• Automotive technology & trades
      November 2014

      Kenny's Garage

      by Kenny Wallace

      This book is an extension to your cars owner’s manual; it picks up where your owner’s manual leaves off. Kenny is donating 10% of sales to the Greg Biffle Foundation for Animals “Kenny’s Garage” is a 156 page book offering consumers buying and selling tips, seasonal preparation, easy maintenance and mechanical instruction, road trip advice and so much more. A bumper-to-bumper guide with a plethora of information about your car with funny stories blended in for a chuckle! Our cars are the second largest investment that we make in life and knowing how to take care of them will extend the health of our cars.

    • Business & management
      July 2015

      What Did Jesus Drive: Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity

      by Jason H. Vines

      Isn’t it time that we are told the insider TRUTH regarding the intentional and unintentional cover-ups made by the big boys in “Detroit.” An industry, the Auto Industry, driven by profits-over-principle according to many of its critics. Be prepared to buckle-up and enjoy this ride! This book is the first tell it like it is, of its kind! Why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Jason Vines starts this book with a simple question: why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Sadly, spoiler alert, he ends it with the same question. From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to Lance Armstrong to the IRS to Brian Williams to Bill Cosby to Tiger Woods and the NFL; why is it so painfully difficult? Vines cautions the reader up-front: “Relax, this is not a book about Jesus. However, he does appear in two chapters: first as a Hispanic grandfather from Waterford, Michigan, and later as the real Prince of Peace. No, this is a book about my life in the public relations blast furnace in the automotive industry; a quickly-derailed attempt to help a friend rebuild Detroit’s tattered image, thwarted by the sex, lies and corruption of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; and, finally, trying to avoid another crisis with the number one selling book of all time. No, not Harry Potter; the Bible.” The crises Vines helped navigate through made headlines the world over: Jeep vehicles accused of deadly sudden unintended acceleration, Nissan’s near-death experience until it regained its MOJO, the Ford/Firestone tire mega-debacle, a jihad against SUVs by the “What Would Jesus Drive?” nuts, Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick’s drive to prison and finally avoiding a boycott of the most popular Bible in the world by evangelical Christian leaders. In his final chapter, titled “Government Motors on Fire”, Vines tackles the fake Chevy Volt fire crisis and General Motors’ 2014 nightmare with its faulty ignition switches that led to at least 24 deaths – and counting, and may lead to criminal indictments. Vines shares lessons learned and mistakes made. He notes that if he can impart anything in this book, it is the guiding principles he believes useful for any organization (not just the auto industry) or individual to avoid, mitigate or survive the inevitable crisis. As he puts it: “If you think you are immune to a crisis, you’ve already failed an overarching guiding principle.”

    • Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Cooking for parties
      September 2015

      Domestic Chic: A Fashionably Fabulous Guide for Cooking & Entertaining

      by Kristin Sollenne

      Rising culinary star Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, approachable cooking tips and re-imagined healthy dishes. Rather than the sometimes-overwhelming cookbook approach, Kristin has provided you with the ultimate go-to guide for cooking and entertaining by the seasons. With 16 pre-planned menus and over 100 recipes with innovative décor tips to coincide with holidays and celebrations during each season, this is your “one-stop-shop” to hosting a fashionably fabulous affair! Unique flavors and pairings are awakened through each menu, along with touching family stories and traditions. As a certified nutritionist, Kristin focuses on fresh in-season produce and the lavishness of each season to guide your palette. Passionate about healthy, flavorful dishes, she demonstrates a farm-to-table approach to traditional Italian style cooking. Think a modern day twist on your grandmother’s classics! Speaking of modern day – check out Kristin’s specialty line of kitchen couture designer aprons, CELLINI, and always entertain with passion and flair.

    • History
      November 2015

      Jimmy Hoffa Called My Mom A Bitch: Profiles in Stupidity

      by Jason H. Vines

      The book is broken up into various chapters of stupidity: Stupid Democrats, Stupid Republicans, Stupid Atheists, Stupid Christians, Stupid Criminals, Stupid Policies, Stupid People and so on. The “Stupid Criminals” chapter contains one of my favorite columns that appeared on the Detroit News’ political website. The June 29, 2010 column is titled “Globe Al Warming Gets Rubbed the Wrong Way,” and it takes on allegations that the former VP got inappropriately horny with female masseuse at a Portland, Oregon hotel. That column also continues the sick, yet hilarious saga of Otis “Masturgate” Mathis, the illiterate (no kidding), former head of Detroit Public Schools who was forced out after he admittedly fondled himself in front of numerous female superintendents. No, I am not making this up. I coined the scandal “Masturgate” and it soon became the rage in Detroit media and made my column one of the most popular on the site.

