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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.

  • Governing future emergencies : lived relations to risk in the UK fire and rescue service / Nathaniel O'Grady

  • Sustainable houses and living in the hot-humid climates of Asia / Tetsu Kubota, Hom Bahadur Rijal, Hiroto Takaguchi, editors

  • Active House: Smart Nearly Zero Energy Buildings by Lone Feifer, Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Arianna Brambilla, Federica Brunone

  • Sustainable landscape construction : a guide to green building outdoors / Kim Sorvig with J. William Thompson

  • District cooling : theory and practice / Alaa A. Olama
    TH 7687.75 O43 2017

    DISTRICT COOLING: THEORY and PRACTICE provides a unique study of an energy cogeneration system, set up to bring chilled water to buildings (offices, apartment houses, and factories) needing cooling for air conditioning and refrigeration. In winter, the source for the cooling can often be sea water, so it is a cheaper resource than using electricity to run compressors for cooling. The related technology of District Heating has been an established engineering practice for many years, but District Cooling is a relatively new technology now being implemented in various parts of the world, including the USA, Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Existing books in the area are scarce, and do not address many of the crucial issues facing nations with high overall air temperatures, many of which are developing District Cooling plans using sea water. DISTRICT COOLING: THEORY & PRACTICE integrates the theory behind district cooling planning with the practical engineering approaches, so it can serve the policy makers, engineers, and planners whose efforts have to be coordinated and closely managed to make such systems effective and affordable. In times of rising worldwide temperatures, District Cooling is a way to provide needed cooling with energy conservation and sustainability. This book will be the most up-to-date and comprehensive study on the subject, with Case Studies describing real projects in detail.

  • Advanced materials and techniques for reinforced concrete structures / Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, PhD
    TH 1501 E47 2016

    Increase the Durability and Performance of Concrete during Its Lifetime

    While reinforced concrete is a durable material used for a wide range of construction projects in civil engineering, certain factors must be considered during its design, construction, and maintenance. This includes a variety of conditions impacting strength and performance relevant to specific structural systems, and the application of numerous codes. Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Editiondiscusses both traditional and new systems in concrete structures, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each system and its importance to construction durability and reliability, and presents the latest advanced materials and construction techniques currently used in reinforced concrete structures.

    New Edition Now Includes Eurocode, Egyptian Code, British Standard, and American Specifications (ACI)

    In addition to highlighting new materials that can be used to enhance concrete strength and performance, the book describes the traditional and newest materials used in concrete technology; and presents new approaches to utilizing an integrity management system. It provides a comparison of concrete strength utilizing ACI, BS, Eurocode, and Egyptian codes of practice, and also highlights different loads that affect buildings from the application of the different international codes.

    By using this book, readers will learn how to:

    Choose the most reasonable structural system, materials, method of construction, and maintenance plan Determine the optimum system to meet stability, reliability, and architectural requirements Understand the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects Analyze and meet concrete construction quality control criteria Implement a maintenance plan incorporating modern construction techniques

    Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Editionserves as a practical guide on advanced materials, design, and construction techniques in concrete structures under different environmental conditions. Designed for practicing civil and structural engineers/engineering consultants, this revised version also appeals to senior undergraduate/graduate students in civil engineering - construction materials, and reinforced concrete (RC) construction.

  • HVAC water chillers and cooling towers : fundamentals, application, and operation / author, Herbert W. Stanford
    TH 7687.7 S73 2012

    HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers: Fundamentals, Application, and Operation, Second Editionexplores the major improvements in recent years to many chiller and cooling tower components that have resulted in improved performance and lower operating costs. This new edition looks at how climate change and "green" designs have significantly impacted the selection of refrigerants and the application of chilled water systems. It also discusses the expanded use of digital controls and variable frequency drives as well as the re-introduction of some older technologies, especially ammonia-based absorption cooling.

    The first half of the book focuses on water chillers and the second half addresses cooling towers. In both sections, the author includes the following material:

    Fundamentals--basic information about systems and equipment, including how they and their various components work Design and Application--equipment sizing, selection, and application; details of piping, control, and water treatment; and special considerations such as noise control, electrical service, fire protection, and energy efficiency Operations and Maintenance--commissioning and programmed maintenance of components and systems, with guidelines and recommended specifications for procurement

    This up-to-date book provides HVAC designers, building owners, operating and maintenance staff, architects, and mechanical contractors with definitive and practical guidance on the application, design, purchase, operation, and maintenance of water chillers and cooling towers. It offers helpful information for you to use on a daily basis, including checklists and troubleshooting guidelines.

  • Air distribution in buildings / Essam E. Khalil
    TH 7681 K53 2014

    Air Distribution in Buildingsis a concise and practical guide to air distribution system design and managing air conditioning systems in buildings. Making use of 40 years of experience in the design of air conditioning and ventilations systems, and other electromechanical services, this structured reference for built environment engineering offers in-depth coverage of air distribution technology. The text brings together a wide range of information and offers technical guidance on the design, calculation, and efficient operation of air distribution in buildings.

    The text highlights the special characteristics of air distribution in individual spaces. It presents the basic and fundamental concepts of air distribution as it relates to grilles and outlets, room space, and buildings. It focuses on air distribution systems in large buildings, starting with simple rooms and then moving on to more complex configurations. It also sums up the latest standards and best practices in air conditioning engineering.

    Includes knowledge of the new trends in buildings' air distribution Provides systematic analyses of the air flow regimes, heat transfer, and relative humidity in a collection of special built environments Presents energy analyses of the air conditioning systems for operating theaters and sporting facilities in unusual and severe climatic conditions Offers a description of flow characteristics in archeological monuments with emphasis on combating excessive moisture Introduces examples of very dense occupancy built environments, moisture sensitive environments, and open space air conditioning Details advanced treatment of flow characterization in large public buildings

    This text serves as an ideal resource for air conditioning engineers, contractors, and consultants. It also benefits mechanical and architectural engineering students.

  • Industrial air quality and ventilation : controlling dust emissions / Ivan Nikolayevich Logachev, Konstantin Ivanovich Logachev
    TH 7692 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.

