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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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226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
East Asia Library
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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 20170522
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 20170522
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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.
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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
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1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Safety problems and control measures in the construction of the building project / M.-L. Guo & S.-P. Huang
  • Study on protecting and inheriting the traditional crafts and the contemporary design education / L.-S. Hao & L.-L. Chen
  • Financial accounting of long-term equity investment / J. Wu
  • Workflow design and analysis of the function of a PLC ship power station management system / S.-C. Jiang, X.-P. Sui, Z.-Z. Liu, S. Wu & Y.-Z. Geng
  • Suitability of electrochemical methods to evaluate the corrosion of reinforcing steel in micro-cell and macro-cell states / Z.-L. Cao, H.-Y. Chen, Z.-C. Su, S.-D. Mi, L.-Y. Wei & M. Hibino
  • Green consumption attitudes of the tourists lodging in resort hotels / C.-C. Lin & W.-T. Wu
  • Comparison of prediction models for shrinkage and creep of high-strength, lightweight aggregate concrete / S.-Q. Mei, H.-B. Xie, L. Su, J. Gong, K. Guo & Y.-F. Wang
  • Social impact assessment of green residential district in China / L. Fan, Y.-X. Zhang, Y.-R. Zhang, B. Pang, J.-J. Wang & W. Luo
  • Problems of and strategies for financial fund management of enterprises / J. Wu
  • Mono-layer reticulated shell structure design / L. Mi
  • Research on the neural network based on an improvised PSO algorithm / J. Liu
  • Study of the consolidation effect of a marginal bank by vacuum preloading based on a network / C.-H. Wang
  • Design of the man-machine interface for the operating system of two-for-one twister / Q. Shen, Y.-B. Ni & Q.-H. Zhou
  • Design of the measurement standard for ultrasonic PD tester / Q. Wang, J. Zhang, W. Zhou, B. Lu & X.-C. Rao
  • Summary of the research on a network fault prediction method / W.-Q. Xu, G.-S. Chen, G. Niu & W.-G. Chen --Study of the green design strategies of the senior housing in Wuhan / J. Lu
  • Survey and analysis of intellectual capital of scientific research team / F.-L. Chen
  • A fuzzy DEMATEL method to analyze the criteria for sustainable supplier selection / X.-L. Jiang, Z.-B. Wu & Y. Yang
  • Research on ecological reconstruction strategies for the Shanghai Shendu Building / M. Gao
  • Applications of the passive solar energy technology in office buildings in Changchun / J. Qiu & T.-L. Zhao
  • Study of the effects and applications of fiber art on the indoor space / H.-B. Sun
  • Finite element analysis on shear lag effect of concrete curved box girder under moving loads / H.-L. Lu, C.-Y. Wan, X.-L. Zhou, J.-Q. Qian, B. Chen & S.-B. Zhu
  • Application of soundscape in city parks by case study / J.-L. Zhou & L.-F. Xie
  • RCS terminal test / X.-F. Ren & J.-F. Zhao
  • Research on Shanghai ecological residence green ecological technology / M. Gao
  • Study on the modern dilemma of the Chinese traditional literati painting / Z.-H. Zhang
  • Reliability analysis of pre-stressed concrete continuous girder bridges using the incremental launching method on Chinese code and BS5400 / C.H. Lou & F.H. Dong
  • Stability analysis of underground roadways in large fault zones / Y.-F. Su, P. Wang & J. Zhai
  • Effect of sputtering time on the micro-hardness of QC-10 alloy / M. Hu, X.-X. Ren, Y.-L. Zhang, J. Gao & P.-L. Ding
  • Automatic incident detection algorithm based on under-sampling for imbalanced traffic data / M.-H. Li, S.-Y. Chen & Y.-C. Lao
  • Stress calculation and analysis of cut-off wall in the sand gravel foundation / X.-M. Dong, Z.-Z. Wei, J.-T. Niu & W.-L. He
  • Stress distribution of anchor bolts due to empty pulp defects / S. Zeng, J. Zhang & B. Sun
