December is an excellent time for a good year-end list.
Often that means best movies, best albums maybe the best television shows of the year.
In the case of ASCE, it’s a great time to review some of the top ASCE book titles from the past 365 days.
Here are some new ASCE books trending in 2019 (click on each book to learn more about the title):
“Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Second Edition”
In this second edition, Williams and Emerson update their popular handbook for professional women in engineering, science and technology with timely information and practical tips for career success.
“Adventures in Managing Water: Real-World Engineering Experiences”
This book provides valuable insight for students and professionals into real-world experiences of water engineers and other water management professionals.
“Subsurface Utility Engineering for Municipalities: Prequalification Criteria and Scope of Work Guide”
This report is a resource for understanding subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and bringing up-to-date practices to the application of SUE for public works projects.
“Wood Pole Structures for Electrical Transmission Lines: Recommended Practice for Design and Use, MOP 141”
MOP 141 provides a vital overview on the design and use of wood poles for overhead utility line structures using sound engineering practices.
“So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils: Discussion on How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings, Second Edition”
This title is written for the layperson in clear, easy-to-understand terms to assist homeowners in understanding why some soils and conditions can lead to structural or cosmetic damage to buildings.
“Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: Preparing the Future Civil Engineer, Third Edition”
The third edition supersedes prior versions as the profession’s guide to defining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become a competent civil engineer.