  • Spon's mechanical and electrical services price book : 2015 / edited by AECOM
    TH 6010 S66 2015


    Coming out of recession... so how is this affecting the construction market?

    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.

    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. Spon's Online delivers a versatile and powerful online data viewing package.

    The book now uses a combination of NRM1 and NRM2 as the measurement standards.

    This year we provide a new detailed engineering feature on RICS Ska ratings, and add cost sections for LED lighting, PV panels and solar thermal energy. The book also gives the usual market update of labour rates and daywork rates, material costs and prices for measured works, and all-in-rates and elemental rates in the Approximate Estimating section.

  • 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, Germany
    TH 438.13 E97 2014

    In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains.

    ECPPM 2014, the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, was hosted by the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (17-19 September 2014). This book entails a substantial number of high-quality contributions that cover a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including:
    - BIM (Building Information Modelling)
    - ICT in Civil engineering & Infrastructure
    - Human requirements & factors
    - Computational decision support
    - Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy
    - Energy & management
    - Ontology, data models, and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
    - Energy modelling
    - Thermal performance simulation
    - Sustainable buildings
    - Micro climate modelling
    - Model calibration
    - Project & construction management
    - Data & information management

    As such, eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2014 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and professionals working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering, and construction.

  • Building systems in interior design / by Sam Hurt
    TH 6021 H878 2017

  • Structural analysis and design of tall buildings : steel and composite construction / Bungale S. Taranath
    TH 845 T334 2012

    As software skills rise to the forefront of design concerns, the art of structural conceptualization is often minimized. Structural engineering, however, requires the marriage of artistic and intuitive designs with mathematical accuracy and detail. Computer analysis works to solidify and extend the creative idea or concept that might have started out as a sketch on the back of an envelope.

    From Sketches on the Back of an Envelope to Elegant, Economical Buildings--The Art of Structural Conceptualization

    Bridging the gap between the conceptual approach and computer analysis, Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings: Steel and Composite Constructionintegrates the design aspects of steel and composite buildings in one volume. Using conceptual thinking and basic strength of material concepts as foundations, the book shows engineers how to use imperfect information to estimate the answer to larger and more complex design problems by breaking them down into more manageable pieces.

    Written by an accomplished structural engineer, this book discusses the behavior and design of lateral load-resisting systems; the gravity design of steel and composite floors and columns; and methods for determining wind loads. It also examines the behavior and design of buildings subject to inelastic cyclic deformation during large earthquakes--with an emphasis on visual and descriptive analysis--as well as the anatomy of seismic provisions and the rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel buildings.

    Intuitive Techniques for Construction and Design

    The book covers a range of special topics, including performance-based design and human tolerance for the wind-induced dynamic motions of tall buildings. It also presents preliminary analysis techniques, graphical approaches for determining wind and seismic loads, and graphical aids for estimating unit-quantity of structural steel. The final chapter deals with the art of connection design.

    Forty case studies--from New York's Empire State Building to Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers--highlight the aspects of conceptualization that are key in the design of tall and ultra-tall buildings. A comprehensive design reference, this book guides engineers to visualize, conceptualize, and realize structural systems for tall buildings that are elegant and economical.

  • Eco-design of buildings and infrastructure / editors, Bruno Peuportier, MINES ParisTech, Fabien Leurent, Ecole des ponts ParisTech, Jean Roger-Estrade, AgroParisTech
    TH 4860 E2513 2016

    The Chair on Ecodesign for buildings and infrastructures was created by ParisTech in partnership with VINCI with the aim of developing evaluation and simulation tools that integrate all ecodesign aspects (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, impact on biodiversity, depletion of resources, etc.) and provide genuine decision-aid instruments, based on a scientific approach, to all those involved in the urban environment (i.e. designers, builders and users).

    The present book takes stock of five years of research under the Chair. It starts by presenting some methodological bases of ecodesign, life cycle assessments, impact studies, and methods for planning and transport. Several specific subjects are then covered, i.e. public transport, parking, road traffic, the environmental profile of building materials, building retrofits, energy management, and biodiversity. The last part of the book sets out how the knowledge and tools developed under the Chair were applied to a case study: Cité Descartes in Marne la Vallée (Ile de France).

    This work is aimed at urban planners, local authorities, contracting clients, architects, engineering firms, contractors, building managers, research lecturers, and anyone interested in the environmental quality of the places we live in.

  • Parametric cost modeling for buildings / Donald E. Parker
    TH 438.15 P37 2014

    Successful cost management and value engineering in construction is based on accurate and early estimations of cost, and this book is the quickest route to creating a cost plan from scratch. The budgeting system described in this book will help the reader to:

    document project scope at a level that provides excellent cost control at design stage establish the parameters of potential sites before selecting one determine the amount of financing needed before deciding to bid on a project make a detailed and robust building project budget determine the rental rate necessary to see if a building project will be marketable

    The technique used is a parametric cost system, not the square foot cost system used by most who quote an up-front building cost. To help calculate the parameter quantities and price them as quantified, this book comes with 5 electronic templates to calculate program scope; i.e. - space, configuration, HVAC loads, plumbing and electrical. It also includes:

    the author's parametric cost database and cost template to prepare the construction estimate a soft cost template to price out all related program costs, convert them to a monthly cash flow, incorporate financing costs and then reveal the final budget an operation and maintenance annual cost template to calculate those variable and fixed costs necessary to run the building and then convert the result into the necessary rental rate to capitalize all costs

    The spreadsheets, data, advice, and templates, are all introduced through a detailed case study, placing everything in an easy to understand practical context. This will prove an invaluable guide not only for estimators and cost engineers, but also developers, clients, and architects.

