Construction

Prestressed Concrete

Edward G. Nawy

Hardcover: 984 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0136081509
ISBN-13: 978-0136081500

Completely revised to reflect the new ACI 318-08 Building Code and International Building Code, IBC 2009, this popular book offers a unique approach to examining the design of prestressed concrete members in a logical, step-by-step trial and adjustment procedure. Integrates handy flow charts to help readers better understand the steps needed for design and analysis. Includes a revised chapter containing the latest ACI and AASHTO Provisions on the design of post-tensioned beam end anchorage blocks using the strut-and-tie approach in conformity with ACI 318-08 Code. Offers a new complete section with two extensive design examples using the strut-and-tie approach for the design of corbels and deep beams. Features an addition to the elastic method of design, with comprehensive design examples on LRFD and Standard AASHTO designs of bridge deck members for flexure, shear and torsion, conforming to the latest AASHTO specifications. Includes a revised chapter on slender columns, including a simplified load-contour biaxial bending method which is easier to apply in desiign, using moments rather than loads in the reciprocal approach.

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook

Edward G. Nawy

Hardcover: 1232 pages
Publisher: CRC-Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0849326664
ISBN-13: 978-0849326660

This new handbook fills the need for in-depth coverage of concrete construction engineering and technology. It features discussions on what design engineers and contractors need to know about concrete materials and systems - one of the most versatile materials available.

Pile design and construction practice

M. J Tomlinson

Unknown Binding: 378 pages
Publisher: Viewpoint Publications
ASIN: B0000EHJM1

Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

Peter Hewlett

Paperback: 1092 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0750662565
ISBN-13: 978-0750662567

In maintaining the currency, calibre continuity and content of the work there is the monumental task of integrating the output of so many individuals into a coherent and comprehensive whole. Peter Hewlett has achieved that successfully* from the Foreword by Professor George Somerville, British Cement Association, UK**... allows the experienced engineer and scientist working in this field to be challenged by its information and for those not so well informed it provides a base from which to work... The book will be well bought by libraries and materials manufacturers, and will serve as a reference text... for some years to come.*Harold Roper, Concrete in Australia

Concrete Bridges: Inspection, Repair, Strengthening, Testing, Load Capacity Evaluation

V. K. Raina

Hardcover: 546 pages
Publisher: Shroff Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8173669767
ISBN-13: 978-8173669767

This state-of-the-art book offers almost all there is to know about `rehabilitation' of concrete and composite bridges. Drawn from the author's experience over a multitude of projects, this absolutely practice-oriented 'Prescriptions' book provides a detailed excursion into the types of distress usually observable, cracks and wounds and their remedies. More than 400 illustrations and photographs have been used to unfold the various facets of bridge repairs and strengthening. Meant specifically for consultants, contractors and their clients, the book is an indispensable reference for conducting inspections, condition surveys performance monitoring and diagnostic tests for bridge maintenance. Besides providing a tool-kit approach for repair and strengthening of bridges, the book also goes into details of emergency bridging arrangements.

Construction Graphics. A Practical Guide to Interpreting Working Drawings.

Keitha Bisharat

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 26, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471219835
ISBN-13: 978-0471219835
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 1 inches

An enlightening examination of construction drawings, methods, and practices Construction Graphics bridges the gap between construction drawings and the materials and processes required to build a structure. Hundreds of illustrations and photographs from actual working drawings demonstrate what construction graphics mean to managers of the construction process.

Computers In Construction Planning and Control

M.J.Jackson.

Hardcover: 202 pages
Publisher: Unwin Hyman (August 1986)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0046240101
ISBN-13: 978-0046240103

This book deals with most concepts of planning and control of
construction projects. It draws a vivid comparison between the
design process and construction planning, briefly explains the
network model and emphasizes graphics and other aids that can
make networks more realistic representations of construction
projects. The emphasis on computer graphics is predominant
and is recommended for both interactive input and output.
The author expresses his concern of inherent uncertainty on
construction projects. He states, "The inherent uncertainties of
construction management can affect the plan in two ways: they
can affect the productivity of the operation and thus the duration
of the activity or they can affect the activities which the manager
chooses to use, thus the strategy of the plan itself." (p. 89) the
author then proceeds to discuss the methods to quantify this
uncertainty and to analyze it using a network model. He shows
alternative methods of plotting a schedule showing uncertainty
associated with each activity as well as with the entire project.

Construction Contracts and Specifications (Hardcover)

Glenn M. Hardie

Hardcover: 367 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall (March 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0835909239
ISBN-13: 978-0835909235

Reinforced Concrete Design (Hardcover)

Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, José A. Pincheira

Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (July 28, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471262862
ISBN-13: 978-0471262862
Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 1.4 inches

Now revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, and José A. Pincheira’s Reinforced Concrete Design incorporates the changes in design rules arising from the publication of the 2005 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code and Commentary (ACI 318-05).

