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Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition

Fiona Cobb

October 30, 2014

Functions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers… The hugely useful Structural Engineer’s Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the...

Infrastructure Investment: An Engineering Perspective

Infrastructure Investment: An Engineering Perspective

David G. Carmichael

October 29, 2014

Established Deterministic Investment Appraisal versus Uncertainty in Investment When it comes to investing in an infrastructure project, the conventional approach is to evaluate risk through a deterministic approach. Infrastructure Investment: An Engineering Perspective, however, takes on...

Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship

Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship

Martha J. Boss, Gayle Nicoll

October 29, 2014

Learn How to Implement Safety Codes and Regulations Effectively A number of electrical fatalities and injuries that occur each year can be overcome by a thorough understanding of electrical concepts. Yet due to the complexity of regulatory requirements, many safety professionals may not be fully...

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

C. Saiz-Jimenez

October 24, 2014

In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism...

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Dan Frangopol, Yiannis Tsompanakis

October 23, 2014

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and...

Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures

Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures

Qing Quan Liang

October 21, 2014

Steel and composite steel–concrete structures are widely used in modern bridges, buildings, sport stadia, towers, and offshore structures. Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures offers a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of both steel and composite structures. It...

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management

Hitoshi Furuta, Dan M. Frangopol, Mitsuyoshi Akiyama

October 21, 2014

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management contains the papers presented at IALCCE2014, the fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014), held in Tokyo, Japan, November 16-19, 2014. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and...

Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering

Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering

Jimmy C.M. Kao, Wen-Pei Sung, Ran Chen

October 21, 2014

This book contains selected Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering related papers from the 2014 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2014) which was held in Hong Kong, August 21-22, 2014. This proceedings volume aims to provide a platform...

Transit Development in Rock Mechanics: Recognition, Thinking and Innovation

Transit Development in Rock Mechanics: Recognition, Thinking and Innovation

Meifeng Cai

October 20, 2014

Transit Development in Rock Mechanics—Recognition, Thinking and Innovation contains 150 papers presented at the 3rd ISRM International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics (8-10 November 2014, Xi’an, China). The volume focusses on the transitional development in rock mechanics research from...

Logging the Chalk

Logging the Chalk

Rory N. Mortimore

October 13, 2014

Chalk has proved to be one of the more difficult rocks to corelog as it breaks up readily during the drilling process leading to core-loss and destructuring, particularly where flints, nodular chalks, and/or fractures are present. One of the greatest difficulties is the identification of chalk...

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 3

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 3

Cezary Madryas, Andrzej Kolonko, Arkadiusz Szot, Beata Nienartowicz

October 09, 2014

Underground infrastructure undoubtedly constitutes one of the most important engineering components of urbanized areas. Such infrastructure includes energy distribution, communications and water, carry away sewage, elements of transportation systems of goods and people, storage facilities of...

Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition

Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition

Michael Tomlinson, John Woodward

October 08, 2014

Written to Eurocode 7 and the UK National Annex Updated to reflect the current usage of Eurocode 7, along with relevant parts of the British Standards, Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition maintains the empirical correlations of the original—combining practical know how with...