Pipe & Excavation Contracting

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This book provides details on how to read plans and compute quantities for both trench and surface excavation, figure crew and equipment productivity rates, estimate unit costs, bid the work, and obtain bonds. Determine what equipment will deliver maximum productivity for a job, how to lay all types of water and sewer pipe, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can wipe out your profits on any job.

Learn how to find the right kind of work, read and compute quantities from the plans, figure realistic crew and equipment productivity rates, consider job variables, calculate your O & P, then estimate and bid the job, and get the bonds you need. Also, how to deal with change orders and liquidated damages, choosing the right equipment, and handling safety issues. When it comes to doing the actual work, you’ll find the combined expertise of two long-time professionals, explaining how to follow and read the surveyor’s reference stakes; how to check grade and line with an optical level, transit and pipe laser, and how to use GPS systems. See the best ways to clear the site, including asphalt and rock; handle rock, steep slopes and high groundwater; meet compaction requirements; install septic tanks and drain fields; all common types of water and sewer pipe, and how to do subsurface excavation. This new edition includes detailed coverage of the various pipe, joints and fittings now available, and is filled with photos, diagrams, charts, checklists and examples to help you build a career as a successful pipeline contractor. 

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company