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December 01, 2019 , , ,
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.

November 23, 2019 , , ,
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.

November 21, 2019 , , ,
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

November 13, 2019 , , ,
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.

November 12, 2019 , , , ,
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.

November 07, 2019 , , , ,
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.

October 17, 2019 , , , ,
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.

October 02, 2019 , , ,
Michael S. Mamlouk, John P. Zaniewski ... 672 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (January, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0134320530 - ISBN-13: 978-0134320533.

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers helps readers understand and select the materials involved in supporting the infrastructure needs of society--from buildings, to water and treatment distribution systems, to dams, highways, and airport pavements. By gaining a deep understanding of material behavior and the material selection process, readers can begin to understand how to create and maintain civil and construction engineering systems crucial to society. The primary focus of the updates presented in this fourth edition was on the sustainability of materials used in civil and construction engineering. The information on sustainability was updated and expanded to include the most recent information. In addition, sections were added describing the sustainability considerations of each material. The problem set for each chapter was updated and increased to provide some fresh exercises. References were updated and increased in all chapters to provide students with additional reading on current issues related to different materials.

A. K. Konstantinidis ... 293 pages - Publisher: PI-SYSTEMS; 4th edition (2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9608550637 - ISBN-13: 978-9608550636.

The book thoroughly discusses the subject of construction and detailing of earthquake resistant buildings from reinforced concrete, according to EUROCODES. More than 150 illustrations and constructional drawings are used to visualize the practices and examples explained.

Ulrich Häußler-Combe ... 354 pages - Publisher: Ernst&Sohn; (November, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433030545 - ISBN-13: 978-3433030547

The book covers the application of numerical methods to reinforced concrete structures. To analyze reinforced concrete structures linear elastic theories are inadequate because of cracking, bond and the nonlinear and time dependent behavior of both concrete and reinforcement. These effects have to be considered for a realistic assessment of the behavior of reinforced concrete structures with respect to ultimate limit states and serviceability limit states. The book gives a compact review of finite element and other numerical methods. The key to these methods is through a proper description of material behavior. Thus, the book summarizes the essential material properties of concrete and reinforcement and their interaction through bond. These basics are applied to different structural types such as bars, beams, strut and tie models, plates, slabs and shells. This includes prestressing of structures, cracking, nonlinear stress?strain relations, creeping, shrinkage and temperature changes. Appropriate methods are developed for each structural type. Large displacement and dynamic problems are treated as well as short-term quasi-static problems and long-term transient problems like creep and shrinkage. Most problems are illustrated by examples which are solved by the program package ConFem, based on the freely available Python programming language. The ConFem source code together with the problem data is available under open source rules at concrete-fem.com. The author aims to demonstrate the potential and the limitations of numerical methods for simulation of reinforced concrete structures, addressing students, teachers, researchers and designing and checking engineers.

August 20, 2019 , , ,
O. Hennessy, R. Brooker ... 70 pages - Publisher: The Concrete Centre; (August, 2008) ... ISBN-10: 1904482465 - ISBN-13: 978-1904482468 

Concrete cellular structures are used extensively for residential buildings. In concept they are structurally simple but they require attention to detail to realise the benefi ts of ease of construction and economy. This guide is written for the structural engineer who has knowledge of building structures in general but who has limited or no experience of designing concrete cellular structures. It highlights areas that require close coordination between the structural and services engineers, the architect and importantly the system supplier. It also provides guidance on selecting an appropriate solution, sizing the structure and carrying out detailed design. Detailing considerations are explained, some of which have to be considered at the early stages of a project to achieve an effi cient building configuration.

July 29, 2019 , , , ,
Mohiuddin Ali Khan ... 436 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0323281869 - ISBN-13: 978-0323281867

Earthquake engineering is the ultimate challenge for structural engineers. Even if natural phenomena involve great uncertainties, structural engineers need to design buildings, bridges, and dams capable of resisting the destructive forces produced by them. These disasters have created a new awareness about the disaster preparedness and mitigation. Before a building, utility system, or transportation structure is built, engineers spend a great deal of time analyzing those structures to make sure they will perform reliably under seismic and other loads. The purpose of this book is to provide structural engineers with tools and information to improve current building and bridge design and construction practices and enhance their sustainability during and after seismic events. In this book, Khan explains the latest theory, design applications and Code Provisions. Earthquake-Resistant Structures features seismic design and retrofitting techniques for low and high raise buildings, single and multi-span bridges, dams and nuclear facilities. The author also compares and contrasts various seismic resistant techniques in USA, Russia, Japan, Turkey, India, China, New Zealand, and Pakistan.

