Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

May 17, 2012|
Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition by Robert 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 advancing technologies 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

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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Title:Temporary Structures in Construction, Third EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.2 X 6 X 2.1 inShipping dimensions:9.2 X 6 X 2.1 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071753079

ISBN - 13:9780071753074

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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