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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.


  • District heating and cooling networks in the European Union Antonio Colmenar-Santos, David Borge-Díez, Enrique Rosales-Asensio
    TH7641

  • Statics of historic masonry constructions Mario Como
    TH1199

  • Essential light straw clay construction : the complete step by step guide / Lydia Doleman
    TH 4818 S77D65 2017eb
    Light straw clay - straw mixed with clay slip - is a code compliant high-performance, low-impact building material with excellent insulation and moisture handling qualities. This highly illustrated step-by-step guide to light straw clay for stud, timber, pole, and other framing styles covers material specifications and best use, mixing and installation, retrofits, code compliance, and finishing and maintenance.

  • Smart energy control systems for sustainable buildings / John Littlewood, Catalina Spataru, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, editors
    TH880

  • Effective physical security / Lawrence J. Fennelly
    TH 9705 E34 2017

    Effective Physical Security, Fifth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements and latest developments in physical security protection. This new edition is completely updated, with new chapters carefully selected from the author's work that set the standard.

    This book contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV, the latest ISO standards for risk assessment and risk management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design.



    Provides detailed coverage of physical security in an easily accessible format Presents information that should be required reading for ASIS International's Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification Incorporates expert contributors in the field of physical security, while maintaining a consistent flow and style Serves the needs of multiple audiences, as both a textbook and professional desk reference Blends theory and practice, with a specific focus on today's global business and societal environment, and the associated security, safety, and asset protection challenges Includes useful information on the various and many aids appearing in the book Features terminology, references, websites, appendices to chapters, and checklists

  • Building security rating system : checklists to assess risks, consequences, and security countermeasures / prepared by the Building Rating Security Committee (BRSC) of the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ; edited by Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph. D., P.E
    TH 9705 B8465 2015eb

    Prepared by the Building Rating Security Committee (BRSC) of the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This Manual of Practice presents a building security rating system (BSRS) that can be used to improve the security of buildings and occupants subjected to violent attack. The BSRS offers a comprehensive method to account for threats and hazards, consequences and impacts, and vulnerability and mitigation as related to building security. In doing so, it provides a quantifiable measure of building security status. Multidisciplinary in scope, the BSRS uses a rigorous risk-based system that first identifies physical and operational criteria that enhance building security and then evaluates the extent to which a building meets these criteria.

    The BSRS has three elements: building classification, security countermeasures, and a rating system. MOP 128 presents the risk-based tools for classifying a building by its hazards and consequences, as well as identifying vulnerabilities to be addressed with security countermeasures. The rating system designates a building's security level in five categories: rated, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Appendixes present extensive commentary on the factors for building classification and security countermeasures for each level of the rating system.

    Ten years in development, the BSRS is now publicly available for the first time. Architects, designers, structural engineers, planners, building owners, security professionals, and government officials will rely on MOP 128 as the essential reference for implementing improved, cost-effective building security.


  • Wenchuan, Sichuan Province, China, earthquake of 2008 : lifeline performance / prepared by Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ; edited by Alex K. Tang ; Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
    TH 1095 A447 2014eb

  • Lushan, Sichuan Province, China, earthquake of 2013 : lifeline performance / prepared by Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ; edited by John M. Eidinger, Alex K. Tang, Craig A. Davis ; sponsored by Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
    TH 1095 A447 2014eb

  • Engineering investigations of hurricane damage : wind versus water / edited by David B. Peraza, P.E., William L. Coulbourne, P.E., Morgan Griffith, P.E. ; sponsored by Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, Technical Council on Wind Engineering
    TH 1096 E54 2014eb

  • Snow-related roof collapse during the winter of 2010-2011 : implications for building codes / Michael O'Rourke, Ph. D., P.E., Jennifer Wikoff
    TH 441 O76 2014eb

  • Engineering for sustainable human development : a guide to successful small-scale community projects / Bernard Amadei, Ph. D., NAE
    TH 880 A44 2014eb

  • Productivity improvement for construction and engineering : implementing programs that save money and time / J.K. Yates
    TH 438 Y38 2014eb

  • The Pentagon Building Performance Report / Mete A. Sozen, Long T. Phan, Gerald Haynes, James R. Harris, Paul E. Mlakar, Donald O. Dusenberry
    TH 1097 P46 2003eb

    Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This report presents the significant findings of a building performance team that investigated the structural damage sustained by the Pentagon after an airplane was crashed into it on September 11, 2001. The team, which was constituted on the day of the crash, reviewed available information on the structure, crash loading, and eyewitness accounts; the team also drew on focused assessments by others. After performing impact, static and thermal analyses, the team made recommendations for future design and construction and suggestions on areas where research and development is needed.

