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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historic Buildings
by Alexandra Troi, Zeno Bastian - Birkhäuser , 2014
This handbook holistically summarises the principles for the energy retrofitting of historic buildings, from the first diagnosis to the adequately designed intervention: preservation of the historic structure, user comfort, and energy efficiency.
The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model
by Sape A. Miedema - IOS Press , 2014
This book provides an overview of cutting theories. It begins with a generic model, valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock), and continues with the specifics of dry sand, water-saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock.
A Manual Of Land Surveying
by F. Hodgman - F. Hodgman Co. , 1907
This addition to the already numerous treatises on land surveying was caused by the demand of the surveyors of Michigan for a treatise which would deal with the practical questions which meet the surveyor in his every day work in the field.
Imagining the Future City: London 2062
by Sarah Bell, James Paskins (eds) - Ubiquity Press , 2013
What does the future hold for London? Investigating the city's future reveals a complex picture of interrelations. This book approaches the question of London's future by considering the city in terms of Connections, Things, Power and Dreams.
Asphalt: Its Composition, Properties and Uses
by Ralph Newton Traxler - Reinhold Pub. Corp. , 1961
A short review on the composition, properties, and applications of asphalt. The aim has been to present the essential points. Attention is given to the manufacture of asphalt, the forms in which it is used, and finally its important applications.
Productivity Improvement in Building Life Cycle
by Jasper Mbachu - Bookboon , 2013
The book provides rich insights into building procurement process, new house building process, productivity measurement in construction, building life cycle phases, and the key role players in the building development process and their influences...
Structural Engineering, Analysis and Design
by Victor E. Saouma - University of Colorado, Boulder , 2004
These undergraduate lecture notes provide a succinct, yet rigorous, coverage of Structural Engineering. They combine, as much as possible, Analysis with Design. The author presents numerous, carefully selected, example problems.
Reinforced Concrete: Theory and Practice
by Frederick Rings - Batsford , 1910
The author's principal object in writing this book was not to put forward any particular method of construction, but to collect in a concise form what seemed to him best of the many formulae and systems used in various countries ...
Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material
by Richard Bergman, et al. - Forest Products Laboratory , 2010
This handbook is intended to serve as a primary reference on the use of wood in a variety of applications -- from general construction to use of wood for decorative purposes. It provides a source of information on the various properties of wood.
Fundamentals of Construction Management
by Abimbola Windapo - Bookboon , 2013
This is an important book invaluable to those who require knowledge on managing the construction process. The book is based on research, contemporary construction management and management literature, and the personal work experience of the author.
Advances on Analysis and Control of Vibrations: Theory and Applications
by M.Z. de la Hoz, F. Pozo - InTech , 2012
This book is a compendium of research works on vibration analysis and control. It goes through new methodologies that help us understand and mitigate this phenomenon. The applications include vehicle suspension systems, wind turbines, etc.
by Halil Sezen (ed.) - InTech , 2012
The book covers three-dimensional wave propagation in different soil media, seismic loss assessment, probabilistic hazard analysis, seismic behavior of structures, bridge embankments, different types of bridges and bearings, and more.
Concrete and Reinforced Concrete
by W. Noble Twelvetrees - I. Pitman , 1922
This book sets forth the essential nature of concrete, describes the materials of which it is composed, the manner in which these materials are proportioned and mixed, the methods adopted in practice for the application of the product, etc.
Concrete Engineers' Handbook
by George Hool, Nathan C. Johnson - McGraw-Hill , 1918
This handbook has been prepared to make available the best of present day knowledge concerning concrete and reinforced concrete and to present complete data and details for the design and construction of the principal types of concrete structures.
Principles of Highway Engineering
by Carroll Carson Wiley - McGraw-Hill , 1928
This volume has been prepared for use in college courses in highway engineering. Although intended, primarily, for beginning courses, it will be found of value as an auxiliary and reference book in advanced courses in design and administration.
Monitoring of Internal Moisture Loads in Residential Buildings
by Lois Arena, Pallavi Mantha - PD&R , 2010
This research project has collected 1 full year of indoor temperature and humidity data for a sample of 60 homes across three different climate regions - the hot and humid Southeast (Zone 2), the cold Northeast (Zone 5), and the marine Northwest.
Practical Astronomy for Engineers
by Frederick Hanley Seares - Stephens , 1909
The main purpose of the volume is an exposition of the principal methods of determining latitude, azimuth, and time. Generally speaking, the limit of precision is that corresponding to the engineer's transit or the sextant.
