Introduction to Construction Project Engineering

Introduction to Construction Project Engineering
Author: Giovanni C. Migliaccio,Len Holm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 1351735225
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Construction Project Engineering Book Excerpt:

This new textbook fills an important gap in the existing literature, in that it prepares construction engineering and built environment students for their first experience of the jobsite. This innovative book integrates conceptual and hands-on knowledge of project engineering to introduce students to the construction process and familiarize them with the procedures and activities they need to operate as project engineers during their summer internships and immediately after graduation. The textbook is structured into four sections: Section A: Introductory Concepts Section B: Field Engineering Section C: Office Engineering Section D: Advanced Project Engineering The emphasis on field tasks and case studies, questions, and exercises taken from across civil works and commercial building sectors makes this the ideal textbook for introductory to intermediate courses in Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management degree programs.

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers
Author: Len Holm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN: 1351376942
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers Book Excerpt:

Proper cost accounting and financial management are essential elements of any successful construction job, and therefore make up essential skills for construction project managers and project engineers. Many textbooks on the market focus on the theoretical principles of accounting and finance required for head office staff like the chief financial officer (CFO) of a construction firm. This book's unique practical approach focuses on the activities of the construction management team, including the project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and jobsite cost engineers and cost accountants. In short, this book provides a seamless connection between cost accounting and construction project management from the construction management practitioner’s perspective. Following a complete accounting cycle, from the original estimate through cost controls to financial close-out, the book makes use of one commercial construction project case study throughout. It covers key topics like financial statements, ratios, cost control, earned value, equipment depreciation, cash flow, and pay requests. But unlike other texts, this book also covers additional financial responsibilities such as cost estimates, change orders, and project close-out. Also included are more advanced accounting and financial topics such as supply chain management, activity-based accounting, lean construction techniques, taxes, and the developer’s pro forma. Each chapter contains review questions and applied exercises and the book is supplemented with an eResource with instructor manual, estimates and schedules, further cases and figures from the book. This textbook is ideal for use in all cost accounting and financial management classes on both undergraduate and graduate level construction management or construction engineering programs.

Practical Pharmaceutical Engineering

Practical Pharmaceutical Engineering
Author: Gary Prager
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 0470410329
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Pharmaceutical Engineering Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to all key the elements of pharmaceuticals and biotech manufacturing and design Engineers working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries are routinely called upon to handle operational issues outside of their fields of expertise. Traditionally the competencies required to fulfill those tasks were achieved piecemeal, through years of self-teaching and on-the-job experience—until now. Practical Pharmaceutical Engineering provides readers with the technical information and tools needed to deal with most common engineering issues that can arise in the course of day-to-day operations of pharmaceutical/biotech research and manufacturing. Engineers working in pharma/biotech wear many hats. They are involved in the conception, design, construction, and operation of research facilities and manufacturing plants, as well as the scale-up, manufacturing, packaging, and labeling processes. They have to implement FDA regulations, validation assurance, quality control, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance measures, and to maintain a high level of personal and environmental safety. This book provides readers from a range of engineering specialties with a detailed blueprint and the technical knowledge needed to tackle those critical responsibilities with confidence. At minimum, after reading this book, readers will have the knowledge needed to constructively participate in contractor/user briefings. Provides pharmaceutical industry professionals with an overview of how all the parts fit together and a level of expertise that can take years of on-the-job experience to acquire Addresses topics not covered in university courses but which are crucial to working effectively in the pharma/biotech industry Fills a gap in the literature, providing important information on pharmaceutical operation issues required for meeting regulatory guidelines, plant support design, and project engineering Covers the basics of HVAC systems, water systems, electric systems, reliability, maintainability, and quality assurance, relevant to pharmaceutical engineering Practical Pharmaceutical Engineering is an indispensable “tool of the trade” for chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and pharmaceutical engineers employed by pharmaceutical and biotech companies, engineering firms, and consulting firms. It also is a must-read for engineering students, pharmacy students, chemistry students, and others considering a career in pharmaceuticals.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Author: Uche P. Nnaji
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 1119592186
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Book Excerpt:

