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Civil Engineering Shoring/Retention Handbook
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Earth Retention Systems Handbook
by Alan Macnab, P. Eng.

An understanding of temporary excavation shoring and earth retention systems is essential for everyone in the construction and engineering community

Presenting a systematic and comprehensive presentation of temporary excavation shoring and earth retention systems used to construct permanent facilities inside them, Earth Retention Systems Handbook is invaluable to firms involved in earth excavation, geotechnical and structural engineers, field supervisors, and safety officers.

Key Features:

  • How the system is constructed and when the particular system should and should not be used
  • Equipment requirements, size, and tricks of the trade
  • Cost comparison
  • Engineering design principles and design methods
  • Codes and standards
  • Testing and inspection methods
  • Design tables
  • 300 illustrations
Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Excavations
  3. Types of Shoring Systems
  4. Lateral Support
  5. Facing
  6. Shoring Uses
  7. Investigations
  8. Engineering Properties of Retained Soils
  9. Forces on Walls
  10. Failure Modes of Shoring
  11. Design Methods
  12. Ground Water Control
  13. Installation Equipment and Techniques
  14. Load Testing of Anchors
  15. Monitoring
  16. OSHA Regulations (Standards--29CFR)
  17. Computer Design
  18. Tables
  19. Bibliography

Glossary
Index

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Earth Retention Systems Handbook
by Alan Macnab, P. Eng.
2002 531 pages $93.00 + shipping
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