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: 73.59 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.

Report Two

Author: Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster (Canada)
Publisher: [St. John's, Nfld.] : The Commission
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:
ISBN: 9780660118284
Size: 73.30 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.

The Fidic Forms Of Contract

Author: Nael G. Bunni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118658655
Size: 54.80 MB
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In September 1999, FIDIC introduced its new Suite of Contracts, which included a “new” Red, Yellow, Silver and Green forms of contract. The “new” Red Book was intended to replace the 1992 fourth edition of the Red Book, with the ambition that its use would cease with time. This ambition has not materialised and is unlikely to do so in the future. Despite the importance of the 1999 Forms, there has been very little published on the new concepts adopted in them and how they interact with the previous forms. This important work considers these aspects together with the many developments affecting the fourth edition of the Red Book that have taken place since 1997, when the second edition of this book was published, and relates them to key contracting issues. It is written by a chartered engineer, conciliator and international arbitrator with wide experience in the use of the FIDIC Forms and in the various dispute resolution mechanisms specified in them. Important features of this book include: · background and concepts of the various forms of contract; · a detailed comparison of the wording of the1999 three main forms, which although similar in nature; it nevertheless significantly differs in certain areas where the three forms diverge due to their intended purpose; · analysis of the rights and obligations of the parties involved in the contract and the allocation of risks concerned; · a range of ‘decision tree’ charts, analysing the main features of the 1992 Red Book, including risks, indemnities and insurances, claims and counterclaims, variations, procedure for claims, programme and delay, suspension, payments and certificates, dispute resolution mechanisms, and dispute boards; · a much enlarged discussion of the meaning of “claim” and “dispute” and the types of claim with a discussion of the Notice provision in the 1999 forms of contract for the submittal of claims by a contractor and by an employer; · the FIDIC scheme of indemnities and insurance requirements; and the methods of dispute resolution provided by the various forms of contract; and · five new chapters in this third edition, the first four chapters deal with each of the 1999 forms and the fifth chapter is confined to the topic of Dispute Boards.

Road Engineering For Development Second Edition

Author: Richard Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415279482
Size: 30.93 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.