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Within the past decade, millions of Americans have discovered the economic benefits and personal pleasures of heating with wood. At the same time, many have discovered that there are serious problems associated with wood heat and iron stoves: chimney fires from creosote, air pollution from poor combustion, and structural fires caused by faulty stove installation. […]
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe […]
This volume contains six papers covering research work on cast iron, underside lead corrosion, and lighting protection, and case studies detailing work on cathodic protection, lead conservation and cleaning of wrought iron.
Basic Firefighter Practice Tests and Study Guides is designed to help those who want to become firefighters. This book has 12 chapters (350 pages) and each chapter contains a study guide, a practice test to check your understanding of the subject, and answer key that not only tells you the correct answer, but on what […]
A book which deals with the practical design of masonry structures. Topics covered in the book include brick column construction for commercial buildings, the use of prestressed concrete lintels in composite lintel construction and the compressive strength of masonry walls buit laid flat.
Much of the knowledge used to design, build, and operate engineered facilities and products is gained by learning from failures. As catastrophic building failures become ever more costly, this book helps readers understand key issues, from determining the causes of failure and isolating failed parts to lessening personal liability through proper contracting, planning, and management.
Download ebook Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures : Properties and Applications – A. Nanni
The use of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites for prestressed and non-prestressed concrete reinforcement has developed into a technology with serious and substantial claims for the advancement of construction materials and methods. Research and development is now occurring worldwide. The 20 papers in this volume make a further contribution in advancing knowledge and acceptance of […]
Here at last is the definitive source of robust data on the durability and maintenance requirements of mechanical and electrical plants. This unique manual provides much-needed guidance on the whole-life performance of building services components – which often account for 60% of a building's running costs. Service lives of components are explained – from control […]
The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an explanation of how buildings work and how this influences […]
A beloved, well-respected figure in the fire community, Chief Ronny Coleman has spent the last 20 years imparting his wisdom in the pages of Fire Chief Magazine. Chief's Clipboard collects 100 of the most influential columns from Chief Coleman's writings. These columns address a broad range of issues – from leadership, to health and safety, […]