  • Energy modeling and computations in the building envelope / Alexander V. Dimitrov
    TH 6021 D56 2016

    Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope instills a deeper understanding of the energy interactions between buildings and the environment, based on the analysis of transfer processes operating in the building envelope components at the microscopic level. The author:

    Proposes a generalized physics model that describes these interactions at the microscopic level via the macroscopic characteristics of the building envelope Presents mathematical models that utilize classical analytical tools and can be used to perform quantitative predictions of the consequences of the energy interactions Reveals easy-to-apply engineering methods concerning the design and inspection of the building envelope, taking into account the effects of energy on the envelope

    Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope provides comprehensive coverage of this environmentally and economically important topic, from the physics of energy transfer to its numerical estimation. The book is especially useful to those looking to increase building energy efficiency, decrease the consumption of primary energy carriers, and raise the ecological sustainability of construction products.

  • The facility manager's guide to safety and security / John W. Henderson, CPP
    TH 9705 H465 2016
    A guide for facility managers of varying types of facilities including, apartment buildings/complexes, office buildings, retail stores, educational facilities (schools), restaurants, and countless others. It will look specifically at the physical similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities and delve into the operational/maintenance needs, access control, audit proceedures and emergency procedure requirements. It provides procedures and policy direction in facilities that are lacking such formalized doctrine and gives a starting point to run their facilities in a consistent manner with a focus on safety and security, as well as keeping control of liability risk.

  • Contractor Health and Safety Compliance for Small to Medium-Sized Construction Companies / Zakari Mustapha
    TH 443 M878 2017

  • Fire safety management handbook / Daniel E. Della-Giustina, Ph.D
    TH 9241 D45 2014

    Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities for which they are accountable.

    The Fire Safety Management Handbook is every safety manager's must-have guide for developing a successful fire safety management program. Emphasizing proactive fire safety activities that achieve optimal results, the text presents the key elements that comprise an effective fire safety management program, including a basic knowledge of:

    Types and functions of fire control equipment Identification and control of hazardous materials Homeland security during disasters and emergencies Fire chemistry, building construction, and efforts to reduce losses due to fire Commonly installed fire detection systems and their maintenance and inspection National Fire Codes (NFPA) and federal, state, and local legislation and enforcement Available resources, fire safety organizations, and the United States Fire Administration (USFA)

    To provide current and future safety professionals with a better understanding of emergency management within the fire safety discipline, each chapter of the Third Edition includes learning objectives at the beginning and questions at the end. Case studies have been added, codes and standards have been updated, and a new chapter on emergency response planning has been included. Plus, a school fire safety plan that can be used as a template is now part of the appendices.

  • Quality management in construction projects / Abdul Razzak Rumane
    TH 438.2 R86 2011

    Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projectspresents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate.

    Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional:

    Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing Plan for major activities during construction process Create design review checklists Anticipate costs involved with quality Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected Develop ways to assess your quality efforts

    In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000

    This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry.

    Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane's work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ's Philip B. Crosby Medal . This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

  • 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. China
    TH 880 I58 2014

    This book contains select green building, materials, and civil engineering papers from the 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE), which was held in Hong Kong, August 21-22, 2014. This volume of proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics, and industry professionals from all over the world to present their materials, energy, environment, and civil engineering research results and development activities.

  • Fire protection for commercial facilities / Mark Bromann
    TH 9445 S8B76 2011

    When confronted with a fire protection problem, building management is often desperately short on information and know-how in this critical component of protection for their own facility. It is not that the material is hard to grasp, but that there is so much of it that makes the task seem so daunting. Touching on the many subfields of fire protection engineering, Fire Protection for Commercial Facilitiesdeconstructs the issues of fire prevention and life safety into easily digested information.

    Written in a conversational tone that makes the concepts easy to understand, this book presents systems and practices that can increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and effectively control fires. It provides guidance for decision making regarding what can be effectively controlled in-house, and what should be contracted out to relieve the workload burden of the in-house staff. The information offered augments a broad range of expertise common to building or plant engineers, keeping them abreast of the divergent subfields of fire prevention.

    Every facility manager dreams of the day when absolutely nothing goes wrong, the week where no new unforeseen problems occur. A fire protection problem is just one of the many emergencies that might spoil this dream. Delineating current and time-tested fire protection practices, this book explores the wide array of fire protection engineering applications encountered during typical facility operations so that facilities managers can be well-versed, informed, and better able to handle fire-related incidents.

  • Sustainability in engineering design and construction / J.K. Yates, Daniel Castro-Lacouture
    TH 880 Y37 2016

    Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction

    Sustainability in Engineering Design and Constructionoutlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes.

    The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations.

    The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter.

    This book provides information on:

    Definitions for sustainability terms Sources for locating global sustainability requirements Current sustainability issues Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications Sustainable design Life-cycle cost assessment models Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry Corporate-level sustainability practices Project-level sustainability practices Global sustainability trends and implications Sustainable materials Sustainable heavy construction equipment Traditional and alternative energy sources LEED Green Building Rating System Sustainability organizations and certification programs Sustainability implementation resources A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction

  • Building information modeling : framework for structural design / Nawari O. Nawari, Michael Kuenstle
    TH 438.13 N39 2015

    BIM for Structural Engineering and Architecture

    Building Information Modeling: Framework for Structural Design outlines one of the most promising new developments in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Building information modeling (BIM) is an information management and analysis technology that is changing the role of computation in the architectural and engineering industries. The innovative process constructs a database assembling all of the objects needed to build a specific structure. Instead of using a computer to produce a series of drawings that together describe the building, BIM creates a single illustration representing the building as a whole. This book highlights the BIM technology and explains how it is redefining the structural analysis and design of building structures.

    BIM as a Framework Enabler

    This book introduces a new framework--the structure and architecture synergy framework (SAS framework)--that helps develop and enhance the understanding of the fundamental principles of architectural analysis using BIM tools. Based upon three main components: the structural melody, structural poetry, and structural analysis, along with the BIM tools as the frame enabler, this new framework allows users to explore structural design as an art while also factoring in the principles of engineering. The framework stresses the influence structure can play in form generation and in defining spatial order and composition. By highlighting the interplay between architecture and structure, the book emphasizes the conceptual behaviors of structural systems and their aesthetic implications and enables readers to thoroughly understand the art and science of whole structural system concepts.

