Construction Failure

Author: Jacob Feld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471574774
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First published in 1968, Jacob Feld′s Construction Failure has long been considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all of the key components of Feld′s comprehensive exploration of the root causes of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude of important industry developments to bring this landmark work up to date for a new generation of engineers, architects, and students. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools, techniques, materials, and construction methods, Construction Failure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on the burgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thorough examination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like the original, this edition discusses technical and procedural failures of many different types of structures, but is now supplemented with new case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in action today. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from our mistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With this revised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld′s now–posthumous message will continue to be heard for years to come. Jacob Feld′s comprehensive work on failure analysis has now been skillfully amended to address current design and construction tools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition′s peerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure, Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expanded coverage of: ∗ Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures ∗ Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, and more ∗ Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber, masonry, and other materials ∗ Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, and alternative dispute resolution techniques ∗ Construction safety issues ∗ Many different types of structures, including dams and bridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirty years ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for design engineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and students in all of these fields.

Construction Contractors Survival Guide

Author: Thomas C. Schleifer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471513247
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The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This book identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows how to avoid them. Each element of failure is defined, illustrated by real examples, and ways are discussed to avoid or minimize the risks involved. The final chapter shows how to bring all these elements together to develop a positive and workable management strategy. This survival guide should prove invaluable to the 1.4 million individual construction-industry businesses in this country.

Libraries and Archives

Author: Susan Garretson Swartzburg
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461669197
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fills a need for a selective bibliography focusing on library design that will not only house collections appropriately but also be comfortable for readers and staff.

Construction of Fills

Author: Edward J. Monahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471585237
Format: PDF
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The compaction guide to greater profits, less hassle. Boost your bottom line with the expert, efficient soil compaction techniques and technological solutions in this fully updated Second Edition. This revision will provide the contractor, fill inspector, and geotechnical engineer with greater coverage of environmental topics, including. * Septic system site investigation, evaluation, design, and construction, plus existing system renovation, repair, maintenance, and management * The latest uses of artificial fills from around the world--foam plastics, Elastizell, Geocell, Solite, and waste materials like shredded tires and wood chips * New material and helpful case studies on the correlation of Standard and Modified Proctor densities and a method for determining numerical values of bearing capacities for Proctor densities In addition to the current state of the art of fill technology, basic insights into soil behavior are provided. Innovative and patented methods of design are presented, especially valuable for young practitioners and those responsible for their supervision and continuing education. Reviewed as "conversational," "humorous," "full of wisdom," and "practical," this unusually readable resource is a profit-maker no construction professional can afford to do without.

Construction foreman s job guide

Author: James E. Clyde
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An extremely practical guide to all tasks involved in engineering and construction projects. Applying over 50 years of experience in the field, the author explains how to do the work, and recognize and solve problems on the job. Topics covered include roads, airports, sewers and sewage treatment, water supply and distribution, tunnels, dams, and more. Offers suggestions on dealing with problem employees and possible court actions. Items are listed alphabetically, and topics are supplemented with photos, tables, charts and sketches that clarify the foreman's duties.