Construction is the realization phase of the civil engineering process following conception and design. It is the role of the constructor to transform the planner’s ideas and the designer’s detailed plans in to physical reality. The client is the ultimate consumer of the product and, in civil engineering projects, is often the general public. The contractor not only has an obligation to the contract owner, or client, but also an ethical obligation to the general public to perform the work so that the end product performs its function economically and safely.
About the Book
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Civil Engineering has been revised and updated to provide a comprehensive reference and resource book covering a wide range of civil engineering disciplines. This book has been written with the practicing civil engineer in mind. The ideal reader is an engineer at the Bachelor of Science or Master of Science level who needs a single reference source to keep abreast of new technologies and practices and to use to review standard practices.
This handbook focuses on professional applications and emphasizes ready-to-use materials. The handbook contains numerous formulas and tables that provide immediate solutions to common questions and problems arising from practice. There are also brief descriptions of the essential elements of each topic, allowing the reader to understand the basic background of these results and to think beyond them. New and innovative methods are discussed as well as traditional methods.
The Handbook of Civil Engineering is a comprehensive handbook featuring the latest CAD/CAE approaches that will advance civil engineers in the 21st century. The handbook is organized in eight sections covering the traditional disciplines of civil engineering: construction engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, survey engineering, water engineering, and transportation engineering.