    Presents the use of BIM technology as part of a design process or framework that can lead to a more comprehensive, intelligent, and integrated building design Places special emphasis on the application of BIM technology for exploring the intimate relationship between structural engineering and architectural design Includes a discussion of current and emerging trends in structural engineering practice and the role of the structural engineer in building design using new BIM technologies

    Building Information Modeling: Framework for Structural Design provides a thorough understanding of architectural structures and introduces a new framework that revolutionizes the way building structures are designed and constructed.

  • Energy, environment and green building materials : proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials, November 28-30, 2014, Guilin-Guangxi, P.R. China / editor, Ai Sheng, Information Science and Engineering Technology Research Association (ISET), Hong Kong, China
    TH 880 I58 2014

    The 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials (EEGBM2014) was held November 28-30, 2014, in Guilin, Guangxi. EEGBM2014 provided a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their new ideas and application experiences face to face together, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. The papers in this book are selected from more than 500 papers submitted to the 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials (EEGBM2014). The book is divided into 4 sections, covering the topics of New Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management, Building Materials and Environmental Engineering and Management. The conference will promote the development of the Energy, Environment and Green Building Materials, strengthening international academic cooperation and communications.

  • 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, UK
    TH 1461 I58 2014

    The Concrete Solutions series of International Conferences on Concrete Repair began in 2003 with a conference held in St. Malo, France in association with INSA Rennes. Subsequent conferences have seen us partnering with the University of Padua in 2009 and with TU Dresden in 2011. This conference is being held for the first time in the UK, in association with Queen's University Belfast and brings together delegates from 36 countries to discuss the latest advances and technologies in concrete repair.

    Earlier conferences were dominated by electrochemical repair, but there has been an interesting shift to more unusual methods, such as bacterial repair of concrete plus an increased focus on service life design aspects and modelling, with debate and discussion on the best techniques and the validity of existing methods. Repair of heritage structures is also growing in importance and a number of the papers have focused on the importance of getting this right, so that we may preserve our rich cultural heritage of historic structures.

    This book is an essential reference work for those working in the concrete repair field, from Engineers to Architects and from Students to Clients.

  • Quality management in construction projects / Abdul Razzak Rumane
    TH 438.2 R86 2017

    The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based thinking which must be considered from the beginning and throughout the project life cycle. There are quality-related topics such as Customer Relationship, Supplier Management, Risk Management, Quality Audits, Tools for Construction Projects, and Quality Management that were not covered in the first edition. Furthermore, some figures and tables needed to be updated to make the book more comprehensive.

  • Green building, environment, energy and civil engineering / editors, Jimmy C.M. Kao, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Wen-Pei Sung, Department of Landscape Architecture, Integrated Research Center for Green Living Technologies, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
    TH 880 I58 2016

  • Energy efficiency in the urban environment / Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil, Essam E. Khalil
    TH 880 K43 2015

    Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environmentis a study of energy crisis, urbanisation, and climate change, as well as a discussion of how to combat these global challenges. With a special focus on Egypt, this book addresses the macroscale of urbanism from the perspective of city dwellers' quality of life, and explores the microscale of buildings and the perspective of ensuring indoor air quality within the boundaries of energy efficiency.

    Offering an integrated view of energy systems and urban planning supported by extensive data, references, and case studies, this text:

    Examines the energy efficiency performance of cities following sustainable urbanism principles Investigates how informal areas in developing countries achieve sustainable development Presents energy-efficient urban planning as a tool for improving city energy performance Proposes the development of a common procedure for obtaining an energy performance certificate Calculates the energy performance of buildings, accounting for heating/cooling systems and other variables

    Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment demonstrates the importance of implementing an energy performance directive to aid energy savings in large buildings and set regulations for energy-efficient designs based on standard calculation methods. This book provides engineers working with sustainable energy systems, urban planners needing information on energy systems and optimisation, and professors and students of engineering, environmental science, and urban planning with a valuable reference on energy sustainability.

  • Design in modular construction / Mark Lawson, Ray Ogden, Chris Goodier
    TH 1098 L36 2014
    Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial elements. The required technology and application are developing rapidly, but design is still in its infancy. Good design requires a knowledge of modular production, installation and interface issues and also an understanding of the economics and client-related benefits which influence design decisions. Looking at eight recent projects, along with background information, this guide gives you coverage of: generic types of module and their application vertical loading, stability and robustness dimensional and spacial planning hybrid construction cladding, services and building physics fire safety and thermal and acoustic performance logistical aspects - such as transport, tolerances and safe installation. A valuable guide for professionals and a thorough introduction for advanced students.

  • Mental models : design of user interaction and interfaces for domestic energy systems / Kirsten M.A. Revell and Neville A. Stanton
    TH 7466.5 R48 2017

    There is a resurgence of interest in mental models due to advances in our understanding of how they can be used to help design and due to the development of practical methods to elicit them. This book brings both areas together with a focus on reducing domestic energy consumption. The book focuses on how mental models can be applied in design to bring out behaviour change resulting in increased achievement of home heating goals (reduced waste and improved comfort). This book also offers a method to extract and apply mental models to interface design. The approach enables mental models to be applied across domains when behaviour change was sought, and is validated as a useful design method.

  • Loss control auditing : a guide for conducting fire, safety, and security audits / E. Scott Dunlapages
    TH 9176 D86 2011

    As a critical function in monitoring workplace safety, loss control auditing provides an organizational assessment of safety program performance in relation to regulatory requirements and company policies. Principles of quality management dictate that measurement of an activity receives organizational attention and provides an excellent tool for communicating performance to management. A comprehensive audit, rather than individual metrics such as injury rate, helps to determine which aspects of a safety program are functioning well and which ones have room for improvement. Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits is a one-stop resource for both developing and executing a loss control audit program.

    Written for professionals in the fire service, loss prevention, and safety management as well as those studying the fields, this reference addresses loss control auditing from the perspectives of workplace safety, physical security, and fire risks. The text focuses on the three core areas of an audit: documentation review, physical inspection, and employee interviews. It also presents a three-phase model--pre-audit, audit, and post audit activities--which can be used for all three core areas. It includes detailed information to assist in the development of an effective audit program.

