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Conveniently packaged in two sets of four tapes each, Electrical Wiring Residential Video Series correlates directly with the best-selling Electrical Wiring Residential, 13th Edition text by Ray C. Mullin. These videos set the stage for learning by motivating viewers and heightening their enthusiasm. Shot on various construction sites and enhanced with quality animations, each video […]
The third edition of the IFSTA Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness manual is intended to provide an overview of programs, policies, procedures, and actions that will establish and maintain a culture of safety within the fire and emergency services. The IFSTA Validation Committee for this manual wanted to provide information for three groups: fire and […]
Download ebook Permanent Change : Plastics in Architecture and Engineering – Michael Bell, Craig Buckley
Almost every industry in the world has benefited from the invention of plastics, but it's only in the recent past that they have begun to be appreciated as architectural materials in their own right. Plastics are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous materials in construction with the potential to reshape the roles of architects […]
Download ebook Container and Modular Buildings : Construction and Design Manual – Cornelia Dorries, Sarah Zahradnik
Bold and unconventional ideas are called for if the intention is to steer the debate on temporary accommodation for refugees in a new direction offering high-quality solutions. From eccentric experiments all the way to projects which have already been realised, international design teams present their work between the twin poles of unconventional developments and life-saving […]
Work in the construction industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics are particularly marked, such as re-location, job insecurity and distinctive behavioural patterns, which negatively affect employees' personal lives further. Work-life balance has emerged as one of the most pressing management issues in the 21st century. For […]
This honest, straight powerful memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to work as a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, during a 31 year career. The stories are funny, sad, and grim; all serve to educate the reader about a profession that many dreamed about as a child but would never […]
Download ebook Understanding Green Building Materials – Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, Jessica McNaughton
From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is gaining momentum. But with new products, manufacturers, and standards being introduced routinely, how are architects or designers to know what's best for their projects? This book summarizes what is available and the considerations for selecting sustainable materials.
Download ebook More Bench-tested Circuits : Innovative Designs for Surveillance and Countersurveillance Technicians – Tom Larsen
Larsen's latest is packed with fun, inexpensive and brilliantly simple designs, each with a detailed schematic. There's an incendiary method of destroying inaccessible taps and bugs, circuits for detecting phone line cuts and usage, designs for undetectable phone taps, ways to use off-the-shelf components to remotely control a bug or phone tap, some low-power-drain circuits […]
Download ebook Superinsulated Houses and Double-Envelope Houses : A Survey of Principles and Practice – William A. Shurcliff
Describes two approaches to solar heating, traces the history of their design, and assesses the effectiveness of some model homes
Captures Current Developments in Bridge Design and Maintenance Recent research in bridge design and maintenance has focused on the serviceability problems of older bridges with aging joints. The favored solution of integral construction and design has produced bridges with fewer joints and bearings that require less maintenance and deliver increased durability. Bridge Deck Analysis, Second […]
This title helps you design, install, and maintain HVAC pumps. Filled with case studies and problem-solving sections, this reference offers HVAC engineers and technicians concrete methods for achieving efficient operation in utilizing the latest digital electronic technologies. It is updated to include the latest information ranging from codes to the electronic evolution in HVAC pumping […]
Download ebook Arboriculture : Care of Trees, Shrubs and Vines in the Landscape – Richard W. Harris, James R. Clark, Nelda P. Matheny
For Landscape Horticulture, Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, and Landscape Architecture courses at the undergraduate level. Regarded by many as an irreplaceable reference tool, this comprehensive, analytic, and logically organized guide describes current and new woody landscape plant selection and maintenance practices and evaluates them based on the most recent research and experience.
Download ebook Numerical Models in Fracture Mechanics of Concrete : Proceedings of the 1st Bolomey Workshop, Zurich, 16-17 July 1992 – Folker H. Wittmann
Comprising the proceedings of a workshop on numerical models in fracture mechanics of concrete, this work covers the frictious crack model, the smeared crack model, continuous fracture models, and probabilistic aspects.
Download ebook Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material – US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Corps of Engineers U S Army Corps of Engineers
This manual provides guidance for planning, designing, developing, and managing dredged material for beneficial uses, incorporating ecological concepts and engineering designs with biological, economical, and social feasibility. Beneficial uses of dredged material have been proven on numerous sites in United States waterways. This manual will be helpful to scientists and engineers responsible for dredging and […]