Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design

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ASCE Publications, Jan 1, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 244 pages
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Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design details the guidelines, principles, and philosophy needed to produce design documents for heavy civil engineering projects. The interrelationships among contract documents, site characterization, construction documents, and construction cost estimates are explained. This book features numerous examples and illustrations on drawing preparation, specification writing, and estimating construction costs. In addition to introducing conventional and standard practice and basic principles to prepare quality documents, the author offers advice and recommendations, especially on topics of design philosophy, loss prevention, and roles and responsibilities of design team members. Additionally, the book discusses the metric system, computer-aided drafting (CAD), certifying design, and measurement and payment provisions.

This book is an excellent reference for advanced civil engineering students and practicing civil engineers that are involved with design, especially young professionals.

  

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Contents

Purpose and Scope
3
12 Objectives
4
14 Use of Design Guidelines
5
Contract Documents
7
23 Bid Documents
9
25 Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee Documents
10
26 Permits
11
Characterization of Project Site
13
Technical and Design Issues
109
152 Problem Areas
111
153 Philosophical Approach
115
154 Technical Correctness and Quality Control
118
155 Contractors Means and Methods
119
156 Specifying MaterialsProducts
120
157 Contractors and Manufacturers Roles
122
159 Engineers Discretion and Control
124

33 Subsurface Investigation
14
34 Prior Site Use Research
16
35 Topographic Survey
17
36 Topographic Map
18
37 Levels of Investigation
21
Construction Drawings
23
Civil Design Drawings
25
42 Levels of Design Drawings
26
43 Drawing Information
29
Building a Set of Construction Drawings
31
52 Drawing Title Block
32
53 Sheet Organization
33
Layout of a Civil Design Plan
37
62 Stationing and Offsets
38
63 Scale Selection
39
64 Scale Display
40
Graphical Representation of Civil Design
41
73 Section View
44
74 Elevation View
47
76 Details
48
77 Line Types
49
78 Effective Use of Line Weights
56
79 Lettering
57
Legend Abbreviations and Notes
59
82 Abbreviations
62
83 Notes
63
Drawing Production Techniques
67
93 Effective Use of Hatching and Shading
70
94 Use of Callouts and Dimensioning
72
95 Use of Scaled and UnscaledDetails
74
96 Enlarging Details
76
97 Distinguishing New and Existing Work
77
98 Representing Symmetry
79
99 Use of ThreeDimensional Graphics
80
910 Checking Drawings
81
Designing with the Metric System
83
103 Equipment and Products
85
ComputerAided Drafting
87
113 Roles and Responsibilities
89
114 Handling of Files
91
Certifying Construction Drawings
93
122 Who Should Certify Drawings?
94
123 Electronic Stamp and Signature
95
Design Changes and Record Drawings
97
132 Record Drawings
99
Technical Specifications
101
Purpose and Use
103
142 Users of Specifications
104
143 Relationship with General and Supplemental Conditions
105
1510 Handling Unknowns and Changed Conditions
125
1511 OwnerFurnished Equipment and Materials
128
Good SpecificationWriting Practices
131
Types of Construction Specifications
137
173 Performance Specifications
138
174 Standard Reference Specifications
140
175 Proprietary Specifications
142
176 Agency Specifications
143
177 Considerations for Federal Projects
145
Construction Specifications Institute Format
147
183 SectionFormat
149
184 PageFormat
152
185 Summary
153
Measurement and Payment Provisions
155
192 Formulation of a Bid Schedule
156
193 Methods of Payment
159
194 Definition of Measurement Methods
160
195 Payment of Lump Sum Work
161
Presenting Reference Data
165
202 Relevant Data
166
203 CSI Format
167
204 Examples
168
Cost Estimate
169
Purpose and Use
171
213 Role and Responsibility
172
Quantity Estimate
175
222 Quantity Calculations
177
223 Methods of Computations
178
224 Earthwork Calculations
182
225 Allowance for Quantity Difference
184
226 Quantity Survey
186
Price Estimate
189
232 Cost Components
190
233 Engineers Approach
192
234 Means Cost Data
194
235 Other Considerations
197
236 CostRisk Analysis
199
Allowances and Contingencies
201
243 Construction Contingency
202
244 Escalation Adjustment
203
Evaluation of Bids
205
252 Bid Summary
206
254 Bid Verification
209
References
211
Example Specifications for Reference Data Presentation
213
Glossary
217
List of Resources
221
Index
223
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Ying-Kit Choi, Ph.D., P.E., is a principal with BasePoint Design Corporation and specializes in dam engineering, dam design, geotechnical engineering, and reoller-compacted concrete technology.

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