    The author discusses the foundational elements of an audit program, the written audit program and the audit protocol. Systemic auditing issues of audit scoring, auditor selection and training, audit logistics, and audit frequency are also addressed. The final section of the book discusses the opportunities that can arise in conducting an audit, including how an audit can be used as a training tool and the importance of involving employees in the audit process. The application of the information presented in this volume is facilitated by representative case studies included at the end of each chapter. An up-to-date reference, this text is unique in the depth of material presented and provides an excellent resource on how to develop and execute a loss control audit program.

  • Industrial fire protection handbook / R. Craig Schroll
    TH 9445 M4S37 2002
    Fundamentally, fire prevention and control refer to systems and practices that increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and rapidly and effectively control fires. Changing safety codes and regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat out of date and left fire safety professionals without a current, reliable reference devoted to their needs.

    Comprehensive, uniquely focused, and completely up to date, the Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition provides a practical guide for improving fire prevention and protection within a work environment. The author has made extensive revisions, significantly expanded his discussions in key areas, and added numerous examples and illustrations to provide a better-than-ever overview of all essential areas of fire protection, including loss control programs, fire behavior, life safety, hazard control, and emergency planning.

    New in the Second Edition:
    Discussions of new extinguishing agents, including wet chemical and clean agents designed to replace halon
    Significantly expanded coverage of general loss control programs
    More in-depth treatment of hazard control and life safety issues
    Broader coverage of installed fire protection systems
    More examples covering selection, placement, and maintenance of fire extinguishers

  • Intelligent buildings : an introduction / edited by Derek Clements-Croome
    TH 6012 I575 2014
    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision.

  • Performance-based fire safety design / Morgan J. Hurley, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, USA; Eric R. Rosenbaum, Hughes Associates, USA
    TH 9220 H87 2015

    Master an Approach Based on Fire Safety Goals, Fire Scenarios, and the Assessment of Design Alternatives

    Performance-Based Fire Safety Designdemonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building lifecycle management.

    Develop a Strategy That Meets the Fire Safety Goals for a Building

    Topics addressed include designing to protect people from fire, design of detection systems, smoke control systems and structural fire resistance, addressing computational and design uncertainty, and fire testing to support design development or evaluation.

    Identifies key attributes of performance-based design Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based design over specification-based prescriptive design Provides a series of steps offering a framework/process for performance-based design

    Performance-Based Fire Safety Designfocuses on the development and application of performance-based fire safety design approaches. Written by leading experts in the field, this text addresses the unique features and uses of a building and helps you gain a better understanding of how a building will perform in the event of a fire.

  • Drystone retaining walls : design, construction and assessment / Paul F. McCombie, University of Bath, United Kingdom, Jean-Claude Morel, LGCB ENTPE, Vaulx en velen cedex, France, Denis Garnier, Laboratoire Navier, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et
    TH 2249 M33 2016

    Take a Detailed Look at the Practice of Drystone Retaining Wall Construction

    Drystone retaining walls make very efficient use of local materials, and sit comfortably in their environment. They make an important contribution to heritage and to the character of the landscape, and are loved by many people who value the skill and ingenuity that has gone into their construction, as well as simply how they look.

    And yet, in engineering terms, they are complex. They can deform significantly as their loading changes and their constituent stones weather. This gives them ductility--they deal with changes by adapting to them. In some ways, they behave like conventional concrete retaining walls, but in many ways they are better. They cannot be designed or assessed correctly unless these differences are understood.

    Implementing concepts that require no prior knowledge of civil engineering, the authors:

    Explain the behavior of earth retaining structures Provide a theoretical framework for modeling the mechanical stability of a drystone retaining wall Outline reliable rules for constructing a drystone retaining wall Include charts to support the preliminary sizing of drystone retaining walls Examine the relevance of drystone in terms of sustainability Describe more advanced methods of analysis

    Drystone Retaining Walls: Design, Construction and Assessment draws on theoretical work and full-scale practical testing to explain how these structures work, without presuming that the reader has received an engineering education. The book goes on to give enough detail to give the professional engineer confidence in the methods used in design and assessment, and insight into what matters most in the way in which drystone retaining walls are built. It shows how to design new or replacement drystone retaining walls that are efficient, sustainable, attractive, and in keeping with the character of the area where they are built, and demonstrates how to make fair assessments of existing walls.

  • Handbook of construction management : scope, schedule, and cost control / edited by Abdul Razzak Rumane
    TH 438 H36 2017

    The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project.

    This handbook will:

    Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension Provide all related topics/areas of construction management Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry Offer a chapter on Lean construction

    The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI).

    The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.

  • Fire safety engineering design of structures / John A. Purkiss and Long-Yuan Li
    TH 1065 P87 2014

    Designing structures to withstand the effects of fire is challenging, and requires a series of complex design decisions. This third edition of Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structuresprovides practising fire safety engineers with the tools to design structures to withstand fires. This text details standard industry design decisions, and offers expert design advice, with relevant historical data.

    It includes extensive data on materials' behaviour and modeling -- concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, timber, masonry, and aluminium. While weighted to the fire sections of the Eurocodes, this book also includes historical data to allow older structures to be assessed. It extensively covers fire damage investigation, and includes as far back as possible, the background to code methods to enable the engineer to better understand why certain procedures are adopted.

    What's new in the Third Edition?

    An overview in the first chapter explains the types of design decisions required for optimum fire performance of a structure, and demonstrates the effect of temperature rise on structural performance of structural elements. It extends the sections on less common engineering materials. The section on computer modelling now includes material on coupled heat and mass transfer, enabling a better understanding of the phenomenon of spalling in concrete. It includes a series of worked examples, and provides an extensive reference section.

    Readers require a working knowledge of structural mechanics and methods of structural design at ambient conditions, and are helped by some understanding of thermodynamics of heat transfer. This book serves as a resource for engineers working in the field of fire safety, consultants who regularly carry out full fire safety design for structure, and researchers seeking background information.

