numerous examples and diagrams should make it an ideal course text.
DR W. M. C. McKENZIE is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Napier University, specialising in Structural Analysis and Structural Design. He has previously worked as a design engineer for both contractors and consultants and is still actively involved in consultancy and research. He has published numerous academic papers as well as three course textbooks published by Palgrave Macmillan.