Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

Author: Robert T. Ratay
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Category: Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing Technologies, Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building, Building Construction & Materials
Book Format: Hardcover


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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

Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., is a highly regarded structural engineer and former university professor with an extensive background in both design and failure analysis. His nearly four decades of professional experience is divided almost equally between structural engineering practice, and combined teaching and consulting. Ratay worked with such prominent firms as Le Messurier Associates, Severud Associates, and HNTB. He was a Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department, then Dean of the School of Engineering at Pratt Institute, and a Professor at Polytechnic University (formerly Brooklyn Polytech). His current practice in forensic structural engineering is directed toward the investigation of structural and construction failures, providing expert consultant services to architects, engineers, contractors, owners, attorneys, insurance companies, and government agencies. Dr. Ratay is a Fellow of ASCE, has chaired several of its technical committees, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of its Structural Engineering Institute. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction published by McGraw-Hill.



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

Table Of Contents
Part I - BUSINESS, SAFETY & LEGAL ASPECTSProfessional & Business PracticesCodes, Standards, RegulationsEnvironmental and Construction LoadsConstruction Site SafetyLegal AspectsPART II - DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCECofferdamsEarth-retaining StructuresDiaphragm/Slurry WallsConstruction DewateringUnderground/Tunneling SupportsUnderpinning Roadway DeckingConstruction Ramps, Runways and PlatformsScaffoldingShoring / FalseworkConcrete FormworkBracing and GuyingBridge FalseworkTemporary Structures in Repair, RestorationCranesProtection of Site, Adjacent Areas and UtilitiesPART III - FAILURESFailures of Temporary Structures in ConstructionIndex
About Robert Ratay
Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., is a highly regarded structural engineer and former university professor with an extensive background in both design and failure analysis. His nearly four decades of professional experience is divided almost equally between structural engineering practice, and combined teaching and consulting. Ratay worked with such prominent firms as Le Messurier Associates, Severud Associates, and HNTB. He was a Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department, then Dean of the School of Engineering at Pratt Institute, and a Professor at Polytechnic University (formerly Brooklyn Polytech). His current practice in forensic structural engineering is directed toward the investigation of structural and construction failures, providing expert consultant services to architects, engineers, contractors, owners, attorneys, insurance companies, and government agencies. Dr. Ratay is a Fellow of ASCE, has chaired several of its technical committees, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of its Structural Engineering Institute. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction published by McGraw-Hill.

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