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Books in Built environment

Built Environment coverage includes comprehensive titles on all the major research and technological developments in civil and structural engineering, construction materials, and a variety of related fields (environmental engineering, transportation engineering, urban planning, etc.) that contribute to make design, construction, maintenance, and operations of buildings, cities, and infrastructure smarter, more efficient, sustainable, and resilient.

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Pervious Concrete Pavements

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Hilal El-Hassan + 1 more
  • English
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This book provides both a comprehensive theoretical background and practical experiences on the performance of pervious concrete. It explores the effects of various materials and process parameters on the mechanical, durability, and hydraulic properties of pervious concrete while examining their hydrological design and water quality. The ability to upscale the use of pervious concrete in construction applications is investigated through field evaluation, lifecycle assessment, and performance prediction using artificial intelligence. The volume presents the latest findings in pervious concrete research, filling a gap in previous relevant publications. The book comprises three parts:- Materials used in pervious concrete: Various materials are investigated to produce pervious concrete with adequate properties. Such materials include recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste, geopolymers and alkali-activated materials, glass powder waste, municipal solid waste incineration ash, biochar waste biomass, and waste tire rubber aggregate, among others.- Hydrologic design and water quality: This part focuses on the main application of pervious concrete in pavements for stormwater control and management. It starts with a framework for the effective investigation of hydrologic and water quality performance of pervious concrete pavements. It also outlines techniques used for allocating pervious concrete pavements in urban planning. Modeling and predicting the hydrological performance of pervious concrete is also addressed.- Upscaling the use of pervious concrete: This part investigates the ability to predict the performance of pervious concrete using artificial intelligence. It also presents a lifecycle assessment of pervious concrete and evaluation of the field performance of pervious concrete. The clogging and maintenance processes of pervious concrete is also described.

Digital Management of Construction Costs

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Clinton Aigbavboa + 1 more
  • English
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Today, software applications make cost estimation and management easier than ever before, but the role played by a construction professional who undertakes financial control and performance of a project remains as crucial as ever.Digital Management of Construction Costs provides readers with a route to understand how technology is dynamically transforming the construction sector and informs them of digital-first practices that can lead to more accurate forecasting and budgeting during the planning process, benchmarking, and monitoring throughout the expected delivery timeline. Theoretical principles and methodological techniques are accompanied by applied investigations of cases where improved efficiencies brought about by the uptake of novel solutions have led to successful bids or project completion. Added value is also provided by findings of the literature review, a framework conceptualized within the context of industry 4.0, and a discussion on future directions and implications.Written by experts in academia who aim to foster further subject matter research by compiling a useful reference resource, the book proves to be of value to both early-career practitioners and professionals in a more advanced stage of their career who wish to keep abreast of the most recent developments in their field.

Adaptive Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • David S-K. Ting + 1 more
  • English
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It was with a great insight when Stephen Hawking uttered, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Incidentally, this also paraphrases Albert Einstein’s saying, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Adaptive Engineering: A Sustainable Development Endeavor aims at complementing sustainable development and technologies with adaptation. This entails engineering innovations that go hand in hand with responsible human behavior change.The book presents various aspects of adaptive engineering in combination with civil and structural engineering, architecture, urban design and infrastructure, as well as environmental engineering, coastal engineering, climate change, ecology, energy management, and much more. It commences with a comprehensive review of the state of the art of adaptive engineering. It then elucidates multiple engineering fronts that have proven to be robust and versatile, paving the way to a resilient green tomorrow. The contributions from a diverse group of experts present a balanced reference compendium to keep professional engineers, students and researchers, policy makers, and various industry stakeholders abreast with the latest advancements.

Sustainability and Construction

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Kamal Dhawan + 3 more
  • English
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Sustainability and Construction: The Global Context and the New Zealand Perspective explores various facets of construction, from inception, through operationalization, and end-of-life management from the perspective of practice-driven sustainability. After an introductory chapter laying the foundations for the sustainability concept and another one relating sustainability to the corporate environment, the volume then delves into the various phases of a construction project to examine related sustainability issues with exemplifying case studies that illustrate the state-of-the-art worldwide.The authors’ unique treatment of the overarching themes impacting sustainability in the global construction industry and how these intersect in their local context (i.e., New Zealand) ultimately allows them to offer a well-balanced and thorough reference that proves to be a value-added, highly visual resource for professional engineers, students and researchers, policymakers, and various industry stakeholders.

