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The Structural Engineer’s Professional Training Manual

© 2008
by Dave Adams

1st Edition Active, In-Print 405 Pages Hardback
9780071481076 0071481079


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The Business and Problem-Solving Skills
Needed for Success in Your Engineering Career!

The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual offers a solid foundation in the real-world business and problem-solving skills needed in the engineering workplace.

Filled with illustrations and practical “punch-list” summaries, this career-building guide provides an introduction to the practice and business of structural and civil engineering, including lots of detailed advice on developing competence and communicating ideas. Comprehensive and easy-to-understand, The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual features:

  • Recommendations for successfully training engineers who are new to the field
  • Methods for bringing together ideas from a variety of sources to find
    workable solutions to difficult problems
  • Information on the real-world behaviors of building materials
  • Guidance on licensing, liability, regulations, and employment
  • Techniques for responsibly estimating design time and cost
  • Tips on communicating design ideas effectively
  • Strategies for working successfully as part of a team

Inside This Skills-Building Engineering Resource

• The Dynamics of Training • The World of Professional Engineering • The Business of Structural Engineering • Building Projects • Bridge Projects • Building Your Own Competence • Communicating Your Designs • Engineering Mechanics • Soil Mechanics • Understanding the Behavior of Concrete • Understanding the Behavior of Masonry Construction • Understanding the Behavior of Structural Steel • Understanding the Behavior of Wood Framing




Chapter 1. Defining Delinquency

Chapter 2. Measuring Delinquency

Chapter 3. Violent Youth Crime

Chapter 4. Illegal Drug Use and Delinquency

Chapter 5. Individual Theories of Delinquency: Choice and Trait Explanations

Chapter 6. Sociological Theory: Cultural Deviance, Strain, and Social Control

Chapter 7. Sociological Theory: Labeling and Conflict Explanations

Chapter 8. Developmental Theories

Chapter 9. Female Delinquency Theories

Chapter 10. The Family and Delinquency

Chapter 11. Schools and Delinquency

Chapter 12. Peer Group and Gang Delinquency

Chapter 13. Police and Delinquency

Chapter 14. The Juvenile Court

Chapter 15. Juvenile Corrections


Case Index

Glossary of Key Terms


Photo Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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