Construction Methods and Management

ISBN-10: 0131716859

ISBN-13: 9780131716858

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: S. W. Nunnally
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Description: Comprehensive and up-to-date, the text integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction. It incorporates both customary U.S. units and metric ( SI) units and is the only text to present concrete formwork design equations and procedures using both measurement systems. This edition features information on new construction technology, the latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction, the latest developments in wood preservation and major health, safety and environmental concerns.Explains latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction. Presents the latest developments in wood perservation materials and techniques which respond to environmental concerns. Expanded and updated coverage of construction safety and major health hazards and precautions.nbsp;Designed to guide construction engineers and managers in planning, estimating, and directing construction operations safely and effectively.

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List price: $118.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Introduction
The Construction Industry
The Construction Process
Codes and Regulations
State of the Industry
Construction Management
Construction Trends and Prospects
Problems
References
Earthmoving and Heavy Construction
Earthmoving Materials and Operations
Introduction to Earthmoving
Earthmoving Materials
Soil Identification and Classification
Soil Volume-Change Characteristics
Spoil Banks
Estimating Earthwork Volume
Construction Use of the Mass Diagram
Problems
References
Excavating and Lifting
Introduction
Hydraulic Excavators
Shovels
Draglines
Clamshells
Trenching and Trenchless Technology
Cranes
Problems
References
Loading and Hauling
Estimating Equipment Travel Time
Dozers
Loaders
Scrapers
Trucks and Wagons
Problems
References
Compacting and Finishing
Principles of Compaction
Compaction Equipment and Procedures
Ground Modification
Grading and Finishing
Problems
References
Rock Excavation
Introduction
Drilling
Blasting
Rock Ripping
Estimating Production and Cost
Problems
References
Production of Aggregate, Concrete, and Asphalt Mixes
Production of Aggregate
Production of Concrete
Production of Asphalt Mixes
Problems
References
Paving and Surface Treatments
Concrete Paving
Asphalt Paving and Surface Treatments
Pavement Repair and Rehabilitation
Problems
References
Compressed Air and Water Systems
Introduction
Compressed Air Systems
Water Supply Systems
Problems
References
Building Construction
Foundations
Foundation Systems
Spread Footings
Piles
Piers and Caissons
Stability of Excavations
Protecting Excavations and Workers
Dewatering Excavations
Pressure Grouting
Problems
References
Wood Construction
Introduction
Wood Materials and Properties
Frame Construction
Timber Construction
Fastenings, Connections, and Notching
Problems
References
Concrete Construction
Construction Applications of Concrete
Concrete Construction Practices
Concrete Formwork
Reinforcing Steel
Quality Control
Problems
References
Concrete Form Design
Design Principles
Design Loads
Method of Analysis
Slab Form Design
Wall and Column Form Design
Design of Lateral Bracing
Problems
References
Masonry Construction
Brick Masonry
Concrete Masonry
Other Masonry Materials
Estimating Quantity of Masonry
Construction Practice
Problems
References
Steel Construction
Introduction
Structural Steel
Steel Erection
Field Connections
Safety
Problems
References
Construction Management
Planning and Scheduling
Introduction
Bar Graph Method
CPM-The Critical Path Method
Scheduling and Resource Assignment Using CPM
Practical Considerations in Network Use
Linear Scheduling Methods
Problems
References
Construction Economics
Introduction
Time Value of Money
Equipment Cost
Equipment Rental
The Rent-Lease-Buy Decision
Financial Management of Construction
Problems
References
Contract Construction
Introduction
Bidding and Contract Award
Construction Contracts
Plans and Specifications
Contract Administration
Problems
References
Construction Safety and Health and Equipment Maintenance
Importance of Safety
OSHA
Safety Programs
Safety Procedures
Environmental Health in Construction
Equipment Maintenance
Problems
References
Improving Productivity and Performance
The Big Picture
Work Improvement
Quantitative Management Methods
Computers and Other Tools
Robots in Construction
The Future
Problems
References
Metric Conversion Factors
Construction Industry Organizations
Construction Internet Sources
Index
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