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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
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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
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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
  • July 1, 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

Diagnosis of Heritage Buildings by Non-Destructive Techniques

  • 1st Edition
  • April 22, 2024
  • Blanca Tejedor Herrán + 1 more
  • English
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Besides their notable historical and cultural significance, heritage buildings crucially contribute to the economy of those countries that rely heavily on the tourism industry. Investigation and monitoring of the origins of deterioration and damage are therefore key to the preservation of architectural heritage.Diagnosis of Heritage Buildings by Non-Destructive Techniques offers an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art knowledge by collating specialized studies written by an international group of experts in the field, while also examining the value of these non-intrusive methods through a number of real-life case studies which prove NDT techniques’ global relevance. The volume is an invaluable reference resource for students, researchers, and practitioners alike.

Artificial Intelligence Applications for Sustainable Construction

  • 1st Edition
  • February 13, 2024
  • Moncef L. Nehdi + 4 more
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Artificial Intelligence Applications for Sustainable Construction presents the latest developments in AI and ML technologies applied to real-world civil engineering concerns. With an increasing amount of attention on the environmental impact of every industry, more construction projects are going to require sustainable construction practices. This volume offers research evidence, simulation results, and case studies to support this change. Sustainable construction, in fact, not only uses renewable and recyclable materials when building new structures or repairing deteriorating ones, but also adopts all possible methods to reduce energy consumption and waste.The concisely written but comprehensive, practical knowledge put forward by this international group of highly specialized editors and contributors will prove to be beneficial to engineering students and professionals alike.