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Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Yew-Chaye Loo, Sanaul Huq Chowdhury Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Yew-Chaye Loo, Sanaul Huq Chowdhury
R1,621 Discovery Miles 16 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third edition of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete continues to be the most comprehensive text for engineering students, instructors and practising engineers. Theoretical and practical aspects of analysis and design are presented in a clear, easy-to-follow manner and are complemented by numerous illustrative and design examples to aid students' comprehension of complex concepts. This edition has been fully updated to reflect recent amendments and addenda to the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures AS3600-2009 and allied standards. Two new chapters, covering T-beams, irregular-shaped sections and continuous beams, and strut-and-tie modelling have been added as discrete modules to enhance the progression of topics. Additional information is provided on fire resistance, detailing and covering, long-term deflection and design for torsion. An expanded collection of end-of-chapter tutorial problems consolidate student learning and develop problem-solving skills. Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete remains an indispensable resource for students and engineers continuing their professional development.

Tunnelling in the Urban Environment (Geotechnique Symposium in Print 2017) (Hardcover): Lidija Zdravkovic Tunnelling in the Urban Environment (Geotechnique Symposium in Print 2017) (Hardcover)
Lidija Zdravkovic
R1,392 Discovery Miles 13 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With urban tunnel construction growing worldwide, the ability to accurately predict the ground and structural response to tunnelling and the associated risks is now more important than ever before. Engineers are expected to consider all aspects of tunnel engineering in order to safeguard existing infrastructure, by employing field monitoring, physical modelling and numerical analysis in developing a detailed knowledge of multiple soil-structure interactions. The Geotechnique Symposium in Print took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 14th September 2017 to discuss the wider aspects of tunnelling in urban locales. The papers included here bring together important international research presented at the symposium and featured in Geotechnique. Topics of discussion, amongst others, included: - case studies from Crossrail, CTRL and Barcelona metro projects - open-face tunnelling effects on non-displacement piles in clay - influence of building characteristics on tunnelling-induced ground movements - impact of new tunnel construction on structural performance of existing tunnels. Tunnelling in the Urban Environment offers practitioners and researchers alike with important coverage of the increasingly complex and varied challenges engineers have to face when constructing tunnels in urban centres.

Bridge Launching, second edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Marco Rosignoli Bridge Launching, second edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Marco Rosignoli
R2,186 Discovery Miles 21 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bridge Launching comprehensively describes the design and construction of prestressed concrete, steel, composite, and prestressed composite bridges built by incremental launching. Offering explanations of both the theoretical and technological aspects of the construction process, Bridge Launching illustrates worldwide case studies with photographs, sketches and diagrams of state-of-the-art structures. Analysing beam bridges, arch bridges and cable-stayed bridges, the second edition of Bridge Launching outlines key methods for the structural analysis of launched bridges, and provides best practice advice to address time-dependent effects and the buckling of steel girders. Bridge design and construction are thoroughly explored, together with special launch bearings and systems, nose-deck interaction, the loading of temporary and final piers, field monitoring, and data acquisition techniques. Process simulation techniques for optimisation of deck casting are also covered.

Roofing with Asphalt Shingles (Hardcover): Mike Guertin Roofing with Asphalt Shingles (Hardcover)
Mike Guertin
R597 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A practical guide for advanced DIY enthusiasts, as well as professional and student builders, which shows properly how to install or repair and asphalt or shingle roof. Asphalt shingles are lightweight, fire resistant and relatively inexpensive which has made them a popular option in modern housebuilding. This book walks you through the techniques and procedures for laying down the shingles, working round obstacles and repairing small patches.

Ultra-High Performance Concrete UHPC - Fundamentals, Design, Examples (Paperback): Ekkehard Fehling, Michael Schmidt, Joost... Ultra-High Performance Concrete UHPC - Fundamentals, Design, Examples (Paperback)
Ekkehard Fehling, Michael Schmidt, Joost Walraven, Torsten Leutbecher, Susanne Frohlich
R1,273 R910 Discovery Miles 9 100 Save R363 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since. Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) is a milestone in concrete technology and application. It permits the construction of both more slender and more durable concrete structures with a prolonged service life and thus improved sustainability. This book is a comprehensive overview of UHPC - from the principles behind its production and its mechanical properties to design and detailing aspects. The focus is on the material behaviour of steel fibre-reinforced UHPC. Numerical modelling and detailing of the connections with reinforced concrete elements are featured as well. Numerous examples worldwide - bridges, columns, fa ades and roofs - are the basis for additional explanations about the benefits of UHPC and how it helps to realise several architectural requirements. The authors are extensively involved in the testing, design, construction and monitoring of UHPC structures. What they provide here is therefore a unique synopsis of the state of the art with a view to practical applications.

