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"Provides information on green-building design. Concerned with sustainable, high-performance projects"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The Using Waste Concretes As Recycling Aggregate In Concrete Production And Sustainability.- A comprehensive study on the effect of households' evolution on residential energy consumption patterns.- Liquefaction Analysis by Using Laboratory Scale Shaking Table Test Device.- Impacts of Foundation on Embodied Carbon in Structures.- Enhancement of Physicochemical Properties of Dubai's Sand to Conserve Irrigation Water.- Dynamic Analysis of a Reinforced-Concrete Post Tensioned Wind Turbine Tower.- Evaluation of Sustainable Education Buildings on Samples.- The importance of Geological conditions effects on construction in landscape planning in Turkey.- An overview of the signs and graphical representations used in Smart Buildings & Cities.- Review of Liquefaction Around Marine and Pile-Supported Wharf Structures.- Impacts Of Bleaching And Varnishing Process On The Amount Of Co2 In Scotch Pine (Pinus Sylvestris Lipsky) Wood Material.- Experimental Investigation Of Impact Behavior Of Engineered Cementitious Concrete Beam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319637082 20180530
This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319637082 20180530
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Intro; Foreword; Preface; Conference Organization; Chairs; Secretariat; Committee Members; Local Organising Committee; International Scientific Committee; Acknowledgements; Contents; Energy and Environment-Emerging Climate Change and Impact on the Built Environment; Trend Detection in Annual Temperature and Precipitation Using Mann-Kendall Test-A Case Study to Assess Climate Change in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature Review; 3 Methodology; 4 Results and Discussions; 5 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References.
  • The Assessment of Energy of Residential Building of District Korkuteli/ANTALYAAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology; 2.1 Technical Specifications of Measuring Energy Efficiency Structures; 2.2 Geographical Structure of the Antalya-Korkuteli District; 2.3 Building Energy Simulation Program; 2.4 Energy Inputs; 2.5 Building Energy Performance Calculation Methods; 3 Findings and Discussion; 3.1 Findings; 3.2 Discussion; 4 Results; References; A Dynamic Thermal Simulation in New Residential Housing of Lakhiayta City in Morocco; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology and Parameterization.
  • 3 Results3.1 Prescriptive Approach; 3.2 Performance Approach; 4 Conclusion; References; A Literature Survey on Integration of Wind Energy and Formal Structure of Buildings at Urban Scale; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology; 3 Literature of Wind and Wind Energy; 4 Integration of Wind Energy and Building Form (Building Aerodynamics); 5 Results; 6 Conclusions and Suggestions; References; The Role and Importance of Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development of the Countries; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Conceptual Framework of Energy Efficiency.
  • 3 Ensuring Sustainable Development for the Countries via Using Energy Efficiently4 Conclusions; References; A Study on Some Factors Affecting on CO2 Curing of Expanded Perlite Based Thermal Insulation Panel; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials; 2.1 Expanded Perlite; 2.2 Sodium Silicate; 2.3 Mold; 3 Methods; 3.1 Compression of Expanded Perlite; 3.2 Curing with CO2 Gas; 3.3 Measurement of Thermal Conductivity; 4 Results; 5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Turkey's Renewable Energy Sources and Govermental Incentives; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Renewable Energy Resources.
  • 2 Renewable Energy Sources in Turkey2.1 Renewable Energy Sources; 3 Laws Governing Renewable Energy Sources Renewable Energy Resources; 3.1 2001-Law no. 4628: Law Governing the Electricity Market; 3.2 2002-Guidelines Governing the Licensed Electricity Market; 3.3 2003-Guidelines Governing the Legal Procedures and Principles of Water Utilization Agreements for Operations on the Electricity Market; 3.4 2005-Law Number 5346 Governing the Utilizations of Renewable Energy Resources in the Generation of Electric Power Renewable Energy Resources Renewable Energy Resources.
