Daily Archives: April 8, 2016
Download ebook Hanscomb Yardsticks for Costing : Cost Data for the Canadian Construction Industry – R S Means Engineering
Yardsticks for Costing, is Cost Data for the Canadian Construction Industry. It has been pre-figured for 8 major regions coast-to-coast, in metric and imperial. It contains all new 2011 current market unit costs – metric and imperial – for over 2,600 construction components, new 2011 composite unit rates for more than 300 installed systems – […]
Download ebook Durability of Building Materials and Components 7 : Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference – Christer Sjostrom
These books contain articles on R&D into the major aspects of durability and service life prediction of building materials and components, as well as theoretical aspects of methods and modelling of prediction, description of degradation environment by use GIS, as practical implementation of knowledge on durability in maintenance procedures and in standardisation and regulations.
Answers virtually any question about facilities maintenance and repair — helps you head off serious problems before they happen! The importance of this reference to facilities managers, professionals and architects. An effective maintenance program is the only answer to lengthening the life and value of investments in buildings and related facilities. Defects, however, are seldom […]
Rediscover the secrets of affordable housing that modern builders have all but forgotten in this book that advocates and shows you how to achieve sustainable, environmentally sensitive, self-built housing that can be constructed at a fraction of today's housing costs! Architect and planner Richard Burnham offers professional builders and would-be homeowners alike practical guidance on […]
Cross-Check is the ideal companion volume to The Architect's Portable Handbook, which provides "first-step rules for building design, " and to Working Drawing Manual. Author Pat Guthrie provides a very simple means of keeping track of any project at any stage; it is especially useful when different tasks are done by different specialists and in […]
This manual, "Design of Sheet Pile Walls", is adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Technical Engineering and Design Guide No. 15. Its purpose is to provide guidance for the safe design and economical construction of sheet pile retaining walls and floodwalls. It covers topics such as the: Planning and execution of geotechnical investigations; […]
Download ebook Concrete, Cements, Mortars, Artificial Marbles, Plasters and Stucco : How to Use and How to Prepare Them – Fred T Hodgson
Originally published in 1916, this book covers all the methods of mixing, proportioning, and application of plaster, mortar, stucco, lime, mastic and cement "in as simple and plain a manner as possible." The book includes much interesting history, and working drawings, ceiling designs and examples of ornamental stucco work. Fred T. Hodgson was an architect, […]
Download ebook Design Decisions Under Uncertainty with Limited Information : Structures and Infrastructures Book Series – Efstratios Nikolaidis, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Vijitashwa Pandey, Dan Frangopol
Today's business environment involves design decisions with significant uncertainty. To succeed, decision-makers should replace deterministic methods with a risk-based approach that accounts for the decision maker's risk tolerance. In many problems, it is impractical to collect data because rare or one-time events are involved. Therefore, we need a methodology to model uncertainty and make choices […]
The primary objective of this work is to give the reader an understanding of stress wave behaviour while taking into account the dynamic constitutive equations of elastic-plastic solids. The author has combined a materials characteristics approach with a singularity surface approach in this work, which readers will find to be a novel and unique route […]
This revised handbook brings together the practical experiences of engineers in the field and of research programs testing bamboo. The author shows how bamboo can be harvested, seasoned and jointed to form walls, doors and windows, roofs, floors, ceilings, roof trusses and bridges, and how to weave bamboo.
Based on the author's 25 years of experience in home repair, and on interviews with building professionals, store owners, and manufacturers, this book is a guide to finding discounts, the best buys, and great deals on home building, repair, and renovation products.