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Building Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions
Titles in the call number range TH (Building Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
Straw bale building details : an illustrated guide for design and construction / California Straw Building Association (CASBA)TH 4818 S77C35 2019
The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings
Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics, while using a typically local and abundant low-embodied energy material that sequesters carbon-an important part of mitigating climate change.
However, some early straw bale designs and construction methods resulted in buildings that failed to meet design goals for energy efficiency and durability. This led to improved building practices and a deeper understanding of the building science underlying this building system.
Distilling two decades of site-built straw bale design and construction experience, Straw Bale Building Details is an illustrated guide that covers:Principles and process of straw bale design and building, options, and alternatives Building science of straw bale wall systems How design impacts cost, building efficiency, and durability Avoiding costly mistakes and increasing construction efficiency Dozens of time-tested detailed drawings for straw bale wall assemblies, including foundations, windows and doors, and roofs.
Whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor, or owner-builder interested in making informed choices, Straw Bale Building Detailsis the indispensable guide to current practice in straw bale design and construction.
Construction planning and scheduling / Jimmie W. HinzeTH 438.4 H55 2008
Offering broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects, this book is a comprehensive resource designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with chapters on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules and more. It reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes chapters on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout.
4D CAD and visualization in construction : developments and applications / [editors] Raja R.A. Issa, Ian Flood, William J. O'BrienTH 153 A15 2003
The construction enterprise is being transformed by visual modelling. Tools such as 3D/4D CAD and virtual reality are now in widespread use in construction. This book is both a survey of the changes being made in practice and a detailed guide to future directions for research and development.
This book features a number of detailed case studies and examples, making it an excellent resource for practitioners, researchers, and students seeking to understand the details of how new tools and methods are applied in a business context.
Design of steel structures / K.S. Sai RamTH 2288 R36 2010
Building services handbookTH151
Thisseventh edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of natural energy, solar, ground source, heat pumps, renewable energy sources, geothermal methods, and wind power, are now covered.
Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure, to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook.
THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics."
The design and evaluation of physical protection systems / Mary Lynn GarciaTH 9705 G37 2008
Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, Second Edition , includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level. New chapter on transportation systems Extensively updated chapter on threat definition Major changes to response chapter
Modern earth buildings : materials, engineering, construction and applications / edited by Matthew R. Hall, Rick Lindsay and Meror KrayenhoffTH 1421 M63 2012
The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries. With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings.
Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including insulation, occupant comfort and building codes. Part two goes on to investigate materials for earth buildings, before building technologies are explored in part three including construction techniques for earth buildings. Modern earth structural engineering is the focus of part four, including the creation of earth masonry structures, use of structural steel elements and design of natural disaster-resistant earth buildings. Finally, part five of Modern earth buildings explores the application of modern earth construction through international case studies.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Modern earth buildings is a key reference work for all low-impact building engineers, architects and designers, along with academics in this field. Provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of modern earth buildings Comprehensively discusses design and construction issues, materials for earth buildings, construction techniques and modern earth structural engineering, among other topics Examines the application of modern earth construction through international case studies
Distributed intelligence in design / edited by Tuba Kocatürk, Benachir MedjdoubTH 216 D57 2011
The book contains the papers developed from the presentations atthe Distributed Intelligence in Design Symposium, held inSalford in May 2009. In this context, Distributed Intelligencerefers to the interdisciplinary knowledge of a range of differentindividuals in different organisations, with different backgroundsand experience, and the symposium discussed the media, technologiesand behaviours required to support their successful collaboration.
The book focusses on:how parametric and generative design media can be coupled withand managed alongside Building Information Modelling tools andsystems how the cross-disciplinary knowledge is distributed andcoordinated across different software, participants andorganizations the characteristics of the evolving creative and collaborativepractices how built environment education should be adapted to thisdigitally-networked practice and highly distributed intelligence indesign
The chapters address a range of innovative developments,methodologies, applications, research work and theoreticalarguments, to present current experience and expectations ascollaborative practice becomes critical in the designof future built environments.
