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This Manual is a foundation text, beginning with the role each member plays in the pile driving crew. The Manual goes on to address those skills most valued by employers as well as what the apprentice pile driver needs to know to function effectively as part of the crew. The tools and equipment used in pile driving are identified and defined. The crane and the rig are thoroughly described along with their workings, maintenance, and assembly. Separate chapters address all the types of pile installed either into the ground or used to create marine structures. The voice and hand signals used on the job site are presented. The safe use and maintenance of tools and equipment are emphasized throughout the Manual.
The Pile Driving Equipment Manual introduces the equipment central to construction projects. The Manual begins with a thorough description of the types of cranes. The boom types and parts are then discussed. This is followed by a brief description of pile driving rigs. Pile driving accessories and their uses, care, and maintenance are highlighted. The Manual concludes with a discussion of various pile driving hammers and their applications. Numerous photos and drawings illustrate pile driving equipment at work. Replaces sections of Pile Driving, 40001M
The Types of Pile Manual provides an overview of those types of pile most commonly used in the construction industry: sheet pile, steel pile, concrete pile, cast-in-place pile, wood pile, and specialty pile, such as plastic and wick drains. The applications of each type of pile are described as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using each type of pile. Photos and illustrations of processes such as the auger process, complement the explanations. Replaces portions of old Pile Driving, 40001M, & Design & Installation of Pile Driven Foundations, 40007M.
This Manual introduces many different types of cranes and explains their differences and various applications. Planning for a pile driving project and preparing the site for crane setup are also covered. Participants will learn the specific procedures for assembling three commonly used cranes and installing common pile driving accessories. The Manual contains many photos and drawings to illustrate concepts and procedures. Safety procedures are emphasized throughout the Manual.
The Timber Construction Manual gives the UBC Member a working knowledge of the principles, practices, and equipment used in timber construction. The types and grades of timber, the species of trees used for timber, and the physical makeup and growth defects of trees are discussed. Timber damage and the types of timber preservative treatments are also illustrated and explained. Finally, fastening and joining timber and repair work and the procedures involved are presented. Safety, Productivity and Trade tips make real-world connections throughout the Manual. Replaces portions of old Pile Driving, 40001M, & Design & Installation, 40007M.
All aspects of heavy timber framing construction are covered in this Manual, including print reading, tools, materials, types and uses of engineered lumber, and joinery. Explanations and procedures are given for the construction of each section of a frame, starting with floors and moving on to walls and roofs. Step-by-step procedures are presented throughout the Manual. A separate chapter on safety covers job hazards and preventive measures specific to heavy timber framing. Numerous illustrations are provided throughout the Manual.
This Manual presents the slab, box beam, and box girder types of concrete bridges—their major design features and the major construction techniques involved in building these structures. Also discussed in this Manual are concrete properties; the importance of steel reinforcement in structural concrete; the fundamentals of mixing, placing, and curing concrete; the basics of prestressed and post-tensioned concrete; and information on several concrete tests. Participants in this workshop will also learn to identify safe practices for working on both land and over water. Replaces most of Bridge Form Construction & Shoring: Deck Forms, 20020M.
This Manual presents the specific uses of these commonly used vertical supports when used separately and in situations where they may be used together. Forming methods for piers, pile caps, and columns are presented in detail and pile and pier cap mathematics are presented with a specific treatment of how to calculate perimeter, circumference, surface area, and volume. All safety considerations are covered throughout the Manual. Trade, Safety, and Productivity Tips are presented as these relate to the topics. Plentiful illustrations help to clarify the text presentation. Replaces most of Wall, Pilaster and Column Forms, 20021M, and portions of Pile Driving, 40001M.
This Manual is a continuation of the 32-hour UBC rigging qualification workshop and begins with a review of that core program. Hardware, rigging practices, inspection techniques, and common rigging calculations specific to working with pile are discussed. Also discussed in this Manual is the importance of reading and understanding load charts; reeving techniques; how reeving creates a mechanical advantage; and the equipment used for reeving. The Manual ends with procedures for various rigging techniques, including hand rigging, hand rigging with crane assist, and crane hoisting. Safety considerations are covered throughout the Manual. Plentiful illustrations help to clarify the text presentation.
This Manual deals with the preparation and building of exclusion and retention structures and deals in depth with cofferdams, bulkheads, and tieback walls. Participants will learn how to build a template and set it in position. The hardware, materials, and equipment used to build these structures are presented as well as specific steps for building cofferdams, bulkheads, and tieback walls. Throughout the Manual safety practices are discussed and all step-by-step instructions are generously illustrated. Replaces portions of old Pile Driving, 40001M, & Design & Installation of Pile Driven Foundations, 40007M