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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.
Spon's architects' and builders' price book / edited by AECOM : 2015TH435 .S66 2015
Recovery in construction is still on track. Business confidence is increasing - but still not yet secure.
Following the 18% fall in tender prices between 2008 and 2013, price levels are beginning to recover some lost ground, particularly in the residential sector and with London based projects. It is important to make sure tenders are competitive, whilst minimising your risk as input material prices and labour rates continue to rise and tender prices are forecast to increase an average of 4.5% over the next 3 years, reaching the pre 2008 recession levels in 2017.
Spon's Architect's and Builders' Price Book , compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value.
Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2015 edition until the end of December 2015. We now provide SPON'S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package .
Major changes have been made to this 140th edition:
As well as an overhaul of prices, over new items have been added. These include:New cost models for Business Parks and Data Centres An expanded range of Kingspan roof and wall claddings New ASSA ABBLOY sectional overhead doors, including rapid opening and fabric New ASSA ABBLOY industrial dock levellers and shelters An increased range of Altro safety flooring and resin flooring systems New Altro Whiterock hygiene doorsets
Spon's mechanical and electrical services price book : 2015 / edited by AECOMTH6010 .S66 2015
Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2015 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications.
Specifying minor works edited by Patrick ReddinTH425 .S64 2014
Efficient maintenance of a property requires a reliable assessment for defects or inadequacies and a systematic method for dealing with them. This book provides the information you'll need for both.
Throughout the specification process, all manner of issues face the surveyor, property manager or building engineer, from describing common defects to addressing energy efficiency and carbon emissions. In addition to these tasks the book also deals with:Prioritising works The practicalities of specification Building control
Helping you navigate bureaucracy as well as tackling the practical challenges safely and effectively, this is a crucial guide for building engineers, surveyors, contractors and property managers.
Concrete solutions : proceedings of Concrete Solutions, 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1-3 September 2014 / editors, Michael Grantham, Concrete Solutions, Margate, Kent, UK Sandberg LLP, London, UK; P.A. Muhammed, Basheer University of Leeds, England, UK; Bryan Magee, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, UK; Marios Soutsos, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKTH1461 .I58 2014
Industrial air quality and ventilation : controlling dust emissions / Ivan Nikolayevich Logachev, Konstantin Ivanovich LogachevTH7692 .L64 2014
In the field of industrial ventilation and air quality, a lack of adequate analysis for aerodynamic processes, as well as a shortage of properly equipped computer facilities, has forced specialists to rely on an empirical approach to find answers in the past. Commonly based on crude models, practical data, or countertypes, the answers often offered have been imprecise.
Summarizing the results of the authors' research conducted over the past 40 years, Industrial Air Quality and Ventilation: Controlling Dust Emissionsexamines air injection in granular material streams and defines the closed hood capacity widely used in the mechanical reprocessing of minerals. This book introduces a methodological approach (dynamic theory) that broadens the range of granular materials, including inter-heated material. It considers the mechanisms of ejecting air in different variations from uniform air motion processes in closed chutes to the forming of accelerated air streams in a free particles flow. It also provides the scientific basics of calculation for local exhaust ventilation dust production (aspiration), and enables readers to accurately apply these results to the mechanical processing of various materials.
* Describes the engineering methods for calculating the amounts of aspirated air for various industries and technological units
* Assists in developing new environmentally clean and competitive advanced technologies and equipment for the processing of granular materials
* Proposes new technical solutions that are more sanitary and require less energy and water consumption
* Looks at specific industry examples of localization of release
Industrial Air Quality and Ventilation: Controlling Dust Emissions proposes low power consumption-based technical solutions and outlines more accurate methods of calculating recommended performance. Richly illustrated with practical suggestions and techniques, the text includes real-world applications in the field of aerodynamic processes within gravitational fluxes of granular material, and encourages the development of new environmentally clean and competitive advanced technologies and equipment for the processing of granular materials.
