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Systems of building construction, Including fireproof construction, concrete construction

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  • Earthquake Phenomenology from the Fieldby Zhongliang Wu; Changsheng Jiang; Xiaojun Li; Guangjun Li; Zhifeng Ding

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Based on the field investigation and the summary of the published research results of the April 20, 2013, Lushan, Sichuan, China, MS7.0 earthquake, having occurred along the same fault zone which accommodated the May 12, 2008, Wenchuan MS8.0 earthquake, this Brief tries to describe and discuss the special earthquake phenomenology associated with both... more...

  • The Hempcrete Bookby William Stanwix; Alex Sparrow

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 39.99

    Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It?s made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fiber growing); it can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation; it?s breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture to regulate internal humidity and avoid trapped moisture and mold growth; it provides excellent acoustic... more...

  • Nuclear Disasters & The Built Environmentby Philip Steadman; Simon Hodgkinson

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Nuclear Disasters & the Built Environment discusses the effects of nuclear disasters on the built environment. The book is comprised of 10 chapters that are organized into three parts. Part I provides an introductory discourse and covers nuclear reactions and radiation. Part II discusses nuclear reactor accidents; this part tackles several concerns... more...

  • Versatzmarken im antiken griechischen Bauwesenby Ulf Weber

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 119.46

    Die antiken Griechen errichteten viele bis heute faszinierende Bauwerke wie den Parthenon auf der Athener Akropolis. Sie verfügten über ein hoch entwickeltes Bauwesen, das unter anderem auf der Verwendung von sogenannten Versatzmarken beruhte. Diese Marken bestanden meist aus griechischen Buchstaben, die zur Nummerierung zusammengehöriger Bauteile... more...

  • Sustainable Timber Designby Michael Dickson; Dave Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through: consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation a review of modern techniques to improve the durability,... more...

  • Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildingsby Stephen Emmitt; Christopher A. Gorse

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens... more...

  • Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildingsby Stephen Emmitt; Christopher A. Gorse

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50

    Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings provides... more...

  • The Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Handbookby Alexander B. Morgan; Charles A. Wilkie

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A one-stop, practical handbook containing all of the current commercial non-halogenated flame retardant technologies as well as experimental systems near commercialization In response to the emphasis on replacing halogenated flame retardants with alternate technologies, this handbook focuses on existing non-halogenated flame retardants and the... more...

  • Sustainable Use of Wood in Constructionby Jim Coulson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 82.50

    There is a great deal of innovation in the use of wood in construction, from impressive modern buildings to new construction products that reduce build times and improve building performance. As a renewable resource with proven low embodied energy, wood is both an environmentally responsible and a highly practical choice as a construction material.... more...

  • Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structuresby Kim S. Elliott; Colin Jolly

    Wiley 2013; US$ 150.00

    Precast reinforced and prestressed concrete frames provide a high strength, stable, durable and robust solution for any multi-storey structure, and are widely regarded as a high quality, economic and architecturally versatile technology for the construction of multi-storey buildings. The resulting buildings satisfy a wide range of commercial and... more...