Even for a cursory reviewer or reader the all-pervading treasure embedded in the book is eloquent enough and to that extent it is a suitable handbook. But judge by the comprehensiveness of its treatment of concrete structure elemental design and the rudimentary approach employed, it is an indispensable textbook, which all Civil and Building Engineering Students should have.
The book has shown how to take the usual drudgery out of the design of continuous indeterminate structure through the use of computer aid introduced at the end of each chapter ......... I have no reservation in recommending it for use to HND, BSc., Civil and Building Engineering Students and practicing Civil and Structural Engineers.
Engr. J. O. K. Ajayi,
The book has been written from the rich background (theoretical and practical) of the author in analysis of structures and design of reinforced concrete, in particular. The various subject treated in the book are backed with examples that could be easily followed by young engineers and even experienced designers could use it as quick references . The computer programming will be found useful to the designers as this is the tool for the next millennium in the development of engineering analysis all over the world.
This book is highly recommended for practicing civil and structural engineers to be used as reference or manual in both the design office and construction site activities.
It is heart warming to see such a book published and I praise you immensely not only for thinking
about it, but also for finding time to get it done. The whole book is based on experience pivoted on practical designs and details. I have discussed some areas with you I personnaly believe need to be revisited.
The book, I also believe, will be useful by Students and Practitioners of Civil/Structural Engineering.
Engr. T. O. A. Bamgbopa,
The book is answer to the yearning of both the practicing consultant and the tertiary institution lecturer. It treats topics of interest for Reinforced Concrete Design for both academic and practicing engineers, builders, architects and quantity surveyors. The author painstakingly simplified this approaches so that
the reader is not bogged down with a lot of theory. It is an engineering design book per excellence with lots of practical illustrations and worked examples. It treats topics which are beyond the scope of undergraduate RC design work in such a way a lecturer is tempted to get them treated at that level.
The computer approach incorporated in the treatment of the various topics makes the book a relevant text for all time. It is an excellent book which anyone that works with reinforced concrete should aspire to own.
The book meets the requirements for the professional examinations of the Nigeria Institute of Building and is so endorsed for adoption.
Bldr (Prof) 'Bayo Olateju (Honourable Commisioner)
For: The Registrar.
The book presents a unified view of the processes that are involved in the design of reinforced concrete structures... Each design is followed by detailed drawings of all the structural elements. The book is well written. It sufficiently covers the OND and HND programmes and SSc programme in the area of reinforced concrete structures. The book is also good for practicing Engineers ·
Prof. A.S. Adedimila
Head of Department.
It's approach to the design of various elements is simple and easy to follow and each element
designed is fully detailed. Its comprehensive treatment of staircases, foundation design and other structures like box culverts and water retaining structure not normally encountered in structural design textbooks is commendable. It fully deals with the application of computer programs for design and this should help put the Nigerian Engineer in centre stage of the use of computer as we approach the new millennium.
The book will therefore be useful not only to the Consultant but to all practicing Engineers as well as Architecture, Building Technology and Civil Engineering Students. It will also be an invaluable aid to all who teach Structural Engineering Design with special bias for computer aided design.
A. A. Fayemi,
Head of Department.
Our opinion of this "overdue" book on practical reinforced concrete design is that, it combined in one text-book chapters on theoretical, practical and computer application in reinforced concrete elemental design.
The book is overdue because it is the first of its kind written by an indigenous writer who is not directly in the academics. One could only appreciate the book because of its simplicity and practical application in the specialized area of structural design.
In our honest opinion, we recommend this book of the "Millennium" to our members and other relevant
professionals in the construction industry.
Bldr. M. A. Ogunbiyi,
Honourary General Secretary.
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