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Fundamentals of Numerical Modelling of Casting Processes (Paperback): Jesper Hattel Fundamentals of Numerical Modelling of Casting Processes (Paperback)
Jesper Hattel
R1,536 R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Save R237 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aimed both at the researcher and the practicing engineer, as well as the student, the book is naturally divided into four parts. Part I (Chapters 1-3) introduces the fundamentals of modelling in a 1-dimensional framework. Part II (Chapter 4) presents the most important aspects of solidification theory related to modelling. Part III (Chapter 5) describes the fluid flow phenomena and in part IV (Chapter 6) the stress-strain analysis is addressed. For all parts, both numerical formulations as well as some important analytical solutions are presented.As a very deliberate choice, all the numerical formulations in the book are developed in the same framework based on the Finite Volume Method (FVM). This makes the differences and similarities between the formulations of solidification, fluid flow and stress-strain problems transparent and clear.

The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying (Paperback): Martin Burdfield, Colin Fearn, Mike Jones The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying (Paperback)
Martin Burdfield, Colin Fearn, Mike Jones; Edited by Clayton Rudman
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title provides all the information the reader will need to pass the City & Guilds level 1 diploma in brickwork.

Arbitration Awards - A Practical Approach (Hardcover): Ray Turner Arbitration Awards - A Practical Approach (Hardcover)
Ray Turner
R2,341 R2,106 Discovery Miles 21 060 Save R235 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Drawing on his long and practical experience [the author gives] guidance which only the foolhardy would reject without good reason for doing so. With this manual beside him, many an arbitrator will, I feel sure, sleep the sounder.' - The Rt Hon The Lord Bingham of Cornhill.

The preparation of an arbitrator's award requires a rigorous approach to the consideration of submissions and evidence, and to the decisions stemming from that consideration, and the arbitrator must be competent to draft a valid and enforceable award.

These tasks can be complex for any arbitrator, particularly so for the less experienced. This book has been written to provide clear and practical guidance, whilst emphasising that there is no standard method of preparing or writing an award. It includes illustrations relating to a wide range of types of award.

It will be of interest to all arbitrators and those involved in the process, whether they are concerned with commodities, insurance, maritime matters, rent disputes, construction or commerce.

A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics - Testing and Interpretation (Paperback): Ravi Kumar Sharma A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics - Testing and Interpretation (Paperback)
Ravi Kumar Sharma
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics (Testing and Interpretation) presents an illustrative treatment of the testing techniques of soils in the laboratory and field for determination of engineering properties. Twenty-four select lab-based experiments have been included on the various aspects of Soil Mechanics. Salient Features: Illustrative photographs and figures of experimental set-up Sample data along with interpretation Calculations and relevant graphs Viva-voce questions to enable the students prepare for the examinations The testing procedure, methodology and suitable data presentation tables are based upon relevant Indian standard specifications. The data analysis shall make the students aware of techniques generally used for the determination of soil properties in the laboratory as well as in the field. With its coverage, the book is an indispensable lab manual for the civil engineering students and other allied areas like geotechnical engineering, agricultural engineering etc. It will also be a useful reference for scientists and researchers in the area of soil mechanics studies.

Building Structures Illustrated - Patterns, Systems, and Design (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Francis D. K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated - Patterns, Systems, and Design (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Francis D. K. Ching 1
R1,192 R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Save R92 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students. * Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms * Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more * Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.

Brick - A Social History (Paperback): Carolyne Haynes Brick - A Social History (Paperback)
Carolyne Haynes
R544 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R103 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bricks - such small and seemingly uninteresting things - have helped to build the way we live as society has evolved, from the feudal system of early Britain right up to today. Originally very expensive, bricks were only used by those who could afford them. This gradually changed with the Great Fire of London in 1666 when legislation decreed that the city must be rebuilt with non flammable materials, and bricks came into their own. A few centuries later bricks formed the infrastructure of industrial Britain as the need for canals and railways grew. But bricks are also associated with some of the worst slums this country has ever known, with poor bricks and sandy mortars indirectly causing misery for thousands of people. Our love affair with bricks continues today, with exposed brickwork being used to decorate both exteriors and interiors. But how are bricks made? What are they made of? Who made them and how have they changed through time? In Brick Carolyne Haynes answers these questions and reveals the surprising social history of bricks in Britain.

