Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition, by Ratay, Robert
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- ISBN: 9780071753074 | 0071753079
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/17/2012
This in-depth, up-to-date reference for the engineering/construction community describes temporary structures used in design and construction-from scaffolding to retaining walls. Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition offers practical coverage of scaffolding, formwork, shoring, ramps, platforms, earth-retaining structures, and other structures which are not part of the permanent installation. Temporary structures during construction are critical to the safety and reliability of the construction project. Improperly designed, constructed, and maintained temporary structures can result in tragic failures during the construction phase. This fully revised guide is an invaluable resource for professionals and students in construction and will aid in ensuring a safe construction site. Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition features: New developments in materials, methods, costs, professional and business practices, and legal positions in temporary structures work Updated codes and regulations throughout New chapter on environmental and construction loads with references to ASCE 37, Design Loads on Structures during Construction New chapter on failures of temporary structures, with case studies and lessons learned New chapter on construction cranes More extensive treatment of construction site safety with interest to architects and engineers as well as contractors and owners Heavily revised chapter on earth-retaining structures with extensive illustrations More coverage of OSHA's role and failure statistics Customary US units throughout, with SI units included in appropriate chapters