Temporary structures in construction

Robert T. Ratay, editor in chief

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and current guide to temporary structures in design and constructionWith 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 advancingtechnologies 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 practicesStandards, codes, and regulationsConstruction and environmental loadsConstruction site safetyLegal aspectsCofferdamsEarth-retaining structuresDiaphragm/slurry wallsConstruction dewateringUnderground/tunneling supportsUnderpinningRoadway deckingConstruction ramps, runways, and platformsScaffoldingShoring/falseworkConcrete formworkBracing and guying for stabilityBridge falseworkTemporary structures in repair and restorationCranesProtection of site, adjacent areas, and utilitiesFailure of temporary structures in construction