Construction Methods and Management / Edition 8

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Overview

Construction Methods and Management, 8/e, is designed to guide construction engineers and managers in planning, estimating, and directing construction operations safely and effectively. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the text integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction. It incorporates both customary U.S. units and metric (SI) units and is the only text to present concrete formwork design equations and procedures using both measurement systems. This edition features information on the latest developments in soil excavation, asphalt paving, and earthmoving equipment.

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A basic text that can be used for an upper-level, one-semester, introductory course or a more in-depth series of two or more courses for students of architecture and civil engineering. The topics include critical path methods, contracts, construction economics, productivity, safety and health, building construction, heavy construction, and earth moving. Requires knowledge of a conventional computer programming language, and recommends visits to actual construction sites. Includes new material and revisions of the 1993 edition; first published in 1980. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A comprehensive basic text for a variety of construction courses for architecture and civil engineering students. This edition (second was in 1987) incorporates new and revised material to reflect recent developments in the construction industry. Major additions include the topics of aggregate production, linear scheduling, repair and rehabilitation of transportation facilities, robots in construction, and trenchless excavation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135000793
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 547,120
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

PART ONE: EARTHMOVING AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

2. Earthmoving Materials and Operations

3. Excavating and Lifting

4. Loading and Hauling

5. Compacting and Finishing

6. Rock Excavation

7. Production of Aggregate, Concrete, and Asphalt Mixes

8. Paving and Surface Treatments

9. Compressed Air and Water Systems

PART TWO: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10. Foundations

11. Wood Construction

12. Concrete Construction

13. Concrete Form Design

14. Masonry Construction

15. Steel Construction

PART THREE: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

16. Planning and Scheduling

17. Construction Economics

18. Contract Construction

19. Construction Safety and Health and Equipment Maintenance

20. Improving Productivity and Performance

APPENDIX A: METRIC CONVERSION FACTORS

APPENDIX B: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS

APPENDIX C: CONSTRUCTION INTERNET SOURCES

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