A guide to construction planning, equipment and methods. The text covers topics such as: equipment cost; tractors and related equipment; compaction and soil stabilization; compressed air; blasting rock; pumping equipment; concrete; and asphalt.A guide to construction planning, equipment and methods. The text covers topics such as: equipment cost; tractors and related equipment; compaction and soil stabilization; compressed air; blasting rock; pumping equipment; concrete; and asphalt.Read Less
New. Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods provide the reader with the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple, and concise format. Hundreds of photos and illustrations have been added to make this book more accessible to both students and professionals. The book also provides an understanding of machine capabilities and how to properly apply those capabilities to construction challenges. Table of contents Machines Make It Possible 2. Fundamental Concepts of Equipment Economics 3. Planning for Earthwork Construction 4. Soil and Rock 5. Compaction and Stabilization Equipment 6. Machine Equipment Power Requirements 7. Dozers 8. Scrapers 9. Excavators 10. Trucks and Hauling Equipment 11. Finishing Equipment 12. Drilling Rock and Earth 13. Blasting Rock 14. Aggregate Production 15. Asphalt Mix Production and Placement 16. Concrete and Concrete Equipment 17. Cranes 18. Draglines and Clamshells 19. Piles and Pile-Driving Equipment 20. Air Compressors and Pumps 21. Planning for Building Construction 22. Forming Systems Appendix A: Alphabetical List of Units with Their SI Names and Conversion Factors Appendix B: Selected English-to-SI Conversion Factors Appendix C: Selected U.S. Customary (English) Unit Equivalents Appendix D: Selected Metric Unit Equivalents Printed Pages: 768..
Book is very useful. Seller was excellent to deal with
Feb 11, 2010
This is a good book. However, it has a lot of information from the smallest of construction projects to extreme construction. Like other books, and I am not a student anymore, I would have liked more examples and solutions to the chapter reviews. Working problems without solutions is frustrating. This book does go through how to read the charts on heavy equipment and does not inundate you with the physics of engineering; construction is the topic here.
Jun 4, 2009
Good PE Review Bood
Very good book for the Construction aspect of Civil PE exam. Good in depth look at constrution economics which is important and cement calculations.
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