  • Damage laws of layered and jointed rock mass under the impact of cyclic loading / B. Sun, X.-S. Deng, J.-H. Xie & S.-Q.-Y. Zhang
  • Heating characteristics of microwave-absorbing asphalt mixture / W. Liu, P.-H. Miao & S.-Y. Wang
  • Numerical analysis of the influence range of a tunnel ventilation resistance grid / Y.-X. Xin, Y.-Q. Wang & K. Lai
  • Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in clay soil by electro-bioremediation / D.N. Huang, Z.S. Ai, J. Tan, Y.J. Zhao & J.X. Fu
  • Study of the cable breaking effect on the structural characteristics of cable-stayed bridges / W.-F. Tang
  • Passive and energy-efficient house design based on the climate of Tianjin / Y.F. Zhao, Z.R. Wang & Y.X. Tian
  • Location information provider framework using the open IoT technology / N. Kim, J. Park & E. Choi
  • Review of three-dimensional braided piezoelectric ceramic matrix composite / X. Ma & G.-F. Wei
  • Analysis of deformation of a transmission tower by vacuum-combined surcharge preloading / B.B. Xu & W. Si
  • Numerical modeling of air flow and pollutant distribution in industrial workshop with different solar chimney on the roof / Y.-F. Xue, X.-Z. Zhang, Y.-X. Su & W.-Y. Deng
  • Test and analysis of hydration heat for the zero block of a continuous rigid frame bridge / H.B. Zhang, C.L. Lv, M. Ma, S.B. Chai & X. Ren
  • A review on load forecasting of town gas : methods, applications, and analyses / H.Y. Tan, N. Li & C.Y. Tang
  • Distributed temperature sensor- and fiber Bragg grating sensor-based method for gas pipeline leakage detection / T. Li, H.-D. Gong, L.-C. Su & Q. Li
  • Study on the re-utilization of wasted civil air defense project / X.-Y. Zu & L.-C. Su
  • GPR scan assessment of pressure mortar quality in a tunnel vault / S.-L. Tian & M. Cui
  • Research on existing residential building refurbishment in the urban area of cold climate region in China based on the aging population trend / Z.-G. Chen & Y. Zhang
  • Assessment of isolation methods for the erected tower near soft road embankment / B.B. Xu & W. Si
  • Research on variable water volume collaborating with a variable water temperature operation scheme / H.Y. Tan & F. Cai
  • Corrosion resistance of a plasma ion-implanted QC-10 alloy / M. Hu, X.-X. Ren, Y.-L. Zhang, J. Gao & P.-L. Ding
  • Exploring research theories and methods of rural settlement landscape from a multidisciplinary perspective / N.-X. Wang & Q. Lu
  • Research on reinforced methods for a concrete structure / M.-X. Zhang, B. Sun & X.-Y. Zhang
  • Analysis of the factors influencing energy consumption of a passenger transport station / X.-K. Meng, Z. Yan, W.-W. Heng & C. Zeng
  • Environment development of the reading room in the university library based on human factors engineering / C.-J. Xu
  • A study on the optimization of green light sources in subway stations / Z.-C. Zhao
  • A study on the mechanical properties of mechanism sand mortars subjected to different temperatures / H.-J. Xu & C.-X. Cen
  • Study on numerical simulation of three-dimensional viscoelastic mechanics for steel deck asphalt pavement / W.-K. Huang, X.-N. Zhang, H.-L. Rong & S.-F. Cai
  • Analysis of fluctuation in China's remaining recoverable oil reserves / L. Wang & J.S. Zhang
  • Research on the recycled brick concrete technology / M.-X. Zhang, X.-Y. Zhang & B. Sun
  • A comprehensive information system for landslide monitoring based on a three-dimensional geographic information system / M.-W. Xie, Y.-C. Jia, F.-X. Lv & S.-X. Chang
  • Study on the compatibility of the art design major and the Chinese language course in the colleges and universities of fine arts / M.-Y. Liang & Z.-X. Ge
  • The calibration of refinery wastewater treatment process / D.-L. Cheng & L.-H. Yan
  • Relationship between microcell corrosion and macrocell corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete structures / Z.-L. Cao, S.-D. Mi, H.-Y. Chen, Z.-C. Su, L.-Y. Wei & M. Hibino
  • The application of an active filter based on FPGA in a large building / Y. Lou & X.-J. Wang
  • Crouching suspicions, hidden potential : a literature review on US-China clean energy cooperation since 2009 / Y.-N. Ding & J. Shi
  • Research on the crack resistance ability of hybrid fiber reinforced concrete / X.-K. Liu, Z.-Q. Du, J.-X. Hui & Y. Gao
