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Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

1st Edition

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Alan J. Lutenegger
April 9, 2019

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improve...

Construction 4.0: An Innovation Platform for the Built Environment

1st Edition

Anil Sawhney, Michael Riley, Javier Irizarry
February 12, 2020

Modelled on the concept of Industry 4.0, the idea of Construction 4.0 is based on a confluence of trends and technologies that promise to reshape the way built environment assets are designed, constructed, and operated. With the pervasive use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), lean...

Spillway Design - Step by Step

1st Edition

Geraldo Magela Pereira
February 04, 2020

Most dam accidents with hydroelectric plants are due to under-dimensioning of the maximum floods of spillway design, causing extravasation and dam breaks (this occurs in 23% of the accidents). This work highlights the relationship between spillway design and potential dam failure and other...

The Restoration of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem

1st Edition

Claudio Alessandri
January 21, 2020

This book is a summary of the main restoration works carried out at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that commenced in September 2013. Work on roof wooden structures, wall and floor mosaics, internal plasters, wooden architraves and painted columns of the naves, external wall surfaces and...

Concrete Segmental Bridges: Theory, Design, and Construction to AASHTO LRFD Specifications

1st Edition

Dongzhou Huang, Bo Hu
January 16, 2020

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on...

Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures

1st Edition

Paul Chess, Warren Green
December 16, 2019

Reinforced concrete structures corrode as they age, with significant financial implications, but it is not immediately clear why some are more durable than others. This book looks at the mechanisms for corrosion and how corrosion engineering can be used for these problems to be minimized in future...

A Decision-Makers Guide to Public Private Partnerships in Airports

1st Edition

Andy Ricover, Jeffrey Delmon
December 11, 2019

Airport development is critical to economic growth and poverty reduction. This book will help decision-makers assess whether Public Private Partnerships (PPP) might be a viable option to meet their airport development requirements. It walks the reader through the airport PPP process,...

Recent Advances in Analysis, Design and Construction of Shell & Spatial Structures in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Kok Keong Choong, Mustafasanie M. Yussof, Jat Yuen Richard Liew
December 10, 2019

This edited volume features a collection of extended versions of 13 papers originally published in the proceedings of the 12th Asian Pacific Conference on Shell & Spatial Structures held in Penang, Malaysia in October 2018. All chapters in this book have been written by experts from Malaysia,...

Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

1st Edition

Gary Anglin
November 18, 2019

To understand Construction Estimating one must also understand plan reading and construction techniques. This book is designed to teach the construction student these three core skills in equal measure. Using hundreds of plans, sketches, and photos, the book builds case studies of the major...

Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS 2018), June 25-27, 2018, Beijing, China

1st Edition

Y Xiao, Z Li, K.W. Liu
November 05, 2019

Fast-growing and local to some of the poorest communities in the tropics and subtropics, bamboo holds huge potential for climate change mitigation, innovative construction and job creation, but the material is rarely used for more than simple construction and household use. Modern Engineered...

Laser Scanning: An Emerging Technology in Structural Engineering

1st Edition

Belén Riveiro, Roderik Lindenbergh
October 31, 2019

This book provides an overview on the evolution of laser scanning technology and its noticeable impact in the structural engineering domain. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of the state-of-the-art of the technology for the reverse engineering of built constructions, including terrestrial,...

Affordable Housing for Smart Villages

1st Edition

Hemanta Doloi, Sally Donovan
October 31, 2019

This book initiates a fresh discussion of affordability in rural housing set in the context of the rapidly shifting balance between rural and urban populations. It conceptualises affordability in rural housing along a spectrum that is interlaced with cultural and social values integral to rural...

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation

1st Edition

Len Holm, John E. Schaufelberger
October 29, 2019

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college-level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the...

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