Daily Archives: May 3, 2016
Organized for self-paced study, this user-friendly book can easily be understood by designers with no engineering training. Provides excellent guidance concerning how design can be used to control noise, privacy and room acoustics within buildings. Contains a summary of the basic types of sound problems that occur in buildings.
Download ebook Apartment Complex Fire, 66 Units Destroyed- Seattle, Washington – Federal Emerge U S Fire Administration, Philip Schaenman
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.
Download ebook Cause for Alarm : The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City – Amy S. Greenberg
Though central to the social, political, and cultural life of the nineteenth-century city, the urban volunteer fire department has nevertheless been largely ignored by historians. Redressing this neglect, Amy Greenberg reveals the meaning of this central institution by comparing the fire departments of Baltimore, St. Louis, and San Francisco from the late eighteenth to the […]
Download ebook Smart Buildings : Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy-Efficiency and Environmental Performance – Marco Casini
Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design process in the third millennium, […]
Download ebook Fifth Generation Management : Dynamic Teaming, Virtual Enterprising and Knowledge Networking – Charles M. Savage
This revised edition of "Fifth Generation Management" helps executives out of the rigid mindsets of the Industrial Era into the vibrant and invigorating possibilities of co-creation in the Knowledge Era. Divided into two parts, the first completely rewritten section narrates 'Five Days that Changed the Enterprise', a case study of senior executives who are forced […]
Dave Hawkes welcomes you to the experiences he has witnessed and been involved with during his forty six years of working in the building industry. Dave was also a amateur and professional boxer and touches on one or two of the light-hearted aspects of one of sports most merciless professions. His view of the building […]
This guide to the design and construction of concrete floors emphasises good practice. The author considers classification of floors by usage before dealing with design, construction and floor finishes, covering both British and American standards.
Download ebook The Enduring Journey of the USS Chesapeake : Navigating the Common History of Three Nations – Chris Dickon
"Fight 'til she sinks, boys. Don't give up the ship! Burn her."James Lawrence's command, spoken as his final fighting words in the historic 1813 battle between the USS Chesapeake and the HMS Shannon, would endure as the motto of the U.S. Navy. He lost the battle, however, and a large portion of the Chesapeake was […]
A critical era in California's history and development – the building of the first roads over the Sierra Nevada – is thoroughly and colorfully documented in Thomas Howard's fascinating book. During California's first two decades of statehood (1850-1870), the state was separated from the east coast by a sea journey of at least six weeks. […]
Download ebook Building Construction Handbook : Incorporating Current Building and Construction Regulations – R. Chudley, Roger Greeno
"Building Construction Handbook" provides extensive coverage of building construction practice, processes and techniques, representing established procedures as well as those associated with recent amendments to the Building Regulations, British and European Standards and other related references. This approach, combined with the presentation of information in a highly illustrated and unique visual style, has proven this […]
Download ebook Collapsible Delivery Hose for Firefighting Purposes: Part 1 : General Requirements and Methods of Test –Read More
As a specialist in disaster preparation, you have huge responsibilities: a failure to prepare for natural and human-induced disasters costs lives and money. When a natural or human-induced disaster hits a built-up area the amount of damage it does will depend largely on the extent to which the built assets in the area were developed […]