Elementary Applied Mechanics
by A. W. Thomson, T. Alexander - MacMillan , 1916
The work forms an elementary consecutive treatise on the subject of Internal Stress and Strain. The whole is illustrated by a systematic and graduated set of Examples. At every point graphical methods are combined with the analytical.
Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering
by A. C. de Pina Filho and A. C. de Pina - InTech , 2010
Topics covered: urban automation; geographic information systems; urban noise, floods and transports; information technology applied to the cities; tools for urban simulation, social monitoring and control of urban policies; sustainability; etc.
Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
- National Academies , 1990
In this book, current knowledge about the earthquake performance of concrete dams is evaluated, including procedures for investigating the seismic safety. The book informs researchers about state-of-the-art earthquake analysis of concrete dams.
The Mechanical Properties of Wood
by Samuel J. Record , 1914
This book was written primarily for students of forestry to whom a knowledge of the technical properties of wood is essential. The mechanics involved is reduced to the simplest terms and without reference to higher mathematics.
Modern Masonry: Natural Stone and Clay Products
- National Academies Press , 1956
The edited papers and discussions of a research correlation conference. From the table of contents: Architectural Design; Technology of Building with Masonry; Research and New Technical Developments; Costs and Maintenance; Building Type Analysis.
Science Pertaining To Civil Engineering
- International TextBook Company , 1927
The book is written clearly and in the simplest language possible. This volume covers fundamental principles of mechanics, analytic statics, kinematics and kinetics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, and rudiments of analytic geometry.
Seismic Design for Buildings
- Dept. of the Army , 1982
This manual provides criteria and guidance for the design of structures to resist the effects of earthquakes. It takes a general approach for the seismic design of buildings. Primary emphasis is given to the equivalent static force design procedure.
Project Management for Construction
by Chris Hendrickson, Tung Au - Prentice Hall , 1989
This book develops a specific viewpoint in discussing the participants, the processes and the techniques of project management for construction. This viewpoint is that of owners who desire completion of projects in a timely, cost effective fashion.
by George L. Hosmer - John Wiley and Sons Inc. , 1925
The text is adapted to the needs of civil-engineering students. The text deals chiefly with the class of observations which can be made with surveying instruments, the methods applicable to astronomical and geodetic instruments being treated briefly.
Robotics and Automation in Construction
by C. Balaguer, M. Abderrahim - InTech , 2008
The authors discuss the main research challenges of Robotics and Automation in Construction (RAC), the technologies and new developments employed to automate processes in the construction industry, and give case studies of RAC.
Basic Concepts in Turbomachinery
by Grant Ingram - BookBoon , 2009
This free textbook is intended to complement existing literature by providing more detail on some of the very basics aspects of how turbomachinery operates. A series of problems are provided at the end of each chapter with numerical answers.
Roller Coaster Physics
by Tony Wayne - VAST , 1998
This text discusses some of the principles involved in the design of a roller coaster. It is intended for the middle or high school teacher, and physics students. Many of the concepts can be applied to topics other than roller coasters.
by Dawei Han - BookBoon , 2008
Introductory textbook on hydraulics written for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering, environmental science and geography. The aim of this book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage of hydraulics.
Design of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence
- AWC , 2006
When properly designed, wood frame structures will resist damage by moisture and living organisms. Recommendations for control of moisture and protection against decay and insect infestations are contained in this document.
Heavy Timber Construction
- AWC , 2004
Heavy timber construction is one of the oldest types of buildings. This publication defines the requirements for heavy timber construction, and provides illustrations of good construction details. Written for architects and builders.
Tongue and Groove Roof Decking
- AWC , 2003
Timber tongue and groove decking is a specialty lumber product that can be used for many applications to provide an all-wood appearance. This document contains all that's needed to design and construct tongue and groove wood roof decking.
Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction
- ICC , 2001
A comprehensive summary of rules and guidelines for the proper construction of wood frame buildings. The book includes information on various types of construction, framing systems, fire and draftstopping, protection against decay, etc.
Plank-And-Beam Framing for Residential Buildings
- American Wood Council , 2003
The book presents technical data that will be helpful to architects, engineers and builders. It covers the principles of design, construction details, and requirements for the plank-and-beam method of framing, including span and load tables.
Computer Analysis & Reinforced Concrete Design of Beams
by Fady R. S. Rostom - Fadzter Media , 2008
This project deals with the creation of a computer application that analyzes and designs structural beams. The project also aims at emphasizing the importance of computers in the solution of everyday engineering problems.