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Tunelling and Tunnel Mechanics: A Rational Approach to Tunnelling

The book covers not only practical aspects but also the underlying theoretical approaches. It also covers the fundamentals of rock mechanics. It addresses not only students but also professionals who are interested to understand the underlying principles and methods and possibly to further develop them. Emphasis is given to the mechanical approach rather than to hardly tractable empirical statements. The text is concise and as far as possible complete and comprises a large list of citations. Publications of the English and German speaking scientific communities have been taken into account.     

Author Name :Dimitrios Kolymbas

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Systems in Timber Engineering: Loadbearing Structures and Component Layers

Timber construction has become completely modernized. It has gained considerably in market share with respect to competing building materials and is dominated by systems such as frame and solid timber construction.     

Author Name :Josef Kolb

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Fluid Mechanics: Problems and Solutions

Fluid mechanicsis the study offluidsand theforceson them. (Fluids includeliquids,gases, andplasmas.) Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid kinematics, the study of fluid motion, andfluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion, which can further be divided intofluid statics, the study of fluids at rest, and fluid kinetics, the study of fluids in motion. It is a branch ofcontinuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms, that is, it models matter from a macroscopic viewpoint rather than from a microscopic viewpoint. Fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many unsolved or partly solved problems. Fluid mechanics can be mathematically complex. Sometimes it can best be solved bynumerical methods, typically using computers. A modern discipline, calledcomputational fluid dynamics(CFD), is devoted to this approach to solving fluid mechanics problems. Also taking advantage of the highly visual nature of fluid flow isparticle image velocimetry, an experimental method for visualizing and analyzing fluid flow.     

Author Name :Joseph H. Spurk , T. Schobeiri, H. Marschall

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Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work, Third Edition

The job of the estimator is explained in detail at every key stage, from early cost studies, through the preparation of the estimate, to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. Each step is illustrated with examples and notes, and appropriate technical documentation. Over recent years there have been significant developments in construction management, notably new procurement methods, greater emphasis on innovation and partnering, a greater reliance on cost planning as a methodology, and new developments in both industry and governmental reports and guidance.     

Author Name :Martin Brook

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Innovations in Bridge Engineering Technology

Bridge engineering experts from Belgium, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey presented papers on the latest innovations in the field. Along with the contributions by prominent bridge engineering professionals from the United States, this excellent collection of papers will assure the archival quality of this book     

Author Name :Khaled M. Mahmoud

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Pressure Vessels

This up-to-date second edition of the technology of external pressure vessels, covers problems that arise in submarine pressure hulls, torpedoes, aircraft fuselages, space shuttles, underwater storage vessels, intercontinental missiles, oil drilling rigs, grain storage silos, cooling towers, valves, tunnels, under-soil tubes, immersed tubes, medical equipment and tin can containers of food and everyday products. Stress analysts, designers, consultants and manufacturers need to take into account the effects of external pressures to prevent buckling of external walls of descending submarines, ascending or descending rockets, aircraft and space shuttles by devising countermeasures in their choice of structural design and materials. Computer programs (codes in Quick- BASIC) are published in the Appendices. The present author, from long experience in engineering research and design, covers the problem, its remediation, and practical applications. He records experimental and theoretical work including plastic collapse, and provides many design charts.     

Author Name :Carl T.F. Ross

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Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction

Efficient communication, collaboration, data exchange and sharing are crucial for the success of today's many multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work environments. The implementation of computer integrated environments (CIE) is increasing and the requirements engineering necessary for the development of these systems is critical.Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction provides an important source of information and advice for organizations needing bridge the gap between users and developers in the implementation of computer integrated solutions as well as for consultants providing services to their clients in CIE development.     

Author Name :Ghassan Aouad, Yusuf Arayici

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Resource Allocation in Project Management

Resource allocationis used to assign the availableresourcesin an economic way. It is part ofresource management. Inproject management, resource allocation is the scheduling of activities and the resources required by those activities while taking into consideration both the resource availability and the project time.     

Author Name :Christoph Schwindt

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Fundamentals of Residential Construction 3rd edition

Complete, authoritative coverage of residential construction materials and procedures.Fundamentals of Residential Construction offers a complete, comprehensive presentation of todays residential construction systems, from foundation to roof and from exterior finishes to interior details, including all mechanical and electrical systems. It features the same lucid, straightforward writing, clear drawings, and extensive photographic illustrations that have made its parent book, Fundamentals of Building Construction, a bestseller. Wood light frame construction, the system by which most houses in North America are built, is emphasized. Industrialized systems of construction and alternative residential construction systems are also covered.The authors first provide a view of the context within which residential construction takes place, including zoning ordinances, building codes, financing, environmental concerns, and a look at the roles of the various professionals who work to produce housing of all types. Following chapters on materials, the chapters on wood light frame construction examine everything from rough sitework, foundations, and framing to plumbing, heating and cooling, wiring, interior and exterior finishing, and, finally, finish sitework. The final portion of the book on alternative construction systems offers detailed explanations of currently popular options such as timber frame, log, rammed earth, straw bale, insulating concrete form, light-gauge steel frame, and panelized construction.     

Author Name :Edward Allen, Rob Thallon

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Improving Healthcare through Built Environment Infrastructure

The built environment for the delivery of Healthcare will continue to change as it responds to new technologies and modalities of care, different expectations and requirements of providers and consumers of care. It is vital that built environment students and practitioners alike avail themselves of the best possible information to guide them in their studies, continuing professional development and the delivery of their tasks. The range is enormous from the assessment of need, planning the service delivery to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation of the healthcare environment.The book that follows addresses these areas from a blend of contributions of experienced practitioners to the descriptions of the output from recent research that moves forward the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the many areas of the healthcare built environment.I happily commend this book to all engaged in the exciting fields of planning, delivering, maintaining and operating healthcare environments. When we get it right, we are able to do immeasurable good.This book helps academic researchers as well as practitioners to understand how the healthcare infrastructure sector works by addressing the crucial issue of healthcare delivery from a built environment perspective.     

Author Name :Mike Kagioglou, Patricia Tzortzopoulos

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High Performance Structures And Materials III

This book contains the edited papers presented at the Third International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials and it addresses issues involving advanced types of structures, particularly those based on new concepts or new types of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on intelligent AAsmart structuresAA as well as the application of computational methods to model, control and manage these structures and materials. The book covers topics such as: Damage and Fracture Mechanics; Composite Materials and Structures; Optimal Design; Adhesion and Adhesives; Natural Fibre Composites; Failure Criteria of FRP; Non-linear Behaviour of FRP Structures; Material Characterization; High Performance Materials; High Performance Concretes; Aerospace Structures; Reliability of Structures; Ceramics in Engineering.     

Author Name :C. A. Brebbia

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Labour Conditions for Construction

The book presents and discusses the challenges and potential of local authorities to promote decent work in construction. It combines theoretical analysis and case-studies, with recommendations to both practitioners and academics.Existing literature on decent work focuses mainly on the roles and responsibilities of actors in the private sector but the contribution of actors and institutions in the public sector must not be ignored. Local authorities play a crucial role in economic development through a range of policies and programmes in the construction sector and related services, e.g. utilities.This book includes a methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative information and data. It defines and validates a set of criteria to evaluate the capacity of local authorities, combining criteria about decent work, the construction sector (and related services), and the policies and programmes of the local authority in each case study city.     

Author Name :Roderick Lawrence, EdmundoWerna

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Introduction to Building

The fourth edition of Introduction to Building continues the authoritative overview of the many design and practical considerations associated with the creation and maintenance of buildings. It has been updated to include current legislation and new government guidelines. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the various aspects of building and development from initial planning and design through contract procurement to construction. With regard to maintenance and repair of existing buildings, traditional construction procedures are retained from the previous editions.     

Author Name :Derek Osbourn, Roger Greeno

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Sustainability of Concrete

Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in the concrete industry. Pure Portland cement will need to be replaced by more complex binary, tertiary or even quaternary binders, including other types of cementitious materials. We can expect an increasing use of high performance concrete, primarily because of its high sustainability and durability. Much more attention will have to be paid to the proper curing of the concrete if we want to improve its life expectancy. Presenting the latest advances in the science of concrete this book focuses particularly on sustainability, durability, and economy. It explores the potential for increased sustainability in concrete from the initial mixing right through to its behaviour in complex structures exposed to different types of loads and aggressive environments.     

Author Name :Pierre-Claude Aitcin,Sidney Mindess

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Moisture control handbook

In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format.     

Author Name :Joseph W Lstiburek, John Carmody

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Building Construction

The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The 2009 Update of this outstanding text builds on the previous version and incorporates the latest updates available. Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, and teaching, Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems 2009 Update is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. Continuing on with the books unique organizationPrinciples of Construction are covered in Part One and Materials and Systems of Construction are covered in Part Twoallows for complete coverage of both the basic principles and specific materials and systems of building construction. This organization fosters a real understanding of general concepts and develops skills that will sustain over time. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9 x 12) that provides an open and inviting layout that students are sure to appreciate.     

Author Name :Medan Mehta, Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest

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Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition

The new edition builds upon the classic content of its predecessor by incorporating information on concrete, steel, and glazing technology, energy efficiency in buildings, moisture and thermal protection, natural lighting, masonry, and other topics. Any excess coverage of systems and technology no longer in common use has been streamlined. The organization, which follows the typical design process, has been retained in this edition. This book should be of interest to architects, building contractors.     

Author Name :Francis D. K. Ching

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (8th Edition)

This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. It makes an excellent source of general informationcomplete with diagrams, details, photographs, and worked examples of typical construction calculations such as earth moving calculation, formwork calculations, concrete pressures, and insulation values for building components. Revised content in this new 8th edition includes additional examples and homework problems for a complete review, superior illustrations, added video clips to the ancillary materials, and much, much more!     

Author Name :Cameron K. Andres, R.C.Smith

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Water, Sanitary and Waste Services for Buildings Fifth Edition

Water, sanitary and waste services represent a substantial proportion of the cost of construction, averaging 10% of the capital costs of building and with continuing costs in operation and maintenance. Nevertheless, they are often regarded as a 'Cinderella' within the building process. Parts of many different codes and regulations impact on these services, making an overall viewpoint more difficult to get.This new edition of this classic text draws together material from a variety of sources to provide the comprehensive coverage not available elsewhere. It is a resource for the sound design, operation and maintenance of these services and should be on the bookshelf of every building services engineer and architect.     

Author Name :A.F.E. Wise, J.A. Swaffield

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Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction (4th Edition)

Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction, Fourth Edition, offers students an accessible, visually oriented introduction to structural theory that doesn't rely on calculus. Instead, illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components enable students to better visualize the connection between theoretical concepts and the experiential nature of real buildings and materials. This new edition includes fully worked examples in each chapter, a companion website with extra practice problems, and expanded treatment of load tracing.     

Author Name :Barry S. Onouye , Kevin Kane

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Formwork for Concrete Structures

This book is written for architects, engineers, and constructors who are responsible for designing and/or building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process. It is also designed to serve either as a textbook for a course in timber and formwork design or as a reference for systematic self-study of the subject.A new chapter on the design of wood members for formwork and temporary structures has been added to this edition. Numerous example problems have been added throughout the text to illustrate practical applications for calculating loads, stresses, and designing members. New summary tables have been added to assist the reader in understanding the concepts and techniques of designing formwork and temporary structures.This fourth edition has been developed with the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification (NDS 2005), published by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). In writing this edition, an effort has been made to conform to the intent of this reference document. The material presented is suggested as a guide only, and final responsibility lies with the designer of formwork and temporary structures.Many patented systems and commercial accessories are available to increase the speed and safety of erecting formwork. Numerous figures and photographs are presented to introduce the reader to the available forming systems for walls, columns, beams, and slabs.     

Author Name :Robert L. Peurifoy, Garold D. Oberlender

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Construction Accounting & Financial Management (2nd Edition)

This book takes general business accounting and financial principles as well as engineering economics and adapts them to the unique characteristics of the construction industry. It provides all of the key financial management principles needed by construction managers under one cover, addressing how they are applied in the construction industry and how they interact. This book teaches students how to account for the companys financial resources, how to manage the costs and profits of a construction company, how to manage the companys cash flows, how to evaluate different sources of funding a companys cash needs, and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions.     

Author Name :Steven Peterson

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Construction Project Administration (9th Edition)

Using simple, straightforward language, this text addresses how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout. With the goal of uniting the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc) and providing them with a workable system for operating as an effective construction team, Construction Project Administration reflects the latest technology, laws and regulations. Topics pertinent to each stage of a project are introduced and discussed as they occur throughout the life of the project. Numerous real-world examples are included. This edition includes coverage of BIM, the introduction of the 2004 version of CSI Masterformat and a complete chapter on electronic project administration. By tracing a construction project from start to finish, Construction Project Administration offers a single source of information for all in the construction industry.     

Author Name :Edward R. Fisk, Wayne D. Reynolds, PE

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Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures

Over the years, reinforced masonry has evolved as a new engineering material of construction that is used all over the United States and many foreign countries. Although the use of unreinforced masonry materials dates back to some 4000 BC, reinforced masonry has evolved into a standard building material in the United States for structures up to 3 stories and in Mexico up to seven stories. The author includes appropriate theory for design and construction methods and prevailing codes and specifications required by the industry.     