Architecture Et Constructions Civiles. Plomberie (Paperback): Denfer J. Architecture Et Constructions Civiles. Plomberie (Paperback)
Denfer J.
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Wet Cake Filtration - Fundamentals, Equipment, Strategies (Hardcover): Harald Anlauf Wet Cake Filtration - Fundamentals, Equipment, Strategies (Hardcover)
Harald Anlauf
R2,456 R2,195 Discovery Miles 21 950 Save R261 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Supported by more than 40 years of research, development and teaching, this book provides a comprehensive treatment of all relevant aspects in wet cake filtration as a key method in solid-liquid-separation. The first part of the book discusses general principles and applications of wet cake filtration, determination of proper feed streams and filter cake formation. The next chapters deal with variations of pre-treatment and process conditions including necessary aspects of lab scale tests, up-scaling and filter design. This is further strengthened with chapters discussing particle purification, yield maximization and cake deliquoring ? the removal of the liquid phase. Lastly, the filter media is discussed as the central piece of wet cake filtration. Beside the different possibilities of available filter media structures and process relevant aspects of filter media selection, the reliable characterization of pore sizes by porometry and innovative additional functionalities are introduced.

Steel Designers' Manual (Paperback, 7th Edition): Sci (Steel Construction Institute) Steel Designers' Manual (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Sci (Steel Construction Institute); Edited by Graham W Owens, Buick Davidson
R1,499 R1,362 Discovery Miles 13 620 Save R137 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2010 the then current European national standards for building and construction were replaced by the EN Eurocodes, a set of pan-European model building codes developed by the European Committee for Standardization. The Eurocodes are a series of 10 European Standards (EN 1990 EN 1999) that provide a common approach for the design of buildings, other civil engineering works and construction products. The design standards embodied in these Eurocodes will be used for all European public works and are set to become the de-facto standard for the private sector in Europe, with probable adoption in many other countries. This classic manual on structural steelwork design was first published in 1955, since when it has sold many tens of thousands of copies worldwide. For the seventh edition of the Steel Designers' Manual all chapters have been comprehensively reviewed, revised to ensure they reflect current approaches and best practice, and brought in to compliance with EN 1993: Design of Steel Structures (the so-called Eurocode 3).

The Building Regulations - Explained and Illustrated (Paperback, 14th Edition): Michael J. Billington, S.P. Barnshaw, K T... The Building Regulations - Explained and Illustrated (Paperback, 14th Edition)
Michael J. Billington, S.P. Barnshaw, K T Bright, Mike Billington, Andrew Crooks, …
R1,064 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R279 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Since publication of the first edition in 1976, The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated has provided a detailed, authoritative, highly illustrated and accessible guide to the regulations that must be adhered to when constructing, altering or extending a building in England and Wales. This latest edition has been fully revised throughout. Much of the content has been completely rewritten to cover the substantial changes to the Regulations since publication of the 13th edition, to ensure it continues to provide the detailed guidance needed by all those concerned with building work, including architects, building control officers, Approved Inspectors, Competent Persons, building surveyors, engineers, contractors and students in the relevant disciplines.

Architecture Inside-Out - Understanding How Buildings Work (Hardcover): John Zukowsky Architecture Inside-Out - Understanding How Buildings Work (Hardcover)
John Zukowsky; Illustrated by Robbie Polley
R363 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R64 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fifty of the world's most important buildings seen through specially commissioned isometric illustrations and detailed photographs and plans, providing the perfect introduction to architecture for students and anyone interested in buildings. Taking readers behind architecture's facades and finishes, this charmingly illustrated book explores how some of the most important buildings in the world were constructed. Specially commissioned isometric drawings present the essential structural elements of the world's masterpiece buildings that are not visible to the naked eye. These illustrations are displayed alongside plans, details, and photographs, all of which are clear and accessible, yet accurate and elegant enough to satisfy the most discerning eye. This fascinating book explores the thinking and expertise behind architects' designs and offers a means by which to better understand buildings already visited as well as those on the must-see list. Selections range from domestic structures such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building, to iconic classics such as the Louvre and Barcelona's famed Sagrada Familia Cathedral. The buildings have been chosen for their importance and interest, their role in the development of architectural thinking, and the structural secrets that intricate 3-D drawings can reveal.

