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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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Analytical Approaches for Reinforced Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • April 16, 2022
  • Yufei Wu
  • 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.  

Building Automation and Digital Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • March 17, 2022
  • Shahryar Habibi
  • 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.

Behaviour of Building Structures Subjected to Progressive Collapse

  • 1st Edition
  • February 18, 2022
  • Bo Yang + 3 more
  • 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.

Rethinking Building Skins

  • 1st Edition
  • December 5, 2021
  • Eugenia Gasparri + 5 more
  • 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.

Single Skin and Double Skin Concrete Filled Tubular Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • December 2, 2021
  • Mohamed Elchalakani + 2 more
  • 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.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2022

  • 1st Edition
  • August 14, 2021
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2022: 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 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.

Shield Tunnel Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • August 8, 2021
  • Shuying Wang + 3 more
  • English
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Shield Tunnel Engineering: From Theory to Practice is a key technique that offers one of the most important ways to build tunnels in fast, relatively safe, and ecologically friendly ways. The book presents state-of-the-art solutions for engineers working within the field of shield tunnelling technology for railways. It includes expertise from major projects in shield tunnel construction for high-speed rail, subways and other major projects. In particular, it presents a series of advances in shield muck conditioning technology, slurry treatment, backfill grouting, and environmental impact and control. In this volume, foundational knowledge is combined with the latest advances in shield tunnel engineering. Twelve chapters cover key areas including geological investigation, the types, structures and workings of shield machines, selecting a machine, shield segment design, shield tunnelling parameter control, soil conditioning for earth pressure balance (EPB) shield tunnelling, shield slurry treatment, backfill grouting, environmental impact, and problems in shield tunnel structures and their amelioration. This book presents the essential knowledge needed for shield tunnel engineering, the latest advances in the field, and practical guidance for engineers.

Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Using High-Strength Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • August 4, 2021
  • J.Y. Richard Liew + 2 more
  • English
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High-strength materials offer alternatives to frequently used materials for high-rise construction. A material of higher strength means a smaller member size is required to resist the design load. However, high-strength concrete is brittle, and high-strength thin steel plates are prone to local buckling. A solution to overcome such problems is to adopt a steel-concrete composite design in which concrete provides lateral restraint to steel plates against local buckling, and steel plates provide confinement to high-strength concrete. Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Using High Strength Materials provides guidance on the design of composite steel-concrete structures using combined high-strength concretes and steels. The book includes a database of over 2,500 test results on composite columns to evaluate design methods, and presents calculations to determine critical parameters affecting the strength and ductility of high-strength composite columns. Finally, the book proposes design methods for axial-moment interaction curves in composite columns. This allows a unified approach to the design of columns with normal- and high-strength steel concrete materials. This book offers civil engineers, structural engineers, and researchers studying the mechanical performance of composite structures in the use of high-strength materials to design and construct advanced tall buildings.

Heat Storage Systems for Buildings

  • 1st Edition
  • August 4, 2021
  • Ibrahim Dincer + 1 more
  • English
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Heat Storage Systems for Buildings provides a unique resource for researchers, scientists, engineers, students, sectoral professional and people who work in the area of heat storage systems and applications for buildings. This book will further provide theoretical and practical materials, systems, applications, case studies and examples about various potential options for buildings. The primary focus is on thermodynamic analyses, performance evaluation, lifecycle assessment, environmental impact assessment and sustainability development criteria.

Sustainable Mega City Communities

  • 1st Edition
  • June 8, 2021
  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • English
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Sustainable Mega City Communities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing.