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Systems of building construction, Including fireproof construction, concrete construction

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  • Emergent Timber Technologiesby Simone Jeska; Khaled Saleh Pascha; Rainer Hascher

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    The ?old? material of wood has been used to construct dwellings of different types since the dawn of mankind. This book documentsthe various recentdevelopments in timber technologies, in particular the engineering bonding techniques, the introduction of digital production techniques, and the innovative material developments of this material.... more...

  • Sustainable Use of Wood in Constructionby Jim Coulson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • Maths for the Building Tradesby Jim Kidd; Ian Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Maths for the Building Trades provides students of all ages with an easy-to-understand guide to the fundamental mathematics that is required in their area of study and beyond. It can be used as a learning programme on its own or in conjunction with the textbooks associated with their chosen trade. The book assumes only a minimum level of mathematical... more...

  • The Power of Design-Buildby Sherif Hashem

    Business Expert Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Design-build is a powerful project delivery approach. But how to actuate such power and deliver the design-build promise? This is what this book is all about. It provides the reader with cutting-edge knowledge, know-how, techniques, trade secrets, and best practices to deliver design-build projects in a safe and controlled manner. It covers the entire... more...

  • 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$ 121.13

    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...

  • Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structuresby Yong Wang; Ian Burgess; Franti?ek Wald; Martin Gillie

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 139.95

    Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering and the Role of Structural Fire Engineering Introduction to fire engineering Roles of structural fire resistance The process of performance-based fire engineering of structures Introduction to the book Recent Major Structural Fire Events and Their Implications Introduction Broadgate fire, London, 1990... more...