Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition



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The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and construction

With significant revisions, updates, and new chapters, Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition presents authoritative information on professional practice, codes, standards, design, erection, maintenance, and failures of temporary support and access structures used in construction. New developments and advancingtechnologies are discussed throughout the book, and new chapters on construction and environmental loads, cranes, and lessons learned from temporary structure failures have been added. Improve the quality, safety, speed, and financial success of construction projects with help from this practical resource.

Inside, 26 expert contributors cover:

  • Professional and business practices
  • Standards, codes, and regulations
  • Construction and environmental loads
  • Construction site safety
  • Legal aspects
  • Cofferdams
  • Earth-retaining structures
  • Diaphragm/slurry walls
  • Construction dewatering
  • Underground/tunneling supports
  • Underpinning
  • Roadway decking
  • Construction ramps, runways, and platforms
  • Scaffolding
  • Shoring/falsework
  • Concrete formwork
  • Bracing and guying for stability
  • Bridge falsework
  • Temporary structures in repair and restoration
  • Cranes
  • Protection of site, adjacent areas, and utilities
  • Failure of temporary structures in construction