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The new research field of Ambient/Active Assisted Living (AAL) is quickly evolving. Ambient Integrated Robotics provides an easy-to-understand medical perspective to architects, designers, and engineers, bridging the different disciplines and showing how they fuse together to create the future of AAL technology. Using robotics as an example, the book illustrates how embedding its subsystems results in unique ambient technology that can be used to help people, particularly in adapting to the needs of the unwell and elderly populations. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools to contribute to the future of AAL. The Cambridge Handbooks on Construction Robotics series gives professionals, researchers, lecturers, and students basic conceptual and technical skills and strategies to manage, research, or teach the implementation of advanced automation, and robot-technology-based processes and technologies in construction. Books discuss progress in robot systems theory and demonstrates their integration using real applications and projections.
A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017
His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often forgotten.
The Chief Engineer is a brilliant examination of the life of one of America's most distinguished engineers. Roebling's experience as an engineer building bridges in the Union Army during the civil War has never before been documented, and played a central role in the bridge that links Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen dramatic years to complete, and the personal story that lay behind that construction is told here for the first time.
The Chief Engineer is an engaging portrait of a brilliant and driven man, and of the era in which he lived. Meticulously researched, and written with revealing archival material only recently uncovered, including Washington Roebling's own memoir that was previously thought to be lost to history, in The Chief Engineer Erica Wagner relates the fascinating history of the bridge and its maker.
The second edition of the bestselling Steel-concrete Composite Bridges is fully up-to-date with the methods now used for these structures in accordance with Eurocodes, introduced since publication of the first edition. This book shows how to design the various forms of steel-concrete composite bridges simply, with the use of real-life illustrative examples of bridges and data from research. Steel-concrete composite bridges are those that combine both steel and concrete elements. They are a commonly-used and economical option for modern bridge construction projects. Knowledge of both materials and the behaviour of the interface between them is required for design of steel-concrete composite bridges, and is an essential part of the engineer's knowledge set. This new edition provides a general introduction to the relevant Eurocodes and covers EC1 on loadings (particularly for bridge loads), EC2 for concrete elements, EC3 for steel (with particular reference to the material properties and buckling) and EC4 for composite action and many industry examples and case studies.
This pocket book focuses on the control of environmental impacts arising from construction practices in the coastal and marine environment.The book covers biodiversity and geodiversity, contamination and pollution prevention, the historic environment, nuisance, resource management and visual impacts. It identifies relevant site-based responsibilities before any works begin, and highlights the issues site-based staff need to be aware of and plan for when undertaking common construction activities.
The second title in Thomas Telford's ground breaking ICE Manuals series. This essential two volume work is a single stop, comprehensive reference for practicing engineers. Written and edited by a wide selection of leading specialists in each field, the ICE manual of construction materials covers each of the key materials used in construction, detailing their properties and application in a civil and structural engineering context, and referencing the most up-to-date standards governing their use in construction.
COMPLETE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FASTER - USING THE LATEST CONCEPTS IN PERFORMANCE CONTROL
A comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based project planning, scheduling, and control...saving you time and money on all construction projects.
"Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling" contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control.
Written in a friendly, conversational style, this ultimate guide explains: The new Scheduling Practice Paradigm: terminology, specialties, roles, and deliverables How dilemma forecasting can help you predict delays before they occur How to use change optimization processes for maximum project benefit How to produce a project schedule, including logic development sessions Helpful guidelines for performance recording Hundreds of "tricks of the trade" from a 30-year Scheduling veteran
Inside: Keeping Your Eye on the Donut: The Allure of the Project Schedule - Understanding the Scheduling Theater - Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers - The Changing Style of Project Management o Creating a Penchant for Change: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm - Introduction to Dilemma Control - Introduction to Momentology - Recap of New Concepts and Terminology - The Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects - Preserving Project Schedule Integrity: Anatomy of a Schedule - Working at Cross-Purposes - Execution Scheduling and Performance Control: Schedule Design - Schedule Development - Schedule Components - Performance Reporting - Performance Control - Epilogue: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use
Praise for "Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling"
" A] very strong addition to our knowledge about construction contracting and project scheduling." Matt Stevens, Author, "Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day "
"This is a seminal work which will shape this industry for generations to come." Keith Pickavance, Senior Vice President, Hill International
"Momentum Management may well be the most practical and straight-forward concept devised to date." Mike Hopkins, Vice President, Fluor,
"I felt that the subject matter and style were appropriate for any scheduler who has "been in the trenches" more than a couple of times. After twenty plus years of scheduling, I was pleased to find that I was not out in a foxhole by myself." Ted Douglas, President, ACTPMA, LLC
"I told my boss that we will need to purchase a copy for every scheduling person at Alpha, due to the technical and practical accuracy and clarity." Chris Carson, Corporate Director of Project Controls, Alpha Corporation
"I was glad to see this in print. Many people monitor a schedule strictly by float and don't understand that there is so much more involved in the analysis of a schedule that just looking at float or even earned value. I would recommend this book to all of the classes that I teach." Jeff Huneycutt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
"I am just glad that I am not alone in the way I see the project controls business. I would like to buy a couple copies of the book for the staff to reads." Craig Olsen, President, Scheduling Consultants, Ltd.
"The book makes some very good points that the novice or even seasoned practitioner should read." Keith Howard, Motorola Inc.
"Just two weeks ago I was asked to recommend a quality book on scheduling practices. I suggested Murray's, even though the requestor doesn't work in construction. It's the book I turn to when I want to know the 'right' way to assemble and manage a schedule as well as the reasoning behind that practice. It also provides a candid look at the weaknesses of our current processes and recommendations for an improved path forward." David Kaiser, President, Schedule Associates
This book brings together twenty of the most important papers by the last Professor Peter Rolfe Vaughan on geotechnical engineering. Selected by Peter's closest colleagues at Imperial College and the Geotechnical Consulting Group, these papers are reproduced along with the obituary published in Geotechnique, a full listing of his bibliography, some photographs and personal reflections by David Hight, David Potts, Nebojsa Kova; and Finlay Jardine on working with Peter.
Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation of Concrete Structures discusses the manufacture of high quality prefabricated concrete construction components, and how that can be achieved through the application of developments in concrete technology, information modelling and best practice in design and manufacturing techniques.
Covering a wide range of structural elements and related defects, this collection of twenty concrete bridge strengthening and repair case studies showcases solutions to real problems encountered in the field and the processes by which those solutions were developed. Drawing on a lifetime of experience Atkins consultant Iain Kennedy Reid provides insight into methods of investigation and diagnosis of problems relating to beams, slabs, columns and panel walls, as well as how to apply demand-led research to these problems in a practical way.
The fully revised, restructured and updated second edition of the ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering has been written and edited by a team of leading experts and presents valuable contributions from across the field within a single resource. The second edition comprehensively addresses key topic within bridge engineering, from history and aesthetics to design, construction and maintenance issues.
This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Most of the chapters are based on the keynote lectures at the International Conference in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 12-14, 2017. The conference is being organised in memory of late Professor Ragnar Sigbjoernsson, who was an influential teacher and one of the leading researchers in the fields of structural mechanics, random fields, engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. Professor Sigbjoernsson had a close research collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his research was mainly focused in dynamics of marine and offshore structures. His research in Iceland was mainly focused on engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. The keynote-lecture based chapters are contributed by leading experts in these fields of research and showcase not only the historical perspective but also the most recent developments as well as a glimpse into the future. These chapters showcase a synergy of the fields of structural dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. In addition, some chapters in the book are based on works carried out under the leadership and initiative of Professor Sigbjoernsson and showcase his contribution to the understanding of seismic hazard and risk in Iceland. As such, the book is useful for both researchers and practicing engineers who are interested in recent research advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and in particular to those interested in seismic hazard and risk in Iceland.