  • Fabrication and characterization of B[subscript 4]C ceramics with Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-La[subscript 2]O[subscript 3] aids / Y.-L. Zhang, Y.-M. Zhang, X.-S. Ding, M. Hu, C.-L. Ma & C.-H. Li
  • An experimental study on eccentric compression reinforced concrete columns strengthened with HDPFs / Y. Qiao, C.Z. Sun, Z.B. Wang & G. Zuo
  • Road traffic conflict prediction model based on speed dispersion in mixed traffic environment / X. Xia & J.-Y. Gai
  • A review on the current development and debate of the global green new deal / Y.-N. Ding & J. Tang
  • Toward a more compact and sustainable city : the use of underground space for Chinese mainland cities / J.-Y. Chen, L.-M. Huang & L.-C. Su
  • Natural ventilation and seismic performance analysis of the special L-shaped spiral layout green building / X.-D. Li, W.-J. Li, H. Yang & Z.-T. Chen
  • Effect of freezing and thawing on the physical properties of red sandstone / H.-M. Zhang, X.-N. Liu, C. Peng & X.-Z. Meng
  • Effect of surface microstructural features of injection-molded zirconia on the construction of dental implants / C.-C. Wang, M.-H. Lin, S.-L. Chen, C.-C. Lin, Y.-C. Liu & C.-Y. Lin
  • Application of the catenary method and FBG sensors to monitoring ice thickness of power transmission lines / L.-M. Li, Z.-M. Liu, Z.-G. Zhang & C.-L. Liu
  • Low temperature synthesis of CNTs on the micron-sized Cu[subscript p] surface / P.-L. Ding, Y.-L. Zhang, M. Hu & J. Gao
  • An experimental study on stiffness degradation of reinforced concrete columns strenthened with HDPF / Y. Qiao, C.Z. Sun, Z.B. Wang & G. Zuo
  • Architectural design strategies of zero-energy houses in a solar decathlon competition / C. Chen & X.-P. Liu
  • Hot pressure sintering of BN-SiC composites with La[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3] aids / Y.-L. Zhang, Y.-M. Zhang, Z.-H. Shao, M. Hu, Y. Li, J.-P. Gong, B. Li & Y.-H. Zhang
  • Optimization of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and model simulation through the Jeju electric vehicle demonstration project / J. Gu, J. Lee & J. Lee
  • Research on the impact of the fault's thickness on underground roadways / M.-H. Zhang, P. Wang & L.-L. Shao
  • Study on the selection of adaptable plants in the area polluted with lead-zinc tailings in Hunan province / Q. Wang, W. Sun & L.-L. Wu
  • Research on development and utilization of the empty layer space of Nanjing Weisanlu Yangtze River tunnel / L.-C. Su, X.-P. Zhu, X.-Y. Zu & W.-N. Hou
  • Study of rural landscape design ideas / X.-Y. Zhang.
Book
1 online resource (xxvii, 224 pages)
  • Table of Contents vii LIST OF TABLES xiii LIST OF FIGURES xv ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS xvii GLOSSARY xix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiv PREFACE xxvii 1. Introduction 1 1.1 Purpose of Book 1 1.2 Book Road Map 2 1.3 References 4 2. Background 5 2.1 Nature of the dust fire and explosion problem 5 2.1.1 Dust explosion statistics 5 2.1.2 Case Study: Hoeganaes Corporation 5 Findings and Lessons 10 2.2 Requirements for dust fires and explosions 11 2.2.1 Layer Fire. 12 2.2.3 Flash Fires and Explosions 12 2.3 Combustibility and Explosivity Parameters 15 2.3.1 Explosibility Screening Test 15 2.3.2 Deflagration Index, KSt (bar-m/sec) 18 2.3.3 Maximum Pressure, Pmax (Bar) 18 2.3.4 Minimum Explosible Concentration, MEC (g/m3) 19 2.3.5 Minimum Ignition Energy, MIE (mJoules, mJ) 19 2.3.6 Minimum Auto Ignition Temperature Cloud, MAIT ( aC) 20 2.3.7 Layer Ignition Temperature, LIT ( aC) 20 2.3.8 Limiting Oxygen Concentration, LOC (vol% O2) 20 vii viii GUIDELINES FOR COMBUSTIBLE DUST HAZARD ANALYSIS 2.3.9 Volume Resistivity (Ohm-m) 20 2.4 Comparison to combustible vapors 21 2.5 Effect of Parameters 22 2.6 Summary 22 2.7 References 23 3. The Hazards Within Dust Inside Equipment 25 3.1 Methods of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation 25 3.1.1 Ignition Control 26 3.1.2 Inerting/Oxidant Control 28 3.1.3 Combustible Concentration Control 28 3.1.4 Deflagration Venting 28 3.1.5 Deflagration Suppression 29 3.1.6 Containment 29 3.1.7 Deflagration Isolation 30 3.2 Issues 30 3.2.1 Air/Material Separators 