The Foundations of Engineering Contracts

Author: F R Roulston **Decd**
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135833788
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This highly readable guide explains the main features of contracts applicable to the design, construction and servicing of civil, building, electrical or mechanical works. The emphasis throughout is on practical guidance, with clear explanations of the essential elements including legality, uncertainty, undue influence, agencies, overseas works, sub-contracts and quality assurance. Numerous appendices give common terms used in contracts, typical sets of standard conditions and further useful information. The book is particularly suitable for those new to the subject who will find practical guidance on understanding contracts in a wide range of civil engineering and construction works.

The Art of Foundation Engineering Practice

Author: Mohamad H. Hussein
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784473337
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prepared by the Geo-Institute of ASCE The Art of Foundation Engineering Practice contains 40 invited papers on the engineering design, analysis, construction, and monitoring of foundations. The volume is assembled in honor of Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., Dist.M.ASCE. For more than 50 years Clyde Baker has made distinguished contributions to the advancement of foundation engineering, beginningÿwith the early Chicago high-rise buildings through to to the world's current record-setting skyscrapers. The invited papers were contributed by professors, researchers, practicing structural and geotechnical engineers, and contractors. In addition, six papers by Clyde Baker, including a paper based on his 2009 Terzaghi Lecture, are gathered in this book. This book is a valuable source of information on the following topics: historical reviews of land and offshore foundations work; fundamental and advanced foundation analytical procedures; foundation design using in situ geotechnical measurements; drilled shafts in soft and hard rock; foundations in difficult soils and geologic conditions; driven piles; foundations for static and dynamic loads; testing and long-term monitoring; and case histories. Geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, foundation specialists, academics, researchers, geotechnologists, construction engineers, superintendents, and inspectors will find something interesting and beneficial in this book.

Dam Foundation Grouting

Author: Kenneth D. Weaver
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784471142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This work presents an overview and critical review of grouting practices in the US and abroad. This updated edition addresses design considerations, factors affecting routing effectiveness, and equipment. The volume includes new chapters on geologic considerations, grout injection pressure, grouting equipment, preparation for grouting and considerations for remedial grouting.

Construction Contracting

Author: Richard H. Clough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118693213
Format: PDF
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The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management, with sample contracts and documentation and a companion website for additional guidance. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

Foundations of Contract Law

Author: Richard Craswell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566629904
Format: PDF, Docs
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These essays have been specifically selected to further students' understanding of the basics of contract law, and they cover a wide range of topics. The text serves as an excellent facilitator for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Topics include contract formation, remedies for breach, and defenses.

Civil Engineer s Reference Book

Author: L S Blake
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102335
Format: PDF, Docs
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Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Current Practices and Future Trends in Deep Foundations

Author: Jerry A. DiMaggio
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780784407431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Current Practices and Future Trends in Deep Foundations presents 26 papers on state-of-the-art developments in deep foundation design, construction, testing, and inspection which can save time, reduce cost, improve quality, and enhance performance. This Geotechnical Special Publication is in honor of George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E., who has made significant contributions to and personally influenced the development of mainstream design and construction assessment tools on a worldwide basis. Topics include not only trends in deep foundations, but also the theory and international practice of wave equation analysis, dynamic and static pile testing, and non-destructive integrity testing related to deep foundations. Foundation specialists, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, heavy construction contractors, engineering geologists, geotechnologists, and inspectors will find this book beneficial.

Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies

Author: Pascal Hitzler
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420090512
Format: PDF
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With more substantial funding from research organizations and industry, numerous large-scale applications, and recently developed technologies, the Semantic Web is quickly emerging as a well-recognized and important area of computer science. While Semantic Web technologies are still rapidly evolving, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies focuses on the established foundations in this area that have become relatively stable over time. It thoroughly covers basic introductions and intuitions, technical details, and formal foundations. The book concentrates on Semantic Web technologies standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium: RDF and SPARQL enable data exchange and querying, RDFS and OWL provide expressive ontology modeling, and RIF supports rule-based modeling. The text also describes methods for specifying, querying, and reasoning with ontological information. In addition, it explores topics that are clearly beyond foundations, such as tools, applications, and engineering aspects. Written by highly respected researchers with a deep understanding of the material, this text centers on the formal specifications of the subject and supplies many pointers that are useful for employing Semantic Web technologies in practice. The book has an accompanying website with supplemental information.

Concrete Foundations for Turbine Generators

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers. Task Committee on Turbine Generator Foundations
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780784414927
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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MOP 136 provides practical guidance for the analysis, design, and construction of concrete foundations for turbine generators.