Thursday, January 31, 2013

L'aquarelle : De l'émotion à la création

L'aquarelle : De l'émotion à la création
Joëlle Krupa-Astruc,  
2009 | 106 pages | PDF | 28,3 MB
French / Français

L'aquarelle, de l'émotion à la création. L'aquarelle est un médium en mouvement, un appel à créer et une source de plaisir accessible à tous. C'est là le credo de Joëlle Krupa-Astruc, qui, au fil de ces pages, guide vos pas et vos pinceaux à la découverte de cette technique picturale fascinante, mais parfois capricieuse. Aiguisant vos sens et votre intuition créative, l'artiste vous propose tout d'abord de vous familiariser avec les outils et d'acquérir les bases propres à l'aquarelle : choix du matériel, préparation du papier, méthodes d'application de la peinture et de l'eau, élaboration d'une composition, etc. Puis cinq réalisations, détaillées pas à pas et abondamment illustrées, vous invitent à mettre en pratique vos acquis, à votre rythme. Du paysage au portrait, en passant par la texture de la pierre et l'éclat de la végétation, chacune est le reflet d'une expérience, d'une situation donnée où l'artiste a dû trouver les clés picturales et créer un langage en accord avec l'eau et le pigment. La technique et le récit se trouvent mêlés en lieu intime, où la création est associée au plaisir.

House Rating Schemes : From Energy to Comfort Base

"House Rating Schemes : From Energy to Comfort Base"
Maria Kordjamshidi,
Springer | 2010 | 300 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

"House Rating Schemes" provides information to students, architects and researchers in the field of the built environment. It reviews current House Rating Schemes (HRS) used in different countries and investigates how these schemes assess the thermal performance of a house. It challenges the way that these schemes assess building energy efficiency and their inability to evaluate free running buildings which do not need an energy load for heating and cooling indoor environments. Finally, the book proposes a new index and method for HRS in which the efficiency of a house design can be evaluated with reference to its thermal performance in both free running and conditioned operation modes. The book deals with various approaches and methods for rating buildings on the basis of different indexes, with implications for both energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It also guides readers through a computer simulation program for developing a rating system that evaluates and ranks building energy efficiency.


Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures

Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, 6 edition
Ronald D. Ziemian,
2010 | 1120 pages | PDF | 27,5 MB

The definitive guide to stability design criteria, fully updated and incorporating current research

Representing nearly fifty years of cooperation between Wil ey and the Structural Stability Research Council, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures is often described as an invaluable reference for practicing structural engineers and researchers. For generations of engineers and architects, the Guide has served as the definitive work on designing steel and aluminum structures for stability. Under the editorship of Ronald Ziemian and written by SSRC task group members who are leading experts in structural stability theory and research, this Sixth Edition brings this foundational work in line with current practice and research.

The Sixth Edition incorporates a decade of progress in the field since the previous edition, with new features including:

Updated chapters on beams, beam-columns, bracing, plates, box girders, and curved girders. Significantly revised chapters on columns, plates, composite columns and structural systems, frame stability, and arches

Fully rewritten chapters on thin-walled (cold-formed) metal structural members, stability under seismic loading, and stability analysis by finite element methods

State-of-the-art coverage of many topics such as shear walls, concrete filled tubes, direct strength member design method, behavior of arches, direct analysis method, structural integrity and disproportionate collapse resistance, and inelastic seismic performance and design recommendations for various moment-resistant and braced steel frames

Complete with over 350 illustrations, plus references and technical memoranda, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Sixth Edition offers detailed guidance and background on design specifications, codes, and standards worldwide.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Design for Water

Design for Water : Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse
New Society Publishers; 1 edition | June 1, 2007 | 240 pages | PDF | 15.8 Mb

In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil. The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures but must plan our new developments differently.


Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures

Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures
Mohamed A.El-Reedy,  

The recent worldwide boom in industrial construction and the corresponding billions of dollars spent every year in industrial, oil, gas, and petrochemical and power generation project, has created fierce competition for these projects. Strong management and technical competence will bring your projects in on time and on budget. An in-depth exploration of both these aspects and the resulting challenges, Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures provides a practical guide to the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures and foundations in industrial projects.

Renowned expert Mohamed A. El-Reedy covers the entire industrial construction process, from project management to design and construction to sigh off and providing a maintenance plan. Highlighting the differences between industrial construction and real estate or residential construction, he examines every phase and every role, from managerial to technical. He includes cases from industrial projects and covers the international technical practices, codes, and standards used in steel or concrete onshore or offshore projects. The book provides up-to-date methodologies in structure analysis, geotechnical studies, and international special codes and standards for industrial structures such as tanks, foundation under towers, machines, and special structures in industrial projects. It also examines the safety and economic benefits of developing a structure integrity management system.

