Civil Engineering

1. Before the Engineer can wrestle with the details for carrying out the Design, Construction, Load-capacity Evaluation, Load-testing and the Costing of a Bridge, he/she must be guided and goaded in to clearly understanding the GUIDING PRINCIPLES in these disciplines. 2. It is with a view to assisting in this that the Author took it on himself to layout the guiding principles in this book in the form of a gainfully useful MANUAL to help that engineer to see the 'day-light' in order to venture in to these formidable disciplines. 3. After introducing the subject, the Manual then asks 'CAN DESIGN BE TAUGHT ?' It then describes, very lucidly, the 'A to Z' of all that is involved in preparing a DPR (Detailed Project Report) in a workman-like manner. Explains the nitty gritty for estimating the Maximum Flood Discharge of the river and the consequent Maximum Scour Depths at the Piers and Abutments, the Effective Linear waterway and the Afflux.
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The basic OBJECTIVE of this mini-TRAINING MANUAL (presented in a class-room-type Training course) is to provide the background technical information to the concerned ENGINEERS to FAMILIARISE them with the WORKING for the MAINTENANCE and REHABILITATION of BRIDGES and CULVERTS. This mini-TRAINING MANUAL is for the basic understanding of: the major components involved, their functions, and the materials of which they are constructed, deterioration during their service-life, various maintenance requirements, specific rehabilitation techniques, and decision-making procedures.
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This MANUAL, unlike any other, has been specially crafted for helping the (senior) Engineers-in-Charge of a major Bridge Project that they have to both ADMINISTER CONTRACTUALLY as well as INSPECT EACH OF ITS COMPONENTS - all in the same breath - in patently assiduous and nail-biting workman-like detail !! Chapters 1 to 9 describe and discuss in GREAT DETAIL as to "how to ADMINISTER the CONTRACT" for a major Bridge under construction. The main aspects and the crucially important subjects covered are: ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES, QA and QC, COMMUNICATIONS, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, possible CONTRACTUAL PROBLEMS, Important CONDITIONS of FIDIC and WORLD BANK CONTRACTS, CONTRACT PRICE ESCALATION, CONTRACT MONITORING PROCESS, etc., etc., etc.
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