Excavation Grading Handbook

Author: Nick Capachi
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0934041296
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Technology & Engineering

It includes hundreds of tips, pictures, diagrams and tables that every excavation contractor and supervisor can use This revised edition explains how to handle all types of excavation, grading, paving, pipeline and compaction jobs -- whether it's a highway, subdivision, commercial, or trenching job. This edition has been completely rewritten to cover new materials, equipment and techniques.It includes hundreds of tips, pictures, diagrams and tables.

Estimating Excavation

Author: Deryl Burch
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0934041962
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This manual shows you, in simple, easy -to-understand language, how to calculate the amount of dirt you'll have to move, the cost of owning and operating the machines you'll do it with, and finally, how to assign bid prices to each part of the job. Using clear, detailed illustrations and examples, the author makes it easy to follow and duplicate his system. The book ends with a complete sample estimate, from the take-off to completing the bid sheet.Included in this book: -- How to set up & use an organized & logical estimating system -- How to read plans & specs -- Why a site visit is mandatory -- How to assess accessibility & job difficulty -- How soil haracteristics can affect your estimate -- The best ways to evaluate subsurface conditions -- Figuring your overhead -- How to get the information you need from contour maps -- When you have to undercut -- Dealing with irregular regions and odd areas -- Factors for estimating swell and shrinkage -- Balancing the job: spoil & borrow -- Calculating machine owning & operating costs -- The two common methods of estimating earthwork quantities

Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Author: Dave Roberts
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0934041229
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This practical manual can help you develop the skills needed to succeed as an underground utility contractor: -- Getting the Job: Finding work you should bid, reading plans and computing quantities figuring realistic productivity rates, estimating unit costs, bidding, adding your overhead and profit, a complete sample estimate is included for your reference. -- Doing the Work: Following the surveyor's stakes, clearing the site, the best ways to remove asphalt and rock (with splitters and explosives) and handle steep slopes or high ground water. Separate chapters explain how to install all common types of water and sewer pipe. -- Using the Equipment: How to choose the right equipment and use it to best advantage.

Excavation Systems Planning Design and Safety

Author: Joe Turner
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071640985
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get Deep into the Field of Excavation-Planning, Practice, and Safety Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety is a thorough guide to ensuring your projects are completed correctly, safely, and cost effectively. Concisely written and presented in an easy-to-navigate format, this comprehensive guide arms you with the most current information available. New developments and trends, along with numerous design examples, illustrations, and important OSHA requirements and other legal issues, provide everything you'll need to excel in your field. Ideal for anyone involved in the trade, this indispensable resource brings you up to date on all the critical aspects of your job. Includes: Shoring Designs Standards Best Practices in Safety Planning Techniques for Protecting Subsurface Utilities Soil Classification Soil Loading on Shoring Systems OSHA Standards Information on Equipment Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety covers: • Overview of Excavation Safety • Excavation Work Planning • Subsurface Installations and Outside Force Damage Protection • Soil Dynamics from an Excavation Perspective • Soil Loading for Protective System Designo Open Cut Protective Systems • Excavation Safety Systems Equipment Design and Use • Legal Issues • Understanding OSHA Excavation Safety Standardso Full Commentary on OSHA Subpart P Excavations • Glossary of Terms

Moving The Earth The Workbook of Excavation Sixth Edition

Author: Herbert Nichols
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642613
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive guide to earthmoving and machines--fully updated "The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available." -- Construction Methods & Equipment "The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry." -- Military Engineer Completely revised throughout for the latest methods, equipment, and regulations, Moving the Earth, Sixth Edition is the industry-standard source of practical expertise for the excavation and construction industries. This all-inclusive workbook covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task. The Sixth Edition includes new information on international developments in earthwork construction, updated OSHA excavation safety standards, and both SI and U.S. customary units. Detailed and comprehensive, this practical, on-the-job guide is as indispensable as your hard hat. THE WORK: Land clearing and controls Surveys and measurements Rock, soil, and mud Basements Ditching and dewatering Ponds and earth dams Landscaping and agricultural grading Roadways Blasting and tunneling Pit operation Costs and management THE MACHINES: Basic information Revolving shovels and excavators Conveyor machinery Tractors and bulldozers Front-end loaders Scrapers and trucks Grading and compacting machinery Compressors and drills Auxiliary equipment

Landscape Construction

Author: David Sauter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435497184
Release Date: 2010-04-09
Genre: Science

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today's landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Estimating bidding scheduling

Author: Jack Payne Jones
Publisher: Handbook of Constructing Contr
ISBN: 093404113X
Release Date: 1986
Genre: House & Home

This book includes step-by-step instructions for estimating and bidding all phases of construction - to help you make a decent profit.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Author: Burt G. Look
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203946602
Release Date: 2007-04-26
Genre: Science

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Estimating and Bidding for Heavy Construction

Author: Stuart H. Bartholomew
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0135983274
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reflecting the author's 50 years of experience in the heavy construction industry, this is the only book of its kind. It is comprehensive enough to integrate the basic principles of cost estimating and bidding in one convenient volume, and it identifies the organizational and analytical processes involved in implementing these principles. Focuses throughout on developing a competitive bid for acquiring a major heavy construction contract, performed under fixed price and time-commercial terms in today's competitive business environment. Explains and illustrates all key procedural steps essential to "setting up the estimate" that are specific to heavy construction projects. Explains in detail the various kinds of costs incurred by heavy construction contractors, along with the manner in which costs are typically displayed horizontally in the estimate. Discusses the vertical format of a bid estimate totaling to the final intended bid figure. Perfect for contractors who want to brush up on estimation skills, or for anyone who wants to learn more about the costs incurred in heavy construction projects.

Managing Construction Equipment

Author: S. W. Nunnally
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021966952
Release Date: 2000
Genre: House & Home

This book guides readers in planning, estimating, and directing construction equipment operations toward achieving the best possible result.Every effort is made to present such advanced management techniques as quantitative management methods, queuing theory, and system simulation in a way that can be easily understood and used by those with little background in higher mathematics or operations research. Coverage features new chapters on compressed air and water systems, lifting equipment, and the production of aggregate, concrete, and asphalt mixes as well as expanded discussions of more traditional topics, including compaction equipment and techniques, construction safety and environmental health, loaders, pavement repair and rehabilitation, quantitative management methods, the rent-lease-buy decision, rock excavation production and cost, roller compacted concrete, the simulation of construction equipment operations, soil stabilization, and trenchers and trenchless technology. For construction and construction equipment managers and engineers.