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    Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition

    By: Robert Ratay

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    The most complete and current guide to temporary structures in design and construction

    With significant revisions, updates, and new chapters, Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition presents authoritative information on professional practice, codes, standards, design, erection, maintenance, and failures of temporary support and access structures used in construction. New developments and advancing technologies are discussed throughout the book, and new chapters on construction and environmental loads, cranes, and lessons learned from temporary structure failures have been added. Improve the quality, safety, speed, and financial success of construction projects with help from this practical resource.

    Inside, 26 expert contributors cover:

    Professional and business practices

    Standards, codes, and regulations

    Construction and environmental loads

    Construction site safety

    Legal aspects


    Earth-retaining structures

    Diaphragm/slurry walls

    Construction dewatering

    Underground/tunneling supports


    Roadway decking

    Construction ramps, runways, and platforms



    Concrete formwork

    Bracing and guying for stability

    Bridge falsework

    Temporary structures in repair and restoration


    Protection of site, adjacent areas, and utilities

    Failure of temporary structures in construction

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