When a project has a budget that seems as huge at the structure itself, the client, engineering firm, and contractor must work together to achieve success. Discussing the interface between these three main partners, this book outlines strategies for checking the design and controlling a project in all its phases.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Building Ideas : An Introduction to Architectural Theory

Building Ideas : An Introduction to Architectural Theory
 Jonathan A. Hale,
2000 | 242 pages | PDF | 10,8 MB

Building Ideas An Introduction to Architectural Theory This book is an essential text for students of architecture and related disciplines, satisfying the demand for an accessible introduction to the major theoretical debates in contemporary architecture. Written in a lucid and user-friendly style, the book also acts as a guide and companion volume to the many primary theoretical texts recently made available in reprinted collections. Whilst architectural monographs, collections of building precedents and polemical manifestoes are growing more and more numerous, Building Ideas is the first book to provide an introduction to such a broad range of issues in architectural theory. This text therefore serves to fill a widening gap between the everyday practice of architecture and the often bewildering field of academic theoretical debate. Beginning with a general introduction to the field of architectural theory, covering the interface between philosophy and technology in the production and interpretation of buildings, the book presents the major theoretical positions in contemporary architecture through a series of thematically structured chapters. Each chapter deals with a specific approach to the theory and criticism of architecture by presenting a series of related buildings as illustrations of a key theoretical position, as well as setting this position in a cultural and historical context. Under the five broad headings of 'Architecture as Engineering - The Technological Revolution', 'Architecture as Art - Aesthetics in Philosophy', 'The Return of the Body - Phenomenology in Architecture', 'Systems of Communication - Structuralism and Semiotics' and 'Politics and Architecture - The Marxist Tradition', the book presents a wide but critical survey of the central questions in the current theoretical debate. Providing the theoretical tools necessary for an understanding of the history of philosophies and technologies in architecture, this book is essential reading for undergraduate architectural theory courses as well as a first point of reference for anyone wishing to understand the complex connections between architecture and related fields of cultural inquiry.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Water-Resistant Design and Construction

Water-Resistant Design and Construction
Mc Gr aw- Hill Professional | November 8, 2007 | 286 pages | PDF | 7.03 MB

The Illustrated Guide to Water Resistant Design and Construction provides state-of-the-art solutions to prevent the most common water-related problems in buildings.
Designed to save you time and money, this expert resource discusses the causes and effects of water-related problems…time tested solutions for keeping water damage from occurring…methods for enhancing construction quality to reduce claims…tips on selecting the right firm to perform waterproof design and construction…guidance on achieving effective maintenance and repair…and more. The Illustrated Guide to Waterproof Construction features:

* More than 150 illustrations showing how to improve details and create higher-quality buildings
* Waterproofing methods that comply with the International Building Code
* Numerous examples and case studies from the United States, China, and Canada

The Portfolio and the Diagram

"The Portfolio and the Diagram: Architecture, Discourse, and Modernity in America"
Hyungmin Pai,
Publisher: The MIT Press | 2002 | PDF | 403 pages | 5.1 MB

The Portfolio and the Diagram is about the changing ways architects see, read, and use the words and images of architectural publications. Architects today do not use the glossy photographs of magazines in the same way that nineteenth-century architects mobilized the drawings in the grand folios. The images have changed, and so have the ways in which they are used. The book begins with an outline of the academic discipline and the mimetic practice of the portfolio, established in America during the late nineteenth century. World War I triggered a historical process that resulted in the demise of the portfolio and the emergence of the discourse of the diagram. The Beaux Arts-trained architects had fashioned their discipline through the meticulous object-centered images of the portfolio. The discourse of the diagram provided a new range of possibility in the architect’s relation to words, images, and buildings. More than the diagram itself, more than the province of narrow-minded functionalists, the discourse of the diagram is a complex formation of texts, concepts, and modes of representation. Concerned less with constructing a new kind of modernism than with understanding the boundaries and structures of modernity, the book is a history of modern architecture as a discursive practice and its striving to become a viable discipline.

