Daily Archives: November 7, 2015
This revision of a popular text discusses the behavior, analysis, and design of prestressed concrete structures. Changes in the Second Edition include a new emphasis on partially prestressed concrete members, flexural strength calculations, deflection calculations, crack width calculations, along with new information on high strength materials, and more. Develops an understanding of design methods used […]
"Coordinative Practices in the Building Process: An Ethnographic Perspective" presents the principles of the practice-oriented research programmes in the CSCW and HCI domains, explaining and examining the ideas and motivations behind basing technology design on ethnography. The focus throughout is on generating ethnographically informed accounts of the building process and discussing the concepts of cooperative […]
Download ebook Are You Safe : An Easy Guide to Home Protection and Personal Safety – Gary J Taylor, Harshal Purohit-Patel, David Marcum
This is an easy to read step-by-step guide for providing tips on protecting your home from being targeted by criminals and yourself from being a victim of a crime.
Download ebook Carpentry and Joinery: Work Activities – Assistant Professor of History Brian Porter, Reg Rose
This highly illustrated textbook is written to meet the needs of candidates studying for the NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Carpentry and Joinery, and other courses at this level. Each chapter covers a specific activity such as constructing stairs or windows and includes the selection of produced components, setting out, marking out, assembly and […]
For courses in Construction Law. Principles and Practices of Construction Law presents the most common areas of law encountered in the construction industry in an easy-to-read format. Geared to those not yet studying law, the legal concepts are simplified and presented in a basic and simple format that is understandable, practical, and devoid of excessive […]
Download ebook Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings – Izuru Takewaki, Abbas Moustafa, Kohei Fujita
Engineers are always interested in the worst-case scenario. One of the most important and challenging missions of structural engineers may be to narrow the range of unexpected incidents in building structural design. Redundancy, robustness and resilience play an important role in such circumstances. Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Buildings: The worst case approach discusses the […]
Download ebook Project Management for Facility Constructions : A Guide for Engineers and Architects – Alberto de Marco
This book describes concepts, methods and practical techniques for managing projects to develop constructed facilities in the fields of oil & gas, power, infrastructure, architecture and the commercial building industries. It is addressed to a broad range of professionals willing to improve their management skills and designed to help newcomers to the engineering and construction […]
Download ebook Atlas of Fantastic Infrastructures : An Intimate Look at Media Architecture – An Mihye, Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Buhlmann
Fantastic Infrastructures deals with media architecture and digital infrastructure. In concrete terms, with the relationship between different dimensions as well as the materiality of buildings and the intangibility of data. The author examines buildings and projects by Toyo Ito, Werner Sobek, Philippe Rahm, Usman Haque, Electroland, Troika, NOX and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Ben Rubin, and Olafur […]
Download ebook Heating Boiler Operator's Manual : Maintenance, Operation, and Repair – Mohammad A. Malek
Master Every Aspect of Heating Boiler Operation, Maintenance, and Repair–and Pass Your Licensing Exam with Flying Colors! Both a valuable on-the-job tool and a licensing exam study guide, the Heating Boiler Operator's Manual offers boiler professionals a clear, straightforward account of cutting-edge methods for the operation, maintenance, and repair of today's heating boilers. This essential […]
Download ebook Ultimate Limit State Design of Steel Plated Structures – J. K. Paik, Anil Kumar Thayamballi
Steel plated structures are important in a variety of marine and land-based applications, including ships, offshore platforms, power and chemical plants, box girder bridges and box girder cranes. The basic strength members in steel plated structures include support members (such as stiffeners and plate girders), plates, stiffened panels/grillages and box girders. During their lifetime, the […]
Download ebook Wood Truss Roof Collapse Claims Two Firefighters- Memphis, Tennessee – U S Department of Homeland Security, J Gordon Routley
This body of work provides detailed information on the nature of the fire problem for policymakers who must decide on allocations of resources between fire and other pressing problems, and within the fire service to improve codes and code enforcement, training, public fire education, building technology, and other related areas.
In his latest guide to the technical issues facing boat owners, John C. Payne deals with the topic of boat AC power systems. With photos and technical drawings, the book covers such topics as AC system electrical safety, shore power systems, transformers, AC electrical panels, AC system wiring, AC diesel generators, and inverters.
This text introduces economics in a manner of interest specifically for architectural students, relating it to decisions faced by architects in the early design phases. It describes the economic performance of building projects and design variables under the architect's control in the early phase.