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Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection

ISBN: 978-0-471-20167-0
408 pages
July 2004, ©2004
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Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection offers expert tools and advice on construction inspection for buildings and civil engineering projects, including construction of roads, highways, pipelines, reservoirs, water and wastewater projects, hydroelectric, and other large engineered projects. More than 150 informative illustrations supplement expert coverage of the activities and processes involved in observing and documenting a project through the construction phase–from initial site work and geotechnical work to major engineered structural systems in concrete and steel, and project acceptance by the owner.
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Table of Contents


About the Authors.

1. The Construction Team.

2. Responsibility and Authority.

3. Safety on the Job.

4. Documentation: Records and Reports.

5. Measurement and Payment.

6. Paving and Surfacing.

7. Earthworks Inspection.

8. Underground Pipelines.

9. Inspection of Pipe Foundations.

10. Portland Cement Concrete Construction.

11. Waterstop Joints in Hydraulic Structures.

12. Steel Connections and Fasteners.

13. Protective Coating.

14. Project Closeout.


Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions.


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Author Information

EDWARD R. FISK, F.ASCE, PE, SE, LS, is a civil and structural engineer, a professional land surveyor, and a licensed engineering contractor who currently consults in Orange, California. He has served as the Civil Engineer Member of the California State Board of Registration for Construction Inspectors, which led to his advising the American Construction Inspector’s Association on establishing a voluntary certification program. He is a widely published author of professional papers and books, such as Construction Project Administration, the Construction Engineer’s Complete Handbook of Forms, and the Resident Engineer’s Field Manual, among others.
RANDY R. RAPP, D.Mgt, PE, CCE, CPC, AIC, is the Director of the BS in Construction Management program and an Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Building Construction at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has been directly involved in, or closely associated with, construction engineering and management from the job site to the executive office. The author of assorted publications about the industry, he also consults and delivers construction-related seminars.
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