Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

Hardcover | May 17, 2012

byRobert Ratay

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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

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The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and constructionWith 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 ...

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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Format: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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Table of Contents

Part I - BUSINESS, SAFETY & LEGAL ASPECTS

Professional & Business Practices

Codes, Standards, Regulations

Environmental and Construction Loads

Construction Site Safety

Legal Aspects

PART II - DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE

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

Bridge Falsework

Temporary Structures in Repair, Restoration

Cranes

Protection of Site, Adjacent Areas and Utilities

PART III - FAILURES

Failures of Temporary Structures in Construction

Index