    With more than 150 color photographs, diagrams, and tables, this report provides a thorough assessment of the structural system that prevented extensive collapse of the building. From the redundant and alternative load paths of the unique beam and girder framing system, to the ability of the structure to absorb excess energy, the Pentagon withstood both structural and thermal trauma better than would have been expected. Complete with a chronological description of the events leading to impact, the crash and its subsequent effect on the structural system, this report reveals exactly how and why the Pentagon structure performed so well on the morning of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    This report will be of interest to structural and forensic engineers, as well as historians and general readers seeking first-hand, technical knowledge of the Pentagon's resistance to progressive collapse.


  • Curtain wall systems : a primer / prepared by the Committee on Curtain Wall Systems of the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ali M. Memari, Ph. D., P.E, F. ASCE
    TH 2238 C87 2013eb

  • Preparation of construction specifications for civil projects / prepared by Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 425 P735 2013eb

    Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    Preparation of Construction Specifications for Civil Projects provides a ready, convenient resource for the recommended principles and approaches used for specification production in civil-engineered projects. Poorly written and ambiguous specifications can result in construction claims, increased cost, and litigation. This guide includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and sample documents for various specifications.

    Topics include: purpose, goals, philosophy, and developmental planning for specifications formatting, writing, and review of specifications and bidding and contract award documents This guide is an update to Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects and will be of interest to engineers, contractors, and construction professionals.


  • Constructability concepts and practice / sponsored by the Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers [and] Constructability Committee, Construction Research Council ; edited by John A. Gambatese, James B. Pocock, Phillip S. Dunston
    TH 438.4 C63 2007eb

    Prepared by the Constructability Committee of the Construction Research Council of the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    Constructability is the integration of construction knowledge and experience in the planning, design, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning phases of a project consistent with overall project objectives. Over the past several decades, much thought and effort has been devoted to improving constructability through the integrated efforts of owners, designers, and constructors. While a significant amount of research on the topic is currently included in project delivery processes, additional work is required to more fully understand how to optimize constructability on a project.

    This report is an indispensable resource of constructability knowledge for a broad audience of industry professionals. To stimulate additional exploration of the concept and improve future projects, the book covers timely constructability topics such as state of practice, impacts, tools and resources, and education and training.


  • Earthquake protection of building equipment and systems : bridging the implementation gap / Jeffrey A. Gatscher, Gary L. McGavin, Philip J. Caldwell
    TH 1095 G38 2012eb

    Earthquake Protection of Building Equipment and Systems presents a framework for applying the latest earthquake engineering research to the nonstructural elements of individual building projects, concentrating on mechanical and electrical systems. The seismic performance of these systems and their components is critical in order to minimize damage and life-threatening risks associated with seismic events while also protecting capital investment. And just as the seismic engineering of structures is shifting from prescriptive-based standards to performance-based approaches, the same is happening for building equipment and systems. For practicing engineers, a gap has opened between what is required and what is available to meet those requirements.

    In this book, Gatscher, McGavin, and Caldwell bridge that gap. They prescribe a systems engineering approach to nonstructural design and present several case studies to demonstrate this approach. They provide an extensive survey of different methods for qualifying equipment and systems, including analysis, dynamic testing, earthquake experience data, and comparative assessment using combined methods. They also address issues of implementation, including qualification ownership, component life-cycle, and verification tools.

    This book is a must-have for any engineer designing or specifying nonstructural systems and their components for a building in an area with seismic risks. It will also be a valuable reference for architects, construction managers, and building code officials.


  • Hurricane Katrina damage assessment : Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi ports and coasts / by Hurricane Katrina Assessment, Ports, Harbors and Marine Team of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Stephen A. Curtis
    TH 1096 H875 2007eb

    Prepared by the Hurricane Katrina Assessment Ports, Harbors, and Marine Team of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE.

