Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures

Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures
Mohamed El-Reedy,
CRC | 2009 | 327 pages | PDF | 7,1 MB

This presentation of modern and advanced technology in the reinforced concrete industries speaks to the rise and evolution of construction of reinforced concrete structures worldwide. Addressing the global focus on research into materials and techniques that enhance quality and reduce cost, this book examines all structural systems presently used worldwide on structures ranging from small buildings to high-rises. It refers to both British Standard (BS) and American specifications (ACI) to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each system. In addition, it details new materials and cutting-edge construction methods, as well as advanced techniques to protect reinforced steel bars within concrete.

From China to Kuala Lumpur to Dubai to downtown New York, amazing buildings and unusual structures create attention with the uniqueness of their design. While attractive to developers and investors, the safe and economic design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings can sometimes be problematic. Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures discusses how to create safety and economy in design, construction, and maintenance operations plans. The author presents up-to-date data on advanced materials and techniques, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different structure systems in durability, reliability, construction, and architectural requirements.

Highlighting the competitive nature of the business, the author delineates the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects, defining complicated statistical terms and the theoretical background needed for determining and meeting quality control criteria. He begins with a discussion of how to control the project to meet the owner’s requirements and includes coverage of the international codes for different loads that affect buildings. The book details traditional and emerging materials used in concrete technology such as high-strength, high-performance, and self-compacted concrete as well as those used in all construction stages for various climates. It concludes with a description of a risk-based maintenance plan for reinforced concrete structures.

A guidebook and handbook, this resource provides the information required for decision-making on structure systems, materials, construction methods, and maintenance plans. Filled with case studies, it delineates practical applications and up-to-date methods for designing and constructing buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.


Adhesives in Civil Engineering

Adhesives in Civil Engineering
By G. C. Mays, A. R. Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2005-08-22 | 348 Pages
 pdf / 16.5 MB

Recent advances in adhesive technology have led to a rapid growth in the use of adhesives in load-bearing joints in civil engineering applications such as buildings and bridges. In many cases, the use of adhesives can prove more convenient, less expensive, stronger, and more durable than traditional methods of joining. This book provides for a complete and clear introduction to the use of adhesives to form load-bearing joints in bridges, civil engineering and building structures. The first part of this book addresses the crucial factors involved in the formation of a successful adhesive joint, including adhesive selection, surface preparation, joint design, fabrication and protection from the environment. The second part of the book describes the growing uses of adhesives to repair and strengthen existing structures, in addition to describing their use in new constructions and applications that are now being developed for the future. The connection between the two parts of the book is brought out wherever possible so that the links between theory and practice are emphasized. The book gives the reader all the information required to fully exploit the economic and technical advantages of adhesives over conventional methods. Professional civil and structural engineers in higher education and industry will find this book an invaluable source of information on a technology of increasing importance.


Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
Sue Roaf PhD (Author), David Crichton (Author), Fergus Nicol (Author)
Architectural Press 2/ed (10-2009) | PDF | 400 pages |  12.0Mb

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change / by Sue Roaf PhD (Author), David Crichton (Author), Fergus Nicol (Author) .From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events.

Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges.
  • * Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs.
  • * Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions.
  • * Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage.
  • Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.
  • * Fully revised new edition gives practical design suggestions for combating climate change through architecture
  • * No nonsense approach from the bestselling author of Ecohouse
  • * Full colour throughout to best illustrate design in practice


Actions of Architecture: Architects and Creative Users

Actions of Architecture: Architects and Creative Users
Jonathan Hill
 2003 | Pages: 232 | PDF | 8.08 MB

A stimulating and exciting book that is imaginative and thought provoking ... the importance of the book is that it is one of the few to challeneg orthodox ideas and practices in the architectural profession, and for this it deserves to be widely read. - Environment and Planning B

'A book as important for its theoretical grounding as for its relevance to the future of the profession.' - Bobby Open, The Architectural Review

Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism.


Acoustics for Engineers

Acoustics for Engineers: Troy Lectures, Second Edition
Pages: 254 | 2009-09-24 | PDF | 16 MB

Blauert's and Xiang's "Acoustics for Engineers" provides the material for an introductory course in engineering acoustics for students with basic knowledge in mathematics. In the second, enlarged edition, the teaching aspects of the book have been substantially improved. Carefully selected examples illustrate the application of acoustic principles and problems are provided for training.

"Acoustics for Engineers" is designed for extensive teaching at the university level. Under the guidance of an academic teacher it is sufficient as the sole textbook for the subject. Each chapter deals with a well defined topic and represents the material for a two-hour lecture. The 15 chapters alternate between more theoretical and more application-oriented concepts.

Abstract Space : Beneath the Media Surface

Abstract Space : Beneath the Media Surface
 Therese Tierney

This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today.

Within the book's visually imaginative design framework, Abstract Space engages discourses from architecture, visual and cultural studies to computer science and communications technology to present an in-depth multi-media case study. Tracing a provisional history of the topic, the book also lends a provocative and multivalent understanding to the complex relations affecting the architectural image today.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
 Francis D.K. Ching,
PDF | 320 pages | 28 mb

This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.


