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Now in its 8th edition, MATHEMATICS FOR PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS delivers the essential math skills necessary in the plumbing and pipefitting professions. Starting with a thorough math review to ensure a solid foundation, the book progresses into specific on-the-job applications, such as pipe length calculations, sheet metal work, and the builder's level.Broad-based subjects like physics, volume, pressures, and capacities round out your knowledge, while a new chapter on the business of plumbing invites you to consider an exciting entrepreneurial venture. Written by a Master Plumber and experienced vocational educator, MATHEMATICS FOR PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS, 8th Edition includes a multitude of real-world examples, reference tables, and formulas to help you build a rewarding career in the plumbing and pipefitting trade.
MEET THE COMPLEX CHALLENGES OF METAL BUILDING SYSTEMS FOUNDATION DESIGN
Expand your professional design skills and engineer safe, reliable foundations and anchors for metal building systems. Written by a practicing structural engineer, "Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems" thoroughly covers the entire process--from initial soil investigation through final design and construction. The design of different types of foundations is explained and illustrated with step-by-step examples. The nuts-and-bolts discussion covers the best design and construction practices. This detailed reference book explains how the design of metal building foundations differs from the design of conventional foundations and how to comply with applicable building codes while avoiding common pitfalls.
COVERAGE INCLUDES: Metal building and foundation design fundamentals Soil types, properties, and investigation Unique aspects of foundation design for metal building systems Design of isolated column footings Foundation walls and wall footings Tie rods, hairpins, and slab ties Moment-resisting foundations Slab with haunch, trench footings, and mats Deep foundations Anchors in metal building systems Concrete embedments in metal building systems
Forensic Engineering: Informing the Future with Lessons from the Past is the published proceedings from the Institution of Civil Engineers Fifth International Conference on Forensic Engineering, held in London on 16-17 April 2013. The conference maintained a 150 year tradition pioneered by Telford, Brunel and Stephenson, where lessons learned from failures lead to the development of improved design, construction and management practice. Managing assets is particularly important in a difficult economic climate and so understanding where things have gone wrong in the past is vital. The papers in this book focus on the investigation of the fundamental causes of failure during the life of buildings, tunnels, bridges and foundations, which is crucial for optimising the construction and management of the built environment to deliver a better and more sustainable infrastructure.
The definitive guide to alternative water sources and wastewater solutions
This timely volume discusses alternative water sources and waste disposal methods that are appropriate when traditional means and methods do not exist or are inadequate. "Alternative Water Sources and Wastewater Management" presents a variety of innovative concepts that are being researched, developed, and implemented worldwide. Featuring detailed illustrations, an eight-page color insert, current examples, statistics, and calculations, this book provides the vital information needed to address the rapidly increasing global demand for clean water.
Coverage includes: Water cycle water sources Springs Air conditioning condensate recovery Dew harvesting Fog harvesting Glacier water harvesting Rainwater catchment Solar distillation of water Graywater systems Water quality maintenance Ground water recharge Aquatic plants as waste management system Biological fi lters and constructed wetlands Blackwater recycling systems Septic system design Latrines and privies Composting toilets Net zero water
This Adapted International Student Edition of Braja M. Das' Rinciples of Foundation Engineering is a first edition to hit the International Market. Intended for an introductory junior/senior level course on foundation engineering in the Civil Engineering department.
Global Risk Assessment and Strategic Planning is a customised reference tool for project managers, encompassing risk-based management planning techniques and strategic decision-making processes for the successful management of projects whether large or small. Making extensive use of front end strategic planning and risk assessment to stimulate teamwork, the methodology combines multi-stakeholder perspectives to enhance both the management team's knowledge base and its awareness of a project's situation. It facilitates not only the identification of potential risks to projects, but also provides an effective process for managing such risks.
An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is
their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How
to determine this? What integrative factors influence the
performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it
may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently
not very transparent.
- A Guideline for Planning, Construction and Operation of
A study guide to help you master the principles and practices of site engineering
Whether used in conjunction with the "Sixth Edition" of "Site Engineering for Landscape Architects" or on its own, this "Workbook" is an invaluable learning resource for students and instructors, as well as for professionals studying for the LARE and other licensing exams.