Construction Materials and Their Properties for Fire Resistance and Insulation

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Paul O. Awoyera + 1 more
  • English
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Construction Materials and Their Properties for Fire Resistance and Insulation covers the properties of novel types of concrete and other more conventional building materials in fire scenarios. The volume also stands out as an invaluable reference resource for its relevance to varied audiences both in academia and industry, spanning materials science, civil and structural engineering, and fire safety engineering. Ensuring buildings are fire safe starts at the very beginning of planning new builds or renovations. Hence, it's essential, in fact, that the right materials are chosen not only according to their load-bearing capabilities but also their susceptibility to decay and fire resistance.

Maintenance Engineering for Buildings

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ntebo Ngcobo + 2 more
  • English
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Maintenance Engineering for Buildings: Digital Solutions and Sustainable Practices offers a thorough body of knowledge on organizational frameworks, assessment models, and digital tools to carry out maintenance procedures aimed at keeping edifices and many other assets in the urban landscape not only in good working condition, but also compliant with regulatory safety requirements and environmental standards. As well as covering current research and the best practice in the field, the volume is enriched by a number of case studies taken from the educational sector which explore how recent developments and other trends from are being applied in different geographical and economic contexts.This reference work stands out for its invaluable relevance to audiences both in industry and academia, while also serving as an excellent reference resource for future works in the area.

Recent Developments and Innovations in the Sustainable Production of Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Afzal Husain Khan + 2 more
  • English
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Recent Developments and Innovations in the Sustainable Production of Concrete covers the various aspects of sources, materials, and waste products in concrete production, innovation in materials-new technological developments, and the upgradation of existing concrete production systems. Importantly, it covers the so-called EEE aspects (Economy, Energy, and Environment), not touched by other books. The books also highlights the sustainability aspects of concrete production when recycled materials are added. Case studies are used to demonstrate the practical aspect of concrete production, including the machine learning approach.

Recent Developments of Geopolymer Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah + 3 more
  • English
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Recent Developments of Geopolymer Materials: Processing and Characterisations focuses on the development, processing, and characterization of sustainable and eco-friendly materials, highlighting recent research developments in this field. The book covers the processing and characterization of geopolymers, incorporating green materials from waste and recycled materials specifically for construction applications, as well as advanced processing and characterization for a wide variety of applications. The book provides in-depth chapters on the development, processing, and characterization of sustainable and green materials with extensive uses, such as construction.It is divided into two sections: Development of Geopolymer Materials for Construction Applications and Advanced Processing and Characterization for Wider Applications, and will be a useful resource for academics, engineers, companies, and stakeholders in geopolymers from green materials for a variety of wide applications, including construction materials, ceramics, adsorbents, drilling properties, and simulation analysis.

Up and Running with AutoCAD® 2025

  • 1st Edition
  • May 31, 2024
  • Robert C. Kaebisch
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD® 2025: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instructions, examples, and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professor and instructor with the user in mind.

Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials

  • 2nd Edition
  • April 25, 2024
  • F. Pacheco-Torgal + 2 more
  • English
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Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials, Second Edition,offers an updated and comprehensive overview of carbon dioxide storage-based cementitiousconstruction materials, presenting a promising avenue for substantial eco-efficiency andeconomic advantages within the construction sector. The first part examines differentmethods and mechanisms for carbon dioxide sequestration in cementitious materials,including in steel slag, in magnesium-based binders and in autoclaved cement mixtures.Part two explores carbon capture in industrial waste and recycled materials, considering cost,energy, and aqueous carbonation kinetics. The final part is entirely new and investigatesbiological approaches to carbon dioxide sequestration in construction materials, involvingbacteria, bamboo biochar, wood bio-concretes, and bio-inspired materials