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Titles in the call number range TH (Building Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
Structural Fire Protection : Manual of PracticeTH 9145 S85 1992eb
Estimating and Project Management for Building Contractors / Michael KitchensTH 435 K495 1996eb
Michael Kitchens provides insight and practical guidelines regarding the day-to-day processes of construction estimating and project management. He reviews the varied tasks of the estimator, project manager, and project superintendent, from the decision to bid to completing paperwork and managing project risks. He draws from his years of professional experience, as well as case histories, to examine estimate preparation, procedures to follow on bid day, job site safety, quality assurance, financial considerations, cost control, and much more. Ethics in construction, errors in estimating and project management, and information regarding training of key personnel are also addressed.
Both beginners and seasoned professionals who seek a better understanding of the skills and abilities required of a good estimator and project manager will find this book to be a useful overview.
About the Author
Michael Kitchens, Ph.D., P.E., is manager, Estimating & Scheduling and Construction, for the Walt Disney Company in Anaheim, California, where he previously served as chief estimator. In 1989, he was a finalist for Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year in the Contractor's Division. He earned concurrent master's and doctoral degrees in engineering from California Coast University.
Cold-climate buildings design guideTH 153 C594 2015
Buildings in arctic and subarctic climates face unique challenges, not only the cold,but also remoteness, limited utilities, permafrost, and extreme temperature shifts.Built structures must meet these challenges while maintaining occupant comfort and, ifpossible, minimizing impact on the environment. Harmonizing human comfort with theclimatic realities of these environments can be a delicate balancing act. Strategic designis key to building, commissioning, and operating efficient and long-lasting cold-climatestructures. This unified guide to cold-climate design provides expert knowledge on theissues commonly faced in arctic and subarctic climates.In addition to cold-climate considerations in HVAC calculations and system design, this book¿s chapters cover sustainability, controls, building design, and commissioning, all from this distinctive climatic perspective. The book also includes an appendix with seven case studies of buildings located in cold and extreme cold climates. These buildings are leaders in their field with regard to both efficiency and cold-climate design.Aimed at each member of the building team, from the designer and architect to thecommissioning authority, Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide will serve as a valuableresource from the initial planning to completion of cold-climate buildings.
Planning for safety : evacuating people who need assistance in an emergency : a guide for building managers and occupants = La planification de la sécurité : l'évacuation des personnes qui on besoin d'aide en cas d'urgence : un guide à l'intention des gestionnaires et desoccupants d'un immeubleTH 9410 P53 2009 CD-ROM
The LPC design guide for the fire protection of buildingsTH 9145 L73 2003 CD-ROM
CFC in refrigeration- and heat pump plants / Thore BerntssonTH 7 S69 1989 no.10