Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition by Robert RatayTemporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition by Robert Ratay

Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

byRobert Ratay

Hardcover | May 17, 2012

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The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and construction

With significant revisions, updates, and new chapters, Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition presents authoritative information on professional practice, codes, standards, design, erection, maintenance, and failures of temporary support and access structures used in construction. New developments and advancingtechnologies are discussed throughout the book, and new chapters on construction and environmental loads, cranes, and lessons learned from temporary structure failures have been added. Improve the quality, safety, speed, and financial success of construction projects with help from this practical resource.

Inside, 26 expert contributors cover:

  • Professional and business practices
  • Standards, codes, and regulations
  • Construction and environmental loads
  • Construction site safety
  • Legal aspects
  • Cofferdams
  • Earth-retaining structures
  • Diaphragm/slurry walls
  • Construction dewatering
  • Underground/tunneling supports
  • Underpinning
  • Roadway decking
  • Construction ramps, runways, and platforms
  • Scaffolding
  • Shoring/falsework
  • Concrete formwork
  • Bracing and guying for stability
  • Bridge falsework
  • Temporary structures in repair and restoration
  • Cranes
  • Protection of site, adjacent areas, and utilities
  • Failure of temporary structures in construction

About The Author

Robert Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., is a structural engineer in private practice in New York with more than 40 years of design, construction, and teaching experience, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. His current practice and teaching are focused on the investigation and litigation support of structural and construction failures....
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Details & Specs

Title:Temporary Structures in Construction, Third EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 9.2 × 6 × 2.1 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071753079

ISBN - 13:9780071753074

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Extra Content

Table of Contents


Professional & Business Practices

Codes, Standards, Regulations

Environmental and Construction Loads

Construction Site Safety

Legal Aspects



Earth-retaining Structures

Diaphragm/Slurry Walls

Construction Dewatering

Underground/Tunneling Supports


Roadway Decking

Construction Ramps, Runways and Platforms


Shoring / Falsework

Concrete Formwork

Bracing and Guying

Bridge Falsework

Temporary Structures in Repair, Restoration


Protection of Site, Adjacent Areas and Utilities


Failures of Temporary Structures in Construction