Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design takes you step by step through the challenges and experiences of producing clear construction documents, which can only be gained on the job.
It details the guidelines and principles needed to produce standardized design documents for heavy civil engineering projects. The interrelationships among contract documents, site characterization, construction documents, and construction cost estimates are explained.
This unique reference features examples and illustrations on:
- Drawing preparation
- Specification writing
- Estimating construction costs
- And more!
In addition to introducing conventional and standard practice and basic principles to prepare quality documents, The author offers advice and recommendations, especially on topics of design philosophy, loss prevention, and roles and responsibilities of design team members.
Additionally, the book discusses the metric system, computer-aided drafting (CAD), certifying design, and measurement and payment provisions. This book is an excellent reference for advanced civil engineering students and practicing civil engineers that are involved with design, especially young professionals.