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Dominick R. Pilla ... 271 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B075RGFFCS.

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring realistic design examples. As a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers, and for engineering students, it draws on the author’s teaching experience at The City College of New York and his work as a design engineer and architect. It is especially useful for those taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying SE exam.

Stephen Emmitt ... 533 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (August, 2018) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07H1MCFMV.

The revised fourth edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands on the resource that has become a standard text on the construction of buildings. The fourth edition covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames in timber, concrete and steel; supported by chapters on offsite construction, piling, envelopes to framed buildings, fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, building pathology, upgrading and demolition.

The author covers the functional and performance requirements of the main building elements as well as building efficiency and information on meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. Each chapter includes new "at a glance" summaries that introduce the basic material giving a good understanding of the main points quickly and easily. The text is fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. This important resource: Covers design, technology, offsite construction, site assembly and environmental issues of larger-scale buildings including primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames + Highlights the concept of building efficiency, with better integration of the topics throughout the text + Offers new "at a glance" summaries at the beginning of each chapter + Is a companion to Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, fourth edition. Written for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings is a practical and highly illustrated guide to construction practice. It covers the materials and technologies involved in constructing larger scale buildings.

Feng Fu ... 302 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (February, 2018) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B079KCFLPP.

The design of tall buildings and complex structures involves challenging activities, including: scheme design, modelling, structural analysis and detailed design. This book provides structural designers with a systematic approach to anticipate and solve issues for tall buildings and complex structures. This book begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of theories behind designing tall buildings. After this is an explanation of basic issues encountered in the design process. This is followed by chapters concerning the design and analysis of tall building with different lateral stability systems, such as MRF, shear wall, core, outrigger, bracing, tube system, diagrid system and mega frame. The final three chapters explain the design principles and analysis methods for complex and special structures. With this book, researchers and designers will find a valuable reference on topics such as tall building systems, structure with complex geometry, Tensegrity structures, membrane structures and offshore structures.

Features: Numerous worked-through examples of existing prestigious projects around the world (such as Jeddah Tower, Shanghai Tower, and Petronas Tower etc.) are provided to assist the reader’s understanding of the topic + Provides the latest modelling methods in design such as BIM and Parametric Modelling technique + Detailed explanations of widely used programs in current design practice, such as SAP2000, ETABS, ANSYS, and Rhino + Modelling case studies for all types of tall buildings and complex structures, such as: Buttressed Core system, diagrid system, Tube system, Tensile structures and offshore structures etc.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Carthigesu T. Gnanendran, Rabin Tuladhar, M. Bobby ... 512 pages - Publisher: Cengage Learning; (January, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01N4EZIQC by Amazon.

Readers can now prepare for civil engineering challenges while gaining a broad overview of the materials they will use in their studies and careers with the unique content found in CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS. This invaluable book covers traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber, and soils, and also explores non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. Using numerous practical examples and straight-forward explanations, readers can gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact, and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. In addition to detailing the effective use of civil engineering materials, the book highlights issues related to sustainability to give readers a broader context of how materials are used in contemporary applications.

Edward Allen, Joseph Iano ... 944 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 7th edition (September, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07YCXG7YH by Amazon.

Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included.  For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

Anil K. Chopra ... 992 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4th edition (December, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132858037 - ISBN-13: 978-0132858038.

This second edition includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. Covers the inelastic design spectrum to structural design; energy dissipation devices; Eurocode; theory of dynamic response of structures; structural dynamics theory; and more. Ideal for readers interested in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering.

Francis D. K. Ching ... 512 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 6th edition (January, 2020) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 111958308X - ISBN-13: 978-1119583080.

For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.

This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat.

This Sixth Edition: The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style + Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart facade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT) + Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018 + Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies + Offers instructors access to an Instructor's Manual with review questions.

Karoly A. Zalka ... 360 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415234832 - ISBN-13: 978-0415234832.

Global Structural Analysis of Buildings is a practical reference on the design and assessment of building structures which will help the reader to check the safety and overall performance of buildings in minutes. It is an essential reference for the practising civil and structural engineer in engineering firms, consultancies and building research organisations.