This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643489 20180530
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Drivers of Sustainability in the Built Environment 2. History of Sustainability in the Built Environment 3. Sustainability Policies and Programmes 4. Green Rating Systems 5. Project delivery and pre-design sustainability opportunities 6. Sustainable Design Opportunities and Best Practices 7. Sustainable Construction Opportunities and Best Practices 8. Post-Occupancy Sustainability Opportunities and Best Practices 9. The Business Case for Sustainability 10. Trends for the Future of Sustainable Design and Construction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317204992 20180319
The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317204992 20180319
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Building in existing fabric requires more than practical solutions and stylistic skills. The adaptive reuse of buildings, where changes in the structure go along with new programs and functions, poses the fundamental question of how the past should be included in the design for the future. On the background of long years of teaching and publishing, and using vivid imagery from Frankenstein to Rem Koolhaas and beyond, the author provides a comprehensive introduction to architectural design for adaptive reuse projects. History and theory, building typology, questions of materials and construction, aspects of preservation, urban as well as interior design are dealt with in ways that allow to approach adaptive reuse as a design practice field of its own right.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783038215370 20180611
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1 online resource (xii, 1102 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains 91 peer-reviewed papers on advanced strategies and state-of-the-art practices in building technology. Topics include: building materials, building envelopes, building structural systems, community planning for resilience, forensic studies and integrated systems.
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140 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
East Asia Library
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x, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department
  • The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934
  • Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945
  • Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963
  • A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism
  • From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation
  • The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999
  • Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.
For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to gain access to and equal opportunity within the FDNY. Tracing this struggle for jobs and justice from 1914 to the present, David Goldberg details the ways each generation of firefighters confronted overt and institutionalized racism. An important chapter in the histories of both Black social movements and independent workplace organizing, this book demonstrates how Black firefighters in New York helped to create affirmative action from the ""bottom up, "" while simultaneously revealing how white resistance to these efforts shaped white working-class conservatism and myths of American meritocracy.Full of colorful characters and rousing stories drawn from oral histories, discrimination suits, and the archives of the Vulcan Society (the fraternal society of Black firefighters in New York), this book sheds new light on the impact of Black firefighters in the fight for civil rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469633626 20180213
Green Library
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295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Organization and management
  • Eighteenth-century building contracts
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • The timber trade
  • Wall construction
  • The introduction of brickwork
  • Stone : its acquisition and use
  • The roofing trades : the work of the slater and the plumber
  • The glazier and the development of eighteenth-century window patterns
  • Plastering and stuccowork
