Construction Of Prestressed Concrete Structures

Author: Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471181132
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Methods and practices for constructing sophisticated prestressed concrete structures. Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition, provides the engineer or construction contractor with a complete guide to the design and construction of modern, high-quality concrete structures. This highly practicable new edition of Ben C. Gerwick's classic guide is expanded and almost entirely rewritten to reflect the dramatic developments in materials and techniques that have occurred over the past two decades. The first of the book's two sections deals with materials and techniques for prestressed concrete, including the latest recipes for high-strength and durable concrete mixes, new reinforcing materials and their placement patterns, modern prestressing systems, and special techniques such as lightweight concrete and composite construction. The second section covers application to buildings; bridges; pilings; and marine structures, including offshore platforms, floating structures, tanks, and containments. Special subjects such as cracking and corrosion, repair and strengthening of existing structures, and construction in remote areas are presented in the final chapters. For engineers and construction contractors involved in any type of prestressed concrete construction, this book enables the effective implementation of advanced structural concepts and their economical and reliable translation into practice.

Hydraulic Fill Manual

Author: Jan van 't Hoff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415698448
Size: 13.70 MB
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Without proper hydraulic fill and suitable specialised equipment, many major infrastructure projects such as ports, airports, roads, industrial or housing projects could not be realised. Yet comprehensive information about hydraulic fill is difficult to find. This thoroughly researched book, written by noted experts, takes the reader step-by-step through the complex development of a hydraulic fill project. Up-to-date and in-depth, this manual will enable the client and his consultant to understand and properly plan a reclamation project. It provides adequate guidelines for design and quality control and allows the contractor to work within known and generally accepted guidelines and reasonable specifications. The ultimate goal is to create better-designed, more adequately specified and less costly hydraulic fill projects. The Hydraulic Fill Manual covers a range of topics such as: • The development cycle of a hydraulic fill project • How technical data are acquired and applied • The construction methods applicable to a wide variety of equipment and soil conditions, the capabilities of dredging equipment and the techniques of soil improvement • How to assess the potentials of a borrow pit • Essential environment assessment issues • The design of the hydraulic fill mass, including the boundary conditions for the design, effects of the design on its surroundings, the strength and stiffness of the fill mass, density, sensitivity to liquefaction, design considerations for special fill material such as silts, clays and carbonate sands, problematic subsoils and natural hazards • Quality control and monitoring of the fill mass and its behaviour after construction. This manual is of particular interest to clients, consultants, planning and consenting authorities, environmental advisors, contractors and civil, geotechnical, hydraulic and coastal engineers involved in dredging and land reclamation projects.

Ship Shaped Offshore Installations

Author: Jeom Kee Paik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462482
Size: 51.26 MB
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Ship-shaped offshore units are some of the more economical systems for the development of offshore oil and gas, and are often preferred in marginal fields. These systems are especially attractive to develop oil and gas fields in deep and ultra-deep water areas and remote locations away from existing pipeline infrastructures. Recently, the ship-shaped offshore units have been applied to near shore oil and gas terminals. This 2007 text is an ideal reference on the technologies for design, building and operation of ship-shaped offshore units, within inevitable space requirements. The book includes a range of topics, from the initial contracting strategy to decommissioning and the removal of the units concerned. Coverage includes both fundamental theory and principles of the individual technologies. This book will be useful to students who will be approaching the subject for the first time as well as designers working on the engineering for ship-shaped offshore installations.

Report Two

Author: Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster (Canada)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780660118284
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The Conference on Safety Offshore Eastern Canada, held in St.John's Newfoundland, August 21-23, 1984 was organized by theRoyal Commission in association with Memorial University ofNewfoundland. The main purpose of this Conference was tostimulate debate by experts on the basic issues and questionswhich the Royal Commission must address, and to illuminatepossible new directions and opportunities for improvement. Theseproceedings incorporate the formal presentations made during thecourse of the Conference and summarize the discussion of thosepapers and commentaries. Sessions are titled Introductory,Environment and Design, Man/Machine Interface, Emergencies,Regulatory System, and Concluding.

Report Two

Author: Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster (Canada)
Publisher: [St. John's, Nfld.] : The Commission
ISBN: 9780660118284
Size: 71.62 MB
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The Conference on Safety Offshore Eastern Canada, held in St.John's Newfoundland, August 21-23, 1984 was organized by theRoyal Commission in association with Memorial University ofNewfoundland. The main purpose of this Conference was tostimulate debate by experts on the basic issues and questionswhich the Royal Commission must address, and to illuminatepossible new directions and opportunities for improvement. Theseproceedings incorporate the formal presentations made during thecourse of the Conference and summarize the discussion of thosepapers and commentaries. Sessions are titled Introductory,Environment and Design, Man/Machine Interface, Emergencies,Regulatory System, and Concluding.

Road Engineering For Development Second Edition

Author: Richard Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415279482
Size: 59.44 MB
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Developing countries in the tropics have different natural conditions and different institutional and financial situations to industrialized countries. However, most textbooks on highway engineering are based on experience from industrialized countries with temperate climates, and deal only with specific problems. Road Engineering for Development (published as Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries in its first edition) provides a comprehensive description of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads in developing countries. It covers a wide range of technical and non-technical problems that may confront road engineers working in this area. The technical content of the book has been fully updated and current development issues are focused on. Designed as a fundamental text for civil engineering students this book also offers a broad, practical view of the subject for practising engineers. It has been written with the assistance of a number of world-renowned specialist professional engineers with many years experience in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.