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  • NEC3 and Construction Contracts: Compared and Contrasted, 2nd edition
  • THE PUBLICATION OF THIS BOOK IS TO BE CONFIRMED.

    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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  • Practical Road Safety Auditing, Third edition
  • Practical Road Safety Auditing explores the systematic process for checking the safety of new and improved road schemes for the benefit of future road users.

    An effective Road Safety Audit ensures that all highways schemes operate as safely as is practicable by minimising the chance of future collisions and reducing the risk in their severity. The third edition of Practical Road Safety Auditing provides engineers with clear and comprehensive guidance regarding the new Certificate of Competency, launched by the Highways Agency as part of the new Safety Audit Standard in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.

    Not only will a successful Audit help road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, bus users, equestrians and those with visual and mobility impairments, but an understanding and appreciation of an efficient Road Safety Audit will also improve design and evaluation processes for both new and existing road schemes across the world.

    This new edition shares the latest theory and practice from regions such as Europe, South East Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Canada and the Americas, using real-life examples and case studies of successes and failures to enable the reader to apply best practice to their own road scheme.

    Practical Road Safety Auditing includes:

    ·         Up-to-date new research and control data from the industry to help readers carry out a successful Road Safety Audit

    ·         New Certificate of Competency requirements for engineers in the UK and a brief discussion of practice in other countries

    ·         Coverage of other types of design audits, including technical, cycle, pedestrian, mobility, Non-Motorised User Audit and Quality Audit

    ·         Current issues and legal implications of the Road Safety Audit process.

    Written by practising Road Safety Auditors, who between them have carried out over 2,000 Road Safety Audits, this book will teach, inform and guide all practitioners commissioning audits, those carrying them out, and those whose schemes are being audited.

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Most read recently across all our journals and books:

  • 1. Shear capacity of reinforced concrete corbels using mechanism analysis (492 Article downloads)
    Author(s): Keun-Hyeok Yang; Ashraf F. Ashour
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  • 2. Experiences of dry soil mixing in highly organic soils (395 Article downloads)
    Author(s): Martin J. Timoney; Bryan A. McCabe; Alan L. Bell
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  • 3. Management Decisions for Engineers (247 Chapter downloads)
    Author(s): James Parkin
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  • 4. Designers' Guide to Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Buildings (125 Chapter downloads)
    Author(s): L Gardner, D Nethercot
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  • 5. Soil stability and flow slides in unsaturated shallow slopes: can saturation events trigger liquefaction processes? (118 Article downloads)
    Author(s): G. BUSCARNERA; C. DI PRISCO
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  • 6. How Eurocode 7 has affected geotechnical design: a review (116 Article downloads)
    Author(s): Trevor L. L. Orr
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  • 7. Successful Professional Reviews for Civil Engineers (104 Chapter downloads)
    Author(s): H Macdonald Steels
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  • 8. Stiffness and damage in masonry bridges (102 Article downloads)
    Author(s): Bill Harvey
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  • 9. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering (97 Chapter downloads)
    Author(s): N. Simons
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  • 10. Designers Guide to Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures (96 Chapter downloads)
    Author(s): RP JOHNSON
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