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.
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.
Chapter 1: Construction-General Introduction Chapter 2: Site Work Chapter 3: Concrete Construction Chapter 4: Steel Construction Chapter 5: Construction Equipment Chapter 6: Earthwork Construction and Layout Chapter 7: Site Layout and Control Chapter 8: Highway Curves (Horizontal and Vertical Curves) Chapter 9: Trench Excavations Chapter 10: Construction Stakes and Markings Chapter 11: Earthwork Mass Diagrams Chapter 12: Quantity Takeoff and Cost Estimating Chapter 13: Equipment Depreciation Chapter 14: Engineering Analysis Chapter 15: Earned Value Management Chapter 16: Construction Operations and Methods Chapter 17: Dewatering in Construction Chapter 18: Pumps and Pump Curves Chapter 19: Scheduling Chapter 20: Material Quality Control Chapter 21: Temporary Structures Chapter 22: Loads During Construction Chapter 23: Worker Health, Safety, and Environment Chapter 24: Temporary Traffic Control Chapter 25: Construction Management Chapter 26: Case Studies