Robert Adam and his Brothers - New light on Britain's leading architectural family (Hardcover): Colin Thom Robert Adam and his Brothers - New light on Britain's leading architectural family (Hardcover)
Colin Thom
R1,396 R1,257 Discovery Miles 12 570 Save R139 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Robert Adam is perhaps the best known of all British architects, the only one whose name denotes both a style and an era. The new decorative language he introduced at Kedleston and Syon around 1760 put him at the forefront of dynamic changes taking place in 18th-century British architecture. His later claim that his practice with his brother James had effected `a kind of revolution' in design was no idle boast. Their style dominated the later Georgian period and their influence was widespread, not only in Western Europe but in Russia and North America. But for such a well-known figure, much of Robert Adam's art still remains poorly understood. This new study, based on papers given at a Georgian Group symposium in 2015, looks afresh at many aspects of the Adam brothers' oeuvre, such as interior planning, their use of colour, the influence of classical sources, their involvement in the art market, town planning and building speculation, and Robert Adam's late picturesque drawings and castle designs - all within the context of the Adam family background and their personal and working relationships. The Scottish architecture of Robert and James's older brother, John, is also assessed. There are essays by established Adam experts as well as contributions from a younger generation of historians and postdoctoral scholars, one of the book's aims being to stimulate further research on the Adams' contribution to British architecture, art and design.

The Urban Ocean - The Interaction of Cities with Water (Paperback): Alan F Blumberg, Michael S. Bruno The Urban Ocean - The Interaction of Cities with Water (Paperback)
Alan F Blumberg, Michael S. Bruno
R1,014 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R53 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book introduces the new discipline of urban oceanography, providing a deeper understanding of the physics of the coastal ocean in an urban setting. The authors explore how the coastal ocean impacts with the humans who live, work and play along its shores; and in turn how human activities impact the health and dynamics of the coastal ocean. Fundamental topics covered include: the governing dynamical equations; tidal and circulation processes; variation of salinity and freshwater fluxes; watershed pollutants; observing systems; and climate change. Bridging the gaps between the fields of engineering, physical and social sciences, economics, and policy, this book is for anyone who wishes to learn about the physics, chemistry, and biology of coastal waters. It will support an introductory course on urban oceanography at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and will also prove invaluable as a reference text for researchers, professionals, coastal urban planners, and environmental engineers.

Carpentry and Roofwork, Fet level 4 - Textbook (Paperback): Carpentry and Roofwork, Fet level 4 - Textbook (Paperback)
R417 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R58 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
Stahlbau-Kalender 2019 - Schwerpunkt (German, Hardcover): Ulrike Kuhlmann Stahlbau-Kalender 2019 - Schwerpunkt (German, Hardcover)
Ulrike Kuhlmann
R3,155 R2,544 Discovery Miles 25 440 Save R611 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Woodshop Dust Control - A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Sandor Nagyszalanczy Woodshop Dust Control - A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
R489 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a complete guide to all methods of protecting your lungs from harmful wood dust. Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides the latest information on dust control and dust collection products for amateur woodworkers, professional carpenters and woodwork rooms in schools and colleges. - Developing a dust-control strategy - Planning shop ventilation - Combining dust-control measures - Choosing masks and respirators - Installing air filtration - Making the best of shop vacuums - Designing central dust collection - Cutting and installing ductwork - - Collection hoods - Testing a duct system - Capturing dust from portable tools - * A practical guide to respirators, shop vacuums, central collection systems, air filtration devices and more. * Design, build and install a system that is right for your workshop. * Fully revised to take account of the very latest technology and products - nowadays safety in the workshop is is as important as light and power. * First edition published 1995 (ISBN 1-56158-116-X).

An Engineer Imagines (Hardcover): Peter Rice An Engineer Imagines (Hardcover)
Peter Rice
R666 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R213 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The long-awaited reissue of the autobiography of Peter Rice, one of the main structural engineers behind the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre, the Menil Collection and Lloyd's of London. 'I am an engineer. Often people will call me an 'architect engineer' as a compliment. It is meant to signify a quality of engineer who is more imaginative and design-orientated than a normal engineer... To call an engineer an 'architect engineer' because he comes up with unusual or original solutions is essentially to misunderstand the role of the engineer in society.' An Engineer Imagines is a rare look into the professional creativity and philosophy of Peter Rice, who was widely acclaimed as the greatest structural engineer of his generation. He was a man who, in Renzo Piano's words, could design structures 'like a pianist who can play with his eyes shut'. Working with many of the world's greatest architects on buildings that became icons of contemporary architecture, he brought a uniquely poetic feeling to his work. Joining Ove Arup & Partners in 1956, Rice had heard that 'it was a place where an oddball could fit in.' Taking on Arup's theory of Total Design to heart, Rice writes about the role of the engineer in society, and how he himself applied his creativity to various projects. He admits he became an engineer by accident, tentatively feeling his way through a career without a natural instinct. But as he takes you through each of his projects, one-by-one, you can trace his development from graduate to veteran. Written in clear and poetic language, Rice's autobiography is perfect for those who want to better understand postwar buildings, our concrete environment, or are budding students of engineering and architecture.