A Home in the City (UN Millennium Project)

A Home in the City (UN Millennium Project)
 2005 | PDF | 224 pages | 1,5 mb

More than 900 million people currently live in urban slums and the number is growing as rapid urbanization continues in the developing world. This Millennium Project Task Force Report urges countries to strengthen their focus on the growing urban crisis and improving the lives of slum dwellers. Proposed are specific investments and policy changes required at local and national levels to create a vibrant, equitable and productive urban environment.

history of architectur by sir fletcher

history of architectur by sir fletcher

A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire

A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire : 
Breaking New Ground 
by Uzi Baram, Lynda Carroll
2000 | 282 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Archaeology in the Middle East and the Balkans rarely focuses on the recent past; as a result, archaeologists have largely ignored the material remains of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies and essays, this volume documents the emerging field of Ottoman archaeology and the relationship of this new field to anthropological, classical, and historical archaeology as well as Ottoman studies.

A Guide to Port Sunlight Village

A Guide to Port Sunlight Village
2006 | PDF | 112 pages | 8,5 mb
Port Sunlight was founded in 1888 by the industrialist Lord Leverhulme to house the workers from his prospering business—which would evolve into Unilever. Acclaimed for its planning and house design, Port Sunlight greatly influenced subsequent planned developments, as well as the garden city movement.This fully revised version of A Guide to Port Sunlight marries the practical details of a guidebook with historical information about Port Sunlight’s design and architecture, its place in the history of urban planning, and Leverhulme's role in the town’s creation. A wealth of illustrations helps make this the perfect book for armchair and actual travelers to this jewel of nineteenth-century town planning.


2009 International Building Code Need to Know

2009 International Building Code Need to Know : 
The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Time
R. Woodson
English | 2009-07-15 | 304 pages | PDF | 5,7 MB

2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips

This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements. Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install building systems. Save time and money, reduce errors, stay in compliance, and increase job site safety using this quick reference.

2009 International Building Code Need To Know features:
• Clear explanations and interpretations of ICC International Building Code
• Helpful trade tips
• Detailed visual references
Inside this on-the-job guide:
Use and Occupancy Classification * Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy * General Building Heights and Areas * Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction * Fire-Protection Systems * Means of Egress * Accessibility * Exterior Walls * Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures * Structural Design * Soils and Foundations * Wood * Plastic * Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
Matthew Frederick
 2007 | Pages: 128 | PDF | 2.73 MB

2008 Silver Award Winner, Architecture Category, Independent Publisher Book Awards. and Winning entry, General Trade Illustrated Category, in the 2008 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston.

This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation—from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates—from young designers to experienced practitioners—will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.


Friday, May 16, 2014


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Analysis, Design and Construction of Steel Space Frames

Analysis, Design and Construction of Steel Space Frames
by G S Ramaswamy, Octatube M Eekhout, G R Suresh  

 Space frames provide a lightweight solution to the problem of creating large span enclosures free from obstructions. They are employed in many major construction projects across the world, as documented in this authoritatively written volume.

This is the first in-depth book to present all instances and applications of space frames in various engineering schemes. It uses case studies and numerous illustrations to examine steel space frames from their design to their structural engineering performance.

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2G - 28 - Aires Mateus

Memotech Structures métalliques

Memotech Structures métalliques : 
(Du CAP au BTS filières structures Métalliques) Ingénieurs, architectes
Christophe Hazard, Frédy Lelong, Bruno Quinzain

S'appuyant sur les normes et représentations en vigueur, permet, grâce aux tableaux, formules et extraits de catalogues, de trouver des solutions constructives nécessaires à la conception et à la réalisation des ouvrages métalliques. L'édition 2009 met à jour la partie produits sidérurgiques : formes, dimensions, caractéristiques et la partie escaliers, garde-corps.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Méthodes en phase de préparation du chantier du Centre Hospitalier Régional de Metz

Méthodes en phase de préparation du chantier du Centre Hospitalier Régional de Metz.

Isolation acoustique des façades

Isolation acoustique des façades : 
Guide technique et administratif pour le traitement des Points Noirs Bruit.
CEREMA - Direction technique Territoires et ville

La mise en oeuvre d'une isolation acoustique renforcée des façades est une des solutions pour protéger les bâtiments recensés et classés points Noirs Bruit par les préfets.

Pour réaliser ces travaux, les propriétaires des bâtiments sensibles, exposés à des niveaux de bruit excessifs, peuvent bénéficier d'une subvention accordée par l'État dans le cadre du décret du 3 mai 2002.Après une présentation des conditions d'attribution de cette subvention, ce guide expose les différentes techniques d'amélioration de l'isolation acoustique ainsi que les aspects connexes qu'il convient de prendre en compte : exigences de pureté de l'air, maintien du confort thermique et aspects liés à la sécurité après les travaux.

Il est destiné aussi bien aux services des Directions Départementales de l'Équipement, chargés de l'attribution des subventions, qu'aux maîtres d'oeuvre et bureaux de contrôle impliqués dans ces opérations.