A practical guide to:
- Estimating and Accounting Methods
- Operations/Equipment Requirements
- Hazardous Site Evaluation/Remediation
Means Heavy Construction Handbook
Richard C. Ringwald, PE
Essential Information for Heavy Construction Contractors, Engineers,and Government Officials . . . Anyone Engaged in Performing orOverseeing Heavy Construction Operations.
- Easy to Use: Information on the problem at hand . . . whether selecting the right number of haulers, choosing the best compaction method, or projecting equipment repair and maintenance costs.
- Comprehensive: With equipment descriptions and uses, definitions, productivity tables, procedural models . . . to support decisions on heavy construction methods, equipment, and scheduling.
- Authoritative: Guidance for using Means Heavy Construction Cost Data to prepare reliable estimates.
- Proven: Successful management and supervision approaches, based on respected industry standards.
- In–Depth: With hazardous waste site assessment and remediation.
Part I: Estimating, Accounting, and Contract Documents.
Chapter 1: Equipment Accounting.
Chapter 2: Equipment Acquisition Decisions.
Chapter 3: Equipment Maintenance and Repair.
Chapter 4: Heavy Construction Estimating Overview.
Chapter 5: Heavy Construction Law and Contract Documents.
Chapter 6: Plan Reading and Quantity Takeoff: An Overview.
Part II: Bulk Excavation Operations.
Chapter 7: Common Excavation Formulas and Calculations.
Chapter 8: Preparing for Earthwork.
Chapter 9: Earthmoving Methods.
Chapter 10: Compaction Methods, Equipment and Troubleshooting.
Chapter 11: Rockmoving Methods.
Chapter 12: Bunching.
Chapter 13: Mass Diagrams.
Part III: Other Heavy Construction Operations.
Chapter 14: Crushing and Aggregate Manufacture.
Chapter 15: Stabilization of Soils.
Chapter 16: Trenching and Pipes.
Chapter 17: Augered Casings, Jacked Pipe, and Tunnels.
Chapter 18: Concrete and Bituminous Paving, Pavement Rehabilitation.
Chapter 19: Dewatering Cut–off Walls, and Cofferdams.
Chapter 20: Erecting Structural Steel.
Chapter 21: Placing of Vertical Concrete.
Chapter 22: Piles and Piledriving.
Part IV: Equipment.
Chapter 23: Power Fundamentals.
Chapter 24: Tractors, Dozing, and Ripping.
Chapter 25: Scrapers.
Chapter 26: Motor Graders.
Chapter 27: Power Shovels and Off–Road Haulers.
Chapter 28: Front–End Loaders.
Chapter 29: Backhoes, Draglines, Gradalls, and Trenchers.
Chapter 30: Air Compressors.
Chapter 31: Rock Drilling Equipment.
Chapter 32: Crushers and Conveyors.
Chapter 33: Concrete Conveyors and Pumps.
Chapter 34: Water Pumps.
Part V: Hazardous Waste: Site Assessment and Remediation.
Chapter 35: Hazardous Wastes: Site Assessment and Remediation Methods.
Part VI: How To Use Means Heavy Construction Cost Data.
Chapter 36: How to Use Means Cost Data.
Glossary of Terms.
About the Authors:
Richard C. Ringwald, PE, brought 30 years′ experience as a heavy construction/highway contractor and engineer to this publication. He was an American Institute of Constructors board member, an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and taught heavy construction at Iowa State University in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering. Mr. Ringwald received numerous awards, including Outstanding Educator from the AGC and Outstanding Professor from the ISU Engineering Council.
Francis J. Hopcroft, PE, is a noted expert on hazardous waste management and disposal, a consultant to numerous firms and government agencies, and a professor of Environmental Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
For over 60 years, RSMeans has been the leading publisher of construction cost data and reference books. The company services over 250,000 construction professionals throughout North America. Clients include contractors, architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, appraisers, educators, and municipal and government agencies. Means also provides electronic data, consulting services, and seminars.