Author Name :Narendra Taly

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The NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract

This book provides a detailed commentary on the latest edition of the New Engineering Contract NEC3. It explains how the contract is intended to operate and examines each clause to consider its application and legal interpretation. It draws upon the author's successful book on the second edition of the Engineering and Construction Contract, ECC2, and it identifies and comments on the changes between ECC2 and NEC3.Particular attention is given to the revised compensation event procedures, as well as:* the role of the project manager, * the liabilities and obligations of the parties, * the revised dispute resolution procedures     

Author Name :Brian Eggleston

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Fatigue Life of Riveted Steel Bridges

Many old riveted railway bridges are replaced too soon due to a general lack of knowledge about the expected life span. This indicates the need for more information on fatigue and brittle fracture of riveted bridges. This book unveils extensive research and literature results on riveted bridges' fatigue live and shows how to take fatigue properly into account when deciding about the future service life of a riveted railway bridge. It deals with the expected fatigue live, level of stress ranges by traffic, effect of temperature and ageing, loading histories, crack detection, loose rivets, other defects, repair and strengthening, providing proper instructions and more. Intended for structural, bridge and steel construction engineers.     

Author Name :Bjorn Akesson

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Foundation Design

The purpose of the book is to provide essential data fundamental design under ordinary circumstances. The material is presented for conventional application. The background theories are generally presented in concise forms of formulae or charts.     

Author Name :Wayne C. Teng

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Estimating in Building Construction

An update of the proven estimating text by Frank Dagostino, Estimating in Building Construction, 7/e, provides everything you need for a course in Estimating. It combines sound coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. Added in this edition is a discussion of computers in estimating, different types of estimates (e.g., square foot, project comparison, and assembly estimating), how to determine labor productivity, and how to determine labor burden. Plus! A companion student website, "MyConstructionKit", is now available! MyConstructionKitis an online resource that offers a wealth of study tools to engage students for a variety of Pearson construction management, architecture, and civil engineering technology textbooks!     

Author Name :Frank R. Dagostino, Steven J. Peterson

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Time-Dependent Behaviour of Concrete Structures

Serviceability failures of concrete structures involving excessive cracking or deflection are relatively common, even in structures that comply with code requirements. This is often as a result of a failure to adequately account for the time-dependent deformations of concrete in the design of the structure. The serviceability provisions embodied in codes of practice are relatively crude and, in some situations, unreliable and do not adequately model the in-service behaviour of structures. In particular, they fail to adequately account for the effects of creep and shrinkage of the concrete. Design for serviceability is complicated by the non-linear and inelastic behaviour of concrete at service loads. Providing detailed information, this book helps engineers to rationally predict the time-varying deformation of concrete structures under typical in-service conditions. It gives analytical methods to help anticipate time-dependent cracking, the gradual change in tension stiffening with time, creep induced deformations and the load independent strains caused by shrinkage and temperature changes. The calculation procedures are illustrated with many worked examples. A vital guide for practising engineers and advanced students of structural engineering on the design of concrete structures for serviceability and provides a penetrating insight into the time-dependent behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.     

Author Name :Raymond Ian Gilbert, Gianluca Ranzi

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Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part of this doubt stems from a reliance on measures of organisational performance that are based purely on financial measures of business growth. Using the construction industry as the subject of his research, Vaughan Coffey traces the development of the literature on organisational culture and business effectiveness and investigates the culture-performance link using a new and highly objective measure of company performance and an evaluation of organisational culture, which is largely behaviourally-based. Providing a theoretical contribution to the field, this work shows that various cultural traits appear to be closely linked to objectively measured organisational effectiveness. This book will be valuable to professionals and researchers in the fields of management and public policy. It indicates directions for construction companies to develop and change, and in doing so strengthen their chances of remaining strong when opportunities for work might deplete and only the most successful companies will be able to survive.     

Author Name :Vaughan Coffey

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Piping and Pipeline Engineering

Taking a big-picture approach, Piping and Pipeline Engineering: Design, Construction, Maintenance, Integrity, and Repair elucidates the fundamental steps to any successful piping and pipeline engineering project, whether it is routine maintenance or a new multi-million dollar project. The author explores the qualitative details, calculations, and techniques that are essential in supporting competent decisions. He pairs coverage of real world practice with the underlying technical principles in materials, design, construction, inspection, testing, and maintenance. Discover the seven essential principles that will help establish a balance between production, cost, safety, and integrity of piping systems and pipelines.The book includes coverage of codes and standards, design analysis, welding and inspection, corrosion mechanisms, fitness-for-service and failure analysis, and an overview of valve selection and application. It features the technical basis of piping and pipeline code design rules for normal operating conditions and occasional loads and addresses the fundamental principles of materials, design, fabrication, testing and corrosion, and their effect on system integrity.     

Author Name :George A. Antaki

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Active Structural Control

Active structural control means making structures responsive to external forces like earthquakes and hurricanes. Large-scale experimentation is now going on in this field and this book brings together a wealth of information on the practice and theory of active structural control. As well as documenting the most recent advances in the field, the book also looks at the rapid development in allied technologies such as electronics, materials and measurement techniques, which have fuelled the growth of this area.     

Author Name :T. T. Soong

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Modern Stone Cladding

Shows you how to select, design, and install stone cladding systems for exterior walls. New engineering applications as well as recognized industry practices are explained extensively to help you make objective and rational decisions. Section I, Introduction to Modern Stone Cladding and Section II, Precedents to Modern Stone Cladding discuss the history of stone as it evolved into modern thin, non-load bearing cladding. Section III, Determining Responsible Design Values and Section IV, The Future of Stone outline a variable-based design procedure analogous to load-and-resistance factor design. Section V, Guide Specification for Stone Systems advises owners, architects, engineers, and contractors about the specialty of modern stonework.     

Author Name :Michael D. Lewis

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Energy Simulation in Building Design, Second Edition

Since the appearance of the first edition of 'Energy Simulation in Building Design', the use of computer-based appraisal tools to solve energy design problems within buildings has grown rapidly. A leading figure in this field, Professor Joseph Clarke has updated his book throughout to reflect these latest developments. The book now includes material on combined thermal/lighting and CFD simulation, advanced glazings, indoor air quality and photovoltaic components. This thorough revision means that the book remains the key text on simulation for architects, building engineering consultants and students of building engineering and environmental design of buildings. The book's purpose is to help architects, mechanical & environmental engineers and energy & facility managers to understand and apply the emerging computer methods for options appraisal at the individual building, estate, city, region and national levels. This is achieved by interspersing theoretical derivations relating to simulation within an evolving description of the built environment as a complex system. The premise is that the effective application of any simulation tool requires a thorough understanding of the domain it addresses.     

Author Name :Joseph Clarke

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Structural Analysis The Analytical Method

A new analytical method that uses the capacity axis of a section to determine its minimum capacity for biaxial bending as well as provide the reference for equilibrium of external and internal forces has been developed. Introducing this method, Structural Analysis: The Analytical Method illustrates the procedures for predicting the capacities of circular and rectangular sections in concrete and steel materials. By applying basic mathematics to the standard principles in structural analysis, the author derived for the first time all the equations required for solving the true capacity of circular and rectangular sections in structural design. Previous authors have been unable to employ basic mathematics and thus resorted to approximate methods, such as the standard interaction formula for biaxial bending or more sophisticated methods illustrated in current literature on the subject of determining the capacity of above structural sections. The book begins with a discussion of the capacities of rectangular and circular footing foundation for a given allowable soil-bearing pressure followed by the authors latest integration of the Boussinesqs elastic equation for the dispersion of surface loads in determining the exact average pressure to use in the standard soil settlement formula. The author provides all the equations and tabulated values of key points capacities of commercially-produced steel pipe, rectangular tubing, and steel I-sections. He then lists the derived equations for the determination of the ultimate strength capacity curve of reinforced concrete columns and concrete-filled tubular columns without using the rectangular stress block method of analysis.     

Author Name :Ramon V. Jarquio P.E.

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Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition

This new edition of Civil Engineering: Supervision and Management updates and revises the best practical guide for on-site engineers. Written from the point of view of the project engineer it details their responsibilities, powers and duties.The book has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to management practice and new forms of contract. As a practical guide to on-site project management the book is invaluable to practicing engineers.     

Author Name :Alan C. Twort, J. Gordon Rees

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Refurbishment and Repair in Construction

The nature of refurbishment and repair is markedly different from new-build work since it is necessary to work within the restraints of a pre-determined situation. First and foremost it is essential for those involved in this type of work to gain an intimate knowledge of the structure under consideration. This book suggests ways of seeking this knowledge. It proceeds logically through the reasons to consider refurbishment and repair and offers advice on risks, discovery, contracts, materials, learning from the past and legal restraints. Case studies illustrate best practices and extensive bibliographies to assist in further research.     

Author Name :David Doran, James Douglas, Richard Pratley

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Concrete in Aggressive Ground

This BRE Special Digest provides practical guidance on assessing the chemical aggressiveness of the ground and specifying concrete for use in natural ground and in brownfield locations.     

Author Name :Building Research Establishment

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Foundations, Basements and External Works

This book is the fifth of the BRE Building Elements books and completes the planned series which was begun in 1996. The first four books are Roofs and roofing (first published in 1996), Floors and flooring (1997), Walls, windows and doors (1998) and Building services (2000).As with the other books, Foundations,basements and external works is addressed primarily to building surveyors and other professionals performing similar functions; for example, architects and builders who maintain, repair, extend and renew the national building stock. Surveyors and architects undertaking routine surveys of existing buildings may identify site problems or issues in particular concerning the behaviour of foundations which need to be referred to specialists for advice. The larger non-domestic buildings built in the second half of the twentieth century, and perhaps even some in the first half of the century the standard textbooks of the time were quite explicit will most likely have had the benefit of adequately designed foundations. In the case, though, of relatively small buildings such as houses, many decisions concerning ground and foundations will have been made by building professionals who had little or no training in geotechnical engineering.     

Author Name :H.W. Harrison, P M Trotman

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Design of Normal Concrete Mixes

The second edition of this best-selling book remains the standard guide on concrete mix design. Amendments have been made to allow for changes in the terminology and materials used.     

Author Name :D.C. Teychenne

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Handbook of Coatings for Concrete

In the field of construction, the maintenance and repair of concrete structures has become a core activity and the protection of concrete is thus of primary concern. Coatings for concrete should protect against corrosion of the reinforcement and against surface attack. This book addresses the whole subject in a practical way looking at the chemistry, applications and use of the major categories of coatings.     

Author Name :R. Bassi, S.K.Roy

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Introduction to Structural Aluminium Design

This book deals with the use of aluminium for structural and non-structural applications and provides an introduction to designing structures made from aluminium or aluminium alloy elements. It comprises a ready reference to the material properties and behaviour of aluminium, and its use in structural design. In the context of information about the material itself, fabrication, structural design and corrosion, structural analysis, serviceability, element design and fatigue the author considers the strengths of designing with aluminium alloy members and how any weaknesses can be overcome. Reference is made throughout to EN 1999, Eurocode 9, and its design methods are discussed and illustrated. With most of its structural strength properties close to steel and with consideration for the special properties of aluminium alloys, there is considerable scope to make better use of this material in construction. Many years of working with aluminium have provided the author with the knowledge to avoid pitfalls and problems in design, fabrication and protection of structures, thus avoiding costly remedial work.     

Author Name :Ulrich Mller

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Manual for the Design of Timber Building

Manual for the Design of Timber Building by Trada Technology.     

Author Name :Trada Technology

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Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers

A revision of the classic reference covering all important principles and techniques needed by practicing civil engineers. The 5th Edition incorporates changes in design and construction practices, especially in design specifications for construction materials, buildings and bridges, safety and health concerns, and the most current codes changes including ACI, AISC, ASTM, NDS for wood structures, etc. The Handbook covers systems design, community and regional planning, the latest design methods for buildings, airports, highways, tunnels and bridges. It includes sections on construction equipment, construction management, materials, specifications, structural theory, geotechnical engineering, wood, concrete, steel design and construction.     

Author Name :Jonathan T. Ricketts

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Advanced Onsite Wastewater Systems Technologies

Drawing on the authors' combined experience of more than 30 years, Advanced Onsite Wastewater Systems Technologies explores use of these technologies on a wide-scale basis to solve the problems associated with conventional septic tank and drain field systems. The authors discuss a regulatory and management infrastructure for ensuring long-term, reliable applications of onsite systems for wastewater management. The book and its supporting web-site ( are an information catalog for advanced onsite wastewater technologies. This combination offers tools that will help onsite wastewater professionals communicate effectively with each other and their clients, thus minimizing the confusion and misunderstandings often related to the use of advanced onsite systems. The authors provide an overview of advanced onsite systems technologies and compare them to conventional onsite systems and centralized wastewater systems. They present key concepts for decentralized wastewater solutions and information on advanced onsite wastewater treatment and effluent dispersal technologies currently available. The book delineates a management, regulatory, and planning framework for adopting the use of advanced onsite systems technologies as alternatives to conventional septic systems and centralized collection and treatment plants. It concludes with an exploration of the future of advanced onsite systems technologies and their uses. A toolbox for service professionals, regulators, and community planners, the book highlights objective methods to assess the performance of technologies and examples of real-world applications. The authors detail a solution-driven and performance-based regulatory framework for the use of advanced onsite systems as a true alternative to centralized collection and treatment plants and offer guidance on how to plan for future growth with such systems. They answer the age-old question of "what to do when the land doesn't perc and sewer isn't coming?"     

Author Name :Anish R. Jantrania, Mark A. Gross

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Numerical Modeling of Concrete Cracking

The book presents the underlying theories of the different approaches for modeling cracking of concrete and provides a critical survey of the state-of-the-art in computational concrete mechanics. It covers a broad spectrum of topics related to modeling of cracks, including continuum-based and discrete crack models, meso-scale models, advanced discretization strategies to capture evolving cracks based on the concept of finite elements with embedded discontinuities and on the extended finite element method, and extensions to coupled problems such a hygro-mechanical problems as required in computational durability analyses of concrete structures.     