Managing Construction Projects (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Graham M. Winch Managing Construction Projects (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Graham M. Winch
R1,199 R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Save R334 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Project management is of critical importance in construction, yet its execution poses major challenges. In order to keep a project on track, decisions often have to be made before all the necessary information is available.

Drawing on a wide range of research, "Managing Construction Projects" proposes new ways of thinking about project management in construction, exploring the skills required to manage uncertainty and offering techniques for thinking about the challenges involved. The second edition takes the information processing perspective introduced in the first edition and develops it further. In particular, this approach deepens the reader's understanding of the dynamics in the construction project process - from the value proposition inherent in the project mission, to the functioning asset that generates value for its owners and users.

"Managing Construction Projects" is a unique and indispensible contribution to the available literature on construction project management. It will be of particular benefit to advanced students of construction and construction project management, as well as contractors and quantity surveyors.

Reviews of the First edition:

"A massive review of the art and science of the management of projects that has the great virtue of being a good read wherever it is touched. It spills the dirt on things that went wrong, elucidates the history so you can understand the industry's current stance, draws on other countries experience and explains the latest management processes. Throughout it is liberally sprinkled with anecdotes and case histories which amply illustrate the dos and don't for practitioners wishing to deliver projects on time to expected quality and price. A valuable book for students and practitioners alike."
--John D Findlay, Director, Stent

"This is a valuable source for practitioners and students. It covers the A-Z of project management in a confident contemporary manner, and provides a powerful and much needed conceptual perspective in place of a purely prescriptive approach. The engaging presentation introduces a range of challenges to established thinking about project management, often by making comparisons between practices in the UK and those of other countries."
--Peter Lansley, Professor of Construction Management, University of Reading

"A refreshing and unique study of information management and its impact upon international construction project management.... The book is well presented and written, logical and succinct and is flexible enough to allow readers to either read from start to finish or to dip into selected chapters. This book deserves to be an established text for any construction or civil engineering under - and/or postgraduate course."
--"CNBR, " 25th November 2003

"Generous use is made of anecdotes andc case histories throughout to support the theory. the book illustrates the mistakes made by others, and the means to deliver projects on time and to cost."
--"Building Services Journal," April 2004

Dining Tables - With Plans and Complete Instructions for Building 7 Classic Tables (Paperback): Kim Carleton Graves, Masha Zager Dining Tables - With Plans and Complete Instructions for Building 7 Classic Tables (Paperback)
Kim Carleton Graves, Masha Zager
R549 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R114 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Enjoying a meal at a handcrafted dining table is one of a woodworker's great pleasures. The tables in this book have been designed by top craftsman Kim Graves. There are projects to suit every taste and style of decor: Country, Shaker, Colonial and Queen Anne. There is special seasoned advice on how to solve table-building challenges, as well as how to create and adapt designs. Whether you are a beginner, a student or an experienced woodworker, the dining tables in this book will provide plenty of challenges to increase your skills. The projects range in difficulty from a simple trestle table to a formal veneered masterpiece.

Sustainable Masonry - Stability and Behavior of Structures (Hardcover): Thierry Ciblac, Jean-Claude Morel Sustainable Masonry - Stability and Behavior of Structures (Hardcover)
Thierry Ciblac, Jean-Claude Morel
R2,809 R1,972 Discovery Miles 19 720 Save R837 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book covers the impact of sustainable masonry on the environment, touting the many benefits of utilizing local and/or low embodied energy materials in the construction of sustainable buildings. .

