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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Sep 23, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 580 pages
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This substantially revised second edition takes into account the provisions of the revised Indian Code of practice for Plain and Reinforced Concrete IS 456 : 2000. It also provides additional data on detailing of steel to make the book more useful to practicing engineers. The chapter on Limit State of Durability for Environment has been completely revised and the new provisions of the code such as those for design for shear in reinforced concrete, rules for shearing main steel in slabs, lateral steel in columns, and stirrups in beams have been explained in detail in the new edition. This comprehensive and systematically organized book is intended for undergraduate students of Civil Engineering, covering the first course on Reinforced Concrete Design and as a reference for the practicing engineers. Besides covering IS 456 : 2000, the book also deals with the British and US Codes. Advanced topics of IS 456 : 2000 have been discussed in the companion volume Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (also published by Prentice-Hall of India). The two books together cover all the topics in IS 456 : 2000 and many other topics which are so important in modern methods of design of reinforced concrete.

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This book is very good for both professionals as well as tutors, I have not seen the recent edition of the same, since the earlier edition may not follow the current IS code please check for the same.

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P. C. VARGHESE, M.S., M.Engg. (Harvard), PhD, had his postgraduate education first in soil mechanics at the Harvard University, the USA (under Professor Terzaghi and Professor Casagrande) and also later in reinforced concrete at the Imperial College, London (under Professor A.L.L. Baker). He was among the founding faculty member of IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka). An honorary Professor at Anna University, Chennai, he was formerly, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He also worked as UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor, University of Moratuwa, Colombo. He has been consultant to various projects in India and abroad. Besides, he has worked as Assistant Soil Specialist at Hirakud Dam (Orissa) during the laying of the foundations and as Construction Engineer while he was a member of the staff of the Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur. A distinguished teacher and well-known Consultant, Professor Varghese is an established author.

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