Author Name :Guenter Hofstetter, Guenther Meschke

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Timber Engineering

Timber construction is one of the most prevalent methods of constructing buildings in North America and an increasingly significant method of construction in Europe and the rest of the world. Timber Engineering deals not only with the structural aspects of timber construction, structural components, joints and systems based on solid timber and engineered wood products, but also material behaviour and properties on a wood element level. Produced by internationally renowned experts in the field, this book represents the state of the art in research on the understanding of the material behaviour of solid wood and engineered wood products.     

Author Name :Sven Thelandersson, Hans J. Larsen

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Building Materials in Civil Engineering

The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings, structures and dwellings. Building materials in civil engineering provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries.The book begins with an introductory chapter describing the basic properties of building materials. Further chapters cover the basic properties of building materials, air hardening cement materials, cement, concrete, building mortar, wall and roof materials, construction steel, wood, waterproof materials, building plastics, heat-insulating materials, sound-absorbing materials and finishing materials. Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained. A detailed appendix gives information on the testing of building materials.     

Author Name :Haimei Zhang

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Seismic Design Aids for Nonlinear Pushover Analysis of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Bridges

Nonlinear static monotonic (pushover) analysis has become a common practice in performance-based bridge seismic design. The popularity of pushover analysis is due to its ability to identify the failure modes and the design limit states of bridge piers and to provide the progressive collapse sequence of damaged bridges when subjected to major earthquakes. Seismic Design Aids for Nonlinear Pushover Analysis of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Bridges fills the need for a complete reference on pushover analysis for practicing engineers. This technical reference covers the pushover analysis of reinforced concrete and steel bridges with confined and unconfined concrete column members of either circular or rectangular cross sections as well as steel members of standard shapes. It provides step-by-step procedures for pushover analysis with various nonlinear member stiffness formulations, including: * Finite segmentfinite string (FSFS) * Finite segmentmoment curvature (FSMC) * Axial loadmoment interaction (PM) * Constant moment ratio (CMR) * Plastic hinge length (PHL) .     

Author Name :Jeffrey Ger, Franklin Y. Cheng

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Science Pertaining To Civil Engineering

Civil engineeringis aprofessional engineeringdiscipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such asbridges,roads,canals,damsandbuildings.Civil engineering is the oldestengineeringdiscipline aftermilitary engineering, and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines includingenvironmental engineering,geotechnical engineering,structural engineering,transportation engineering,municipal or urban engineering,water resources engineering,materials engineering,coastal engineering,surveying, andconstruction engineering.Civil engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to federal levels, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies     

Author Name :International TextBook Company

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Rotary Drilling and Blasting in Large Surface Mines

In this unique reference volume, rotary blasthole drilling and surface blasting, as applied in large surface mines, are comprehensively covered. Both new and classic concepts, techniques and methodologies are presented, supported by numerous illustrations and practical data. In 26 chapters, drilling, surface blasting, rock, rock mass, machinery, tools and accessories, compressors and air flushing, computing and practice are many other relevant subjects are treated; the first 16 chapters deal with rotary blasthole drilling, and the 10 next chapters with the concepts, theory and practice of blasting. Moreover, the 14 appendices provide vital technical and commercial data, to further support the reader to design, plan, execute and calculate blasthole drilling operations. This volume is intended for professionals and technicians in mining, exploration, geological and mechanical engineering, who are involved with the design, planning and execution of rotary drilling and blasting operations in surface mines.     

Author Name :Balchandra V. Gokhale

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Recycling of Demolished Concrete and Masonry

This new RILEM report contains state-of-the-art reviews on three topics: recycling of demolished concrete, recycling of masonry rubble and localized cutting by blasting of concrete. It has been compiled by an international RILEM Committee and draws on research and practical experience worldwide.     

Author Name :T.C. Hansen

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Fundamentals of Civil Engineering

While the ASCE Body of Knowledge (BOK2) is the codified source for all technical and non-technical information necessary for those seeking to attain licensure in civil engineering, recent graduates have notoriously been lacking in the non-technical aspects even as they excel in the technical.Fundamentals of Civil Engineering: An Introduction to the ASCE Body of Knowledge addresses this shortfall and helps budding engineers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes suggested and implied by the BOK2. Written as a resource for all of the non-technical outcomes not specifically covered in the BOK2, it details fundamental aspects of fourteen outcomes addressed in the second edition of the ASCE Body of Knowledge and encourages a broader perspective and understanding of the role of civil engineers in society as well as the reciprocal influence between civil engineering and social evolution.With discussion questions and group activities at the end of each chapter, topics covered include humanities and social sciences, experimentation, sustainability, contemporary issues and historical perspectives, risk and uncertainty, communication, public policy, globalization, leadership and teamwork, and professional and ethical responsibilities.Suitable for both current and former students in pursuit of further breadth and depth of knowledge and professional maturity, this primer promotes introspection, self-evaluation, and self-learning. It details those attitudes that are essential to the achievement of personal and professional success and advancement to positions of leadership, and encourages an appreciation of the human values that are fundamental to professional practice.     

Author Name :Richard H. McCuen, Edna Z. Ezzell, Melanie K. Wong

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Lifetime-Oriented Structural Design Concepts

Safety and reliability are important for the whole expected service duration of an engineering structure. Therefore, prognostical solutions for different building types are needed and uncertainties have to be handled. Life-cycle strategies to control future structural degradations by concepts of appropriate design have to be developed, in case including means of inspection, maintenance, and repair. Aspects of costs and sustainability also matter.The Cooperative Research Center for Lifetime-Oriented Design Concepts (SFB 398) at Ruhr University in Bochum combines the wide range of scientific topics between structural engineering, structural and soil mechanics and material sciences regarding structural lifetime management in this present extraordinary monolithic format. The characterization and modeling of lifetime-related external actions of multiple origin are presented in this book as well as the physical description, the modeling and the validation of material degradation. Adaptive numerical methods and simulation techniques are provided for the lifetime-oriented design concepts to forecast material and structural degradation. Stochastic aspects, mathematical optimization methods and interactions between various influences are included. Thus, a solid basis is provided for future practical use and also for standardization of structural design with respect to lifetime-prediction.     

Author Name :Friedhelm Stangenberg, Rolf Breitenbcher, Otto T. Bruhns, Dietrich Hartmann, Rdiger Hffer, Detle

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Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

The five volume series, Barry's Construction of Buildings, has been established as a standard text on building technology for many years. However, a substantial update has long been required, and while doing this the opportunity has been taken to reduce five volumes to two in a more user-friendly format.The introductory volume covers domestic construction and brings together material from volumes 1, 2 and part of 5. The extensive revision includes modern concepts on site assembly, environmental issues and safety, and features further reading.     

Author Name :Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse

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Understanding Structural Engineering

In our world of seemingly unlimited computing, numerous analytical approaches to the estimation of stress, strain, and displacement, including analytical, numerical, physical, and analog techniques, have greatly advanced the practice of engineering. Combining theory and experimentation, computer simulation has emerged as a third path for engineering design and performance evaluation. As a result, structural engineers working in the practical world of engineering must apply, and ideally, thrive, on these idealizations of science-based theories. Analyzing the major achievements in the field, Understanding Structural Engineering demonstrates how to bring science to engineering design.     

Author Name :Wai-Fah Chen, Salah El-Din E El-Metwally

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Supplementary Cementing Materials

This book is an attempt to consolidate the published research related to the use of Supplementary Cementing Materials in cement and concrete. It comprises of five chapters. Each chapter is devoted to a particular supplementing cementing material. It is based on the literature/research findings published in journals/conference proceeding, etc. Topics covered in the book are; coal fly ash, silica fume (SF), granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), metakaolin (MK), and rice husk ash (RHA). Each chapter contains introduction, properties of the waste material/by-product, its potential usage, and its effect on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete and other cement based materials.     

Author Name :Rafat Siddique, Mohammad Iqbal Khan

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Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details

The most comprehensive guide to LRFD connection design available. Gain access to the expertise of the top LFRD designers working today--with this superlative book and CD-ROM package. It not only gives you the best and latest methods in connection design, it supplies Fabricated examples on the CD-ROM that you can use for instant application and configuration of your own designs. Featuring a broad range of design methods and details, the Handbook demonstrates the newest techniques and materials in welded joint design and production...seismically resistant connnections...partially restrained connections...steel decks...inspection and quality control...and more. This Handbook gives you: the newest connection designs based on load and resistance factor AISC design methods; special methods for seismic connection design; new material on fracture and fatigue design; improved methods of connection force analysis for various structures; 400 illustrations that show you how to do the job right.     

Author Name :Akbar Tamboli

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Multi-Scale Modeling of Structural Concrete

Increases in computer power have now enabled engineers to combine materials science with structural mechanics in the design and the assessment of concrete structures. The techniques developed have become especially useful for the performance assessment of such structures under coupled mechanistic and environmental actions. This allows effective management of infrastructure over a much longer life cycle, thus satisfying the requirements for durability and sustainability.This ground-breaking new book draws on the fields of materials and structural mechanics in an integrated way to address the questions of management and maintenance. It proposes a realistic way of simulating both constituent materials and structural responses under external loading and under ambient conditions. Where the research literature discusses component or element technology related to performance assessment, this book uniquely covers the subject at the level of the whole system including soil foundation, showing engineers how to model changes in concrete structures over time and how to use this for decision making in infrastructure maintenance and asset management.     

Author Name :Koichi Maekawa, Tetsuya Ishida and Toshiharu Kishi

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Stability of Structures

A crucial element of structural and continuum mechanics, stability theory has limitless applications in civil, mechanical, aerospace, naval and nuclear engineering. This text of unparalleled scope presents a comprehensive exposition of the principles and applications of stability analysis. It has been proven as a text for introductory courses and various advanced courses for graduate students. It is also prized as an exhaustive reference for engineers and researchers.The authors' focus on understanding of the basic principles rather than excessive detailed solutions, and their treatment of each subject proceed from simple examples to general concepts and rigorous formulations. All the results are derived using as simple mathematics as possible. Numerous examples are given and 700 exercise problems help in attaining a firm grasp of this central aspect of solid mechanics.The book is an unabridged republication of the 1991 edition by Oxford University Press and the 2003 edition by Dover, updated with 18 pages of end notes.     

Author Name :Zdenek P Bazant, Luigi Cedolin

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Building Construction Handbook sixth edition

Building Construction Handbook provides extensive coverage of building construction practice, processes and techniques, representing established procedures as well as those associated with recent amendments to the Building Regulations, British and European Standards and other related references. This approach, combined with the presentation of information in a highly illustrated and unique visual style, has proven this text to be a vital learning resource for thousands of building construction students, and an essential reference for professionals.The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account many aspects of the new and revised Building Regulations and associated Approved Documents as applied to working practice; in particular, construction requirements for conserving and economising energy and reducing atmospheric pollution (as this relates to Building Regulations Part L - Conservation of fuel and power).This new edition also develops existing topics, including adaptation of buildings to ensure compatibility for the disabled, further details of masonry construction, applications of steel reinforcement to concrete, steel framed housing principles, sound insulation and additional details of structural glazing. Throughout, reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading, and where appropriate, design calculations are included. Online lecture resources are provided, with power point slides available for a selection of topics, featuring essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts.     

Author Name :Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

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Matrix Analysis of Structures second edition

This book takes a fresh, student-oriented approach to teaching the material covered in the senior- and first-year graduate-level matrix structural analysis course. Unlike traditional texts for this course that are difficult to read, Kassimali takes special care to provide understandable and exceptionally clear explanations of concepts, step-by-step procedures for analysis, flowcharts, and interesting and modern examples, producing a technically and mathematically accurate presentation of the subject.     

Author Name :Aslam Kassimali

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Construction Technology: An Illustrated Introduction

This new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of low-rise construction. It includes sub-structure (site work, setting out and foundations) and superstructure (flooring, roofs, finishes, fittings and fixtures). The material here covers the first year course requirement of all courses on which construction technology is taught - no matter what the ultimate qualification.It offers tried and tested solutions to a range of construction problems and is organised following the sequence of construction. It will show what has been done in the past, demonstrating good practice - what works and what doesn't - and common faults. There are summaries of the more important BSI documents and reference to the latest building regulations. Lengthy explanations are avoided by relying heavily on hundreds of illustrations, pairing detail drawings with clear photographs to show real life construction situations.     

Author Name :Eric Fleming

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Practical Design of Steel Structures

Practical Design of Steel Structures presents practical design examples and calculations for a multi-bay, steel-framed industrial building under the actions of a variety of loads, including travelling crane loads, dead and imposed loads, and wind forces. For the first time, engineers and students alike can appreciate the complete design process through the analysis of the whole structure and the design of structural members. The calculations are clearly presented,employing a step-by-step approach stating the design philosophy, design considerations and clarifying the referred clauses of the code of practice.However, before analysing the structure and the design of its structural elements, it is necessary to understand the theoretical background and how the structure behaves under the actions of various loads, based upon practical design and field experience. The author considers the structural arrangement with respect to selection and availability of construction material, the cost within the scheduled construction program and the overall budget. In addition he examines the buildability of the structure with regard to space restriction, method of construction and the geotechnical conditions of the site.The essence of this book is the simplicity and clarity of approach in the complete analysis of the whole structure and the structural design of every member. Augmented by design sketches, this book will prove valuable to practising engineers in design offices and students on structures courses.     

Author Name :Karuna Moy Ghosh

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Structural Analysis (8th Edition)

Structural Analysis, 8e, provides readers with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. Procedures for Analysis, Hibbeler's problem solving methodologies, provides readers with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.     

