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Transport Properties of Concrete

Transport Properties of Concrete

By: Peter A. Claisse

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 05-JUN-2014

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Transport Properties of Concrete covers how to measure the ability of ions and fluids to move through concrete material, and how to use the results to model performance. These transport properties largely determine the durability of concrete and of steel embedded within it, as well as the effectiveness of structures such as landfill containment barriers. The book begins by explaining in detail what transport properties are and how to write computer models for transport processes. Early chapters present and explain computer models written in basic code. Coverage then proceeds to a...

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Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair

Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair

By: Yail Jimmy Kim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Advanced composite materials for bridge structures are recognized as a promising alternative to conventional construction materials such as steel. This book summarises key recent research in this area. After an introductory overview and an assessment of bond characteristics between composites and cement, Advanced composites in bridge construction and repair reviews key applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge construction and repair. These applications include cable-stayed bridges, seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete piers, repair of ageing bridge...

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Innovative Houses

Innovative Houses

By: Avi Friedman

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the non-traditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority. This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/work;...

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Structural Engineering for Architects

Structural Engineering for Architects

By: Peter Evans; William McLean; Peter Silver

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 18-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAY-2014

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This book provides an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures. It aids the development of an intuitive understanding of structural engineering, bringing together technical and design issues. The book is divided into four sections: "Structures in nature" looks at structural principles found in natural objects. "Theory" covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. "Structural prototypes" includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by...

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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

By: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal; M Diamanti; A Nazari; C Goran-Granqvist

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, part one considers such...

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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

By: M Hall

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2010

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment....

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Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

By: J Klemes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Since its first development in the 1970s, Process Integration (PI) has become an important methodology in achieving more energy efficient processes. This pioneering handbook brings together the leading scientists and researchers currently contributing to PI development, pooling their expertise and specialist knowledge to provide readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the latest PI research and applications. After an introduction to the principles of PI, the book reviews a wide range of process design and integration topics ranging from heat and utility systems to water,...

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Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

By: Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2011

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The updated edition of this reader-friendly guide covers basic concepts and details various approaches to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. Included are newly added topics focusing on less common concerns in indoor air quality such as psychological and building comfort factors and approaches to assessing air movement within buildings. Expanded appendices and three new chapters provide the reader with 30 percent new material, including the most recent approaches to...

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Residential Construction Management

Residential Construction Management

By: Joseph Griffin

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 15-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 12-DEC-2013

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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing—readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can’t afford to be...

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Structural Design for the Stage

Structural Design for the Stage

By: Alys Holden; Ben Sammler; Steven A Schmidt; Bradley L Powers

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-FEB-1999

Insert Date: 01-DEC-2013

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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

By: Karl F. Schmid

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 07-NOV-2013

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This is the first up-to-date, comprehensive reference on building construction terms and phrases to have been published in recent years. The coverage will be wide ranging from familiar terms like "concrete" to arcane terms like "elutriator." Entries are explained in terms of their use in specific types of construction. Common construction math formulas are also explained. The book will provide ample resources for further reference and study, including listings of relevant associations and societies, as well as governmental agencies involved with the construction industry....

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Construction Program Management:

Construction Program Management:

By: Joseph Delaney

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 22-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2013

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Although the construction industry is one of the largest enterprises in the United States, widely accepted management principles, such as those contained in PMI<SUP>®</SUP>’s Standard for Program Management are still not widely implemented. This book explores how an improved understanding of these principles could boost construction program success rates. It outlines a process-based approach to construction program management that leverages structure to bring order to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming challenge. The book includes case studies that illustrate the proper...

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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2008

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope...

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Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials

By: U. C. Jindal

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 20-APR-2012

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Strength of Materials deals with the study of the effect of forces and moments on the deformation of a body. This book follows a simple approach along with numerous solved and unsolved problems to explain the basics followed by advanced concepts such as three dimensional stresses, the theory of simple bending, theories of failure, mechanical properties, material testing and engineering materials. ...

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Construction Project Management: Theory and Practice

Construction Project Management: Theory and Practice

By: Kumar Neeraj Jha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Construction Project Management deals with different facets of construction management emphasizing the basic concepts that any engineering student is supposed to know. The major principles of project management have been derived through real life case studies from the field. Simplified examples have been used to facilitate better understanding of the concepts before going into the large and complex problems. The book features computer applications (Primavera and MS Project) used to explain planning, scheduling, resource leveling, monitoring and reporting; it is highly illustrated with line...

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Le mémento du conducteur de travaux

Le mémento du conducteur de travaux

By: Brice Fèvre; Sébastien Fourage

Publisher: Eyrolles

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 07-FEB-2013

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Présentation Préparation et suivi de chantier pour les marchés publics et privés Une préparation et un suivi de chantier ne s'improvisent pas, de nombreuses lois et documents administratifs en règlent les différentes phases. Ce livre, conçu comme un aide-mémoire, peut être consulté à tout moment. Pratique, il donne des solutions rapides à toutes les questions que peuvent se poser les conducteurs de travaux, tout en faisant référence aux textes de lois. L'ouvrage est construit pour suivre la chronologie d'un chantier. Ainsi, à chaque étape, les éléments importants de la préparation...

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Properties of Concrete, Fifth Edition

Properties of Concrete, Fifth Edition

By: A. M. Neville

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 29-SEP-2012

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Since its first publication in 1963, Properties of Concrete has been internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the subject for both the professional and the student engineer. The book has been translated into 12 languages and has sold well over half a million copies. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade, yet it still retains the original aim of Professor Neville’s book: to provide reliable, comprehensive and practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions...

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Construction for Landscape Architecture

Construction for Landscape Architecture

By: Robert Holden; Jamie Liversedge

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 01-APR-2011

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2012

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Construction for Landscape Architecture covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. It is heavily illustrated with specially commissioned, detailed construction drawings, and has a strong emphasis on sustainability and good practice. At the end of the book there is an extensive glossary and an appendix of technical information. ...

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Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations

Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations

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Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 14-JUN-1988

Insert Date: 03-NOV-2008

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The Architect's Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations compliles a vast range of practical, concise formulas, tables, and calculation methods useful to improve the design process. It is a problem-solving and decision-making tool for the practicing architect and interior designer. The material included in this book gives you the answer to the many types of problems  you face every day - those dealing with overall site and space planning, sizes of building components, material selection, finishes, construction assemblies, and building systems. In addition, you will find...

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Guide to the National Electrical Code®, 2005 Edition, Tenth Edition

Guide to the National Electrical Code®, 2005 Edition, Tenth Edition

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Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 17-MAY-2005

Insert Date: 15-AUG-2008

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All You Need to Succeed with the 2005 NEC: Practical, Illustrated, and Hands-On This book gives working and student electricians practical guidance for using the new 2005 National Electrical Code effectively--plus all the resources they need to prepare for their Masters or Journeyman's licensing exams. Leading NEC expert and instructor Thomas Harman systematically covers electrical systems design, construction, and installation for virtually any residential, commercial, or industrial environment. Then, simply and concisely, he reviews the basic electrical theory and practice that every...