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This long-awaited reference guide provides a complete overview of low energy cooling systems for buildings, covering a wide range of existing and emerging sustainable energy technologies in one comprehensive volume. An excellent data source on cooling performance, such as building loads or solar thermal chiller efficiencies, it is essential reading for building services and renewable […]
Download ebook Emergent Commercial Trends and Aviation Safety – Ruwantissa I. R. Abeyratne, Michael Milde
This text starts with an analysis of the regulatory framework of commercial aviation and the current trend of liberalization of market access. It progresses to several in depth studies of such commercial practices as out sourcing, franchising, preferential measures and the attractiveness to airlines and their consequent impact on aviation safety. The second part is […]
This book is designed to guide beginners and intermediates users in using Primavera project tools. It is written in a manner that would help readers from any type of background and experience to follow and have knowledge in project management.
Eine faszinierende und fundierte Einführung in die gegenwärtigen Möglichkeiten der Solararchitektur. Für Architekten und Bauherren, für Entscheidungsträger in Wirtschaft und Politik und für alle, die an der Schonung der natürlichen Umwelt ebenso interessiert sind wie an der ökologischen Gestaltung unserer Häuser und Städte.
For many, the idea of prefab housing still brings to mind trailer parks, cookie-cutter suburbs, and Levittown-style homogeneity. But this picture couldn't be more behind the times. The newest trends in prefab housing reflect a new generation of stylish-savvy, individualistic, and cost-conscious designers eager to help new families everywhere achieve the dream of home ownership. […]
Download ebook Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress : Testing and Modelling – Luping Tang, Lars-Olof Nilsson, P. A. Muhammed Basheer
Chloride ingress in reinforced concrete induces corrosion and consequent spilling and structural weakness, and it occurs world-wide and imposes an enormous cost. Yet it can be resisted by using test methods and relevant models for service life prediction. Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress sets out current understanding of chloride transport mechanisms, test methods and […]
Pollutant Effects in Freshwater provides a practical and concise introduction to the ecological consequences of water pollution in aquatic ecosystems. In tackling the problem of water quality deterioration, this book combines the limnological and water pollution literature to describe how pollutants in wastewater affect populations of organisms in freshwater environments. Substantially revised, updated and expanded, […]
Download ebook Civil Engineering and Urban Planning III – Kouros Mohammadian, Konstadinos G. Goulias, Elif Cicek, Jieh-Jiuh Wang, Chrysanthos Maraveas
Civil Engineering and Urban Planning III addresses civil engineering and urban planning issues associated with transportation and the environment. The contributions not only highlight current practices in these areas, but also pay attention to future research and applications, and provide an overview of the progress made in a wide variety of topics in the areas […]
Download ebook Estimating Building Costs : For Residential and Light Commercial Contractor – Wayne J. DelPico
Every contractor has a unique system for putting a bid together. But when you submit a price, you must be prepared to back it up with a reliable estimate. "Estimating Building Costs" gives you a step-by-step process for organizing all the information you need to assemble an estimate you can rely on. You'll be competitive […]
Download ebook Lost America : Volume 1: From the Atlantic to the Mississippi – Constance M. Greiff, James Biddle
This photographic tour, part of a two-book set, is a bittersweet tribute to our vanishing architectural landscape. Its nearly 300 images of bridges, courthouses, churches, homes, and other buildings — many now demolished — honor the past and issue a warning to preserve the places that define our national sense of identity.
Download ebook Air Conditioning Systems : Performance, Environment and Energy Factors – Tobias Hastesko, Otto KiljunenRead More
This book gives you the technical expertise and seasoned advice you need to protect your building work from water – the home's eternal enemy. Leaks large and small cause the majority of damage in the house, and efforts to prevent or repair that damage account for most of the money spent on home repair. The […]