Author Name :Russell C. Hibbeler

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Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban Buildings includes contributions from experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open University, Greece, Cambridge Architectural Research, UK and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.     

Author Name :M. Santamouris

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21st Century Security and CPTED

Once overlooked as a minor and ineffective tactic in the mitigation and prevention of terrorism and violent crime, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes since the September 11 attacks. The most up-to-date reevaluation of CPTED since 2000, 21st Century Security and CPTED reflects updates and amendments to the rules for security in the built environment and presents the knowledge and practice of CPTED as applied to todays world of threats, including street crime, workplace violence, and terrorism. Edited by Americas premier architect, criminologist, and Certified Protection Professional, and boasting contributions from the worlds top CPTED practitioners, this book represents the first collection of CPTED information to be readily accessible to the architectural and law enforcement communities. Facilitating understanding across fields, it explains the architecture process to security directors and the security design process to architects.Providing step-by-step guidelines for applying real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and CPTED, the book starts with the risk threat assessment and considers relevant factors and variables all the way through construction and post-occupancy evaluation. Highly relevant to critical infrastructure protection, the book demonstrates CPTED implementation in high-security environments, as well as public and private sector buildings, parks, ATMs, and schools. It addresses specialization in security system design and planning, crime prevention, blast mitigation, and chemical, biological, and nuclear threat protection. A practical resource and guide for architects, security directors, law enforcement, Homeland Security professionals, and building and property managers, 21st Century Security and CPTED addresses how CPTED is applicable to critical infrastructure protection in the continuing effort for homeland security.     

Author Name :Randall I. Atlas

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Urban Water Supply Handbook

This state-of-the-art resource draws upon the accumulated wisdom of a carefully chosen team of internationally recognized experts selected for their extensive experience in the essential aspects of water supply systems. This industry whos who covers everything from the historical perspectives of urban water supply to planning, safety and security an especially timely and crucial issue, management, performance indicators, operation, pricing, maintenance, and public-private partnerships. The author includes informative case studies for valuable real world perspective.     

Author Name :Larry W Mays

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Aggregates in Concrete

Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a detailed guide to the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources and production techniques, followed by a detailed study of their physical, mechanical and chemical properties. This knowledge is then applied to the use of aggregates in both plastic and hardened concretes, and in the overall mix design. Special aggregates and their applications are discussed in detail, as are the current main specifications, standards and tests.     

Author Name :M. Mark Alexander and Sidney Mindess

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The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges

Examining the fundamental differences between design and analysis, Robert Benaim explores the close relationship between aesthetic and technical creativity and the importance of the intuitive, more imaginative qualities of design that every designer should employ when designing a structure. Aiding designers of concrete bridges in developing an intuitive understanding of structural action, this book encourages innovation and the development of engineering architecture. Simple, relevant calculation techniques that should precede any detailed analysis are summarized. Construction methods used to build concrete bridge decks and substructures are detailed and direct guidance on the choice and the sizing of different types of concrete bridge deck is given. In addition guidance is provided on solving recurring difficult problems of detailed design and realistic examples of the design process are provided. This book enables concrete bridge designers to broaden their scope in design and provides an analysis of the necessary calculations and methods.     

Author Name :Robert Benaim

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Wastewater Collection Systems Management MOP 7, Sixth Edition

The Latest Methods for Managing Wastewater Collection Systems This Water Environment Federation resource provides up-to-date guidance on the oversight of wastewater collection systems, including gravity sewers, pumping stations, force mains, and other sewer-conveyance-related facilities. This authoritative volume offers strategies for developing a comprehensive asset-management program that encompasses capacity, management, operations, and maintenance (CMOM) principles as well as the business, engineering, human resource, and communications aspects of a wastewater collection systems project. Wastewater Collection Systems Management, Sixth Edition covers: System operations and maintenance Information management Collection system assessment and capital improvement planning System design considerations Construction contracting Public policy and community relations Budgeting and financial planning Safety, standard procedures, training, and certifications Emergency preparedness and security.     

Author Name :Water Environment Federation

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Structural Dynamics in Industry

Structural Dynamics in Industry focuses on the behavior of structures subjected to a vibrational or shock environment. It takes a systematic approach to the basic concepts in order to enhance the reader's understanding and to allow industrial structures to be covered with the necessary degree of depth. The developments are explained with a minimum of mathematics and are frequently illustrated with simple examples, while numerous industry case studies are also provided.     

Author Name :Alain Girard and Nicolas Roy

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Modern Construction

This text preaches a practical approach that considers ways to improve construction processes in both traditional and lean environments. For non-lean environments, the authors explain how industrial engineering techniques can improve cost effectiveness and quality by optimizing at the task level. For lean environments, he provides a framework for integrating various techniques that will optimize performance to aneven greater extent at the project level. These techniques enhance the use of resources to improve the quality of the built environment and with it, profitability.     

Author Name :Lincoln H. Forbes, Syed M. Ahmed

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Reinforced Concrete Design

Important features of this work include: exposition is based on the latest Indian standard code IS: 456-2000; limit state method emphasized throughout the book; working stress method also explained; detailing aspects of reinforcement highlighted; incorporates earthquake resistant design; and, includes a large number of solved examples, practice problems and illustrations. The book would serve as a comprehensive text for undergraduate civil engineering students. Practising engineers would also find it a valuable reference source.     

Author Name :Raju N. Krishna, R.N. Pranesh

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Monitoring and Assessment of Structures

This book details the latest methods available for the in-service assessment of buildings and other structures. Written by a team of international experts, it provides detailed information and practical advice on key issues such as safety assessment and performance monitoring and evaluation. All the leading methodologies are covered, including photogrammetry, laser-based survey methods, and dynamic monitoring. Visual inspection, the most common assessment technique, is also covered. New techniques and methodologies to minimise repair and maintenance costs, and extend a structure's service life, are described in detail.With numerous case studies, practical examples, and reference to the key international standards, Monitoring and Assessment of Structures is a vital handbook for surveyors, civil and structural engineers, and all those involved in property management.     

Author Name :Graham Armer

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Structural Analysis 7th Edition

This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphases are placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the book, Procedures for Analysis, has been retained in this edition to provide learners with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory. Chapter topics include types of structures and loads, analysis of statically determinate structures, analysis of statically determinate trusses, internal loadings developed in structural members, cables and arches, influence lines for statically determinate structures, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method, displacement method of analysis: slope-deflection equations, displacement method of analysis: moment distribution, analysis of beams and frames consisting of nonprismatic members, truss analysis using the stiffness method, beam analysis using the stiffness method, and plane frame analysis using the stiffness method. For individuals planning for a career as structural engineers.     

Author Name :Russell C. Hibbeler

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Construction Technology 4th Edition

Construction Technology provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of domestic low-rise construction. It includes elements of commercial construction, and the principal associated legislation. Based on Construction Technology Volumes 1 and 2 , this combined new edition has been updated in line with contemporary legislation and practice. In addition a substantial amount of new material has been included, in order to cover recent developments in technology affecting the construction industry. This book covers the basic elements of substructure (site works, setting out and foundations) and superstructure (flooring and roofs, simple finishes, fittings and fixtures), as well as basic services such as water, gas electricity and drainage. It also considers low-rise framed industrial and commercial buildings.     

Author Name :Roy Chudley

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Building Construction Illustrated 4th Edition

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with the most current information. For nearly three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever-providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equips readers with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter.     

Author Name :Francis D. K. Ching

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Group Search Optimization for Applications in Structural Design

Civil engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, stadiums, and offshore structures play an import role in our daily life. However, constructing these structures requires lots of budget. Thus, how to cost-efficiently design structures satisfying all required design constraints is an important factor to structural engineers. Traditionally, mathematical gradient-based optimal techniques have been applied to the design of optimal structures. While, many practical engineering optimal problems are very complex and hard to solve by traditional method. In the past few decades, swarm intelligence algorithms, which were inspired by the social behaviour of natural animals such as fish schooling and bird flocking, were developed because they do not require conventional mathematical assumptions and thus possess better global search abilities than the traditional optimization algorithms and have attracted more and more attention. These intelligent based algorithms are very suitable for continuous and discrete design variable problems such as ready-made structural members and have been vigorously applied to various structural design problems and obtained good results. This book gathers the authors latest research work related with particle swarm optimizer algorithm and group search optimizer algorithm as well as their application to structural optimal design. The readers can understand the full spectrum of the algorithms and apply the algorithms to their own research problems.     

Author Name :Lijuan Li and Feng Liu

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Durability of Materials and Structures in Building and Civil

This book discusses the durability of construction materials in the context of structures. Steel, concrete, timber, masonry, aluminium, plastics and composites are all dealt with. The state of the art is presented for each material and the effects of the environment on durability are covered, including the particular problems faced with, for example, underground structures, and structures in marine and tropical environments. Where appropriate, authors assess properties of materials before considering the performance of structures. Each chapter is augmented by numerous examples illustrating the durability of elements in a structure, the performance of materials, and any problems encountered with durability. How these problems are overcome and improvement of durability is discussed as appropriate. The chapters are written by an international team of authors, resulting in a wide spread of information, drawing upon vast cumulative experience and illustrated by many real examples. In addition, a diverse array of climates is considered, making this a comprehensive volume containing much vital information for engineers and materials technologists. Further an introduction is given to organisations involved in creating national and international standards and the important legal aspects of durability and related issues are also presented. The book is very heavily illustrated with line drawings and graphs, photographs of specific examples and also materials under test and after forensic testing. This enables the reader to fully appreciate the topic of durability and how it interleaves with forensic engineering.     

Author Name :C W Yu, John W. Bull

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Sick Building Syndrome

This volume throws light on the Sick Building Syndrome in Libraries and other public buildings, and the extent to which it is influenced by the internal environment of libraries. One of the signs of this disease is that the person suffers from a set of symptoms closely related to his/her presence in the building, without the identification of any clear causes, and his/her relief of these symptoms when he/she are out of the building. Hence, the book sheds on the extent to which the interior environment impacts upon the health of the people, and the extent to which this is reflected in their performance. The book can be used for teaching, research, and professional reference. It concludes with the recommendation that is essential to observe environmental dimensions when designing library and public buildings, taking into consideration the expected impact of SBS in library and public buildings on people. The significance of the book derives from the fact that it is the first of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and SBS of library and public building worldwide.     

Author Name :Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab

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Design of Small Dams

Presents instructions, standards, and procedures for use in the design of small dams.     

Author Name :A Water Resources Technical Publication

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Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials provides essential reading about materials for the construction industry in the twenty-first century. It covers the latest findings in the field, especially the toxicity aspects, embodied energy, construction and demolition wastes, the use of wastes in concrete, masonry units, materials reinforced with vegetable fibres, earth construction, the durability aspects, and also the importance of nanotechnology to the development of more environmentally-friendly materials.Based on more than nine hundred references, Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials is of fundamental importance to academics, engineers and architects who are dedicated to the creation of a greener and more holistic construction industry.     

Author Name :Fernando Pacheco Torgal, Said Jalali

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Tensile Surface Structures

Tensile surface structures are the visual expression of an intensive rethinking of the topic of building envelopes by designers. Advances in design methods, materials, construction elements and assembly and erection planning in the field of lightweight construction are enabling ever more exacting applications of tensile structures with envelope and structural functions, especially in roofing over large clear spans without internal support. However, the particular mechanical characteristics of the materials used in the construction of textile structures demand consideration of the question of "buildability". This book provides answers by discussing the fundamental influence of material manufacture and assembly in deciding the most suitable type of building or structure and its detailing in the design process. The fundamentals of material composition, manufacturing process, patterning and the behaviour of flexible structural systems are all explained here, as well as their use as structural and connection elements, and special attention is given to the erection of wide-span lightweight structures. The erection equipment is described, as well as the lifting and tensioning process and the construction methods used to erect the characteristic types of tensile structures, illustrated with a selection of example projects.     

Author Name :Michael Seidel

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The Finite Element Method 5th Ed Vol 3

The leading source on fluid mechanics FEM, by two of the subject's pioneers.     

Author Name :Zienkiewicz, O.C.; Taylor, R.L.

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Finite Element Analysis

With The Authors Experience Of Teaching The Courses On Finite Element Analysis To Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students For Several Years, The Author Felt Need For Writing This Book. The Concept Of Finite Element Analysis, Finding Properties Of Various Elements And Assembling Stiffness Equation Is Developed Systematically By Splitting The Subject Into Various Chapters.The Method Is Made Clear By Solving Many Problems By Hand Calculations. The Application Of Finite Element Method To Plates, Shells And Nonlinear Analysis Is Presented. After Listing Some Of The Commercially Available Finite Element Analysis Packages, The Structure Of A Finite Element Program And The Desired Features Of Commercial Packages Are Discussed.     

Author Name :S.S. Bhavikatti

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The finite element method A practical course

The Finite Element Method (FEM) has become an indispensable technology for the modelling and simulation of engineering systems. Written for engineers and students alike, the aim of the book is to provide the necessary theories and techniques of the FEM for readers to be able to use a commercial FEM package to solve primarily linear problems in mechanical and civil engineering with the main focus on structural mechanics and heat transfer.Fundamental theories are introduced in a straightforward way, and state-of-the-art techniques for designing and analyzing engineering systems, including microstructural systems are explained in detail. Case studies are used to demonstrate these theories, methods, techniques and practical applications, and numerous diagrams and tables are used throughout.The case studies and examples use the commercial software package ABAQUS, but the techniques explained are equally applicable for readers using other applications including NASTRAN, ANSYS, MARC, etc.     

