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Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

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Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. In 1992 a first edition entitled The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete, edited...

Cement Production Technology: Principles and Practice

Anjan Kumar Chatterjee
May 08, 2018

This multidisciplinary title on cement production technology covers the entire process spectrum of cement production, starting from extraction and winning of natural raw materials to the finished products including the environmental impacts and research trends....

Concrete for the Modern Age: Developments in Materials and Processes

Atef Badr, Charles Fentiman, Michael Grantham, Raman Mangabhai
May 02, 2018

This volume presents a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in concrete technology that have been largely missing from the global conference circuit. It the first major international event under the auspices of the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and is appropriately located in the...

Concrete in Extreme Environments

John Bull, Ziangming Zhou
April 30, 2018

Contemporary events have shown that buildings designed to modern day codes need to be able to resist accidental extreme actions such as impact, explosions, weather, chemical and seismic events. This is one of the reasons for the present reviewing of the Eurocodes used to design concrete structures....

Concrete and Mortar Production using Stone Siftings

Leonid Dvorkin, Vadim Zhitkovsky, Yuri Ribakov
April 19, 2018

The monograph analyses the state of the art (problem) in using stone siftings and aspiration dust obtained in natural stone crushing for producing concrete aggregates and fillers for dry construction mixtures and mortars on their basis. The influence of disperse fraction in stone siftings and...

Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings

Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma
March 28, 2018

The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction,...

High Performance Self-Consolidating Cementitious Composites

Ganesh Babu Kodeboyina
February 28, 2018

This book attempts to bring together some of the basic intricacies in the production of the complete range of self-consolidating cementitious composites, with a proper understanding of the contributions of different materials and their combinations, including performance and limitations....

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya
February 28, 2018

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Building Information Modeling: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

Nawari O. Nawari
February 26, 2018

This book will focus on how engineers, architects, and construction practitioners can benefit from automating code checking in building design. It will focus on building regulations-checking mechanisms that are defined by the relationship among various design and engineering information management...

Leading and Managing Professional Services Firms in the Infrastructure Sector

Tim Ellis
February 19, 2018

Professional services firms play a vital role in the social, environmental and economic well-being of any economy. This book considers the key skills and elements required to successfully lead and manage a professional services firm operating in the infrastructure sector. Public- and private-sector...

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

Márcio de Souza S. Almeida, Maria Esther Soares Marques
February 05, 2018

Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The...

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design: Methods, Practical Guidance, and Applications

Nicholas J. Stevens, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton
January 29, 2018

This book furthers the role of human factors methods in land use planning and urban design that was recognised by Stevens and Salmon in 2014. At a simplistic level the issues found in both discipline areas are one and the same: the design of the environment brings about emergent behaviours that in...

Innovative Built Heritage Models: Edited contributions to the International Conference on Innovative Built Heritage Models and Preventive Systems (CHANGES 2017), February 6-8, 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Koenraad van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande
January 25, 2018

Several international and European institutions have given increasing importance to sustainable approaches to our existing building stock and the role of built heritage in this process. At the same time, preventive and planned conservation of built heritage has been increasingly recognised by...

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