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Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed): J.A. Van der Westhuizen Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed)
J.A. Van der Westhuizen 1
R453 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R55 (12%) In stock

Drawing for Civil engineering Second Edition has been revised and now includes computer applications and free Internet-downloadable software that can be used by students. The core function of this book is to cover the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing, draughting practice and conventions. Aimed mainly at second-level students at universities of technology and other tertiary institutions, the book outlines reinforced concrete drawings, steel structure drawings and surveying drawings. With its improved design, Drawing for Civil Engineering Second Edition is more accessible and comprehensive.

Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition): Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition)
Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein
R1,281 R1,180 Discovery Miles 11 800 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8e Global Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

Welding Metallurgy (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Sindo Kou Welding Metallurgy (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Sindo Kou
R3,078 Discovery Miles 30 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the extraordinary progress that welding metallurgy has experienced over the last two decades Welding Metallurgy, 3rd Edition is the only complete compendium of recent, and not-so-recent, developments in the science and practice of welding metallurgy. Written by Dr. Sindo Kou, this edition covers solid-state welding as well as fusion welding, which now also includes resistance spot welding. It restructures and expands sections on Fusion Zones and Heat-Affected Zones. The former now includes entirely new chapters on microsegregation, macrosegregation, ductility-dip cracking, and alloys resistant to creep, wear and corrosion, as well as a new section on ternary-alloy solidification. The latter now includes metallurgy of solid-state welding. Partially Melted Zones are expanded to include liquation and cracking in friction stir welding and resistance spot welding. New chapters on topics of high current interest are added, including additive manufacturing, dissimilar-metal joining, magnesium alloys, and high-entropy alloys and metal-matrix nanocomposites. Dr. Kou provides the reader with hundreds of citations to papers and articles that will further enhance the reader's knowledge of this voluminous topic. Undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers and mechanical engineers will all benefit spectacularly from this comprehensive resource. The new edition includes new theories/methods of Kou and coworkers regarding: - Predicting the effect of filler metals on liquation cracking - An index and analytical equations for predicting susceptibility to solidification cracking - A test for susceptibility to solidification cracking and filler-metal effect - Liquid-metal quenching during welding - Mechanisms of resistance of stainless steels to solidification cracking and ductility-dip cracking - Mechanisms of macrosegregation - Mechanisms of spatter of aluminum and magnesium filler metals, - Liquation and cracking in dissimilar-metal friction stir welding, - Flow-induced deformation and oscillation of weld-pool surface and ripple formation - Multicomponent/multiphase diffusion bonding Dr. Kou's Welding Metallurgy has been used the world over as an indispensable resource for students, researchers, and engineers alike. This new Third Edition is no exception.

Precast Concrete Structures (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Alfred Steinle, Hubert Bachmann, Mathias Tillmann Precast Concrete Structures (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alfred Steinle, Hubert Bachmann, Mathias Tillmann; Translated by Philip Thrift
R1,877 R1,615 Discovery Miles 16 150 Save R262 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy - Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet? (Hardcover): Antonis Mavropoulos, Anders... Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy - Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet? (Hardcover)
Antonis Mavropoulos, Anders Waage Nilsen
R1,469 Discovery Miles 14 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How the marriage of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can radically transform waste management--and our world Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world or a wasteful and ultimately self-destructive one? Futurist and world-renowned waste management scientist Antonis Mavropoulos and sustainable business developer and digital strategist Anders Nilsen respond with a ringing and optimistic "No!" They explore the Earth-changing potential of a happy (and wasteless) marriage between Industry 4.0 and a Circular Economy that could--with properly reshaped waste management practices--deliver transformative environmental, health, and societal benefits. This book is about the possibility of a brand-new world and the challenges to achieve it. The fourth industrial revolution has given us innovations including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, and biotech. By using these technologies to advance the Circular Economy--where industry produces more durable materials and runs on its own byproducts--the waste management industry will become a central element of a more sustainable world and can ensure its own, but well beyond business as usual, future. Mavropoulos and Nilsen look at how this can be achieved--a wasteless world will require more waste management--and examine obstacles and opportunities such as demographics, urbanization, global warming, and the environmental strain caused by the rise of the global middle class. - Explore the new prevention, reduction, and elimination methods transforming waste management - Comprehend and capitalize on the business implications for the sector - Understand the theory via practical examples and case studies - Appreciate the social benefits of the new approach Waste-management has always been vital for the protection of health and the environment. Now it can become a crucial role model in showing how Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can converge to ensure flourishing, sustainable--and much brighter--future.

Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version): Donald F. Elger, Barbara A Lebret, Clayton... Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version)
Donald F. Elger, Barbara A Lebret, Clayton T. Crowe, John A. Roberson
R1,250 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by dedicated educators who are also real-life engineers with a passion for the discipline, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 11th Edition, carefully guides students from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications. The Eleventh Edition and its accompanying resources deliver a powerful learning solution that helps students develop a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through clear physical descriptions, relevant and engaging photographs, illustrations, and a variety of fully worked example problems. Including a wealth of problems-- including open-ended design problems and computer-oriented problems--this text offers ample opportunities for students to apply fluid mechanics principles as they build knowledge in a logical way and enjoy the journey of discovery.

The BIM Manager's Handbook - Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (Hardcover):... The BIM Manager's Handbook - Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (Hardcover)
Dominik Holzer
R804 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R228 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a design and construction software that manages not just graphics, but also information information that enables the automatic generation of drawings and reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, facilities management, and cost analysis ultimately enabling any building team to make better-informed decisions. This allows a range of professionals architects, engineers, construction managers, surveyors, cost estimators, project managers, and facility managers to share this information throughout a building's lifecycle. BIM is now recognized worldwide for the efficiencies it delivers in terms of working collaboratively, communication, processes, cost savings, and a property's lifecycle management. With the widespread adoption of BIM, BIM Managers have become a much-needed new breed of professionals in architectural, engineering, and construction practice. Their role is often misunderstood and ill-defined, and such are the day-to-day deliverables that they are likely to face. The BIM Manager's Handbook provides an in-depth account of the breadth of activities that any BIM Manager or staff member, who is actively engaged in the delivery of project, is required to undertake. Providing prereleases of the final work, The BIM Manager's Handbook ePart series isolates significant topics around BIM management. In the sixth and final ePart, BIM is taken to the next level by outlining what is required to truly excel as a BIM Manager. It highlights how BIM Managers acquire the necessary communication skills to maximize an efficient information flow between the BIM Manager and others. It illustrates how BIM Managers tie their activities to cutting-edge BIM research and development globally. Lastly, this ePart lays out how to promote BIM excellence both within an organization and beyond.

The Blue Ridge Tunnel - A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia (Paperback): Mary E Lyons The Blue Ridge Tunnel - A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia (Paperback)
Mary E Lyons
R449 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In one of the greatest engineering feats of his time, Claudius Crozet led the completion of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in 1858. Two centuries later, the National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark still proudly stands, but the stories and lives of those who built it are the true lasting triumph. Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Hunger poured into America resolute for something to call their own. They would persevere through life in overcrowded shanties and years of blasting through rock to see the tunnel to completion. Prolific author Mary E. Lyons follows three Irish families in their struggle to build Crozet's famed tunnel and their American dream.

Bentonite Handbook - Lubrication for Pipe Jacking (Paperback): Steffen Praetorius, Britta Schoesser Bentonite Handbook - Lubrication for Pipe Jacking (Paperback)
Steffen Praetorius, Britta Schoesser
R1,522 R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Save R137 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pipe jacking is a construction process for the no-dig laying of pipes. Successful pipe jacking demands low skin friction between the ground and the jacked pipe. This is achieved with bentonite lubrication. The bentonite slurry fed into the annular gap fulfils several purposes. It stabilises the annular gap by supporting the surrounding ground and reduces friction contact between ground and jacked pipe. The Bentonite Handbook deals comprehensibly with the relevant aspects of annular gap lubrication: starting with the ground conditions, which are of decisive importance for lubrication, through the rheological properties of the bentonite slurry to the technical components of lubrication technology and lubrication strategy. The use of standardised measuring apparatus is described as well as mixing equipment and the automatic lubrication system. Overview tables with calculations and suggested values for bentonite consumption quantities depending on the prevailing ground conditions and the pipe jacking parameters complete the recommendations.

