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Concrete Masonry Designer's Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Anton Fried, J.J. Roberts, Alan Tovey Concrete Masonry Designer's Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Anton Fried, J.J. Roberts, Alan Tovey
R5,038 Discovery Miles 50 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Introduction. Principles of limit state design. Materials. Types of block and brick. Types of wall. Stability, robustness and overall layout. Walls under vertical load. Lateral loading on plain and bed-joint reinforced masonry. Reinforced masonry. Concentrated loads. Composite action. The thermal performance of masonry walls. The resistance of concrete masonry walls to rain penetration. Sound insulation. Fire resistance. Movement in masonry. Specification and workmanship. Blemishes, faults and problems. European standards for masonry products. Design in accordance with Eurocode 6.

Hydromechanical Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock (Hardcover): B. Indraratna, P.G. Ranjith Hydromechanical Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock (Hardcover)
B. Indraratna, P.G. Ranjith
R2,853 Discovery Miles 28 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A discussion of the fundamental aspects of fluid flow phenomena in a jointed rock mass, as well as various geological (structural) features and their influence on flow deformation characteristics. Various types of laboratory triaxial apparatus used in testing are also highlighted.

Tunnelling Asia 2000: Proceedings New Delhi 2000 (Hardcover): S.P. Kaushish, T. Ramamurthy Tunnelling Asia 2000: Proceedings New Delhi 2000 (Hardcover)
S.P. Kaushish, T. Ramamurthy
R5,662 Discovery Miles 56 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The proceedings of the international conference Tunnelling Asia 2000. The papers cover such topics as rock mass classification, rock mass analysis, highway tunnels and underground storage, as well as metro tunnelling.

Hydromechanical Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock (Paperback): B. Indraratna, P.G. Ranjith Hydromechanical Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock (Paperback)
B. Indraratna, P.G. Ranjith
R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A discussion of the fundamental aspects of fluid flow phenomena in a jointed rock mass, as well as various geological (structural) features and their influence on flow deformation characteristics. Various types of laboratory triaxial apparatus used in testing are also highlighted.

Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering (Hardcover): Amarjit Singh Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering (Hardcover)
Amarjit Singh
R5,194 Discovery Miles 51 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An examination of creative systems in structural and construction engineering taken from conference proceedings. Topics covered range from construction methods, safety and quality to seismic response of structural elements and soils and pavement analysis.

Informers - Policing, policy, practice (Hardcover): Roger Billingsley, Teresa Nemitz, Philip Bean Informers - Policing, policy, practice (Hardcover)
Roger Billingsley, Teresa Nemitz, Philip Bean
R3,080 Discovery Miles 30 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The police rely heavily on paid and unpaid informers: without them clear-up rates would plummet, and many crimes would remain undetected. Yet little is known about the informer system and how it works, for example: who are these informers? how are they recruited? how are they handled? who handles them? what sort of information do they provide? Recent high profile cases have drawn attention to the use of informers, there has been a growing debate about the subject, and many feel that stricter controls are needed - but how is this to be achieved without undermining the effectiveness of the system? This is the first book of its kind on informers in Britain, providing an invaluable source of information and analysis from key authorities in the field.

Traffic and Highway Engineering, Enhanced SI Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Nicholas Garber, Lester Hoel Traffic and Highway Engineering, Enhanced SI Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Nicholas Garber, Lester Hoel
R1,085 R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Save R146 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Gain unique insights into all facets of today's traffic and highway engineering with the enhanced edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING, SI Edition, 5th Edition. This edition initially highlights the pivotal role that transportation plays in today's society. You examine employment opportunities that transportation creates, study its historical impact and explore the influences of transportation on modern daily life. This comprehensive approach offers an accurate understanding of the field with emphasis on some of transportation's distinctive challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers to prepare you for common obstacles you may need to overcome in the field. Worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference materials and meaningful examples clearly demonstrate how to apply the transportation engineering principles you have learned.

Design Economics for the Built Environment - Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation (Paperback): Herbert Robinson,... Design Economics for the Built Environment - Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation (Paperback)
Herbert Robinson, Barry Symonds, Barry Gilbertson, Ben Ilozor
R2,122 R1,915 Discovery Miles 19 150 Save R207 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The drive towards environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure has led to a growing interest in providing design solutions underpinned by the core principles of sustainability to balance economic, social and environmental factors. Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of sustainability on project evaluation presents new directions, reflecting the need to recognise the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability in project evaluation. The aim is to provide a new approach to understanding design economics in the context of the changing policy environment, legislative and regulatory framework, and increasing economic, environmental and social pressure as result of the sustainability agenda. The book follows a structured approach from theories and principles in the earlier chapters, to the practical applications and emerging techniques focusing on value and social, economic and environmental considerations in making design decisions. It starts with the policy context, building on various theories and principles such as, capital cost, value of design and resource-based theories, the new rules of measurement (NRM) to explore cost planning, the relationship between height and costs, key socio-economic and environmental variables for design appraisal, eco-cost/value ratio (EVR), whole life theory and the treatment of carbon emission as external costs, productivity and efficiency, fiscal drivers and legal framework for carbon reduction, procurement and allocation of risks in contracts. Case studies, practical examples and frameworks throughout reinforce theories and principles and relate them to current practice. The book is essential reading for postgraduate students in architecture, building and quantity surveying and is also a valuable resource for academics, consultants and policy-makers in the built environment.

