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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.

  • Inverse design methods for the built environment / Qingyan Chen, Zhiqiang Zhai, Xueyi You and Tengfei Zhang
    TH 7223 C46 2017

    The inverse design approach is new to the built environment research and design community, though it has been used in other industries including automobile and airplane design. This book, from some of the pioneers of inverse design applications in the built environment, introduces the basic principles of inverse design and the specific techniques that can be applied to built environment systems. The authors' inverse design concept uses the desired enclosed environment as the design objective and inversely determines the systems required to achieve the objective.

    The book discusses a number of backward and forward methods for inverse design. Backward methods, such as the quasi-reversibility method, the pseudo-reversibility method, and the regularized inverse matrix method, can be used to identify contaminant sources in an enclosed environment. However, these methods cannot be used to inversely design a desired indoor environment. Forward methods, such as the computational-fluid-dynamics (CFD)-based genetic algorithm (GA) method, the CFD-based adjoint method, the CFD-based artificial neural network (ANN) method, and the CFD-based proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) method, show the promise in the inverse design of airflow and heat transfer in an enclosed environment.

    The book describes the fundamentals of the methods for beginners, provides exciting design examples for the reader to duplicate, discusses the pros and cons of each design method and points out the knowledge gaps for further development.

  • Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017).

  • Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017). Seyhan Fırat, John Kinuthia, Abid Abu-Tair, editors

  • Moore, Oklahoma, tornado of 2013 : performance of schools and critical facilities / by William L. Coulbourne, P.E., David O. Prevatt, Ph. D., P.E., T. Eric Stafford, P.E., Christopher C. Ramseyer, Ph. D., P.E., John M. Joyce, P.E. ; sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 25 M66 C68 2015eb

  • Façade access equipment : structural design, evaluation, and testing / Task Committee on Façade Access Design Guidelines ; sponsored by Committee on Seismic Effects on Nonstructural Components of the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 5281 F33 2015eb

  • Wind loads : guide to the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10 / Kishor C. Mehta, Ph. D., P.E., William L. Coulbourne, P.E
    TH 891 M453 2013eb

    This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions ofMinimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10, that affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. The 2010 revision of the Standard significantly reorganized the wind load provisions, expanding them from one to six chapters. Simplified methods of performing calculations for common situations were added to the Standard, and guidelines for components and cladding were gathered in a single chapter.

    Wind Loads provides users with tools and insight to apply the Standard in everyday practice. This revised and updated guide introduces readers to the relevant sections of the Standard and provides a comprehensive overview of the design procedures and the new wind speed maps. Ten chapters with 14 worked examples demonstrate the appropriate use of analytical and simplified procedures for calculating wind loads for a variety of common structure types. The guide also answers more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic.

    This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10.

    About the Authors
    Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, is the founder and former director of Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He served as chairman of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7-88 and ASCE 7-95. He is lead author of ASCE guides to the use of wind load provisions of ASCE 7-95, ASCE 7-98, ASCE/SEI 7-02, and ASCE/SEI 7-05. William L. Coulbourne, P.E.,is Director of Wind and Flood Hazard Mitigation for the Applied Technology Council, with his office located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He is a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Task Committee and the ASCE 7 Main Committee, and he coauthored the wind loads guide to ASCE/SEI 7-05.

  • Wind-borne debris hazards / Subcommittee on Wind-Borne Debris ; edited by Nigel Berkeley Kaye, Ph. D. ; sponsored by Environmental Wind Engineering Committee of the Wind Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 441 W56 2018eb

    Sponsored by the Subcommittee on Wind-borne Debris of the Environmental Wind Engineering Committee of the Wind Engineering Division of ASCE.

    Wind-Borne Debris Hazards provides a concise summary of the current state of knowledge on all aspects of windborne debris damage.

    This book begins with an overview of the wind environment, the vulnerability of various structures to impact, responses to that impact, and post-storm field surveys. Subsequent chapters follow the path of a piece of wind-borne debris from motion initiation through flight to impact. The final chapters cover how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage and how design codes have responded to this risk.

    This book will be valuable to engineering practitioners who are concerned with the risk of debris impact and mitigation.

  • Significant changes to the minimum design load provisions of ASCE 7-16 / Gary Y.K. Chock, P.E., D.CE, S.K. Ghosh, Ph.D., Michael O'Rourke, Ph.D., P.E., T. Eric Stafford, P.E
    TH 851 A44 2018eb

    Copublished by ASCE Press and International Code Council

    Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 highlights for readers the most noteworthy developments within the design load provisions of the newest edition of ASCE 7. The authors--four subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge of the new provisions--summarize and explain the major differences between ASCE 7-10 and 7-16. Topics include

    General requirements and load combinations; Dead and live loads; Snow, rain, and ice loads; Earthquake loads; Wind loads; and New tsunami guidelines.

    In a user-friendly, appealing format, this volume describes more than 100 changes, accompanied by an explanation of the rationale behind each change and a detailed analysis of its implications, generously illustrated by photographs, diagrams, and other visual aids.

    This handy volume translates changes to the ASCE 7-16 load provisions into a form quickly accessible to structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.

  • Structural materials and global climate : a primer on carbon emissions for structural engineers / Carbon Task Group ; edited by Mark D. Webster, P.E. ; sponsored by the Sustainability Committee of the Special Design Issues Technical Administrative Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 880 S775 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee of the Special Design Issues Technical Administrative Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Structural Materials and Global Climate is a primer on greenhouse gas emissions for the structural engineering community, focusing on the impact of structural materials and systems. Building construction and use contribute more than 40% of human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. Structural engineers can play a leading role in reducing carbon emissions by designing structures that emit fewer of these gases during construction, throughout building use, and at end of building life. This report explains the science behind climate change and practical ways structural engineers can help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

    The report sets the stage with an introduction and overview of climate change science. It then examines how buildings contribute to climate change and introduces life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The report reviews the variability and uncertainties associated with LCA, and then explores LCA data sources and tools, as well as how LCA is incorporated into green rating systems and codes. The carbon dioxide impact of five primary structural materials (concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood, and fiber-reinforced polymers) are assessed, with guidance on how structural engineers can reduce that impact. A final chapter demonstrates how LCA may be used to understand the carbon dioxide impact of three alternative structural floor framing systems.

    Structural and architectural engineers, as well as architects, construction managers, and building owners, will consult this report for accurate, practical recommendations on reducing emissions that cause climate change.

  • Virtual reality and the built environment / Jennifer Whyte and Dragana Nikolić
    TH 437 W547 2018

    Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers for the use of virtual reality? What are its limitations? How can virtual reality be implemented within organizations? Using international case studies it answers these questions whilst addressing the growth in the recent use of building information modelling (BIM) and the renewed interest in virtual reality to visualize and understand data to make decisions.

    With the aim of inspiring and informing future use, the authors take a fresh look at current applications in the construction sector, situating them within a broader trajectory of innovation. The new edition expands the scope to consider both immersive virtual reality as a way of bringing professionals inside a building information model, and augmented reality as a way of taking this model and related asset information out to the job-site. The updated edition also considers these technologies in the context of other developments that were in their infancy when the first edition was written - such as laser scanning, mobile technologies and big data.

    Virtual Reality in the Built Environment is essential reading for professionals in architecture, construction, design, surveying and engineering and students on related courses who need an understanding of BIM, CAD and virtual reality in the sector.

    Please follow the book's Twitter account: @vrandbe


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