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  • by Robert Ratay
    £76.99

    This in-depth, up-to-date reference for the engineering/construction community describes temporary structures used in design and construction-from scaffolding to retaining walls.

  • by Robert Ratay
    £102.99

    A thorough, up-to-date resource on structural investigation and expert witness delivery.

  • by Robert Ratay
    £116.49

    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 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 practicesStandards, codes, and regulationsConstruction and environmental loadsConstruction site safetyLegal aspectsCofferdamsEarth-retaining structuresDiaphragm/slurry wallsConstruction dewateringUnderground/tunneling supportsUnderpinningRoadway deckingConstruction ramps, runways, and platformsScaffoldingShoring/falseworkConcrete formworkBracing and guying for stabilityBridge falseworkTemporary structures in repair and restorationCranesProtection of site, adjacent areas, and utilitiesFailure of temporary structures in construction

  • by Robert Ratay
    £98.49

    The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural EngineeringThoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field.The design and construction processDesign and construction safety codes, standards, and regulationsStandard of care and duty to performFirst steps and legal concerns after a failureEngineering investigation of failuresOrigins and causes of failuresLoads and hazardsDesign errors, construction defects, and project miscommunicationDefects, deterioration, and durabilityMechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundationsLitigation and dispute resolutionThe expert consultant and witness

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