  • Painting.
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1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages)
  • About the Authors xi Foreword xii Preface xiv Acknowledgement xvii Section 1 On contexts 1 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Why sustainability matters 3 1.2 Why asia matters 4 1.3 Why buildings matter 5 1.3.1 Root causes and solutions to the problem 6 1.3.2 Eco city principles 6 1.3.3 Liveable spaces 7 1.4 Dimensions of sustainable development 8 1.4.1 Policy support 8 1.4.2 Green market and consumption 9 1.4.3 Technology Push 10 1.5 Sustainability in practice 10 1.5.1 History of green building in Asia 11 1.5.2 Capacity building green professionals 11 1.5.3 Sustainable change for the green movement 15 1.6 Organisation of the book 15 2 Rapid urbanisation 16 2.1 Introduction 16 2.2 Asian urbanisation in context 16 2.3 Demographic changes 17 2.3.1 Global population trends 17 2.3.2 Urban population growth 18 2.3.3 The challenge of an ageing population 21 2.4 Economic changes 22 2.4.1 Growth in GDP 22 2.4.2 Increased income 22 2.4.3 Consuming society 24 2.5 Social changes 25 2.5.1 Housing needs 25 2.5.2 Employment needs 26 2.6 New growth model 26 2.6.1 Mega and compact cities 27 2.6.2 Green building markets 28 2.7 Summary 29 3 Urban environmental challenges 30 3.1 Introduction 30 3.2 Urban challenges in context 31 3.3 Climate change challenges 32 3.3.1 Vulnerability to extreme weather 32 3.3.2 Global warming 34 3.4 Urban environmental degradation 37 3.4.1 Air pollution 37 3.4.2 Energy depletion 38 3.4.3 Waste generation 42 3.4.4 Pandemic and epidemic diseases 42 3.5 Liveability degradation 43 3.5.1 Urban heat Island 43 3.5.2 Ecological footprint 44 3.6 Summary 45 4 Quest for solutions 46 4.1 Introduction 46 4.2 History of international collaborations and partnerships 47 4.3 C40 cities climate leadership group initiative 47 4.3.1 Key issues 49 4.3.2 Action plan on buildings 49 4.4 WEF partnership for future of urban development 50 4.5 Regional integration 52 4.6 Changes for solutions 53 4.6.1 Re think of sustainable development framework 53 4.6.2 Issues of policy 54 4.6.3 Issues of practices/design 55 4.6.4 Issues of people 55 4.7 Paradigm shift 56 Section 2 On policy 57 5 Policy framework 59 5.1 Introduction 59 5.2 Policy framework 60 5.3 Policy priorities 61 5.3.1 The moving target 61 5.3.2 Prioritisation of policy issues 63 5.3.3 The Asian way of change 71 5.4 Policy instruments 71 5.4.1 Regulations and standards The Stick 73 5.4.2 Economic instruments The Carrot and Stick 74 5.4.3 Voluntary schemes instrument 74 5.5 Institutional arrangements 76 5.5.1 Hierarchy who to lead 76 5.5.2 Government coordination and authority 78 5.5.3 Proposal for eco city implementation 79 5.6 Summary 80 6 Policy implementation 81 6.1 Introduction 81 6.2 General approach 81 6.3 Review of the regulations 83 6.3.1 Building energy regulations 84 6.3.2 Planning control for a better environment 86 6.4 Market solutions 87 6.4.1 Incentivising the market 87 6.5 Market based approach 90 6.5.1 Green building certification 90 6.5.2 Sustainability report and index 90 6.6 Public private partnership (PPP) 91 6.7 Collaboration with private sector 93 6.8 Capacity building 94 6.8.1 Demonstration projects and research and development 94 6.8.2 Education and training of green practitioners 95 6.9 Summary 96 Section 3 On design 97 7 Sustainability transformation 99 7.1 Introduction 99 7.2 Green transformation of building industry 100 7.2.1 Engaging stakeholders 100 7.2.2 Empowering the practitioners 102 7.3 Practice of building sustainability 103 7.3.1 Definition of sustainable building 103 7.3.2 Standardisation of practice 106 7.4 Sustainable building in action 107 7.4.1 Life cycle consideration 107 7.4.2 Design stage integrated design 110 7.4.3 Construction stage sustainable materials 113 7.4.4 Operation stage behavioural changes 120 7.5 Building information modelling 121 7.6 Summary 123 8 Engineering solutions 124 8.1 Introduction 124 8.2 Design provisions for sustainable building 125 8.3 Adaptation to climate change and resilient designs 125 8.3.1 Extreme wind engineering 125 8.3.2 Flood mitigation and prevention 128 8.3.3 Seismic design 129 8.3.4 Fire engineering 130 8.4 High performance buildings 130 8.4.1 Building physics analysis 132 