Water Resources Engineering (Paperback, 3rd Edition, EMEA Edition): Larry W. Mays Water Resources Engineering (Paperback, 3rd Edition, EMEA Edition)
Larry W. Mays
R1,192 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R88 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The FIDIC Contracts - Obligations of the Parties (Paperback): Andy Hewitt The FIDIC Contracts - Obligations of the Parties (Paperback)
Andy Hewitt
R1,252 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R103 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is vital to ensure that your company complies with its contractual obligations. It is also vital to check whether the other parties are complying with theirs. This book was written to help those involved in the management of busy construction projects to find answers to contractual issues arising from the FIDIC forms of contract. The book is organised in such a way that you can find answers in a fraction of the time it would take to study the full conditions of contract. This book sets out the contractual obligations of the Employer, the Contractor, the Engineer and the DAB in a simple tabular form, together with the time-frames in which they should be performed and the consequences of non-compliance. This means that you will have all the information at your fingertips without having to study lengthy contractual clauses. For those using the FIDIC forms for the first time, or perhaps not using them too often, this book is a must, whilst experienced users will find it provides a valuable checklist. Whichever category you fall into, using this book should improve both knowledge and efficiency. The book is ideal for engineers, quantity surveyors, contract managers and any person whose job it is to understand the workings of a FIDIC contract. Roger Knowles had this to say: "The most important part of any contract is the obligations of the parties, the time frames in which the parties must perform these obligations, and the consequences of failing to meet them. Failure to carry out obligations correctly is a serious risk and common source of contention or claims. This practical ready-reference on the contractual obligations of the various parties for a FIDIC construction contract promotes efficient administration of construction projects, prevents contention and aids an easier understanding of their obligations." The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties is presented in an easily-referenced, tabular format. The Red, Pink, Red Book Subcontract, Yellow, Silver, Gold, Pink, Green and White Books are all included and for ease of reference, each contract is separated into sections relating to the Employer, the Contractor, the Engineer (or the equivalent) and the DAB. This guide's accessible style will enable all parties and personnel involved in the project to quickly check that their company is performing the required obligations correctly - and also to ensure that other parties are doing the same.

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development (Paperback, 5th Edition): CIOB (The Chartered... Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development (Paperback, 5th Edition)
CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
R1,573 R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Save R139 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first edition of the "Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development," published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development.

Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context.

"The Code of Practice" will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.

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Designing Gotham - West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898 (Hardcover): Jon Scott Logel Designing Gotham - West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898 (Hardcover)
Jon Scott Logel
R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. With this rapid commercial growth and cultural development, New York came to epitomize a nineteenth-century metropolis. Although this important urban transformation is well documented, the critical role of select Union soldiers turned New York engineers has, until now, remained largely unexplored. In Designing Gotham, Jon Scott Logel examines the fascinating careers of George S. Greene, Egbert L. Viele, John Newton, Henry Warner Slocum, and Fitz John Porter, all of whom studied engineering at West Point, served in the United States Army during the Civil War, and later advanced their civilian careers and status through the creation of Victorian New York. These influential cadets trained at West Point in the nation's first engineering school, a program designed by Sylvanus Thayer and Dennis Hart Mahan that would shape civil engineering in New York and beyond. After the war, these industrious professionals leveraged their education and military experience to wield significant influence during New York's social, economic, and political transformation. Logel examines how each engineer's Civil War service shaped his contributions to postwar activities in the city, including the construction of the Croton Aqueduct, the creation of Central Park, and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Logel also delves into the administration of New York's municipal departments, in which Military Academy alumni interacted with New York elites, politicians, and civilian-trained engineers. Examining the West Pointers' experiences, as cadets, military officers during the war, and New Yorkers, Logel assesses how these men impacted the growing metropolis, the rise of professionalization, and the advent of Progressivism at the end of the century.

Advances in Bridge Maintenance, Safety Management, and Life-Cycle Performance, Set of Book & CD-ROM - Proceedings of the Third... Advances in Bridge Maintenance, Safety Management, and Life-Cycle Performance, Set of Book & CD-ROM - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 16-19 July 2006, Porto, Portugal - IABMAS '06 (Hardcover)
Paulo J. Da Sousa Cruz, Dan M. Frangopol, Luis C. Canhoto Neves
R8,608 Discovery Miles 86 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS'06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and cost are addressed including All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management are addressed including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, design for durability, deterioration modelling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, innovations, inspection, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole life costing, among others. This book is a major contribution to the state-of-the art in all aspects of bridge maintenance and safety, including contributions from leading experts in this area. It is a significant contribution to the process of decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, Two Volume Set - Proceedings of the 5th International PhD Symposium... 5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, Two Volume Set - Proceedings of the 5th International PhD Symposium (Hardcover)
J. Blaauwendraad, T. Scarpas, B Snijder, J Walraven
R9,022 Discovery Miles 90 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering has gained worldwide recognition in the civil engineering scientific society since it was organised for the first time in Budapest in 1996. Based on the success of the earlier Symposia, the 5th Symposium was held in Delft in 16 - 19 June, 2004. A total of about 180 contributions were accepted for publication representing PhD candidates from 28 countries. The research focuses on structural, geotechnical, road and railway engineering issues. The Proceedings of the 5th Symposium provide a state of the art presentation of current ongoing research in Civil Engineering and help to identify future research needs and directions.