The field of chemical engineering is undergoing a global “renaissance,” with new processes, equipment, and sources changing literally every day. It is a dynamic, important area of study and the basis for some of the most lucrative and integral fields of science. Introduction to Chemical Engineering offers a comprehensive overview of the concept, principles and applications of chemical engineering. It explains the distinct chemical engineering knowledge which gave rise to a general-purpose technology and broadest engineering field. The book serves as a conduit between college education and the real-world chemical engineering practice. It answers many questions students and young engineers often ask which include: How is what I studied in the classroom being applied in the industrial setting? What steps do I need to take to become a professional chemical engineer? What are the career diversities in chemical engineering and the engineering knowledge required? How is chemical engineering design done in real-world? What are the chemical engineering computer tools and their applications? What are the prospects, present and future challenges of chemical engineering? And so on. It also provides the information new chemical engineering hires would need to excel and cross the critical novice engineer stage of their career. It is expected that this book will enhance students understanding and performance in the field and the development of the profession worldwide. Whether a new-hire engineer or a veteran in the field, this is a must—have volume for any chemical engineer’s library.

101 Case Studies in Construction Management

101 Case Studies in Construction Management
Author: Len Holm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1351113615
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Case Studies in Construction Management Book Excerpt:

This book provides 101 real-life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and as a lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters, Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover organization, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety, and close-outs. Other hot topics covered include BIM, sustainability, and lean. Each case is written in straightforward language and designed to test the reader’s independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real-world problem-solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation, and students will need to develop their own opinions of what’s presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution. The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, and to encourage research, writing, and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else. While there is often no "right" answer, the author has provided model solutions to instructors through the online eResource.

A Contractor s Guide to Planning Scheduling and Control

A Contractor s Guide to Planning  Scheduling  and Control
Author: Len Holm
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2022-01-10
ISBN: 1119813530
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Contractor s Guide to Planning Scheduling and Control Book Excerpt:

A MUST-HAVE, PRACTICAL GUIDE THAT CONNECTS SCHEDULING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT In A Contractor’s Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control, an experienced construction professional delivers a unique and effective approach to the planning and scheduling responsibilities of a construction project manager, superintendent, or jobsite scheduler. The author describes the complete scheduling cycle, from preconstruction and scheduling through controls and closeout, from the perspective of real-world general contractors and scheduling professionals. Filled with tools and strategies that actually help contractors build projects, and light on academic jargon and terminology that’s not used in the field, the book includes examples of real craft workers and subcontractors, like electricians, carpenters, and drywallers, to highlight the concepts discussed within. Finally, an extensive appendix rounds out the book with references to additional resources for the reader. This comprehensive guide includes: Thorough introductions to construction contracting, lean construction planning, subcontractor management, and more A comprehensive exploration of a commercial case study that’s considered in each chapter, connecting critical topics with a consistent through line End-of-chapter review questions and applied exercises Access to a companion website that includes additional resources and, for instructors, solutions, additional case studies, sample estimates, and sample schedules Perfect for upper-level undergraduate students in construction management and construction engineering programs, A Contractor’s Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control is also an irreplaceable reference for general contractors and construction project management professionals.

Construction Cost Estimating

Construction Cost Estimating
Author: Len Holm,John E. Schaufelberger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1000345130
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Cost Estimating Book Excerpt:

Construction Cost Estimating equips a new generation of students and early-career professionals with the skills they need to bid successfully on projects. From developing bid strategies to submitting a completed bid, this innovative textbook introduces the fundamentals of construction estimating through a real-life case study that unfolds across its 24 chapters. Exercises at the end of each chapter offer hands-on practice with core concepts such as quantity take-offs, pricing, and estimating for subcontractor work. Online resources provide instant access to examples of authentic construction documents, including complete, detailed direct work estimates, subcontractor work estimates, general conditions estimates, markups, and summary schedules. Through its unique mix of real-world examples and classroom-tested insights, Construction Cost Estimating ensures that readers are familiar with the entire estimating process even before setting foot on the jobsite.

