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Construction planning, equipment and methods Book by R. Peurifoy [7th Edition]

The Seventh Edition of Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, follows in the footsteps of the previous editions by providing the reader with the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple, and concise format. Our text features expanded coverage of building in today’s global environment. Hundreds of photos and illustrations have been added to the seventh edition to make this dynamic text even more accessible to both students and professionals. In addition, since technology is constantly evolving, this text provides an understanding of machine capabilities and how to properly apply those capabilities to construction challenges. The media package includes: Web-based exercises have been added to many chapters to draw attention to the expanding volume of information available over the Internet. The computer monitor icon in the text margin will direct you to the text website . In addition, extensive web resources are provided at the end of every text chapter.
Table of contents :
Chp 1: Machines Make It Possible……Page 12
CHp 2: Fundamental Conceptsof Equipment Economics……Page 20
Chp 3: Planning for EarthworkConstruction……Page 42
SOIL AND ROCK PROPERTIES……Page 57
COMPACTION SPECIFICATIONAND CONTROL……Page 62
COMPACTION TESTS……Page 63
SOIL PROCESSING……Page 65
SUMMARY……Page 67
PROBLEMS……Page 68
COMPACTION OF SOIL AND ROCK……Page 69
TYPES OF COMPACTING EQUIPMENT……Page 70
DYNAMIC COMPACTION……Page 76
GENERAL INFORMATION……Page 77
STABILIZING SOILS WITH LIME……Page 78
CEMENT -SOIL STABILIZATION……Page 79
PROBLEMS……Page 81
REQUIRED POWER……Page 82
A VAILABLE POWER……Page 86
USABLE POWER……Page 89
PERFORMANCE CHARTS……Page 91
PROBLEMS……Page 94
INTRODUCTION……Page 97
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICSOF DOZERS……Page 98
BLADES……Page 101
PROJECT EMPLOYMENT……Page 103
DOZER PRODUCTION ESTIMATING……Page 104
DOZER PRODUCTION ESTIMATING FORMAT……Page 107
DETERMINING THE RIPPABILITY OF ROCK……Page 114
DETERMINING THE THICKNESS ANDSTRENGTH OF ROCK LAYERS……Page 115
RIPPER ATTACHMENTS……Page 116
RIPPING PRODUCTION ESTIMATES……Page 117
SUMMARY……Page 118
PROBLEMS……Page 119
PUSher-Loaded Scrapers……Page 123
Self-Loading Scrapers……Page 124
SCRAPER PERFORMANCE CHARTS……Page 126
SCRAPER PRODUCTION ESTIMATINGFORMAT……Page 128
OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS……Page 135
. SCRAPER SAFETY……Page 136
PROBLEMS……Page 137
HYDRAULIC EXCAVATORS……Page 138
HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR ACCIDENTS……Page 139
GENERAL INFORMATION……Page 140
SELECTING A FRONT SHOVEL……Page 141
HEIGHT OF CUT EFFECTON SHOVEL PRODUCTION……Page 142
ANGLE OF SWING EFFECTON SHOVEL PRODUCTION……Page 143
BUCKET RATING FOR HADRAULIC HOES……Page 144
SELECTING A HOE……Page 146
CALCULATING HOE PRODUCTION……Page 147
LOADER BUCKETS/ATTACHMENTS……Page 149
OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS……Page 150
LOADER PRODUCTION RATES……Page 151
CALCULATING WHEEL LOADERPRODUCTION……Page 152
CALCULATING TRACK LOADERPRODUCTION……Page 153
TRENCHING MACHINES……Page 154
TRENCHING MACHINE PRODUCTION……Page 155
BACKHOE-LOADERS……Page 156
SUMMARY……Page 157
PROBLEMS……Page 158
Chp 10: Trucks and Hauling Equipment……Page 160
Chp 11: Finishing Equipment……Page 172
Chp 12: Drilling Rock and Earth……Page 180
Ch p13: Blasting Rock……Page 198
Chp 14: Aggregate Production……Page 215
Chp 15: Asphalt Mix Production and Placement……Page 233
Chp 16: Concrete and Concrete Equipment……Page 253
Chp 17: Cranes……Page 278
Draglines and Clamshells……Page 302
Piles and Pile-DrivingEquipment……Page 312
Air Compressorsand Pumps……Page 331
Chp 21: Planning for BuildingConstruction……Page 349
CLASSIFICATION……Page 363
FORMWORK AND THE PROJECT ENGINEER……Page 364
Lateral Pressure of Concrete on Vertical Forms……Page 365
Formwork: A Layered System……Page 366
Material Cost……Page 367
Labor Cost……Page 370
Wall Forms……Page 371
Specialized Wall Forms……Page 373
HORIZONTAL SYSTEMS……Page 375
Table Forms……Page 376
Tunnel Form Systems……Page 378
SHORING TOWERS…….Page 381
SAFETY……Page 384
SUMMARY……Page 385
REFERENCES……Page 386

Robert L Peurifoy (1902-1995), after serving as principal specialist in engineering education for the US Office of Education during World War II, began teaching construction engineering at Texas A & M University in 1946. In the years that followed, Peurifoy led the transformation of the study of construction engineering into an academic discipline.

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