Construction Equipment Management for Engineers Estimators and Owners

Construction Equipment Management for Engineers Estimators and Owners 

Douglas Granberg

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Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners is intended to be a reference book for construction project managers, estimators, construction equipment fleet managers, and professional engineers. The book also contains information relevant to both the public and private sectors. It contains a great deal of ‘‘hands-on, how-to’’ information about equipment management based on the authors’ personal construction experiences throughout the world. It is written as a guide for individuals who need to estimate the cost of equipment on a given project and do not have data at their fingertips because their routine business does not involve a lot of equipment-related construction. The authors also hope that their book will be useful to the public agency equipment manager whose need is to minimize equipment costs rather than to maximize the profit earned by the equipment.




Content :
  • Evolution of Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Cost of Owning and Operating Construction Equipment
  • Equipment Life and Replacement Procedures
  • Earthmoving, Excavating, and Lifting Equipment Selection
  • Advanced Methods in Estimating and Optimizing Construction Equipment System
  • Stochastic Methods for Estimating Productivity
  • Scheduling Equipment-Intensive Horizontal Construction Projects
  • Scheduling Lifting Equipment for Vertical Construction
  • The Buy, Lease, or Rent Decision
  • Construction Equipment Maintenance
  • Construction Equipment Site Safety
  • Construction Equipment Security
  • Inventory Procedures and Practices


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Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD

Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD 

Alan Williams

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The purpose of this book is to introduce engineers to the design of steel structures using the International Code Council’s 2012 International Building Code (IBC). The International Building Code is a national building code that has consolidated and replaced the three model codes previously published by Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). The first Code was published in 2000 and it has now been adopted by most jurisdictions in the United States. In the 2012 IBC, two specifications of the American Institute of Steel Construction are adopted by reference. This book is based on the final draft of AISC 360-10. Where appropriate, the text uses the 13th edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which includes AISC 360-05, as the 14th edition of the Manual was not available at the time of this publication. The design aids in the Manual are independent of the edition of the Specification.



Content :
  • Steel Buildings and Design Criteria
  • Design Loads
  • Behavior of Steel Structures under Design Loads
  • Design of Steel Beams in Flexure
  • Design of Steel Beams for Shear and Torsion
  • Design of Compression Members
  • Design by Inelastic Analysis
  • Design of Tension Members
  • Design of Bolted Connections
  • Design of Welded Connections
  • Plate Girders
  • Composite Members


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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 

Theodore L. Bergman

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his Forward to Preface of the sixth edition of this work, Frank Incropera shared with read- ers the timeline for the multi-edition transition of authorship from Incropera and DeWitt to Bergman and Lavine. Throughout the 15 years of our involvement with the text, we have been inspired by, and mindful of, Frank’s insistence that the quality of the expository material be of paramount importance. We have also attempted to demonstrate the relevance of heat transfer by providing a multitude of examples, ranging from traditional and non-traditional energy generation to potential climate change, where heat transfer plays a vital role. Since our initial participation in the sixth edition, unexpected developments have evolved in engineering education. For example, the escalating cost of higher education is now debated at all levels of political leadership. As classroom instructors and parents of college students, this concern is not lost on us. In response, we have taken steps to hold the cost of the text in check by reducing its page count and forgoing production of a new edition of the companion text, Introduction to Heat Transfer. 





Content :
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Conduction
  • One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Transient Conduction
  • Introduction to Convection
  • External Flow
  • Internal Flow
  • Free Convection
  • Boiling and Condensation
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Radiation: Processes and Properties
  • Radiation Exchange Between Surfaces
  • Diffusion Mass Transfer


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Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete

Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete 

Xincheng Pu

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the book discusses the technical approach toward the manufacture and the basic principles of 100–150 MPa super-high-strength high-performance concrete with common raw materials and common technology. The manufacturing technology and mix proportions of the concrete are described in detail. The characteristics of pore structure, interface structure, and macrostructure as well as the composition character of the hydration products for super-high-strength high-performance concrete are studied; the strength, deformation, and durability of such concrete are discussed. The application and technical-economic benefits of super-high-strength high-performance concrete currently available are reviewed and the prospects for their application are described.




Content :
  • 1 Modern civil engineering and modern concrete 
  • 2 Approaches and principles 
  • 3 Important effects of active mineral admixtures 
  • 4 Analysis of the pozzolanic effect and strength composition
  • 5 Raw materials 
  • 6 The problems with preparation techniques
  • 7 Structure 
  • 8 Strength and deformation properties
  • 9 Durability 
  • 10 Test methods 
  • 11 Applications, trials, and prospects


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Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach 

BRIESMEISTER

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In this toolbox or book, as some would call it, the reader will fi nd three systems that, used together, can be used to eff ectively manage the complex construction of large, complex projects. Each of these systems should be viewed as a tool that was designed with over twenty years of formal education and forged in the fi res of more than thirty years in the fi eld of onsite construction. If a person is tired of welding piping in the trenches or bolting up steel structures, there is the Work Management System that will help him or her move out of that trench or off of that structure into a career as a labor superintendent, which could potentially lead this person to managing his or her own construction company someday.





Content :
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Project Management System: Part I
  • Chapter 3: Project Management System: Part II
  • Chapter 4: Project Management System: Part III
  • Chapter 5: Work Management System
  • Chapter 6: Quality Management System
  • Chapter 7: Bringing It All Together
  • Chapter 8: Lessons Learned from the Field


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Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Advances in Mechanical Engineering 

Alexander Evgrafov

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The “Modern Engineering: Science and Education” (MESE) conference was initially organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University in June 2011 in St. Petersburg (Russia). It was envisioned as a forum to bring together scientists, university professors, graduate students, and mechanical engineers, presenting new science, technology, and engineering ideas and achievements. The idea of holding such a forum proved to be highly relevant. Moreover, both location and timing of the conference were quite appealing. Late June is a wonderful and romantic season in St. Petersburg—one of the most beautiful cities, located on the Neva river banks, and surrounded by charming greenbelts. The conference attracted many participants, working in various fields of engineering: design, mechanics, materials, etc. The success of the conference inspired the organizers to turn the conference into an annual event.




Content :
  • Frameworks not Restorable from Self Stresses
  • Structural Modifications Synthesis of Bennett Mechanism
  • Kinematic Research of Bricard Linkage Modifications 
  • Drive Selection of Multidirectional Mechanism with Excess Inputs
  • Engineering Calculations of Bolt Connections. 
  • Modern Methods of Contact Forces Between Wheelset and Rails Determining.
  • A Novel Design of an Electrical Transmission Line Inspection Machine
  • One Stable Scheme of Centrifugal Forces Dynamic Balance
  • New Effective Data Structure for Multidimensional Optimization
  • Orthogonal Packing Problems
  • One-Dimensional Models in Turbine Blades Dynamics
  • Stationary Oscillation in Two-Mass Machine Aggregate with Universal-Joint Drive.
  • The Vibrations of Reservoirs and Cylindrical Supports of Hydro
  • Technical Constructions Partially Submerged into the Liquid
  • Mathematical Modelling of Interaction of the Biped Dynamic Walking Robot with the Ground
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking and Electrochemical Potential of Titanium Alloys
  • Metal Flow Control at Processes of Cold Axial Rotary Forging.


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Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair 

Anthony P. Chrest

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Parking structures are found all over the world. They serve office buildings, shopping centers, banks, universities, airports, train stations, bus stations, and hospitals, in both urban and suburban settings. Parking structures have been designed and built for decades. Why then, the need for this book? The parking structure design is more difficult than it first appears, which can lead to defects in the completed building. Yet this need not be so. We hope that our advice will raise awareness of parking structure complexities and lead to improved design, construction, maintenance, and repair.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Planning for structured parking
  • Functional design
  • Access design
  • Building codes
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Mechanical access parking structures
  • Lighting
  • Signage
  • Accessible parking design
  • Structure
  • Plaza deck systems
  • Seismic design
  • Designing for durability
  • Specifications
  • Construction


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