Handbook of Rigging For Construction and Industrial Operations

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Updated to addresses the radical changes in rigging equipment The industry classicHandbook of Rigginghas been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date to provide broader coverage of lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations. This in-depth guide gives design/construction and facility maintenance professionals must-know information for safe, sound, and efficient application of equipment and materials.

Author Biography

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years experience editing such McGraw-Hill publications as Encyclopedia for U.S. Building and Construction Technology, Handbook or Rigging, and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations. He is a Civil Engineer and has worked as a Construction Project Engineer for numerous engineering firms.

W. E. Rossnagel was a consulting and fire-protection engineer and was a safety engineer with the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

Lindley R. Higgins was a professional engineer, writer, and consultant in the construction industry for more than 25 years. He was editor of McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Construction Equipment and Maintenance and its Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Table of Contents

Codes, Standards, and Regulations
Codes and Standards
Government Regulations
Engineering Principles
Basic Machines
Wood Technology
Wood Structural Members
Metal Structural Members
Useful Formulas, Tables, and Conversion Factors
Worksite Preparations
Protection of Worksite, Adjacent Areas, and Utilities
Support Systems
Rigging Systems
Fiber Rope (Cordage)
Knots, Bends, Hitches, and Splices
Slings and Hitches
Fiber Rope Slings and Synthetic Fiber Web Slings
Wire Strand Rope
Wire Rope, Metal Mesh, and Chain Slings
Rigging Devices
Connections, Fittings, and End Attachments
Reeving Blocks and Tackles
Winches and Drums
Rigging Tools
Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools
Welding and Cutting
Jacks, Rollers, and Air Skids
Lifting and Hoisting Machinery
Derricks and Cranes
Portable Overhead Hoists
Personnel/Material Hoists
Scaffolding and Ladders
Scaffolding Systems
Swinging or Suspended Scaffolds
Stationary Scaffolds
Specialized Scaffolds
Safe Scaffolding Practices and Glossary
Portable Ladders
Protective Equipment and Devices
Personal Protective Equipment
Protective Devices
Safety, Health, and Security
Personal Safety and Health
Project Safety and Security
Fire Safety
OSHA Regulations
Government Agencies
Construction Safety and Health Standards (ANSI, ASME, AWS, NFPA, SAE, UL)
Standard Writing Resources
Document Distributors
Industry Resources
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