Daily Archives: September 26, 2015
Long-time serviceability is an important problem for concrete construction, as concrete structures can suffer from excessive deflections, cracking, corrosion or other impairments, the causes of which often involve concrete creep and shrinkage. The damage and residual stresses produced by creep and shrinkage effects may reduce the safety margin against the ultimate collapse state under live […]
The indispensable guide to building costs in Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE. Features detailed information across all sectors and by individual country, plus comparative information.
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Download ebook Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas – John H. Stubbs, Emily Gunzburger Makas, Mounir Bouchenaki
From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasilia, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for. New York Review of Books an astonishing […]
Download ebook Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '99): Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Hong Kong, 15-17 December 1999 : Proceeding of International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, 15-17 December 1999, Hong Kong, China – International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures 199 Hong kong, J. G. Teng
These two volumes of proceedings contain 9 invited keynote papers and 126 contributed papers to be presented at the Second International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures held on 15-17 December, 1999, in Hong Kong. The conference is a sequel to the International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in December […]
Download ebook The Secure Urbanite : Personal Security in the Asphalt & Concrete Jungle – Jim Wygand
Do you feel safe in your city? If not, this book will help you be secure without recourse to bodyguards, martial arts training, and expensive security equipment.
Tells how to work with a designer, understand construction terms, obtain financing, pass inspections, purchase building materials, select subcontractors, and manage the construction
Now in its sixth edition, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, International Edition equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Prior knowledge of electricity is not required as this book begins with discussion of essential basic electricity and electrical […]
Download ebook Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units : Proceedings of PRADS '98 – the Seventh International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units, the Hague, the Netherlands, 20-25 September 1998 – M.W.C. Oosterveld, S.G. Tan
These proceedings contain the papers presented at the 7th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units. The symposium was held at the Congress Centre in The Hague, The Netherlands on 20-25 September, 1998. The overall aim of PRADS conferences is to advance the design of ships and mobile marine structures through the […]
This extensively revised fourth edition has been updated to treat new developments in the industry and respond to environmental and energy conservation concerns. The book's objective is to provide, in a single volume, a compendium of the best of current building design and construction.
Download ebook Computational Design Modeling – Christoph Gengnagel, A. Kilian, Norbert Palz, Fabian Scheurer
This book publishes the peer-reviewed proceeding of the third Design Modeling Symposium Berlin. The conference constitutes a platform for dialogue on experimental practice and research within the field of computationally informed architectural design. More than 60 leading experts the computational processes within the field of computationally informed architectural design to develop a broader and less […]
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible to […]
Architecture is based upon the misconception that strong is stable, both in sense of energy and structure, as an unchanged state of microclimate would require more material or insulation. Trans-structures are the opposite: building elements with the response-ability to change according to external conditions in order to maintain stability in terms of structure and/or energy. […]
Practical and reader-friendly, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE COMMENTARY, VOLUME 2 is a powerful resource that addresses the practical implications of the code critical for those entering the building industry. Its effectiveness lies in its use of a unique formula that has made previous editions so successful: it combines the text of the code with […]
Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement […]