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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.


  • ASHRAE greenguide : design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings
    TH 880 A83 2018

  • Cogeneration and District Energy Systems
    TH 7641 R67 2016eb

    District energy (DE) systems use central heating and/or cooling facilities to provide heating and/or cooling services for communities and can be particularly beneficial when integrated with cogeneration plants for electricity and heat. This book provides information on district energy and cogeneration technologies, and the systems that combine them, with a focus on their modelling, analysis and optimization.

    Topics covered include a brief introduction to district heating and cogeneration; background material on thermodynamics and exergy analyses; models for cogeneration, heating and district heating, and chilling and district cooling; descriptions and analyses of configurations for integrating cogeneration and DE technologies; economics of cogeneration and DE; environmental impact of cogeneration systems, including wastes and carbon dioxide emissions and their allocations; modelling and optimization of cogeneration-based district energy systems accounting for economics and environmental impact; developments and advances in technologies and systems for cogeneration and DE; and future directions.

    Examples and case studies are included throughout the book to illustrate the material covered, and to demonstrate the importance, benefits and value of cogeneration and district energy technologies in achieving sustainable and efficient energy systems.


  • Sustainable human-building ecosystems : selected papers from the First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems, October 5-6, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / sponsored by Research Coordination Network on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems of the University of North Texas ; edited by Yimin Zhu, Ph.D., Khee Poh Lam, Ph.D., Yong Tao, Ph.D
    TH 880 I53 2015eb

  • Efficient lighting applications and case studies / Scott C. Dunning, Albert Thumann
    TH 7975 C65D866 2013eb

  • Eco-efficient construction and building materials : life cycle assessment (LCA), eco-labelling and case studies / edited by F. Pacheco-Torgal [and three others]
    TH 880 E26 2014eb
    Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. Reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials Provides a thorough overview, including strengths and shortcomings, of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-labeling of eco-efficient construction and building materials Includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building

  • ASHRAE greenguide : the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings
    TH 880 A83 2010eb

  • Solar energy system design : a design manual of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 7413 S618 1980eb

  • Distribution system requirements for fire protection
    TH 9311 D565 2008eb

  • LEED practices, certification, and accreditation handbook / Sam Kubba
    TH 880 K84 2010eb
    Adopted in the United States and a number of other countries, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED personal certification or project certification is the best way to demonstrate that the project is truly "green." Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with an easy to understand guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification.

    Written in plain and easy to understand language, this ?hands on? book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the rigorous third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then carefully explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion.

    Clear and authoritative in scope, LEED Practices and Accreditation Handbook provides architects, builders/owners, construction managers, and engineers with a reference that will help them to offer their clients, peers, and the public at large compelling proof that they have achieved their projects environmental goals and that the building is performing as designed.

    Instruction for completing LEED checklist and forms
    Detailed explanation of the third-party commissioning process
    Explains LEED documentation & technical requirements
    Topics include green materials and products selection

  • Green facilities handbook : simple & profitable strategies for managers / Eric A. Woodroof
    TH 880 W66 2009eb

  • ASHRAE greenguide : the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings
    TH 880 A83 2006eb

  • Thermally stable and flame retardant polymer nanocomposites / edited by Vikas Mittal
    TH 1074.5 T535 2011

  • Plumbing engineering design handbook. a plumbing engineer's guide to system design and specifications / American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 6125 P586 2011eb

  • ICE manual of health and safety in construction / edited by Ciaran McAleenan, David Oloke
    TH443

  • Data book. a plumbing engineer's guide to system design and specifications / American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 6107 A44 2000eb

  • Practical plumbing engineering / Cyril M. Harris, editor in chief
    TH 6122 P73 1998eb

  • Plumbing technology / Justin Duncan
    TH 6123 D86 2001eb

  • Plumbing engineering design handbook. a plumbing engineer's guide to system design and specifications / American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 6125 P586 2008eb

  • Plumbing engineering design handbook. a plumbing engineer's guide to system design and specifications / American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 6125 P586 2010eb

  • Plumbing engineering design handbook. a plumbing engineer's guide to system design and specifications / American Society of Plumbing Engineers
    TH 6125 P586 2009eb

  • Pharmaceutical facilities plumbing systems / by Michael Frankel
    TH 6252 F73 2004eb

  • Engineered plumbing design II / original by Alfred Steele, revised by A. Calvin Laws
    TH 6122 S89 2004eb

  • Domestic water heating design manual
    TH 6567 D66 2003eb

  • Plumbineering dictionary : the comprehensive resource of plumbing engineering terminology for engineers, designers, and contractors / editor, Gretchen Pienta
    TH 6109 P58 2010eb

  • Estimator's piping man-hour manual / John S. Page
    TH 6721 P3 1999eb
    This reference provides reliable piping estimating data including installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation used in monitoring various process systems. This new edition has been expanded and updated to include installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.

  • Classifying explosion-prone areas for the petroleum, chemical, and related industries / by W.O.E. Korver
    TH 9445 M4K73 1995eb

  • Construction Research Congress 2018 : construction information technology : selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana / sponsored by Construction Research Council, Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Choa Wang, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris, Charles Berryman
    TH 5 C67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2018. Sponsored by the Construction Research Council and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 76 peer-reviewed papers on information technology in the construction industry.

    Topics include: data sensing and monitoring; BIM; automation and robotics; virtual and augmented reality; unmanned aerial vehicles; and knowledge management and IT.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working to incorporate advanced information technologies in the construction industry.


  • Mudgirls manifesto : handbuilt homes, handcrafted lives / the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective
    TH 4860 M83 2018eb

  • Essential natural plasters : a guide to materials, recipes and use / Michael Henry & Tina Therrien
    TH 8135 H46 2018eb

  • Construction Research Congress 2018 : construction project management : selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana / sponsored by Construction Research Council, Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Chao Wang, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris, Charles Berryman
    TH 5 C67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2018. Sponsored by the Construction Research Council and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 73 peer-reviewed papers on construction project management.

    Topics include: productivity improvement programs; public-private partnerships; construction contracting and legal issues; global construction projects; and integrated project delivery.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, developers, and owners involved in construction projects of all sizes.


  • Essential earthbag construction : the complete step by step guide / Kelly Hart
    TH 1421 H37 2018eb

  • Construction Research Congress 2018 : safety and disaster management : selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana / sponsored by Construction Research Council, Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Chao Wang, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris, Charles Berryman
    TH 5 C67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2018. Sponsored by the Construction Research Council and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 70 peer-reviewed papers on safety and disaster management in the construction industry.

    Topics include: disaster assessment and recovery methods; hazard prevention and safety training; workforce stress and performance; and risk management strategies.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners, site managers, and owners of construction projects of all sizes.


  • Construction Research Congress 2018 : infrastructure and facility management : selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana / sponsored by Construction Research Council, Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Choa Wang, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris, Charles Berryman
    TH 5 C67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2018. Sponsored by the Construction Research Council and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 77 papers on infrastructure and facility management.

    Topics include: data analytics in facility management; design-bid-build projects; integrated project delivery; and modeling and building performance.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, site managers, and owners of construction projects of all sizes.


  • Construction Research Congress 2018 : sustainable design and construction and education : selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana / sponsored by Construction Research Council, Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Chao Wang, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris, Charles Berryman
    TH 5 C67 2018eb

    Selected papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2018. Sponsored by the Construction Research Council and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 77 papers on sustainable design and construction and education.

    Topics include: building performance and life-cycle cost analysis; energy efficiency; building material selection; sustainable design methods; and construction education.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, site managers, and owners of construction projects of all sizes.


  • Handbook of energy systems in green buildings / Ruzhu Wang, Xiaoqiang Zhai, editors
    TH6024

  • Analysis Procedure for Earthquake Resistant Structures
    TH1

  • GREEN BUILDING TRANSITIONS regional trajectories of innovation in europe, canada and australia
    TH880

  • Building energy modeling with OpenStudio a practical guide for students / Larry Brackney... [et al.]
    TH155

  • Building automation : communication systems with EIB/KNX, LON and BACnet / Hermann Merz, Thomas Hansemann, Christof Hübner
    TH6012

  • Thermal protection modeling of hypersonic flying apparatus / A.S. Yakimov
    TH1715

  • 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).
    TH880

  • Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017). Seyhan Fırat, John Kinuthia, Abid Abu-Tair, editors
    TH880

  • 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

    http://buildingvr.blogspot.co.uk/

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