    • Technology: general issues
      June 2015

      Leading 21st Century Schools

      Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

      by Lynne Schrum and Barbara B. Levin

      The pace of technological change picks up speed with each passing day. Educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership—using proven methods—if they are to prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond. When first published in 2009, this book empowered administrators and teachers to plan and execute effective strategies for enhancing student engagement and achievement through technology. This second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors’ tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include: Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress With this book close at hand, school leaders will confidently guide students into the exciting digital future.

    • Building construction & materials
      May 2011

      Portland Cement, Third edition

      by Leslie Struble (Author)

      The third edition of this best selling book provides a concise overview of the properties and manufacturing processes of Portland Cement, which students of material sciences and graduates looking to enter the cement or concrete industries will find invaluable. While Portland Cement is one of the most traditional of construction materials, rising costs of the energy required for its manufacture and an increased awareness of the cement industry’s environmental impact have continued to sustain interest in understanding its behaviour and properties. With the increasing use of admixtures and mineral additives in the production of high quality concretes, this fundamental understanding continues to be of utmost importance in the design of concrete structures. Updated to reflect the latest European and British standards, Portland Cement, Third edition, gives an account of cement composition, manufacture, quality assessment, hydration and the resulting microstructure-physical property relationships, and some mechanisms of the chemical degradation of hardened cement paste. This edition concludes with a new chapter that looks at the environmental impact of, and regulations governing cement manufacture. Portland Cement, Third edition • provides a solid understanding of the production and properties of Portland Cement written and edited by leading experts in industry and academia • references latest EN and BSI codes and cement production techniques • provides an introduction to the environmental impact of the cement industry. Primarily intended for students and new entrants to the cement or concrete industries, Portland Cement, Third edition, will also provide the perfect introduction to engineers involved in the design of concrete structures requiring clear, concise information on the material and its production.

    • Civil engineering, surveying & building
      June 2011

      The Civil Engineers

      by Hugh Ferguson , Mike Chimes (Author)

      Many Victorian engineers have become household names, now, in the 21st century, with high speed rail, sky-reaching buildings and clean water on-demand we take civil engineers’ skills for granted. This is the story of the oldest professional engineering institution, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and the people who made it; the men and women that have shaped the world around us with the projects they design, build and maintain and in doing do so have helped to improve the lives of millions of people. Opening the doors on the ICE’s extensive archives, this highly illustrated colour history looks at the development of the profession over nearly 200 years, charting the successes of construction from the great engineering advances of Victorian times to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the growth of the ICE into a global knowledge network with a membership of more than 80,000. With biographies of some of the great engineers who made these changes possible, including ICE past presidents: Thomas Telford, the first president and, for many, the greatest civil engineer of all time; George and Robert Stephenson, father and son pioneers of the British railway revolution; Sir John Fowler, responsible for the world’s first underground railway; Sir Joseph Bazalgette, creator of London’s sewer system; Sir Benjamin Baker, creator of the Forth Railway Bridge and the Aswan Dam; and Basil Mott, designer and engineer of the Mersey Road Tunnel. Explore the colourful history of the development of civil engineering and its professional institution in this informative and interesting account from authors with extensive knowledge of the ICE. The Civil Engineers is a fascinating read for all those interested in the civil engineering industry and its impact on the world, as well as an overview of the ICE and its key players for civil engineers working towards ICE membership.

    • Building construction & materials
      November 2011

      Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety, Second edition

      by Alan Beard (Author)

      Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety, Second edition, is the first book to span the spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in tunnel fire safety science and engineering. The construction of longer and increasingly complex tunnels and rapid changes in processes, materials and technology mean it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date. Drawing on the latest research and the extensive experience of the authors, this book is intended to help readers identify limitations in tunnel designs, technologies and models and – ultimately – make decisions to prevent unacceptable risk. Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety, Second edition, includes • international case studies of real-life tunnel fire incidents highlighting the lessons learned • coverage of the latest tunnel fire safety research, including the UPTUN project • expert international authorship imparting knowledge and experience of tunnel fire safety science, technology, engineering, management and emergency services • extensive references direct readers to sources of in-depth information on specific topics. Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety, Second edition, comprehensively covers the complex subject of tunnel fire safety – from heat release rates to modelling and human behaviour – and is an essential resource for tunnel designers, contractors, operators and regulators; tunnel fire safety researchers, consultants and equipment manufacturers; and fire brigades and other emergency service providers.

