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THE ESSENTIAL POCKET REFERENCE FOR FIELD ENGINEERS—expanded, completely revised—and more useful than ever!

As an engineer working in the field, you can't bring along a library of technical materials for every problem that might arise. You need a compact portable reference containing the wide range of technical data necessary to conduct preliminary surveys ... solve field problems ... evaulate construction plans ... select building materials ... and deal with hundreds of other unpredictable situations.

For more than two decades, professional engineers, contractors, and project supervisors have turned to Parmley's FIELD ENGINEER'S MANUAL for instant access to reliable data on hydraulics
• erosion control
• drainage
• construction materials
• welding
• sewage collection
• water supply and storage
• fire protection
• energy and fuels
• geology and soils
• athletic facilities and more.

Completely revised, this Third Edition includes new sections on sewage treatment, streets and roads, and rope tying, as well as expanded and updated coverage of field inspection, electricity, HVAC, surveying, drainage, safety and first aid, and much more.

Along with an attractive new layout that makes accessing information even easier, this complete working tool comes all-inclusive with over 400 illustrations, mathematical formulas, conversion tables, information on SI units, and a comprehensive cross-referenced index.

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A pocket reference (5.25x8.5") for field engineers, encompassing technical data on conducting preliminary surveys, solving field problems, evaluating construction plans, and selecting building materials. Tables and b&w charts and diagrams allow for instant access to information on subjects including hydraulics, erosion control, drainage, welding, energy and fuels, and fire protection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071356244
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2001
  • Series: Portable Engineering Ser.
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 741,157
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT O. PARMLEY, P.E., CMfgE, CSI, is co-founder, President and Principal Consulting Engineer of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd., Professional Consulting Engineers, Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Design Drafting Association, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and is listed in the AAES Who's Who in Engineering.

Mr. Parmley holds a BSME and an MSCE from Columbia Pacific University and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, California, and Canada. He is also a certified manufacturing engineer under SME's national certification program and a certified wastewater plant operator in the State of Wisconsin.

In a career covering four decades, Mr. Parmley has worked on the design and construction supervision of a wide variety of structures, systems, and machines—from dams and bridges to municipal sewage treatment facilities and public water projects. The author of over 40 technical articles published in leading professional journals, he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the ILLUSTRATED SOURCEBOOK OF MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, the HVAC FIELD MANUAL, the HYDRAULICS FIELD MANUAL, Second Edition, the HVAC DESIGN DATA SOURCEBOOK, the MECHANICAL COMPONENTS HANDBOOK, and the STANDARD HANDBOOK OF FASTENING & JOINING, Third Edition, all published by McGraw-Hill.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Sect. 1 Field Inspection
Sect. 2 Mathematical Data and Formulas
Sect. 3 General Conversion Tables
Sect. 4 The Metric System of Units (SI)
Sect. 5 Construction Materials and Data
Sect. 6 Athletic Facilities
Sect. 7 Electrical Information
Sect. 8 Mechanical Formulas and Data
Sect. 9 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Sect. 10 Structural
Sect. 11 Welding
Sect. 12 Surveying
Sect. 13 Drainage
Sect. 14 Streets and Roads
Sect. 15 Hydraulics
Sect. 16 Sewage Collection
Sect. 17 Sewage Treatment
Sect. 18 Water: Supply, Storage, and Fire Protection
Sect. 19 Geology and Soils
Sect. 20 Energy and Fuels
Sect. 21 Economics
Sect. 22 Locating Buried Pipe and Utilities
Sect. 23 Erosion Control
Sect. 24 Rope Splicing and Tying
Sect. 25 Safety and First Aid
About the Editor-in-Chief
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