Cranes and Derricks (McGraw-Hill series in modern structures)
|Rating||:||4.58 (656 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||415 Pages|
Excellent- Good overall technical writting,lots of fully worked mathematicalexamples. Only book like it availablein print today.. A Customer said Excellent, authoritative text on the subject. Well written, using language easily understood by the average technical reader with an interest in the field ( unlike many engineering tomes in my experience ). Also unlike many texts, proofreading and editing are skilled and thorough. Shapiro ackowledges in the preface to the first edition the roles of his co-author sons as "militant proponents of the clearly expressed thought". The success of that effort is obvious.A very balanced presentation with generous references to actual experience, practical examples, some theory, and lots of photos and illust. The best book around for a details on cranes& planning lifts A Customer I found this book most informative towards my work on heavy lift planning.It discusses in depth various aspects of lift planning and crane selection.However, a more detailed discussion on planning on congested sites would have been useful
Blending practical experience with engineering theory, the authors have created a source of in-depth technical information on the major types of cranes and derricks in use today. Special features include state-of-the-art technical information on tower cranes and mobile cranes; applications of luffing boom cranes and multiple lift cranes; the latest on crane operation safety and owner/contractor liability issues; efficient methods for rapid calculation of loads and forces in designing proper crane installations; information on how to handle unusual construction site problems and adverse weather conditions.