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Overview

Everything you need to know about using cranes and derricks

If you employ cranes, trust one rock-solid reference to provide tried-and-tested guidelines for selecting and working with them safely and efficiently. Nothing available covers the subject with the depth and expertise you'll find in Cranes and Derricks. The authors - Howard I.

Shapiro, Jay P. Shapiro, and Lawrence K. Shapiro, are the principals of an international firm that's helped define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering.

This new third edition addresses...

*the latest innovations and technologies, including new telescopic crane attachments and heavy-lift mobile crane arrangements - both telescopic and lattice boom - and newly-permitted partial outrigger extensions

*a solution to the problem of crane stability under dynamic loading

*crane support considerations, pick-and-carry work, tailing operations, site access and other site issues

*new information on safety and accident avoidance and risk management

*and much, much more

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Editorial Reviews

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Revised and updated edition (first was 1980) of a comprehensive survey of the capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of all types of cranes and derricks. Includes an updated discussion of the safety and liability issues currently confronting the construction industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070578890
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/27/1999
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1 Basic Concepts and Components 1
Ch. 2 Crane and Derrick Configurations 49
Ch. 3 Loads and Forces 117
Ch. 4 Stability Against Overturning 179
Ch. 5 Mobile-Crane Installations 231
Ch. 6 Tower Crane Installations 351
Ch. 7 Derrick Installations 453
Ch. 8 Controlling Risk 525
Appendix A Conversions Between U.S. Customery, SI, and other Metric Units 587
Appendix B Glossary of Crane and Derrick Terms 589
Index 601
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