Author Name :S.S.Quek, G.R.Liu

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The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics

It is thirty-eight years since the The Finite Element Method in Structural and Continuum Mechanics was first published. This book,which was the first dealing with the finite element method, provided the basis from which many further developments occurred.The expanding research and field of application of finite elements led to the second edition in 1971, the third in 1977, the fourth as two volumes in 1989 and 1991 and the fifth as three volumes in 2000. The size of each of these editions expanded geometrically (from 272 pages in 1967 to the fifth edition of 1482 pages). This was necessary to do justice to a rapidly expanding field of professional application and research. Even so, much filtering of the contents was necessary to keep these editions within reasonable bounds. In the present edition the authors retain the three volume format of the fifth edition but have decided not to pursue having three contiguous volumes rather they treat the wholework as an assembly of three separate works. Each one is capable of being used without the others and each one appeals perhaps to a different audience. Though naturally they recommend the use of the whole ensemble to people wishing to devote much of their time and study to the finite element method.     

Author Name :O.C. Zienkiewicz, R.L. Taylor

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Structural & stress analysis

The purpose of this book is to provide, in a unified form, a text covering the associated topics of structural and stress analysis for students of civil engineering during the first two years of their degree course. The book is also intended for students studying for Higher National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates and related courses in civil engineering.Frequently, textbooks on these topics concentrate on structural analysis or stress analysis and often they are lectured as two separate courses. There is, however, a degree of overlap between the two subjects and, moreover, they are closely related. In this book, therefore, they are presented in a unified form which illustrates their interdependence. This is particularly important at the first-year level where there is a tendency for students to compartmentalize subjects so that an overall appreciation of the subject is lost.     

Author Name :T.H.G. Megson

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Structural Engineering Handbook

This chapter is concernedwithbasic assumptions andequations of plates andbasic concepts of elastic stability. Herein, we shall illustrate the concepts and the applications of these equations by means of relatively simple examples; more complex applications will be taken up in the following chapters.     

Author Name :Chen Wai-Fah

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Structural engineering formulas

Comprehensive yet compact, this user-friendly format is a valuable timesaving device designers and structural engineers will welcome. There are 114 formula tables of full-page dimensions coupled with introductory material on use and application of the formulas. Reduce to the 5X8 trim, the authors include appendix material covering metric conversion information, selected mathematical formulas, and symbols. A gem of a book every engineer involved with structural design will consider a "must have".     

Author Name :Ilya Mikhelson

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Civil engineering hydraulics

This book is designed to meet the special but not exclusive needs of civil engineering students regarding for degrees and diplomas and for engineering council parts I and II examinations at universities and colleges of higher education. Having as its main feature a substantial number of worked examples its purpose is to augment lecture courses and standard textbooks on fluid mechanics and hydraulics by illustrating and application of the underlying theory to a wide range of practical situations. The inclusion of exercise problems with answers will enable students to assess their understanding of the theory and methods of analysis and design.Aspects of relevant theory in concise form and accompanied by explanation are included at the beginning of each chapter. The book should prove useful not only to students but also to practising engineers as a concise working reference.     

Author Name :R.E.featherstone, C. Nalluri

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Civil engineering project management

Practical guide to on-site project management for civil engineers.     

Author Name :Alan C. Twort , J. Gordon Rees

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Civil engineering formulas

Indispensable portable reference for all practicing civil engineers and students.Now you can get a single compilation of all essential civil engineering formulas and equations in one easy-to-use portable reference. More than three-quarters of the material in Tyler HicksCivil Engineering Formulas Pocket Guideis in the form of formulas, tables, and graphs, presented in SI and USCS formats. Each chapter, offering collections of problems and calculations, gives you quick reference to a well-defined topic:Conversion Factors for Civil Engineering, Practice, Beam Formulas, Column Formulas, Piles and Piling Formulas, Concrete Formulas, Timber Engineering Formulas, Surveying Formulas, Soil and Earthwork Formulas, Building and Structures Formulas, Bridge and Suspension-Cable Formulas, Highway and Road Formulas, Hydraulics and Waterworks Formulas.     

Author Name :Tyler G. Hicks

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Prestressed Concrete Design

This edition provides up-to-date guidance on the detailed design of prestressed concrete structures. All major topics are dealt with, including prestressed flat slabs, an important and growing application in the design of buildings.     

Author Name :M.K. Hurst

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Pipeline design for water engineers

"... the book is at its best in the design and analysis sections and could stand on these alone as a well-stocked handbook with copious references for further study," commented the Journal of the National Water Council after publication of an earlier edition of Pipeline Design for Water Engineers. This classic monograph has been revised and updated to take account of new developments in the field. Recent research in cavitation and flow control has prompted additional sections to be added. There are also new sections on supports to exposed pipes and secondary stress. Additional references and a new layout make up this edition. Some sections appearing in previous editions, noteably on pipe network systems analysis and optimization have been ommitted as they were considered more appropriate in the author's parallel book ``Pipeflow Analysis'' (Developments in Water Science, 19).     

Author Name :David Stephenson

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Wood Structure and Environment

The primary aim of Wood Structure and Environment is to reveal the hidden ecological richness in stems and roots from trees, shrubs and herbs. The detailed, lucid text will inspire researchers to consider the anatomic microcosm of wood plants and use it as a retrospective source of information, solving problems related to ecophysiology, competition, site conditions, population biology, earth science, wood quality and even human history.     

Author Name :Fritz Hans Schweingruber

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Structural Concrete

Emphasizing a conceptual understanding of concrete design and analysis, Structural Concrete, Third Edition builds the students understanding by presenting design methods in an easy-to-understand manner supported with the use of numerous examples and problems. Updated for the latest ACI 318-02 code, this new Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of seismic design, including IBC 2003 references, and new methods for predicting shear and creep in concrete based on the authors own research over the past ten years which will be reflected in the forthcoming ACI 209 code.     

Author Name :Nadim Hassoun, Akthem Al-Manaseer

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Advanced Foundation Engineering

This book covers various aspects of foundation engineering, bringing together all the relevant advanced theories coherently. It also presents in detail author own research work on laterally loaded pile foundations to solve many of the problems confronted in this field.     

Author Name :V N S Murthy

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Steel Designers' Manual

This classic manual for structural steelwork design was first published in 1956. Since then, it has sold many thousands of copies worldwide. The fifth edition is the first major revision for 20 years and is the first edition to be fully based on limit state design, now used as the primary design method, and on the UK code of practice, BS 5950. It provides, in a single volume, all you need to know about structural steel design.     

Author Name :Institute Steel Construction

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Complete Building Construction (5th edition)

You can build on this foundation Whether construction is your livelihood or you're just planning a home addition, you need to know the latest about materials, methods, and more. From locating the structure on the site to installing roof shingles, this book helps you make responsible decisions about every stage of building construction. Fully updated with information about available resources, new materials, and recent code changes, it helps you build cost-effective, energy-efficient structures with confidence. Understand how different types of lots, covenants, and zoning will affect structure placement Consider the Air Freezing Index and Degree Days when planning foundations Look at the pros and cons of welded wire fabric in concrete work Explore low-E window glass, heat mirror, and switchable glazings Find out what insulation and ventilation procedures are most effective Learn about the properties of Gypsonitetrade; and FiberBondtrade; in interior construction Handle the radon hazard and other environmental issues.     

Author Name :Mark Richard Miller, Rex Miller, Eugene Leger

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Structural Analysis

For courses in Structural Analysis. This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to both model and analyze a structure. Procedures for Analysis, Hibbeler's problem solving methodologies, provides students with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.     

Author Name :R. C. Hibbeler

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Fundamentals of HVAC Systems

A hard copy companion to the eLearning course that serves as a practical guide to the principles and characteristics of controls, and how to apply them in the use, selection, specification and design of controls systems.     

Author Name :Robert McDowall

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Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and civil structures

This important collection reviews key inspection and monitoring techniques and their applications to bridges, buildings, and other civil structures. The first group of chapters covers ways for testing corrosion in concrete components. Reflecting their continuing importance and vulnerability to decay, the next series of chapters describes ways of testing wood components within civil structures. A final group of chapters looks at visual and acoustic techniques and their use in assessing bridges in particular. Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures will be an invaluable reference for civil engineers involved in safety inspection, maintenance, and repair.     

Author Name :Gongkang Fu

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Integral Methods in Science and Engineering

This book is an outgrowth of the sixth international conference on integral methods in science and engineering. The chapters focus on the solution of mathematical models from various physical domains, using integral methods in conjunction with approximation schemes.Integral Methods in Science and Engineeringdescribes the construction and application of various analytic and numerical integration techniques. Problem solving in areas such as solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermoelasticity, plates and shells, liquid crystals, diffusion and diffraction theory, Hamiltonian systems, resonance, nonlinear waves, plasma, flight dynamics, and structural networks are presented in an accessible manner. The book offers a vehicle for the quick dissemination of new results in these domains, and will help create an ideal environment for investigative interdisciplinary study among a variety of research areas.     

Author Name :Christian Constanda, S. Potapenko

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Structural Steelwork

This manual, a companion to the book Reinforced Concrete, also by Ray, covers the design of structural steelwork elements in a logical, step-by-step fashion. The text is backed up by numerous illustrations, design charts and tables, and refers throughout to the relevant codes of practice. A large number of worked examples cover almost all types of structural steelwork elements, including more advanced techniques.     

Author Name :S. S. Ray

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Elementary Behaviour of Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members

The techniques described for the analysis of standard structures form a basis for understanding the way composite structures work, and these techniques are applied to many non-standard forms of composite construction that are not, or rarely, covered in national standards. The book is an essential purchase for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural/civil engineering and architecture, as well as all practising structural and civil engineers.     

Author Name :Deric Oehlers, Mark A. Bradford

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Design of Wood Structures

The leading text and reference on wood design, updated to include the latest codes and data.Continued the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference leads you through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation), following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.     

Author Name :Donald E. Breyer, Kenneth J. Fridley, David G. Pollock, Kelly E. Cobeen

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Moving the Earth, 5th Edition

Updated to reflect methods used according to current requirements and regulations. The first 11 chapters discuss the work itself and the basic ways to do it, the machines and operation techniques, the problems that arise, the application of different types of equipment, and costs and management. The next 10 chapters focus on the machines themselves and operating techniques. From site preparation to blasting and tunneling, pneumatic drills to the largest power shovels, it covers every step of every kind of excavating project and all the practical aspects of using the machines and vehicles involved. The 5th edition is being directed to include the latest in equipment and operating techniques and safety methods.     

Author Name :Herbert Nichols,David Day

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Open-Channel Flow

Analysis of open-channel flow is essential for the planning, design, and operation of water-resource projects. The use of computers and the availability of efficient computational procedures has simplified such analysis, and made it possible to handle increasingly complex systems.In Open-Channel Flow, Second Edition, author Hanif Chaudhry draws upon years of practical experience and incorporates numerous examples and real life applications, to provide the reader with:A strong emphasis on the application of efficient solution techniques, computational procedures, and numerical methods suitable for computer analyses;Complete coverage of steady and unsteady flow techniques;A new chapter on sediment transport and updated chapters on uniform flow and two dimensional flow techniques;New and updated problem sets and exercises, a solutions manual for instructors, and a CD-ROM with short computer programs in FORTRAN that include the input data for sample problems and the associated computer output.Open-Channel Flow, Second Edition is written for students in senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses on steady and unsteady open-channel flow and for civil engineers needing up-to-date and relevant information on the latest developments and techniques in the field.     

Author Name :M. Hanif Chaudhry

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Wood Preservation

This edition of this comprehensive study of national and international research and application into wood preservation is both well detailed and broad in coverage.The text covers the history of preservation: the anatomy of timbers and their breakdown, preservation principles, materials and methods.     

Author Name :Barry A.Richardson

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Integral Bridges

In recent years, integral bridges have become increasingly popular in the UK. The Highways Agency standard now requires, where possible, that all new bridges with a length of less than sixty metres should be of integral form. In addition, it has been found that, due especially to the problems and costs associated with failed expansion joints, integral bridges are not only cost effective but also have a longer lifespan.     

Author Name :George L. England,David I. Bush,Neil C. M. Tsang

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Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste storage facilities and for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. The thirteen chapters follow the sequence of the life cycle of a waste storage facility (characterization, site selection, geotechnical exploration, environmental aspects, testing and compaction) and also consider the use of mine waste as a construction material.The text is liberally illustrated by both line drawings and photographs, and the theoretical passages are supported by typical test results, worked examples and carefully analysed case histories.     

Author Name :Geoffrey Blight

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Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction

Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction addresses the latest developments in innovative and integrative technologies and solutions in structural engineering and construction, including:?Concrete, masonry, steel and composite structures;?Dynamic impact and earthquake engineering;?Bridges and special structures;?Structural optimization and computation;?Construction materials;?Construction methods and management;?Construction maintenance and? infrastructure;?Organizational behavior;?Sustainability and energy conservation;?Engineering economics;?Information technology; Geotechnical engineering, foundation and tunneling. The book appeals to structural and construction engineers, architects, academics, researchers, students and those involved in the building and construction industry.     