Concrete Construction [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]

Format: Magazine
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Publisher: Hanley Wood Inc Publ
ASIN: B00006K9VM

Concrete Construction magazine is a comprehensive source of technical and how-to information for concrete construction and repair. Serves contractors and other construction professionals worldwide who are involved in highway, commercial, industiral and residential properties.

Construction World [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]

Format: Magazine
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Publisher: Crown Publications Cc
ASIN: B0009GITR6

Fibre Cement Technology & Design

Jan R. Krause

Hardcover: 159 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (November 21, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764375914
ISBN-13: 978-3764375911
Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.5 x 0.7 inches

The use of fiber cement—a composite material made of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers—has undergone a real renaissance in the past decade. Buildings by Günter Behnisch, Bearth & Deplazes, Coop Himmelb(l)au, MVRDV, Morphosis, and many others have exploited its tremendous formal and chromatic versatility. The new generation of ?ber cement slabs has air and water permeability characteristics that make it unrivaled for applications such as roof, interior construction, and object design. Fiber Cement explores this technology and relates its architectural history by examining more than twenty outstanding buildings from Europe and the United States.

International Dictionary of building Construction

Angelo Cagnaccl Schwicker

Hardcover: 1530 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (30 Mar 1972)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0070844003
ISBN-13: 978-0070844001

Construction Material Manual

Hegger, Auch-Scwelk, Fuchs, Rosenkranz

Publisher
Birkhauser -- Publishers for Architecture
Year: 2006
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 x 1 inches
Content pages: 250+
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764375701
ISBN-13: 978-3764375706

Most books on construction materials are directed primarily at building engineers. Construction Materials Manual is an overview of materials for architects that considers the importance of the sensory perception of architecture including tactile qualities, smell, color, and surface structure. It also addresses fundamental questions of sustainability including life span, environmental impact, and material cycles. All of the principal conventional and innovative construction materials are comprehensively documented, with attention to their production, manufacture, fabrication, treatment, surfaces, connections, and characteristics.

Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management (Hardcover)

S. Keoki Sears

Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (April 25, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 047174588X
ISBN-13: 978-0471745884
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.7 x 1 inches

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.

European Construction Costs Handbook

Davis Langdon & Everest

Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 3 edition (May 10, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0419254609
ISBN-13: 978-0419254607
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches

Spon's European Construction Costs Handbook is the only book of its kind - a unique compilation of cost data on the single most important construction market in the world. This updated edition expands its coverage of countries and once again gives details of select difficult-to-research markets in Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe, North and South. The book includes: * key data on the main economic and construction indicators as well as on geography and population * an outline of the national construction industry covering structure, tendering and contract procedures, liability and insurance and regulation and standards. * labour and materials cost data * measured rates (in local currency) for up to 60 or so construction work items * approximate estimating costs for a range of building types * regional variation percentages, tax details, construction cost and retail price indices. Exchange rates with £ sterling, euro and US$ * addresses of authorities, professional institutions, trade associations etc. To facilitate country to country comparisons the book also includes a Comparative Data section, where figures from the individual country chapters are grouped in tables on economy, geography, construction output, input costs per square metre for offices, warehouses and housing. Figures here are given in national currency, sterling, US dollars and Euros.

Elementary Practical Building Construction Stage 1

Frank William Booker

Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife; Lrg edition (August 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0554711338
ISBN-13: 978-0554711331
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches

INSIDE. Interiors of Concrete Stone Wood. Interiors of Concrete Stone Wood

Sibylle Kramer, Iris van Hulst

Hardcover: 192 pages
Verlag: Verlagshaus Braun; Auflage: 1., Aufl. (Juli 2007) Publisher: Verlag Braun, edition 1, edition (July 2007)
Sprache: Englisch Language: English
ISBN-10: 3938780193 ISBN-10: 3938780193
ISBN-13: 978-3938780190 ISBN-13: 978-3938780190
Größe und/oder Gewicht: 30,2 x 23,2 x 2,2 cm Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 23.2 x 2.2 cm

Inside the book provides an insight into 100 exceptional creative spaces and places his attention particularly to the individual design elements of light, color, materiality, surface and their interaction. Mit umfangreichem Bildmaterial präsentieren sich die Interieurs gleichermaßen in ihrem je individuellen Detailreichtum wie in ihrer Gesamtwirkung und dienen so dem Leser als Inspiration und Anregung.Für die ästhetische Gestaltung eines Körpers, einer Hülle, ist das Materialkonzept, für die Gesamtwirkung eines Raumes der Einsatz von Farbe und Beleuchtung von entscheidender Bedeutung. With ample photographic material presented in the interiors alike in their details depending on individual wealth and in its overall impact and thus serve as an inspiration to the reader and Anregung.Für the aesthetic design of a body, a sheath, the material concept for the overall effect of a space, the use of color and lighting is crucial. Innovative Materialien wie zum Beispiel Kunststoff mit unterschiedlichen Transparenzen und einfallsreiche Lichtinszenierungen haben das Innenraumdesign der vergangenen Jahre nachhaltig geprägt. Innovative materials such as plastics with different transparencies and imaginative lighting scenarios have had a lasting mark on the interior design in recent years. Interior Design soll alle Sinne ansprechen synästhetisch wirken und auf diese Weise völlig neue, überraschende Raumstimmungen ermöglichen. Interior design should appeal to all the senses contribute synaesthetically allowing in this way completely new and surprising room atmospheres.