32 3.2.2 Size Reduction Equipment (grinders, mills, etc.) 34 3.2.3 Dryers 35 3.2.4 Silos/Hoppers 36 3.2.5 Portable containers 37 3.2.6 Conveyors 38 3.2.7 Blenders/Mixers 41 3.2.8 Feeding into Vessels having Flammable Vapor Atmospheres 41 3.3 Summary 42 3.4 References 42 4. Hazards of Dust External to Equipment 45 4.1 Case Study Imperial Sugar 45 4.2 Issues Inside a Room or Building 48 4.3 Methods of Prevention and protection 49 4.3.1 Control of Dust Deposits Outside of Equipment 49 4.3.2 Ignition Control 52 4.3.3 Damage Limiting Construction 52 TABLE OF CONTENTS ix 4.4 Summary 52 4.5 References 53 5. Traditional Approach to Hazard Assessment and Control 55 5.1 Introduction 55 5.1.1 Process Safety Information (PSI) 55 5.1.2 Competent Team 56 5.2 Steps to the Traditional Approach 56 5.2.1 Step 1 Is a combustible dust involved? 57 5.2.2 Step 2 Determine Which Standards Apply 58 5.2.3 Step 3 - Determine where fire/explosion hazards exist 62 5.2.4 Step 4 Review Unit Operation vs. Standard Requirements for Prevention and Mitigation of Fires/Explosions 63 5.2.5 Step 5 Make recommendations 65 5.2.6 Step 6 Document the DHA 65 5.2.7 Step 7 Implement the recommendations 66 5.3 Summary 67 5.4 References 68 6. Risk-based Approach to Dust Hazard Analysis 69 6.1 Introduction 69 6.2 Technique for a Risk-based DHA 70 6.2.1 Step 1: Identify Failure Scenarios 70 6.2.2 Step 2: Evaluate the Consequences 70 6.2.3 Step 3: Are the Consequences Tolerable? 73 6.2.4 Step 4: Estimate Likelihood and Risk 73 6.2.5 Step 5: Is the Risk Tolerable 78 6.2.6 Step 6: Recommend and Evaluate Solutions 80 6.2.7 Step 7: Is the Mitigated Risk Tolerable? 81 6.2.8 Step 8: Document Results 81 6.3 DHA risk assessment, additional requirements 82 6.3.1 DHA Leader Competency 83 6.3.2 Documentation 83 6.4 Managing change and updating risk assessment 83 6.5 Summary 83 x GUIDELINES FOR COMBUSTIBLE DUST HAZARD ANALYSIS 6.6 References 84 7. Special Considerations: Combustible Dust Issues in Existing Facilities 87 7.1 Introduction 87 7.2 Existing Facilities and Combustible Dusts 87 7.2.1 Potential Issues 87 7.2.2 Issues Impact 91 7.2.3 Precautions 92 7.3 Summary 92 7.4 References 93 8. Worked Examples 95 8.1 INTRODUCTION 95 8.2 EXAMPLE 1 95 8.2.1 Process Description Example 1 95 8.2.2 Traditional DHA Example 1 95 8.2.3 Risk-based DHA Example 1 112 8.2.4 Comparison of Traditional vs. Risk-based Approach Example 1 167 8.3 EXAMPLE 2 169 8.3.1 Process Description 2 169 8.3.2 Traditional DHA 171 8.3.3 Risk-based DHA 173 8.3.4 Comparison of Traditional vs. Risk-based Approach Example 2 176 8.4 Example 3 177 8.4.1 Process Description Example 3 177 8.4.2 Traditional DHA Example 3 179 8.4.3 Risk-based DHA Example 3 181 8.5 Summary 188 8.6 References 188 Appendix A Regulations and Codes 191 A.1 Regulations 191 A.1.1 U.S. 191 TABLE OF CONTENTS xi A.1.2 International 191 A.2 Codes 192 References 195 Appendix B 197 Additional Resources 197 B.1 Books 197 B.2 U.S. Chemical Safety Board Reports 197 B.3 Journal Articles 198 B.4 Other 199 Appendix C Data for Risk-based DHA 201 C.1 Probability Assessment of Process Unit Fire or Dust Explosion 201 C.1.2 Initiating Event Frequencies 204 C.1.3 Ignition Probabilities 205 C.1.4 Protection Layer PFDs 207 C.2 References 209 Appendix D Good Practices 211 D.1 Self Assessment 211 D.2 Housekeeping 213 D.2.1 Combustible Dust Housekeeping Inspection Checklist 215 D.3 Explosion Protection Methods 217 Appendix E DHA Roadmap 219 Notes for Figure E.1 221 INDEX 223.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119010166 20170612
This book describes how to conduct Process Hazard Assessments (PHAs) for processes handling combustible solids. The book explains how to do a dust hazard assessment by using either an approach based on compliance with existing consensus standards, or by using a risk based approach. Worked examples in the book help the user understand how to do a combustible dust hazards assessment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119010166 20170612
Book
303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Hamlet
  • Silence
  • Chicken
  • Labor
  • Bodies
  • Deregulation
  • Endings.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (854 pages) : illustrations, portrait.