Author Name :Nader Ghafoori

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Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

The Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is the only compilation of all tables, data, facts and formulae needed for scheme design by structural engineers in a handy-sized format. Bringing together data from many sources into a compact, affordable pocketbook, it saves valuable time spent tracking down information needed regularly.This new and improved edition has been updated throughout, expanding previous chapters and reflecting changes to the British Standards, as well as including a whole new section on sustainability covering general concepts, materials, actions and targets for structural engineers.Although small in size, this book contains the facts and figures needed for preliminary design whether in the office, on-site or in the IStructE Part 3 Exam. Based on UK conventions, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is split into 14 sections including geotechnics, structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and timber. * Time-saving, affordable, first-point-of-reference for structural and civil engineers * Brings together data from many sources into a compact, easy-to-use format * On-the-job rules of thumb to design specifications     

Author Name :Fiona Cobb

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Ozone Reaction Kinetics for Water and Wastewater Systems

Interest in ozonation for drinking water and wastewater treatment has soared in recent years due to ozone's potency as a disinfectant, and the increasing need to control disinfection byproducts that arise from the chlorination of water and wastewater. Ozone Reaction Kinetics for Water and Wastewater Systems is a comprehensive reference that presents practical information to water treatment and wastewater treatment operators and researchers. It describes the application of kinetics to the effective evaluation, design, and implementation of ozone technology. This information will help plant operators determine whether or not ozone treatment is suitable for their facility, and help engineers and researchers design appropriate ozone treatment systems. By presenting complete coverage of ozone kinetics in water and wastewater, this book provides researchers and practitioners with fundamentals of ozone kinetics as well as practical "how to" information.     

Author Name :Fernando J. Beltran

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Handbook of Drinking Water Quality

Keeping up with current EPA regulations for drinking water may be a requirement for engineers, water supply and treatment personnel, and public health officials, but few have the time or the wherewithal to wade through the more than 10,000 pages of technical and legal jargon these regulations include. In this Second Edition of this popular guide, John De Zuane provides clear, concise explanations of the latest regulations and current issues in water quality, from the original source to delivery to the consumer. Well-organized and lucidly written, Handbook of Drinking Water Quality 2/e provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the many challenges water management professionals face today, including: * Current EPA regulations, with comparisons to World Health Organization and European Economic Community standards. * Updated and expanded information on contaminants including lead, copper, radon, coliform, crytosporidium, and trihalomethanes. * Guidelines for writing new standards or evaluating existing standards for drinking water quality.     

Author Name :John DeZuane

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Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations

Covering all aspects of civil engineering calculations in an easy-to-understand format, the new edition of the Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations is now revised and updated with over 500 key calculations that show you exactly how to compute the desired values for a particular design-going quickly from data to finished result.Using both customary and SI units, this comprehensive engineer's must-have resource is exactly what you need to solve the civil engineering problems that come your way. From structural steel to reinforced concrete, from bridges and dams to highways and roads, Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations, 2e, lets you handle all of these design calculations quickly-and more importantly, correctly.     

Author Name :Tyler Hicks

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2009 International Building Code Need to Know

This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information and brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install building systems     

Author Name :R. Woodson

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Concise Hydraulics

This is an introductory textbook on hydraulics and written for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering, environmental science and geography. The aim of this book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage of hydraulics.     

Author Name :Dawei Han

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Innovations in Bridge Engineering Technology

This book contains a selected number of papers that were presented at the conference. These papers are valuable contributions to the body of knowledge in bridge engineering technology. Along with the contributions by prominent bridge engineering professionals from the United States, this excellent collection of papers will assure the archival quality of this book     

Author Name :Khaled M. Mahmoud

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Nakayama Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on to the more involved mathematics. The various theories of flow have been correlated with real phenomena and, combined with numerous figures and photographs, help the reader place the subject in context. Examples from a broad range of engineering disciplines are included making this textbook suitable for all engineers studying fluid systems as part of their degree.'Introduction to Fluid Mechanics' is translated from the best-selling Japanese book by Professor Yasuki Nakayama, and adapted for the international market by Professor Robert Boucher.     

Author Name :Yasuki Nakayama, Robert Boucher

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Design of Structural Elements

This concise single volume introduction to the design of structural elements in concrete, steel, timber, masonry and composites gives up to date design principles and guidance are given in line with both British Standards and Eurocodes.     

Author Name :Chanakya Arya

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Dynamics of Structures

In recent years, many books on earthquake engineering and structural dynamics have been published, however this book fills a niche that exists between more elementary books and books for advanced graduate studies. This book includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. It covers the inelastic design spectrum to structural design; energy dissipation devices; Eurocode; theory of dynamic response of structures; structural dynamics theory; and more. Ideal for readers interested in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering.     

Author Name :Anil K.Chopra

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Fluid Mechanics DeMYSTiFied

Need to learn about the properties of liquids and gases the pressures and forces they exert? Here's your lifeline! Fluid Mechanics Demystified helps you absorb the essentials of this challenging engineering topic. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this practical guide begins by reviewing basic principles and discussing fluid statics. Next, you'll dive into fluids in motion, integral and differential equations, dimensional analysis, and similitude. Internal, external, and compressible flows are also covered. Hundreds of worked examples and equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and two final exam, with solutions to all their problems, help reinforce learning.     

Author Name :Merle Potter

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Construction waterproofing handbook 2nd edition

The basic waterproofing principles presented in Chapter 1the 90%/1% principle and the 99% principleare recognized as the most important guides in designing, constructing, and maintaining a waterproof structure. Evidence found in construction failures and presented in lawsuits related to leakage and damage caused by leakage continually reinforces these two founding principles of waterproofing building science. Waterproofing is finally being defined not as an individual system but as a construction process that involves all the exterior building cladding componentsnot as the responsibility of one individual subcontractor, the waterproofer, but of the entire construction team, from the designer to the contractor to all subcontractors and material suppliers. This new edition includes a new chapter on residential waterproofing, which emphasizes the necessity of treating a homes exterior as an integrated system acting to prevent water inflation. As in all other types of construction, successful residential construction also must follow the practices set forth throughout this book.     

Author Name :Michael T.Kubal

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Natural Groundwater Quality

The need to protect groundwater in a concerted way at European Union (EU) level has been highlighted for more than two decades. For a long time, groundwater protection regimes and associated policies have suffered from a lack of overall planning and speci; c instruments which could ensure concerted actions across the EU. Early groundwater legislation (Directive 80/68/EEC) rather narrowly focused on control of emissions of substances from industrial and urban sources, while provisions for control of diffuse sources came later in the legislative picture with the agriculture- and industrial emissions-related directives, and in particular with the Nitrates (96/676/EC) and IPPC (61/96/EC) Directives.     

Author Name :W.Mike Edmunds, Paul Shand

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Movable bridge engineering

This new reference work addresses both the maintenance and the upkeep of existing movable bridges, as well as the complete design of new movable bridges. Comprehensive coverage is provided on engineering design and actual construction technology used in building all major types of bridges, including all structural issues and relevant mechanical and electrical systems used to make such bridges functional.Includes coverage of vertical lift, swing, and bascule bridges for both highway and railway usage.Offers valuable guidance on operation, maintenance, inspection, and rehabilitation of moveable bridges     

Author Name :Terry L.Koglin

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Ozonation of Water and Waste Water

The ozonation of compounds in water is a complex process. The mechanisms are very complicated, the parameters are many, but the possibilities of developing cost-effective treatment schemes for drinking water and waste water are large. To take advantage of this potential, it is important to know which parameters contribute to the process, which are important, and how they affect the process. Because ozonation is so system dependent, most full-scale applications are first tried out bench-scale. That means designers and manufacturers of treatment systems, researchers, as well as potential industrial operators of ozonation must know not only the fundamentals about the mechanisms of ozonation, but also how to set-up experiments so that the results can be interpreted, extrapolated, and applied.     

Author Name :C.Gottschalk, J.A.Libra, A.Saupe

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Construction Databook

Stay on top of construction details and procedures with the help of this illustrated data handbook. It offers fast access to hundreds of tables, charts, diagrams, and illustrations, covering all the components of construction utilized at a typical job site.This complete reference manual will provide you wiht a single source of specifications, codes, checklists, conversion factors, and "how-to" instructions for the most commonly used construction materials, including lumber, masonry, concrete, steel, doors, windows, hardware, and mechanical and electrical components.     

Author Name :Sidney Levy

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Design of Highway Bridges

Bridges are the lynchpin of the transportation network. They are expensive to build, and how well their design handles the parameters of strength, durability, capacity, and safety can determine the viability of the entire system.Design of Highway Bridges provides a complete introduction to this important area of engineering, with comprehensive coverage of the theory, specifications, and procedures for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Beginning with an overview of bridge engineering history, the book examines key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic considerations. Design issues are then discussed in detail, from limit states and loads to resistance factors and substructure design.Up-to-date with the latest American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and current system analysis techniques, the text features discrete coverage of concrete, steel, and timber structures. Selected sample problems and references are included to reinforce the concepts presented and give the material a real-world edge.Whether you are aiming to gain quick familiarity with the new AASHTO guidelines or are seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design, this ready reference puts the information you need right at your fingertips.     

Author Name :Richard M. Barker, Jay A. Puckett

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Efflorescence and the discoloration of concrete

Disfigurement of any concrete surface is at least a source of annoyance, and this publication attempts to mitigate the problem in its chemical and physical aspects. It deals with the broad scope of elemental attack by the vagaries of weather and by salts as they move to the face of a building to result in discoloration and, at times, disruption. Much research has in particular been devoted to the cause and nature of efflorescence, an expressive yet ambiguous word which suggests flowering and fruition but describes an effect that almost vies with vandalism. While elusive, however, it is not an intractable phenomenon and can be cured in more senses than one. Its stalactites or bloom can be alleviated by common sense and scientific forethought, given all the rules of quality control. This largely aesthetic problem is conditioned by factors such as temperature, absorption and lack of imagination, with cement and aggregates of lesser importance. The text covers staining of many kinds, superficial but unsightly, and due to faulty workmanship or detailing. Concrete is too readily assumed to have strength and durability only, with an acceptable countenance underestimated or ignored. This work should help towards an appreciation of its potential in visual as well as structural terms.     

Author Name :Peter Russell

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Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair

State-of-the-Art Bridge and Highway Rehabilitation and Repair Methods This authoritative volume offers up-to-date guidance on the latest design techniques, repair methods, specialized software, materials, and advanced maintenance procedures for bridges and highway structures. Focusing on both traditional and nontraditional design issues, Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repairclarifies the most recent AASHTO bridge design codes and discusses new analytical and design methodologies, such as the application of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). A wealth of concise explanations, solved examples, and in-depth case studies are included in this comprehensive resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Diagnostic design and selective reconstruction Bridge failure studies and safety engineering Analytical approach to fracture and failure Load and resistance factor rating (LRFR) and redesign Application of LRFD and LRFR methods Inspection and structural health monitoring Bridge widening and replacement strategies Conventional repair methods Advanced repair methods Concrete repair methods Extreme events of flood scour and countermeasures design Guidelines for seismic design and retrofit methods.     

Author Name :Mohiuddin Khan

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Basic Civil and Environmental Engineering

Basic civil and environmental engineering paper has been introduced for the undergraduate students of Pune University. The course is aimed at imparting basic knowledge of civil engineering encompassing various types of constructions and automation in construction and environmental engineering covering ecology and ecosystem, environmental pollution, energy resources, EIA and built environment.This book is written with a view to provide diverse information on the subject in a lucid stylee.     

Author Name :Kaushik C.P.,Bhavikatti S.S.,Kaushik Anubha

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Design for Water

In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil. The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures but must plan our new developments differently. Design for Water is an accessible and clearly written guide to alternate water collection, with a focus on rainwater harvesting in the urban environment.     

Author Name :Heather Kinkade-Levario

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Building Systems for Interior Designers

* Examines engineering issues to make them accessible to interior designers.* Covered material includes acoustics, fire protection, and universal design.     

Author Name :Corky Binggeti

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Making Competitive Cities

The book investigates the impact on the competitiveness of cities developing creative industries (arts, media, entertainment, creative business services, architects, publishers, designers) and knowledge-intensive industries (ICT, R&D, finance, law). It provides significant new knowledge to the theoretical and practical understanding of the conditions necessary to stimulate "creative knowledge" cities.The editors compare the socio-economic developments, experiences and strategies in 13 urban regions across Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Poznan, Riga, Sofia and Toulouse. These have different histories and roles; include capital and non-capital cities of different sizes; represent cities with different economic structures; and different cultural, political and welfare state traditions.     

Author Name :Sako Musterd, Alan Murie

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Basic Civil Engineering

This book is specially written for the use of students of RGPV, Bhopal. It covers entire syllabus on Basic Civil Engineering as per RGPV, Bhopal. It is divided into five sections and each section is further divided into suitable number of chapters. Care has been taken to see that entire syllabus is covered to the required extent. Simple language has been used, neat sketches arepresented and problems are solved in detail. Author hopes good response from the students and staff of RGPV, Bhopal.     

Author Name :S S Bhavikatti

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Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures

Researchers are increasingly studying corrosion of steel in concrete due to the deterioration of concrete structures all over the world. Covering all aspects of this subject, this book discusses different techniques for protecting steel reinforcement and for repairs after corrosion has begun. Stressing the importance of implementing integrity management systems for maintenance strategies, the author examines economic analysis procedures as well as the probability of structural failures to define structure weight risk and loads. This text offers a practical approach to corrosion diagnosis and to choosing the appropriate methods of repair.     

Author Name :Mohamed A. El-Reedy

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Steel Bridge Construction Myths & Realities

This booklet is an updated and expanded version of the original document published in the mid-90s. Its purpose is to dispel some of the myths or misconceptions surrounding the use of steel in bridge construction. These myths often arise out of past experience and dont take into account changes in technology, improvements in materials and products or updated design and construction practices.     

