30 Best Books on Structural Designing

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Structural Designing, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Structural Designing Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Structural Designing below.

1. Structural Detailing

2."Tekla Structures Structural Steel Modeling and Detailing (DIY)" by Celfrey Salamanes
“Tekla Structures Structural Steel Modeling and Detailing (DIY)” Book Review: This book is based on Tekla modeling and step by step learning Process of Tekla structures software.

3."Manual for Detailing of Steel Structures" by S Kanthimathinathan
“Manual for Detailing of Steel Structures” Book Review: The book is designed for knowing about steel structures. The book covers topics like parts of steel structures including beams, Columns, base plates, stairs, floor grills and it’s connection etc. The book deals with layout of grid designations and wire diagrams, coverage of topics including base plates, slab base. Topics like Tables and its details, column and beam or beam and beam, beam cutting and total requirements of bolts, edge distance are discussed here. The book contains examples of all types of structures in every chapter for better understanding about the subject.

4."CAD in Reinforced Concrete Detailing and Structural Steelwork: Conference Proceeding" by Institution of Civil Engineers
“CAD in Reinforced Concrete Detailing and Structural Steelwork: Conference Proceeding” Book Review: The book is designed for civil Engineers in order to identify the Techniques. The book comes up with important features and addresses advantages and deficiencies. The book provides case history that helps students understand the concepts much better.

5."Structural Detailing in Timber: A Comparative Study of British, European and American Codes and Practices" by M Y H Bangash
“Structural Detailing in Timber: A Comparative Study of British, European and American Codes and Practices” Book Review: The book contains basic steps of detailing of timber. The book comes up with aspects of timber construction system and elementary drawing and drafts. The book deals with construction of buildings, bridges, grid works, shells etc. Examples of CAD including several drawing examples and detailed sheets are also discussed here. The book is written in a descriptive manner providing practical examples and current. Construction for better understanding.

6."Detailing of Structural Steel for Office Buildings" by Leroy D Burnette
“Detailing of Structural Steel for Office Buildings” Book Review: The following book is based on the construction system. The book comes up with original artifacts and original works as well. The book provides reproductional artifacts of history including blurred pages and poor pictures. The work samples on the preservation process are also discussed here. The book contains original works and several examples that help students understand the concepts much better.

7."Structural Wood Detailing in CAD Format" by Kamil A Zayat
“Structural Wood Detailing in CAD Format” Book Review: This book is based on wood building construction. The book comes up with structural details of buildings, vertical and lateral force. The book deals with construction cost and creation of safe buildings. The book basically divided on 3 major topics including ROOF, FLOOR and FOUNDATION. The ROOF part provides topics like shear walls, beams which are connected with posts and columns. The following book provides easy examples with reference and each page contains drawings and summarize topics that help students understand the concepts much better.

8."Basic Structural Detailing" by R Benton
9."Structural Detailing in Steel" by M Y H Bangash
“Structural Detailing in Steel” Book Review: The book is designed for applications of structural steels. The book comes up with a whole completed framework of paramount importance. The book deals with structural steelwork, draughting practice and conventions, conventional systems etc. The book provides total constructed facilities and computer practices.

10."Structural Detailing for Technicians" by Gerald Weaver
11."Computer-Aided Materials Selection During Structural Design" by Committee on Application of Expert Systems to Materials Selection During Structural Design and National Research Council
“Computer-Aided Materials Selection During Structural Design” Book Review: This book is written for the undergraduate students of structural engineering. It can also be used by working professionals as a reference. This book discusses the selection of proper materials for any structural component. It incorporates expert systems in CAM/CAD operations that are helpful for designers. It suggests future manufacturing processes for particular products. It covers the topics of structural design process and concurrent engineering in detail. This book has included many scientific diagrams. It also has many real-life case studies to simplify the concepts.

2. Advance Structural Design and Detail

1."Structural Drafting and the Design of Details (Classic Reprint)" by Carlton Thomas Bishop
2."Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details" by Akbar Tamboli
“Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details, Third Edition (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)” Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details Book Review: Completely refreshed with the most recent AISC and ICC codes and particulars, Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details, Second Edition, is the most thorough asset on burden and obstruction factor plan (LRFD) accessible. This legitimate volume overviews the main strategies for interfacing underlying steel parts, covering cutting edge methods and materials, and remembers new data for welding and associations. Many point by point models, photos, and delineations are found all through this commonsense handbook. Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details, Second Edition, covers: Latches and welds for primary connectionsConnections for hub, second, and shear forcesWelded joint plan and productionSplices, segments, and bracket chordsPartially controlled connectionsSeismic designStructural steel detailsConnection plan for exceptional structuresInspection and quality controlSteel deck connectionsConnection to composite individuals.

3."Structural Details: Or Elements of Design in Heavy Framing" by Henry Sylvester Jacoby
4."Precast Concrete Connection Details: Structural Design Manual" by Beton-verlag
5."Industrial Steel Buildings: Structural Planning Design and Details" by Franquintin Talania
6."Modern Concrete Construction Manual: Structural Design, Material Properties, Sustainability (Detail Manual)" by Martin Peck
7."Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors: Basic Skills" by W Otie Kilmer and Rosemary Kilmer
“Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors: Basic Skills” by W Otie Kilmer and Rosemary Kilmer Book Review: Get a realistic manual for delivering development archives that obviously convey the inside space of new development, renovating, or establishment projects with Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors. This profoundly visual book: incorporates such subtleties as furniture, gets done with, lighting, and others. highlights creators? drawings just as those from rehearsing experts. covers drafting essentials and shows; drawing types, plans, and timetables; and PC supported plan. addresses realistic language as a specialized instrument. subtleties the way toward making development archives, the utilization of PCs, and different generation frameworks and principles. incorporates instances of both private and business insides. is a fundamental reference for NCIDQ assessment.

