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Description - Earth Retention Systems Handbook by Alan Macnab

This handbook provides a systematic and comprehensive presentation of temporary excavation shoring and the earth retention systems used to construct permanent facilities inside. These systems are used to construct underground pipelines, tunnels, tank and storage facilities, foundations and structures. Each chapter presents a shoring-system type description, covering such topics as how it is constructed, equipment requirements and cost analysis. Safety, inspection and testing codes and methods are included throughout. Key features of the book include: how earth-retention systems are constructed and when the particular systems should and should not be used; equipment requirements and tricks of the trade; engineering design principals and methods; codes and standards; and testing and inspection methods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071373319
ISBN-10: 0071373314
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 160mm x 43mm)
Pages: 531
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Macnab

Alan Macnab's entire career has been spent with earth retention construction companies involved in both design-build and hard bid construction. His roles in construction have included work in operations, supervision, estimating, marketing, and claims, including executive positions in both Canada and the United States. He has held positions in a number of industry associations, including the Presidency of the ADSC--The International Association of Foundation Drilling (1990-1991) where he continues to chair the Standards and Specifications Committee. He is currently Vice President, President-Elect of the Geo-Insitute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Macnab received his B.E. Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and continued there with graduate studies. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Canada. Macnab has been involved in the construction of earth retention and deep foundation projects since 1973. These projects have been implemented throughout North America, including eastern and western Canada, the northeastern states, Rocky Mountain states, and the West Coast. He has traveled extensively, reviewing construction techniques in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He is a frequent speaker on issues involved in these specialties to engineering, academic, and supervisory personnel and has written extensively on these topics.