Author Name :American Iron and Steel Institute

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Bridge Engineering

Mitigating the effects of earthquakes is crucial to bridge design. Comprising chapters culled from the acclaimed Bridge Engineering Handbook, this volume sets forth the principles and applications of seismic design, from the necessary geotechnical and dynamic analysis background to seismic isolation and energy dissipation, active control, and retrofit technology. In-depth discussions contributed by bridge and earthquake engineers from around the world cover the types and effects of earthquake damage, as well as structural performance criteria.The book also includes an overview of seismic design practices in Japan, including a study of the damage to highway bridges caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake.     

Author Name :Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan

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The Art of Precast Concrete

As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth information on newly developed, especially lightweight forms of concrete such as GRC (Glass-Fibre Reinforced Concrete), Ductal and CRC (Compact Reinforced Composite). A selection of some 24 projects which are of particular significance, are documented in detail and provide a wealth of inspiring design ideas. The appendix comprises an overview of the building practices in the individual European countries and the availability of concrete elements. Amongst the buildings documented are the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh by Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue, the Synagogue in Dresden by Wandel, Hoefer, Lorch + Hirsch, and the Mexican Embassy in Berlin.     

Author Name :D.F.H. Bennett

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Handbook for Designing Cement Plants

The book explains theoretical aspects of various processes in making cement at various stages as also steps in sizing of major machinery and auxiliaries. All in all it is a very comprehensive and practical handbook.The contents of the book are divided in eight sections covering all aspects of designing cement plants from scratch to guide step by step through various stages involved in setting up a cement plant:1. Basics 2. Machinery used in making cement 3. Techno-economic feasibility studies 4. Civil design and construction 5. Electricals and instrumentation 6. Layouts and detailed engineering 7. Selecting and ordering machinery 8. Reference section.It will be of great use to Cement Plant Consultants, Cement Technologists, and Cement Machinery Manufactures and most certainly to Entrepreneurs and Cement Plant Personnel, Staff of Design and Drawing Offices who have the responsibility to develop layouts would find in it a very handy guide.     

Author Name :S.P. Deolalkar

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Structural Elements for Architects and Builders

Concise but comprehensive, Structural Elements for Architects and Builders is primarily focused on the design and analysis of structural elements: columns, beams, tension members and their connections. The material is organized into a single, self-sufficient volume, including all necessary data for the preliminary design and analysis of these structural elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete.Every chapter contains insights developed by the author and generally not found elsewhere. Additionally, the Appendices included at the end of the text contain numerous tables and graphs, based on material contained in industry publications, but reorganized and formatted especially for this text to improve clarity and simplicity, without sacrificing comprehensiveness.     

Author Name :Jonathan Ochshorn

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There are fascinating sections on many celebrated bridges including the wobbly Millennium Bridge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Salginatobel Bridge, and the Millau Viaduct.This is also a book that could be of value to schools. It brings maths and physics to life, and could be a vehicle for taking students on trips to visit bridges to see how these disciplines are used in practice in ways that are important as transport links as well as being imaginative and inspirational.     

Author Name :David Blockley

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Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors

Post-tensioning is the most versatile form of pre stressing, a technique which enables engineers to make the most effective use of the material properties of concrete, and so to design structural elements which are strong, slender and efficient. Design in post-tensioned concrete is not difficult and, if done properly, can contribute significantly to the economy and the aesthetic qualities of a building. Post-tensioned floors have found widespread use in office buildings and car park structures, and are also frequently employed in warehouses and public buildings. However, in spite of this, most prestressed concrete texts devote comparatively little attention to floors, concentrating instead on beam elements. This book answers the need for a comprehensive treatment of post-tensioned floor design.     

Author Name :Martin Williams, Sami Khan

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In recent years, a number of books on concrete technology have become available for use by students in civil engineering. Most of these books deal with the subject in a traditional manner, i.e., describing the characteristics of concretemaking materials and engineering properties of concrete without adequate reference to the material science controlling the properties. The previous editions of the text on concrete technology by Professors P. K. Mehta and Paulo Monteiro, both of the prestigious University of California at Berkeley, adopted the microstructure-property relationship approach commonly used in all materials science books to provide scientific explanations for strength, durability, and other engineering properties of concrete. This approach was widely appreciated, which is evident from the fact that the book has been translated and published in several foreign languages.     

Author Name :P.Kumar Mehta, Paulo J.M.Monteiro

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Performance Criteria for Concrete Durability

During recent years the durability of concrete structures has attracted considerable interest in concrete practice, materials research, and national as well as international standardization. Owing to extensive efforts much progress has been made to understand better the corrosive mechanisms acting on concrete and reinforced concrete structures in service, and frequently, more restrictive regulations have been introduced to aim at an improved durability of structures. These rules are essentially based on long-term experiences rather than on a designed corrosion resistance. Although the basic mechanisms of the most important corrosive actions are well known, no generally accepted methods are available yet to predict the performance of a given concrete on the basis of a materials characteristic in relation to the severity of the corrosive attack that is expected for the prevailing exposure condition.     

Author Name :J.Kropp, H.K.Hilsdorf

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Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials

Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials is the first in-depth text on the application of fracture mechanics to the analysis of failure in concrete structures. The book synthesizes a vast number of recent research results in the literature to provide a comprehensive treatment of the topic that does not give merely the facts - it provides true understanding. The many recent results on quasibrittle fracture and size effect, which were scattered throughout many periodicals, are compiled here in a single volume. This book presents a well-rounded discussion of the theory of size effect and scaling of failure loads in structures. The size effect, which is the most important practical manifestation of fracture behavior, has become a hot topic. It has gained prominence in current research on concrete and quasibrittle materials. The treatment of every subject in Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials proceeds from simple to complex, from specialized to general, and is as concise as possible using the simplest level of mathematics necessary to treat the subject clearly and accurately. Whether you are an engineering student or a practicing engineer, this book provides you with a clear presentation, including full derivations and examples, from which you can gain real understanding of fracture and size effect in concrete and other quasibrittle materials.     

Author Name :Zdenek P. Bazant, Jaime Planas

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High Performance Construction Materials

This is the inaugural volume of the book series ?Engineering Materials for Technological Needs?. The technological needs relevant to this series include those that are related to the electronic, optical, magnetic, thermal, electrochemical, energy, environmental, structural, construction, aerospace, automobile, security, manufacturing and medical industries. Each book in the series addresses materials that serve various functions in a particular area of technological need by describing the relevant scientific concepts, the status of the technological need, the limitations of the technology, the pros and cons of the materials available, how the materials are applied, evaluated and fabricated, how various materials are integrated to form an assembly that can be used in practice, the performance and durability of the competing materials for each specific application, and the future directions.     

Author Name :Deborah D.L.Chung, Caijun Shi, Y L Mo

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Guidelines for using glass in buildings

Glass is a high-tech material appreciated for its visual appeal. The fascination which glass inspires in designers is explained by its aesthetics and functions. Its transparency, affording both light and vision yet imposing separation and even isolation worth appreciating. It can, do the very opposite as well. Glass can form buildings envelope as opaque as stone, reflecting images and allowing light to reach the interior, without compromising vision through to the exterior. Glass can also provide a delicate covering that softens a buildings mass, or indeed accentuate it, by simply reflecting both light and the surrounding environment.     

Author Name :N.K.Garg

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Optimization of Finite Dimensional Structures

With an emphasis on real-world problems, this book reviews of the basics of optimization of frame structures such as trusses, building frames, and long-span trusses. It introduces methodologies and applications to design problems of finite dimensional structures, creating a bridge between the communities of structural optimization in mechanical engineering and the researchers and engineers in civil engineering. It also covers the historical development of the methodologies and theorems on optimization of finite dimensional structures. Readers will learn basic concepts and methods of structural optimization from many illustrative examples without difficult mathematics and continuum mechanics.     

Author Name :Makoto Ohsaki

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Defective Construction Work

Defective construction work, whether the result of inadequate design, faulty workmanship or poor materials or some combination of these failings is a frequent cause of legal disputes. Someone is usually to blame, either the builder or one or more of the professional consultants, or even the entire project team. It is important therefore that the project team should possess a good working knowledge of their responsibilities and liabilities.Written by a solicitor with over twenty years of experience of building disputes, this book examines the responsibilities and liabilities of the project team when defects occur. It sets out the background role of the common law and statute and includes detailed discussion of important case law affecting the construction process from inception through to completion, together with a consideration of the impact of letters of intent, no contract situations, and specific provisions of model conditions of contract.     

Author Name :Kevin Barrett

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Practical Railway Engineering

This textbook is aimed at those who need to acquire a 'broad brush' appreciation of all the various engineering functions that are involved in planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining a railway system. An indication is given of the differences in these different disciplines between heavy rail, rapid transit and light rail operations.This book is well illustrated with numerous examples taken from worldwide experience, both recent and earlier, showing how railways have evolved through this learning process. In addition, it indicates the likely trends for the future and the areas where more research and development is necessary.     

Author Name :Clifford F. Bonnett

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Construction Materials

So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling.     

Author Name :Peter Domone, John Illston

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Facility Piping Systems Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Facility Piping Systems.Fully up-to-date with the latest codes and standards, this practical resource contains everything you need to plan, select, design, specify, and test piping systems for industry, commercial, and institutional applications. The book includes complete coverage of pipes, fittings, valves, jointing methods, hangers, supports, pumps, tanks, and other required equipment.Facility Piping Systems Handbook, Third Edition, progresses from fundamentals of systems operation to a design procedure that allows quick and accurate component and pipe sizing. Listings of FDA, EPA, and OSHA requirements are included. Complete with formulas, charts, and tables, this invaluable all-in-one volume will save you time and money on the job.     

Author Name :Michael Frankel

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Piping Systems Manual

In-depth Details on Piping Systems.Filled with examples drawn from years of design and field experience, this practical guide offers comprehensive information on piping installation, repair, and rehabilitation. All of the latest codes, standards, and specifications are included.Piping Systems Manual is a hands-on design and engineering resource that explains the reasons behind the designs. You will get full coverage of materials, components, calculations, specifications, safety, and much more. Hundreds of detailed illustrations make it easy to understand the best practices presented in the book.     

Author Name :Brian Silowash

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Retrofitting Design of Building Structures

Retrofitting of building structures, including maintenance, rehabilitation, and strengthening, is not only an important issue, but also a common issue for structural engineers in property management disciplines. This book introduces basic theory and practical methods for retrofitting design of building structures. The authors emphasize the significance of structural retrofitting, and the procedure of whole retrofitting work. The book introduces detailed inspection methods and structural assessment methodologies for building structures. Additional topics include retrofitting design methods and construction requirements for concrete structures, masonry structures, and timber structures.     

Author Name :Xilin Lu

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Wastewater Hydraulics

This book is not only a reference for researchers but also a basis for practising engineers. It can be used as a text book for graduate students, although it has the characteristics of a reference book. It addresses mainly the sewer hydraulician who has to tackle many a problem in daily life, and who will not always find an appropriate solution. Each chapter is introduced with a summary to outline the contents. To illustrate application of the theory, examples are presented to explain the computational procedures. Further, to relate present knowledge to the history of hydraulics, some key dates on noteworthy hydraulicians are quoted. A historical note on the development of wastewater hydraulics is also added. References are given at the end of each chapter, and they are often helpful starting points for further reading. Each notation is defined when introduced, and listed alphabetically at the end of each chapter.     

Author Name :Willi H. Hager

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Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquake-proofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of the likely earthquake.Seismic design, as detailed in this book, is the bringing together of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. It focuses on the seismological aspects of design analyzing various types of earthquake and how they affect structures differently. Understanding the distinction between these earthquake types and their different impacts on buildings can make the difference between whether a building stands or falls, or at least to how much it costs to repair.Covering the basis and basics of the major international codes, this is the essential guide for professionals working on structures in earthquake zones around the world.     

Author Name :Victor Gioncu and Federico M. Mazzolani

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Construction Management

A single mistake, whether made during the bidding process or when executing a construction project, can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. Of course, the sooner mistakes are caught, the less costly they become. Based on the authors combined experience working on projects large and small, Construction Management: Subcontractor Scopes of Work delineates how project teams can avoid mistakes and run projects more intelligently, effectively, and efficiently.     

Author Name :Jason G Smith,Jimmie Hinze

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Construction Extension to a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

The Construction Extension to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition supplements, modifies, reinforces and expands the professions de facto global standard in an easy-to-use format for practitioners in the construction industry. This highly-anticipated Extension is complete with the knowledge and skills specific to construction project management practitioners around the globe, in a format that mirrors the PMBOK Guide. With a world of construction projects squeezed onto one CD-ROM, this reference manual may be used easily at the office or on the road.     

Author Name :Project Management Institute

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Water Technology

Water and wastewater engineering is the worlds biggest industry with more professionals working in it than in any other single industry sector. This accessible student textbook introduces the reader to the key concepts of water technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water treatment and supply and wastewater treatment.In 2000 the Water Framework Directive came into force - this is the most substantial piece of EC water legislation to date. It requires all inland and coastal waters to reach "good status" by 2015. Professor Gray includes the new framework throughout this new edition taking into account the implications of compliance and practice, as well as discussing the topical issue of sustainable principles in water management.     

Author Name :N. F. Gray

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Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems

Plan, design, construct, and operate a sustainable on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facility using the detailed information in this practical guide. Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems reveals how to substantially increase the energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings using waste heat and thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control. In-depth case studies illustrate real-world applications of CHP systems.     

Author Name :Milton Meckler , Lucas Hyman

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A One-Stop Guide to Managing LEED-New Construction Projects.This GreenSource book explains, step by step, how to integrate LEED-New Construction (NC) rating system requirements into the building design and construction processes. Project planning, goals, coordination, implementation, and documentation are covered in detail.LEED-New Construction Project Management provides a tested framework for taking a project from inception to successful certification and shows you how to master the tools to make the process more efficient. Three in-depth case studies covering new commercial building construction, major renovations, and a portfolio of buildings highlight the strategies presented in the book.     