Electronic access control / Thomas NormanTH 9737 N67 2012eb
Electronic Access Control introduces the fundamentals of electronic access control through clear, well-illustrated explanations. Access Control Systems are difficult to learn and even harder to master due to the different ways in which manufacturers approach the subject and the myriad complications associated with doors, door frames, hardware, and electrified locks.
This book consolidates this information, covering a comprehensive yet easy-to-read list of subjects that every Access Control System Designer, Installer, Maintenance Tech or Project Manager needs to know in order to develop quality and profitable Alarm/Access Control System installations. Within these pages, Thomas L. Norman - a master at electronic security and risk management consulting and author of the industry reference manual for the design of Integrated Security Systems - describes the full range of EAC devices (credentials, readers, locks, sensors, wiring, and computers), showing how they work, and how they are installed.A comprehensive introduction to all aspects of electronic access control Provides information in short bursts with ample illustrations Each chapter begins with outline of chapter contents and ends with a quiz May be used for self-study, or as a professional reference guide
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 / by Don Bokmiller, Plamen Hristov, Simon WhitbreadTH6010
An outstanding tutorial and reference for Autodesk Revit MEP
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is the detailed reference and tutorial you need to master the powerful Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 building information modeling software. The expert authors combine their considerable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing experience to help you quickly learn the interface and tools, get hands-on practice with real-world projects and tutorials, and master expert techniques and tricks that only pros who use the software on a daily basis know.Explains how to integrate Revit MEP 2013 into workflows, worksharing, and schedules Covers using Revit MEP for mechanical design, including HVAC load analysis and designing ductwork and piping Covers using Revit MEP for electrical design, including lighting, power, communications, and circuits Covers using Revit MEP for plumbing design, including water systems, fixtures, sanitary piping, and fire protection Shows how to prepare models for analysis and import/export gbxml (green building xml) files Addresses managing content, from symbols and annotations to creating devices, adding details, and producing sheets
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 is the complete guide to this popular software, with a companion website that provides before-and-after tutorial files so you can compare your work to that of professionals.
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2013TH438
The only book on Autodesk's popular and powerful architectural project collaboration software
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is the perfect detailed reference and tutorial for the powerful Navisworks software. You'll quickly learn how to use Navisworks to design, review, and collaborate while saving time, meeting budgets, and working efficiently. Covering the entire project design workflow, this book is crammed with detailed how-to instruction; real-world examples; and tips, tricks, and expertise gleaned from the expert author team.
Discover how to work with more than 60 file formats, create a single 3D model, navigate and edit it, find design problems with Clash Detection, visualize schedules, and much more in this jam-packed guide.Covers all the Navisworks features in Simulate, Manage, and Freedom Explains Navisworks file types and all of the 60+ other supported file types Shows you how to navigate around a 3D model and enable snap shots and animation Addresses using Clash Detection to test and find problems, optimizing and visualizing schedules using the TimeLiner 4D simulation tool, and more Helps you create impressive visualizations and walkthroughs with lighting, effects, and textures Includes coverage of advanced tools and customizing Navisworks with scripts
With an expert author team, Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2013 is your essential guide to getting the very most out of the powerful Navisworks collaboration and design review software.
