The popularity of all the earlier thirteenth editions of the books among the students as well as the teachers had made it possible to bring out the fourteenth edition of the book so soon. This edition of the book has been revised on recommendations in the latest revision of IS: 456-1978. While rewriting attempt has been made to update the subject matter pertaining to different chapters by furnishing additional details and solved examples and by revising the text thoroughly whenever required. All the diagrams remade and the composing of this book is made by laser print, latest technology. A new chapter on “Design of Brides” has been introduced in this edition.