Author Name :Vijaya Yellamraju

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Mechanics of Offshore Pipelines

Offshore oil and gas production was conducted throughout the entire 20th century, but the industry's modern importance and vibrancy did not start until the early 1970s, when the North Sea became a major producer. Since then, the expansion of the offshore oil industry has been continuous and rapid.Pipelines, and more generally long tubular structures, are major oil and gas industry tools used in exploration, drilling, production, and transmission. Installing and operating tubular structures in deep waters places unique demands on them. Technical challenges within the field have spawned significant research and development efforts in a broad range of areas.Volume I addresses problems of buckling and collapse of long inelastic cylinders under various loads encountered in the offshore arena. Several of the solutions are also directly applicable to land pipelines. The approach ofMechanics of Offshore Pipelinesis problem oriented. The background of each problem and scenario are first outlined and each discussion finishes with design recommendations.     

Author Name :Stelios Kyriakides,Edmundo Corona

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Wind Loads on Structures

Wind loads have to be taken into account when designing civil engineering structures. The wind load on structures can be systematised by means of the wind load chain: wind climate (global wind), terrain (wind at low height), aerodynamic response (wind flow to pressure), mechanical response (wind pressure to structural response) and design criteria. Starting with an introduction of the wind load chain, the book moves on to meteorological considerations, atmospheric boundary layer, static wind load, dynamic wind load and scaling laws used in wind-tunnel tests. The dynamic wind load covers vibrations induced by wind turbulence, vortex shedding, flutter and galloping. The book gives a comprehensive treatment of wind effects on structures and it will be useful for consulting engineers designing wind-sensitive structures. It will also be valuable for students of civil engineering as textbook or background material. It derives the theoretical background of wind loaded structures and gives practical applications for a large variety of structures, such as low rise static structures, buildings, chimneys and cable-supported bridges. The European Prestandard on Wind Actions, ENV 1991-2-4, is used throughout the book as a code reference.     

Author Name :Claes ,Dyrbye

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Project Management for Building Construction

Without project management, the successful completion of major projects is no longer possible. This book describes all the basics with the help of many clear illustrations. In this edition the already very successful work has been complemented with contributions that take into account how communication and organization have become increasingly important in construction projects. The fact that land - municipal or private - now need to be prepared in a very focused manner to ensure its wise use and increase its value to reach is also considered, making the book of interest to project managers and construction experts who have realized that project development and comprehensive, integrated construction will be key issues in the future.     

Author Name :Hans Sommer

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Construction Methods and Management

Comprehensive and up-to-date, the text integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction. It incorporates both customary U.S. units and metric ( SI) units and is the only text to present concrete formwork design equations and procedures using both measurement systems. This edition features information on new construction technology, the latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction, the latest developments in wood preservation and major health, safety and environmental concerns. Explains latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction. Presents the latest developments in wood perservation materials and techniques which respond to environmental concerns. Expanded and updated coverage of construction safety and major health hazards and precautions. Designed to guide construction engineers and managers in planning, estimating, and directing construction operations safely and effectively.     

Author Name :Stephens W. Nunnally

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Cranes and Derricks,

The Definitive Handbook on Cranes and Derricks--Updated Per the Latest Standards and Equipment.Fully revised throughout, Cranes and Derricks. Fourth Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on construction sites. Written for both engineers and non-engineers by the principals of an engineering consulting firm that has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering, this authoritative guide discusses a wide range of equipment and the operations, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of each device. References to U.S. and international codes and standards are included in this practical resource, as well as a comprehensive glossary.     

Author Name :Lawrence Shapiro,Jay P. Shapiro

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Dynamics of Railway Bridges

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the dynamic stresses in railway bridges under moving vehicles and summarizes important theoretical and experimental results which has been obtained from various research programs dealing with European railway bridges.The author drawing on his vast experience as well as his work for the Office for Research and Experiments of the International Union of Railways.     

Author Name :L.Fryba

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Steel Design

Steel Design covers the fundamentals of structural steel design with an emphasis on the design of members and their connections, rather than the integrated design of buildings. Not only is Steel Design a revision of LRFD Steel Design, it also encompasses the 2005 unification of LRFD and ASD as is covered in the Steel Construction Manual. The book is designed so that instructors can easily teach either LRFD or ASD, or both, time-permitting, as the differences in the two approaches are mostly conceptual. The application of fundamental principles is encouraged for design procedures as well as for practical design, but so is a theoretical approach, enhancing the students development. While the book is intended for junior-and senior-level engineering students, some of the later chapters can be used in graduate courses. Due to the changes that were made to many provisions of the Steel Construction Manual, practicing engineers will find this text useful in reviewing current practices and it will be an essential reference tool.     

Author Name :William T. Segui

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Foundation Engineering

Covers properties of subsurface materials, types of foundations and methods of construction, selection of foundation type and basis for design, and design of foundations and earth-retaining structures.     

Author Name :Ralph B. Peck,Walter E. Hanson , Thomas H. Thornburn

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This book has been written on the basis of the research done between 2008 and 2010 as part of the European Commission funded FREIGHTVISION project. The FREIGHTVISION - Freight Transport 2050 Foresight project was funded by the Directorate General MOVE to design a long term vision for European freight transport in 2050 and to identify actions and research to progress appropriate freight transport measures in Europe. The project was carried out as a foresight process encompassing four conferences in which the project team identified and developed with the aid of more than 100 experts an action plan for securing long term freight transport in Europe. The book provides insights into the freight transport visions and Backcasts identified for 2035 and 2050, issues which need to be addressed and measures which were assessed to be part of future paths to assure an economical, environmental, and social freight transport system.     

Author Name :Stephan Helmreich and Hartmut Keller

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Concrete Fracture Models and Applications

Cementitious materials, rocks and fibre-reinforced composites commonly termed as quasibrittle, need a different fracture mechanics approach to model the crack propagation study because of the presence of significant size of fracture process zone ahead of the crack-tip. Recent studies show that concrete structures manifest three important stages in fracture process: crack initiation, stable crack propagation and unstable fracture or failure. Fracture Mechanics concept can better explain the above various stages including the concepts of ductility, size-effect, strain softening and post-cracking behavior of concrete and concrete structures.     

Author Name :Shailendra Kumar,Sudhirkumar V. Barai

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Water Quality & Treatment

The definitive water quality and treatment resource--fully revised and updated.Comprehensive, current, and written by leading experts, Water Quality & Treatment: A Handbook on Drinking Water, Sixth Edition covers state-of-the-art technologies and methods for water treatment and quality control. Significant revisions and new material in this edition reflect the latest advances and critical topics in water supply and treatment. Presented by the American Water Works Association, this is the leading source of authoritative information on drinking water quality and treatment.     

Author Name :James K. Edzwald,American Water Works Association

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GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Professionals involved in the planning, design, operation, and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems need to understand the productivity-enhancing applications of GIS. Inspired by an ASCE-sponsored continuing education course taught by the author, GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems focuses on the practical aspects of software and data tools that enable GIS applications. The book documents and analyzes effective use of GIS, demonstrating how you can apply the technology to make tasks easier to perform, saving time and money for your organization.The book first describes GIS, detailing its importance and explaining how to avoid potential pitfalls via a needs analysis study. It then describes GIS-related technologies that are crucial in applications development: remote sensing; DEM data; GPS; Internet applications; and mobile GIS. The final ten chapters focus on the "Four Ms" of the water industry-Mapping, Monitoring, Modeling, and Maintenance-applications that define the most important activities for efficient management of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.     

Author Name :Uzair (Sam) M. Shamsi

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Wetland Systems

Wetland Systems covers broad water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of storm water and wastewater. It provides a descriptive overview of complex black box treatment systems and the general design issues involved. Standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems are given to take into account the interests of professional engineers and environmental scientists. Wetland Systems deals comprehensively with not only the design, operation, maintenance and water quality monitoring of traditional and novel wetland systems, but also covers: Analysis of asset performance Modelling of treatment processes Performances of existing infrastructure Sustainability and economic issues Solutions to pressing water quality problems associated with constructed treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, farm constructed wetlands and storm water ponds, and other sustainable biological filtration and treatment technologies linked to public health engineering are explained. Case study topics are diverse: natural wetlands and constructed treatment wetlands; sustainable water management; and specific applications, such as wetlands treating hydrocarbons. The research projects discussed are multi-disciplinary, holistic, experimental and modelling-orientated. Wetland Systems is a useful reference for the design and operation of wetland systems by engineers and scientists working for the water industry, non-governmental organisations, local authorities and governmental bodies. It is also a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in civil and environmental engineering fields.     

Author Name :Miklas Scholz

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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Steel-Fibrous Concrete

Concrete is still the most widely used construction material since it has the lowest ratio between cost and strength as compared to other available materials. However, it has two undesirable properties, namely: low tensile strength and large brittleness that cause the collapse to occur shortly after the formation of the first crack. To improve these two negative properties and to achieve a partial substitute of conventional reinforcement, an addition of short discontinuous randomly oriented steel fibres can be practiced among others. In spite of positive properties, fibrous concrete did not find such acknowledgment and application as usual concrete. There do not still exist consistent dimensioning rules due to the lack sufficient large-scale static and dynamic experiments taking into account the effect of the fibre orientation. The intention of the book is twofold: first to summarize the most important mechanical and physical properties of steel-fibre-added concrete and reinforced concrete on the basis of numerous experiments described in the scientific literature, and second to describe a quasi-static fracture process at meso-scale both in plain concrete and fibrous concrete using a novel discrete lattice model. In 2D and 3D simulations of fibrous concrete specimens under uniaxial tension, the effect of the fibre volume, fibre distribution, fibre orientation, fibre length, fibrous bond strength and specimen size on both the stress-strain curve and fracture process was carefully analyzed.     

Author Name :Jacek Tejchman, Jan Kozicki

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A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets

As highway designers, highway engineers strive to provide for the needs of highway users while maintaining the integrity of the environment. Unique combinations of design requirements that are often conflicting result in unique solutions to the design problems. The guidance supplied by this text, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, is based on established practices and is supplemented by recent research. This text is also intended to form a comprehensive reference manual for assistance in administrative, planning, and educational efforts pertaining to design formulation.     

Author Name :American Association of State Highway & Transport

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Transient Airflow in Building Drainage Systems

Giving you the first comprehensive presentation of the ground breaking research undertaken at Heriot Watt University, with Research Council and industrial funding, this book brings a new perspective to the design of building drainage and vent systems. It provides the building services community with clear and verifiable design methods that will be robust enough to meet challenges such as climate change and water conservation; population migration to the mega cities of the developing world, and the consequent pressures of user concentration; the rise of the prestige building and the introduction of new appliances and control strategies. These all combine to make traditional codified design guidance insufficient. Many assumptions in existing codes defining the entrained airflows within building drainage vent systems cannot be theoretically supported, so designers concerned with these systems need analysis and simulation capabilities which are at least as reliable as those enjoyed by other building services practitioners.The Method of Characteristics solution techniques which are well established in the pressure surge field are now used to provide solutions for drainage designers. The material is applied to a whole range of abstract scenarios then to a series of real world applications including the forensic modelling of the SARS virus spread within Amoy Gardens in 2003 and the refurbishment of the O2 Dome. Applications to specialised services, including underground station drainage and highly infectious disease treatment facilities are discussed and demonstrated, alongside the use of design and simulation techniques in support of product development. Aimed at both professional and academic users, this book serves both as a design aid and as a core text for specialist masters courses in public health and building services engineering.     

Author Name :John Swaffield

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PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete

Features: Updated to the ACI 318-02 Building Code, other current PCI publications, and publications of other technical associations. Chapter 1 includes updated photographs that illustrate recent projects. Chapter 2 includes new load tables for 15 ft wide double tees. Chapter 3 has major changes in seismic analysis and design to reflect significant stateof-the-art revisions contained in IBC 2003. Chapter 4 includes the latest torsion design procedures based on the Zia and McGee approach as updated by Zia and Hsu. Chapter 5 has expanded and detailed stripping, handling and bracing analysis procedures. Chapter 6 has been updated to reflect the latest headed stud design criteria, advanced steel component design procedures and the Instantaneous Center Method of weld analysis. Chapter 7 is updated to include the state of the art on architectural precast concrete. Chapter 8 has been revised to include updated information on tolerances. Chapter 9 has major revisions that reflect current practice on such items as fire resistive design and vibration in concrete structures. Chapter 11 has many new design aids.     

Author Name :Leslie D. Martin, Christopher J. Perry

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

Teaching through hundreds of meticulous drawings, Rob Thallon's guide covers foundations, roofs, building systems and materials, durability, energy efficiency, and more.     

Author Name :Rob Thallon

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Drinking water distribution systems

The distribution system is a critical component of every drinking water utility. Its primary function is to provide the required water quantity and quality at a suitable pressure, and failure to do so is a serious system deficiency. Water quality may degrade during distribution because of the way water is treated or not treated before it is distributed, chemical and biological reactions that take place in the water during distribution, reactions between the water and distribution system materials, and contamination from external sources that occurs because of main breaks, leaks coupled with hydraulic transients, and improperly maintained storage facilities, among other things. Furthermore, special problems are posed by the utilitys need to maintain suitable water quality at the consumers tap, and the quality changes that occur in consumers plumbing, which is not owned or controlled by the utility.     

Author Name :Vernon L.Snoeyink, Charles N.Haas, Paul F.Boulos

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