Daily Archives: March 3, 2016
The aim of the study was to examine organizational buying behavior and the current situation in the construction sector in the Kazakhstan Republic. The concept of organizational buying behavior was clarified with a specific focus on Kazakhstan construction companies. Issues related to the construction and concrete markets in particular were explored. The main issues related […]
A series of twenty non-fiction science readers which engages children in the world around them. What holds up skyscrapers? Why are sports domes curved? Why are triangles used in many bridges? You can find the answers to these and other questions about structures in Why Do Bridges Arch?
Download ebook Durability of Building Structures and Constructions from Composite Materials – V. Sh. Barbakadze, V. V. Kozlov, V. G. Mikul'Skii, I. I. Nikolov, N. K. Mehta
This text deals with the estimation, prediction and improvement of the durability of building structures and constructions from composite materials with inorganic, organic and mixed binders. It describes a method for improving the durability of structures and constructions.
Download ebook Effective Non-toxic Metallic Fire Suppressants : Final Technical Report – Gregory LinterisRead More
Passive Cooling addresses all of the existing creative energyless means of keeping buildings cool. Unlike passive heating, which draws on the sun, passive cooling relies on three natural heat sinks – the sky, the atmosphere, and the earth to achieve temperature moderation. This book describes and evaluates mechanisms for coupling buildings to these sinks and […]
The ultimate paradox of construction project management is that the earlier a decision has to be made, the more difficult the task is of estimating the cost implications. Yet the most important decisions are taken earliest – when the cost estimates are the most difficult to obtain. "Spon's First Stage Estimating Handbook" is the only […]
Download ebook Nonlinear Structural Engineering : With Unique Theories and Methods to Solve Effectively Complex Nonlinear Problems – Demeter G. Fertis
This book concentrates on the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures and structural components that are widely used in everyday engineering applications. It presents unique methods for nonlinear problems which permits the correct usage of powerful linear methods. Every topic is thoroughly explained and includes numerical examples. The new concepts, theories and methods introduced […]
Download ebook Construction Project Management – S. Keoki Sears, Glenn A. Sears, Richard H. Clough, Jerald L. Rounds, Robert O. Segner
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it […]
Spon's Landscape and External Works Price Book 1999 offers the only comprehensive source of detailed landscape and external works costs. It covers all the items to be found in hard and soft landscape contracts, and is therefore an indispensable reference book for quantity surveyors, landscape architects, and contractors – essential for compiling estimates, specifications, bills […]
Download ebook Ultrasonic Methods for Materials and Structure Inspection – Tribikram Kundu, Dominique Placko
Ultrasonic signals are increasingly being used for predicting material behavior, both in an engineering context (detecting anomalies in a variety of structures) and a biological context (examining human bones, body parts and unborn fetuses). Featuring contributions from authors who are specialists in their subject area, this book presents new developments in ultrasonic research in both […]
This highly readable guide explains the main features of contracts applicable to the design, construction and servicing of civil, building, electrical or mechanical works. The emphasis throughout is on practical guidance, with clear explanations of the essential elements including legality, uncertainty, undue influence, agencies, overseas works, sub-contracts and quality assurance. Numerous appendices give common terms […]
Download ebook Fences and Gates – Creative Homeowner, Jim Barrett, James Barrett, Timothy O Bakke, Mike McClintock
This Quick Guide gives readers the basics for building, installing, and maintaining fences and gates for their yard. The most essential information readers need to successfully handle each task is packed into this concise construction manual. Over 190 detailed drawings clearly illustrate the step-by-step instruction, which has been written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. With […]
Download ebook Behavioral Mitigation of Smoking Fires – U S Departmen U S Fire Administration, National Fire Protection Association
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has partnered with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) "to research what types of behaviors cause smoking fire fatalities and develop sound recommendations for behavioral mitigation strategies to reduce smoking fire fatalities in the United States…."