TM 3-34.44 Concrete and Masonry

The manual has two parts: Concrete (Part One) and Masonry (Part Two). Part One covers the physical characteristics, properties, and ingredients of concrete; mixtures, design and construction of forms; and with reinforced concrete and field construction procedures. Part Two addresses the mason's tools and equipment as well as the physical characteristics and properties of concrete blocks, bricks, and structural clay tiles. It further explains construction procedures and methods for these masonry units.

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Earthmoving Operations FM 5-434

This manual is a guide for engineer personnel responsible for planning, designing, and constructing earthworks in the theater of operations. It gives estimated production rates, characteristics, operation techniques, and soil considerations for earthmoving equipment. This guide should be used to help select the most economical and effective equipment for each individual operation. This manual discusses the complete process of estimating equipment production rates. However, users of this manual are encouraged to use their experience and data from other projects in estimating production rates.

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Builder 3&2, Volume 1 - Construction

The major topics addressed in this book include construction administration and safety; drawings and specifications; woodworking tools, materials and methods of woodworking; fiber line, wire rope, and scaffolding; leveling and grading; concrete; placing concrete; masonry; and planning, estimating and scheduling.

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Pile Construction

This manual is organized to be used as a field reference. Chapter 1 through 4 discuss piles, equipment, and installation.  Information concerning design (less that of sheet piling structures) is provided in chapters 5 through 7 for use when tactical and logistical situations dictate original design.

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OSHA Standard Construction 29 CFR 1926

This part sets forth the safety and health standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. The standards are published
in subpart C of this part and following subparts. (b) Subpart B of this part contains statements of general policy and interpretations of section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act having general applicability.

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Builder 3&2 Volume 2 - Construction

The topics covered in this volume include floor and wall construction; roof framing; exterior and interior finishing; plastering, stuccoing, and ceramic tile; paints and preservatives; advanced base field structures; and heavy construction.

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FM 5-426 Carpentry

This manual is intended for use as a training guide and reference text for engineer personnel responsible for planning and executing construction. It provides techniques and procedures for frame construction, preparation and use of bills of materials (BOMs), building layout, forming for concrete slabs and foundations, framing and finish carpentry, roof framing and coverings, bridge and wharf construction, and the materials used for these operations.

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FM 5-412 Project Management

This Manual is intended for use as a training guide and reference text for engineer personnel responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects in the theater of operations (TO). It provides planning and management techniques to be applied when planning and scheduling a construction project. This manual also provides techniques and procedures for estimating material, equipment, personnel, and time requirements for project completion.

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FM 5-472 Material Testing

This manual covers soils, aggregates, bituminous cements, bituminous paving mixtures, portland-cement concrete, and stabilized soil including stabilizing agents such as bitumens, cements, lime, fly ash, and chemical modifiers. The manual gives detailed instructions for taking adequate representative test samples and step-by-step procedures for making physical-properties tests and for recording, calculating, and evaluating test results. The manual explains methods for designing bituminous paving mixtures and for stabilizing soil. It also gives the procedures and tests required to control the manufacture of these mixtures. The manual describes the tools and equipment for performing these tests and contains general instructions for the care, calibration, and use of test equipment.


This manual is a guide for engineering personnel conducting surveys in support of construction. In
addition to mathematical considerations, this manual offers a comprehensive analysis of problems which are typical in military surveying. It may be used for both training and reference.  This manual is only pages 1-218 the remaining pages are not required.

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California Stormwater BMP Handbook

The California Stormwater Best Management Practice Handbooks have provided excellent guidance to the stormwater community since their publication by the Stormwater Quality Task Force (SWQTF) in 1993. The SWQTF became the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) in 2002 and in 2003 CASQA published an updated and expanded set of four BMP Handbooks - Construction, Industrial, Municipal, and New Development and Redevelopment.

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Hoisting and Rigging Fundamentals

This manual outlines the basic equipment and theory behind Lifting and Rigging.

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Risk Management and Lifting Requirements at the Load Hook
Engineered Products and Design Requirements
The fundamentals of Proper Use
Inspection and Comprehensive Inspection Program

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This manual provides guidance for the planning, design, supervision, construction, and operation of dewatering and pressure relief systems and of seepage cutoffs for deep excavations for structures. It presents: description of various methods of dewatering and pressure relief; techniques for determining groundwater conditions, characteristics of pervious aquifers, and dewatering requirements; guidance for specifying requirements for dewatering and seepage control measures; guidance for determining the adequacy of designs and plans prepared by contractors; procedures for designing, installing, operating, and checking the performance of dewatering systems for various types of excavations; and
descriptions and design of various types of cutoffs for controlling groundwater.

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Engineering Aid 1

This is a self-study course. By studying this course you can improve your professional knowledge. It contains subject matter about day-to-day occupational knowledge and skill requirements and includes text, tables, and illustrations to help you understand the information. Chapters Include: 1. Technical Administration and Supervision 2. Time Designation and Triangulation 3. Soils: Surveying and Exploration/Classification/Field Identification 4. Mix Design: Concrete and Asphalt 5. Soil Stabilization

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Welding Operations

The scope of this subcourse consists of describing the classification
of electrodes and their intended uses; describing automotive welding
processes, materials and identification processes; describing the
methods of destructive and nondestructive testing of welds and
troubleshooting procedures; describing the type and techniques of joint
design; and describing the theory, principles, and procedures of
welding armor plate.

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Structural Steel Bolt Installation and Inspection Procedures

This procedure outlines five different methods for the proper tightening of high-strength bolts and testing of bolt tension.

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This document presents state-of-the-practice information on the design and installation of cement grouted
ground anchors and anchored systems for highway applications. Anchored systems
discussed include flexible anchored walls, slopes supported using ground anchors, landslide
stabilization systems, and structures that incorporate tiedown anchors.
This document draws extensively from the FHWA (1988) design manual in describing issues such as subsurface investigation and laboratory testing, basic anchoring principles, ground anchor load testing, and inspection of construction materials and methods used for anchored systems. Since 1988, advances have been made in design methods and from new construction materials, methods, and equipment.

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