Construction Calculations is a manual that provides end users with a comprehensive guide for many of the formulas, mathematical vectors and conversion factors that are commonly encountered during the design and construction stages of a constructionMoreConstruction Calculations is a manual that provides end users with a comprehensive guide for many of the formulas, mathematical vectors and conversion factors that are commonly encountered during the design and construction stages of a construction project.
It offers readers detailed calculations, applications and examples needed in site work, cost estimation, piping and pipefitting, and project management. The book also serves as a refresher course for some of the formulas and concepts of geometry and trigonometry.The book is divided into sections that present the common components of construction.
The first section of the books starts with a refresher discussion of unit and systems measurement- its origin and evolution- the standards of length, mass and capacity- terminology and tables- and notes of metric, U.S, and British units of measurements. The following concepts are presented and discussed throughout the book:Conversion tables and formulas, including the Metric Conversion Law and conversion factors for builders and design professionalsCalculations and formulas of geometry, trigonometry and physics in constructionRudiments of excavation, classification, use of material, measurement and paymentSoil classification and morphology, including its physicochemical propertiesFormulas and calculations needed for soil tests and evaluations and for the design of retaining structuresCalculations relating to concrete and masonryCalculations of the size/weight of structural steel and other metalsMechanical properties of wood and processing of wood productsCalculations relating to sound and thermal transmissionInterior finishes, plumbing and HVAC calculationsElectrical formulas and calculationsConstruction managers and engineers, architects, contractors, and beginners in engineering, architecture, and construction will find this practical guide useful for managing all aspects of construction.Work in and convert between building dimensions, including metricBuilt-in right-angle solutionsAreas, volumes, square-upsComplete stair layoutsRoof, rafter and framing solutionsCircle: arcs, circumference, segments