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.
Civil engineering has made an inestimable contribution to modern life, providing the crucial expertise behind our vast transportation systems and the wide array of built structures where we work, study, and play. In this Very Short Introduction, engineer David Muir Wood turns a spotlight on a field that we often take for granted. He sheds light on the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization, outlines its many accomplishments in the modern era, and points to the hurdles that civil engineering will face in the future. Beginning with the task of creating a settlement on a deserted island, Muir Wood sets out the problems that civil engineers face every day, highlighting the social and environmental challenges as well as the grasp of science and technology needed to craft buildings, bridges, tunnels, houses, and areas of recreation. The author also profiles the lives of some of the major civil engineers, such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the acclaimed builder of steamships, railways, and tunnels, and Sir Joseph Bazalgette, whose sewer system in central London was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics. Finally, Muir Wood considers the growing difficulty of managing our water and energy supplies, and he looks at the engineering profession’s increased sensitivity to building and the environment.
Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Building Code, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2015 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of significant changes since the 2012 IBC , offering key insights into its contents and implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and non-structural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change with strikethroughs and underlines to show modifications to the existing language. Each change is accompanied by a quick summary, detailed illustrations, and discussion of its significance, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The attention to detail, logical organization, and thorough yet concise coverage found in this resource make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2012 IBC.
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 write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students’ improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written with a Construction Multi-Skills context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Gary Taylor, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Construction Multi-Skills and Plumbing industries, this workbook is an effective resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.