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Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management

Richard J. Diven; Mark Shaurette

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ISBN 10: 1557535671 / ISBN 13: 9781557535672
Published by Purdue University Press, 2010
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Title: Demolition: Practices, Technology, and ...

Publisher: Purdue University Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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As the built environment ages, demolition has become a rapidly growing industry offering major employment opportunities. During the 1990s the number of contractors grew by nearly 60 percent and there are now over 800 U.S. companies focused on demolition, as well as many more offering this service as part of their portfolio. It has also become an increasingly complex business, requiring a unique combination of project management skills, legal and contractual knowledge, and engineering skills from its practitioners. Demolition was created in partnership with the National Demolition Association, and is written specifically with students of construction management and engineering in mind, although it will also be an invaluable reference for anyone involved in demolition projects. The book covers modern demolition practices, the impact of different construction types, demolition regulations, estimating demolition work, demolition contracts, safety on the demolition project, typical demolition equipment, debris handling and recycling, use of explosives, demolition contractors' participation in disaster response, and demolition project management.

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Richard J. Diven has almost forty years experience in the demolition industry, as a member of the senior management team at structural demolition company ICONCO between 1964 and 2000, and as founder of R. J. Diven Consulting, LLC. He has played a key role in projects ranging from earthquake repairs in Los Angeles to the demolition of aircraft hangars in Pearl Harbor. Mark Shaurette is an assistant professor in building construction management at Purdue University. He was previously president of Meridian Homes, Inc. and vice president of Ryan Homes. He has a master's degree in civil engineering from MIT and a PhD from Purdue University.

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