Terror and wonder : architecture in a tumultuous age

Terror and wonder : architecture in a tumultuous age
Blair Kamin

For nearly twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and writer of the widely read Cityscapes blog, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder gathers the best of Kamin’s writings from the past decade along with new reflections on an era framed by the destruction of the World Trade Center and the opening of the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Assessing ordinary commercial structures as well as head-turning designs by some of the world’s leading architects, Kamin paints a sweeping but finely textured portrait of a tumultuous age torn between the conflicting mandates of architectural spectacle and sustainability. For Kamin, the story of our built environment over the past ten years is, in tangible ways, the story of the decade itself. Terror and Wonder considers how architecture has been central to the main events and crosscurrents in American life since 2001: the devastating and debilitating consequences of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina; the real estate boom and bust; the use of over-the-top cultural designs as engines of civic renewal; new challenges in saving old buildings; the unlikely rise of energy-saving, green architecture; and growing concern over our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.


Friday, January 18, 2013

State, Space, World : Selected Essays

State, Space, World: Selected Essays
Henri Lefebvre -
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | 2009-03-24 | PDF | 320 pages | 4.41 MB

One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly after the 1974 publication of his landmark book The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his career: a consideration of the history and geographies of the modern state through a monumental study that linked several disciplines, including political science, sociology, geography, and history.
State, Space, World collects a series of Lefebvre’s key writings on the state from this period. Making available in English for the first time the as-yet-unexplored political aspect of Lefebvre’s work, it contains essays on philosophy, political theory, state formation, spatial planning, and globalization, as well as provocative reflections on the possibilities and limits of grassroots democracy under advanced capitalism.
State, Space, World is an essential complement to The Production of Space, The Urban Revolution, and The Critique of Everyday Life. Lefebvre’s original and prescient analyses that emerge in this volume are urgently relevant to contemporary debates on globalization and neoliberal capitalism.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rethinking Technology : A Reader in Architectural Theory

Rethinking Technology : A Reader in Architectural Theory
Rout ledge | February 23, 2007 | 488 pages | PDF | 3.1 MB

This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent literature on architecture and technology.The book contains over fifty carefully selected essays, manifestos, reflections and theories by architects and architectural writers from 1900 to 2004. This mapping out of a century of architectural technology reveals the discipline's long and close attention to the experience and effects of new technologies, and provides a broad picture of the shift from the 'age of tools' to the 'age of systems'.


Reinforced Concrete : Mechanics and Design

Reinforced Concrete : Mechanics and Design (5th Edition) 
By James K. Wight, James G. MacGregor
Prentice Hall | English | 2008-06-27 | 1126 pages | PDF | 43 MB

This book explains the theory and practice of reinforced concrete design in a systematic and clear fashion with an abundance of step-by-step worked examples, illustrations, and photographs.
This book focuses on preparing readers to make the many judgment decisions required in reinforced concrete design. All chapters are in compliance with 2008 Edition of ACI Building Code. Coverage includes flexure, torsion, continuous beams, columns, two-way slabs, footing, walls, design for earthquake resistance, and more.

For professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete

Memory Culture and the Contemporary City

Memory Culture and the Contemporary City
Uta Staiger,
Publisher: P M.| 2009 | PDF | 264 pages | 2 MB

These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities : Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York.


Inmaterial Architecture

Immaterial Architecture
Jonathan Hill
Edi Routledge

This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture.
Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill's explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture. The book discusses the pressures on architecture and the architectural profession to be respectively solid matter and solid practice and considers concepts that align architecture with the immaterial, such as the superiority of ideas over matter, command of drawing and design of spaces and surfaces.
Focusing on immaterial architecture as the perceived absence of matter, Hill devises new means to explore the creativity of both the user and the architect, advocating an architecture that fuses the immaterial and the material and considers its consequences, challenging preconceptions about architecture, its practice, purpose, matter and use.
This is a useful and innovative read that encourages architects and students to think beyond established theory and practice.


Gender Space Architecture

Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
Publisher: Routledge | edition 1999 | PDF | 448 pages | 2 mb

This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, projects and ideas. This collection marks a seminal point in gender and architecture, both summarizing core debates and pointing toward new directions and discussions for the future.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Experiment and Calculation of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures

Experiment and Calculation of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures
Zhenhai Guo,
B,-H, | 2011 | 336 pages | PDF | 15,3 MB

Concrete as a construction material goes through both physical and chemical changes under extreme elevated temperatures. As one of the most widely used building materials, it is important that both engineers and architects are able to understand and predict its behavior in under extreme heat conditions. Brief and readable, this book provides the tools and techniques to properly analysis the effects of high temperature of reinforced concrete which will lead to more stable, safer structures.

