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Earthquake Resistant Concrete Structures

by Andreas Kappos & GG Penelis

This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings...


Engineering Surveying Technology

by TJM Kennie & G Petrie

This book examines the major changes in the technology now used for the measurement and processing of topographic and non-topographic spatial data, with emphasis on the new and emerging technology and its applications....


Ferrocement

by P Nedwell & RN Swamy

Ferrocement is a versatile construction material, with applications in low cost housing, rehabilitation and repair of structures. This book presents the latest developments in research and application of the...


Fiber-Reinforced Cements and Concretes

by Colin D Johnston

This book summarizes and simplifies the results of a considerable body of research and practical experience with a wide range of fiber-reinforced cementitious composites.


Formwork

by Geoffrey Lee & Peter McAdam

no optimise formwork costs and minimise the time for its construction, the contractor needs to understand the guiding principles of safe and efficient formwork construction. He must also have some insight into...


Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology

by K Sakai

The two themes of integration of structural and durability design, and integration of concrete technologies in relation to global environmental issues are drawn together in this book.


Reflective Cracking in Pavements

by R Degeimbre & L Francken

This book forms the Proceedings of the Second International RILEM Conference held in Liege in March 1993. It follows the successful first conference held in 1989 and focusses on two main topics: the current...


Urban Drainage

by David Butler & John

This textbook covers the environmental and engineering aspects involved in the drainage of rainwater and wastewater from areas of human development. Extensive examples are used to support and demonstrate the...


Cities and Design

by Paul L Knox

Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and...


Water and the City

by Iain White

Water - as hazard and necessity - has long affected the city. White draws on population, spatial and water data to initiate the debate on these issues and what steps could be taken to increase the resilience...


The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

by EdmundC. Snodgrass & Linda McIntyre

Green roofs - the ultimate in sustainable building practices - continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater...


Build Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-206

by René Laubach & ChristynaM. Laubach

This concise guide offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building eight different nestboxes. Each nestbox is designed to attract and house different kinds of backyard birds, including bluebirds,...


Building Bat Houses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178

by DaleEvva Gelfand

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Cities for a Future Climate

by Tony Fry

This book goes beyond current ways that the impact of climate change upon the city are understood. In doing so it addresses climate in a variety of its connotations. It looks to the nomadic behaviour patterns...


Understanding Urban Metabolism: A Tool for Urban Planning

by Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Eduardo Anselmo de Castro & Eddy J. Moors

Understanding Urban Metabolism addresses the gap between the bio-physical sciences and urban planning and illustrates the advantages of accounting for urban metabolism issues in urban design decisions. Urban...


Common Sense Guide to Health and Safety in Construction

by Subash Ludhra

An essential and short guide for employees who need to know more about health and safety within the construction industry without wanting to spend hours reading dozens of different documents. Whether it's for...


Materials for Architects and Builders

by Arthur Lyons

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key...


Low Impact Living: A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building

by Paul Chatterton

This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community),...


The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas: The Richards Report

by E. P. Richards

By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these...


AIA Guide to Chicago

by American Institute of Architects Chicago, Alice Sinkevitch & Laurie McGovern Petersen

The premier guidebook to the best of Chicago architecture