  • Overview of Construction Projects. Construction Projects. Construction Project Life Cycle. Principles of Quality in Construction Project. Project Delivery Systems. Organization for Construction Management. Qualification of Construction Manager. Types of Construction Manager. Role of Construction Manager. Design Development. Bidding and Tendering. Construction. Testing, Commissioning, and Handover. Construction Management. Scope Control. Time Control. Cost Control.Communication. Risk Management. Contract Management. Health, Safety, and Environment Management. Tools for Construction Management. Standards. Contract Laws. Lean Construction. Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482226652 20171218
The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project. This handbook will: Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension Provide all related topics/areas of construction management Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry Offer a chapter on Lean construction The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK (R) published by Project Management Institute (PMI). The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482226652 20171218
Book
1 online resource
  • 1. Green concepts and vocabulary
  • 2. Components of sustainable design and construction
  • 3. The green design and construction process
  • 4. Green project cost monitoring and closeout
  • 5. Building information modeling (BIM)
  • 6. Green building materials and products
  • 7. Indoor environmental quality
  • 8. Water efficiency and sanitary waste
  • 9. Impact of energy and atmosphere
  • 10. Green design and building economics
  • 11. Green project commissioning
  • 12. Project cost analysis
  • 13. Green specifications and documentation
  • 14. Types of building contract agreements
  • 15. Green business development
  • 16. Building green-litigation and liability issues.
Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. * Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally* Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM* Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128104330 20161114
Book
xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction to the Book 2. HBIM: It's BIM - but not as we know it! 3. What are the Goals of HBIM PART 2: RESTORATION PHILOSOHIES IN PRACTICE 4. 'Just talk'-- HBIM in the U.K. - the Manchester Transformation programme 5. Integrating Value Map with Building Information Modelling for Documenting Historic Buildings in Egypt 6. Evaluation of historic masonry substrates: towards greater objectivity & efficiency 7. Heritage and time: mapping what is no longer there 8. The role of HBIM in reviving the identity of the city-- Case of Jeddah City PART 3: DATA CAPTURE AND VISUALISATION FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 9. Using 3D Technologies for Egyptian World Heritage Sites 10. Planning of Sustainable Bridges using Building Information Modelling 11. Jeddah Heritage Building Information Modelling "JHBIM" 12. Data mining applications in Cultural Heritage PART 4: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 13. Stakeholders and Public Engagement 14. Participatory Sensing and HBIM 15. An ontology-based framework for processing Employer Information Requirements of Heritage Projects 16. Wide Community Engagement with HBIM tools PART 5: BUILDING PERFORMANCE 17. HBIM and Environmental Simulation: Possibilities and Challenges 18. Green BIM in Heritage Building: Integrating Building Energy Models (BEM) with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Sustainable Retrofit on Heritage Buildings 19. From LiDAR data towards HBIM for energy analysis 20. Understanding Energy Transitions in Heritage Buildings: HBIM as Facilitator for the Integration and Monitoring of Bespoke Innovative Systems PART 6: CONCLUSION 21. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138645684 20170418
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being debated, tested and implemented wherever you look across the built environment sector. This book is about Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM), which necessarily differs from the commonplace applications of BIM to new construction. Where BIM is being used, the focus is still very much on design and construction. However, its use as an operational and management tool for existing buildings, particularly heritage buildings, is lagging behind. The first of its kind, this book aims to clearly define the scope for HBIM and present cutting-edge research findings alongside international case studies, before outlining challenges for the future of HBIM research and practice. After an extensive introduction to HBIM, the core themes of the book are arranged into four parts: * Restoration philosophies in practice * Data capture and visualisation for maintenance and repair * Building performance * Stakeholder engagement This book will be a key reference for built environment practitioners, researchers, academics and students engaged in BIM, HBIM, building energy modelling, building surveying, facilities management and heritage conservation more widely.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138645684 20170418
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (ix, 403 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on prefabricated buildings, industrialized construction, and public-private partnerships. Topics include: risk assessment and systems analysis; prefabricated buildings and construction schedules; life cycle analysis and the environmental performance of prefabricated materials; and construction supply chains.
