Steel Design covers the fundamentals of structural steel design with an emphasis on the design of members and their connections, rather than the integrated design of buildings. Not only is Steel Design a revision of LRFD Steel Design, it also encompasses the 2005 unification of LRFD and ASD as is covered in the Steel Construction Manual. The book is designed so that instructors can easily teach either LRFD or ASD, or both, time-permitting, as the differences in the two approaches are mostly conceptual. The application of fundamental principles is encouraged for design procedures as well as for practical design, but so is a theoretical approach, enhancing the students development. While the book is intended for junior-and senior-level engineering students, some of the later chapters can be used in graduate courses. Due to the changes that were made to many provisions of the Steel Construction Manual, practicing engineers will find this text useful in reviewing current practices and it will be an essential reference tool.
"I really like this text because of the suggestions and hints provided. The examples in the text also match well with the ones in the AISC Manual. Together, they give the students the full range of techniques they will need when they become practicing engineers."
"Easy to understand and quite clear."
"The book is well written and at an appropriate level for a first steel design class."
William T. Segui is a Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Memphis, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1968. He holds a B.S.C.E, M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. After obtaining his B.S.C.E., he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1963. In 1963, he joined Wilbur Smith Associates, where he was a highway bridge designer. In 1964, he enrolled in graduate school and was the recipient of an NSF Graduate Traineeship. Since joining the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Memphis, he has received two NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowships at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He has worked several summers for various consulting firms and for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a recipient of the University of Memphis Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000. Professor Segui is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and is a member of the Committee on Manuals. He received the 2011 AISC Special Achievement Award for his contributions to steel design education. He is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Tennessee Structural Engineers Association. He is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee.