Construction Equipment & Techniques for the Eighties

by Cliff J. Schnexnayder,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-293-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-293-2 (ISBN-10), 1982, Soft Cover, Pg. 393

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Conference information: Specialty Conference on Construction Equipment & Techniques for the Eighties | West Lafayette, Indiana, United States | March 28-31, 1982

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Thirty-three papers on construction equipment and techniques are presented. Construction equipment management is discussed, including criteria for equipment selection, utilization and maintenance. An evaluation of equipment financing alternatives is presented to facilitate decisions on whether to buy, lease, or rent equipment. Specific areas of construction that are covered include building construction techniques, marine construction techniques for both port and offshore structures, heavy-highway construction techniques, and underground construction technques. Construction involving prefabricated structures includes discussions on energy conservative housing and air inflated structures. Some case studies are presented on cold region construction practice. Other aspects affecting construction prctices and covered in this volume include environmental regulations and safety. One section is devoted to project cost control and forecasting. Many of the papers are accompanied with illustrations These papers were published to facilitate discussion at the Specialty Conference on Costruction Equipment and Techniques for the Eighties, Purdue University, March 28-31, 1982. The conference was sponsored by the Committee on Construction Equipment and Techniques of the ASCE Construction Division in cooperation with the School of Engineering, Purdue University, and the Construction Research Council of ASCE.

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Construction methods | Offshore construction | Underground construction | Residential construction | Offshore structures | Underground structures | Case studies


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