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Systems of building construction, Including fireproof construction, concrete construction

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Insulating Modernismby Kiel Moe

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    What is the best way to achieve sustainable energy savings in buildings? The mainstream construction industry has been saying for decades: it?s insulation. Today there is a growing movement among architects who claim that, by contrast, it isintelligent design thatprovides the best energetic results. This book describes the history, theory and facts... more...

  • Sustainability & Scarcityby Peter Ozolins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book describes the nature of green building in the developing... more...

  • Principles of Constructionby Roger Greeno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Principles of Construction is an illustrated guide to the processes involved in a building programme, from inception stage through to completion. This second edition has been updated in accordance with current Building Regulation, with the emphasis remaining on safety and the correct use of materials. Following a logical procession of concepts and... more...

  • Mitchell's Introduction to Buildingby Roger Greeno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.99

    Introduction to Building provides a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of development and associated building procedures, from initial planning and design through procurement of building work, contractual arrangements and construction techniques. Now in its Fifth Edition, this popular text continues to present an authoritative overview... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grundriss der praktischen Regelungstechnikby Christian Spieker; Erwin Samal; Dirk Fabian

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 840.00

    Anders als in mathematisch orientierten Darstellungen stehen die physikalisch-technischen Zusammenhänge und die praktische Regelungstechnik im Vordergrund dieses vollständig überarbeiteten Standardwerkes. Soweit mathematische Hilfsmittel für den Praktiker hilfreich sind, werden sie eingesetzt. Alle wesentlichen Fragen der praktischen - analogen und... more...