Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management

Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management

by Richard J. Diven
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1557535671

ISBN-13: 9781557535672

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

Publisher: Purdue University Press

As the built environment ages, demolition has become a rapidly growing industry offering major employment opportunities. During the 1990s the number of contractors grew by nearly 60 percent and there are now over 800 U.S. companies focused on demolition, as well as many more offering this service as part of their portfolio. It has also become an increasingly

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As the built environment ages, demolition has become a rapidly growing industry offering major employment opportunities. During the 1990s the number of contractors grew by nearly 60 percent and there are now over 800 U.S. companies focused on demolition, as well as many more offering this service as part of their portfolio. It has also become an increasingly complex business, requiring a unique combination of project management skills, legal and contractual knowledge, and engineering skills from its practitioners. Demolition was created in partnership with the National Demolition Association, and is written specifically with students of construction management and engineering in mind, although it will also be an invaluable reference for anyone involved in demolition projects. The book covers modern demolition practices, the impact of different construction types, demolition regulations, estimating demolition work, demolition contracts, safety on the demolition project, typical demolition equipment, debris handling and recycling, use of explosives, demolition contractors’ participation in disaster response, and demolition project management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557535672
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
492,205
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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