The sheer size of heavy construction projects demands the large-scale treatment for which this classic handbook has been praised for decades.Now this indispensable reference has been thoroughly revised and updated to take engineers,contractors,and owners
The heavy construction heavyweight. At last--a single-volume heavy construction answerbook that's as big in scale and size as the topic it covers. The Standard Handbook of Heavy Construction, Third Edition, by James O'Brien et al, contains all the changes in materials and methods over the last 25 years, making this the best, most up-to-date problem-solver you can own. Divided into 5 huge sections--project management, equipment, materials, construction types, and case studies--this huge reference puts 1,000 pages of essential data at your fingertips, including: excavation; safety; paving; equipment economics; loaders; timber/steel construction; belt conveyors; marine equipment; scapers; cranes; partnering; engineering fundamentals; contracts; scheduling; hauling; soil surfacing; quality control; much more.