    This report assesses the impact of Hurricane Katrina upon coastal, port, harbor, and marine infrastructure, including levees, in the states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. This comprehensive evaluation also offers lessons learned for the protection of existing natural coastal barriers, re-establishment of lost natural coastal barriers, and design of future coastal infrastructure to withstand storm events of Katrina's magnitude.

    An enlightening read, this book will be of interest to coastal engineers and anyone involved in natural disaster management and prevention.


  • Project administration for design-build contracts : a primer for owners, engineers, and contractors / James E. Koch, Douglas D. Gransberg, Keith R. Molenaar
    TH 438 K553 2010eb

    Project Administration for Design-Build Contracts explains the basics of administering a design-build project after the contract has been awarded. As with Preparing for Design-Build Projects --about design-build projects during the proposal stage--by the same three broadly experienced authors, this book breaks the process into a series of learning modules that explain the component steps. It begins with an introduction to design-build project administration and goes on to cover topics such as scheduling, design administration, and design quality management. The authors examine construction topics including quality management, change orders, progress payments, and close-out. This practical guide provides case studies, often drawn from the authors' own experiences.

    This book is a resource for owners, engineers, construction contractors, and architects who find themselves in need of guidance in administering a design-build project. It will assist those professionals who actually do the designing, the building, and the contract administration. It organizes the options so that the advantages and disadvantages are highlighted, providing the user the necessary information to make sound business decisions.

    About the Authors
    James E. Koch, Ph.D., P.E., is a vice president of Hill International and director of the Construction Management Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., is the Sam K. Viersen, Jr., Presidential Professor of Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma.

    Keith R. Molenaar, Ph.D., is an associate professor with the Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


  • Anchorage design for petrochemical facilities / prepared by Task Committee on Anchorage of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 4571 A53 2013eb

    Prepared by the Task Committee on Anchorage of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    Anchorage Design in Petrochemical Facilities presents recommendations for the design, fabrication, and installation of anchorages into concrete for petrochemical facilities. Interpreting the intent of building codes as applied to petroleum or chemical installations, this report offers realistic guidance on materials, design details, installation, and repair. It summarizes the state of the practice for the design of cast-in-place anchor rods, welded anchors, and post-installed anchors. An appendix provides three example designs for column pedestal anchors, octagonal pedestal anchors, and shear lug pipe sections.

    Topics include: overview of design methods for tension and shear transfer with reinforcement and other embedments as used in the petrochemical industry anchorage materials and properties cast-in-place anchors post-installed anchors recommended installation and repair

    This report will be useful to petrochemical or structural engineers, as well as by managers of companies operating petrochemical facilities. It will also be useful for structural engineers in other industries who anchor structural steel and equipment to concrete foundations and structures.


  • Principles and practice of engineering : architectural engineering sample questions and solutions / sponsored by Professional Exam Development Subcommittee, Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Mark McAfee
    TH 166 P75 2010eb

    Prepared by the Professional Exam Development Subcommittee of the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE.
    Principles and Practice of Engineering: Architectural Engineering Sample Questions and Solutions, Second Edition is an essential resource to assist candidates who are preparing for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination in architectural engineering. This revised edition lists all questions in the actual test format, which consists of 80 multiple-choice questions, administered in two 4-hour sessions. Each answer is accompanied by solutions that provide test takers with strategies to successfully complete the exam. This book specifies the exam content area for subjects that were identified for architectural engineering. Each content area is assigned an approximate percentage of the exam that reflects the frequency and importance to the practice of architectural engineering.
    Topics include:

    Licensing Requirements Description of Examinations Examination Development Scoring Procedures Examination Procedures and Instructions

  • Wind loads for petrochemical and other industrial facilities / prepared by Task Committee on Wind-Induced Forces of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 4571 W56 2011eb

    Prepared by the Task Committee on Wind-Induced Forces of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    Wind Loads for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Structures provides state-of-the-practice guidelines for the computation of wind-induced forces on industrial facilities with structural features outside the scope of current codes and standards. Without adequate standards, companies and their engineers developed techniques to calculate the wind loads for their facilities. The result is a wide variation in practice and inconsistent structural reliability. To encourage uniform wind load calculations, this report first reviews existing design practices for pipe racks and bridges, open and partially clad frame structures, vessels, tanks, steel stacks, cooling towers, and air coolers. Then, recommended guidelines are presented for design methods and the analytical determination of wind loads. Worked calculations for six example situations are included to illustrate the application of the recommended guidelines.