Solarstrahlung und Tageslicht (German, Paperback): Heinrich Kaase Solarstrahlung und Tageslicht (German, Paperback)
Heinrich Kaase
R1,399 R1,245 Discovery Miles 12 450 Save R154 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ingenieurholzbau - Basiswissen - Tragelemente und Verbindungen (German, Paperback): Werner Seim, Johannes Hummel Ingenieurholzbau - Basiswissen - Tragelemente und Verbindungen (German, Paperback)
Werner Seim, Johannes Hummel
R1,025 R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Save R130 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rock Engineering, second edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Arild Palmstrom, Hakan Stille Rock Engineering, second edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Arild Palmstrom, Hakan Stille
R2,360 R2,203 Discovery Miles 22 030 Save R157 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first book to focus on risk and uncertainty in ground conditions, Rock Engineering explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations. The book sets out the principles and techniques required in geology and rock engineering, including details on the evaluation of uncertainties in the geological and ground conditions, to support good practice in the design and engineering of underground projects. New to this edition: * Updated throughout in line with new research results and new examples * New aspects on swelling rock (rock geology) and a more detailed description of testing swelling rock * New section on engineering geological field registrations with forecast on conditions in tunnel * New sections on production capacity for drill and blast and for TBM

Dams - Benefits and Disbenefits; Assets or Liabilities? - British Dam Society Conference 2016 (Hardcover): British Dam Society... Dams - Benefits and Disbenefits; Assets or Liabilities? - British Dam Society Conference 2016 (Hardcover)
British Dam Society (BDS)
R4,680 R4,311 Discovery Miles 43 110 Save R369 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
HVAC Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Field Manual (Hardcover, 3rd edition): John Gladstone, W.David Bevirt, Nebb HVAC Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Field Manual (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
John Gladstone, W.David Bevirt, Nebb
R2,087 R1,920 Discovery Miles 19 200 Save R167 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The easy way to keep your HVAC systems humming. Meet the demand for better quality and efficiency in air systems by mastering the latest TAB (testing, adjusting, and balancing) techniques in the Third Edition of HVAC Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Manual, by John Gladstone and W. David Bevirt. This time-saving productivity tool puts at your fingertips proven TAB methodologies, equations, and calculations for system balancing, controls, clean rooms, sound vibration and more. Its the only resource you need to: balance air and water distribution systems; adjust the total system to provide specified quantities; perform accurate electrical measurements; establish quantitative performance of all equipment; verify automatic controls; measure sound and vibration with complete confidence; and much more.

Steel Structures - Design using FEM (Paperback): Rolf Kindmann, Matthias Kraus Steel Structures - Design using FEM (Paperback)
Rolf Kindmann, Matthias Kraus
R1,663 R1,515 Discovery Miles 15 150 Save R148 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the design of steel structures using finite element methods (FEM)according to the current state of the art in Germany and the rest of Europe. After a short introduction on the basics of the design, this book illustrates the FEM with a focus on internal forces, displacements, critical loads and modal shapes. Next to finite element procedures for linear calculations considering the stress states of normal force, biaxial bending and warping torsion, non-linear calculations and the stability cases of flexural buckling, lateral torsional buckling and plate buckling are concentrated on significantly. In this context, design procedures for stability according to the standard Eurocode 3 is introduced and discussed. In addition, important fundamental issues are covered, such as the determination of cross-section properties as well as the elastic and plastic cross-section resistance. Complementary, finite element procedures for cross sections are dealt with, which will have an increasing
importance in the future.
This book has evolved within the teaching activities of the authors in the lecture Computer-oriented Design of Steel Structures on the Masters Programme Computational Engineering at the University of Bochum. It covers the total variety of demands needed to be discussed for the safe, economic and modern design of steel structures.

Bridges (Paperback): Richard Hayman Bridges (Paperback)
Richard Hayman
R280 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R45 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the monumental splendour of Tower Bridge and the august span at Westminster to the engineering masterpieces at Ironbridge and the Forth, bridges comprise some of the most recognisable landmarks in Britain. Whether the smallest arch or the largest overpass, each has a rich architectural, economic, social and sometimes even religious history. This beautifully illustrated introduction by Richard Hayman explains how piety built and maintained bridges in the Middle Ages; how economic forces inspired a new generation of road bridges in the eighteenth century, such as the Menai Bridge in North Wales, and how technological prowess gave us soaring Victorian railway viaducts and the concrete road bridges of the twentieth century.