Introduction to Engineering Library

Introduction to Engineering Library
Author: Paul H. Wright
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 047105920X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Engineering Library Book Excerpt:

A broad, yet concise, introduction to the field of engineering for undergraduate students. Designed for the beginning student, this text covers the history of engineering, career paths for engineers, issues of professional responsibility and ethics, and critical engineering skills like problem solving and communication. Includes two case studies, one of which deals with the circumstances and events leading to the space shuttle Challenger accident. A brief, paperback text, this title can be used in conjunction with other texts to provide a solid foundation for the introductory engineering course.

Bridge Engineering Handbook Second Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook  Second Edition
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1439852081
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject. Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials. The fifth book, Construction and Maintenance contains 19 chapters, and covers the practical issues of bridge structures. What’s New in the Second Edition: Includes nine new chapters: Steel Bridge Fabrication, Cable-Supported Bridge Construction, Accelerated Bridge Construction, Bridge Management Using Pontis and Improved Concepts, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Health Monitoring, Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Bridge Elements, Life-Cycle Performance Analysis and Optimization, and Bridge Construction Methods Rewrites the Bridge Construction Inspection chapter and retitles it as: Bridge Construction Supervision and Inspection Expands and rewrites the Maintenance Inspection and Rating chapter into three chapters: Bridge Inspection, Steel Bridge Evaluation and Rating, and Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Rating; and the Strengthening and Rehabilitation chapter into two chapters: Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Superstructures, and Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems
Author: Samuel Labi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 1118415302
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems Book Excerpt:

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.

Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering

Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering
Author: Amarjit Singh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1351457063
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering Book Excerpt:

An examination of creative systems in structural and construction engineering taken from conference proceedings. Topics covered range from construction methods, safety and quality to seismic response of structural elements and soils and pavement analysis.

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook
Author: Anghel Patrascu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1988-03-30
ISBN: 9780824778279
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

Covering the life of a construction project from inception to completion, this useful reference explains basic and advanced aspects of engineering economics, cost estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, planning, and scheduling. It serves both as a comprehensive introduction to cost engineering and as a practical, on-the-job guide for any construction project where the object is economy. Construction Cost Engineering Handbook describes the responsibilities of each member of the construction team and defines their relationship to project control ... analyzes project economics before, during, and after a project's finish ... examines various types and methods of estimating ... distinguishes between cost reporting and cost forecasting, with valuable cost and scheduling integration examples ... considers planning and scheduling procedures such as the bar chart and sophisticated contemporary techniques ... highlights ways of avoiding common mistakes through data development ... and furnishes computer samples for estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and scheduling. Illustrated with more than 180 excellent diagrams and drawings, and featuring convenient appendixes on foreign and remote projects, code of accounts and work breakdown structure, and typical project activities, Construction Cost Engineering Handbook is an indispensable reference for civil, cost, project, plant, design, construction, and industrial engineers and managers as well as architects, building contractors, and financial controllers involved with construction projects. Book jacket.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Kumar Neeraj Jha
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9788131732496
Category: Construction industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

Construction Project Management deals with different facets of construction management emphasizing the basic concepts that any engineering student is supposed to know. The major principles of project management have been derived through real life case studies from the field. Simplified examples have been used to facilitate better understanding of the concepts before going into the large and complex problems. The book features computer applications (Primavera and MS Project) used to explain planning, scheduling, resource leveling, monitoring and reporting; it is highly illustrated with line dia.

Technical handbook for facilities engineering and construction manual

Technical handbook for facilities engineering and construction manual
Author: United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of Facilities Engineering and Property Management
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical handbook for facilities engineering and construction manual Book Excerpt:

Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Theory and Practice

Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering  Theory and Practice
Author: Yanwen Wu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2012-01-15
ISBN: 3642037186
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the I2009 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE 2009) was held on December 19~ 20, 2009, Shenzhen, China. Volume 1 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of Computer and Software Engineering to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 140 high-quality papers are included in the volume. Each paper has been peer-reviewed by at least 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Yanwen Wu. On behalf of this volume, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of authors and referees for their efforts reviewing the papers. Hoping you can find lots of profound research ideas and results on the related fields of Computer and Software Engineering.