8.4.2 Energy appraisal 133 8.4.3 Indoor environment 133 8.4.4 Outdoor environment 135 8.5 Design innovations 135 8.5.1 Outside building: High performance envelope 137 8.5.2 Inside building: Low energy and carbon designs 143 8.6 Summary 146 9 De-carbonisation 147 9.1 Introduction 147 9.2 Building energy performance 148 9.3 Low/zero carbon design 152 9.3.1 Definition of zero carbon 152 9.3.2 Design strategy 152 9.4 Renewable energy for urban developments and buildings 158 9.4.1 Solar energy 160 9.4.2 Wind energy 162 9.4.3 Bioenergy 162 9.4.4 Hydropower 163 9.4.5 Marine/ocean energy 164 9.4.6 Geothermal energy 164 9.5 District wide de carbonisation 166 9.5.1 Micro energy grid 167 9.5.2 District energy 169 9.6 Towards a low carbon and smart city 172 9.7 Summary 173 Section 4 On people 175 10 Space for people 177 10.1 Introduction 177 10.2 Urban context of Asia city 178 10.2.1 Liveability 178 10.2.2 A compact and vertical city 178 10.2.3 A sick building environment 180 10.3 The quest for a quality built environment 180 10.3.1 A novel planning framework for the environment 181 10.3.2 The urban climatic map 182 10.3.3 Air ventilation 183 10.3.4 Micro climate and landscape design integration 186 10.4 Reducing the urban heat Island 190 10.5 Street canyon effect roadside air pollution 192 10.6 Right of light 193 10.7 Health and well being 193 10.7.1 Natural ventilation 195 10.7.2 Daylight for habitation 196 10.7.3 Water quality 197 10.8 Summary 198 11 Community making 199 11.1 Introduction 199 11.2 Sustainable community 200 11.3 Community based design 202 11.3.1 Cultural aspect (social) 202 11.3.2 Placemaking (environment) 202 11.3.3 Sustainable housing (economics) 203 11.4 Neighbourhood assessment 207 11.4.1 History of overseas schemes 207 11.4.2 Definition of community/neighbourhood 207 11.4.3 Assessment aspects/categories 209 11.5 Development of BEAM plus neighbourhood in Hong Kong 212 11.5.1 Landscape and ecology in built environment 213 11.5.2 Stakeholder engagement 213 11.5.3 The establishment of BEAM plus neighbourhood 215 11.6 Summary 216 12 Low carbon living 217 12.1 Introduction 217 12.2 Carbon footprint of urban living 217 12.3 Behavioural changes 219 12.4 Changes in design culture 220 12.4.1 Task lighting 221 12.4.2 Thermal comfort 221 12.4.3 Natural ventilation 221 12.4.4 Green products 222 12.4.5 Smart metering 222 12.5 Eco education 222 12.6 Zero energy living experience 226 12.7 Community centre 228 12.8 Urban farming 230 12.9 Living LOHAS 231 12.10 Summary 234 Section 5 235 13 Conclusions 237 On context 237 On policy 238 On design and practice . 238 On people . 239 Way forward . 239 References 240 Index 000.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20180709
Building Sustainability in East Asia: Policy, Design and People illustrates the holistic approaches and individual strategies to building sustainability that have been implemented in construction projects in Asia. Top-down and bottom-up approaches (from formulating policy to constructing individual buildings) are effective in terms of the sustainable development of cities, and this book covers both, illustrated with a range of case study developments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20180709
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1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations, tables
  • About the Authors xi Foreword xii Preface xiv Acknowledgement xvii Section 1 On contexts 1 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Why sustainability matters 3 1.2 Why asia matters 4 1.3 Why buildings matter 5 1.3.1 Root causes and solutions to the problem 6 1.3.2 Eco city principles 6 1.3.3 Liveable spaces 7 1.4 Dimensions of sustainable development 8 1.4.1 Policy support 8 1.4.2 Green market and consumption 9 1.4.3 Technology Push 10 1.5 Sustainability in practice 10 1.5.1 History of green building in Asia 11 1.5.2 Capacity building green professionals 11 1.5.3 Sustainable change for the green movement 15 1.6 Organisation of the book 15 2 Rapid urbanisation 16 2.1 Introduction 16 2.2 Asian urbanisation in context 16 2.3 Demographic changes 17 2.3.1 Global population trends 17 2.3.2 Urban population growth 18 2.3.3 The challenge of an ageing population 21 2.4 Economic changes 22 2.4.1 Growth in GDP 22 2.4.2 Increased income 22 