Green building, materials and civil engineering : proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2014), Hong Kong, 21-22 August 2014 / editors, Jimmy C.M. Kao, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C., Wen-Pei Sung, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiping City, Taiwan, R.O.C., Ran Chen, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. ChinaTH880 .I58 2014
eWork and eBusiness in architecture, engineering and construction : proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2014), Vienna, Austria, 17-19 September 2014 / editors, Ardeshir Mahdavi & Bob Martens, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria; Raimar Scherer University of Technology, Dresden, GermanyTH438.13 .E97 2014
Sustainable building design : principles and practice / edited by Miles Keeping, Hillbreak, Oxford, David Shiers, Oxford Brookes University, OxfordTH 880 S8585 2018
An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business
Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients.
Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book:Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions Is packed with informative illustrations
Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.
New financial strategies for sustainable buildings : practical guidance for built environment professionals / Stephen FinneganTH 880 F535 2018
Built Environment professionals considering whether to embark on the design and construction or retrofit of a fully #65533;sustainable#65533; or #65533;green#65533; build need to know the financial implications of their decisions. What are their financial options? What are the risks? This book offers practical guidance on how sustainable building projects are financed, designed and built. All too often sustainable building is undertaken without proper consideration of the true life cycle cost, risk and financial impact. This book will take the reader on a journey from initial sustainable design through to final completion highlighting the finance options available to them.
Financing Sustainable Buildings provides key guidance to a variety of professionals, including Architects, Designers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Investors and other interested parties, whilst providing a useful reference to students on Architecture, Construction Management and Real Estate/Surveying courses who need to know about finance, construction economics, and sustainable development projects.
Solar heating and cooling systems : fundamentals, experiments and applications / Ioan Sarbu, Calin SebarchieviciTH 7413 S37 2017
Solar Heating and Cooling Systems: Fundamentals, Experiments and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of this modern energy issue from both a scientific and technical level that is based on original research and the synthesis of consistent bibliographic material that meets the increasing need for modernization and greater energy efficiency to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
Ioan Sarbu and Calin Sebarchievici present a comprehensive overview of all major solar energy technologies, along with the fundamentals, experiments, and applications of solar heating and cooling systems. Technical, economic, and energy saving aspects related to design, modeling, and operation of these systems are also explored.
This reference includes physical and mathematical concepts developed to make this publication a self-contained and up-to-date source of information for engineers, researchers, and professionals who are interested in the use of solar energy as an alternative energy source.
Includes learning aims, chapter summaries, problems and solutions to support the theories presented Puts a specific emphasis on the practical application of the technologies in heating and cooling systems Contains calculating equations for the energy and economic index of solar systems
Heritage building information modelling / edited by Yusuf Arayici, John Counsell, Lamine Mahdjoubi, Gehan Nagy, Soheir Hawas and Khaled DewidarTH 438.13 H47 2017
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being debated, tested and implemented wherever you look across the built environment sector. This book is about Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM), which necessarily differs from the commonplace applications of BIM to new construction.
Where BIM is being used, the focus is still very much on design and construction. However, its use as an operational and management tool for existing buildings, particularly heritage buildings, is lagging behind.
The first of its kind, this book aims to clearly define the scope for HBIM and present cutting-edge research findings alongside international case studies, before outlining challenges for the future of HBIM research and practice.
After an extensive introduction to HBIM, the core themes of the book are arranged into four parts:Restoration philosophies in practice Data capture and visualisation for maintenance and repair Building performance Stakeholder engagement
This book will be a key reference for built environment practitioners, researchers, academics and students engaged in BIM, HBIM, building energy modelling, building surveying, facilities management and heritage conservation more widely.
Design solutions and innovations in temporary structures / Robert Beale, Independent Researcher, UK ; João André, Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, PortugalTH 5280 B43 2017
Temporary structures are a vital but often overlooked component in the success of any construction project. With the assistance of modern technology, design and operation procedures in this area have undergone significant enhancements in recent years.
Design Solutions and Innovations in Temporary Structures is a comprehensive source of academic research on the latest methods, practices, and analyses for effective and safe temporary structures. Including perspectives on numerous relevant topics, such as safety considerations, quality management, and structural analysis, this book is ideally designed for engineers, professionals, academics, researchers, and practitioners actively involved in the construction industry.