Construction Methods and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Stephens W. Nunnally  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039350
ISBN
1292039353
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Construction Methods and Management, Eighth 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.

 

Features

Construction Methods and Management, Eighth 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.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Provides a balanced perspective of construction management and methods throughout the text.

  • Presents the most comprehensive coverage of heavy/highway construction, building construction, and management.
  • Integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction.  

Provides concrete design equations and procedures in both U.S. and metric units.

  • Offers a presentation that makes this text unique. 

Uses both customary U.S. units and metric (SI) units throughout the text and end-of-chapter problems.

  • Gives students the only construction methods and management resource to incorporate both measurement systems throughout the text and problems.  

Includes over 80 photographs and 200 line drawings throughout the text.

  • Helps illustrate and explain modern construction equipment, materials, and methods. 

Contains computer-based end-of-chapter exercises that assess student learning.

  • Offers problems that can be solved using conventional computer programming languages or electronic spreadsheets and their associated functions. 

New to this Edition

Describes and illustrates vacuum excavation systems.

  • Makes students aware of one of the newer developments in soil excavation.  

Explains warm-mix asphalt paving and its advantages.

  • Increases student awareness of one of the newer developments in asphalt paving. 

Describes high-speed and electric drive crawler dozers, their applications and advantages.

  • Presents latest developments in crawler-type earthmoving equipment.

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:

 

  • Chapter Outline
  • Key Terms
  • Glossary
  • Image Bank
  • Electronic Flashcards
  • Web Links
  • Chapter Review Questions with Gradebook
  • Animations

Table of Contents

1.    Introduction

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

10.  Foundations

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