Advances in Concurrent Engineering - CE00 Proceedings (Paperback): Biren Prasad Advances in Concurrent Engineering - CE00 Proceedings (Paperback)
Biren Prasad
R5,674 Discovery Miles 56 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a collection of papers presented at the 7th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE): Research and Applications. The papers deal with different topics providing information on information modelling, CE in virtual environment, and standards in CE.

Water Lifting Devices - A Handbook (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Peter Fraenkel, Jeremy Thake Water Lifting Devices - A Handbook (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Peter Fraenkel, Jeremy Thake
R826 R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an updated and expanded new edition (formerly Water Pumping Devices), surveying the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings. It examines the costs and general suitability of the different technologies to enable farmers and policy makers to make informed choices.More than one billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water, and almost two billion people suffer from diseases arising from contaminated water due to poor sanitation. Irrigation is essential for the basic food requirements of billions of people. The growing world population and global climate change make the challenges of providing adequate clean water, sanitation, and food ever more pressing. At the heart of effective irrigation lies the problem of lifting or pumping water. This handbook provides a detailed review of the water-lifting technologies available for irrigation, along with new information covering the provision of drinking water for humans and livestock. Water Lifting Devices has long been the authority on the subject and this new third edition provides updated essential practical information for farmers, development workers, and all who need to make informed choices about water lifting technologies.

Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Harvey N Holzman Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Harvey N Holzman
R2,630 Discovery Miles 26 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chemistry of Environmental Tobacco Smoke - Composition and Measurement, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Roger... The Chemistry of Environmental Tobacco Smoke - Composition and Measurement, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Roger A. Jenkins, Bruce Tomkins, Michael R. Guerin
R3,858 Discovery Miles 38 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by experts in the field, The Chemistry of Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Composition and Measurement, Second Edition compiles data on the properties of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and on concentrations of its constituents in indoor air. The authors focus on common natural indoor environments and environments associated with chronic exposure. They stress measurement methods and competing sources of indoor air contaminants commonly attributed to ETS.

Indoor Air Quality Issues (Hardcover): David Hansen Indoor Air Quality Issues (Hardcover)
David Hansen
R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Introduction 1. History and Evolution 2. Building-Associated Illness 3. Building Design and Air Quality 4. Volatile Organic Compounds 5. Microbial Contamination 6. Pyschosocial and Other Factors 7. Diagnosing IAQ Problems 8. Pro-active Ways of Reducing IAQ Problems

Compaction of Soils, Granulates and Powders (Paperback): W. Fellin, D. Kolymbas Compaction of Soils, Granulates and Powders (Paperback)
W. Fellin, D. Kolymbas
R1,593 Discovery Miles 15 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This interdisciplinary volume comprises papers from several fields related to compaction. Topics include: soil compaction for pavements and roads; deep soil compaction by vibration, impact and underground explosion; compaction control; and compaction processes in engineering.

Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions (Hardcover): Mitsuhiko Shimada Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions (Hardcover)
Mitsuhiko Shimada
R4,339 Discovery Miles 43 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of rocks at high pressure and temperature is fundamental not only for material science but also for earth science, such as for solving the mechanism of earthquakes and tectonic processes. For example, physical bases of the earthquake prediction based on the rock mechanics have been proposed, and extensive seismological, geophysical and geochemical observations have been conducted to find precursory phenomena before large earthquakes. However, we cannot help telling for the present that we do not have sufficient knowledge of an effective and reliable method for earthquake prediction. The book is mainly concerned with comprehensive source of information on the mechanical properties and behavior of rocks under high pressure that scans current state-of-the-art knowledge and shows contribution in establishing an experimental basis for the understanding of the mechanism of rock deformation in the earth's interior. The book can be used as textbook for graduate students by university teachers to prepare courses and seminars, and for active scientists and engineers who want to become familiar with a fascinating new field.

The Management of Construction Safety and Health (Hardcover): R.J. Coble, Haupt T.C., J. Hinze The Management of Construction Safety and Health (Hardcover)
R.J. Coble, Haupt T.C., J. Hinze
R3,213 Discovery Miles 32 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume looks at many issues involved in the management of construction safety and health. It covers many different topics, such as an overview of health hazards in construction and the use of IT to help regulate public health and safety in construction.

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (Hardcover): O. Kusakabe, K. Fukita, Y. Miyazaki Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (Hardcover)
O. Kusakabe, K. Fukita, Y. Miyazaki
R5,157 Discovery Miles 51 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title looks at geotechnical aspects of underground construction, from bored tunnelling to shield tunnelling, modelling and prediction and braced excavation. It has been designed with the engineer in mind.