    Dr John Purkiss is a chartered civil and structural engineer/consultant and former lecturer in structural engineering at Aston University, UK.

    Dr Long-Yuan Li is Professor of Structural Engineering at Plymouth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

  • The regeneration imperative : revitalization of built and natural assets / Velma I. Grover, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, William Humber, Director, Office of Eco Seneca Initiatives (OESi), Seneca
    TH 880 G76 2016

    This book on urban regeneration takes an approach that captures the increasing urbanization of modern living in all parts of the world. Revitalization of built and natural surroundings needs to take place to achieve resilient environmental, social, and economic success. The book looks at proactive natural and built regeneration strategies to increase biocapacity as well as contribute to quality urbanism. Adapting and coping approaches found within big city success stories illustrate the challenges of modern urban living.

  • Rammed earth construction : cutting-edge research on traditional and modern rammed earth / editors, D. Ciancio & C. Beckett, University of Western Australia, Australia
    TH 1421 I58 2015

    Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earthis a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 February 2015) by academics, engineers and rammed earth practitioners from around the world. The topics discussed in the book include:
    * Construction procedures
    * Durability assessment
    * Material characterisation
    * Seismic design
    * Soil suitability
    * Structural and thermal performance
    * Traditional and stabilised rammed earth structures

    Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earthwill be a valuable reference for academics, engineers and practitioners for describing the state-of-the-art in rammed earth research and understanding.

  • Tall building foundation design / by Harry Poulos
    TH 5201 P735 2017

    This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings.

    After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to tall buildings. Considerable attention is paid to the methods of assessment of the geotechnical design parameters, as this is a critical component of the design process. A detailed treatment is then given to foundation design for various conditions, including ultimate stability, serviceability, ground movements, dynamic loadings and seismic loadings. Basement wall design is also addressed. The last part of the book deals with pile load testing and foundation performance measurement, and finally, the description of a number of case histories.

    A feature of the book is the emphasis it places on the various stages of foundation design: preliminary, detailed and final, and the presentation of a number of relevant methods of design associated with each stage.

  • Sound insulation in buildings / Jens Holger Rindel
    TH 1725 R56 2018

    The book explains sound insulation in buildings at a level suitable for both graduate students and expert consultants.

    Theoretical models are set out for sound transmission in buildings, with an emphasis on thick and heavy constructions. Thus, the description is not restrained by the common assumption of bending waves which is characteristic of thin plates, only. A general description is provided, with the modal density in the structures as a key parameter. At low frequencies statistical energy analysis is replaced by modal energy analysis. Sound transmission through windows and facades is represented by a model that allows any angle on incidence, including the special case of grazing incidence. One chapter is devoted to the subjective evaluation of sound insulation, particularly noise from neighbours, and how this can be applied in a sound classification scheme for dwellings. Measurement methods in building acoustics are presented with emphasis on modern methods using MLS signals or sine sweeps. The analysis and estimation of measurement uncertainty is discussed in detail. In a final chapter examples of experimental buildings with high sound insulation are explained.

  • Construction quality management : principles and practice / by Tim Howarth and David Greenwood
    TH 438.2 H69 2018

  • Safe design and construction of machinery : regulation, practice, and performance / Elizabeth Bluff, the Australian National University Canberra, Australia
    TH 230 B58 2016

  • Construction program management / Joseph Delaney
    TH 438 D45 2014

    Although construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, it lags behind other industries in its implementation of modern management techniques such as those contained in the Standard for Program Management (the Standard ) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Construction Program Managementdetails the successful use of the PMI®approach for the construction of capital programs. It demonstrates, through case studies, how implementation of PMI's set of tools and techniques can improve the chances of program success.

    Exploring tactical and strategic management methods, the book outlines a structured, process-based approach to construction program management that leverages structure to bring order to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming challenge. The opening chapter focuses on basic definitions of project management and program management--highlighting their similarities and differences. A summary review of the Standard describes how these management concepts can be applied to capital construction programs.

    Explains how to apply the principles of PMI®'s Standard for Program Management to construction programs Describes the difference between leadership (strategic) and management (tactical) skills Compares and contrasts the program management principles included in the PMI®Body of Knowledge with those of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA®)

    Through the use of case studies this book provides students, practitioners, and stakeholders with a guided tour through each phase of the program management life cycle. Using language that is easy to understand, the book shows that with the right team, the right leader, and the proper implementation of the steps outlined, all programs can obtain true success.

  • Spon's architects' and builders' price book. edited by AECOM
    TH 435 S66 2018

  • Post-earthquake fire analysis in urban structures : risk management strategies / by Behrouz Behnam
    TH 9180 B446 2017

    Post-earthquake fire is one of the most complicated problems resulting from earthquakes and presents a serious risk to urban structures. Most standards and codes ignore the possibility of post-earthquake fire; thus it is not factored in when determining the ability of buildings to withstand load.

    This book describes the effects of post-earthquake fire on partially damaged buildings located in seismic urban regions. The book quantifies the level of associated post-earthquake fire effects, and discusses methods for mitigating the risk at both the macro scale and micro scale. The macro scale strategies address urban regions while the micro scale strategies address building structures, covering both existing buildings and those that are yet to be designed.

  • Spon's first stage estimating handbook / by Bryan Spain

    This senior undergraduate level textbook is written for Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, as well as CAD/CAM courses. Its goal is to assist students in colleges and universities, designers, engineers, and professionals interested in using SolidWorks as the design and 3D printing tool for emerging manufacturing technology for practical applications. This textbook will bring a new dimension to SolidWorks by introducing readers to the role of SolidWorks in the relatively new manufacturing paradigm shift, known as 3D-Printing which is based on Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.

