After its initial release in 1995, the Civil Engineering Handbook quickly established itself as the go-to resource for knowledgeable individuals in the industry.

To ensure that this volume continues to live up to its reputation as a comprehensive and reliable source of information, the editors have incorporated into this edition the numerous advancements in methods, tools, and materials that have been incorporated into civil engineering research and practice for the past seven years.

The Civil Engineering Handbook by Wai-Fah Chen [Download pdf Below]

The scope of coverage in the second edition of the Civil Engineering Handbook has been significantly expanded. In every section, you will find new content that has been updated and expanded upon.


Over one-third of the guidebook has been completely rewritten or considerably updated. You’ll notice a greater focus on computers, which is a direct result of the tremendous advancements in computer technology that have changed many facets of civil engineering.

You will use it as a survey of the discipline, you will use it to examine a particular subject, but the most important thing you will use The Civil Engineering Handbook for is to find solutions to the challenges, dilemmas, and conundrums that you face in practice.


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