This book presents an integrated systems approach to the evaluation, analysis, design, and maintenance of civil engineering systems. Addressing recent concerns about the world's aging civil infrastructure and its environmental impact, the author makes the case for why any civil infrastructure should be seen as part of a larger whole. He walks readers through all phases of a civil project, from feasibility assessment to construction to operations, explaining how to evaluate tasks and challenges at each phase using a holistic approach. Unique coverage of ethics, legal issues, and management is also included.
Offers quantity surveyors, engineers, building surveyors and contractors clear guidance on how to recognise and avoid measurement risk. The book recognises the interrelationship of measurement with complex contractual issues; emphasises the role of measurement in the entirety of the contracting process; and helps to widen the accessibility of measurement beyond the province of the professional quantity surveyor. For the busy practitioner, the book includes: Detailed coverage of NRM1 and NRM2, CESMM4, Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works and POM(I) Comparison of NRM2 with SMM7 Detailed analysis of changes from CESMM3 to CESMM4 Coverage of the measurement implications of major main and sub-contract conditions (JCT, NEC3, Infrastructure Conditions and FIDIC) Definitions of 5D BIM and exploration of BIM measurement protocols Considerations of the measurement risk implications of both formal and informal tender documentation and common methods of procurement An identification of pre- and post-contract measurement risk issues Coverage of measurement risk in claims and final accounts Detailed worked examples and explanations of computer-based measurement using a variety of industry-standard software packages.
Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering: Structures, Foundations, and the Geoenvironment, Second Edition, provides short descriptions of 50 real-world examples of constructed works that did not perform as intended. Designed for classroom use, each case study contains a brief summary, lessons learned, and references to key sources. This new edition, which replaces the 1995 classic edited by Robin Shepherd and J. David Frost, offers expanded descriptions, additional photographs and diagrams, and updated references. It also includes new case studies, such as the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal, and the North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Water Treatment Plant. Topics include: foundation failures; embankment, dam, and slope failures; geoenvironmental failures; bridge failures; and building failures. This book supplies valuable resource material on typical failures that can be integrated into undergraduate engineering courses. Engineering professors and their students will use this book as the basis for class discussions, a starting point for further research, and a demonstration of how each failure leads to improved engineering design and safety.
About the Book: Basic civil and environmental engineering paper has been introduced for the undergraduate students of Pune University. The course is aimed at imparting basic knowledge of civil engineering encompassing various types of constructions and automation in construction and environmental engineering covering ecology and ecosystem, environmental pollution, energy resources, EIA and built environment. This book is written with a view to provide diverse information on the subject in a lucid style. Contents: Section-I: Basic Civil Engineering Chapter 1: Introduction to Civil Engineering Chapter II: Basic Areas in Civil Engineering Chapter III: Materials of Construction Chapter IV: Construction of Substructures Chapter V: Superstructures Chapter VI: Introduction to Automation in Construction Chapter VII: Introduction to Surveying Chapter VIII: Introduction to Levelling Chapter IX: Introduction to GIS and Other Survey Softwares Section-II: Environmental Engineering Chapter X: Ecology and Ecosystem Chapter XI: Planning for the Built Environment Chapter XII: Energy and Environmental Pollution
Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE. Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects provides a ready, convenient resource for the recommended principles and approaches used for specification production in civil-engineered projects. Poorly written and ambiguous specifications can result in construction claims, increased cost, and litigation. This guide includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and sample documents for various specifications. Topics include: purpose, goals, philosophy, and developmental planning for specifications formatting, writing, and review of specifications and bidding and contract award documentsThis guide is an update to Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects and will be of interest to engineers, contractors, and construction professionals.
Two civil engineering experts present a focused, no-nonsense introduction to Autodesk's civil engineering software AutoCAD Civil 3D is the industry-leading civil engineering software, and this well-structured resource features focused discussions and practical exercises to help you quickly learn its core features. Reinforced with real-world tutorials drawn from the authors' extensive experience, it enables you to become productive in a hurry. Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 begins with an overview of key concepts and the software's interface, then discusses styles and tools so you can understand the basics of building. After you grasp the concepts, 50 pages of exercises give you actual practice with Civil 3D's capabilities. Includes an overview of key Civil 3D concepts and gives you the interface instruction needed to immediately begin working with the program Features in-depth, detailed coverage of lines and arcs, points, surveying, parcels, surfaces, alignments, profiles, corridors, grading, sections, pipes, and project management Concludes with 50 pages of practical exercises to reinforce concepts Companion Web site includes all files needed to complete the tutorials, so you can compare your work with that of the experts Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 is the practical reference you need to quickly become productive with Civil 3D. For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.