    This report is intended for use by engineers who design industrial facilities and assumes familiarity with Standard ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures . It will also be useful to company managers who are responsible for establishing wind-load design and construction standards and to local building authorities.


  • Design guide for FRP composite connections / by Ayman S. Mosallam
    TH 2060 M67 2011eb

    Sponsored by the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This Manual of Practice covers major issues related to the analysis and design of composite joints and frame connections manufactured from fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in general and pultruded (PFRP) composites in particular.

    Topics include:

    design philosophy and design considerations for structural composite members and connections; basic information and research and development work on the mechanics of fasteners and bolted composite joints; analysis and design methods for bolted composite joints; basic physical and mechanical information on structural adhesives and bonded composite joints; analysis and design methods for bonded composite joints; structural performance combined (bolted/bonded) joints; basic information and research and development related to PFRP framing connections; analysis and design methods for PFRP framing connections; and numerical analysis review of available finite element codes suitable for modeling and designing composite frame structures.

    MOP 102 addresses issues that are lacking in other national and international standards, design manuals, and technical publications. It will be valuable to structural engineers designing with FRP or PFRP composites.


  • Guidelines for seismic evaluation and design of petrochemical facilities / prepared by Task Committee on Seismic Evaluation and Design of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 4571 G85 2011eb

    Prepared by the Task Committee on Seismic Evaluation and Design of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    This report offers practical recommendations regarding the design and safety of petrochemical facilities during and following an earthquake. For new facilities, the recommendations focus on interpreting of the intent of building codes as applied to petrochemical facilities; the report also gives practical guidance on design details and considerations that are not included in building codes. For existing facilities, the guidelines offer evaluation methodologies that rely heavily on experience from past earthquakes, coupled with focused analyses.

    These guidelines will be valuable to structural design engineers, local building authorities, and operating personnel responsible for establishing seismic design and construction standards.


  • Multidisciplinary assessment of critical facility response to natural disasters : the case of Hurricane Katrina / edited by Adam W. Hapij
    TH 1096 M85 2011eb

    Sponsored by the Task Committee for the Study of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina of the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This report assesses the performance of essential buildings in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Essential buildings are expected to be minimally damaged and remain operational during extreme events. Yet of five facilities inspected, only one performed successfully as a storm shelter during Hurricane Katrina. What happened? This report presents the findings of a team from ASCE's Architectural Engineering Institute whose members examined five facilities in New Orleans on a single day in December 2005.

    Topics include:

    Mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems Building envelopes Structural systems Fire protection and life safety systems Communication systems

    The final chapter presents a new approach to multidisciplinary risk assessment and encourages investigators conducting building evaluations in the aftermath of catastrophic events to adopt and build upon this methodology.


  • Wind storm and storm surge mitigation / edited by Nassim Uddin
    TH 1096 W56 2010eb

    This monograph contains 13 technical papers presented at the First International Workshop on Wind Storm and Storm Surge Mitigation Construction: Issues of Storm, Shelter, and Safety, held in Bangladesh in 2005. The papers by U.S. and Bangladeshi scientists and engineers explore the long-term issues of wind storm, storm surge, and public safety in the Bay of Bengal region.

    Topics include:

    wind storm, hurricane, and tsunami characterization; effect on habitat and infrastructure; disaster reduction strategy (affordable shelters construction); risk and loss estimation; socioeconomic aspects of population dynamics; and public health and safety issues.

  • Civil works for hydroelectric facilities : guidelines for life extension and upgrade / prepared by Hydropower Task Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 4581 C58 2007eb

    Prepared by the Hydropower Task Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    This report explores methodologies and techniques for applying rehabilitation engineering to aging hydroelectric infrastructure. It provides guidelines for life extension and upgrade of hydroelectric works for use by owners, operators, regulators, and engineers who are considering infrastructure rehabilitation or replacement. In addition, the report features relevant case studies that illustrate solutions for improving the performance and extending the service life of civil works of dams and hydroelectric plants.


  • Guidelines for roving security inspections in public venues using explosives detection dogs / sponsored by Transportation Security Committee of Transportation and Development Institute (T & DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by David W. Gaier
    TH 9730 G85 2010eb

    Sponsored by the Task Committee on Roving Security Inspections of the Transportation Security Committee of the Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE.

    This report presents guidelines for the use of explosives detection dogs in security inspections of public areas. Based upon best practices for security in mass transit and expanded to include other public venues., these guidelines present the current thinking of experts in the field. The report includes specific instructions for unannounced and frequent inspections of buildings, facilities, and public spaces, thus eliminating the need to inspect every venue during every hour of operation. The report covers definitions; situations; auspices, purpose and benefits; and policy.

    These guidelines were developed by ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute, the Transit Standards Consortium, and the Infrastructure Security Partnership following the March 2004 synchronized bombing attack of commuter trains in Madrid, Spain. It will be valuable to those involved in transportation and public safety and security.


  • Recommendations for seismic design of hybrid coupled wall systems / prepared by Technical Committee on Composite Construction, the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Sherif El-Tawil [and others]
    TH 2245 R43 2010eb

    Prepared by the Technical Committee on Composite Construction of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

    This report synthesizes the existing information on hybrid coupled wall (HCW) systems into helpful recommendations pertaining to their seismic analysis and design. HCW systems are lateral-force-resisting systems composed of reinforced concrete walls coupled by steel beams. Extensive research has shown that HCW systems possess the necessary combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness for application in regions of moderate to high seismicity.

    This book offers two methods for system design: a prescriptive method based on linear elastic analysis and an all-purpose performance-based method that can be used in conjunction with linear or nonlinear analysis techniques. Guidelines for preliminary system proportioning are also provided along with recommendations for component design.

    This book is valuable to engineers and allied professionals involved in seismic analysis.


  • Preparing requests for proposals and specifications for design- build projects / sponsored by the Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; prepared by the Committee on Specifications
    TH 425 P74 2008eb

    Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This report explains in detail the key steps in writing a request for proposal (RFP) or specifications document for construction projects using design-build as the project delivery method. A concise, well-written RFP is a cornerstone of a successful design-build project, and knowledge about how to create and interpret RFPs and specifications is essential for project owners and the design and construction professionals.

    Topics include:

    an overview of RFPs and their role in design-build projects; various approaches to project contracts, including projects not suited for design-build; definition and vision for the project; writing the actual proposal, including qualifications and technical considerations; general contract terms and conditions; and unusual and specific contract specifications.

    Appendixes contain sample requests for technical criteria and project specifications.

    This publication will be invaluable to engineers, architects, owners, and construction professionals involved with design-build projects.


  • The New Orleans hurricane protection system : what went wrong and why : a report / by the American Society of Civil Engineers Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel, Christine F. Andersen [and others] ; ASCE staff, Joan Buhrman [and others]
    TH 1096 N49 2007eb

  • Residential building loads : review and roadmap for future progress / prepared by Special Project Committee on Residential Building Loads of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE ; with support provided by National Association of Home Builders, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ; edited by Jay H. Crandell, Thomas M. Kenney, David V. Rosowsky
    TH 4812 R47 2006eb

    Prepared by the Special Project Committee on Residential Building Loads of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. Additional support provided by the National Association of Home Builders; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    This report identifies current knowledge and areas for additional research with regard to structural design loads for residential building applications. The application of structural loads for efficient residential building design has seen increased use in recent years. As structural loads are used more often for one- and two-family dwelling and for manufactured housing, knowledge evolves and needs emerge to improve accuracy and enhance the application of this approach.

    As a technical resource, this report identifies and reviews existing knowledge on 14 topics related to design loads for residential building applications. As a roadmap to coordinate research and implementation efforts, this document provides strategic recommendations to address technical and functional needs.

    This report will be beneficial to structural engineers, contractors, researchers, and all others involved in residential building and design.


  • Significant changes to the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10 : an illustrated guide / T. Eric Stafford
    TH 891 S73 2010eb

    Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide focuses on the updates to the wind load requirements set forth in the latest edition of the Standard for minimum design loads. The wind load provisions have undergone the most extensive revision since the 1995 edition the Standard. Mirroring the organization of the wind chapters in ASCE 7-10, this handy reference briefly summarizes each change to the wind provisions that might affect actual practice or enforcement and immediately follows up with the precise wording of the change. The impact of each update is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader's understanding.

    Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide translates the changes to the wind load provisions of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10 into a form readily accessible by structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.

    About the Author
    T. Eric Stafford, P.E., is president of T. Eric Stafford & Associates, LLC, a building code consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. He has served on many codes and standards committees, including ASCE Standards Committee on Minimum Design Loads and the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads.


  • Preparing for design-build projects : a primer for owners, engineers, and contractors / Douglas D. Gransberg, James A. Koch, Keith R. Molenaar
    TH 438 G635 2006eb

    Foreword by Michael C. Loulakis, Esq.

    For nearly two decades, design-build (DB) contracting has become increasingly the method of choice in public and private construction projects. Many designers and builders are now drawn to design-build projects and must alter their business practices to accommodate the changed relationships within DB contracts.

    Preparing for Design-Build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors is a professional reference that covers the basics of developing a design-build project. The authors focus on learning modules that break down the decision-making process and reassemble it as a straightforward method for DB projects from the owner's standpoint. This book acts as a timely guide on developing DB requests for qualification and requests for proposals. It also assists the reader in interpreting these documents in order to prepare a responsive DB proposal or to evaluate a series of proposals and make a source selection decision.

    About the Authors
    Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., is the Sam K. Viersen Jr. Presidential Professor of Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma. While stationed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Turkey, he pioneered the use of design-build contracting to deliver facilities to remote locations.

    James E. Koch, Ph.D., P.E., is a vice president of Hill International and former director of the Construction Management Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Keith R. Molenaar, Ph.D., is an associate professor with the Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Product Reviews
    This book provides a comprehensive, overall approach toward design-build delivery. The instructions and case studies extend from the initial decision by an owner to utilize design-build for delivering a project through the selection and evaluation process. This approach provides invaluable insight to both agencies an dindividuals just getting familiar with design-build, as well as those with extensive project experience. --Jeff Carpetner, P.E., Chief Engineer, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project, Washington State Department of Transportation


  • Crisis management in construction projects / Martin Loosemore
    TH 443 L75 2000eb

    This book shows how to prevent crises on construction projects and, when crisis is inevitable, how to turn it to advantage. Based on a decade of crisis management research and consulting in the construction and engineering industries, Loosemore provides lessons drawn from a wide range of high-risk industries. Adopting both a reactive and preventative focus, this book presents crises as opportunities for growth--defying the notion that crises are managerial failures to be avoided and suppressed at all costs.

    Crisis Management in Construction Projects challenges readers to think about projects in new ways, using contemporary research from crisis management, risk management, psychology, and the behavioral sciences. Case studies provide an excellent vehicle for readers to examine others' experiences and gain insight into their behavior during a real-life crisis.

    Topics include:

    planning for crises; the dynamics of crisis management; emergency planning in construction projects; crisis managers as social architects; lessons for crisis managers; and creating an optimistic organization.

    About the Author
    Martin Loosemore, Ph.D., is associate professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.


  • Lessons from the Oklahoma City bombing : defensive design techniques / Eve E. Hinman & David J. Hammond
    TH 1097 H56 1997eb

    The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 caused massive structural damage. This book documents the incident from the structural engineer's perspective, covering the weapon used, the specific damage sustained, and vulnerabilities inherent in the building's design. The authors, who were closely involved in events immediately after the blast, describe the initial hazard assessment, offer a chronological log of engineerring activities, and present a guide to building collapse evaluation. They also recount the hazard mitigation steps taken during the rescue and recovery process.

    This book describes principles and practical methods for deterring explosive threats and mitigating damage for both new and existing buildings. The authors emphasize cost-effective measures that maintain the architectural integrity of facilities while providing a higher level of protection for the occupants in case of a catastrophic event.

    This book provides an ideal reference for the building owner, security specialist, engineer, or architect planning to limit risks for new or existing buildings.

    About the Authors
    Eve E. Hinman, P.E., Eng.Sc.D., is a consulting engineer in Mill Valley, California; in 1995, she worked as senior engineer at Failure Analysis, Inc.

    David J. Hammond, S.E., is a structural engineer who serves as a consultant for the design of concrete, wood, and steel buildings.


  • Design of blast-resistant buildings in petrochemical facilities / prepared by Task Committee on Blast-Resistant Design of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 4571 D47 2010eb

    Prepared by the Task Committee on Blast-Resistant Design of the Petrochemical Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

    This report provides general guidelines for the structural design of blast-resistant petrochemical facilities, updating the 1997 original edition. Information is provided regarding U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, design objectives, siting considerations, and load determination. References cite sources of detailed information. Detailed coverage is included for types of construction, dynamic material strengths, allowable response criteria, analysis methods, and design procedures. Typical details and ancillary considerations, such as doors and windows, are also included. A how-to discussion on the upgrade of existing buildings is provided for older facilities which may not meet current needs. Three example calculations are included to illustrate design procedures.

    This report will be of interest to structural and petrochemical engineers involved in the design and construction of petrochemical facilities.


  • Wind loads : guide to the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-05 / Kishor C. Mehta, William L. Coulbourne
    TH 891 M453 2010eb

    This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures , Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05, as they affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. This revised and updated guide provides users with an overview of the provisions and a detailed explanation of recommended design procedures. Users of this guide will benefit from the 13 worked examples and more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. Wind Loads also addresses new provisions introduced in ASCE 7-05.

    This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers who design buildings and structures, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of ASCE Standard 7-05.

    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 the Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-95 , ASCE 7-98, and ASCE 7-02 .

    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.


  • Performance-based design of structural steel for fire conditions : a calculation methodology / prepared by the Special Design Issues--Fire Protection Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by David L. Parkinson, Venkatesh Kodur, Paul D. Sullivan
    TH 1088.56 P47 2009eb

    Prepared by the Fire Protection Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

    Performance-Based Design of Structural Steel for Fire Conditions presents a new method developed to improve the design of structural steel for fire conditions. New fire building codes have been adopted in North America, and this method simplifies the performance-based design approach. This manual is written only for two-dimensional thermal responses of structural steel to fires. Main topics include mathematical modeling, predicting time-temperature relationships, calculating the critical temperature in structural steel, fire resistance ratings, and maximum temperatures for suspended ceilings.

    The new method presented in this manual will be invaluable for anyone involved in structural engineering, fire safety, and construction engineering. Owners and managers of buildings will also greatly benefit.


  • The tensioned fabric roof / Craig G. Huntington
    TH 2449 H86 2004eb

    The Tensioned Fabric Roof presents state-of-the-art design of fabric tension structures. This book describes the fundamentals of a fabric structure's design and construction as required by engineers, contractors, and architects. Huntington discusses the unusual character of the fabric structure industry and its implications for how structures are marketed, designed, and constructed. Chapters examine the fundamentals of membrane behavior, the possibilities and limitations in roof form, fabric materials, analytical techniques, structural details, fabrication and erection, and nonstructural design parameters that include daylighting, energy use, acoustics, and fire safety.

    Written by an experienced practitioner of fabric structure design, this book methodically addresses all aspects of the design and construction process. Structural engineers will gain an understanding of shaping, analysis, and design of members and connections; architects will learn the possibilities and limitations in fabric roof form, as well as the means of achieving successful energy, lighting, acoustical, and fire safety performance; and contractors will receive invaluable information related to their fabrication and erection. The book includes special 24-page color insert of notable installations around the world.

    About the Author Craig G. Huntington, S.E., is president of Huntington Design Associates, Inc., in Oakland, California, He has more than 25 years of experience in the design of tensioned fabric structures, as well as the structural design of wood, steel, and concrete framed buildings.


  • Guide to the use of the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-02 / Kishor C. Mehta, James Delahay
    TH 891 M45 2004eb

    This useful guide walks practicing professionals through the complicated process of assessing wind loads on a variety of buildings and other structures as set forth in Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-02. This revised guide addresses new developments in the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-02, including analytical procedures, simplified procedures, terrain exposures, and internal pressures.
    In order to clearly identify the scope and limitations of the Standard, Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-02 provides a brief review of the background material that forms the basis for the Standard's provisions. It includes a discussion of the general format of an analytical procedure used to determine wind loads and the various wind load parameters involved in this determination, such as velocity pressure, gust response factor, and pressure coefficients. Multiple examples using this analytical procedure to determine wind load are also included and worked out in detail. This book will assist structural engineers who design buildings and structures following the wind load provisions.

    About the Authors
    Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., is Horn Professor of Engineering and formere director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He served as chair of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7-88 and 7-95.

    James M. Delahay, P.E., was president and CEO of LBYD Inc, a consulting civil and structural engineering firm in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-98 / edited by Dale C. Perry, Kishor C. Mehta
    TH 891 M45 2001eb

    This authoritative guide walks practicing professionals through the complicated process of assessing wind loads on a variety of buildings and other structures as set forth in Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE 7-98. This revised guide addresses new developments in the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-98, including analytical procedures, simplified procedures, terrain exposures, and internal pressures. In order to clearly identify the scope and limitations of the Standard, the authors provide a brief review of the background material that forms the basis for the Standard's provisions. The book includes a discussion of the general format of an analytical procedure used to determine wind loads and the various wind load parameters involved in this determination, such as velocity pressure, gust response factor, and pressure coefficients. Multiple examples using this analytical procedure to determine wind load are also included and worked out in detail. A section for Frequently Asked Questions is included to help professionals to interpret the provisions.

    Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-98 will assist structural engineers who design buildings and structures following the wind load provisions.

    About the Authors
    Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., is Horn Professor of Engineering and former director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He served as chair of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7-88 and 7-95.

    Dale C. Perry (1932-2001) was Dockery Professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.


  • Failure mechanisms in building construction / edited by David H. Nicastro
    TH 441 F35 1997eb

    A detailed understanding of failure mechanisms is essential to the practice of forensic engineering, the investigation of failures and other performance problems. Nicastro examines various types of failure mechanisms, including their causes and identifying characteristics, and provides a comprehensive collection of case histories. Diagnosis of building failures, including all aspects of construction, is provided, along with a comparison of failure mechanisms across multiple disciplines. Nicastro emphasizes the performance of engineering investigations, including fieldwork, laboratory testing, research, formulating opinions, generating reports, and providing expert testimony.

    Topics include:

    shelf angles;

    deck drains;

    thermal expansion;

    cracking, fatigue, and fractures;

    overstress;

    unstable shoring;

    tempered glass;

    tower distress;

    sealant reversion;

    glazing system leaks;

    masonry/plank construction;

    frame shortening;

    zipper gaskets;

    handrail post deformation;

    sloped glazing slips; and

    floating walls.

    This book also includes an index of various failure mechanisms, and an annotated bibliography.

    About the Author
    David H. Nicastro, P.E., is founder and chief executive officer of Engineering Diagnostics in Austin, Texas. He specializes in forensic engineering, exterior wall systems, materials studies, structural instrumentation, and suspended scaffolding.

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  • The day the house fell : homeowner soil problems-- from landslides to expansive clays and wet basements / Richard L. Handy ; with drawings by Cybermouse, pH 7
    TH 1094 H36 1995eb

    This is a book about soils--not soils that grow things, but soils that are intended to support hillsides, walls, streets, and houses. Richard Handy uses his years of professional engineering experience, his knowledge of geology, and his sense of humor to provide a light-hearted look at soil problems that confound buyers and owners of homes. With straightforward, easy-to-read language, Handy shows readers how to recognize and deal with problems that are at the very foundations of their domiciles. He addresses some of the most common and severe site problems, details what to look out for, and explains when to get professional help.

    Topics include:

    landslides slopes quicksand wet basements expansive clay collapsible soils glacial action bedrock, caverns, and sinks mines and landfills frost action and earthquakes.

    The text contains many diagrams, and each chapter concludes with a list of key points, questions, and answers.

    This book looks at problems that confound homeowners, builders, architects, real estate agents, zoning boards, attorneys, assessors, insurance adjusters, earth movers, environmentalists, and even engineers.

    About the Author
    Richard L. Handy, Ph.D., is distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Iowa State University.

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