Based on years of the author's research, Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures four part treatment starts with an unambiguous and thorough exposition of the mechanical behaviors of materials at elevated temperature followed by a discussion of Temperature field of member sections, Mechanical behaviors of members and structures at elevated temperature, ending with Theoretical analysis and practical calculation methods. The book provides unique insight into:
  • Coupling thermal-mechanical constitutive relation of concrete
  • Exceptional analyses of beams and columns of rectangular section with three surfaces and two adjacent surfaces exposing to high temperature
  • Measurement and analysis of redistribution of internal forces of statically indeterminate structure during heating-loading process
  • Finite element analysis and calculation charts for two-dimensional temperature field of structural members
  • Finite element analysis and simplified calculation method for reinforced concrete structure at elevated temperature


Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair

Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair
Publisher: Mc Graw -Hill Professional; 1 edition (2010) || Pages: 656 | PDF | 12,67 MB

This authoritative volume offers up-to-date guidance on the latest design techniques, repair methods, specialized software, materials, and advanced maintenance procedures for bridges and highway structures. Focusing on both traditional and nontraditional design issues, Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair clarifies the most recent AASHTO bridge design codes and discusses new analytical and design methodologies, such as the application of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). A wealth of concise explanations, solved examples, and in-depth case studies are included in this comprehensive resource.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Architecture in Detail II

Architecture in Detail II
Graham Bizley,
Architectural Press | 2010 | 224 pages | PDF | 38,6 MB

Following on from Graham Bizley's successful Architecture in Detail, Architecture in Detail II presents 40 case studies of detailing on recent construction projects. Over 150 full colour drawings and photos provide a reference compendium for the professional architect seeking detailing inspiration.

Originally featured in Building Design's In Detail magazine, the included projects represent some of the most interesting and innovative techniques in recent architecture. Graham Bizley's beautifully presented detail drawings allow the architect to easily see how ideas and techniques can be applied to other projects. The book is organised by building type for quick and easy reference.

* Accessible and diverse range of 40 detailing case studies from the UK, on big and small architectural projects
* Presents Graham Bizley's concise and easy to understand drawings of detail in total clarity to consider for design solutions
* Up to date UK projects from 2008 and 2009

Advanced Concrete Technology

Advanced Concrete Technology
Zongjin Li,
Wil y | 2011 | 528 pages | PDF | 8 MB

A detailed and in-depth guide on current state-of-the-art concrete technologies

The most common building material used around the world, concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing in the past two decades. Through the use of various additives, production techniques, and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications.

The first book of its kind to focus on advanced, state-of-the-art concrete technologies, Advanced Concrete Technology serves as a practical primer on concrete's important role in infrastructure and private building construction, as well as a handy reference for building professionals seeking better understanding of its basic behaviors and continued maturation through scientific enhancement. This book includes:

An insightful view of the latest developments advancing concrete technologies through coverage of new theories, models, and testing techniques

Coverage of non-Portland cement concrete such as geopolymer concrete, magnesium-based bonded concrete, and more

Examination of the newest nondestructive testing methods

Emphasizes a materials design philosophy based on the final application of the materials

Advanced Concrete Technology aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging cutting-edge technologies that are refining perspectives on concrete as not only an invaluable and fundamental building material, but a versatile one as well.

Cover image is of the Three Gorges Dam located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China, which is the world's largest dam. Constructed of 28 million cubic meters of concrete, it is 185 meters high and 3035 meters long and with a capacity to generate over 22,500,000 kilowatts of electricity.


2G №5 - Eduardo Souto de Moura

2G №5 - Eduardo Souto de Moura
Spanish/English | Gustavo Gili | 1998 | PDF | 144 pages | 54 Mb

Eduardo Souto de Moura (b. Oporto, 1952) is one of the greatest architects on the contemporary Portuguese scene. A key figure among recent generations of architects in his country, it is he who has assumed the mantle the two great maestros of modern Portuguese architecture : Fernando Tavora and Alvaro Siza.

In 1990 Editorial Gustavo Gili published the first monograph devoted to his work, and the growing interest expressed by the international critical community since then has motivated us to publish this second monographic issue, which complements the first by focussing on the recent, extensive output of the architect.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Writing Testbenches - Functional Verification of HDL Models

Writing Testbenches - Functional Verification of HDL Models
PDF | 358 pages | 12,9 mb

Writing Testbenches : Functional Verification of HDL Models first introduces the necessary concepts and tools of verification, then describes a process for carrying out an effective functional verification of a design. This book also presents techniques for applying a stimulus and monitoring the response of a design by abstracting the operations using bus-functional models. The architecture of testbenches built around these bus-functional models is important for minimizing development and maintenance effort. Behavioral modeling is another important concept presented in this book. It is used to parallelize the implementation and verification of a design and to perform more efficient simulations. For many, behavioral modeling is synonymous with synthesizeable or RTL modeling. In this book, the term `behavioural' is used to describe any model that adequately emulates the functionality of a design, usually using non-synthesizeable constructs and coding style.


