The book remains a compendium of valuable practical engineering experience contributing to good working practice. It is a proven aide-mémoire and comprehensive handbook providing best practical guidance for engineers on site and the ideal primer and reference for students who require a broad guide to all aspects of engineering on site. All stages of construction are covered from receipt of materials to completion of the finished project. The construction sequence from setting out and excavation to erection and final completion is followed and important aspects of planning, health, safety and quality are explained. The book is packed with useful information, guidance, checklists and leads on topics from construction plant, setting out and earthworks to masonry, steelwork and timber - not forgetting the weather.
'Given the breadth of civil and structural engineering, the second edition of the Site Engineers Manual is undoubtedly a great success in providing a 'one stop information shop' for site engineers. ...is a rich and compact source of vital references... ...is a main key piece in the jigsaw for graduate engineers... ...the manual is an outstanding guide for all engineers working on sites, whether graduate or experienced, design or construction, local or international. Civil Engineering
Reviews of the first edition:
'...a substantial reference work ... A mine of useful information... should thus be an essential well-thumbed part of the engineer or manager's desk'. Building Engineer
'Manuals such as this one are much needed and this one is commended for site engineers'. The Structural Engineer
'...a lovely Manual for all Resident Engineers... will be of use to the more experienced site professional'. Site Recorder
'...Where the book really excels is in being a first port of call for an engineer...'. Tunnels and Tunnelling International