P. Fajfar, H. Krawinkler ... 316 pages - Publication Date: (April, 2007) ... Language: English - ASIN: B000Q3653M by Amazon.

Forty scientists working in 13 different countries detail in this work the most recent advances in seismic design and performance assessment of reinforced concrete buildings. It is a valuable contribution in the mitigation of natural disasters.


Shuenn-Yih Chang, Suad Khalid Al Bahar, Adel Abdulmajeed M. Husain, Jingying Zhao ... 490 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00YBV7NLS by Amazon.

Covering a wide range of topics, Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials IV: Selected papers from the 2014 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials presents the latest developments in: - Structural Engineering - Road & Bridge Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering - Architecture & Urban Planning - Transportation Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering - Engineering Management - Computational Mechanics - Construction Technology - Building Materials - Environmental Engineering - Computer Simulation - CAD/CAE. Emphasis was put on basic methodologies, scientific development and engineering applications. Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials IV will be useful to professionals, academics, and Ph.D. students interested in the above-mentioned fields.

Michael N. Fardis, Eduardo C. Carvalho, Peter Fajfar, Alain Pecker ... 419 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (February, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466559748 - ISBN-13: 978-1466559745. 

Seismic design of concrete buildings needs to be performed to a strong and recognized standard. Eurocode 8 was introduced recently in the 30 countries belonging to CEN, as part of the suite of Structural Eurocodes, and it represents the first European Standard for seismic design. It is also having an impact on seismic design standards in countries outside Europe and will be applied there for the design of important facilities. This book: Contains the fundamentals of earthquakes and their effects at the ground level, as these are affected by local soil conditions, with particular reference to EC8 rules + Provides guidance for the conceptual design of concrete buildings and their foundations for earthquake resistance +Overviews and exemplifies linear and nonlinear seismic analysis of concrete buildings for design to EC8 and their modelling  + Presents the application of the design verifications, member dimensioning and detailing rules of EC8 for concrete buildings, including their foundations + Serves as a commentary of the parts of EC8 relevant to concrete buildings and their foundations, supplementing them and explaining their proper application. Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings to Eurocode 8 suits graduate or advanced undergraduate students, instructors running courses on seismic design and practicing engineers interested in the sound application of EC8 to concrete buildings. Alongside simpler examples for analysis and detailed design, it includes a comprehensive case study of the conceptual design, analysis and detailed design of a realistic building with six stories above grade and two basements, with a complete structural system of walls and frames. Homework problems are given at the end of some of the chapters.

George Garber ... 394 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (August, 2006) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750666560 - ISBN-13: 978-0750666565.

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user. The book covers: Uses of concrete floors + Structural design + Concrete used specifically for floors + Cracks and joints + Floor surface properties. This book is ideal for structural engineers and others in the building and design industry that want to use a balanced approach and look beyond structural strength in the design of a good floor. The book draws on both European and American experience, citing both British and US standards – all of which have been amended and updated since the last edition.

Chartered Institute of Building ... 360 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 5th edition (September, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118378083 - ISBN-13: 978-1118378083.

The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. The Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.

J. G. Richardson ... 212 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 2007) ... Language: English - ASIN: B000Q35XA8 by Amazon.

These two volumes provide authoritative guidance on all aspects of concrete construction from the point of view of the supervisor responsible for the work on site. They will also be of value to the section manager, foreman, clerk of works as well as to the design and construction engineer who need to understand the basic principles of good concrete practice. With numerous sketches, illustrations, photographs and checklists Supervision of Concrete Construction is a clear and accessible guide to achieving good concrete.

216 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 1998) ... Language: English  - ISBN-10: 0863100236 - ISBN-13: 978-0863100239.

This book should be of interest to construction site managers and supervisors; concrete technologist; testing organisations. It covers steel reinforcement, batching and mixing, readymix, handling and transporting, pumping, placing, curing, QC, precast, prestressed, special techniques, repair and some background mathematics.