White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture

White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture
by Lesley Naa Norle Lokko
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | edition 2000 | PDF | 379 pages | 18,0 mb

Mapping the relationship between race and architecture, the authors of this volume explore the vexed if often unspoken ways in which notions of "difference" figure in the shaping of the built environment. The terms of architectural design and study-"space, site, form, architect, and user"-are derived from the historical task of adapting space to an existing socioeconomic structure. Exposing the racial subtext in this language of vision and logic, this book brings to light the complex connection between the question of identity and the questions architecture poses: Whose pleasures are pursued, who gets to build what, whose histories and experiences are represented, whose voice is heard ?


Friday, January 4, 2013

The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard (Author)

A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard. -from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe

Stability of Structures : Principles and Applications

Stability of Structures : Principles and Applications
Chai H Yoo, Sung Lee,
But worth-Heine ann | 2011 | 529 pages | PDF | 10,4 MB

The current trend of building more streamlined structures has made stability analysis a subject of extreme importance. It is mostly a safety issue because Stability loss could result in an unimaginable catastrophe. Written by two authors with a combined 80 years of professional and academic experience, the objective of Stability of Structures: Principles and Applications is to provide engineers and architects with a firm grasp of the fundamentals and principles that are essential to performing effective stability analysts.

Concise and readable, this guide presents stability analysis within the context of elementary nonlinear flexural analysis, providing a strong foundation for incorporating theory into everyday practice. The first chapter introduces the buckling of columns. It begins with the linear elastic theory and proceeds to include the effects of large deformations and inelastic behavior. In Chapter 2 various approximate methods are illustrated along with the fundamentals of energy methods. The chapter concludes by introducing several special topics, some advanced, that are useful in understanding the physical resistance mechanisms and consistent and rigorous mathematical analysis. Chapters 3 and 4 cover buckling of beam-columns. Chapter 5 presents torsion in structures in some detail, which is one of the least well understood subjects in the entire spectrum of structural mechanics. Strictly speaking, torsion itself does not belong to a topic in structural stability, but needs to be covered to some extent for a better understanding of buckling accompanied with torsional behavior. Chapters 6 and 7 consider stability of framed structures in conjunction with torsional behavior of structures. Chapters 8 to 10 consider buckling of plate elements, cylindrical shells, and general shells. Although the book is primarily devoted to analysis, rudimentary design aspects are discussed.
The accompanying website will include additional formulas and problems based on the author's on software which is currently being used in corporations. The website will also include equations and examples based on there personal experiences. In addition, the website will include a solutions manual for those who wish to use the book as a text book for a two-semester course. Engineers, Architects, designers, and researcher will find this print/website combination a valuable guide both in terms of its applications of verification of design of structures.

Key Features
• Balanced presentation for both theory and practice
• Well-blended contents covering elementary to advanced topics
• Detailed presentation of the development
• Computer programs will be made available through the senior author's web page

Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings
David Highfield ,Christopher Gorse.

A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, providing solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues with technical drawings and case-studies. Essential purchase for all construction professionals engaged in this kind of work and students of construction, surveying and architecture.

Integral Bridges: A fundamental approach to the time temperature loading problem

Integral Bridges : 
A fundamental approach to the time temperature loading problem
Publisher : Thomas Telford Publishing | edition 2000 | PDF | 145 pages | 20,3 mb

In recent years, integral bridges have become increasingly popular in the UK. The Highways Agency standard now requires, where possible, that all new bridges with a length of less than sixty metres should be of integral form. In addition, it has been found that, due especially to the problems and costs associated with failed expansion joints, integral bridges are not only cost effective but also have a longer lifespan.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology
Edited by Eric Raimy and Charles E. Cairnsth

The essays in this volume address foundational questions in phonology that cut across different schools of thought within the discipline. The theme of modularity runs through them all, however, and these essays demonstrate the benefits of the modular approach to phonology, either investigating interactions among distinct modules or developing specific aspects of representation within a particular module. Although the contributors take divergent views on a range of issues, they agree on the importance of representations and questions of modularity in phonology. Their essays address the status of phonological features, syllable theory, metrical structure, the architecture of the phonological component, and interaction among components of phonology.

Construction Materials : Their Nature and BehaviourTheir

Construction Materials: Their Nature and Behaviour
 Peter Domone, John Illston, 
2010 | PDF | 584 pages | 8.5 MB

So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling.
Covers the following materials:
metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass.
This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.


Burger Indoor 2011

Burger Indoor 2011


Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013