Book
1 online resource.
  • Foreword xi By William McDonough, FAIA, Int. FRIBA Foreword xv By Phillip G. Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED(R) AP, VP Strategic Industry Relations, Autodesk, Inc. Preface xix Acknowledgments xxvii CHAPTER 1 What Would Make Us Proud? 1 1.1 Current State of Facility Performance 1 1.2 What If? 3 1.3 A Way Forward 5 Notes 9 References 9 CHAPTER 2 Transitioning to Integrated Project Delivery: The Owner s Experience 11 2.1 The Road to IPD 13 2.2 The Owner s Role 14 2.3 Organizing the Owner 18 2.4 Resistance from Within 19 2.5 Resistance from the AEC Community 20 2.6 Education and Training 21 2.7 The IPD Contract 22 2.8 The Right Level of Challenge 23 2.9 Frustrations 24 2.10 Target Value Design 25 2.11 Reliability 26 2.12 Value 26 2.13 Would You Do It Again? 28 2.14 Advice to Other Owners 28 2.15 Humanity and Morale 29 2.16 Summary 30 Note 30 References 30 CHAPTER 3 A Simple Framework 31 3.1 A Roadmap for Integrating Project Delivery 31 3.2 High-Performance Buildings 33 3.3 Integrated Systems 38 3.4 Process Integration 40 3.5 Integrated Organization 41 3.6 Integrated Information 42 3.7 Connecting the Dots 42 3.8 Applying the Simple Framework 48 3.9 Reflections 51 3.10 Summary 51 Notes 52 References 53 CHAPTER 4 Defining High-Performing Buildings 55 4.1 What Is a High-Performing Building? 55 4.2 What Does Success Look Like? 57 4.3 How Can This Be Done? 59 4.4 Interconnections 67 4.5 Reflections 67 4.6 Summary 69 Reference 69 CHAPTER 5 Achieving Highly Valuable Buildings 71 5.1 What Is a Highly Valuable Building? 71 5.2 What Does Success Look Like? 71 5.3 How Can This Be Done? 72 5.4 Real-Life Examples 89 5.5 Interconnections 92 5.6 Reflections 93 5.7 Summary 94 Note 95 References 95 CHAPTER 6 Integrating the Building s Systems 97 6.1 What Are Integrated Systems? 97 6.2 What Does Success Look Like? 98 6.3 How Can This Be Done? 99 6.4 Real-Life Examples 106 6.5 Interconnections 111 6.6 Reflections 112 6.7 Summary 112 Notes 113 Reference 113 CHAPTER 7 Integrating Process Knowledge 115 7.1 What Is Integrating Process Knowledge? 115 7.2 What Does Success Look Like? 115 7.3 How Can This Be Done? 116 7.4 Real-Life Examples 120 7.5 Interconnections 141 7.6 Reflections 142 7.7 Summary 143 Note 143 References 144 CHAPTER 8 Integrating the Project Organization 145 8.1 Introduction 145 8.2 What Is Integrated Organization? 147 8.3 What Does Success Look Like? 148 8.4 How Can This Be Done? 149 8.5 Real-Life Examples 167 8.6 A Case Study: Integrating the UCSF Medical Center Mission Bay Hospitals Project 176 8.7 Interconnections 185 8.8 Reflections 186 8.9 Summary 187 Notes 188 References 189 CHAPTER 9 Leading Integrated Project Teams 191 9.1 Introduction 191 9.2 What Are IPD Teams? 192 9.3 What Does Success Look Like? 192 9.4 How Can This Be Done? 193 9.5 Interconnections 206 9.6 Reflections 206 9.7 Summary 206 Notes 206 References 207 CHAPTER 10 Integrating Project Information 209 10.1 Why Bother? 209 10.2 What Is Integrated Information? 210 10.3 What Does Success Look Like? 212 10.4 How Can This Be Done? 215 10.5 Examples and Benefits of Integrated Information Systems 219 10.6 Interconnections 231 10.7 Reflections 232 10.8 Summary 232 Notes 233 References 233 CHAPTER 11 Managing with Metrics 235 11.1 What Are Measurable Value and Control? How Do They Relate? 235 11.2 What Does Success Look Like? 236 11.3 How Does a Project Team Measure and Control the Delivery of Value? 237 11.4 Interconnections 261 11.5 Reflections 262 11.6 Summary 262 Note 262 References 263 CHAPTER 12 Visualizing and Simulating Building Performance 265 12.1 What Are Simulation and Visualization? 265 12.2 What Does Success Look Like? 267 12.3 How Can This Be Done? 269 12.4 Real-Life Examples 285 12.5 Interconnections 290 12.6 Reflections 290 12.7 Summary 291 Notes 292 References 293 CHAPTER 13 Collaborating in an Integrated Project 295 13.1 So What s the Problem? 295 13.2 What Is Collaboration, Really? 296 13.3 What Does Success Look Like? 296 13.4 How Can This Be Done? 297 13.5 Real-Life Examples 309 13.6 Interconnections 313 13.7 Reflections 313 13.8 Summary 314 Notes 314 References 314 CHAPTER 14 Co-locating to Improve Performance 317 14.1 Aspirin for Integration 317 14.2 What Is Co-location, Exactly? 318 14.3 What Does Success Look Like? 318 14.4 How Can This Be Done? 319 14.5 Real-Life Example 329 14.6 Interconnections 333 14.7 Reflections 333 14.8 Summary 333 References 334 CHAPTER 15 Managing Production as an Integrated Team 335 15.1 What Is Integrated Production Management? 