    • Sanitary & municipal engineering
      July 2011

      Flood Risk

      Planning, Design and Management of Flood Defence Infrastructure

      by Paul Sayers (Author)

      This uniquely comprehensive guide for engineers and scientists demonstrates the feasibility of an integrated approach that combines resilient infrastructure with adaptive flood risk management. The book offers practical guidance on managing existing flood defences and designing and planning new ones. Key legislation is discussed together with insights into emerging flood risk management concepts and future developments in policy and practice. The authors address the core concepts of flood risk management and equip readers with the tools and techniques needed to better assess the reliability and adaptability of defences and – ultimately – make robust risk-based decisions. Flood Risk is • a single resource covering fluvial, coastal and urban issues • globally applicable, highlighting the flood risk management lessons learned from international case studies • authored by an expert group of practising engineers and academic specialists • extensively referenced with sources of further information on all topics. Placing flood defence infrastructure within the context of a broader flood risk management approach, this key text is essential reading for engineers, scientists, and government and local authority stakeholders who must meet the increasingly complex challenges of flood risk, both now and in the future.

    • Structural engineering
      March 2012

      Temporary Works

      Principles of Design and Construction

      by Murray Grant (Author)

      Temporary Works: Principles of Design and Construction is the first reference book to deliver authoritative and comprehensive guidance on temporary works for practising engineers. The practicalities of temporary works are an essential, cost-and-safety-critical aspect of all construction projects, but receive minimum coverage in training and remain poorly understood by many engineers. Covering all sub-specialties of this wide-ranging topic in a single resource, this book is invaluable for permanent works designers, engineers, technicians and contractors looking to minimise costs, maximise efficiency and ensure the safety of those working on-site. Temporary Works is • the only reference book to provide complete coverage of temporary works sub-specialties in a single volume • written by more than twenty industry experts established in specific fields, from falsework to floating plant • informed by the latest European codes – complete with the explanatory detail needed to use them – and up to date with current safety standards • a source of immediate, practical solutions to common problems and extensive references for readers to build on existing knowledge. Drawing on years of collective experience of temporary works in practice, this book is a key reference for temporary and permanent works designers alike, a useful training aid for new engineers, and a timely and relevant contribution to furthering knowledge in this often-overlooked field.

    • Environmental science, engineering & technology
      July 2013

      Environmental Geotechnics, Second edition

      by Robert W. Sarsby (Author)

      Environmental Geotechnics is a forward-thinking guide to aid engineers in applying geotechnical principles, processes and techniques in a way that will not only reduce their environmental impact but should benefit the environment. The major construction-environment interface is geotechnical in nature. For engineers to be able to foresee environmental problems and modify construction projects, or derive novel approaches, to prevent negative impacts from their works, they need a thorough knowledge of their subject and a constant awareness of the ‘pollution-output’ of any construction operation. Environment Geotechnics draws on the author’s extensive personal experience to provide a thorough coverage of the key components of environmental geotechnics, enabling engineers to identify and convert complex environmental problems into situations which can be accurately analysed. Revisions in this second edition include a new chapter on foundations and the key elements of design using Eurocode 7, and revised coverage of radioactive waste management and the requirements for safe disposal; construction waste management, including the use of waste as a construction material; geosynthetics and geomembranes. With illustrative examples on a variety of geotechnical topics, investigation methods and common problems, Environmental Geotechnics demonstrates the applications of geotechnical principles to practical construction, uniquely coupling comprehensive coverage of all aspects of geotechnical engineering with in-depth explanation of ground engineering situations which involve major interaction with the environment. Environmental Geotechnics is an essential guide for construction professionals wishing to understand the latest concerns and developments on the construction-environmental interface as well as a textbook for all those involved in the study of civil engineering, engineering geology and environmental geotechnics.

    • Civil engineering, surveying & building
      February 2012

      Geotechnical Engineering Principles, Problematic Soils and Site Investigation

      (ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering Vol 1)

      by John B. Burland, Tim J.P. Chapman, Hilary Skinner, Michael J. Brown (Author)

      Part of the ICE manuals series, ICE manual of geotechnical engineering is the definitive geotechnical reference, providing best practice knowledge for civil and structural engineers. Written and edited by leaders in their fields, ICE manual of geotechnical engineering delivers the core geotechnical engineering principles, practical techniques, and the major questions engineers should keep in mind when dealing with real-world engineering challenges. Volume I covers fundamental geotechnical principles and concepts, problematic soils and their issues and site investigation. This knowledge is extended to inform design, construction processes and verification in Volume II. ICE manual of geotechnical engineering is an essential guide and invaluable reference for practising civil and structural engineers, architects, designers, consultants and contractors, working on projects of all sizes. This manual is also available online at www.icemanuals.com