The automated lighting programmer's handbook / Brad SchillerTH 7710 S34 2011
Now in full color, this guide helps the lighting designer with all of the many creative and operational challenges you face. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, Brad Schiller brings you from basic principles to pre-production preparations. Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, much needed information on work relationships, and of course all of the fun technology including LED lighting, console networking, digital lighting, and more. The final chapter brings the creative thinking of some of the heaviest hitting lighting designers of today, featuring Butch Allen, Jason Badger, Mike Baldassari, Richard Belliveau, Allen Branton, John Broderick, Dall Brown, Mark Butts, David Chance, Christian Choi, Vickie Claiborne, David Davidian, Patrick Dierson, C. Andrew Dunning, Mike Falconer, John Featherstone, Cory Fitzgerald, Laura Frank, Demfis Fyssicopulos, Craig Gaff, Steve Garner, Jon Griffin, Tim Grivas, Rob Halliday, Bryan Hartley, Bud Horowitz, Steve Irwin, Seth Jackson, Mark "Junior" Jacobson, Shannon January, David "Gurn" Kaniski, Mats Karlson, Eric Kennedy, Tom Kenny, Hillary Knox, Marcus Kr¿mer, Jim Lenahan, Steve Lieberman, Esteban Lima, Heath Marrinan, Michael Nevitt, Adrian Ngieng, Paul Normandale, Jim Ohrberg, Steve Owens, Mitch Peebles, Paul Pelletier, John Rayment, Benoit Richard, Scott Riley, Larry "Uncle Fester" Robbins, Timothy F. Rogers, Susan Rose, Arnold Serame, Marsha Stern, Henry M. Sume, Howard Ungerleider, Lawrence Upton, Jon "Hillbilly" Weir, and Ross Williams.
The internet of things : key applications and protocols / Olivier Hersent, David Boswarthick, Omar ElloumiTH 6012 H47 2012eb
An all-in-one reference to the major Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols, including 802.15.4 over radio or PLC, 6LowPAN/RPL, ZigBee 1.0 and Smart Energy 2.0, Zwave, LON, BACNet, KNX, ModBus, mBus, C.12 and DLMS/COSEM, and the new ETSI M2M system level standard. In-depth coverage of Smart-grid and EV charging use cases.
This book describes the Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols and their evolution towards open protocols based on IP such as 6LowPAN and ETSI M2M. The authors discuss the approach taken by service providers to interconnect the protocols and solve the challenge of massive scalability of machine-to-machine communication for mission-critical applications, based on the next generation machine-to-machine ETSI M2M architecture. The authors demonstrate, using the example of the smartgrid use case, how the next generation utilities, by interconnecting and activating our physical environment, will be able to deliver more energy (notably for electric vehicles) with less impact on our natural resources.
Key Features:Offers a comprehensive overview of major existing M2M and AMI protocols Covers the system aspects of large scale M2M and smart grid applications Focuses on system level architecture, interworking, and nationwide use cases Explores recent emerging technologies: 6LowPAN, ZigBee SE 2.0 and ETSI M2M, and for existing technologies covers recent developments related to interworking Relates ZigBee to the issue of smartgrid, in the more general context of carrier grade M2M applications Illustrates the benefits of the smartgrid concept based on real examples, including business cases
This book will be a valuable guide for project managers working on smartgrid, M2M, telecommunications and utility projects, system engineers and developers, networking companies, and home automation companies. It will also be of use to senior academic researchers, students, and policy makers and regulators.
Recording studio design / Philip NewellTH 1725 N49 2011
Using straight-forward language and practical examples, Philip Newell covers the key principles of making a successful studio construction. In this third edition of Recording Studio Design, he gives you the skills you need to avoid disaster and create an efficient and effective acoustical environment to record and produce the fineset audio. Learn from Newell's years of experience as he provides great detail on the practical recording application in various acoustic environments, and explores complex issues, providing real-world solutions.
This new edition expands and develops on the topics from the previous editions, updating it for the digital age, so you have all the current information you need to build, adapt or update your recording studio.
Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods / Edward Allen and Joseph IanoTH 145 A417 2009eb
Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 / Don Bokmiller, with Simon Whitbread and Joel LondenbergTH 6010 B63 2011eb
The best tutorial and reference to provide extensive coverage of Revit MEP
This perfectly paced Autodesk Official Training Guide covers all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP, Autodesk's hot mechanical, engineering, and plumbing software. Hands-on, real-world tutorials reinforce the detailed discussions on a variety of Revit MEP topics, including interface, project setup and templates, worksharing, as well as such mechanical concerns as building loads and ductwork, such electrical concerns as lighting and communications outlets, and such plumbing concerns as fixtures and water systems.Serves as the only hands-on reference and tutorial to cover Autodesk Revit MEP in exhaustive detail Explores the interface and walks you through creating and using project templates Devotes extensive coverage to each aspect of Revit MEP: mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Includes chapters on solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, and more Shares tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only professionals who use the software every day can provide
To strengthen the learning experience, readers can download before-and-after tutorial files from the supporting web site so they can jump into any tutorial and immediately compare their work to that of the professionals.