8."Structural Design of Buildings" by Paul Smith
“Structural Design of Buildings” by Paul Smith Book Review: Covering basic issues, likely disappointments and their cures, this is a fundamental on location manual for the conduct of a structure’s design. Introduced in an unmistakable design and easy to use style, the book experiences all the underlying parts of a structure and surveys the significance of the various segments. It clarifies the primary conduct of structures, giving a portion of the rudiments of constructions along with a lot of genuine models and direction.

9."Structural Design for Architects" by Alec Nash
“Structural Design for Architects” by Alec Nash Book Review: Relates the fundamental ideas vital for a planner to speak with underlying specialists. Clarifies the essential math and material science, gravity, loadings on constructions, powers, bowing minutes, and conic areas. Likewise reviews the different kinds of primary materials, stress and underlying joints, and the conduct of various essential primary components.


4. Design of Structures

1."Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures" by P Dayaratnam
Book Review: This book is a very good course book for civil engineering students and a good reference book for design engineers. The book demonstrates the three basic methods of designing which are working stress design, limit state design and ultimate strength design. The book also contains numerous examples on variety of elements like beams, ties, columns, slabs, shells and bridges. The book also contains examples with detailed explanations on minimum weight design of beams. The book also discusses economic analysis and influence of design variable and cost methods.

2."Design of Reinforced Concrete" by Jack C McCormac
Book Review: This book very nicely covers all the theoretical aspects related to design of reinforced concrete and also illustrates the application of concepts. Most of the content in the book has been updated and it also includes new spreadsheets along with various tools that are used to analyze and design reinforced concrete elements and deal with the comparison of alternative solutions. The book also contains a chapter on seismic design and demonstrates the issues related to the design of concrete structures to prevent earthquakes.

3."Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design" by P C Varghese
Book Review: This book provides a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the theory of concrete design. This book is very useful for postgraduate students in the field of civil engineering and is also useful to civil engineers who deal with the practices followed by the industry. The book also analyses the procedures that are specified in BIS codes like those on winds, earthquakes and ductile detailing. The book is very systematically organized and covers all the aspects related to advanced reinforced concrete design.

4."EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES" by Manish Shrikhande and Pankaj Agarwal
“Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures” Book Review: The book aims in explaining necessary concepts for correct implementation of earthquake resistant design. It is divided into seven parts. It begins with the description of engineering seismology, seismic zoning map of India, strong motion characteristics, and seismic design parameters. The second division of this book features chapters based on structural dynamics, single degree of freedom systems, multi degree of freedom systems, seismic pickups, dynamic response, and response spectra. The third part describes elements of earthquake resistant design, a case study on earthquake, effect of structural irregularities on buildings during earthquake, and seismic resistant building architecture. The fourth, fifth, and sixth part covers procedures, analysis, and mathematical models of designs and RC buildings. Final section of this book presents evaluation of existing buildings and case-studies.

5."Topology Design of Structures" by Martin P Bendsoe
“Topology Design of Structures” Book Review: The book is inspired from the papers presented at the NATO advanced research workshop on topology optimization of structures, held at Portugal. The initial chapters of the book describe topology design of discrete structures, discrete design, various methods for topology design, and boundary shaped design methods. Later the topics like relaxation and optimal shape design, effective media theory, optimal design, and aspects of topology design are discussed in detail. The book also features computer-based methods for topology designing.

6."Stability Analysis and Design of Structures" by Gambhir Murari Lal
“Stability Analysis and Design of Structures” Book Review: The book will be suitable for advanced and graduate-level students belonging to the engineering sciences. The fundamental engineering elements like rigid-body assemblage, beam-columns, rigid frames, thin plates, arches, rings, and shells are discussed in this book. The book contains basics of stability theory and is reader friendly and easy to understand. The content of this book can be applied to real-life cases. Many examples, exercises, and worked-out problems are included in this book for self-study and self-assessment.

7."Dynamic Loading And Design Of Structures" by Andreas J Kappos
“Dynamic Loading And Design of Structures” Book Review: The book is a modern piece-of-writing and provides the background for each type of loading. It begins with the chapters containing topics like probabilistic basis, analysis for dynamic loading, wind loading, earthquake, and waves. Moving further to advance content, topics like explosion and impact, human movement, traffic, machine-induced vibrations, and random vibration analysis are discussed. The given theory and principles are illustrated using many examples. The book is basically for the students practicing engineers of civil engineering. It will also be useful for research students working on dynamic loading and analysis.

8."Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures" by J A Purkiss
“Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures” Book Review: The book presents various tools and methods for designing the structures to withstand fire. The topics like design concern, regulatory control, and characteristics of natural fires are thoroughly explained. The design of major structural elements namely concrete, steel, composite, timber, masonry, aluminum, plastics, and glass is discussed in detail. The content of the book is illustrated using a number of examples and worked calculations. It will be an asset for the structural engineers, researchers, building designers, architects, and fire engineers.

“Design of Bridge Structures” Book Review: The book is fully updated and revised. The designs of bridges are up-to-date and improved. The applications of artificial intelligence in bridge engineering are highlighted along with the description of prestressed concrete bridge decks. The book features many diagrams of hydraulic and structural design of bridges and solved examples to illustrate calculations in computer programs. The book will be suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It will be equally important for practicing civil engineers and designers.

10."Structural Design and Drawing: Steel Structures" by D Krishnamurthy
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