Excerpt from Engineering Construction in Iron, Steel, and Timber The primary object which the author had in view in writing this book was to prepare a text-book for students attending the first portion of his lectures on Materials and Structures; but he considers that the work may be found useful t only to engineering students in Technical Colleges and Universities, but also to those engaged in the design of constructional iron and steel work. The modem methods of determining the safe intensity of working stresses in structures have been considered in the first chapter, and have been employed more or less throughout the work. The subjects treated in the various chapters have been considered as briefly as possible, and the numerous examples given are relied upon for more complete explanation. The special feature of the work lies in the various examples which illustrate the design of the most important classes of structures in iron, steel, and timber; these have all been selected from existing works. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.