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Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice

  • 1st Edition
  • Marwa Dabaieh
  • Marwa Dabaieh
  • December 3, 2022
  • 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.
Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice

Design of Steel Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • Lingyu Zhou, Liping Wang + 1 more
  • Lingyu Zhou, Liping Wang and Liqiang Jiang
  • August 12, 2022
  • 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.   
Design of Steel Structures

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023

  • 1st Edition
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch
  • July 22, 2022
  • 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.
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023

Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • Di Hu
  • Di Hu
  • April 17, 2022
  • 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.
Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete

Analytical Approaches for Reinforced Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • Yufei Wu
  • Yufei Wu
  • April 16, 2022
  • English
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Analytical Approaches for Reinforced Concrete presents mathematically-derived theories and equations for RC design and construction. The book applies deductive reasoning, logic and mathematics to RC. Laying out, deductively, the principles of RC, it encourages researchers to re-imagine and innovate using a solid conceptual framework. Sections consider the reasoning behind key theories, as well as problems that remain unsolved. The title presents key ideas in simple language and illustrates them clearly to help the reader grasp difficult concepts and develop a solid foundation, grounded in mathematics, for further study and research. The book is future-oriented, demonstrating theories that are applicable not only to conventional reinforced concrete members, but also to the envisaged structures of tomorrow. Such developments will increasingly require a deep, deductive understanding of RC. This title is the first of its kind, presenting a fresh analytical approach to reinforced concrete design and construction.  
Analytical Approaches for Reinforced Concrete

Building Automation and Digital Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • Shahryar Habibi
  • Shahryar Habibi
  • March 17, 2022
  • English
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Building automation systems and digital technologies are highly relevant for the environmental and energy performance of buildings. However, a clear gap remains between architectural engineering and the use of such technologies. Building Automation and Digital Technologies shows how to assimilate automation and digital technologies into making buildings smarter and more environmentally sustainable. This book shows why architects need smart and digital systems in building design and construction and promotes innovative technological tools for improving sustainability. It focuses on the development of automated environmental conditions and how new technology informs architectural engineering. The book also provides new evidence on the impact of building automation systems and digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technology for developing a performance-based approach to the environmental sustainability of buildings, and provides a key reference for architects on how digital technology can inform their practice. Its four chapters cover: developing strategies for improving sustainable and smart buildings; architectural practice and construction technology; creativity and innovation in building automation systems; and the use phase of buildings. Building Automation and Digital Technologies meets a critical need for a sustainable and smart built environment from an architectural perspective, providing an important reference to architects and professionals in related fields by demonstrating the assimilation of the latest information and automation technologies.
Building Automation and Digital Technologies

Behaviour of Building Structures Subjected to Progressive Collapse

  • 1st Edition
  • Bo Yang, Shao-Bo Kang + 2 more
  • Bo Yang, Shao-Bo Kang, Kang Hai Tan + 1 more
  • February 18, 2022
  • English
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Behaviour of Building Structures Subjected to Progressive Collapse gives in-depth and up-to-date quantitative and numerical analysis of building structures against progressive collapse. It does so at various levels, including bare steel joints, composite joints and sub-assemblages and frames under quasi-static loading conditions. The book provides analysis of the force transfer mechanisms of composite structures and reinforced concrete structures, along with detailed numerical models that shed light on the effects of critical parameters on progressive collapse resistances. It includes direct design methods that take into account various collapse-resisting mechanisms. The collapse of the World Trade Center in New York has spurred extensive experimental study and numerical analysis of the structural behavior of buildings under progressive collapse scenarios. Although design guidelines have been published by governments, most are missing up-to-date numerical and experimental results, quantitative accounts of force transfer mechanisms, and numerical guidelines.
Behaviour of Building Structures Subjected to Progressive Collapse

Rethinking Building Skins

  • 1st Edition
  • Eugenia Gasparri, Arianna Brambilla + 4 more
  • Eugenia Gasparri, Arianna Brambilla, Gabriele Lobaccaro + 3 more
  • December 5, 2021
  • English
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Rethinking Building Skins: Transformative Technologies and Research Trajectories provides a comprehensive collection of the most relevant and forward-looking research in the field of façade design and construction today, with a focus on both product and process innovation. The book brings together the expertise, creativity, and critical thinking of more than fifty global innovators from both academia and industry, to guide the reader in translating research into practice. It identifies new opportunities for the construction sector to respond to present challenges, towards a more sustainable, efficient, connected, and safe future.
Rethinking Building Skins

Single Skin and Double Skin Concrete Filled Tubular Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • Mohamed Elchalakani, Pouria Ayough + 1 more
  • Mohamed Elchalakani, Pouria Ayough and Bo Yang
  • December 2, 2021
  • English
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Steel-concrete composite structures, including concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) structures and concrete-filled double skin steel tubular (CFDST) structures, have seen a significant increase in use in the modern construction industry due to their superior structural performance compared to conventional steel bare sections and reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Single Skin and Double Skin Concrete Filled Tubular Structures presents state-of-the-art in CFST and CFDST structures and their performance under various static loading conditions. The book establishes a foundation for understanding the structural performance of composite structures by discussing the behavior of CFST and CFDST structures based on experimental and finite element (FE) investigations. Besides, numerical and analytical methods for investigating the behavior of CFST and CFDST structures are presented in detail. The title offers many design examples following international design codes, including North American design guidelines ANSI-AISC 360, European design regulations Eurocode 4, and Australian design code AS 5100. The title can be used for the practical use of civil engineers and as a resource for further research.
Single Skin and Double Skin Concrete Filled Tubular Structures