2.4.3 Consuming society 24 2.5 Social changes 25 2.5.1 Housing needs 25 2.5.2 Employment needs 26 2.6 New growth model 26 2.6.1 Mega and compact cities 27 2.6.2 Green building markets 28 2.7 Summary 29 3 Urban environmental challenges 30 3.1 Introduction 30 3.2 Urban challenges in context 31 3.3 Climate change challenges 32 3.3.1 Vulnerability to extreme weather 32 3.3.2 Global warming 34 3.4 Urban environmental degradation 37 3.4.1 Air pollution 37 3.4.2 Energy depletion 38 3.4.3 Waste generation 42 3.4.4 Pandemic and epidemic diseases 42 3.5 Liveability degradation 43 3.5.1 Urban heat Island 43 3.5.2 Ecological footprint 44 3.6 Summary 45 4 Quest for solutions 46 4.1 Introduction 46 4.2 History of international collaborations and partnerships 47 4.3 C40 cities climate leadership group initiative 47 4.3.1 Key issues 49 4.3.2 Action plan on buildings 49 4.4 WEF partnership for future of urban development 50 4.5 Regional integration 52 4.6 Changes for solutions 53 4.6.1 Re think of sustainable development framework 53 4.6.2 Issues of policy 54 4.6.3 Issues of practices/design 55 4.6.4 Issues of people 55 4.7 Paradigm shift 56 Section 2 On policy 57 5 Policy framework 59 5.1 Introduction 59 5.2 Policy framework 60 5.3 Policy priorities 61 5.3.1 The moving target 61 5.3.2 Prioritisation of policy issues 63 5.3.3 The Asian way of change 71 5.4 Policy instruments 71 5.4.1 Regulations and standards The Stick 73 5.4.2 Economic instruments The Carrot and Stick 74 5.4.3 Voluntary schemes instrument 74 5.5 Institutional arrangements 76 5.5.1 Hierarchy who to lead 76 5.5.2 Government coordination and authority 78 5.5.3 Proposal for eco city implementation 79 5.6 Summary 80 6 Policy implementation 81 6.1 Introduction 81 6.2 General approach 81 6.3 Review of the regulations 83 6.3.1 Building energy regulations 84 6.3.2 Planning control for a better environment 86 6.4 Market solutions 87 6.4.1 Incentivising the market 87 6.5 Market based approach 90 6.5.1 Green building certification 90 6.5.2 Sustainability report and index 90 6.6 Public private partnership (PPP) 91 6.7 Collaboration with private sector 93 6.8 Capacity building 94 6.8.1 Demonstration projects and research and development 94 6.8.2 Education and training of green practitioners 95 6.9 Summary 96 Section 3 On design 97 7 Sustainability transformation 99 7.1 Introduction 99 7.2 Green transformation of building industry 100 7.2.1 Engaging stakeholders 100 7.2.2 Empowering the practitioners 102 7.3 Practice of building sustainability 103 7.3.1 Definition of sustainable building 103 7.3.2 Standardisation of practice 106 7.4 Sustainable building in action 107 7.4.1 Life cycle consideration 107 7.4.2 Design stage integrated design 110 7.4.3 Construction stage sustainable materials 113 7.4.4 Operation stage behavioural changes 120 7.5 Building information modelling 121 7.6 Summary 123 8 Engineering solutions 124 8.1 Introduction 124 8.2 Design provisions for sustainable building 125 8.3 Adaptation to climate change and resilient designs 125 8.3.1 Extreme wind engineering 125 8.3.2 Flood mitigation and prevention 128 8.3.3 Seismic design 129 8.3.4 Fire engineering 130 8.4 High performance buildings 130 8.4.1 Building physics analysis 132 8.4.2 Energy appraisal 133 8.4.3 Indoor environment 133 8.4.4 Outdoor environment 135 8.5 Design innovations 135 8.5.1 Outside building: High performance envelope 137 8.5.2 Inside building: Low energy and carbon designs 143 8.6 Summary 146 9 De-carbonisation 147 9.1 Introduction 147 9.2 Building energy performance 148 9.3 Low/zero carbon design 152 9.3.1 Definition of zero carbon 152 9.3.2 Design strategy 152 9.4 Renewable energy for urban developments and buildings 158 9.4.1 Solar energy 160 9.4.2 Wind energy 162 9.4.3 Bioenergy 162 9.4.4 Hydropower 163 9.4.5 Marine/ocean energy 164 9.4.6 Geothermal energy 164 9.5 District wide de carbonisation 166 9.5.1 Micro energy grid 167 9.5.2 District energy 169 9.6 Towards a low carbon and smart city 172 9.7 Summary 173 Section 4 On people 175 10 Space for people 177 10.1 Introduction 177 10.2 Urban context of Asia city 178 10.2.1 Liveability 178 10.2.2 A compact and vertical city 178 10.2.3 A sick building environment 180 10.3 The quest for a quality built environment 180 10.3.1 A novel planning framework for the environment 