Daily Archives: April 28, 2016
Download ebook Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures – Akos Török, Maria Bostenaru Dan, Richard Poikryl
One distinct feature of human society since the dawn of civilization is the systematic use of inorganic building materials, such as natural stone, unburnt and burnt soil, adobe and brick, inorganic binders like lime and cement, and reinforced concrete. Our heritage has cultural, architectural and technological value and preserving such structures is a key issue […]
This innovative volume provides a systematic treatment of the basic concepts and computational procedures for structural motion design and engineering for civil installations. The authors illustrate the application of motion control to a wide spectrum of buildings through many examples. Topics covered include optimal stiffness distributions for building-type structures, the role of damping in controlling […]
This concise guide offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building eight different nestboxes. Each nestbox is designed to attract and house different kinds of backyard birds, including bluebirds, swallows, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, American Kestrals, Screech Owls, Northern Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Crested or Ash-Throated Flycatchers.
"Carpentry and Joinery 3" is the last in a series of three books which together provide an authoritative and clear coverage of City and Guilds Carpentry and Joinery. The text has been revised to reflect new British Standards and current practice. Each chapter integrates this craft theory. With this highly illustrated book the reader can […]
Buildings designed to the PassivHaus standard are emerging as one of the most effective means of reducing energy use and carbon emissions, often by as much as 80 90%. In the drive to minimise the impact of climate change the potential of buildings designed, built, or refurbished to the PassivHaus standard is considerable. It is […]
The Coade stone factory in London, which was active between 1769 and 1840, was owned and managed by Mrs Eleanor Coade, a remarkable Georgian business woman. Her firm produced all kinds of architectural ornaments and statues, which were used by leading Georgian architects of the day for the embellishment of town and country houses and […]
Download ebook Advances in Smart Technologies in Structural Engineering – Jan Holnicki-Szulc, Mota C.A. Soares
This book collects invited lectures presented and discussed on the AMAS & ECCOMAS Workshop/Thematic Conference SMART'o3. The SMART'o3 Conference on Smart Materials and Structures was held in a 19th century palace in Jadwisin near Warsaw, 2-5 September 2003, Poland .It was organized by the Advanced Materials and Structures (AMAS) Centre of Excellence at the Institute […]
Terahertz (THz) and Mid-Infrared (MIR) radiation (TERA-MIR) can be transmitted through nearly any material without causing biological harm. Novel and rapid methods of detection can be created with devices operation in these spectral ranges allowing scanning for weapons, detecting hidden explosives (including plastic landmines), controlling the quality of food and a host of other exciting […]
The third edition of Carpentry and Joinery 1 is the first in a series of three books which together provide an authoritative but thoroughly practical guide to carpentry and joinery for students following City & Guilds and CITB courses, NVQ candidates, and a wide range of amateurs and professionals. Carpentry and Joinery 1 deals with […]
Accurate cost estimates are essential to successful bidding, specifying and project completion. The Unit Cost Guide 2000 makes it simple to build estimates, establish budgets, or spot-check costs with accuracy. The accompanying CD ROM enables the user to electronically access costs and complete an estimate automatically. The CD will allow the user to download a […]
This body of work provides detailed information on the nature of the fire problem for policymakers who must decide on allocations of resources between fire and other pressing problems, and within the fire service to improve codes and code enforcement, training, public fire education, building technology, and other related areas.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION"Considerable effort has gone into the study of various aspects of flammability and of various plastic materials, so that these materials which are proving so useful to man will always be used in ways which will not compromise his safety. The task is a continuing one, because the family of plastics continues to […]
Carpentry and Joinery 2 is the second in a series of three books, which together provide an authoritative and thoroughly practical guide to carpentry and joinery for students following City & Guilds and CITB courses, NVQ candidates, and students working towards an Institute of Carpenters qualification. This book is also ideal for a wide range […]