Organized into chapters that correspond with those in the textbook, the "Workbook" offers: Practice questions, problems, and review exercises designed to reinforce site engineering conceptsSite and grading diagrams that make it possible to apply site engineering concepts in a practical wayFour types of questions--observations, short answer, long answer, and graphic exercises--that offer opportunities to approach the material from varied angles and levels of complexityAnswers to workbook problems, provided online via an instructor's site
Designed for the needs of both students and professionals, this "Workbook" makes it easier than ever for you to quickly master the principles and practices involved in today's environmentally sound site engineering.
A concise guide to the structural design of low-rise buildings in cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber
This practical reference discusses the types of low-rise building structural systems, outlines the design process, and explains how to determine structural loadings and load paths pertinent to low-rise buildings. Characteristics and properties of materials used in the construction of cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber buildings are described along with design requirements. The book also provides an overview of noncomposite and composite open-web joist floor systems. Design code requirements referenced by the 2009 International Building Code are used throughout. This is an ideal resource for structural engineering students, professionals, and those preparing for licensing examinations.
"Structural Design of Low-Rise Buildings in Cold-Formed Steel, Reinforced Masonry, and Structural Timber" covers: Low-rise building systems Loads and load paths in low-rise buildings Design of cold-formed steel structures Structural design of reinforced masonry Design of structural timber Structural design with open-web joists
Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see? No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible. In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach hundreds of metres into the sky. She unearths how engineers have tunnelled through kilometres of solid mountains; how they've bridged across the widest and deepest of rivers, and tamed Nature's precious - and elusive - water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials in the Pantheon's record-holding concrete dome and the frame of the record-breaking Eiffel Tower. Through the lens of an engineer, Roma examines tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge, highlighting the precarious task of ensuring people's safety they hold at every step. With colourful stories of her life-long fascination with buildings - and her own hand-drawn illustrations - Roma reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures.
Written and edited by experienced construction industry professionals, this book provides invaluable practical guidance on how hazards can be removed, controlled or managed, from the initial design and planning stages, through construction, to asset maintenance and eventual demolition. It will help to maintain the safety and health of workers and others involved in or affected by construction projects.
Southeast Asia's 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites make a significant contribution to their respective country's national prestige and identity, international profile and tourism development plans. Yet, although much is known about some individual sites like Angkor and Borobudur, we know very little about all sites in comparative terms. This wide-ranging study explores how both cultural and natural sites are being managed, how they are coping with the conflicting pressures from the global, national and local levels, and points to best practices for their future conservation and development. The first volume to address issues raised by world heritage in Southeast Asia, it will be a key resource for academic researchers and for policy- and decision-makers in this field of studies.
Choice's Outstanding Academic Title list for 2013 "There is no comparable book on this tunnel. Highly recommended."-Choice Reviews Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's 1.6-mile corridor on a daily basis, and yet few know much about this amazing feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom, and at what cost? These and many other questions are answered in Highway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel, Robert W. Jackson's fascinating story about this seminal structure in the history of urban transportation. Jackson explains the economic forces which led to the need for the tunnel, and details the extraordinary political and social politicking that took place on both sides of the Hudson River to finally enable its construction. He also introduces us to important figures in the tunnel's history, such as New Jersey Governor Walter E. Edge, who, more than anyone else, made the dream of a tunnel a reality and George Washington Goethals (builder of the Panama Canal and namesake of the Goethals Bridge), the first chief engineer of the project. Fully illustrated with more than 50 beautiful archival photographs and drawings, Jackson's story of the Holland Tunnel is one of great human drama, with heroes and villains, that illustrates how great things are accomplished, and at what price. Highway Under the Hudson featured in the New York Times Listen to Robert Jackson talk about the book on WAMC Radio
This is a comprehensive guide which focuses on the design of the most commonly found movable bridge varieties, and also provides information on the mechanical systems which generate the movement - an area with which most bridge design engineers are less familiar, but require knowledge of in order to design effective structures of this type. Movable Bridge Design is a unique reference on past and current structural, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic design for engineers in, or about to enter, this interdisciplinary field. It offers comprehensive coverage of all of the most common movable bridge types, provides key information on the mechanical systems which drive the bridges and how this impacts on design considerations.
