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.
Kamal Dhawan, John E. Tookey, Ali GhaffarianHoseini + 1 more
September 1, 2024
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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.
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, Second Edition follows on the success of the previous edition and provides an up-to-date review on recent research developments on cementitious construction materials based on carbon dioxide storage. Brand new chapters are included on carbonation methods, such as carbon sequestration of cement pastes during pressurized CO2 curing; carbon dioxide sequestration of low-calcium fly ash via direct aqueous carbonation; increasing the efficiency of carbon dioxide sequestration through high temperature carbonation; and carbon sequestration in engineered cementitious composites.There are also several new case studies on sequestration of industrial wastes, which include carbon dioxide sequestration by direct mineralization of fly ash; the effect of direct carbonation routes of basic oxygen furnace slag on strength and hydration of blended cement paste; carbon sequestration of mine waste and utilization as a supplementary cementitious material; and carbon dioxide sequestration on masonry blocks based on industrial wastes.
Blanca Tejedor Herrán and David Bienvenido-Huertas
April 1, 2024
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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.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.
Moncef L. Nehdi, Harish Chandra Arora, Krishna Kumar + 2 more
February 13, 2024
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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.
Impressive engineering advances have occurred that can curb the impact of seismic events on residential properties, commercial edifices, architectural heritage, and infrastructure. Written by a university professor with decades of on-site experience, Construction of Earthquake-Resistant Concrete and Steel Structures offers up-to-date information and technical competence with the aim of supporting an understanding of fundamental concepts for concrete and steel structures, shell elements, and reinforcement detailing. The volume is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and early-career practicing professionals to also learn about construction issues and how to solve practical challenges while ensuring that building codes (ACI, AISC, ANSI, ASCE, RCSC, and many more) and design standards’ requirements are upheld.
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: 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.
Essential reading for researchers, practitioners, and engineers, this book covers not only all the important aspects in the field of corrosion of steel reinforced concrete but also discusses new topics and future trends. Theoretical concepts of corrosion of steel in concrete structures, the variety of reinforcing materials and concrete, including stainless steel and galvanized steel, measurements and evaluations, such as electrochemical techniques and acoustic emission, protection and maintenance methods, and modelling, latest developments, and future trends in the field are discussed.