Daily Archives: December 28, 2015
Download ebook Design, Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environment – Tony Collier, David Burns
This second book in the BEST series explores the fundamental generators and contextual issues – philosophical, physical and political – that influence built environments. It draws on international examples to show how societies and cultures in different parts of the world react to similar problems. It contrasts dramatically different types of buildings and enclosures from […]
A concise and practical study of current employment law issues in the construction industry and guidance on how to manage them Handling employment law issues has always been an important part of running any construction project; As employee rights are extended and as regulation increases, the significance of these issues for the construction industry is […]
Download ebook Air Contaminants and Industrial Hygiene Ventilation : A Handbook of Practical Calculations, Problems, and Solutions – Roger L. Wabeke
The industrial hygienist is actively involved with the engineering community, particularly where the subject of industrial ventilation is concerned. While engineers concentrate on methods and techniques necessary to ensure maximum efficiency of a given system, the industrial hygienist concentrates on human health. Ventilation is one of the most widely used methods of controlling environmental eontaminates, […]
Download ebook Admixtures for Concrete – Improvement of Properties : Proceedings of the International Rilem Symposium – E. Vazques
Chemical admixtures are used to modify the properties and behaviour of fresh and hardened concrete. They enable more economic construction and the achievement of special properties such as high strength or durability. This book presents new research information from an International RILEM Symposium on six main topics: workability, setting, strength, durability, other properties and technology.
Concern for energy efficiency in housing has not abated since the last oil crisis and for good reason. This timely collection of articles shows how energy consciousness can be incorporated into housing construction and renovation, as well as how it can enhance the look and value of a home. The views expressed are concerned with […]
Steam, electric and wall/floor hating methods are often neglected in other texts because they are not as widely used as other methods. For home inspectors who expect to see them in their practice, this book offers a solid introduction to the materials, components, operating principles, and safety controls of these heating methods.
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Piping Systems, Drawings and Detail Sheets, Identifying and Installing Valves, Pipefitting Trade Math, Threaded Pipe Fabrication, Socket Weld Pipe Fabrication, Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication, Excavations, and Underground Pipe […]
The book presents research papers presented by academicians, researchers, and practicing structural engineers from India and abroad in the recently held Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2014 at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during 22 – 24 December 2014. The book is divided into three volumes and encompasses multidisciplinary areas within structural engineering, such as earthquake […]
Introduces fire stations, discussing their personnel, equipment, what happens there, and what happens when there is a fire.
Download ebook Emergency Sandbag Shelter and Eco-village : Manual – How to Build Your Own with Superadobe/Earthbag – Nader Khalili
"We live on earth, yet so ignorant of earth and all the treasures it holds."-Rumi"Emergency Sandbag Shelter" is a must-have manual for every home, as an emergency guide. Now for the first time this book is made available to people around the world by its inventor, award-winning architect Nader Khalili (1932-2008), whose specialty was skyscrapers […]
Download ebook Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2001 – U S Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U S Fire Administration
This report continues a series of annual studies by the USFA of on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States. The USFA is the single public agency source of information for all on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States each year. The unique and specific objective of this study is to identify all on-duty firefighter fatalities […]
Download ebook Exam Prep: Rescue Specialist-Confined Space Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, and Trench Rescue – Dr. Ben A. Hirst, IAFC – International Association of Fire Chiefs
Exam Prep: Technical Rescue-Structural Collapse and Confined Space is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Rescue Specialist certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam. To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.'s Systematic Approach […]
In his new book Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso-author, speaker, and career deputy chief-shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discusses the importance of customer service. Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this new book is considered […]