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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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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
  • English
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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.

Construction of Earthquake-Resistant Concrete and Steel Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • October 11, 2023
  • Moosa Mazloom
  • English
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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

  • 1st Edition
  • April 1, 2023
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • English
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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.

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures

  • 2nd Edition
  • February 20, 2023
  • Amir Poursaee
  • English
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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.

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.   

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023

  • 1st Edition
  • July 22, 2022
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical applications 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.

Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • April 17, 2022
  • Di Hu
  • English
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Prestressing concrete technology is critical to understanding problems in existing civic structures including railway and highway bridges; to the rehabilitation of older structures; and to the design of new high-speed railway and long-span highway bridges. Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete delivers foundational concepts, and the latest research and design methods for the engineering of prestressed concrete, paying particular attention to crack resistance in the design of high-speed railway and long-span highway prestressed concrete bridges. The volume offers readers a comprehensive resource on prestressing technology and applications, as well as the advanced treatment of prestress losses and performance. Key aspects of this volume include analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures using a prestressing knowledge system, from initial stages to service; detailed loss calculation; time-dependent analysis on cross-sectional stresses; straightforward, simplified methods specified in codes; and in-depth calculation methods. Sixteen chapters combine standards and current research, theoretical analysis, and design methods into a practical resource on the analysis and design of prestressed concrete, as well as presenting novel calculation methods and theoretical models of practical use to engineers.