    • Civil engineering, surveying & building
      February 2012

      Geotechnical Design, Construction and Verification

      (ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering Vol 2)

      by John B. Burland, Tim J.P. Chapman, Hilary Skinner, Michael J. Brown (Author)

      Part of the ICE manuals series, ICE manual of geotechnical engineering is the definitive geotechnical reference, providing best practice knowledge for civil and structural engineers. Written and edited by leaders in their fields, ICE manual of geotechnical engineering delivers the core geotechnical engineering principles, practical techniques, and the major questions engineers should keep in mind when dealing with real-world engineering challenges. Volume I covers fundamental geotechnical principles and concepts, problematic soils and their issues and site investigation. This knowledge is extended to inform design, construction processes and verification in Volume II. ICE manual of geotechnical engineering is an essential guide and invaluable reference for practising civil and structural engineers, architects, designers, consultants and contractors, working on projects of all sizes. This manual is also available online at www.icemanuals.com

    • Surveying
      April 2012


      Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement

      by Richard McGill (Author)

      The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement – CESMM – has been well-established for over 35 years as the standard for the preparation of bills of quantities in civil engineering work. This much anticipated fourth edition, CESMM4, is the first major overhaul since the publication of CESMM3 in 1991. It brings the method into line with changes in industry practices and extends its usages into some new areas. The original concepts of standardised approach and item coverage remain as fundamental as they did when they were first introduced in 1976. All of these principles remain unchanged. This fourth edition has been updated to incorporate modern construction techniques and is now contract neutral in order to facilitate use across a variety of contract suites including with NEC, FIDIC and ICC. CESMM4 • incorporates the newest technologies so that it is completely up-to-date with current practices • is contract neutral – so you can use it across a variety of contract suites • retains the established structure of CESMM – so there is no need to change your business practices, or to retrain, and therefore there are no time or cost implications • includes a completely updated Rail section. In addition to being contract neutral, reference to British Standards has been largely eliminated facilitating the use of CESMM4 on construction projects across the world. CESMM4 is an invaluable guide for anyone who needs to prepare bills of quantities in civil engineering work and competitive tenders with claims to sustainability based on real and reliable data.

    • Structural engineering
      December 2013

      Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice (Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure series)

      by Charles Ainger (Author)

      Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice is a practical and accessible handbook which addresses the key principles of sustainability for engineers and built environment professionals. It outlines the critical changes needed to deliver more sustainable solutions and offers techniques to embed these changes as best practice in order to deliver high quality, economical and sustainable infrastructure across the globe. With many years of engineering knowledge and practical experience between them, the authors identify key sustainability issues in engineering and a set of common principles which can be applied across all types of infrastructure at each stage of a project, from planning and development through to the implementation, in-use and end-of-life phases. The book provides readers with a set of tools to help define, test and measure sustainability, encouraging them to be champions of change and take full advantage of sustainable opportunities. Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice provides readers with: • A comprehensive set of fundamental principles and tools to guide engineering decision making for sustainable infrastructure delivery • Real life case studies and practical examples from across the world, including the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA. • An understanding of the concepts and current debates around the need for sustainability • Advice on what questions to ask and when at each stage of project delivery Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice serves as an introduction to subsequent volumes in the Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure series which apply these principles to sector-specific contexts, including water, transport and buildings.

    • Environmental science, engineering & technology
      February 2015

      Sustainable Buildings (Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure series)

      by Alan Yates, Elisabeth Green and Tristram Hope (Author)

      Sustainable Buildings is an indispensable handbook that combines a summary of good practice and sources of information helpful to practitioners involved in the design and procurement of buildings. This book illustrates the need for inter-disciplinary integration and an understanding of environmental physics as early as possible in the design process in order to deliver high-quality, economical and sustainable infrastructure across the globe. With many years of knowledge related to the sustainability of buildings, the authors aim to provide a balanced view of current best practice and a vision of the way forward in a rapidly changing sector, the demands placed on its outputs and the solutions that are available. Sustainable Buildings provides readers with: • time-limited and output-driven perspectives of practical infrastructure practitioners • real-life examples and case studies from a range of UK and worldwide projects • a comparison of RIBA, ACE, French, Russian and US design processes • a framework that allows engineers, architects, surveyors, constructors and others to work together as a team • real-world advice on how, when and what professionals involved in infrastructure-related businesses need to consider. Sustainable Buildings is part of the Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure series of handbooks aimed at providing engineers with an understanding of sustainability principles and solutions. To be useful for practitioners, the series sets sustainability concepts within well-known engineering management processes of planning, designing and delivering infrastructure.

