Language : English
Published : 2013-11-01
Pages : 888
Foundation Design: Principles and Practices 2nd Edition
For undergraduate/graduate-level foundation engineering courses. Covers the subject matter thoroughly and systematically, while being easy to read. Emphasizes a thorough understanding of concepts and terms before proceeding with analysis and design, and carefully integrates the principles of foundation engineering with their application to practical design problems.
“Practical Field Robotics: A Systems Approach” is a comprehensive reference that takes the reader through the whole process of field robotics, starting from the beginning ‘problem statement’ to the end ‘project demonstration’. It takes a practical approach, showing precisely how to realize a working robotic system, and bridges the gap between existing mathematically based texts and the real work that goes on in research labs all over the world.”Practical Field Robotics: A Systems Approach “includes an overview of field robotics and a detailed examination of hardware and software design. It also covers the equipment requirements, conceptual and operational designs, and safety and reliability for multiple field robots, including those used in nuclear service, underground mining and mowing.Problems are included with additional problems and supporting videos available on a companion website.
This comprehensive book covers all major aspects of the design and maintenance of port facilities, including port planning, design loads for today’s larger vessel size, seismic design guidelines, and breakwater design. New material addresses environmental concerns, the latest developments on inter–modal hubs and transfer points, and the latest information on port security and procedures being implemented around the world.
About the Author
GREGORY P. TSINKER is President of Tsinker & Associates, Inc., in Ontario, Canada.
The most comprehensive, up-to-date construction project management system
Fully revised for the latest technologies and standards, Total Construction Project Management, Second Edition provides a proven framework for completing construction jobs as specified, on schedule, and within budget. You’ll learn how to plan, organize, and control each stage of a project—from initiation to close-out.
This updated edition integrates important new trends, such as technological interoperability, seamless electronic information exchange, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and sustainable building practices. Real-world case studies and customizable sample construction documents are included in this practical guide.
Inside, you’ll find field-tested methods for:
- Preparing project bids and proposals
- Negotiating contracts
- Project planning and initiation
- Scheduling construction
- Estimating, budgeting and cost control
- Project organization and control
- Construction project execution
- Integrating the latest technologies, including BIM and electronic information exchange
- Green building and sustainable construction
- Construction safety and health
- Project communications
- Managing human factors
About the Author
George J. Ritz was a leading expert in construction and project management with 40 years of experience in executing projects in the U.S. and abroad. He worked on a broad spectrum of construction projects, ranging from schools for the physically challenged to world-class petrochemical plants. Mr.Ritz was a registered Professional Engineer and a frequent lecturer on project management and related topics .He wrote Total Engineering Project Management.
Sidney M. Levy has 35 years of experience as a senior executive in a major general contracting firm in New England. He is the author of 30 books on construction means, methods, and operations in the United States and abroad. Mr. Levy has lectured to industry groups in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Japan, and Korea. His book, Project Management in Construction, was awarded the British Chartered Institute of Building Silver Medal. Mr. Levy currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where he is an independent construction consultant.
This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book’s content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.