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1 online resource (569 pages) : illustrations (some color), graphs, photographs, tables
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1 online resource.
  • Sustainability of aggregates in construction / W.H. Langer
  • Sustainability of timber, wood, and bamboo in construction / M. Asif
  • Sustainability of vegetable fibres in construction / H. Savastano Jr., S.F. Santos, and V. Agopyan
  • Sustainability of masonry in construction / P. Bingel and A. Bown
  • Sustainability of cement, concrete, and cement replacement materials in construction / M. Glavind
  • Sustainability of metals and alloys in construction / P. Lambert
  • Sustainability of glass in construction / C. Atkins
  • Sustainability of engineered wood products in construction / H.R. Milner
  • The use of waste tyre rubber in civil engineering works / N. Oikonomou and S. Mavridou
  • Durability of sustainable concrete materials / J. Bai
  • Nanotechnologies for sustainable construction / M.R. Geiker and M.M. Andersen.
Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. * Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials* Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products* Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009956 20161213
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design; Environmental Studies; Engineering
Database to help building-industry professionals design and build construction projects that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance. Includes access to Environmental building news articles, lists for GreenSpec products and specification guidelines, and detailed project case studies of high-performance buildings.
Book
1 online resource (181 pages) : illustrations
This volume highlights the papers presented at the National Academy of Engineering's 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year, the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and technical work. The 2012 symposium was held September 13-15, and hosted by General Motors at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Speakers were asked to prepare extended summaries of their presentations, which are reprinted here. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight cutting-edge developments in engineering research and technical work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309312813 20160618
Book
xi, 161 p. : ill. (some col.).
  • Introduction [Additive manufacturing]
  • Additive manufacturing technologies: technology introduction and business implications
  • Additive manufacturing in aerospace: examples and research outlook --- Additive manufacturing is changing surgery
  • The shape of things to come: frontiers in additive manufacturing
  • Introduction [Semantic processing]
  • Automatic text understanding of content and text quality
  • Advancing natural language understanding with collaboratively generated content
  • Large-scale visual semantic extraction
  • Searching for statistical diagrams
  • Introduction [Engineering-sustainable buildings]
  • Challenges and opportunities for low-carbon buildings
  • Expanding design spaces
  • Opportunities and challenges for multiscale modeling of sustainable buildings
  • Accelerating green building market transformation with information technology
  • Introduction [Neuroprosthetics]
  • Retinal prosthetic systems for treatment of blindness
  • The evolution of brain-computer interfaces
  • Ultra low-power biomedical and bio-inspired systems.
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1 online resource : color illustrations, charts
  • Introduction to nano and biotech materials for energy building efficiency
  • Nanogel windows for energy building efficiency
  • Aerogel thermal insulation for energy building efficiency
  • Thermocromics for energy building efficiency
  • Nano tech based vacuum insulation panels
  • Nano PCMs composites for thermal energy building storage
  • High performance façade materials with nanoparticles
  • Nano tech super-hydrophilic based materials for reducing energy cooling needs
  • Nano tech based photovoltaic materials
  • Nanocellulose aerogel thermal insulation materials
  • Performance of bioplastics as low embodied energy building materials
  • Cyanobacteria based energy sources
  • Photobioreactors energy sources
  • Design of photobioreactors for buildings
  • Architectural integration of photobioreactors in buildings
  • Organic photovoltaic technology.
This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword) Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, this book details the way in which new technologies, manufacturing processes and products can serve to abate emissions from the energy sector and offer a cost-effective means of improving competitiveness and drive employment. Maximizing reader insights into how nano and biotech materials - such as aerogel based plasters, thermochromic glazings and thermal energy adsorbing glass, amongst others - can provide high energy efficiency performance in buildings, it provides practitioners in the field with an important high-tech tool to tackle key challenges and is essential reading for civil engineers, architects, materials scientists and researchers in the area of the sustainability of the built environment.
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 466 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file.
Contains 57-peer-reviewed papers on smart safety, sustainability, and resilience in civil engineering. Topics include: crowdsourcing and citizen science, computing for human factors, construction management, energy, sustainability and resilience, project planning and control, and smart safety and health.

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