335 15.2 What Does Success Look Like? 335 15.3 How Can This Be Done? 336 15.4 Real-Life Example 339 15.5 Interconnections 352 15.6 Reflection 354 15.7 Summary 354 References 355 CHAPTER 16 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Traditional Contracts 357 16.1 Traditional Contracts Create an Inherently Antagonistic Environment 358 16.2 Traditional Contracts Are Based on a Piecework Business Model 358 16.3 Traditional Contracts Rigidly Divide Work Based on Traditional Roles 359 16.4 Traditional Contracts Constrain Communication to Specific and Inefficient Paths 360 16.5 Traditional Contracts Reward Individual, Not Group, Performance 361 16.6 Collaboration without an IPD Agreement Can Increase Risk 361 16.7 And if Traditional Contracting Is So Successful, How Do We Explain the Outcomes? 362 16.8 Summary 363 Notes 363 References 364 CHAPTER 17 Contracting for Project Integration 365 17.1 Introduction 365 17.2 Is the IPD Contract Really Necessary? 366 17.3 Deal First, Contract Second 367 17.4 The IPD Contracting Mindset 367 17.5 A New Business Model 369 17.6 A New Contract Structure 371 17.7 Negotiating the IPD Contract 381 17.8 IPD Contract Forms 383 17.9 A Parallel Path: The U.K. Experience 385 17.10 Interconnections 387 17.11 Reflections 388 17.12 Summary 388 Notes 388 References 390 CHAPTER 18 Delivering the High-Performing Building as a Product 391 18.1 What Is the High-Performing Building as a Product? 391 18.2 What Does Success Look Like? 392 18.3 How Can This Be Done? 395 18.4 Real-Life Examples 400 18.5 Summary 432 Notes 433 References 433 Afterword 435 By J. Stuart Eckblad, FAIA, VP Major Construction, UCSF Medical Center Creating a Best for Project Culture 435 Afterword 437 By Eric R. Lamb, Management Committee, DPR Construction Where to Next? 438 Index 439.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470587355 20170403
A revolutionary, collaborative approach to design and construction project delivery Integrated Project Delivery is the first book-length discussion of IPD, the emergent project delivery method that draws on each stakeholder's unique knowledge to address problems before they occur. Written by authors with over a decade of research and practical experience, this book provides a primer on IPD for architects, designers, and students interested in this revolutionary approach to design and construction. With a focus on IPD in everyday operation, coverage includes a detailed explanation and analysis of IPD guidelines, and case studies that show how real companies are applying these guidelines on real-world projects. End-of-chapter questions help readers quickly review what they've learned, and the online forum allows them to share their insights and ideas with others who either have or are in the process of implementing IPD themselves. Integrated Project Delivery brings together the owners, architect, engineers, and contractors early in the development stage to ensure that problems are caught early, and to address them in a collaborative way. This book describes the parameters of this new, more efficient approach, with expert insight on real-world implementation. * Compare traditional procurement with IPD * Understand IPD guidelines, and how they're implemented * Examine case studies that illustrate everyday applications * Communicate with other IPD adherents in the online forum The IPD approach revolutionizes not only the workflow, but the relationships between the stakeholders the atmosphere turns collaborative, and the team works together toward a shared goal instead of viewing one another as obstructions to progress. Integrated Project Delivery provides a deep exploration of this approach, with practical guidance and expert insight.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470587355 20170403
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Contents List of Figures List of Tables Preface Acknowledgements Authors List of Abbreviations Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Models of Models: Filtering and Bias Rings in Depiction of Knowledge Structures and Their Implications for Design Chapter 3 The Quick Association Check (QuACk): A Resource-Light, `Bias Robust' Method for Exploring the Relationship between Mental Models and Behaviour Patterns with Home-Heating Systems Chapter 4 Case Studies of Mental Models in Home Heat Control: Searching for Feedback, Valve, Timer and Switch Theories Chapter 5 When Energy-Saving Advice Leads to More, Rather Than Less, Consumption Chapter 6 Mind the Gap: A Case Study of the Gulf of Evaluation and Execution of Home-Heating Systems Chapter 7 Using Interface Design to Promote a Compatible User Mental Model of Home Heating and Pilot of Experiment to Test the Resulting Design Chapter 8 Mental Model Interface Design: Putting Users in Control of Their Home-Heating Systems Chapter 9 Conclusion Appendix A: The Quick Association Check Appendix B References Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498762182 20171218
