Construction Project Administration

Author: Edward R. Fisk
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133149250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Construction Project Administration , Tenth Edition, shows readers how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout. From start to finish, the topics pertinent to each stage of a project are introduced and discussed as they occur throughout the life of the project. Readers learn how to unite the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc.) and provide them with a workable system for operating as an effective construction team. Reflecting the latest technology, laws, and regulations, the text addresses concepts using simple, straightforward language and numerous real-world examples.

Construction Project Administration

Author: Edward R. Fisk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130984722
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on the author's extensive experience in construction engineering, administration, and education, this reference addresses each of the principal contract administration duties in logical order?from the hands-on viewpoint of a resident engineer on a construction project. Takes a project team approach for improved job efficiency, outlining a construction team operation in which the administrator delegates to the greatest possible extent all those contract administration functions that can be more effectively done in the field. Updates all chapters to twenty-first century technology. Adds coverage on Electronic Project Administration. Revises coverage of construction scheduling, based on contributions from an acknowledged expert in that field. Explores the various relationships between parties involved in construction, offering guidance on what to say or do, and what not to say or do, to avoid the risk of claims. Provides filled-out examples of documentation forms recommended for construction administration. Includes the latest DOT and local standards specs and applications for city and county projects. Provides information to help managers promote on-the-job safety. Helps managers improve job efficiency with guide specs for specifying CPM. Ideal as a review for those preparing for certification exams, a reference for seasoned professionals, and a single-source primer for those new to construction.

Understanding Construction Drawings

Author: Mark W. Huth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285061020
Format: PDF, Docs
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This proven, uniquely practical book provides a thorough guide to reading, understanding, and working with construction drawings. Now updated to reflect the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Residential Code, the Sixth Edition includes accurate, up-to-date information on current materials, practices, and standards to prepare you for career success in modern building trades. The book is designed from start to finish for real-world relevance, with topics organized based on actual construction processes, realistic construction drawings integrated into chapter content, hundreds of practical questions and activities, and full-size residential and commercial construction prints. A new feature highlights information on environmental considerations such as energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and green building practices, emphasizing the growing importance of these concepts in the modern construction industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Tunnel Construction Second Edition

Author: David N. Chapman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498766455
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction required to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies related to real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a case study related to Crossrail’s project in London, focussing on the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street station tunnels and including considerations of building tunnels in a congested urban area; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including further examples of all the different types of machine as well as multi-mode machines. The coverage includes: Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques Descriptions of the various main tunnelling techniques Health and safety considerations Monitoring of tunnels during construction Description of the latest tunnel boring machines Case studies with real examples, including Crossrail’s project in London Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals and novices in tunnelling.

Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection

Author: Edward R. Fisk
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471201670
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection offers expert tools and advice on construction inspection for buildings and civil engineering projects, including construction of roads, highways, pipelines, reservoirs, water and wastewater projects, hydroelectric, and other large engineered projects. More than 150 informative illustrations supplement expert coverage of the activities and processes involved in observing and documenting a project through the construction phase–from initial site work and geotechnical work to major engineered structural systems in concrete and steel, and project acceptance by the owner.

Open Channel Hydraulics

Author: A. Osman Akan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080479804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Open Channel Hydraulics is written for undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students, and practicing engineers. Written in clear and simple language, it introduces and explains all the main topics required for courses on open channel flows, using numerous worked examples to illustrate the key points. With coverage of both introduction to flows, practical guidance to the design of open channels, and more advanced topics such as bridge hydraulics and the problem of scour, Professor Akan's book offers an unparalleled user-friendly study of this important subject ·Clear and simple style suited for undergraduates and graduates alike ·Many solved problems and worked examples ·Practical and accessible guide to key aspects of open channel flow

Construction administration

Author: Patrick C. Mays
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This book helps architects develop a systematic method for tracking and cross-referencing the enormous amount of information generated by a construction project. It provides valuable guidelines on construction project management.

Construction Business Management

Author: John E. Schaufelberger
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 013300287X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Construction is a risky business! And unfortunately the reality is that construction company managers often lack the necessary “business management” skills needed to ensure the survival of their firms. This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind that consolidates critical business management topics, and presents them practically and accessibly by showing how they relate to the management of a construction company.