181 10.3.2 The urban climatic map 182 10.3.3 Air ventilation 183 10.3.4 Micro climate and landscape design integration 186 10.4 Reducing the urban heat Island 190 10.5 Street canyon effect roadside air pollution 192 10.6 Right of light 193 10.7 Health and well being 193 10.7.1 Natural ventilation 195 10.7.2 Daylight for habitation 196 10.7.3 Water quality 197 10.8 Summary 198 11 Community making 199 11.1 Introduction 199 11.2 Sustainable community 200 11.3 Community based design 202 11.3.1 Cultural aspect (social) 202 11.3.2 Placemaking (environment) 202 11.3.3 Sustainable housing (economics) 203 11.4 Neighbourhood assessment 207 11.4.1 History of overseas schemes 207 11.4.2 Definition of community/neighbourhood 207 11.4.3 Assessment aspects/categories 209 11.5 Development of BEAM plus neighbourhood in Hong Kong 212 11.5.1 Landscape and ecology in built environment 213 11.5.2 Stakeholder engagement 213 11.5.3 The establishment of BEAM plus neighbourhood 215 11.6 Summary 216 12 Low carbon living 217 12.1 Introduction 217 12.2 Carbon footprint of urban living 217 12.3 Behavioural changes 219 12.4 Changes in design culture 220 12.4.1 Task lighting 221 12.4.2 Thermal comfort 221 12.4.3 Natural ventilation 221 12.4.4 Green products 222 12.4.5 Smart metering 222 12.5 Eco education 222 12.6 Zero energy living experience 226 12.7 Community centre 228 12.8 Urban farming 230 12.9 Living LOHAS 231 12.10 Summary 234 Section 5 235 13 Conclusions 237 On context 237 On policy 238 On design and practice . 238 On people . 239 Way forward . 239 References 240 Index 000.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20180709
Building Sustainability in East Asia: Policy, Design and People illustrates the holistic approaches and individual strategies to building sustainability that have been implemented in construction projects in Asia. Top-down and bottom-up approaches (from formulating policy to constructing individual buildings) are effective in terms of the sustainable development of cities, and this book covers both, illustrated with a range of case study developments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20180709
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207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Mise en perspective -- Les campagnes de construction de la cathédrale gothique -- La campagne du choeur -- Une clôture provisoire -- La campagne de la nef -- Les difficultés de financement du chantier -- Les chantiers postérieurs au mile siècle -- Présentation générale des charpentes -- Les ensembles structurels -- La flèche et le faux-transept -- Les restaurations du XIXe siècle -- Les travaux du XXIe siècle -- Les dates d'abattage et de mise en oeuvre des charpentes -- Les abattages des bois de la nef (F16-F17) -- Les abattages des bois du choeur (F107-croupe) -- Le bois d'oeuvre -- Le bois d'oeuvre -- Le stockage -- Un traitement curatif des bois : le fumage -- Les indices du transport du bois -- Profil dendrométrique des pièces de charpente -- L'équarrissage -- Les bois tors -- La forêt exploitée -- Le choix des arbres -- Les types d'arbres abattus -- La consommation en bois d'oeuvre et le débitage des grumes -- Les lieux d'approvisionnement : la forêt de Saint-Palais ? -- Les modalités de prélèvement en forêt (coupe à blanc, furetage) -- Le type de futaie exploitée -- La surface forestière sollicitée -- Une "sylviculture" adaptée aux charpentes gothiques -- Les témoins forestiers des pratiques sylvicoles médiévales -- La structure de la charpente -- Le plan -- La répartition des charges -- Les fermes -- Les fermes de la nef -- Les fermes du choeur -- Les fermes des travées orientales de la nef (F57-F67) -- Les éléments longitudinaux -- Les sablières -- Le dispositif longitudinal axial -- Le contreventement des chevrons -- La croupe absidiale -- La croupe actuelle -- Les réemplois -- La croupe d'origine -- Comparaison avec d'autres croupes du XIIIe siècle -- Les déformations de la charpente -- Les indices du chantier -- La "ferme-épure" -- Le piquage -- Le marquage -- Le marquage de 1256-1257 -- Le marquage de 1263 -- Le marquage X -- Le levage de la charpente et la question des voûtes -- Le temps de réalisation des charpentes -- Le beffroi de la tour occidentale sud -- Les bois -- La g-maure -- Synthèse générale.
