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- ISBN: 9780071625579 | 0071625577
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/12/2010
The definitive sourcebook on cranes and derricksupdated for the latest crane standardsCovering every aspect of equipment design, job preparation, setup, management, machinery handling, and safety,Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Editionoffers comprehensive coverage of the major shifts in the crane world that have occurred since the previous edition was published. While the book largely focuses on the theory, equipment, and practices of crane operations, it presents the long-term trends towards industry standardization of rules and methods for crane operation. This trusted resource also meets the heightened demand for reliable and comprehensive information regarding crane safety.Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Editionfeatures: Updated wind standardsASCE-37 and ASCE-7 A new section on earthquake loads Updated information on suspensions and steering A new section on multiple tower crane operations Updates to the Codes and Standard section to include foreign codes, new OSHA developments, and state and local requirementsComplete, up-to-date coverage of cranes and derricks: Basic Concepts and Components; Crane and Derrick Configurations; Loads and Forces; Stability Against Overturning; Mobile Crane Installations; Tower Crane Installations; Derrick Installations; Controlling Risk; Conversions; Glossary of Cranes and Derricks