ICE Publishing (the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK) – ISBN: 9780727758088 (2013), p.488, 2013 best-selling US title.
Available for purchase at www.icebookshop.com/ISBN=9780727758088 and from alternate online retailers such as Amazon.
This book provides exhaustive coverage of new and emerging bridge construction technology and modern construction methods for all bridge professionals looking to save time, labor and costs, reduce risk, and increase the value and quality of bridge projects through mechanized construction.
Bridge construction equipment is becoming increasingly more complex and sophisticated. With extensive illustrations, the book explores configurations, operations, kinematics, performance, productivity, structure-equipment interaction and industry trends for every family of special equipment:
Each chapter includes extensive coverage of deck construction. The book provides guidance on prevention of human error, design for robustness and redundancy, modelling and numerical analysis, instability and prevention of progressive collapse, and repairs and reconditioning of second-hand machines.
Management-oriented chapters describe procurement, fabrication and commissioning of special equipment. An outline of technical specifications is provided for easy adaptation to specific cases. A chapter on forensics illustrates failures of special equipment investigated throughout my 30+ years in the bridge industry.
The book is extensively illustrated with photographs extracted from my professional activity and material kindly provided by Antonio Povoas, BERD, Beijing Wowjoint Machinery, Comtec, DEAL, De Nicola, Deutsche Bahn, Doka, Fagioli, Freyssinet, HNTB, NRS, OVM International, SDI, Strukturas, Systra, ThyssenKrupp and VSL International.
Addressing the needs of bridge designers and constructors, designers and manufacturers of special equipment, resident and construction engineers, inspectors and safety planners, as well as bridge owners, architects, academics and forensics, the book delivers solid professional guidance for the use of special equipment during each stage of the bridge construction process.