Significance of Tests and Properties of Concrete and Concrete-Making Materials

Paul Klieger, Joseph F. Lamond

Hardcover: 623 pages Publisher: ASTM International; 4 Sub edition (January 1, 1994) Language: English ISBN-10: 0803120532 ISBN-13: 978-0803120532 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 1.6 inches

Provides important information on concrete and concrete-making materials. It is the revision to popular STP 169B, and provides 55 peer-reviewed chapters that reflect the concrete industry's special needs.

Prestressed Concrete Design (Hardcover)

M.K. Hurst

Hardcover: 280 pages Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 2 edition (May 14, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0419218009 ISBN-13: 978-0419218005 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.8 inches

This edition provides up-to-date guidance on the detailed design of prestressed concrete structures. All major topics are dealt with, including prestressed flat slabs, an important and growing application in the design of buildings.

Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction

Ronald C. Smith,
Cameron K. Andres

Paperback: 2 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div (April 26, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0130291811 ISBN-13: 978-0130291813

This classic text provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. Each chapter covers the principles and practices of a particular aspect of the construction process-from site layout to building finishes-supporting discussions with a wealth of clear, captivating illustrations. Now in its Fifth Edition, Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction offers an even stronger balance of current practices and the classic principles behind them. This classic text provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of commercial buildings. Each chapter covers the principles and practices of a particular aspect of the construction process, from site layout to building finishes, and is illustrated with examples of current practice as well as the underlying principles. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Repair of Concrete Structures, Second Edition

Dansk Standard

Hardcover: 214 pages Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (July 15, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0750662220 ISBN-13: 978-0750662222 Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches

Originally published by the Danish Standards Institute, this guide for the EN 1504-standards addresses the principles and methods that form the basis of the choice of repair materials and systems for rehabilitation of damaged concrete structures.

Concrete Masonry & Brickwork. A Practical Handbook for the Home Owner & Small Builder

United States. Dept. of the Army (Author)

Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Dover Pubns (October 1976) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486232034 ISBN-13: 978-0486232034 Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches

Extensive revision of essential guide to concrete, masonry and brickwork for home handyman or professional small builder. Step-by-step illustrated instructions for building patios, retaining walls, porches, brick barbecue, garage ,much more. Over 170 easy-to-follow figures. 54 tables of important statistical information. Appendices. Index.

Fibre Reinforced cementitious Composites (Modern Concrete Technology) (Hardcover)

Arnon Bentur

Hardcover: 624 pages Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 2 edition (December 21, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 041525048X ISBN-13: 978-0415250481 Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches

Advanced cementitious composites can be designed to have outstanding combinations of strength (five to ten times that of conventional concrete) and energy absorption capacity (up to 1000 times that of plain concrete).This second edition brings together in one volume the latest research developments in this rapidly expanding area. The book is split into two parts. The first part is concerned with the mechanics of fibre reinforced brittle matrices and the implications for cementitious systems. In the second part the authors describe the various types of fibre-cement composites, discussing production processes, mechanical and physical properties, durability and applications. Two new chapters have been added, covering fibre specification and structural applications. Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites will be of great interest to practitioners involved in modern concrete technology and will also be of use to academics, researchers and graduate students.

Building Construction: Principles, Materials, and Systems (Hardcover)

Medan Mehta, Diane Armpriest, Walter Scarborough

Hardcover: 1008 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (January 8, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0130494216 ISBN-13: 978-0130494214 Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.3 x 1.7 inches

The authors have combined their diverse professional and educational backgrounds to produce a resource that presents the complexity of building construction in an accessible volume. It clearly provides the basics of building science as applied to the art of transforming materials and systems into constructible buildings. The book appropriately addresses each of the primary building assemblies - foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs - and how they join, seal and integrate with other components. The performance of building enclosures and systems is reviewed in detail, which enhances the reader's understanding of the comprehensive, integrated nature of the building design and construction process. Almost all building materials and systems have been covered in depth. The book is unique among other books on the subject because it is joining efforts of three authors, two of whom are engaged full time in academia, and the third who has an extensive background in the profession. Offers a new approach to construction principles, materials and methods. Divided into two parts to illustrate current and traditional practices of construction: Part I 10 chapters deal primarily with the principles of building materials' and building assemblies' performance; Part II 25 chapters deal primarily with specific materials and assemblies.  This book will serve as an indispensable reference for practitioners of architecture, engineering and construction.