Cranes and Derricks (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

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9780070578890: Cranes and Derricks (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

This is a comprehensive treatment of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on the construction site. The third edition will include a new chapter on handling of loads, and a complete re-write of the safety and accident avoidance chapter. In the safety and avoidance chapter, new information from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association will be presented on the responsibility of safe crane operation. All other chapters will be revised to include new information available since publication of the second edition.

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About the Author:

Lawrence K. Shapiro, P.E., is a principal of Howard I. Shapiro & Associates. A participant on national and international committees for writing crane standards, his field of practice includes tower and mobile crane installation design, scaffolding, shoring, forensic engineering, and construction planning.

Jay P. Shapiro, P.E., is a principal of Howard I. Shapiro & Associates, an engineering consulting firm. He has designed installations for mobile and tower cranes as well as derricks, primarily in New York City. Mr. Shapiro has been a member of the New York City Crane Advisory Council revising the NYC Building Code Reference Standard for Cranes & Derricks. His practice includes design of rigging for heavy lifts, travel of heavy equipment through buildings, shoring, and procedures for building demolition.

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