• 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.

    • Surveying
      April 2012

      CESMM4

      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.

    • Surveying
      May 2012

      ICE Dispute Resolution Procedures

      by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (Author)

      ICE Dispute Resolution Procedures combines in one volume the up-to-date procedures from the Institution of Civil Engineers. Adjudication Procedure. Conciliation/Mediation Procedure. Arbitration Procedure. Dispute Board Procedure. The procedures can be used with almost all forms of contract, are applicable throughout the construction industry, and allow for prompt resolution regardless of the size or nature of the dispute. Representing essential knowledge for all those involved in the UK construction industry as well as arbitrators, adjudicators, conciliators, mediators, and dispute board members, the definitive ICE Dispute Resolution Procedures are a vital addition to the library of every engineer and construction law professional. More information on dispute resolution services from the ICE is available online at www.ice.org.uk/disputeresolution. Individual procedures are also available online at www.icevirtuallibrary.com.

    • Surveying
      June 2013

      CESMM4 Carbon & Price Book 2013

      by Mott MacDonald (Editor)

      The latest edition of the CESMM Carbon and Price Book series has been re-compiled to conform to the very latest update of the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM4). The CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book now incorporates the latest construction technologies with major updates and improvements particularly in the concrete, road, tunnelling and rail track classes.The extent, depth and layout of vital information within the publication ensures that you can quickly and confidently achieve rapid responses to estimate requests, accurate replies to tender submissions and efficient contract administration. The CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book also includes estimates of embodied carbon values for each civil engineering activity, allowing users to estimate carbon at the same time as costs with no additional effort. There are a growing number of international case studies that demonstrate that reducing carbon on a civil engineering project can also reduce costs. As in previous editions the book has been updated by cost and engineering specialists within Mott MacDonald, this time also bringing in the wealth of environmental information from the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book remains the most up-to-date source of price and carbon information available for the civil engineering industry.

    • Structural engineering
      October 2011

      Finite-Element Design of Concrete Structures, Second edition

      Practical Problems and their Solutions

      by Guenter A. Rombach (Author)

      Finite-element Design of Concrete Structures, Second edition, is the structural engineer’s essential practical guide to the computational design of concrete structures. An increasing reliance on computer power means that now even simple structures are designed with the aid of computers. In this book, the author uses worked examples of real-life structures to address the dangers of a blind acceptance of computer outputs. Illustrating the difference between theory and practice, and the importance of practical knowledge of the behaviour of a structure, this book will help readers to eliminate errors in their calculations. • Now covering all relevant structures – from simple beams to three dimensional building models – and compatible with Eurocode 2 Part 1, the second edition is a truly comprehensive guide. • Numerous real-life worked examples show how to check numerical calculations and avoid errors in computational analysis. • Prepared using commonly available systems, the worked examples can be checked and verified by readers using their own software. Written for the practicing structural engineer using computer software for the design of concrete structures, this book will also help students of structural engineering – and software developers – appreciate the importance of practical understanding in addition to computer power.

    • Earthquake engineering
      October 2013

      Shock Transmission Units in Construction

      by Dinesh J. Patel (Author)

      Recent earthquakes around the world have confirmed the potential for a large seismic event to cause unprecedented levels of destruction. Shock transmission units (STUs) have been used in several projects as one of the most effective instruments in preventing widespread damage from seismic activities and structural movement. Shock Transmission Units in Construction is the first book to explore the procurement, selection, testing, installation and maintenance processes of STUs, as well as technological developments in the field of seismic protection. This book covers the use of STUs as both a preventative measure, fitted to a structure before a seismic occurrence, and as a seismic protection system, retrofitted to prevent further damage. Drawing on his experiences of supervising the construction of the first bridges in India and the Philippines to use STUs, Dinesh Patel explores the application of STUs on a number of different projects, including new and existing highway and rail bridges, suspension and cable stayed bridges, buildings, structures, nuclear power plants and pipelines. Shock Transmission Units in Construction contains case studies, photographs and illustrative diagrams to provide a clear guide to the application of STUs in numerous construction projects, as well as • a thorough introduction to this widely-practiced, but still little understood engineering practice, challenging critics by demonstrating the benefits and reliability of STUs in various contexts • a study of current STU brands and manufacturers, and the ways in which different types of STUs have been used in existing projects • examples of STU application in India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Denmark, Rome, Italy, UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Laos, Indonesia, Canada, USA and the UK • an analysis of the cost efficiency of retro-fitting practices. Shock Transmission Units in Construction aims to provide best practice guidance in helping both new and experienced engineers to select the most appropriate STU for construction projects, thus ensuring that they are used to their full potential. It is hoped that this will lead to more varied usage and the development of innovative STU derivatives for application in future projects.

