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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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Fire Behaviour and the Residual Mechanical Properties of Structural Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • N. Anand + 2 more
  • English
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Studying the behavior of concrete under fire is crucial for understanding the performance and safety of concrete structures in fire conditions. Concrete is widely used in the construction industry, due to its strength, durability and fire resistance properties. However, even though concrete is inherently fire-resistant, it can still be affected by high temperatures. When concrete is exposed to fire, several physical and chemical processes take place that can lead to its deterioration and eventual failure. Fire Behaviour and the Residual Mechanical Properties of Structural Concrete helps readers understand these processes, enabling engineers and researchers to develop effective fire protection measures and design guidelines for concrete structures.

Digital Management of Construction Costs

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Clinton Aigbavboa + 1 more
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Digital Management of Construction Costs provides readers with the knowledge to understand how technology is dynamically transforming the construction sector. In addition, it informs on 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.

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
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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

Up and Running with AutoCAD® 2024

  • 1st Edition
  • April 1, 2023
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
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Up and Running with AutoCAD® 2024: 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.

Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • February 24, 2023
  • Guofu Qiao + 2 more
  • English
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Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Mechanism, Monitoring and Control presents research, theory and practice on the control of corrosion in reinforced concrete structures. The title is a comprehensive guide to corrosion, its monitoring and prevention in reinforced concrete structures. It considers the essential mechanisms of corrosion, provides key monitoring techniques, describes how to effectively control corrosion, and how to establish a cyber-physical protection system. As corrosion is one of the most significant factors in the deterioration of civil engineering structures globally, and with concrete the world’s most utilized manufactured material, this book highlights strategies to keep corrosion from becoming a serious threat.

Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice

  • 1st Edition
  • December 3, 2022
  • Marwa Dabaieh
  • English
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Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice: It is the Green Way or the Highway presents the main concepts of circular architecture and building design, focusing on emerging trends in zero-emission buildings, particularly zero- and minus- carbon practice. The book is structured around practical design solutions, including research-based passive solutions for extreme climates. It discusses passive and low carbon cooling and heating and natural ventilation, lifecycle assessment and life-cost analysis. The book presents examples and case studies from innovative low-tech to high-tech approaches, covering a wide spectrum of climate zones to show lessons learned and proof of concept. Vulnerable groups of people such as climate refugees are discussed, alongside how vernacular architecture can help introduce practical methods into low-carbon building practices. This book presents theoretical and practical coverage of circular design for zero emission architecture and building in relation to the global challenges of climate change and extreme weather.

Design of Steel Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • August 12, 2022
  • Lingyu Zhou + 2 more
  • English
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Design of Steel Structures: Materials, Connections, and Components systematically introduces the basic concepts and principles of the subject of "Design of steel structure".  Sections cover materials, failure modes of steel structures, members under tension, compression, bending and combined loads, steel connections, typical steel structural systems, composite members and vibrations resistance of steel members and connections. In addition, development history and the general application of steel structures are introduced, along with development status trends and typical classifications of steel structures. Other chapters discuss materials of steel structures, including high-performance steel, cold-formed steel, and other new types.