Cranes and Derricks Fourth Edition

Author: Lawrence Shapiro
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071625585
Format: PDF
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The Definitive Handbook on Cranes and Derricks--Updated Per the Latest Standards and Equipment Fully revised throughout, Cranes and Derricks. Fourth Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on construction sites. Written for both engineers and non-engineers by the principals of an engineering consulting firm that has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering, this authoritative guide discusses a wide range of equipment and the operations, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of each device. References to U.S. and international codes and standards are included in this practical resource, as well as a comprehensive glossary. Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Edition, covers: Lifting equipment theory and fundamentals Crane and derrick types and configurations Mobile crane practices for both crawler and wheel-based cranes Multiple crane picks Installation design for tower cranes Jumping of tower cranes Chicago boom, guy, gin pole, stiffleg, and other forms of derricks Loads acting on cranes and the forces imposed by cranes on their supports Analysis of wind using ASCE-37 and ASCE-7 Stability against overturning Safety and risk management

Cranes and Derricks

Author: Howard Shapiro
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN:
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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

Rigging Engineering Basics

Author: J. Keith Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692631355
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Practical guide for lift directors, lift planners, rigging engineers, site superintendents, field engineers, rigging foremen, heavy lift managers, heavy haul planners, crane operators, and advanced riggers

Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry Systems

Author: David Duerr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615750163
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry Systems" is the first comprehensive handbook that addresses the use of hydraulic gantry systems for lifting in construction and industrial environments. Written by one of the leading authorities on gantries, this book begins with a detailed history of the development of hydraulic gantry systems starting in 1963 and provides a discussion of the basic features and capabilities of gantries. Additional topics covered include hydraulic system components and functions, the types and nature of the loads that act during a lift, stability analysis, lift planning considerations, engineering of header beams and track systems, and industry standards, safety and risk management.

The Monkey s Wrench

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140188929
Format: PDF, Docs
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Faussone, an Italian engineer, describes projects he has worked on all around the world and explains what he has learned in his travels.

Business Ethics

Author: Andrew Crane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199697310
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fourth edition of Business Ethics explores throughout the text, in the context of business ethics, the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions:� Globalization� Sustainability� Corporate citizenship. Crane and Matten provides a truly global approach with a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economies and all around the world.The text's accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure it is engaging for students new to the subject. The text features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online and Ethics in Action. It also focuses on skills, such as key decision-making skills, through in-text features including Skill Checks, Think Theory boxes and Key Concept boxes. New to this editionExtended coverage of SMEs and social enterprise, world religions and business ethics, whistleblowing, personal decision-making and feminist ethicsUpdated cases, examples, and vignettes throughout featuring recent cases that have raised complex ethical issues including the News International phone-hacking scandal, the ethical challenges presented by social media, and changes to banking regulations to avert another financial crisisExtended coverage of Asian, Arabian, Latin American, and African perspectives on the ethical debates and dilemmas faced by businesses in their regionsNew in-text features highlight the business skills covered in each chapterEnhanced resources on the website including, for students, related video links for each chapter, a careers advice section, all EoS have been updated to feature a new recent film, to help engage students with business ethics through the very latest cultural coverage, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions

Temporary Structures in Construction Third Edition

Author: Robert Ratay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071753087
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and construction With significant revisions, updates, and new chapters, Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition presents authoritative information on professional practice, codes, standards, design, erection, maintenance, and failures of temporary support and access structures used in construction. New developments and advancingtechnologies are discussed throughout the book, and new chapters on construction and environmental loads, cranes, and lessons learned from temporary structure failures have been added. Improve the quality, safety, speed, and financial success of construction projects with help from this practical resource. Inside, 26 expert contributors cover: Professional and business practices Standards, codes, and regulations Construction and environmental loads Construction site safety Legal aspects Cofferdams Earth-retaining structures Diaphragm/slurry walls Construction dewatering Underground/tunneling supports Underpinning Roadway decking Construction ramps, runways, and platforms Scaffolding Shoring/falsework Concrete formwork Bracing and guying for stability Bridge falsework Temporary structures in repair and restoration Cranes Protection of site, adjacent areas, and utilities Failure of temporary structures in construction

Rigging Handbook

Author: Jerry A. Klinke
Publisher: Acra Enterprises Incorporated
ISBN: 9781888724165
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound

Author: David Lewis Yewdall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067094
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th edition relies on the professional experience of the author and other top sound craftspeople to provide a comprehensive explanation of film sound, including mixing, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and digital audio techniques.