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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Definitive Handbook on Cranes and Derricks--Updated Per the Latest Standards and EquipmentFully revised throughout, Cranes and Derricks.
Fourth Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on construction sites.
Written for both engineers and non-engineers by the principals of an engineering consulting firm that has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering, this authoritative guide discusses a wide range of equipment and the operations, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of each device.
References to U.S. and international codes and standards are included in this practical resource, as well as a comprehensive glossary. Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Edition, covers:Lifting equipment theory and fundamentalsCrane and derrick types and configurationsMobile crane practices for both crawler and wheel-based cranesMultiple crane picksInstallation design for tower cranesJumping of tower cranesChicago boom, guy, gin pole, stiffleg, and other forms of derricks Loads acting on cranes and the forces imposed by cranes on their supportsAnalysis of wind using ASCE-37 and ASCE-7Stability against overturningSafety and risk management