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Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

  • ID: 3798981
  • Book
  • 474 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion.

  • Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations
  • Presents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric units
  • Provides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

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Chapter 1: Construction-General Introduction

Chapter 2: Site Work

Chapter 3: Concrete Construction

Chapter 4: Steel Construction

Chapter 5: Construction Equipment

Chapter 6: Earthwork Construction and Layout

Chapter 7: Site Layout and Control

Chapter 8: Highway Curves (Horizontal and Vertical Curves)

Chapter 9: Trench Excavations

Chapter 10: Construction Stakes and Markings

Chapter 11: Earthwork Mass Diagrams

Chapter 12: Quantity Takeoff and Cost Estimating

Chapter 13: Equipment Depreciation

Chapter 14: Engineering Analysis

Chapter 15: Earned Value Management

Chapter 16: Construction Operations and Methods

Chapter 17: Dewatering in Construction

Chapter 18: Pumps and Pump Curves

Chapter 19: Scheduling

Chapter 20: Material Quality Control

Chapter 21: Temporary Structures

Chapter 22: Loads During Construction

Chapter 23: Worker Health, Safety, and Environment

Chapter 24: Temporary Traffic Control

Chapter 25: Construction Management

Chapter 26: Case Studies

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Rajapakse, Ruwan Abey
Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.
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