Excavation & Grading Handbook

Excavation & Grading Handbook Author Nick Capachi
ISBN-10 1572181737
ISBN-13 9781572181731
Year 2005-06-30
Pages 514
Language English
Publisher Craftsman Book Co
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This new edition of a trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavating contractors operating engineers and those learning the trade current with state of the art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques Whether you re already in the business or planning to take the leap this book borrows from years of down in the dirt experiences of trusted authority Nick Capachi It s an encyclopedia of excavating and grading knowledge including photographs and diagrams that illustrate just how the work should be done Co written with his son John Nick combines their nearly 70 years on the job to teach you in simple terms just what you need to know to reach and stay at the top of your game In these pages you ll learn how to read topo maps set crows feet install water drain and sewer pipes lay or remove asphaltic concrete use a laser level cut drainage channels pressure test sewer pipes and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision No jobsite is without problems Knowing how to deal with these problems or how to prevent them can save you hours even days In this practical manual the authors guide you through just about every difficulty you ll find on a job site You ll find procedures and essential job sequencing techniques that can make or break a job plus pointers for tough situations that other earthwork instruction manuals don t want to tackle NEW in this edition GPS Global Positioning System a time saving survey and grade control tool installed on much of the heavy equipment you ll be using Also includes use of sonar technologies Using these two technologies will save you time and money on most of your jobs CD ROM included Testing is the best way to learn so each chapter ends with a set of review questions The CD ROM has 250 questions in simple interactive format that makes learning fun This is an excellent resource for the experienced operator seeking to brush up or any trainee preparing to take the license exam You ll find the Interactive Study Center will be your most valuable study tool