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012 / Jason Dodds, Scott JohnsonTH 438 D63 2011eb
Design, communicate and collaborate with Navisworks
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks shows you how to best use the amazing Navisworks software. This collaboration tool enables the consolidation of all files connected to a construction project?including file formats such as Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, and others?into one 3D model that all participants can view, share, navigate, and use for visualization and simulation. With the ability to support 60-plus file formats, Naviworks has an eager fan base seeking more information. Using step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this thorough guide provides the complete guidance you need to master Navisworks.Introduces you to Navisworks using a workflow approach that mirrors how it is used on real projects from start to finish Explains how to import the 60+ supported file formats, navigate around the merged 3D model, document and annotate it, and coordinate schedules with TimeLiner Delves into the powerful clash detection tool, which warns you if a design will not work in the real world Covers advanced functions such as creating visualizations and using scripting tools Features step-by-step instruction, real-world examples, and downloadable before-and-after tutorial files
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks is the ultimate reference on this exciting collaboration and design review software.
HTI+ / Max MainTH 4812 M235 2004
Your resource to passing the HTI+ Certification Exam!
Join the ranks of readers who have trusted Exam Cram 2 to their certification preparation needs! The HTI+ Exam Cram 2 is focused on what you need to know to pass the HTI+ exam. The Exam Cram 2 Method of Study provides you with a concise method to learn the exam topics. The book includes tips, exam notes, acronyms and memory joggers in order to help you pass the exam.
Included in the HTI+ Exam cram 2 :A tear-out "Cram Sheet" for last minute test preparation. The PrepLogic Practice Tests, test engine to simulate the testing environment and test your knowledge.
Trust in the series that has helped many others achieve certification success - Exam Cram 2 .
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 / Don Bokmiller, Marvin Titlow, Simon WhitbreadTH 6010 B63 2010eb
Master all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP
Revit MEP has finally come into its own, and this perfectly paced reference covers all the core concepts and functionality of this fast-growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing software. The authors collate all their years of experience to develop this exhaustive tutorial that shows you how to design using a versatile model.
You'll discover tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only authors who use the software daily in a professional environment can know and explain.Explores the basics of the interface, how to create and use project templates, how to generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more Examines the mechanical side of Revit MEP, including chapters on creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems and evaluating building loads Delves into how to best generate and model content, including solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, and more
Featuring real-world sidebars, hands-on tutorials, and a supporting Web site, this reference allows you to jump into any tutorial and compare your finished work to the pros.
Green IT for dummies / by Carol Baroudi [and others]TH 6057 I53G74 2009
Green technology is not only good for the environment; it?salso good for your bottom line. If your organization is exploringways to save energy and reduce environmental waste, Green IT ForDummies can help you get there.
This guide is packed with cost-saving ways to make your companya leader in green technology. The book is also packed with casestudies from organizations that have gone green, so you can benefitfrom their experience. You?ll discover how to:Perform an energy audit to determine your present consumptionand identify where to start greening Develop and roll out a green technology project Build support from management and employees Use collaboration tools to limit the need for corporatetravel Improve electronic document management Extend hardware life, reduce data center floor space, andimprove efficiency Formalize best practices for green IT, understand yourcompany?s requirements, and design an infrastructure to meetthem Make older desktops and lighting fixtures more efficient with afew small upgrades Lower costs with virtual meetings, teleconferences, andtelecommuting options Reduce your organization?s energy consumption
You?ll also learn what to beware of when developing yourgreen plan, and get familiar with all the terms relating to greenIT. Green IT For Dummies starts you on the road to savingmoney while you help save the planet.