Water Science, Policy and Management - A Global Challenge (Hardcover): Simon James Dadson, Dustin E Garrick, Edmund... Water Science, Policy and Management - A Global Challenge (Hardcover)
Simon James Dadson, Dustin E Garrick, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Jim W. Hall, Rob Hope, …
R2,578 Discovery Miles 25 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Provides an in-depth look at science, policy and management in the water sector across the globe Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. This book examines how governments, municipalities, corporations, and individuals find sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. It looks at the current politics and economics behind the management of our freshwater ecosystems and infrastructure and offers insightful essays that help stimulate more intense and informed debate about the subject and its need for local and international cooperation. This book celebrates the 15-year anniversary of Oxford University's MSc course in Water Science, Policy and Management. Edited and written by some of the leading minds in the field, writing alongside alumni from the course, Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge offers in-depth chapters in three parts: Science; Policy; and Management. Topics cover: hydroclimatic extremes and climate change; the past, present, and future of groundwater resources; water quality modelling, monitoring, and management; and challenges for freshwater ecosystems. The book presents critical views on the monitoring and modelling of hydrological processes; the rural water policy in Africa and Asia; the political economy of wastewater in Europe; drought policy management and water allocation. It also examines the financing of water infrastructure; the value of wastewater; water resource planning; sustainable urban water supply and the human right to water. Features perspectives from some of the world's leading experts on water policy and management Identifies and addresses current and future water sector challenges Charts water policy trends across a rapidly evolving set of challenges in a variety of global areas Covers the reallocation of water; policy process of risk management; the future of the world's water under global environmental change; and more Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge is an essential book for policy makers and government agencies involved in water management, and for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying water science, governance, and policy.

A Heritage in Stone - Characters and Conservation in North East Scotland (Hardcover): Ian Mitchell Davidson A Heritage in Stone - Characters and Conservation in North East Scotland (Hardcover)
Ian Mitchell Davidson 1
R742 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R171 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The castles and other properties owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland are precious jewels in the crown of the nation's heritage. Ensuring they provide a wonderful experience for visitors requires expertise and enthusiasm from many people, mostly unseen, who offer specialist knowledge and long-term thinking. This book pays tribute to the craftspeople, gardeners, foresters, managers, guides, surveyors, architects, archaeologists, conservators, planners and more, who have made the Trust's properties so very special to so many people. It celebrates their many and various contributions as part of a long and continuing tradition in this beautiful large-format, highly illustrated volume.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Khaled Sobhan, Braja M. Das Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Khaled Sobhan, Braja M. Das
R990 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R140 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Gain a solid understanding of soil mechanics and soil properties as Das and Sobhan's PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E introduces these topics together with coverage of field practices and basic civil engineering procedures. This book provides the important foundation that you need for future studies in your design-oriented courses and in professional practice. This book ensures a practical approach by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E provides more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to further ensure your understanding.

Design Economics for the Built Environment - Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation (Paperback): Herbert Robinson,... Design Economics for the Built Environment - Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation (Paperback)
Herbert Robinson, Barry Symonds, Barry Gilbertson, Ben Ilozor
R2,122 R1,915 Discovery Miles 19 150 Save R207 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The drive towards environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure has led to a growing interest in providing design solutions underpinned by the core principles of sustainability to balance economic, social and environmental factors. Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of sustainability on project evaluation presents new directions, reflecting the need to recognise the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability in project evaluation. The aim is to provide a new approach to understanding design economics in the context of the changing policy environment, legislative and regulatory framework, and increasing economic, environmental and social pressure as result of the sustainability agenda. The book follows a structured approach from theories and principles in the earlier chapters, to the practical applications and emerging techniques focusing on value and social, economic and environmental considerations in making design decisions. It starts with the policy context, building on various theories and principles such as, capital cost, value of design and resource-based theories, the new rules of measurement (NRM) to explore cost planning, the relationship between height and costs, key socio-economic and environmental variables for design appraisal, eco-cost/value ratio (EVR), whole life theory and the treatment of carbon emission as external costs, productivity and efficiency, fiscal drivers and legal framework for carbon reduction, procurement and allocation of risks in contracts. Case studies, practical examples and frameworks throughout reinforce theories and principles and relate them to current practice. The book is essential reading for postgraduate students in architecture, building and quantity surveying and is also a valuable resource for academics, consultants and policy-makers in the built environment.

