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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.


  • Forensic analysis of fire debris and explosives / Kenyon Evans-Nguyen, Katherine Hutches, editors
    TH 9180 F67 2019eb

  • Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods / Edward Allen and Joseph Iano
    TH 145 A417 2019eb

    THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION--UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP

    Edward Allen and Joseph Iano's Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics--ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure--help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed.

    Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included.

    This Seventh Edition includes:

    125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction , available in print and eBook format

    For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.


  • Handbook of fire and explosion protection engineering principles for oil, gas, chemical, and related facilities / Dennis P. Nolan
    TH9445.C47

    Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities, Fourth Edition, discusses high-level risk analysis and advanced technical considerations, such as process control, emergency shut-downs, and evaluation procedures. As more engineers and managers are adopting risk-based approaches to minimize risk, maximize profits, and keep operations running smoothly, this reference encompasses all the critical equipment and standards necessary for the process industries, including oil and gas. Updated with new information covering fire and explosion resistant systems, drainage systems, and human factors, this book delivers the equipment standards needed to protect today's petrochemical assets and facilities.

    Provides tactics on how to revise and upgrade company policies to support safer designs and equipment Helps readers understand the latest in fire suppression and explosion risks for a process plant in a single source Updates on how to evaluate concerns, thus helping engineers and managers process operating requests and estimate practical cost benefit factors

  • Drying kinetics in building materials and components : the interface influence / João M.P.Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo, Ana. S. Guimarães
    TH 9031 D45 2019

  • Heating, cooling, lighting : sustainable design methods for architects / Norbert Lechner
    TH 7222 L33 2015eb
    Sustainable environmental control through building design

    Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials.

    Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will:

    Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sources Review the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climate Learn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaics Discover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systems

    In sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental control.


  • 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 2018

    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 wind-borne 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.

Updated: Saturday 14 December 2019
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