Planning Estimating and Control of Chemical Construction Projects

Planning  Estimating  and Control of Chemical Construction Projects
Author: Pablo F. Navarrete,William C. Cole
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2001-01-23
ISBN: 1482270811
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Estimating and Control of Chemical Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

Contains added chapters emphasizing the importance of choosing the correct project and defining project goals. Stresses the need for adequate front end loading (FEL) and outlines the responsibility of the venture manager in project selection. Provides updated case studies and examples on technical evaluation criteria, construction progress monitoring, offshore estimating, and more. The authors discuss such topics as initial involvement and plan of action, process design, regulatory compliance, risk analysis, project execution plan/master project schedule, estimating, contracting, detailed engineering, procurement, construction management, project control, contracts administration, communications, and plant start-up.

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future
Author: Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 1498781519
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future Book Excerpt:

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future contains the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-17 August 2016), under the banner of World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (ESTCON2016). The ICCOEE series of conferences started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012, and the second event of the series took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014. This conference series deals with the civil, offshore & environmental engineering field, addressing the following topics: • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering • Coastal and Offshore Engineering • Structures and Materials • Construction and Project Management • Highway, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering and Geo-informatics This book is an essential reading for academic, engineers and all professionals involved in the area of civil, offshore and environmental engineering.

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering
Author: Boeing Laishram
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811643962
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Tunnels and Underground Cities Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology Architecture and Art

Tunnels and Underground Cities  Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology  Architecture and Art
Author: Daniele Peila,Giulia Viggiani,Tarcisio Celestino
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 0429755023
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tunnels and Underground Cities Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology Architecture and Art Book Excerpt:

Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art contains the contributions presented at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 (Naples, Italy, 3-9 May 2019). The use of underground space is continuing to grow, due to global urbanization, public demand for efficient transportation, and energy saving, production and distribution. The growing need for space at ground level, along with its continuous value increase and the challenges of energy saving and achieving sustainable development objectives, demand greater and better use of the underground space to ensure that it supports sustainable, resilient and more liveable cities. This vision was the source of inspiration for the design of the logos of both the International (ITA) and Italian (SIG) Tunnelling Association. By placing key infrastructures underground – the black circle in the logos – it will be possible to preserve and enhance the quality of the space at ground level – the green line. In order to consider and value underground space usage together with human and social needs, engineers, architects, and artists will have to learn to collaborate and develop an interdisciplinary design approach that addresses functionality, safety, aesthetics and quality of life, and adaptability to future and varied functions. The 700 contributions cover a wide range of topics, from more traditional subjects connected to technical challenges of design and construction of underground works, with emphasis on innovation in tunneling engineering, to less conventional and archetypically Italian themes such as archaeology, architecture, and art. The book has the following main themes: Archaeology, Architecture and Art in underground construction; Environment sustainability in underground construction; Geological and geotechnical knowledge and requirements for project implementation; Ground improvement in underground constructions; Innovation in underground engineering, materials and equipment; Long and deep tunnels; Public communication and awareness; Risk management, contracts and financial aspects; Safety in underground construction; Strategic use of underground space for resilient cities; Urban tunnels. Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art is a valuable reference text for tunneling specialists, owners, engineers, architects and others involved in underground planning, design and building around the world, and for academics who are interested in underground constructions and geotechnics.

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Author: Shahrum Abdullah,Salvinder Singh Karam Singh,Noorsuhada Md Nor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030856461
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book covers most of the damage mechanism in the scope of mechanical engineering and civil engineering. The failure pattern of various materials and structures is mainly discussed. The sub-topics covers fatigue damage, fatigue crack initiation and propagation, life prediction techniques, computational fracture mechanics, dynamic fracture, damage mechanics and assessment, non-destructive test (NDT), concrete failure assessment, failure on soil structures, structural durability and reliability, structural health monitoring, construction damage recovery, and any relevant topics related to failure analysis.