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Download ebook Radon : Guidance on Protective Measures for New Dwellings in Northern Ireland – G. W. CoulterRead More
This volume is based on Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 8th edition. It contains revised entries for substances selected by the author and recent regulations.
Download ebook Digital Processes : Planning, Designing, Production – Rudiger Karzel, Moritz Hauschild
these days a computer is as much a part of every household's standard equipment as a refrigerator, and yet the explosion of computer technology in the last several decades has transformed the daily life of every member of society far more than even utopians would ever have allowed themselves to dream. No wonder, then, that […]
Using aspects of structural behaviour, good design practice and effective computational techniques to illustrate the importance of the fundamental theoretical concepts presented, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of structures. The over-riding importance of equilibrium is emphasized and, together with related topics, is the subject of the first five chapters. […]
This is the fully updated edition of the definitive book on space planning. Completely revised to address changes in industry practice and new technologies, "Space Planning Basics, Second Edition" presents all the necessary tools and know how to effectively create design programming for both small and large space planning projects. The author's step by step […]
Writing contracts that comply with law in your state isn't easy. A contract that doesn't comply could leave you with no way to collect. You need contracts that: Fit your jobs exactly, Anticipate the most likely disputes, Resolve key issues in your favor. Most contractors use boilerplate contracts. That's a mistake. One size does not […]
Download ebook Dispute Resolution Board Manual – Robert M. Matyas, Etc., A.A. Mathews, Robert J. Smith, P.E. Sperry
The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a reference as well as a user's guide. It explains the benefits, points out the pitfalls, describes the procedures, and provides the guide specifications necessary to employ the DRB process successfully.
The Code Check series provides answers to all types of building code questions. The books are filled with essential information, yet are handy enough to take to the job site.
This unique handbook collects together a comprehensive and up-to-date range of indices measuring construction costs and price movements. The authors give guidance on the use of the data making this an essential aid to accurate estimating.
Download ebook Caring for the Past : Issues in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums – Elizabeth Pye
Caring for the Past discusses the evolution, philosophy and current practice of conservation. It is intended to encourage a better understanding of what conservation involves, and of how it can contribute to the study and enjoyment of the heritage. Issues that affect conservation and its future development are examined, and illustrated with examples. The principal […]
Download ebook Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms : A Current Issue for Highly Insulated and Airtight Building Envelopes – Elisa Di Giuseppe
This book provides a concise review of the thermo-physical phenomena which regulate heat and moisture transportation in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings envelopes, and their relationship with the growth of biological organisms. It describes the main microorganisms proliferating on contemporary building elements and within buildings. It also states the consequences of biological growth on durability, aesthetics […]
This book provides an introduction to the theory and numerical developments of the homogenization method. It's main features are: a comprehensive presentation of homogenization theory; an introduction to the theory of two-phase composite materials; a detailed treatment of structural optimization by using homogenization; a complete discussion of the resulting numerical algorithms with many documented test […]
As architectural projects have grown larger and more complex, as materials have become more specialized and advanced, as the world's cities have developed in size and density, the collaborative partnership of architects and structural engineers has gained prominence. Many of the major works of the early twenty-first century would have been difficult to build or […]
This book provides a methodology for planning the rehabilitation of existing office buildings, and addresses design and technical issues – including ADA compliance, zoning, security, building service (mechanical, electrical, etc.) performance, code compliance, finances, and taste. This book should be of interest to architects; preservationists; building owners/managers; facility managers; and developers and contractors.
Download ebook The World Encyclopedia of Fire Engines and Fire-fighting : Fire and Rescue – An Illustrated Guide to Fire Trucks Around the World – Neil Wallington
This is the definitive encyclopedia of fire engines from all over the world charting their history from Roman times to the super-advanced fire fighting machines that we rely on today. The A-Z of fire engine manufacturers depicts the ups and downs of each, from General Motors in the USA and Metz in Germany to Hino […]