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Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition

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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...

Structural Wood Design – ASD/LRFD, 2nd ed

Abi Aghayere, Jason Vigil
April 21, 2017

This text provides a concise and practical guide to timber design, using both the Allowable Stress Design and the Load and Resistance Factor Design methods. It suits students in civil, structural, and construction engineering programs as well as engineering technology and architecture programs, and...

Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Andrew Braham
April 05, 2017

This book will provide a foundation to understand the development of sustainability in civil engineering, and tools to address the three pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, and society. It will also include case studies in the four major areas of civil engineering: environmental,...

The Deep Mixing Method

Masaki Kitazume, Masaaki Terashi
March 31, 2017

The Deep Mixing Method (DMM), a deep in-situ soil stabilization technique using cement and/or lime as a stabilizing agent, was developed in Japan and in the Nordic countries independently in the 1970s. Numerous research efforts have been made in these areas investigating properties of treated soil,...

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Jacek M. Czaplicki
March 31, 2017

Many areas of mining engineering gather and use statistical information, provided by observing the actual operation of equipment, their systems, the development of mining works, surface subsidence that accompanies underground mining, displacement of rocks surrounding surface pits and underground...

Super-High-Strength High Performance Concrete

Pu Xincheng
March 31, 2017

When produced correctly, concrete can be extremely strong, with high load-bearing capacity and superior durability. Another noteworthy property is the relatively low amount of energy and resources consumed during production. Super-High-Strength High Performance Concrete brings together the results...

Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition

Martin Preene
March 31, 2017

Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors’ extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater...

Concrete Repair: A Practical Guide

Michael G. Grantham
March 31, 2017

Concrete is an inherently complex material to produce and an even more complex material to repair. With growing pressure to maintain the built environment, and not simply to demolish and rebuild, the need to repair concrete buildings and other structures is increasing and is expected to become of...

Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification, Fourth Edition

Ken W. Day, James Aldred, Barry Hudson
March 31, 2017

The nature of concrete is rapidly changing, and with it, there are rising concerns. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification addresses current industry practices that provide inadequate durability and fail to eliminate problems...

Supplementary Cementing Materials in Concrete

Michael Thomas
March 29, 2017

Supplementary cementing materials (SCMs), such as fly ash, slag, silica fume, and natural pozzolans, make a significant difference to the properties of concrete but are rarely understood in any detail. SCMs can influence the mechanical properties of concrete and improve its durability in aggressive...

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Improvement for Existing Homes: An Engineering Approach

Moncef Krarti
March 29, 2017

Providing a proven set of energy efficiency measures and opportunities for saving energy and reducing operating costs for existing homes, this volume presents general tools and procedures for performing home weatherization such as insulation improvements as well as methods to reduce air leakage....

Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete

Jayant D. Bapat
March 29, 2017

Written to meet the requirements of engineers working in construction and concrete manufacturing, Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete focuses on how to make more workable and durable concrete using mineral admixtures. In particular, it covers pulverized fuel ash (PFA), blast furnace slag (BFS...

Durability Design of Concrete Structures in Severe Environments, Second Edition

Odd E. Gjørv
March 29, 2017

One of the most pressing problems facing the construction industry globally is the deterioration of major concrete infrastructure in marine and other chloride-containing environments. While recent advancements in concrete technology have made it easier to control the negative impact of...

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