"La cathédrale de bourges, patrimoine mondial classé par l'Unesco, est couverte sur son vaisseau principal d'une charpente du mie siècle de plus de 100 m de longueur, culminant à près de 50 m de hauteur. Par ses dimensions hors normes et l'ampleur du chantier de construction, ce gigantesque ouvrage en bois représentait pour les charpentiers de l'époque l'un des plus grands défis technologiques de leur temps, que ce soit pour l'approvisionnement en bois, le levage ou les solutions techniques pour équilibrer la structure sur des murs minces gothiques. Elle conserve également dans la tour occidentale sud un beffroi du mie siècle de 14 m de haut, considéré comme l'un des plus anciens et des plus grands connus actuellement en France. Ce livre présente l'étude archéologique de ces charpentes en abordant les bois d'oeuvre utilisés et les questions de leur provenance, du stockage, du profil des chênes abattus (morphologie, croissance, âge ... ) et par là même des forêts exploitées au XIIIe siècle. L'analyse détaillée des charpentes et des assemblages permet d'en comprendre le fonctionnement mais aussi les dysfonctionnements. On suivra l'évolution du chantier à travers l'étude de la taille des grumes, du marquage des bois et du levage des fermes. Grâce aux datations dendrochronologiques, cette étude permet de reconsidérer l'évolution des campagnes de construction de la cathédrale en renouvelant notre compréhension de l'un des plus vastes chantiers de la période gothique."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (259 pages)
This book provides a detailed description of how to implement Energy Centered Maintenance (ECM) at any organization. It includes a new six-step technical process with detailed instructions of each of these steps explained with clear examples. Areas covered include preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and reliability centered maintenance. ECM uses energy consumption excesses or energy waste as the primary criterion for determining specific maintenance or repair needs. Therefore, the primary purpose of this book is to provide strategies to reduce energy use by identifying equipme.
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1 online resource.
Fire Pump Arrangements at Industrial Facilities, Third Edition delivers a practical reference from an author with a successful professional career in fire protection and loss prevention engineering in the oil and gas industry. While most regulatory standards are left to interpretation and try to cover multiple industries in one location, this book focuses on the equipment, standards and operations specific to the petroleum industry, covering quality controls, pump drivers and scheduled maintenance and audits so the equipment remains in safety compliance. Enhanced with new sections on human factors, case studies for modeling fire accidents and a look at recent events that have further shaped the safety and testing of fire pumps, the book provides the engineer and manager with a critical oil and gas resource for every aspect of firewater pumps. Remains the go-to reference for loss prevention specialists and fire engineering specific to the oil and gas industryEnhanced with new sections on quality audits and new case studies that evaluate operational issues and applicationsFills in the practical hands-on information gap not covered in the regulatory standards.
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1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages) : illustrations
  • Introduction. Basics of geotechnical analysis. Spread foundations. Deep foundations. Combined Pile-Raft Foundation (CPRF). Dynamic behavior of foundation systems. Special foundations. Appendix: CPRF Guidelines of the ISSMGE.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498744782 20171218
The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498744782 20171218