Recording studio design / Philip NewellTH 1725 N5 2008
Recording Studio Design is essential reading for anyone involved in building, renovating and maintaining recording studios. Good acoustics in a recording studio is crucial to the success of a project, and the financial implications of failure means getting things right first time is essential. In straightforward language Newell covers the key basic principles of acoustics, electro-acoustics and psychoacoustics and their application to studio design. Fully updated to reflect current technology and practice additional sections include digital signal processing, design for soundtrack mixing and foley rooms, providing a complete reference offering real solutions to help improve the success rate of any studio.
BIM and construction management : proven tools, methods, and workflows / Brad HardinTH 437 H287 2009eb
Offering practical advice and tested techniques, this book serves as the first and only building information modeling (BIM) integration guide for the construction industry. You'll explore crucial construction tasks such as estimating, staging, sustainability testing, multiple model trade coordination, and digital detail resolution. In addition, the book also looks at facility management models and offers a clear picture of how the featured tools, techniques, and workflows can benefit each discipline.
Grow a greener data center / Douglas AlgerTH 6057 I53A44 2010
The studio business book : a guide to professional studio business and management / by Mitch Gallagher and Jim MandellTH 1725 M36 2006
"The Studio Business Book, Third Edition" teaches business managers and entrepreneurs the business skills they need to successfully operate a recording studio. Readers learn every aspect of putting together and managing a recording studio, including budgets and taxation, employment issues, capitalization, and equipment planning requirements. Written by industry experts, no other book provides such in-depth, comprehensive, and industry-specific coverage of the business side of running a for-hire recording studio.
Recording spaces / Philip Richard NewellTH 1725 N48 1998eb
Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces in terms of isolation, internal acoustics, possible techniques of use, and the way that these spaces will interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques.The book describes how the isolation requirements have their effect on the internal acoustics of the rooms, and how the room treatments must be conceived with such interactions taken into consideration. Starting from the initial concepts, to the measurements of the finished items, Recording Spaces discusses many different types of room, from vocal booths' to orchestral rooms. There are many stories of how actual classical' musical performances, from rock to orchestral, have been inspired, or strongly influenced, by the acoustics of their recording spaces.Philip Newell lives in Spain and travels extensively - he is currently designing a concert hall in the Ukraine. Philip began his career working with classic groups such as The Who, whilst at the same time recording brass bands, Welsh male voice choirs, Scottish pipes, church and fairground organs, musicals, and classical recitals. After setting up Virgin Records' first studio he designed their Manor Mobile studio, produced the first recording with a 24-track mobile vehicle, and went on to design their Townhouse Studios in London. Philip has close links with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University and has written articles for the major audio magazines. He is the author of Studio Monitoring Design, also published by Focal Press.
The automated lighting programmer's handbook / Brad SchillerTH 7710 S34 2004eb
From basic principles of automated lighting, to pre-production preparations, the text details concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production. Then the author continues with in-depth explanations for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers. Additional sections explore troubleshooting principles, working relationships, and future technologies. For the final chapter of the book, the author interviewed many respected lighting industry veterans including John Broderick, Christian Choi, Laura Frank, Jim Lenahan, and Arnold Serame.
Intruder alarms / Gerard HoneyTH 9739 H66 2003eb
Handbook of fire and explosion protection engineering principles for oil, gas, chemical, and related facilities / Dennis P. NolanTH 9445 C47N65 2019
Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities, Fourth Edition, discusses high-level risk analysis and advanced technical considerations, such as process control, emergency shut-downs, and evaluation procedures. As more engineers and managers are adopting risk-based approaches to minimize risk, maximize profits, and keep operations running smoothly, this reference encompasses all the critical equipment and standards necessary for the process industries, including oil and gas. Updated with new information covering fire and explosion resistant systems, drainage systems, and human factors, this book delivers the equipment standards needed to protect today's petrochemical assets and facilities.