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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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Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

  • 1st Edition
  • August 8, 2019
  • Md. Faruque Hossain
  • English
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Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapters briefly explain the role of national and local governments in the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment. Other sections look at critical infrastructural systems, including Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Finally, new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing are covered. Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020

  • 1st Edition
  • July 16, 2019
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020 uses a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations to emphasize core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a reference, the book is written with the user in mind by long-time professional AutoCAD instructors based on what works in the industry and the classroom. The book focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course.

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • June 15, 2019
  • Bahman Ghiassi + 1 more
  • English
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Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures: From Theory to Application provides detailed information on the theoretical background and practical guidelines for numerical modeling of unreinforced and reinforced (strengthened) masonry and historical structures. The book consists of four main sections, covering seismic vulnerability analysis of masonry and historical structures, numerical modeling of unreinforced masonry, numerical modeling of FRP-strengthened masonry, and numerical modeling of TRM-strengthened masonry. Each section reflects the theoretical background and current state-of-the art, providing practical guidelines for simulations and the use of input parameters.

Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete

  • 2nd Edition
  • June 14, 2019
  • Sidney Mindess
  • English
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Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete, Second Edition, presents the latest developments on topics covered in the first edition. In addition, it includes new chapters on supplementary cementitious materials, mass concrete, the sustainably of concrete, service life prediction, limestone cements, the corrosion of steel in concrete, alkali-aggregate reactions, and concrete as a multiscale material. The book's chapters introduce the reader to some of the most important issues facing today's concrete industry. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, users will find this to be a must-have reference for civil and structural engineers.

Advanced Building Envelope Components

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2019
  • Francesca Stazi
  • English
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Advanced Building Envelope Components: Comparative Experiments focuses on the latest research in innovative materials, systems and components, also providing a detailed technical explanation on what this breakthrough means for building exteriors and sustainability. Topics include a discussion of transparent envelope components, including intelligent kinetic skins, such as low-e coatings, high vs. low silver content in glass, solar control coatings, such as silver vs. niobium vs. tin, and more. In addition, opaque envelope components are also presented, including opaque dynamic facades, clay lining vs. plasterboard and nano clayed foams.

Increasing the Durability of Paint and Varnish Coatings in Building Products and Construction

  • 1st Edition
  • March 8, 2019
  • Loganina Valentina Ivanovna
  • English
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Increasing the Durability of Paint and Varnish Coatings in Building Products and Construction presents data and analysis on regularities in the appearance quality of protective and decorative coatings for building products and structures, also detailing the relationship between the resistance of coatings and the quality of their appearance. Developing a method for ensuring the quality of painted surfaces for building products and developing control methods is an important scientific, technical and economic problem. The conditions needed depend largely on the rheological properties of paint and the processes of wetting and application, with different variables for metal or concrete structures.

Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

  • 5th Edition
  • March 6, 2019
  • Peter Hewlett + 1 more
  • English
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Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete, Fifth Edition, examines the suitability and durability of different types of cements and concretes, their manufacturing techniques and the role that aggregates and additives play in achieving concrete's full potential of delivering a high-quality, long-lasting, competitive and sustainable product.

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions

  • 1st Edition
  • January 28, 2019
  • Anjan Patel
  • English
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Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies.

Long-term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • November 27, 2018
  • Bahman Ghiassi + 1 more
  • English
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Long-Term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures: Degradation Mechanisms, Health Monitoring and Service Life Design focuses on the long-term performance of masonry and historical structures. The book covers a wide range of related topics, including degradation mechanisms in different masonry types, structural health monitoring techniques, and long-term performance and service life design approaches. Each chapter reflects recent findings and the state-of-the-art, providing practical guidelines. Key topics covered include the theoretical background, transport properties, testing and modeling, protective measures and standards and codes. The book's focus is on individual construction materials, the composite system and structural performance.

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • November 21, 2018
  • F. Pacheco-Torgal + 3 more
  • English
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Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete looks at the processing of plastic waste, including techniques for separation, the production of plastic aggregates, the production of concrete with recycled plastic as an aggregate or binder, the fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, the shrinkage of concrete with plastic aggregates, the mechanical properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, toughness of concrete with plastic aggregates, modulus of elasticity of concrete with plastic aggregates, durability of concrete with plastic aggregates, concrete plastic waste powder with enhanced neutron radiation shielding, and more, thus making it a valuable reference for academics and industrial researchers.