Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

  • 4h 5m
  • Ruwan Rajapakse
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2017

Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion.

  • Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations
  • Presents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric units
  • Provides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

About the Author

Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.

In this Book

  • Construction—General Introduction
  • Site Work
  • Concrete Construction
  • Steel Construction
  • Construction Equipment
  • Earthwork Construction and Layout
  • Site Layout and Control
  • Highway Curves (Horizontal and Vertical Curves)
  • Trench Excavations
  • Construction Stakes and Markings
  • Earthwork Mass Diagrams
  • Quantity Takeoff and Cost Estimating
  • Equipment Depreciation
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Earned Value Management
  • Construction Operations and Methods
  • Dewatering in Construction
  • Pumps and Pump Curves
  • Scheduling
  • Material Quality Control
  • Temporary Structures
  • Loads during Construction
  • Worker Health, Safety, and Environment
  • Temporary Traffic Control
  • Construction Management
  • Case Studies