If you want to get comprehensive understanding about cranes and derricks in construction, Cranes and Derricks book 4th edition by Lawrence Shapiro can be alternative reference to help you to learn detailed principles, rules and technical skills to design and build cranes and derricks.
This Cranes and Derricks book Fourth Edition, presents complete coverage on the selection, installation, and secure use of cranes and derricks on construction web-sites. Published for both engineers and non-engineers from the principals of an engineering consulting firm which has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering.
The Cranes and Derricks book discusses a wide selection of equipment along with the operations, capabilities, positive aspects, and drawbacks of every system with solved problems of mathematical examples and illustration. References to U.S. and global codes and standards are incorporated with this useful resource, together with a comprehensive glossary so readers understand about rigging for heavy lifts, travel of heavy equipment by way of buildings, shoring, and procedures for building demolition..
Lifting equipment principle and fundamentals are presented in clear explanation as well as crane and derrick configurations and procedures for each crawler and wheel-based cranes. This Cranes and Derricks book can be great resource to learn on how set up design for tower cranes and leaping of tower cranes imposed by cranes on their supports with good stability against overturning.
Cranes and Derricks
Lawrence Shapiro and Jay Shapiro
McGraw-Hill Professional; 4 edition