Ongoing urbanisation requires rapid, low-emission construction methods. Architects, investors and politicians are on the hunt for housing solutions that are fast and cost-effective, yet sustainable and flexible. Timber room modules meet all of these requirements: flexibility, variability, low construction and operating costs, short construction times thanks to high rates of prefabrication, a pleasant living environment, easy dismantling via detachable connections, excellent recyclability as well as a general acceptance by end users. This practical volume offers an overview, from the planning process to assembly, while contemporary examples show that building with room modules facilitates heretofore unimagined, multi-layered and differentiated architectures.
Plates: Theories and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to plate structures, covering classical theory and applications. It considers plate structures in several forms, starting from the simple uniform, thin, homogeneous metallic structure to more efficient and durable alternatives involving features such as variable-thickness, lamination, sandwich construction, fiber reinforcement, functional gradation, and moderately-thick to very-thick geometry. Different theoretical models are then discussed for analysis and design purposes starting from the classical thin plate theory to alternatives obtained by incorporation of appropriate complicating effects or by using fundamentally different assumptions. Plates: Theories and Applications alsocovers the latest developments on the topic.
Build a Solid Foundation in Masonry Essentials
Focusing on brick and concrete block masonry, "Masonry Design and Detailing," Sixth Edition is fully up to date with current MSJC codes and the latest LEED and sustainable materials and practices. Information on moisture and air management, adhered stone masonry veneer, and forensic investigations has been added. Featuring comprehensive coverage of the most popular and widely used brick and CMU masonry systems along with hundreds of illustrations, this is a practical guide for architects, engineers, and masonry contractors.
"Masonry Design and Detailing," Sixth Edition covers: Brick, concrete masonry units, and stone Mortar and grout Properties ASTM standards Expansion and contraction Moisture and air management Single-wythe wall details Multi-wythe wall details Anchored and adhered veneer details Special wall types Lintels and arches Structural masonry Installation and workmanship Specifications MSJC code Quality assurance and quality control Forensic investigations
Comprehensive coverage of the fabrication of nanomaterials from a chemical engineering perspective This practical chemical engineering textbook serves as an in-depth introduction to the synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of nanomaterials using solution-based methods. Written by a recognized expert in the field, the book combines theoretical fundamentals with experimental results. You will explore specific applications, including targeted drug delivery, hydrological tracing, water purification, and catalysis. Fabrication and Application of Nanomaterials offers clear explanations and illustrates physio-chemical properties through state-of-the-art techniques, both in situ and post modifications. You will master the techniques for synthesis and applications of fabricated nanomaterials through concise theory, numerical problems, and recent case studies from industry and academia. *This is the first graduate-level textbook to teach the fabrication of nanomaterials from a chemical engineering perspective*Presented in a multidisciplinary format that allows instructors to tailor a course for study*Written by a recognized expert and chemical engineering academic
IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON THE VIBRATIONS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS
Written by experts in the field, "Vibrations of Continuous Systems" expalins the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide.
COVERAGE INCLUDES: Transverse vibrations of strings Longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars Beam vibrations Membrane vibrations Plate vibrations Shell vibrations Vibrations of three-dimensional bodies Vibrations of composite continuous systems
Important developments in the progress of the theory of rock mechanics during recent years are based on fractals and damage mechanics. The concept of fractals has proved to be a useful way of describing the statistics of naturally occurring geometrics. Natural objects, from mountains and coastlines to clouds and forests, are found to have boundaries best described as fractals. Fluid flow through jointed rock masses and clusterings of earthquakes are found to follow fractal patterns in time and space. Fracturing in rocks at all scales, from the microscale (microcracks) to the continental scale (megafaults), can lead to fractal structures. The process of diagenesis and pore geometry of sedimentary rock can be quantitatively described by fractals, etc. The book is mainly concerned with these developments, as related to fractal descriptions of fragmentations, damage and fracture of rocks, rock burst, joint roughness, rock porosity and permeability, rock grain growth, rock and soil particles, shear slips, fluid flow through jointed rocks, faults, earthquake clustering, and so on. The prime concerns of the book are to give a simple account of the basic concepts, methods of fractal geometry, and their applications to rock mechanics, geology, and seismology, and also to discuss damage mechanics of rocks and its application to mining engineering. The book can be used as a textbook for graduate students, by university teachers to prepare courses and seminars, and by active scientists who want to become familiar with a fascinating new field.
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