    • Soil & rock mechanics
      August 2011

      Soil Hydrology, Land Use and Agriculture

      Measurement and Modelling

      by Edited by Manoj K Shukla.

      Agriculture is strongly affected by changes in soil hydrology as well as by changes in land use and management practices and the complex interactions between them. This book aims to expand our knowledge and understanding of these interactions on a watershed scale, using soil hydrology models, and to address the consequences of land use and management changes on agriculture from a research perspective. Case studies illustrate the impact of land use and management practices on various soil hydrological parameters under different climates and ecosystems.

    • Earthquake engineering
      October 2018

      Seismic Isolation Strategies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction

      Emerging Opportunities

      by Author(s): Mikayel Melkumyan

      Earthquakes are catastrophic events that cause huge economic losses due to the vulnerability of the existing building stock. However, collapses of vulnerable buildings can be avoided if preventative measures, such as enhancement of their earthquake resistance, are implemented on time. This book will allow the reader to become acquainted with a number of unique, modern and cost-effective seismic isolation strategies, which can be easily, and in very short periods of time, and without interruption of the use of the buildings, implemented with high efficiency in existing buildings, making them earthquake proof. An important aspect here is that the book’s seismic isolation strategies are demonstrated on real examples of existing buildings with different structural systems, such as reinforced concrete frame buildings with shear walls and stone buildings with load-bearing walls. The cost-effectiveness of the suggested strategies is further proved by comparative analyses carried out for buildings both with and without seismic isolation systems.

    • Earthquake engineering
      October 2018

      Seismic Isolation Strategies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction

      Emerging Opportunities

      by Author(s): Mikayel Melkumyan

      Earthquakes are catastrophic events that cause huge economic losses due to the vulnerability of the existing building stock. However, collapses of vulnerable buildings can be avoided if preventative measures, such as enhancement of their earthquake resistance, are implemented on time. This book will allow the reader to become acquainted with a number of unique, modern and cost-effective seismic isolation strategies, which can be easily, and in very short periods of time, and without interruption of the use of the buildings, implemented with high efficiency in existing buildings, making them earthquake proof. An important aspect here is that the book’s seismic isolation strategies are demonstrated on real examples of existing buildings with different structural systems, such as reinforced concrete frame buildings with shear walls and stone buildings with load-bearing walls. The cost-effectiveness of the suggested strategies is further proved by comparative analyses carried out for buildings both with and without seismic isolation systems.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2000

      Some Buildings Just Can't Dance

      Politics, Life Safety, and Disaster

      by Richard Stewart Olson, Robert A. Olson, Vincent T. Gawronski

      This book places Oakland's public policy response (nine major ordinances) to building damage suffered in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in a full historical and intergovernmental context. Using a combined non-decision making and advocacy coalition approach, the book demonstrates how and why hazardous-structure abatement was kept off the local political agenda prior to the Loma Prieta disaster. The book then demonstrates how and why city government in Oakland became proactive on the problem of earthquake-damaged and, more importantly, earthquake-vulnerable buildings in general after the disaster.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      March 2019

      Britain's Greatest Bridges

      by Joseph Rogers

      Throughout history, the need to cross the changing British landscape has always driven innovation. Natural valleys, rivers and mountainous features required the construction of bridges in ancient times to expand our horizons, transport goods and, ultimately, conquer all corners of our island nation. Since then, with the development of technology, bridges have become not only practical structures for people and their possessions, but also prominent icons of our railway network, our reliance on motor vehicles and a desire to connect the country's settlements and communities with one another. Today, Britain has bridges spanning not only many of its rivers, but much of its history. Each age brought new designs and engineering prowess, celebrated most proudly during the Industrial Revolution. This book admires some of the best, from the world-renowned to the minor and the modest.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      April 1961

      Bewässerung, Ödlandkultur, Flurbereinigung

      by Otto Fauser

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 1956

      Grundlagen

      by Gerhard Pohlmann

    • Science & Mathematics
      September 2017

      Free Boundaries in Rock Mechanics

      by Anvarbek Meirmanov, Oleg V. Galtsev, Reshat N. Zimin

      This monograph is concerned with free-boundary problems of partial differential equations arising in the physical sciences and in engineering. The existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Hele-Shaw problem are derived and techniques to deal with the Muskat problem are discussed. Based on these, mathematical models for the dynamics of cracks in underground rocks and in-situ leaching are developed. ContentsIntroductionThe Hele–Shaw problemA joint motion of two immiscible viscous fluidsMathematical models of in-situ leachingDynamics of cracks in rocksElements of continuum mechanics

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