Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods by Robert L. Peurifoy; William B. Ledbetter; R. L. Peurifoy

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9780070498365 A careful revision of one of the best-selling texts in the McGraw-Hill Construction Engineering Series, Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods continues to reflect the very latest engineering practices, and proceeds to effectively tie in theory with current trends in this dynamic industry. Completely updated throughout, the book provides readers with comprehensive coverage involving: equipment cost; engineering fundamentals of moving earth; tractors and related equipment; trucks and wagons; compressed air; drilling rock and earth; blasting rock; concrete; and so much more. This newly updated edition contains more comprehensive material on cranes - including tower cranes - as well as brand new chapters on pumping equipment and asphalt. Furthermore, all the book's problems have been updated throughout, and new case studies have been included to reflect current construction trends.