We've all heard various "Rules of Thumb. Below are several equipment-related rules of thumb worth passing on along with some comments:. When the total of the equipment repair costs equal the purchase price, it's time to sell the machine.
Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work.
Based on the author's experience as a PE, the book brings concise theory and extensive calculations, examples and case studies that can be easily applied by professional in their day-to-day challenges. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock.
By Stephen A. Mouzon with Susan M. Yet that is exactly what has happened for nearly a century.
As a Project Manager for large industrial plants and not a major in Civil Engineering! When making estimates for preliminary project costing, the most economical design needs to be considered. Can any of you in the forum guide me on how to form preliminary judgements on most economical designs for piles, foundations, steel structures, etc, i.
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Thumb rules play a most crucial role while taking quick decisions on site. Thumb rules enable you to calculate the solution using a simple mathematical formula and make smart decisions whenever needed. Remember, thumb rules never give the accurate results, but you can use them for approximate results.
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