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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...

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...

Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Second Edition

Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Second Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue

September 25, 2014

In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, the combination of population growth and increased exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources has added increased stresses on the quality and health of the...

Rock Fall Engineering

Rock Fall Engineering

Duncan C. Wyllie

September 24, 2014

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory...

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Zhenqi Hu

September 23, 2014

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation contains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014). The contributions cover a wide range of topics:- Monitoring, prediction and...

Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics

Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics

Fusao Oka, Akira Murakami, Ryosuke Uzuoka, Sayuri Kimoto

September 04, 2014

Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics contains the proceedings (abstracts book 472 pages + full paper USB-drive 2052 pages) of the 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September, 2014)....

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro

Kenichi Soga, Krishna Kumar, Giovanna Biscontin, Matthew Kuo

August 26, 2014

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro contains 268 papers presented at the International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro and Macro (IS-Cambridge, UK, 1-3 September 2014). The symposium created a forum for the dissemination of new advances in the micro-macro relations of geomaterial behaviour and...

Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization

Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization

Sebastiano Foti, Carlo G. Lai, Glenn J. Rix, Claudio Strobbia

August 21, 2014

Develop a Greater Understanding of How and Why Surface Wave Testing Works Using examples and case studies directly drawn from the authors’ experience, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of surface wave propagation in...