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Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Hey all

I have just graduated and have started designing some concrete members which i am not fully familiar with attenuation tanks etc. I was just wondering could anybody recommend the best concrete design book to me to offer me some clear and suitable guidance when designing concrete members. Any information or web sites would be much appreciated.


RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

This is the book I've used.  Very good and very standard text book for college.

Wang & Salmon

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book


Wang and Salmon is the stuff!

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Reynolds and Steedman

The Reinforced Concrete Designers Handbook is very good for a non-us (metric) alternative.

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

While I didn't have the luxury of Wang and Salmon in school, I know it is a widely used textbook for all the right reasons.

I also recommend Reinforced Concrete: Design and Mechanics by James MacGregor as it is outstanding also.

BTW, don't forget to have something a bit up-to-date as the code refernces are in flux.


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RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Winter & Nilson, Design of Concrete Structures is what I've had in college and have always used.  Seems pretty good to me.

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Don't by the Jack McCormac "Design of Reinforced Concrete".  I used the 3rd edition.  It was disjointed and confusing.

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Try MacGregor as well.

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Try classic Park and Paulay: Reinforced Concrete Structures if you want to go beyond basic. Amazing how expensive this book is (only used available by now).

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

The best concrete book) and most bought and used, and referenced by ACI and PCA is "Reinforced Concrete" by Edward Nawy.  It is practical, current, and has good explanations and examples. I might buy the new edition.

However, if you are looking for code examples, the best book is PCA Notes on ACI 318-05.  It is the most comprehensive.  Go to PCA and order the latest. I have '05 and it is great.

If you are designing tanks, which I am doing right now, PCA also has two publications for designing rectangular and circular tanks.

RE: Best Reinforced Concrete Design Book

Have been looking at all those books and thanks for all your information. Just wondering is that Wang & Salmon book metric or imperial or can a copy of both be obtained.

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