The Foundations of Engineering Contracts

Author: F R Roulston **Decd**
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135833788
Format: PDF, 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.

Engineering Contracts

Author: ROBERT RIBEIRO
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080530990
Format: PDF
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Engineering Contracts is intended for those who wish to acquire skills in drafting, negotiating and working with commercial and engineering contracts. It aims to bring a different approach to the subject; combining the traditional legal perspective of the law of contract with the needs of the commercial manager or engineer who is seeking solutions to technical and commercial problems. The context within which these matters are examined is as wide as possible; for the purposes of illustration cases are drawn from the fields of mechanical, electrical, chemical, electronic and civil engineering, as well as from construction and building contracts. In many cases the important points are common to all disciplines, for instance the importance of ensuring that what has been specified is what is delivered by a supplier, and that any such delivery or indeed any event critical to the timely conclusion of a project takes place when arranged. There is advice on how to the concepts broached relate to real-life requirements and the reader will benefit from the helpful 'Legal Questions Answered' section that is included in most chapters. In addition there is a summary guide to drafting an engineering contract, a section on the relevant statutes and other legislation in force, and a list of the engineering institutions and their standard forms of contract. Case-studies of genuine and practical origin from the author's wide-ranging experience in industrial practice complete this comprehensive treatment of the subject matter.

Concrete Foundations for Turbine Generators

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

Foundations of Contract Law

Author: Richard Craswell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566629904
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Foundations of Engineering

Author: Mark T. Holtzapple
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780072480825
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book gives freshman engineering students a solid foundation for all their future coursework. It provides an overview to the engineering profession and of the skills they will need to develop, as well as an introduction to fundamental engineering topics such as thermodynamics, rate processes, and Newton's laws. An important aspect of the book's approach is the method of Engineering Accounting, which casts the basic conservation laws (e.g., of energy or mass) as simple "accounting" procedures. This is a unifying concept that facilitates problem-solving across all engineering disciplines.

Cengage Advantage Books Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business

Author: Marianne M. Jennings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305465253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With more than 200 real-world cases and critical-thinking exercises, FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 3E helps readers define their ethical compass within the business world. Authored by a renowned scholar of business ethics, it uses an integrated approach to thoroughly explore the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics. A concise legal environment text, it covers all core topics and features intriguing examples of legal and ethical issues pulled straight from the news and pop culture. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Pile Design and Construction Practice Sixth Edition

Author: Michael Tomlinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466592648
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written to Eurocode 7 and the UK National Annex Updated to reflect the current usage of Eurocode 7, along with relevant parts of the British Standards, Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition maintains the empirical correlations of the original—combining practical know how with scientific knowledge —and emphasizing relevant principles and applications of soil mechanics and design. Contractors, geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations can find the most current types of pile, piling equipment, and relevant methods in this latest work. The book summarizes recent changes, including new codified design procedures addressing design parameters and partial safety factors. It also presents several examples, many based on actual problems. Broad and Comprehensive In Its Coverage Contains material applicable to modern computational practice Provides new sections on the construction of micropiles and CFA piles, pile-soil interaction, verification of pile materials, piling for integral bridge abutments, use of polymer stabilising fluids, and more Includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile groups under compressive loading, piled foundations for resisting uplift and lateral loading, and the structural design of piles and pile groups Covers marine structures, durability of piled foundations, ground investigations, and pile testing Addresses miscellaneous problems such as machinery foundations, underpinning, mining subsidence areas, geothermal piles, and unexploded ordnance Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition serves as a comprehensive guide for practicing geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. This text also works as a resource for piling contractors and graduate students studying geotechnical engineering.

Estimating in Heavy Construction

Author: Dieter Jacob
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433606242
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents the theoretical background as well as best practice examples of estimating in heavy construction. The examples stem from practitioners in international large-scale construction projects. As distinct from other publications on estimating, this book presents specific numbers and costs are calculated precisely. In this way the book helps to avoid errors in the estimating of construction projects like roads, bridges, tunnels, and foundations.