    This new textbook:

    Features modeling of complex parts and surfaces Provides a step-by-step tutorial type approach with pictures showing how to model using SolidWorks Offers a user-Friendly approach for the design of parts, assemblies, and drawings, motion-analysis, and FEA topics Includes clarification of connections between SolidWorks and 3D-Printing based on Additive Manufacturing Discusses a clear presentation of Additive Manufacturing for Designers using SolidWorks CAD software

    "Introduction to SolidWorks: A Comprehensive Guide with Applications in 3D Printing" is written using a hands-on approach which includes a significant number of pictorial descriptions of the steps that a student should follow to model parts, assemble parts, and produce drawings.

  • Forensic engineering : damage assessments for residential and commercial structures / edited by Stephen E. Petty
    TH 441 F67 2013

    A comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. With a focus on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures.

    Edited by an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, and authors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a non-technical manner. It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations. It begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness.

    Much of what must be known in this field is not learned in school, but is based upon experience since recognizing the cause of a building system failure requires a blending of skills from the white collar and blue collar worlds. Such knowledge can be vital since failures (e.g., water entry) often result from construction activities completed out of sequence.. This book details proven methodologies based on over 7,000 field investigations, methodologies which can be followed by both professionals and laymen alike.

  • Safe laboratories : principles and practices for design and remodeling / edited by Peter C. Ashbrook, Malcolm M. Renfrew
    TH 4652 S24 2018

  • Applications of Fire Engineering : Proceedings of the International Conference of Applications of Structural Fire Engineering (ASFE 2017), September 7-8, 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom / Martin Gillie
    TH 9112 G555 2017

  • Analysis and interpretation of fire scene evidence / edited by Jose R. Almirall and Kenneth G. Furton
    TH 9180 A53 2004
    Ongoing advances in arson detection tools and techniques increase the importance of scientific evidence in related court proceedings. In order to assemble an airtight case, investigators and forensic scientists need a resource that assists them in properly conducting the chemical analysis and interpretation of physical evidence found at scenes of suspected arson.

    Analysis and Interpretation of Fire Scene Evidence introduces the techniques that determine the presence of ignitable liquid residues (ILRs) at fire scenes. It bridges the disciplines of investigation and forensic chemistry, enabling effective communication during critical periods of evidence detection, collection, packaging, and transport.

    The initial chapters are written from an investigator's perspective, allowing forensic specialists to understand fire dynamics, ignition, heat transfer, and investigations. Later chapters include a comparison of the use of canines versus new detection techniques, and an examination of laboratory facilities, equipment, and procedures that are essential to organizing a new lab or upgrading an existing one.

    By detailing the methods used to identify potential evidence at the scene of suspected arson fires, this volume also benefits attorneys and judges in preparing for prosecution and defense of arson cases.

  • Spon's architects' and builders' price book : 2015 / edited by AECOM
    TH 435 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

  • Physical security and safety : a field guide for the practitioner / edited by Truett A. Ricks, Bobby E. Ricks, Jeff Dingle
    TH 9705 P53 2015

    How-To Guide Written By Practicing Professionals

    Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner introduces the basic principles of safety in the workplace, and effectively addresses the needs of the responsible security practitioner. This book provides essential knowledge on the procedures and processes needed for loss reduction, protection of organizational assets, and security and safety management.

    Presents Vital Information on Recognizing and Understanding Security Needs

    The book is divided into two parts. The first half of the text, Security and Safety Planning, explores the theory and concepts of security and covers: threat decomposition, identifying security threats and vulnerabilities, protection, and risk assessment. The second half, Infrastructure Protection, examines the overall physical protection program and covers: access and perimeter control, alarm systems, response force models, and practical considerations for protecting information technology (IT).

    Addresses general safety concerns and specific issues covered by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and fire protection regulations Discusses security policies and procedures required for implementing a system and developing an attitude of effective physical security Acts as a handbook for security applications and as a reference of security considerations

    Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner offers relevant discourse on physical security in the workplace, and provides a guide for security, risk management, and safety professionals.

  • Building services design for energy efficient buildings / Paul Tymkow. [et al.]
    TH 880 B85 2013

    The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner.

    The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn:

    Background issues for sustainability and the design process

    Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design

    How to undertake load assessments

    System comparison and selection

    Space planning for services

    Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services

    In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

  • Concrete and steel construction : quality control and assurance / Mohamed A. El-Reedy
    TH 1461 E47 2014

    Starting with the receipt of materials and continuing all the way through to the final completion of the construction phase, Concrete and Steel Construction: Quality Control and Assuranceexamines all the quality control and assurance methods involving reinforced concrete and steel structures. This book explores the proper ways to achieve high-quality construction projects, and also provides a strong theoretical and practical background. It introduces information on quality techniques and quality management, and covers the principles of quality control.

    The book presents all of the quality control and assurance protocols and non-destructive test methods necessary for concrete and steel construction projects, including steel materials, welding and mixing, and testing. It covers welding terminology and procedures, and discusses welding standards and procedures during the fabrication process, as well as the welding codes. It also considers the total quality management system based on ISO 9001, and utilizes numerous international and industry building standards and codes.

    Covers AISC, ACI, BS, and AWS codes Examines methods for concrete quality control in hot and cold weather applications, as well as material properties Illustrates methods for non-destructive testing of concrete and for steel welding--radiographic, ultrasonic, and penetration and other methods. Addresses ISO 9001 standards--designed to provide organizations better quality control systems Includes a checklist to be considered as a QA template

    Developed as a handbook for industry professionals, this book also serves as a resource for anyone who is working in construction and on non-destructive inspection testing for concrete and steel structures.

  • Quality tools for managing construction projects / Abdul Razzak Rumane
    TH 438.2 R863 2013

    Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes.

    Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projectsnot only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle.

    The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project--evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The author's systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams who've completed tasks.

  • Fire protection approaches in site plan review / Mohammad Nabeel Waseem
    TH 9145 W37 2016

    The outcome of a fire review can greatly impact the internal fire and life safety features, as well as the architectural design of a building. An insider's guide for both novice and expert, Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review provides the framework needed to design and evaluate a successful site plan for review. This book outlines the components of a fire review, provides fundamental knowledge of fire principles related to a review, and introduces concepts for site plan development that can reduce or eliminate the problems that take place during the review process and during fire emergencies.