Fire Investigator (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): International Association of Arson Investigators Fire Investigator (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
International Association of Arson Investigators
R3,166 Discovery Miles 31 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Investigator, a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Through a clear, concise presentation, this text will assist fire investigators in conducting complex fire investigations. Written by talented professional fire investigators from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), this text covers the entire span of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. This text is the benchmark for conducting safe and systematic investigations. Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033 is also appropriate for use in the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education's (FESHE) Fire Investigation I and Fire Investigation II model courses.

Sustainable Building Design - Principles and Practice (Paperback): Miles Keeping, David Shiers Sustainable Building Design - Principles and Practice (Paperback)
Miles Keeping, David Shiers
R1,543 R1,403 Discovery Miles 14 030 Save R140 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients. Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book: Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions Is packed with informative illustrations Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.

Elements of Hydrology and Groundwater (Paperback): R. N. Saxena, D.C. Gupta Elements of Hydrology and Groundwater (Paperback)
R. N. Saxena, D.C. Gupta
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book, designed for the postgraduate students of Pure and Applied Geology (M.Sc.) and Hydrology and Groundwater (M.Tech) and undergraduate students of Civil Engineering/Irrigational Engineering/Water Resource Engineering, is highly useful to the students for their course study and is also likely to help those appearing in various competitive examinations such as GATE, NET, PSC and UPSC. This book comprises fifteen chapters, of which the first six chapters are devoted to Hydrology, whereas the last nine chapters impart the knowledge of Groundwater. The text explains topics in a simple manner using step-by-step approach throughout and supports learning with illustrations and diagrams. Key Features: 1. Covers a wide range of topics on Hydrology and Groundwater. 2. Provides chapter-end Review Questions, Objective Type Questions and Numerical Problems for practice. 3. Includes Appendices on Unit Conversion Factors; Glossary; and Answers to Objective Type Questions and Numerical Problems, respectively, with a detailed bibliography.

A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Martin Goodall A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Martin Goodall
R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Dictionary of French Building Terms - Essential for Renovators, Builders and Home-Owners (Paperback, New): Richard Wiles Dictionary of French Building Terms - Essential for Renovators, Builders and Home-Owners (Paperback, New)
Richard Wiles
R362 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R102 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential dictionary and phrase book provides every term you need to know when buying, maintaining, renovating or building a home in France. Accessible and comprehensive, it includes the technical words you won't find in an ordinary dictionary for tools and equipment and every aspect of painting, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It also equips you with terminology for planning structural changes such as extensions and determining boundaries. An appendix of emergency phrases will make this a book you'll want to keep by the phone at all times. Whether you own a home or work in France, this book will help you talk to French tradesmen with authority and avoid costly misunderstandings as you pull down the language barrier brick by brick.

100 Contemporary Brick Buildings (English, French, German, Hardcover): Philip Jodidio 100 Contemporary Brick Buildings (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Philip Jodidio
R1,679 R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Save R456 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of contemporary architecture. Rooted in tradition in countries as different as China and the Netherlands, it is inexpensive, flexible in use, and can also be ecologically fabricated. This comprehensive two-volume set tours the world to cover the most exciting and innovative brick buildings of the past 15 years, from Argentina to New Zealand. True to all TASCHEN architecture tomes, it includes new talents like Argentina's Diego Arraigada and Vietnam's Nguyen Hai Long as well as established starchitects such as Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor. Featured buildings showcase the variety of brick applications across cultural, domestic, infrastructure, and leisure spaces, including Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & De Meuron, Tidy Architects' Amorio Restaurant in Santiago, and Mass Design Group's Maternity Waiting Village in Kasungu, Malawi.

Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals 2018 - GT200/18 DVD (DVD-ROM, 7th Revised edition): Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals 2018 - GT200/18 DVD (DVD-ROM, 7th Revised edition)
R455 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R114 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Empfehlungen des Arbeitskreises "Baugrunddynamik" (German, Hardcover, 2. Auflage): Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik Empfehlungen des Arbeitskreises "Baugrunddynamik" (German, Hardcover, 2. Auflage)
Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik
R1,496 R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Save R253 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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