Jack Moehle ... 592 pages- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; (October, 2014) ... Language: English- ISBN-10: 0071839445- ISBN-13: 978-0071839440.

Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design: Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems subjected to routine and extreme loads, with an emphasis on response to earthquake loading. Design methods, both at a basic level as required by current building codes and at an advanced level needed for special problems such as seismic performance assessment, are described. Data and models useful for analyzing reinforced concrete structures as well as numerous illustrations, tables, and equations are included in this detailed reference. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings covers: Seismic design and performance verification + Steel reinforcement + Concrete + Confined concrete + Axially loaded members + Moment and axial force + Shear in beams, columns, and walls  + Development and anchorage + Beam-column connections  + Slab-column and slab-wall connections  + Seismic design overview + Special moment frames + Special structural walls + Gravity framing + Diaphragms and collectors + Foundations

Nicholas Cook ... 150 pages - Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing (January, 1999) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727727559 - ISBN-13: 978-0727727558.

All buildings in the UK must now adhere to the recently published wind code BS 6399-2. The introduction of a new code is often traumatic, especially so in this case,as the previous code has been in place for 25 years.
The author's considerable practical knowledge of wind engineering, together with his involvement in drafting this standard and his experience in conducting workshops on this subject make him the ideal person to convey the strengths and weaknesses of BS 6399-2 in this guide. Following recent amendments to BS 6399-2 (2002) this popular guide has been revised.

Luís Simões da Silva, Rui Simões, Helena Gervasio ...  462 pages - Publisher: Ernst&Sohn; (June, 2010) ... Language: English  - ISBN-10: 3433029733 - ISBN-13: 978-3433029732.

This book introduces the fundamental design concept of Eurocode 3 for current steel structures in building construction, and their practical application. Following a discussion of the basis of design, including the principles of reliability management and the limit state approach, the material standards and their use are detailed. The fundamentals of structural analysis and modeling are presented, followed by the design criteria and approaches for various types of structural members. The theoretical basis and checking procedures are closely tied to the Eurocode requirements. The following chapters expand on the principles and applications of elastic and plastic design, each exemplified by the step-by-step design calculation of a braced steel-framed building and an industrial building, respectively. Besides providing the necessary theoretical concepts for a good understanding, this manual intends to be a supporting tool for the use of practicing engineers. In order of this purpose, throughout the book, numerous worked examples are provided, concerning the analysis of steel structures and the design of elements under several types of actions. These examples will facilitate the acceptance of the code and provide for a smooth transition from earlier national codes to the Eurocode.

Manoochehr Zoghi ...  706 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849320135 - ISBN-13: 978-0849320132.

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become an integral part of the construction industry because of their versatility, enhanced durability and resistance to fatigue and corrosion, high strength-to-weight ratio, accelerated construction, and lower maintenance and life-cycle costs. Advanced FRP composite materials are also emerging for a wide range of civil infrastructure applications. These include everything from bridge decks, bridge strengthening and repairs, and seismic retrofit to marine waterfront structures and sustainable, energy-efficient housing. The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering brings together a wealth of information on advances in materials, techniques, practices, nondestructive testing, and structural health monitoring of FRP composites, specifically for civil infrastructure.With a focus on professional applications, the handbook supplies design guidelines and standards of practice from around the world. It also includes helpful design formulas, tables, and charts to provide immediate answers to common questions.

Ahmed Elghazouli ... 336 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415447623 - ISBN-13: 978-0415447621.

Practical information and training has become urgently needed for the new Eurocode 8 on the Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance, especially in relation to the underlying principles of seismic behaviour and the design of building structures. This book covers seismic design in a clear but brief manner and links the principles to the code, illustrated with design examples. Concrete and steel buildings, and their foundations, are given special emphasis but the book is widely applicable. It stems from practical short courses on seismic design, run jointly by the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics and Imperial College London. Written by senior academics with significant consulting experience and by leading practitioners, it has a strong industry emphasis. It suits a wide range of practising civil and structural engineers, academics preparing courses and needing worked examples, and advanced undergraduate and Masters students in Earthquake, Structural or Geotechnical Engineering.

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