Civil Engineering Procedure, Eighth edition

Author(s): The Institution of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780727764270
Publication Date: 26 October 2020
Stock level: In stock

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Format:Paperback
Publication status: Just Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:210 x 148mm
Number of pages:208
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Civil Engineering Procedureis an indispensable guide which describes and explains the stages of work for a project from first consideration through to completion of construction and then beyond to handing over the resulting structures and services…



Subjects: Contracts Contract lawNEC (New engineering contract)Business skills and techniquesLeadershipManagementCPD (Continuing professional development)
Product code: 9780727764270

Civil Engineering Procedure is an indispensable guide which describes and explains the stages of work for a project from first consideration through to completion of construction and then beyond to handing over the resulting structures and services for use.

As in previous editions, the book provides clear explanations of a broad range of project and contract management principles and practice, and it is a valuable source of information on fundamental concepts. This eighth edition contains updates throughout the book, including coverage of recent initiatives to improve project and programme delivery, the latest updates to the NEC contracts, and additional case studies that provide insights into real-world practice.  

Civil Engineering Procedure covers the following topics

  • concept and promotion
  • feasibility studies
  • procurement and contract strategy
  • design and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • risk management and health, safety and welfare
  • planning and control of construction
  • construction management organisation
  • testing, commissioning and handover
  • operation, maintenance and asset management.

Civil Engineering Procedure, Eighth edition is the essential reference for student and graduate engineers, offering concise, expert guidance on all stages of an engineering project from conception and development through to completion and handover.

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Book Reviews

In the canon of classic civil engineering textbooks, there are few that enjoy the privilege of multiple editions. That this textbook has now reached its eighth is a huge tribute to the successive drafting committees since that first edition in 1963. (...)
The need for clear, straightforward explanations of project and contract management principles and practice is all the more important as options for commercial and project delivery models become increasingly sophisticated. But underneath what may appear to be a highly complex set of contractual conditions and incentives lie the fundamental principles described in this book. The engineer of today can rely on these principles for the knowledge and understanding to nurture deeper and stronger professional expertise, just as engineers benefitted from the earlier editions in, arguably, a simpler landscape. (...)
This book will be required reading to introduce civil engineering procedures to students of all backgrounds.


Prof Gordon Masterton, OBE DL, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers 2005-06‚Äč

This stalwart of the civil engineering profession has (once again) been brought up-to-date and will no doubt be used as a rite of passage for civil engineers in the future. References to the use of BIM, NEC4 contracts and Grenfell Tower show its currency. There are explanations of real civil engineering projects throughout the book to illustrate the issues discussed.

Patrick Waterhouse, Construction Adjudicator

In the latest edition of Civil Engineering Procedure, readers will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the very latest information on procurement, contracts, health and safety and project delivery in the context of infrastructure.  The book includes news case studies relevant to each chapter, these are designed to illustrate practical engineering challenges and bring theory to life.

Richard Kirkman, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK, and Project X Academic Lead at the Infrastructure Projects Authority.

1. Civil engineering projects
2. Concept and promotion of a civil engineering project
3. Feasibility
4. Project strategy
5. Design
6. Civil engineering construction contracts
7. Planning and control of construction    
8. Construction management organisation    
9. Inspection, testing, commissioning and handover    
10. Operation, maintenance and asset management    
11. Building information modelling (BIM)    
Appendices        
A. Conditions of contract for civil engineering    
B. Further reading    
C. Useful addresses and websites    
D. Glossary