Materials for Architects and Builders (Paperback, 6th New edition): Arthur Lyons Materials for Architects and Builders (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Arthur Lyons
R1,115 Discovery Miles 11 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Se Structural Engineering Buildings Practice Exam (Paperback, 5th Fifth Edition, New ed.): Joseph S Schuster Se Structural Engineering Buildings Practice Exam (Paperback, 5th Fifth Edition, New ed.)
Joseph S Schuster
R3,312 R2,812 Discovery Miles 28 120 Save R500 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Construction Contract Preparation and Management - From concept to completion (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016): Geoff Powell Construction Contract Preparation and Management - From concept to completion (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016)
Geoff Powell
R1,051 R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Save R95 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This practical, user-friendly textbook starts at the beginning of construction projects and makes important connections between stages, accompanied by helpful illustrations and real-life industry examples. Contracts and agreements underpin the whole construction industry, and yet many graduates and young professionals do not realise just how important they are. Misunderstandings and mistakes can be extremely expensive and cause considerable delay. The textbook provides extensive explanation of the most commonly used forms of contract, an introduction to the general principles of contracts, and the implications of contract law and negligence as they affect the construction professional. Written by an author with extensive previous industry experience before he became a lecturer, this text is aimed at students of Contract Management/Procedures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on both Civil Engineering and Construction courses. It is also helpful for starting professionals.

Statics and Mechanics of Structures (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Steen Krenk, Jan Hogsberg Statics and Mechanics of Structures (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Steen Krenk, Jan Hogsberg
R1,766 R1,650 Discovery Miles 16 500 Save R116 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The statics and mechanics of structures form a core aspect of civil engineering. This book provides an introduction to the subject, starting from classic hand-calculation types of analysis and gradually advancing to a systematic form suitable for computer implementation. It starts with statically determinate structures in the form of trusses, beams and frames. Instability is discussed in the form of the column problem - both the ideal column and the imperfect column used in actual column design. The theory of statically indeterminate structures is then introduced, and the force and deformation methods are explained and illustrated. An important aspect of the book's approach is the systematic development of the theory in a form suitable for computer implementation using finite elements. This development is supported by two small computer programs, MiniTruss and MiniFrame, which permit static analysis of trusses and frames, as well as linearized stability analysis. The book's final section presents related strength of materials subjects in greater detail; these include stress and strain, failure criteria, and normal and shear stresses in general beam flexure and in beam torsion. The book is well-suited as a textbook for a two-semester introductory course on structures.

Hot Mixed Lime and Traditional Mortars - A Practical Guide to Their Use in Conservation and Repair (Paperback): Nigel Copsey Hot Mixed Lime and Traditional Mortars - A Practical Guide to Their Use in Conservation and Repair (Paperback)
Nigel Copsey
R576 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R125 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Traditional mortars are eminently workable, effectively porous, economic in use and appropriately durable. Used in buildings for thousands of years, these materials are ideal for repair and conservation work. Unlike cement or modern hydraulic lime, their routine use would make a significant contribution in the struggle against climate change. However, despite the 1975 'lime revival' there remains a deficit in research into the most-used traditional mortars. This book seeks to redress the balance. Drawing upon historic literature, material science and industry case studies, topics covered include: a historical overview of traditional mortars; slaking and mixing hot mixed lime mortars; the essentials of pozzolans, aggregates and lime tempering; plasters, lime washes and sheltercoats, and finally, the revival of interest in the use of like-for-like and compatible mortars.

Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings (Hardcover, 5 Rev Ed): Andreas K. Athienitis, William... Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings (Hardcover, 5 Rev Ed)
Andreas K. Athienitis, William O'Brien
R1,800 R1,617 Discovery Miles 16 170 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Building energy design is currently going through a period of major changes. One key factor of this is the adoption of net-zero energy as a long term goal for new buildings in most developed countries. To achieve this goal a lot of research is needed to accumulate knowledge and to utilize it in practical applications. In this book, accomplished international experts present advanced modeling techniques as well as in-depth case studies in order to aid designers in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energy building design. The strategies and technologies discussed in this book are, however, also applicable for the design of energy-plus buildings. This book was facilitated by International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programs and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programs through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings R&D collaboration. After presenting the fundamental concepts, design strategies, and technologies required to achieve net-zero energy in buildings, the book discusses different design processes and tools to support the design of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). A substantial chapter reports on four diverse NZEBs that have been operating for at least two years. These case studies are extremely high quality because they all have high resolution measured data and the authors were intimately involved in all of them from conception to operating. By comparing the projections made using the respective design tools with the actual performance data, successful (and unsuccessful) design techniques and processes, design and simulation tools, and technologies are identified. Written by both academics and practitioners (building designers) and by North Americans as well as Europeans, this book provides a very broad perspective. It includes a detailed description of design processes and a list of appropriate tools for each design phase, plus methods for parametric analysis and mathematical optimization. It is a guideline for building designers that draws from both the profound theoretical background and the vast practical experience of the authors.

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