Daily Archives: January 11, 2016
This photographic essay spotlights the stages involved in the construction of a modern concrete high-rise building
Students studying construction management and related subjects need to have a broad understanding of the major aspects of controlling the building processes. Operations Management for Construction is one of three textbooks (Business Organisation, Operations Management and Finance Control) written to systematically cover the field. Focusing on construction sites and operations which are challenging to run, […]
Download ebook Firefight : The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest – Ginger Adams Otis
In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses.Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed but not the scarcity […]
Download ebook Hemp Lime Construction : A Guide to Building with Hemp Lime Composites (Ep 85) – R. Bevan, T Woolley, Rachel BevanRead More
Dozens of illustrations, floor plans, and instructions provide a wealth of information for cattle barns, pigeon houses, self-feeding corncribs, self-closing doors, horse barns, dog houses, and much more. There are also suggestions on placement of outbuildings and choosing the right materials for foundations, walls, and roof. The new release of this homesteading helper will engage […]
Download ebook Moving Loads on Ice Plates – Vernon A. Squire, Roger J. Hosking, Arnold D. Kerr, Patricia J. Langhorne
Moving Loads on Ice Plates is a unique study into the effect of vehicles and aircraft travelling across floating ice sheets. It synthesizes in a single volume, with a coherent theme and nomenclature, the diverse literature on the topic, hitherto available only as research journal articles. Chapters on the nature of fresh water ice and […]
Download ebook LED Lighting : A Review of the Current Market and Future Developments – Hilary Graves, Cosmin Ticleanu
Lighting is one of the largest users of energy in buildings, being responsible for around 20% of electricity use. Good lighting is essential to health, well-being and productivity, but the efficiency of light sources varies widely. To reduce carbon emissions, designers, owners and occupiers are looking at the energy efficiency of lighting. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) […]
Download ebook Take Charge of Your Home Renov : Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Home Renovation or Remodeling – Hillstrom Susan, Susan B Hillstrom
Provides information about budgeting and hiring contractors, negotiating contracts, how to supervise the construction, and what to do if things go awry.
Download ebook Graphic Guide to Frame Construction : Over 450 Details for Builders and Designers – Rob Thallon
This is the new revised and updated edition of the complete visual handbook for architects, builders, students and DIY builders – anyone interested in wood frame house construction. Section by section the book covers foundations, floors, walls, stairs and roofs. Full cross-referencing gives information about building systems and materials. Written by an experienced self-builder and […]
This book is concerned with the long term durability of concrete as a structural material as used in the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, marine and civil engineering structures. It discusses the fundamental reasons for the deterioration of concrete over time and available techniques for detecting, remedying and preventing the deterioration.
Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never made between one transport mode and another; door-to-door movements of both people and freight use combinations of different modes of transport. This […]
Presents the different steps fire fighters take when putting out a fire, from receiving the fire alarm to gathering their equipment, arriving at the scene, rescuing any people, and hosing the fire with water.