Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 1, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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Get Deep into the Field of Excavation-Planning, Practice, and Safety

Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety is a thorough guide to ensuring your projects are completed correctly, safely, and cost effectively. Concisely written and presented in an easy-to-navigate format, this comprehensive guide arms you with the most current information available. New developments and trends, along with numerous design examples, illustrations, and important OSHA requirements and other legal issues, provide everything you'll need to excel in your field. Ideal for anyone involved in the trade, this indispensable resource brings you up to date on all the critical aspects of your job.


  • Shoring Designs Standards
  • Best Practices in Safety Planning
  • Techniques for Protecting Subsurface Utilities
  • Soil Classification
  • Soil Loading on Shoring Systems
  • OSHA Standards
  • Information on Equipment

Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety covers:

• Overview of Excavation Safety • Excavation Work Planning • Subsurface Installations and Outside Force Damage Protection • Soil Dynamics from an Excavation Perspective • Soil Loading for Protective System Designo Open Cut Protective Systems • Excavation Safety Systems Equipment Design and Use • Legal Issues • Understanding OSHA Excavation Safety Standardso Full Commentary on OSHA Subpart P Excavations • Glossary of Terms

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I found this book to be a great resource. The chapters on excavation work planning and soils interpretation were particularly useful. Just about every type of shoring covered; good overview of the ... Read full review


1 Introduction to Excavation Safety and Shoring Design
2 Engineering Structural Principles for Shoring Design
3 Excavation Work Planning
4 Existing Subsurface Installations and Outside Force Damage Protection
5 Interpreting Soils Information for Excavation Planning and Shoring Design
6 Excavation Stability and Shoring Design Loads
7 Surcharge Loading Base Stability and Surface Settlement
8 Slope Stability and Open Cut Worker Protection Systems
9 Shoring Systems Selected from Tabulated Data
OSHA Subpart P Excavations and Commentary
OSHA Appendix A Soil Classification and Commentary

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About the author (2008)

Joe M. Turner, PE. Registered Civil Engineer in several states including, California, Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky. Founder and previous owner of J.M. Turner Engineering from 1980 to Dec 1, 1995. This company specializes in construction engineering, 90% of all work was in design of excavation shoring systems for contractors. The company performs work mostly on the West coast; however they work all over the U.S. The company engineers over 1000 separate projects per year for small to large contractors supplying designs for shoring systems such as trench jack, shoring shield, pile and plate, sheet pile, etc.

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