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The Construction Superintendent's Handbook

A construction professional with more than 30 years experience in the industry offers a practical manual designed for the construction superintendent that helps to simplify today's complex projects while offering highly accessible and easily referenced technical data on most common construction components. This handbook begins by analyzing the key factors that must be considered before the actual start of construction. Complete discussions of construction contracts and documents and basic construction law are designed to prevent costly legal problems among the superintendent, architect, engineer, client and subcontractor. Coverage also includes scrutiny of the plans and specifications, and insights into the responsibilities of all participants in the construction process. Superintendents obtain clear guidance on how to formulate job policies and procedures, and how to ensure that the soomth day-to-day running of the project with the aid of a 30-day look-ahead schedule. Helpful advice and warnings on pitfalls to avoid are liberally sprinkled throughout the handbook.
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Preface. Part 1: The job begins. Mobilization. The construction contract and the construction documents. Job procedures and policies. Part 2: The construction process. Establishing the daily routine. Safety on the job site. Managing effectively. Basic construction law. Rehab and remodeling projects: what makes them unique. The punch list and other close-out requirements. Part 3: Basic construction technology. Excavation and site work. Dealing with difficult site and foundation problems. Concrete. Masonry and stone construction. Steel and steel structures. Wood: lumber, plywood, and mill work. Roofing: thermal and moisture protection. Doors, door frames, and finish. Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Plumbing. Fire protection: sprinkler and halon systems. Electrical. Automated building control systems. Appendix. Index.

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