There is a resurgence of interest in mental models due to advances in our understanding of how they can be used to help design and due to the development of practical methods to elicit them. This book brings both areas together with a focus on reducing domestic energy consumption. The book focuses on how mental models can be applied in design to bring out behaviour change resulting in increased achievement of home heating goals (reduced waste and improved comfort). This book also offers a method to extract and apply mental models to interface design. The approach enables mental models to be applied across domains when behaviour change was sought, and is validated as a useful design method.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498762182 20171218
Book
356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Introduction to post-earthquake fire Introduction Historical information about post-earthquake fires PEF simulation at regional scale Performance-based approach Introduction Performance-based versus prescriptive-based codes Performance-based seismic design Performance-based fire safety design Performance-based approach to post-earthquake fire Fire definition Introduction Design fire Heat transfer and materials behavior under elevated temperature Introduction Heat transfer basics The effect of elevated temperature on concrete and steel Seismic analysis Introduction Linear analyses Nonlinear analyses Post-earthquake fire analysis in structures Introduction PEF modeling of conventional structures Nonlinear sequential analysis The behavior of RC portal frames under PEF loading The behavior of multi-story RC structures under natural fires The effect of vertically traveling fire on tall RC Structures The effect of horizontally traveling fire on multi-story RC structures The behavior of moment-resisting steel structures under standard and natural fires Behavior of tall steel structures under vertically traveling fire Behavior of tall steel structures under horizontally traveling fire Response of vertically irregular tall moment-resisting frames under fire Risk management strategies for post-earthquake fire Introduction Risk management strategies Risk mitigation of PEFs: macro-scale strategies Risk mitigation of PEFs: mesoscopic strategies Risk mitigation of PEF: building-scale strategies Postscript and final remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498743914 20171218
Post-earthquake fire is one of the most complicated problems resulting from earthquakes and presents a serious risk to urban structures. Most standards and codes ignore the possibility of post-earthquake fire; thus it is not factored in when determining the ability of buildings to withstand load. This book describes the effects of post-earthquake fire on partially damaged buildings located in seismic urban regions. The book quantifies the level of associated post-earthquake fire effects, and discusses methods for mitigating the risk at both the macro scale and micro scale. The macro scale strategies address urban regions while the micro scale strategies address building structures, covering both existing buildings and those that are yet to be designed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498743914 20171218
Book
xxvi, 377 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. How did Architecture alone make the weather within until the reliance on 'artificial weather'? 2. Passive cooling in Mediterranean climates 3. Temperate climates: low energy public buildings 4. Natural Theatre environments 5. Passive and hybrid hospital buildings 6. Passive design in the more intense environment of the Urban Heat Island 7. Continental climates 8. Adaptation of the existing building stock.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415824408 20170515
The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air, miasmas, airborne pathogens, beneficial thermal conditions, ideal climates and climate determinism. It uncovers inventive and entirely viable attempts to design large buildings, hospitals, theatres and academic buildings through the 19th and early 20th centuries, which use the configuration of the building itself and a shrewd understanding of the natural physics of airflow and fluid dynamics to make good, comfortable interior spaces. In exhuming these ideas and reinforcing them with contemporary scientific insight, the book proposes a recovery of the lost art and science of making naturally conditioned buildings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415824408 20170515
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)