    In addition to providing an overview of site plans, the author explains the items required for fire analysis, the kind of information that will be evaluated, and the items with which a reviewer should be familiar to begin a review. He also implements best practices, internationally recognized codes and standards, and applies real-life examples illustrating relevant ideas and concepts.

    A technical examination that considers an engineering approach to fire emergency service, codes and standards, this book:

    Establishes the importance of the roads used by fire emergency personnel to get to a site Explains the water requirements for a fully-engulfed building Discusses the strategic positioning of fire hydrants Examines underground fire service lines that supply water to the active fire protection systems of the building Highlights Siamese connections, also known as Fire Department Connections (FDCs) Looks at location and positioning of FDCs, clearance from obstructions, size, and labeling Covers access for emergency vehicles from the fire station and to the building

    Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review describes the basics of fire protection as they relate to site planning and explains the importance of proper site plan review. This book serves as a handy guide for owners seeking to protect their buildings, architects and engineers needing to implement a cost-effective code-compliant design, and plan examiners and inspectors looking to effectively evaluate and review site plans.

  • Spon's Asia Pacific construction costs handbook / edited by Langdon & Seah
    TH 435 S66 2015

    Highlights the Economies and Construction Industries of the Asia-Pacific Region


    Spon's Asia-Pacific Construction Costs Handbook: Fifth Editionprovides overarching construction cost data for 16 countries:


    * Brunei

    * Cambodia

    * China

    * Hong Kong

    * India

    * Indonesia

    * Japan

    * Malaysia

    * Myanmar

    * Philippines

    * Singapore

    * South Korea

    * Sri Lanka

    * Taiwan

    * Thailand

    * Vietnam


    Provides an Introduction to each Country and its Construction Industry

    It contains a regional overview of the construction industry in the Asia-Pacific region as well as broad and macroeconomic data on key national indicators, construction output indicators, and general construction cost data.

    In the last few years, the global economic outlook has continued to be shrouded in uncertainty and volatility following the financial crisis in the Euro zone. The world economic landscape and tendering climate have also changed. Updated information is therefore important and even crucial. While the US and Europe are going through a difficult period, investors are focusing more keenly on Asia.

    Utilizing information compiled from a variety of individuals, organizations, and publications, Spon's Asia-Pacific Construction Costs Handbook: Fifth Editionoutlines the development, property, and construction in a specific country or region. A resource for clients, consultants, contractors, and the manufacturers of construction materials and equipment, this ideal reference breaks down information using national, economic and construction indicators, industry structure, regulations and standards, tendering and contract procedures, labor and material costs, exchange and inflation rates, and more.

  • Tall building design : steel, concrete, and composite systems / Bungale S. Taranath
    TH 1611 T37 2017

    Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This?

    Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systemsmethodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy--it also bridges the gap between two design approaches--one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill.

    The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse. The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings.

    The Book Also Considers:

    Preliminary analysis and design techniques The structural rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel and concrete buildings Design differences between code-sponsored approaches The concept of ductility trade-off for strength

    Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systemsis a structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession. This text examines all major concrete, steel, and composite building systems, and uses the most up-to-date building codes.

  • Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health / harles D. Reese
    TH 443 R432 2017

  • Foundation systems for high-rise structures / Rolf Katzenbach, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany, Steffen Leppla, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany, and Deepankar Choudhury, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Mahar
    TH 5201 K38 2017

    The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.

  • Eco-design for buildings and neighbourhoods / Bruno Peuportier, Centre for Energy Efficiency of Systems of MINES Paristech
    TH 880 P4913 2016
    A growing number of urban inhabitants are aware of pressing environmental concerns. This book aims to provide information about relevant environmental quality criteria in urban construction settings, before methods are proposed for assessing these criteria. These will be extremely helpful to eco-building designs, commencing from the very early stages of a project (site selection, program, architectural designs) to the detailed design, construction and management of buildings. The book covers eco-technologies in the field of energy and water conservation, renewable energy, waste management and environmentally-friendly materials, but does not lose sight of comfort and health aspects.

  • Guide to project management strategies for complex projects / Jennifer Shane, Kelly C. Strong, Douglas D. Gransberg and David Jeong

  • Engineering guide : fire exposures to structural elements / [the SFPE Task Group on Fire Exposures to Structural Elements]
    TH9130 .E543 2004eb

  • Fire protection systems / editor, Gretchen Pienta
    TH9245 .D86 2016eb

  • Engineering guide : fire risk assessment/ Society of Fire Protection Engineers
    TH9241 .E53 2006

  • SFPE engineering standard on calculation methods to predict the thermal performance of structural and fire resistive assemblies / Society of Fire Protection Engineers

  • SFPE engineering guide to performance-based fire protection / Society of Fire Protection Engineers
    TH9210 .S47 2007

  • Engineering guide : human behavior in fire / [SFPE Task Group on Human Behavior ; chairman, Daniel O'Connor ; members, John Bryan and others]
    TH9410 .E54 2003

  • Chimney and Stack Inspection Guidelines / edited by Bernhardt H. Hertlein
    TH4591 .C45 2003

  • A comprehensive guide to fire safety / Colin S. Todd

  • Safe furnace and boiler firing
    TH7140 .S24 2012eb

  • Dust explosion prevention and protection : a practical guide / edited by John Barton
    TH9446.D86 D87 2002eb

  • Moisture control in buildings : the key factor in mold prevention / Heinz R. Trechsel and Mark T. Bomberg, editors
    TH9031 .M26 2009eb

  • Fireground strategies / Anthony Avillo
    TH9145 .A97 2008eb

  • Dust explosions in the process industries / Rolf K. Eckhoff
    TH9446.D86 E34 1997eb

  • Plastics flammability handbook : principles, regulations, testing, and approval / edited by Jürgen Troitzsch
    TH9446.5.P45 B7313 2004eb

  • Safe furnace and boiler firing
    TH7140 .S24 2012eb

  • Fire resistant design of offshore topside structures / Fire and Blast Information Group
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