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Geometric Design of Roads Handbook


Keith M. Wolhuter
April 29, 2015

Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well...

Practical Rock Mechanics


Steve Hencher
September 18, 2015

An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental geologic...

Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition


John D. Holmes
January 27, 2015

A Definitive Up-to-Date Reference Wind forces from various types of extreme wind events continue to generate ever-increasing damage to buildings and other structures. Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition fills an important gap as an information source for practicing and academic engineers alik...

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition


Tianjian Ji, Adrian J. Bell, Brian R. Ellis
December 22, 2015

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition provides numerous demonstrations using physical models and practical examples. A significant amount of material, not found in current textbooks, is included to enhance the understanding of structural concepts and stimulate interest in learn...

Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition


Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, Ph.D
November 24, 2015

Increase the Durability and Performance of Concrete during Its Lifetime While reinforced concrete is a durable material used for a wide range of construction projects in civil engineering, certain factors must be considered during its design, construction, and maintenance. This includes a variety of...

Operational Flood Forecasting, Warning and Response for Multi-Scale Flood Risks in Developing Cities

María Carolina Rogelis
July 25, 2016

The aim of this book is to contribute to understanding risk knowledge and to forecasting components of early flood warning, particularly in the environment of tropical high mountains in developing cities. This research covers a challenge, taking into account the persistent lack of data, limited...

Eco-design of Buildings and Infrastructure

Bruno Peuportier, Fabien Leurent, Jean Roger-Estrade
July 22, 2016

The Chair on Ecodesign for buildings and infrastructures was created by ParisTech in partnership with VINCI with the aim of developing evaluation and simulation tools that integrate all ecodesign aspects (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, impact on biodiversity, depletion of resources, etc.) and...

Hydrology and Water Resource Systems Analysis

Maria A. Mimikou, Evangelos A. Baltas, Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis
July 19, 2016

Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise...

Land Tenure, Boundary Surveys, and Cadastral Systems

George M. Cole, Donald A. Wilson
July 19, 2016

Land is important to all aspects of human life and has a key role in the economic well-being of society therefore, land tenure, land ownership, and real property law is a critical part of any developed nation. Together, the processes of how land parcels are held; how they are defined, measured, and...

Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits

Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
July 11, 2016

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and...

Sustainable Cities: Urban Planning Challenges and Policy

Kimberly Etingoff
July 08, 2016

Two trends come together in the world’s cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas—and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally, cities contribute to climate change in a significant way...

Urban Forests: Ecosystem Services and Management

J. Blum
July 08, 2016

This new research compendium focuses on urban forestry research and management, while also considering the sociological and community aspects. The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human health; issues related to expanding the urban tree canopy;...

Transportation and the Environment: Assessments and Sustainability

Gabriela Ionescu
July 08, 2016

This new book takes a nuanced look at building a sustainable transportation infrastructure and provides an overview of the harmful effect of various modes of transportation on the environment. The environmental impact of transportation is significant. Transportation is a major user of energy, it...

Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments

Suzanne J.M. van Eekelen, Marijn H.A. Brugman
July 04, 2016

A basal reinforced piled embankment consists of a reinforced embankment on a pile foundation. The reinforcement consists of one or more horizontal layers of geosynthetic reinforcement installed at the base of the embankment.A basal reinforced piled embankment can be used for the construction of a...

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment

Lulu Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xu Li, Jie Zhang, Hong Zhu
June 29, 2016

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and...

River Flow 2016: Iowa City, USA, July 11-14, 2016

George Constantinescu, Marcelo Garcia, Dan Hanes
June 24, 2016

Understanding and being able to predict fluvial processes is one of the biggest challenges for hydraulics and environmental engineers, hydrologists and other scientists interested in preserving and restoring the diverse functions of rivers. The interactions among flow, turbulence, vegetation,...

Functional Pavement Design: Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design (4th CEW 2016, Delft, The Netherlands, 29 June - 1 July 2016)

Sandra Erkens, Xueyan Liu, Kumar Anupam, Tan Yiqiu
June 24, 2016

 Functional Pavement Design is a collections of 186 papers from 27 different countries, which were presented at the 4th Chinese-European Workshops (CEW) on Functional Pavement Design (Delft, the Netherlands, 29 June-1 July 2016). The focus of the CEW series is on field tests, laboratory test...