July 26, 2019 , , ,
Isaac Elishakoff ... 752 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849328926 - ISBN-13: 978-0849328923

The engineering community generally accepts that there exists only a small set of closed-form solutions for simple cases of bars, beams, columns, and plates. Despite the advances in powerful computing and advanced numerical techniques, closed-form solutions remain important for engineering; these include uses for preliminary design, for evaluation of the accuracy of approximate and numerical solutions, and for evaluating the role played by various geometric and loading parameters. Eigenvalues of Inhomogeneous Structures: Unusual Closed-Form Solutions offers the first new treatment of closed-form solutions since the works of Leonhard Euler over two centuries ago. It presents simple solutions for vibrating bars, beams, and plates, as well as solutions that can be used to verify finite element solutions. The closed solutions in this book not only have applications that allow for the design of tailored structures, but also transcend mechanical engineering to generalize into other fields of engineering. Also included are polynomial solutions, non-polynomial solutions, and discussions on axial variability of stiffness that offer the possibility of incorporating axial grading into functionally graded materials. This single-package treatment of inhomogeneous structures presents the tools for optimization in many applications. Mechanical, aerospace, civil, and marine engineers will find this to be the most comprehensive book on the subject. In addition, senior undergraduate and graduate students and professors will find this to be a good supplement to other structural design texts, as it can be easily incorporated into the classroom.

July 22, 2019 , ,
W. M. C. McKenzie ... 736 pages - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0230217710 - ISBN-13: 978-0230217713 

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this well-respected book provides the most comprehensive coverage of structural design, ideal for undergraduates in all years of civil engineering and structural engineering courses. Fully up-to-date with the most recent structural Eurocodes, it provides a detailed study of design using the four most important materials for construction: concrete, steel, timber and masonry. Design of Structural Elements - is fully up-to-date for the structural Eurocodes - features a wealth of practical problems and real-world examples - includes more than 500 easy-to-follow diagrams - comprehensively covers all the key topics, including a detailed section on structural analysis Translating theory into practice with plenty of worked examples, this user-friendly text is an indispensable resource both for students and for practising engineers looking to refresh their knowledge.

July 19, 2019 , , , ,
Kim Elliott - 388 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 2002) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750650842 - ISBN-13: 978-0750650847

Precast Concrete Structures introduces the subject in detail, looking at the design process, manufacture and construction using precast concrete for multi-storey buildings. Detailed structural analysis of the material and its use is provided. The theory is supported by practical case studies, worked examples and explanatory illustrations throughout. Endorsed by the British Precast Concrete Federation and written by an acknowledged authority, this is the first book to explain and educate the student in the uses and advantages of precast concrete.

July 03, 2019 , , ,
John Newman, B. S. Choo ... 704 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (December, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750651059 -  ISBN-13: 978-0750651059

Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come.

June 29, 2019 , , ,
Hubert Bachmann, Alfred Steinle ... 272 pages - Publisher: Ernst & Sohn; 1st edition (August, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433029601 - ISBN-13: 978-3433029602

The book reflects the current situation in precast concrete construction. Besides general observations regarding building with precast concrete elements, the book focuses first and foremost on the boundary conditions for the design of precast concrete structures, loadbearing elements and facades. Connections and specific structural and constructional issues are covered in detail and stability of precast concrete structures is another central theme. The requirements brought about by the emergence of the European Single Market are explained and the diverse possibilities for facade design are presented. A chapter on the production processes provides the reader with an indispensable insight into the characteristics of this form of industrialised building. The book is a practical tool for engineers, but certainly also architects and students. One of the authors' intentions is to demonstrate to engineers and architects the possibilities that factory prefabrication can offer, and hence pave the way towards the economic application and ongoing development of precast concrete construction.

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