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The Engineer's Manual of Construction Site Planning,9781118556092
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This handbook addresses problems facing the engineer when preparing to build, both during the contract bidding phase and after a contract has been concluded.

It offers clear guidelines for planning the resources and machinery on site, as well as the safe positioning of roads, cranes, storage and temporary buildings. Site planning activities are presented here in logical sequence, offering an efficient and safe design of the construction site and of the temporary works.

The book describes the process of engineering preparation of on-site construction works in all phases of the construction life-cycle, from the design phase - preparing the financial plan and procurement scheme for the owner before tendering the contract; the tendering phase; and after bid completion. A list of procedures is presented for planning the construction site in order to simplify the engineer’s work of site and temporary works planning.

The Engineer’s Manual of Construction Site Planning  is for all those involved in the planning of construction sites, construction managers, construction engineers and quantity surveyors, as well as for students in civil engineering and construction.


Author Biography

Jüri Sutt is Professor of Construction Economics and Management at the Tallinn University of Technology with 50 years of experience in construction management as a practising manager, researcher, consultant and lecturer which has included designing the construction technology for large mines in Siberia, a gas trunk pipeline in Libya and managing a construction firm.

Irene Lill, Head of Department of Building Production, Tallinn University of Technology graduated in Tallinn University of Technology as civil engineer. 

Olev Müürsepp, Associated Professor, Tallinn University of Technology graduated Tallinn University of Technology as civil engineer.

Table of Contents


About the Authors

List of Figures

List of Tables


Chapter 1: Initial Data

1.1. The project (design) documentation

1.2. The bill of quantities and the bill of activities

1.3. Job descriptions and specifications

1.4. The contract conditions set out in the bidding invitation documents

1.5. The report of the construction site inspection

Chapter 2: Outline of Site Management Planning in the Bidding Stage

2.1. The goal

2.2. The explanatory note

2.3. Construction site layout

2.4. The Construction time schedule

2.5. Cost estimation of temporary works and construction site set-up

Chapter 3:Outline of Site Management after Contract Signature

3.1. The goal

3.2. Initial data

3.3. Construction site layout

3.4. Construction scheduling

3.5. Calculation of site work quantities and estimate of costs

Chapter 4: Suggestions for Choosing Construction Cranes

4.1 General

4.2. Selection and positioning of tower cranes

4.2.1. Selection of tower cranes

4.2.2. Positioning the crane

4.2.3. Crane impact areas

4.2.4. Using several tower cranes simultaneously

4.3. Selection and impact areas of mobile cranes

4.3.1. Selection of mobile crane

4.3.2. Work of the mobile crane by a recess

4.3.3. Mobile crane impact range

4.4. Cranes working near overhead power lines

4.5. Hoist danger area

4.6. Operating cranes near buildings in use

4.7. Restrictions on crane work

4.8. Working in the danger area

Chapter 5: Suggestions for calculating resource requirements

5.1. Construction site temporary roads

5.2. Construction site storage

5.2.1. General principles

5.2.2. Determining the storage space allocation

5.2.3. Selection of storage locations

5.3. Temporary buildings

5.4. Temporary water supply

5.5. Temporary heating supply

5.5.1. General principles

5.5.2. Calculation of heat energy requirements

5.5.3. Sources of temporary heating supply

5.6. Temporary power supply

5.6.1. General principles

5.6.2. Calculation of electricity load requirement

5.7. Construction site lighting

5.8. Construction Site Transport

5.8.1. General principles

5.8.2. Calculation of vehicles allocation for car transport

5.9. Load Take Up Devices

5.10. Construction Site Fencing

Chapter 6: On-Site Safety Requirements

6.1 General Basics and Responsibilities

6.2. The Duties of Building Contractors

6.3 The Obligations and Rights of the Labourer

6.4 Ensuring Safety On The Construction Site

6.4.1 General

6.4.2 Safety requirements in a work zone

6.4.3 Special requirements for assembly works

6.4.4 Special requirements for work in pits, wells, in tunnels and earthworks and underground.

6.4.5 Special requirements for working at height and on roofs.

6.4.6. Special requirements for demolition work.

6.4.7 Ventilation in the workplace.

6.4.8 Emergency exits from the workplace

Chapter 7: Requirements for Work Equipment

7.1 General Requirements

7.2. Mobile Work Equipment

7.3. Lifting Devices

7.4. Dangers from Energy

7.5 The Usage of Work Equipment

7.6. Usage of Work Equipment for Temporary Work at Height

7.6.1. General

7.6.2. The usage of scaffolds

7.6.3. Supports, formwork and heavy prefabricated details

7.7. Work with flammable and explosive materials

Chapter 8: Work Health Care

8.1 Allowable Physical Effort

8.2. The Usage of Personal Protective Equipment

8.3. Welfare Facilities and First-aid


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