Environmental Policy and Public Health (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld Environmental Policy and Public Health (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld
R2,903 Discovery Miles 29 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public health foundations of the policies. It lays out policies for what is considered the major environmental physical hazards to human health. Specifically, the authors describe hazards from air, water, food, hazardous substances, and wastes. To this list the authors have added the additional concerns from climate change, tobacco products, genetically-modified organisms, environment-related diseases, energy production, biodiversity and species endangerment, and the built environment. And as with the first edition, histories of policymaking for specific environmental hazards are portrayed. This edition differs from its antecedent in three significant themes. Global perspectives are added to chapters that describe specific environmental hazards, e.g., air pollution policies in China and India. Also there is the material on the consequences of environmental hazards on both human and ecosystem health. Additionally readers are provided with information about interventions that policymakers and individuals can consider in mitigating or preventing specific environmental hazards.

TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock (Hardcover): Nick R. Barton TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock (Hardcover)
Nick R. Barton
R1,962 Discovery Miles 19 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This practical guide describes the stage-by-stage development of a method for predicting the penetration rate (PR) and the advance rate (AR) for tunnel boring machines based on an expanded version of the Q-value, QTBM. The author analyzes 145 TBM tunnels that total 1,000km in length. He then develops simple formulae to estimate PR and AR from the QTBM value and to back-calculate QTBM from performance data. The book quantitatively explains actual advance rates as high as five m/hr for one day or as low as 0.005 m/hr for several months. It also covers logging methods, empirical TBM tunnel support design, and numerical verification of support.

Handbuch zu DIN 4109 - Schallschutz im Hochbau - Grundlagen, Anwendung, Kommentare (German, Hardcover): Heinz-Martin Fischer,... Handbuch zu DIN 4109 - Schallschutz im Hochbau - Grundlagen, Anwendung, Kommentare (German, Hardcover)
Heinz-Martin Fischer, Martin Schneider
R2,789 R2,255 Discovery Miles 22 550 Save R534 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Foundations on Rock - Engineering Practice, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Duncan C. Wyllie Foundations on Rock - Engineering Practice, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Duncan C. Wyllie
R6,874 Discovery Miles 68 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This is the second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock, and is an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock. An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges, dams and structures subject to uplift and turning loads.
Foundations on Rock differs from the many texts and handbooks on soil foundations in that it focuses on the effect of geology on the stability and settlement of rock foundations. While the intact rock may be strong, defects in the rock such as faults, joints and cavities, and the deterioration of the rock with time, will have a significant effect on foundation performance. Methods of detecting such defects are described, and their implications for foundation design and treatment are elaborated.
The main topics covered are:
* Characteristics of rock foundations
* Structural geology
* Rock strength and deformability
* Investigation and in-situ testing methods
* Bearing capacity, settlement and stress distribution
* Stability of foundations
* Foundations of gravity and embankment dams
* Rock socketed piers
* Tension foundations
* Construction methods in rock
Foundations on Rock has been written for both the practising engineer and for graduate students in geological engineering and rock mechanics. Worked examples are included.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203477677

Quantitative Analysis - An Introduction (Hardcover): Roy M. Chiulli Quantitative Analysis - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Roy M. Chiulli
R4,656 Discovery Miles 46 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written in a lecture format with solved problems at the end of each chapter, this book surveys quantitative modeling and decision analysis techniques. It serves to familiarize the reader with quantitative techniques utilized in planning and optimizing complex systems, as well as students experiencing the subject for the first time. It can be used by students of business and public administration without a background in calculus as well as engineers with significant scientific training. It allows the reader to comprehend the material through examples and problems and also demonstrates the value and shortcomings of many methods.
Quantitative Analysis: An introduction developed out of the author's experience teaching the material to students at the University of California Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Successful Building Using Ecodesign (Hardcover): Christophe Gobin Successful Building Using Ecodesign (Hardcover)
Christophe Gobin
R2,709 Discovery Miles 27 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The notion of ecodesign has now clearly become part of the building sector. It involves taking into consideration environmental issues that are indispensible in constructing our living environment. However, this method, which is industrial in origin, clearly shows that buildings are not the result of simply adding up technical rules. A much more demanding process underpins their development, one that engages all stakeholders in the industry and leads them towards using a new practice involving multi-criteria choices that are never unique. The object of this work is to review each of the stages in a building operation to illustrate the necessity of optimization and to observe the useful contribution that ecodesign and its tools can make. Ecodesign has been tackled from the professional point of view of those involved in construction work. In this perspective, the central tool is clearly that of the life cycle analysis (LCA). This book therefore describes the different steps of a project management cycle in accordance with a functional analysis. The product achievement is evaluated with the life cycle analysis which can be used as a measurement of its efficiency.

Beyond 2000 in Computational Geotechnics (Hardcover): Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve Beyond 2000 in Computational Geotechnics (Hardcover)
Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve
R6,491 Discovery Miles 64 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume contains papers presented during the first international PLAXIS symposium. Topics covered include: general geo-technical aspects; tunnels and deep excavations, and education and research. This pack is meant for the user of the PLAXIS program, as well as engineers and researchers.

Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover): Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover)
Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro
R4,861 Discovery Miles 48 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The workshop aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the liquefaction process, necessary to the enhancement of liquefaction prediction. The contributions are divided into eight sections, which include: factors affecting liquefaction susceptibility and field studies of liquefaction.

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