U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook (US Army Survival)
U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook (US Army
Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook is a guide to the use of explosives in the destruction of military obstacles from the Department of the U.S. Army. This guide includes information on types, characteristics, and uses of explosives and auxiliary equipment; preparation, placement, and firing of charges; safety precautions; handling, transportation, and storage of explosives; deliberate and hasty demolition methods; and much more. Applicable to nuclear and nonnuclear warfare, and having offensive and defensive uses, the knowledge one will come away with from reading this handbook is invaluable.
- Brand: Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
- ASIN: 1616080086
Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management (Purdue Handbooks in Building Construction)
Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management (Purdue Handbooks in
As the built environment ages, demolition has become a rapidly growing industry offering major employment opportunities. During the 1990s the number of contractors grew by nearly 60 percent and there are now over 800 U.S. companies focused on demolition, as well as many more offering this service as part of their portfolio. It has also become an increasingly complex business, requiring a unique combination of project management skills, legal and contractual knowledge, and engineering skills from its practitioners. Demolition was created in partnership with the National Demolition Association, and is written specifically with students of construction management and engineering in mind, although it will also be an invaluable reference for anyone involved in demolition projects. The book covers modern demolition practices, the impact of different construction types, demolition regulations, estimating demolition work, demolition contracts, safety on the demolition project, typical demolition equipment, debris handling and recycling, use of explosives, demolition contractors' participation in disaster response, and demolition project management.
- Brand: Brand: Purdue University Press
- ASIN: 1557535671
Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)
Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste (Woodhead
The civil engineering sector accounts for a significant percentage of global material and energy consumption and is a major contributor of waste material. The ability to recycle and reuse concrete and demolition waste is critical to reducing environmental impacts in meeting national, regional and global environmental targets. Handbook of recycled concrete and demolition waste summarises key recent research in achieving these goals.Part one considers techniques for managing construction and demolition waste, including waste management plans, ways of estimating levels of waste, the types and optimal location of waste recycling plants and the economics of managing construction and demolition waste. Part two reviews key steps in handling construction and demolition waste. It begins with a comparison between conventional demolition and construction techniques before going on to discuss the preparation, refinement and quality control of concrete aggregates produced from waste. It concludes by assessing the mechanical properties, strength and durability of concrete made using recycled aggregates. Part three includes examples of the use of recycled aggregates in applications such as roads, pavements, high-performance concrete and alkali-activated or geopolymer cements. Finally, the book ...
- ASIN: 0857096826
U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook: Raids & Ambushes, Communication, Psychological Operations, Demolition, Counterintelligence, Mining & Sniping
U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook: Raids & Ambushes,
The official U.S. Army guide to using guerrilla tactics in battle-now available to everyone. They can be swift, silent, and deadly. That's why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team's ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook. Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more. This is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original-of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest ...
- ASIN: B00252IQAM
Handbook of Naval Combat Underwater Demolition Team Training: U.S. Navy(1944)
Handbook of Naval Combat Underwater Demolition Team Training:
The 'manual' of the Underwater Demolition TeamsDuring World War 2 the US Navy saw the need for specialized teams that could clear the way for amphibious assaults in many theatres of war. Underwater Demolition Teams would remove natural and man-made underwater obstacles which are likely to obstruct landing operations.. With not much more than swim shorts, mask, fins and explosives these commandos were sent in advance of major landings on beach recon missions or to clear underwater obstacles and booby traps. This manual outlines and describes the mission and tactical use of Underwater Demolition Teams, duties of team members, selection of trainees, organization of the school, methods and facilities for training, description and length of courses, instructional references, and training aids. • handling and use of explosives • underwater reconnaissance • removal of obstacles • mines and booby traps • seamanship • night vision and observation • use of rubber boats • physical conditioning • long distance surf swimmingIllustrated with over 90 pictures and charts. A must-have for students of WWII special operations or U.S. Navy UDT aka 'Frog Men.' Bonus content: This volume also includes an additional 40+ page after-action report on the preparation, and results of the N...
- ASIN: 1944476857
The U.S. Navy Seal / Underwater Demolition Team (Udt) Handbook
The U.S. Navy Seal / Underwater Demolition Team
The U.S. Navy's principal Special Operations force, the SEALs (SEa, Air, Land) represents an elite force that, through its distinguished service, has changed history. As their name implies, the SEALs can be deployed conventionally, through airborne operations (such as high altitude / low opening parachute insertions) or from the sea (including deployment by submarine). Comprised of only the most physically and mentally fit individuals -the drop-out rate in basic training exceeds 90% - SEALs operate at maximum self sufficiency. Their legendary toughness is embodied by their motto: "The only easy day was yesterday." The SEALs trace their history to the early days of WWII, when special "Ranger" and "Scout" forces were created to clear obstacles from enemy-held beaches. The first such groups saw combat in North Africa as part of the TORCH landings, and they participated in the D-Day landings and every major amphibious assault in the Pacific. By war's end, 34 Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) were established. Their service continued in the Korean conflict at Inchon, and they conducted infiltration and special operations for the duration of the war. In the 1960s, the growing need for an Unconventional Warfare capability led the Kennedy Administration to create two SEAL teams from top...
- ASIN: 1937684822
Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit (GreenSource)
Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit
A Complete Reference on Construction Waste Recycling This GreenSource guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new construction and demolition waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines. Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste provides the strategies and tools you need to develop and implement a successful jobsite waste management plan. This practical resource also covers other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more. FIND OUT HOW TO: Manage construction and demolition waste on the jobsite Set up an efficient jobsite recycling center Recycle new construction waste Conduct an on-site audit to assess demolition waste Reuse existing materials, including asphalt, brick, concrete, insulation, structural steel, wood, glass, and more Develop a comprehensive waste management plan Comply with LEED standards to earn waste management credits Get details on other green certification and code programs Document waste management compliance Include appropriate specifications i...
- ASIN: B003WJR5XG
U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook
Sapper Publications Combined: Creed, Pamphlet (2010 & 2017), Reporting Instructions, Packing List, Knots, Demolitions, Weekly Training Plan, Myth And Fact Sheet, Administrative Procedures And More
Sapper Publications Combined: Creed, Pamphlet (2010 & 2017),
PREFACEAt the company level, mission success requires competent leaders capable of taking the initiative and acting independently in support of their higher commander's intent. Combat engineer leaders must be highly motivated, physically and mentally tough, and technically and tactically proficient in order to accomplish their missions and provide effective support to their maneuver elements. The Sapper Leader Course is designed to develop tough, hard, and knowledgeable leaders who are confident in their abilities and capable of operating under the harshest of conditions. The 28 day course is extremely fast paced and challenging. It will instill a high level of self-confidence and quickly enhance the cohesion within your unit. The primary focus of the Sapper Leader Course is troop leading procedures using dismounted combat patrolling as the teaching vehicle. The Sapper Leader Course is a leadership development school for combat engineers that teach skills critical to success on the battlefield. This pamphlet is designed to acquaint you with the Sapper Leader Course and the requirements for its successful completion.The Sapper Leader Course is the premier leadership course for the Engineer Regiment. It trains confident and competent leaders to thoroughly plan and aggressively exec...
- ASIN: B07GJWXFSD