Daily Archives: March 5, 2016
The construction industry is an information-intensive sector and low levels of productivity are often blamed on inadequate integration of information. This book shows how the different types and sources of information can be integrated to benefit individual construction projects, construction companies and in the construction industry at world-wide level.
Management in the construction industry is a complex task, with team members often undertaking hazardous work, complying with stacks of regulations and legal requirements, and under the constant threat of plans going awry, however there is no need for all construction management textbooks to be so complicated. Starting with a general overview of the industry, […]
Principles of Construction is an illustrated guide to the processes involved in a building programme, from inception stage through to completion. This second edition has been updated in accordance with current Building Regulation, with the emphasis remaining on safety and the correct use of materials. Following a logical procession of concepts and practice, the book […]
Structural Fire Engineering gives practical design guidance on the application of structural fire engineering to specialist structural engineers; bringing together fire engineering and structural engineering – disciplines which are interlinked in design of structures. Structural Fire Engineering discusses the European standards in the context of fire engineering design and conformity to the requirements of the […]
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new […]
Download ebook HomeTech Remodeling and Renovation Cost Estimator : North Dakota 1, Bismarck & Vicinity – Hometech Publishing
The HomeTech Publishing Remodeling & Renovation Cost Estimator puts an entire estimating system in your hands that lets you estimate complete jobs in 20% of the time it takes using the old fashioned stick method. Using this manual, you will have specifications for hundreds of jobs at your fingertips and get fast, easy access to […]
Download ebook Paint : The Investigation and Conservation of Decorative Finishes at the Little Castle, Bolsover – Helen Hughes
All too often historic buildings are radically changed or redecorated with little or no appreciation of their original appearance and use, or without regard to subsequent alterations to their decorative finishes. The Little Castle at Bolsover, Derbyshire, the subject of this study, offers a cautionary tale for all those involved in the care of historic […]
Download ebook A View of Management in Fire Investigation Units-Volume I : Issues and Trends for the 90's – Federal Emergency Management Agency, U S Fire Administration
USFA contracted with TriData Corporation to conduct an in-depth examination of four investigation units from small to medium size jurisdictions; to survey by phone a wide assortment of investigators; and to help three units uncover aspects of their organization and operations needing improvement.
The Timber Reduced Energy Efficient Home is designed and built to use timber more efficiently, to eliminate the destruction of large old trees, and to utilize building materials in architecture that consume less energy overall and are less harmful to the environment.
Download ebook Concrete Industrial Ground Floors, (Ice Design and Practice Guides) – Institution Of Civil Engineers
The quality of floor surfaces in industrial and commercial premises can be vitally important to effective business operations. Smooth floors are particularly important for storage operations, but strength, durability and economy are demands imposed by all industrial applications. Increasingly rigorous specifications for industrial floors have resulted in considerable changes in the methods used for their […]
Download ebook Homogenization Techniques for in and Out-Of-Plane Loaded Masonry Walls – Gabriele Milani
The Thesis presents some numerical models based on homogenization for masonry structures subjected to in- and out-of-plane loads. Joints and bricks are assumed either linear elastic or rigid perfectly-plastic. In the latter case, a simple optimization problem is derived at a cell level to evaluate the macroscopic strength domain of masonry, using both the static […]