Practical Risk Management for EPC / Design-Build Projects - Manage Risks Effectively - Stop the Losses (Hardcover): Walter A.... Practical Risk Management for EPC / Design-Build Projects - Manage Risks Effectively - Stop the Losses (Hardcover)
Walter A. Salmon
R2,030 Discovery Miles 20 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many of the books on construction risk management concentrate on theoretical approaches to the accurate assessment of the overall risks of taking on a new project. Less attention is paid to the typical risks to which the operational level of a project is exposed and how operational managers should approach those risks during project implementation. This book identifies precisely where the major EPC/Design-Build risks occur within an operational framework and shows how best to deal with those risks. The book attempts to offer practical advice, approaches and tools for dealing with risks to which the various operational departments are exposed.

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment (Paperback): Lee Bosher, Ksenia Chmutina Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment (Paperback)
Lee Bosher, Ksenia Chmutina
R1,201 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R97 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment provides a multi-facetted introduction to how a wide range of risk reduction options can be mainstreamed into formal and informal construction decision making processes, so that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) can become part of the developmental DNA . The contents highlight the positive roles that practitioners such as civil and structural engineers, urban planners and designers, and architects (to name just a few) can undertake to ensure that disaster risk is addressed when (re)developing the built environment. The book does not set out prescriptive ( context blind ) solutions to complex problems because such solutions can invariably generate new problems. Instead it raises awareness, and in doing so, inspires a broad range of people to consider DRR in their work or everyday practices. This highly-illustrated text book provides a broad range of examples, case studies and thinking points that can help the reader to consider how DRR approaches might be adapted for differing contexts.

Civil Engineer (Paperback): Tammy Gagne Civil Engineer (Paperback)
Tammy Gagne
R262 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Techniques for Capital Expenditure Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Thorne Techniques for Capital Expenditure Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Thorne
R5,236 Discovery Miles 52 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work examines the most important techniques for analyzing the profitability of capital investments. It discusses time value mechanics and financial concepts, including discounted cash flow, return on investment, incremental analysis, cash flow tables, income taxes, depreciation, cost of capital and risk analysis. It provides a broad introduction to project evaluation and data needs.;This book is intended for: cost, project, design, mechanical, chemical, industrial, electronic, electrical and construction engineers; project and budget managers; cost estimators and controllers; planners and schedulers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these discipline

Demolition - Practices, Technology, and Management (Hardcover, New): Richard Diven, Mark Shaurette Demolition - Practices, Technology, and Management (Hardcover, New)
Richard Diven, Mark Shaurette
R1,788 Discovery Miles 17 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the built environment ages, demolition has become a rapidly growing industry offering major employment opportunities. During the 1990s the number of contractors grew by nearly 60 per cent, and there are now over 800 US companies focused on demolition, as well as many more offering this service as part of their portfolio. It has also become an increasingly complex business, requiring a unique combination of project management skills, legal and contractual knowledge, and engineering skills from its practitioners. Created in partnership with the National Demolition Association, ""Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management"" is written specifically with students of construction management and engineering in mind, although it will also be an invaluable reference resource for anyone involved in demolition projects. Since demolition has become such a central part of construction management, this audience includes practicing architects and engineers, general contractors, building and manufacturing facility owners, as well as government officials and regulators. Covered in the book is the full range of technical and management issues encountered by the demolition contractor and those who hire demolition contractors.

New Code of Estimating Practice (Paperback): The Chartered Institute of Building New Code of Estimating Practice (Paperback)
The Chartered Institute of Building
R1,662 R1,511 Discovery Miles 15 110 Save R151 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essential, authoritative guide to providing accurate, systematic, and reliable estimating for construction projects--newly revised Pricing and bidding for construction work is at the heart of every construction business, and in the minds of construction consultants' poor bids lead to poor performance and nobody wins. New Code of Estimating Practice examines the processes of estimating and pricing, providing best practice guidelines for those involved in procuring and pricing construction works, both in the public and private sectors. It embodies principles that are applicable to any project regardless of size or complexity. This authoritative guide has been completely rewritten to include much more contextual and educational material as well as the code of practice. It covers changes in estimating practice; the bidding process; the fundamentals in formulating a bid; the pre-qualification process; procurement options; contractual arrangements and legal issues; preliminaries; temporary works; cost estimating techniques; risk management; logistics; resource and production planning; computer-aided estimating; information and time planning; resource planning and pricing; preparation of an estimator's report; bid assembly and adjudication; pre-production planning and processes; and site production. Established standard for the construction industry, providing the only code of practice on construction estimating Prepared under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of other professional bodies Completely rewritten since the 7th edition, to include much more contextual and educational material, as well as the core code of practice New Code of Estimating Practice is an important book for construction contractors, specialist contractors, quantity surveyors/cost consultants, and for students of construction and quantity surveying.

