Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The definitive sourcebook on cranes and derricksupdated for the latest crane standardsCovering every aspect of equipment design, job preparation, setup, management, machinery handling, and safety,Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Editionoffers comprehensive coverage of the major shifts in the crane world that have occurred since the previous edition was published. While the book largely focuses on the theory, equipment, and practices of crane operations, it presents the long-term trends towards industry standardization of rules and methods for crane operation. This trusted resource also meets the heightened demand for reliable and comprehensive information regarding crane safety.Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Editionfeatures: Updated wind standardsASCE-37 and ASCE-7 A new section on earthquake loads Updated information on suspensions and steering A new section on multiple tower crane operations Updates to the Codes and Standard section to include foreign codes, new OSHA developments, and state and local requirementsComplete, up-to-date coverage of cranes and derricks: Basic Concepts and Components; Crane and Derrick Configurations; Loads and Forces; Stability Against Overturning; Mobile Crane Installations; Tower Crane Installations; Derrick Installations; Controlling Risk; Conversions; Glossary of Cranes and Derricks

Author Biography

Author Information
Jay P. Shapiro, P.E.,
is a principal of Howard I. Shapiro and Associates, an engineering consulting firm. He has designed installations for mobile and tower cranes as well as derricks. Shapiro has been a member of the New York City Crane Advisory Council revising the NYC Building Code Reference Standard for Cranes and Derricks.

Lawrence K. Shapiro, P.E. is a principal of Howard I. Shapiro & Associates. He is a participant on national and international committees for writing crane standards.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts and Components;Chapter 2. Crane and Derrick Configurations; Chapter 3. Loads and Forces; Chapter 4. Stability Against Overturning; Chapter 5. Mobile Crane Installations; Chapter 6. Tower Crane Installations; Chapter 7. Derrick Installations; Chapter 8. Controlling Risk; Appendix A: Conversions; Appendix B: Glossary; Appendix C: Exact Analysis of a Guyed Tower Crane; Appendix D: Boom and Jib Clearances; Appendix E: Codes and Standards Applicable to Cranes and Derricks; Index

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