Daily Archives: January 23, 2016
Bridging the gap between what is traditionally taught in textbooks and what is actually practiced in engineering firms, Introduction to Structural Analysis: Displacement and Force Methods clearly explains the two fundamental methods of structural analysis: the displacement method and the force method. It also shows how these methods are applied, particularly to trusses, beams, and […]
A sustainable construction develops the idea of low embodied energy, reduced greenhouse gas emission and water consumption, low operational and maintenance costs, durability, safety, adaptability and comfort. Some important aspects concerning building sustainability are presented in the book. In the first part, the concept of sustainable development and its position in the scientific world is […]
Download ebook Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – A D Althouse, C H Turnquist, Alfred F Bracciano, Andrew D Althouse, Carl H Turnquist
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the most recent information and advances […]
'Going green' with new construction or adding green features to existing structures is excellent for the environment but it can pose challenges to the fire service. Written from the unique perspective of a fire chief, "Sustainable Green Design and Firefighting" delivers cutting-edge coverage to help fire and rescue workers develop strategies and tactics to deal […]
Download ebook Modeling of Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC) Under Impact Loading : Design of a High-rise Building Core Against Aircraft Impact – Markus Noldgen, Freiburg/Brsg Fraunhofer EMI, Klaus Thoma, Stefan Hiermaier
The protection of important building structures against terrorist attacks is an urgent theme, particularly since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on the 11 September 2001. For the concept of a safe high-rise building under aircraft impact, UHPC as a building material combines the necessary properties of very high strength, fire […]
Download ebook China Machinery Industries Yearbook 1987 – Compiling Committee "China Machinery Industries Yearbook"
"From the text" For a long time in the past, it was very difficult to obtain comprehensive and systematic information and data on China's machinery industry. The "China Machinery Industries Yearbook" is now published. Containing a great deal of complete and accurate information and statistical data, the Yearbook provides an all-round and systematic overview of […]
Ancient Building Technology is the first modern English-language survey of building technology in a period from prehistory to the end of the Classical World in the region of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin. After an historical survey of construction from first shelters to late antique building, the volume considers materials of construction, […]
Download ebook Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society – Elizabeth Shove, Heather Chappells, Loren Lutzenhiser
Current expectations and standards of comfort are almost certainly unsustainable and new methods and ideas will be required if there is to be any prospect of a significantly lower carbon society. This collection reassesses relationships between people and the multitude of environments they inhabit in the context of increasing carbon intensities of everyday life. In […]
Download ebook The Dangerous Flammable Fabrics : Burning Ourselves, Our Children and Our Senior Citizens – Charles S. Beroes
Advance magazine text: For a government-mandated warning label, costing about a penny and placed on dangerously flammable clothing, we can protect our children, seniors and ourselves from painful, disfiguring, even fatal burn injury. We also need to update flammability testing equipment and procedure.
Download ebook HomeTech Kitchen & Bath Cost Estimator : New York 7, NEW YORK & Vicinity – Hometech Publishing
In conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, HomeTech Publishing has produced the Kitchen & Bath Cost Estimator. This book has the same easy-to-use format as our other cost estimators, with greatly expanded plumbing and cabinet sections covering the newest products and techniques. The plumbing section has over 50 pages, including 7 pages of […]
This book considers the problems of land contamination from the perspective of the non-specialist construction practitioner, and examines the valuation and technical aspects of remediating and redeveloping contaminated land. It draws on a number of detailed case studies, and questionnaire and interview surveys, and provides a valuation model adopting a risk assessment approach.
Download ebook Construction Contracts : Law and Management – John Murdoch, Ronan Champion, Will Hughes
The fourth edition of this unparalleled text has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. Introducing this topic at the core of construction law and management, this book provides students with a one-stop reference on construction contracts. Significant new material covers: * […]