Handbook of Tunnel Engineering I - Structures and Methods (Hardcover): Bernhard Maidl, Markus Thewes, Ulrich Maidl Handbook of Tunnel Engineering I - Structures and Methods (Hardcover)
Bernhard Maidl, Markus Thewes, Ulrich Maidl; Translated by David S. Sturge
R2,150 R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Save R296 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tunnel engineering is one of the oldest, most interesting but also challenging engineering disciplines and demands not only theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in geology, geomechanics, structural design, concrete construction, machine technology, construction process technology and construction management. The two-volume "Handbuch des Tunnel- und Stollenbaus" has been the standard reference for German-speaking tunnellers in theory and practice for 30 years. The new English edition is based on a revised and adapted version of the third German edition and reflects the latest state of knowledge. The book is published in two volumes, with the first being devoted to more practical themes of construction and construction process in drill and blast and mechanised tunnelling. Microtunnelling and ventilation are also dealt with. All chapters include practical examples.

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings - Feedback from 30 Buildings Worldwide (Hardcover): Francios Garde, Joseph Ayoub,... Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings - Feedback from 30 Buildings Worldwide (Hardcover)
Francios Garde, Joseph Ayoub, Laura Aelenei, Daniel Aelenei, Alessandra Scognamiglio
R1,867 R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Save R261 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Net Zero-Energy Buildings have been the object of numerous studies in recent years as various countries have set this performance level as a long-term goal of their energy policies. This book presents a unique study of 30 NZEBs that have been constructed and have had their performance measured for at least 12 months. The study is based upon an international collaborative research initiated by the International Energy Agency - the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC). It is the first book to evaluate building strategies in houses, educational buildings and offices that have been demonstrated to work in practice. It examines how the design challenges of climate and building type have been addressed, and to what extent the various design approaches have been successful. This book presents convincing evidence that a careful re-thinking of conventional design norms can achieve a far greater performance benefit than is normally feasible. It identifies 'solution sets? that work at the whole building level and at the individual building design challenge level for each climate and building type. In doing so, the book provides guidance as to how to improve the design by learning from these cases. Unusually for a book of this type it has examples of buildings in what are conventionally labeled "hot" and "cold" climates. A simple process is proposed for the reader to commission the analysis of their own climate to assess not only the conventional measure of how hot or cold or humid it is, but also to assess its suitability to support other NZEB technical challenge solutions sets such as Daylight or Natural Ventilation or comfort based climate conditioning.

Geology - Basics for Engineers, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Aurele Parriaux Geology - Basics for Engineers, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Aurele Parriaux
R1,878 Discovery Miles 18 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Geology - Basics for Engineers (second edition) presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the Earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space. The book shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in their projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution. This second edition has been fully revised and updated. Through a problem-based learning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students (undergraduate and graduate level), as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning. Free digital supplements to the book, found on the book page, contain solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth. The original French edition of the book (2007) won the prestigious Roberval Prize, an international contest organized by the University of Technology of Compiegne in collaboration with the General Council of Oise, France. Geology, Basics for Engineers was selected out of a total of 110 candidates. The jury praised the book as a "very well conceived teaching textbook" and underscored its highly didactic nature, as well as the excellent quality of its illustrations. Features: Offers an exhaustive outline of the methods and techniques used in geology, with a study of the nature and properties of the principal soils and rocks Helps students understand how geological conditions should be taken into account by the engineer by taking a problem-solving approach Contains extensive figures and examples, solutions to probems, and illustrative animations Presents a highly didactic and synthetic work intended for engineering students as well as experts in civil engineering, environmental engineering, the earth sciences, and architecture

Methods of Analytical Dynamics (Paperback): Leonard Meirovitch Methods of Analytical Dynamics (Paperback)
Leonard Meirovitch
R675 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R141 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A balanced presentation that encompasses both formalism and structure in analytical dynamics, this graduate-level text discusses fundamentals of Newtonian and analytical mechanics, rigid body dynamics, behavior of dynamical systems, geometric theory, analytical solutions, transformation theory, problems in celestial mechanics and spacecraft dynamics, and more. 128 figures. 1970 edition.

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