Daily Archives: August 11, 2016
This book presents a collection of recent research works intended to assist in the effective management of service loss. It develops and evaluates methodologies for the assessment of defects and failures, and proposes methodologies for preventing and mitigating building defects. As such, the book will appeal to a broad readership of scientists, practitioners, students and […]
Improve readers' understanding of fire dynamics with real-world insight and research Written to the FESHE baccalaureate curriculum for the Fire Dynamics course, Fire Dynamics offers a comprehensive approach to fire dynamics that integrates the latest research and real experiments from the field. The Second Edition's all-new design makes locating information even easier for the reader. […]
Download ebook Delivering Sustainable Buildings : Saving and Payback – Yetunde Abdul, Richard Quartermaine, David Sutton
Research by Sweett Group and BRE has challenged the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to build. By applying cost data from real construction projects to three case study buildings an office, secondary school and community healthcare centre detailed capital and operational cost information has been obtained. The project investigated the capital costs […]
Download ebook Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders & Remodelers – National Association Of Home BuildersRead More
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Residential Plans and Drawing Interpretation, Residential Masonry, Reinforced Masonry, Grout and Other Reinforcement, Masonry Openings and Metal Work, Advanced Laying Techniques, Effect of Climate on Masonry, and Construction […]
Download ebook Groundwater Lowering in Construction : A Practical Guide – P. M. Cashman, Martin Preene
Groundwater Lowering in Construction outlines the practical aspects of groundwater lowering which are of assistance for the successful and economical completion of construction projects. This book is the definitive reference for the practising engineer, engineering geologist, and advanced civil engineering or engineering geology student dealing with below ground excavations and constructions.
The "GC/Works" contracts set out recommended best practice in government procurement of construction works, but can also be used in the private sector. This volume is designed to help government departments reach their targets for procurement of construction works.
Home wiring is serious business. That's why, especially if you're not an electrician, you need the clear, well-ordered guidance in this book – the same one you may have seen in your father's toolbox. Now fully updated to cover home networking and other 21st century developments, this all-new edition gives you the guidelines, rules, and […]
From the author of Pocket Guide to Residential Electrical Installations and the source of the National Electrical Code comes this portable compendium of useful on-the-job data: calculations, formulas, tables, NEC(R) rules, and hands-on techniques. Features include calculations for transformers, motors, and voltage drop; grounding and bonding requirements, wire and electrode sizing, and load calculations; extensive […]
The book provides an overview of the technological capabilities of the Japanese building design and construction industry. The influence on Japan's industry exerted by the country"s largest design and construction firms is described. Using case studies, the striking technological capabilities of these comprehensive construction companies are outlined, as used in building design and construction and […]
In this classrooom session, Lieutenant Edward A. Wright takes a look at the wildland-urban interface, an increasingly prevalent area of focus in the fire service. As urban sprawl continues around the world, more and more firefighters are called on to work in the wildland-urban interface. Wildland incidents can often seem overwhelming to the inexperienced firefighter. […]
Download ebook The Articulate Surface : Ornament and Technology in Contemporary Architecture – Ben Pell, Andreas Hild, Sam Jacob, Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Das Ornament gewinnt gegenwartig in der Architektur einen neuen Stellenwert. Innovative Technologien des Entwerfens und der digitalen Bauteilproduktion verandern seine Rolle radikal. Das Buch stellt in einem systematischen Uberblick die Verfahren und Strategien der Herstellung und Verwendung des Ornaments dar und beschreibt realisierte Beispiele aus der internationalen Gegenwartsarchitektur.
Historic Homes and Inns of Carmel-by-the-Sea showcases the creativity, talent, and originality of the town's residents, designers, and builders over a span of 80 years, from the pioneering days of the 1880s through the more contemporary ones of the 1960s. One-of-a-kind creations by top-name architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan, Charles Greene, Albert Farr, Gardner […]