This Guide replaces both the Engineer's Guide and the Starship Design Guide, but is different from either. If you have both the EG and the SDG, you will gain little except ease of reference in building ships. Please do not purchase this product without careful consideration.
The Starship Construction and Engineer's Guide integrates the Engineer's Guide with the Starship Design Guide, forming them into one complete whole.
The guide is written in the format of the Engineer's Guide, with a system and subsystem presentation of the starship components, with complete descriptions of what they are and how they work, and with the available components then listed after each (sub)system description. This is in contrast to the Starship Design Guide - which listed the components by Tech Level, with little explanation - and in contrast to the Engineer's Guide, which only described the components and their function.