|Construction Methods and Management||
Construction Methods and Management
Construction Methods and Management, 8th Edition, is designed to guide construction engineers and managers in planning, estimating, and directing construction operations safely and effectively. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the text integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction. It incorporates both customary U.S. units and metric (SI) units and is the only text to present concrete formwork design equations and procedures using both measurement systems. This edition features information on the latest developments in soil excavation, asphalt paving, and earthmoving equipment.
Provides a balanced perspective of construction management and methods throughout the text.
Provides concrete design equations and procedures in both U.S. and metric units.
Uses both customary U.S. units and metric (SI) units throughout the text and end-of-chapter problems.
Includes over 80 photographs and 200 line drawings throughout the text.
Contains computer-based end-of-chapter exercises that assess student learning.
Describes and illustrates vacuum excavation systems.
Explains warm-mix asphalt paving and its advantages.
Describes high-speed and electric drive crawler dozers, their applications and advantages.
Plus! A companion student website, 'MyConstructionKit', is now available! MyConstructionKit is an online resource that offers a wealth of study tools to engage students. Key features include:
PART ONE: EARTHMOVING AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
2. Earthmoving Materials and Operations
3. Excavating and Lifting
4. Loading and Hauling
5. Compacting and Finishing
6. Rock Excavation
7. Production of Aggregate, Concrete, and Asphalt Mixes
8. Paving and Surface Treatments
9. Compressed Air and Water Systems
PART TWO: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
11. Wood Construction
12. Concrete Construction
13. Concrete Form Design
14. Masonry Construction
15. Steel Construction
PART THREE: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
16. Planning and Scheduling
17. Construction Economics
18. Contract Construction
19. Construction Safety and Health and Equipment Maintenance
20. Improving Productivity and Performance
APPENDIX A: METRIC CONVERSION FACTORS
APPENDIX B: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS
APPENDIX C: CONSTRUCTION INTERNET SOURCES