Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction

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9780070512610: Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction

The support you need to build high-quality temporary structures. All the technical, business, and legal know-how you need to build and maintain 17 different temporary support and access structures has been gathered in one convenient problem-solver. In the completely revised Second Edition of the Handbook of Temporary Structures in Construction, Robert Ratay and a team of experts provide you with full coverage of the latest construction materials and methods--different contracting techniques--new codes and standards--new dispute resolution procedures--tested cost controls--using temporary structures in repair and rehab work--OSHA updates on construction site safety--and much more.

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The unchallenged standard in the field...now thoroughly updated for today's engineers, contractors, and educators.

The new edition of this definitive handbook brings you completely up to date on the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of the temporary structures which are key to the success of all construction projects.

You'll find the authoritative, comprehensive coverage that made the original edition so popular -- from practical issues of business practices, legal concerns, industry codes and standards, and safety requirements, to detailed and specific technical guidelines for some 17 different temporary structure systems. You'll also discover a wealth of new material, highlighting such timely topics as:

* How new OSHA requirements are impacting construction site safety programs
* New approaches to contract negotiations and dispute resolutions
* Recent changes in codes and standards pertaining to temporary structures
* The latest access and support systems used in repair and rehabilitation work
* Advanced technologies, such as diaphragm/slurry walls

Filled with illustrations and practical examples, and featuring both customary and SI units throughout, the latest edition of this volume remains the only professional reference to cover the wide range of temporary structures in such depth. It's the one you'll be referring to time and again.

About the Author:

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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