A considerable amount of scientific evidence has been collected leading to the conclusion that urban wastewater components should be designed as one integrated system, in order to protect the receiving waters cost-effectively. Moreover, there is a need to optimize the design and operation of the sewerage network and wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) considering the dynamic interactions between them and the receiving waters. This book introduces a method called Model Based Design and Control (MoDeCo) for the optimum design and control of urban wastewater components. The book presents a detailed description of the integration of modelling tools for the sewer, the wastewater treatment plants and the rivers. The complex modelling structure used for the integrated model challenge previous applications of integrated modelling approaches presented in scientific literature. The combination of modelling tools and multi-objective evolutionary algorithms demonstrated in this book represent an excellent tool for designers and managers of urban wastewater infrastructure. This book also presents two alternatives to solve the computing demand of the optimization of integrated systems in practical applications: the use of surrogate modelling tools and the use of cloud computer infrastructure for parallel computing.
Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings.
To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings.
From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and incorporate effective, efficient systems in today's buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic principles and focuses on design that enhances the building environment and minimizes the impact on the world's environment. The Building Environment goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC and covers:
On-site power generation, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and more.Plumbing systems, fire protection, signal systems, conveying systems, and architectural acoustics.Procedures and/or formulas for performing heat loss, heat gain, and energy use calculations, determining the rate of heat flow, calculating solar energy utilization, doing load calculations, and more.Details on the latest building codes and standards references.New information on the sustainable design of building systems and energy efficiency, including new technologies.The latest thinking and data on a building's impact on the environment, indoor air quality, and "sick building syndrome."Design economics, including the payback period, life-cycle cost, comparative value analysis, and building commissioning.A practical on-the-job tool for architects, designers, builders, engineers, contractors, and other specialists, this Third Edition is also a great reference for architecture students who will lead tomorrow's design teams.
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A unique opportunity to purchase a re-print of the first issue of the world renowned Geotechnique journal. Established for 60 years, Geotechnique is ICE's world-leading geotechnics journal, publishing the cream of the international community output on all aspects of geotechnical engineering. As celebration of 60 years of Geotechnique Thomas Telford have re-published the first volume of this landmark journal.
This handbook brings together a great deal of new data on the
static and dynamic elastic properties of granular and other
composite material. The authors are at the very center of today's
research and present new and imported theoretical tools that have
enabled our current understanding of the complex behavior of
This popular textbook covers how the built environment and the management of energy relate to the quality of human living-conditions and the environmental performance of buildings. It is the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction, and the only text on the market to provide the basic scientific principles of such a broad range of topics. The text covers a range of areas in the field, including climate change, energy management, and sustainability in construction, with an important focus on contemporary environmental topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes. The author is known for his extremely clear, finely crafted text, and the book offers a wealth of excellent worked examples. This text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science.
An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering design. * covers the major in geotechnical engineering * packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual * presents the state-of-the-art field practice * covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)
Practitioners in water engineering rely on a thorough understanding of shallow water flows in order to safeguard our habitat, while at the same time sustaining the water environment. This book proposes a unified theoretical framework for the different types of shallow flow, providing a coherent approach to interpret the behaviour of such flows, and highlighting the similarities and differences. Every major topic in the book is accompanied by worked examples illustrating the theoretical concepts. Practical examples, showcasing inspiring research and engineering applications from the past and present, provide insight into how the theory developed. The book is also supplemented by a range of online resources, available at www.cambridge.org/battjes, including problem sets and computer codes. A solutions manual is available for instructors. This book is intended for students and professionals working in environmental water systems, in areas such as coasts, rivers, harbours, drainage, and irrigation canals.
This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: * Understanding Historic Building Conservation * Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation * Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. This present volume Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation - traces the history of structures in various materials and contains guidance on the survey, assessment and diagnosis of structures and the integration of building code requirements within the historic fabric. It discusses conservation engineering philosophy, exposes the conflict between building codes and conservation legislation, and offers solutions. Leading-edge, on-site metric survey techniques are described and a range of structural advice is given, including methods of repair in relation to philosophical principles. Causes of induced movement in historic buildings are explained, together with basic soil mechanics and the assessment and diagnosis of structural failure. Chapters also cover the conservation of different types of construction: masonry, iron and steel, and concrete and reinforced concrete. Fourteen chapters written by the experts present today's key issues in structures and construction for historic building conservation: Bill Blake, Michael Bussell, David Cook, Dina F. D'Ayala, Steve Emery, Michael Forsyth, Ian Hume, Peter Norris
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