    • Highway & traffic engineering
      November 2013

      Car Park Designers' Handbook, Second edition

      by JD Hill, Glynn Rhodes, Steve Vollar (Author)

      The Car Park Designers' Handbook provides essential guidance on those aspects of planning and design that will enable car parks to function efficiently and economically whilst being user-friendly. The new edition is a comprehensive reference tool which distils over 35 years of specialist knowledge and experience in car park design, repair and improvement. Featuring more than 75 scale drawings of circulation layouts, the Car Park Designers' Handbook describes, illustrates and evaluates the relative strengths and weaknesses of each layout and explores the practical design of parking elements including stall dimensions, aisle widths, ramp slopes and headroom. The authors offer essential advice on how to enhance traffic flow, facilitate circulation and create car parks which are as flexible as possible to fulfil the needs of a wide range of vehicles and users. The book provides updated information on key issues such as security, ventilation, lighting, drainage, signage, fiscal and barrier control. The new edition also includes: • Guidance on optimum entry and exit locations that affect layout; • Scale drawings that can be used as templates in the layout design process; • Photographic examples of successful car parks designed by the authors; • An expanded section on ‘Structure’, providing examples of the most common forms of construction; • Advantages and disadvantages in the use of automated (robotic) car parks. The Car Park Designers' Handbook intends to help practising engineers, designers, architects, local authorities, parking consultants and operators to create car parks which not only meet the spatial needs of motorists, but achieve economy of construction, durability of structure and effective use of the site area.

    • History of engineering & technology
      December 2013

      The Contractors

      The Story of British Civil Engineering Contractors

      by Hugh Ferguson , Mike Chimes (Author)

      Fully illustrated in colour, The Contractors, is the first history of the challenges and adventures faced by British civil engineering contractors from their emergence with canal construction in the late-eighteenth century to the present day. Extraordinarily ambitious, largely unrecognised men who built the world’s infrastructure – its roads and railways, canals and bridges, docks and harbours, lighthouses and breakwaters, sea works and flood defences, water supply and irrigation, urban drainage and sewerage, gas works and power stations, and buildings of all shapes and sizes – these contractors took considerable risks, many failed in the process but others thrived and developed into some of the most powerful and influential industrialists of their day. Including profiles of many of the key figures and organisations in the industry through the ages, The Contractors explains what the business is about and where it comes from, sharing with a wider audience the exploits of these adventurers, haracterised by their inspiring leadership, sheer hard work, a strong constitution and perseverance in the face of adversity. Over time, the contractor has changed: from the great Victorian contractors, towering men whose business was their personal affair, through the twentieth century which has seen the rise of the corporate contractor, specialist contractors and the blurring of the distinction between consulting engineers and contractors, to the larger firms of recent years becoming larger through merger and acquisition but, as the examples in this book demonstrate, there is still room for the entrepreneur with vision, leadership and drive to become a highly successful contractor. The Contractors is a compulsory read for all those working in the industry, including civil engineers, those interested in the industry and its impact on the world, and the wider public. Readers will experience the boom of the canal and railway eras, working at home and abroad, the difficulties and opportunities brought by wars, the equipment used and the specialists and sub-contractors of today, fully illustrated with unique material from ICE and the firms themselves. Following the success of The Civil Engineers, Hugh Ferguson BSc(Eng) CEng FICE MCIHT and Mike Chrimes MBE BA MLS MCLIP bring their extensive experience and unique insight and passion to civil engineering contractors.

    • Civil engineering, surveying & building
      June 2014

      Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines

      by Peter Catchpolewith, Buck Fife (Author)

      Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines provides practicing engineers with a comprehensive guide to the structural behaviour of transmission lines and the successful management of transmission line projects. The authors bring together technical knowledge and industry advice to offer extensive practical guidance on the design, construction and management of transmission lines. Taking an international approach, the book details the considerations, methods and outcomes of projects in different parts of the world where the constraints and opportunities of resources, climate and culture are unique. An invaluable resource Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines: • provides observations, calculations and technical solutions to problems facing structural engineers • discusses variables in terrain and weather conditions when approaching each project • considers the balance of components in each structure to ensure the longevity of the line • outlines issues such as restricted access, jurisdictional constraints and natural hazards which may hinder a project and advises for cost-effective solutions. The Structural Engineering of Transmission Lines combines technical details and practical examples into one essential resource to help structural engineers, contractors, consultants, facility owners, operators and managers understand, navigate and build upon the current methods in the transmission line industry.

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