Daily Archives: September 14, 2016
"Effective Physical Security, Third Edition" is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements to physical security protection. The book contains completely updated sections that have been carefully selected from the previous Butterworth-Heinemann publication, "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 4E". Designed for easy reference, the Third Edition contains important coverage of environmental design, […]
A history of San Francisco's famous structure from planning to the present, with a detailed description of its engineering innovations and a list of facts and statistics about what was once the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole's 'Little play-thing house', became one of the wonders of the 18th-century architectural world. The authors take us round the house (now being restored) and room by room reveal the theatrical planning, the deliberate contrasts of light and colour and the love of drama invested in every detail of the building, its […]
Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of public works projects involving roads, excavation, utilities, street lighting, manholes,drainage systems and much more. This costbook is the first place to turn, whether you're preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a contractor's bid, or submitting a formal budget proposal. It puts at your […]
Download ebook The JCT Intermediate Form of Contract : A Practical Guide – David Chappell, Vincent Powell-Smith
The Intermediate Form of Building Contract (IFC 84), first published in 1984, is now a well established form which is used for about 20 per cent of all building contracts. This practical guide, aimed at construction professionals and contractors using the contract, looks at the roles of the parties involved and considers key topics such […]
Download ebook Constructing Futures : Industry Leaders and Futures Thinking in Construction – Rachel Cooper, Paul C. Chan
There is growing interest in future scenario planning of the construction industry but a disconnect between thinking about the future at the policy-making level and implementing real change. Constructing Futures: industry leaders and futures thinking in construction takes a thematic approach to the future of the UK construction industry by presenting the results of a […]
Download ebook Command 1A, California Edition : Command Operations for the Company Officer – James Angle, Michael Gala, David Harlow, William Lombardo, Craig Maciuba
This book, tailored specifically for California fire officers, covers firefighting strategies and tactics and includes California-specific material. It is the student book for the Command 1A: Command Operations for the Company Officer course, and also covers the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Strategies and Tactics course. This content provides information and supports simulation […]
A Hands-On Approach to Electrical Design Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings teaches students the critical components of electrical design through an integrated approach that combines fundamental theory with hands-on practice. By taking an applied-learning approach to instruction, this text explains electrical principles, design criteria, codes, and other key elements of the design process, […]
Download ebook Engineering Construction – Tunneling, Bridging, Canal and Road Building – Illustrated – J E Shields
A treatise on Engineering Construction embracing discussions of the principles involved, and descriptions of the the material employed, in Tunnelling, Bridging, Canal and Road Building, Etc.
Download ebook Fire and Polymers : Hazards Identification and Prevention : Symposium : 197th National Meeting : Papers – Gordon L. Nelson
As the focus of fire research shifts from improvements in flame extinguishing to the development of fire-retardant and fire-resistant materials, polymers are playing an increasingly important role. This new volume provides an examination of this important research. Among the topics covered in its 34 chapters are: toxic smoke and particulate matter; fire retardants and fire […]
– Emphasizes use of the most current equipment.- Stresses safety and service quality.- Focuses on the basics of service and troubleshooting for the beginner.- Presents information in the context of problem-solving, reinforcing consistent and logical troubleshooting.
Faced with climate change and the need to provide housing for a growing population, society needs to rethink the way buildings are made. Wood is a renewable building material that is unlimited in supply if sustainably managed. Recent advancements allow the construction of multi-story structures, turning our cities into carbon sinks. An integrated approach can […]
Download ebook Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Non-Residential Buildings – Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
This book supports HVAC planners in reducing the cooling energy demand, improving the indoor environment and designing more cost-effective building concepts. High performance buildings have shown that it is possible to go clearly beyond the energy requirements of existing legislation and obtaining good thermal comfort. However, there is still a strong uncertainty in day-to-day practice […]
The Minor Works Contract is the most widely used of the JCT forms of contract, not only for simple, short contracts of moderate price, for which it is intended, but also for much larger projects for which it is often not suited at all. As a result, contractual difficulties can arise, and despite the form's […]