By Jonathan Ricketts, M. Loftin, Frederick Merritt
A revision of the vintage reference overlaying all very important ideas and strategies wanted via practising civil engineers. The fifth version accommodates alterations in layout and development practices, particularly in layout standards for building fabrics, constructions and bridges, defense and wellbeing and fitness matters, and the most up-tp-date codes alterations together with ACI, AISC, ASTM, NDS for wooden buildings, and so forth. The instruction manual covers platforms layout, group and neighborhood making plans, the most recent layout tools for structures, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges. It contains sections on building gear, development administration, fabrics, necessities, structural thought, geotechnical engineering, wooden, concrete, metal layout and building. (20040601)
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6 General Provisions of Speciﬁcations The general provisions set forth the rights and responsibilities of the parties to the construction contract (owner and contractor) and the surety, the requirements governing their business and legal relationships, and the authority and responsibilities of the engineer. ” When a contracting agency maintains published standard speciﬁcations, the speciﬁcations for a project comprise these standards and, in addition, the modiﬁcations and additions necessary for the particular requirements of the project, generally called the special provisions.
The contractor must employ construction methods and means to keep ﬂying dust to a minimum. Accident Prevention. g. OSHA). It is the contractor’s responsibility to provide safe working conditions on the project. The contractor is held fully responsible for the safe prosecution of the work at all times. Property Damage. This article deﬁnes the contractor’s obligations when entering upon or using private property in carrying out the work and in connection with any damage to that property. Public Utilities.
In an engineering ﬁrm, there is a substantial amount of reproduction of plans and speciﬁcations and duplication of reports. The mechanics of providing the necessary reproductions is best handled by a separate department within the ﬁrm. Whether the work is done on ofﬁce-owned equipment or sent out to a printing company is a matter of economics determined by the ﬁrm’s volume. In addition, ofﬁce services must encompass selection of the most economical and efﬁcient ofﬁce systems for the ﬁrm. For efﬁcient, economical operation, a design ofﬁce should be equipped at least with computers (personal or servers and workstations), plotters, high speed Internet connections, modems, fax (telefax) machines, and copiers, in addition to the usual desks, record-storage facilities, telephones, and good illumination.