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  • NEC3 and Construction Contracts: Compared and Contrasted, 2nd edition

    The practical book compares the increasingly popular NEC family of contracts with other construction industry standard forms. NEC3 and Construction Contracts: Compared and Contrasted will assist professionals – at all levels, involved in procurement in the construction industry - to make informed choices and give balanced advice when deciding which contract to use for a particular project.

    This new edition covers NEC3 in full as well as JCT, PPC and FIDIC forms of contract.

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  • CESMM4: Handbook
  • This fourth edition of the handbook has been specifically created to be used alongside the new Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, fourth edition - CESMM4.

    The handbook has been completely updated and includes new text to bring it in line with the changes and new material contained within CESMM4. The handbook explains the amendments which have been made to make CESMM4 contract neutral and inclusive of the latest technologies.

    The CESMM4: Handbook will remain indisputably the essential reference tool for all users of CESMM and students of civil engineering and quantity surveying.

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  • Deep Excavations Third edition
  • Due to Publish February 2015

    Deep Excavations: A Practical Manual assembles the practical rules and details for the efficient and economical execution of deep excavations. The third edition uses international case examples, including the Nicholas highway, Singapore and Silken Hotel, Aldwych, alongside the experience of both design and construction from published work and practical experience to do this. Each chapter is fully updated to current practice, including the latest contractor safety measures, construction regulations (including manslaughter), and causes and avoidance of injury and fatality. 

    New material has been included: basic reasons behind deep excavations; typical design calculations for basement excavation support and for cofferdams; underpinning and ground freezing in design of soil support; risk of deep cofferdams in soft ground; CTRL cut and cover; and Well formulae. Further details are also included on the computer programs available - FLAC, ABACUS, etc.

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  • CESMM4: Examples
  • This book provides a comprehensive range of examples of diagrams and bills of quantities based in Section 8, works classification, of CESMM4. The example bill pages illustrate the application of the rules of measurement in all classes of CESMM4. The diagrams include some helpful short-cuts for engineers and surveyors preparing bills of quantities.

    This edition has been published in a larger format to enable the diagrams to be more easily interpreted. CESMM4: Examples will undoubtedly continue the success of previous editions in providing quick easy-reference examples of the usage of CESMM4

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