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Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017), October 20-23, 2017, Beijing, PR China

Hu Zhenqi
July 18, 2017

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017, Xi’an, China, 20-23 October 2017). The contributions cover a wide range of topics: • Mining impact on environment• Monitoring,...

Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective

G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi
July 15, 2017

The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable...

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
July 01, 2017

Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What...

Mechanics of Structures and Materials XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Perth, Australia, 6-9 December 2016)

Hong Hao, Chunwei Zhang
June 06, 2017

Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 6-9 December 2016). The contributions from...

Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling

Dean Brox
April 25, 2017

This Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling fills an important void in the literature for a practical guide to the design and construction of tunnels in rock. Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling takes the reader through all the critical steps of the design and construction for rock tunnels starting from...

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,...

Sustainability of Concrete

Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, Sidney Mindess
March 31, 2017

Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in...

Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development

Richard Malloy, John Brock, Anthony Floyd, Margaret Livingston, Robert H. Webb
March 29, 2017

The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and...

Concrete Fracture: A Multiscale Approach

Jan G.M. van Mier
March 29, 2017

The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at...

Quadratic Programming with Computer Programs

Michael J. Best
January 18, 2017

Quadratic programming is a mathematical technique that allows for the optimization of a quadratic function in several variables. QP is a subset of Operations Research and is the next higher lever of sophistication than Linear Programming. It is a key mathematical tool in Portfolio Optimization and...

Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning

Kimberly Etingoff
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This compendium volume, Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning, covers a range of land use planning and community engagement issues. Part I explores the connections between land use decisions and consequences for urban residents,...

Advanced Engineering and Technology III: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2016), Hong Kong, 22-23 October 2016

Liquan Xie
December 14, 2016

Some recent essential ideas and advanced techniques have been presented to overcome the current engineering issues in the civil engineering, water science and environmental engineering and food engineering. Advanced Engineering and Technology III contains 35 technical papers from The 3rd Annual...

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