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RIBA Job Book

RIBA Job Book

Author: Nigel Ostime Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The RIBA Job Book is the Royal Institute of British Architects' long-established and recognised standard reference for running architectural projects and administering construction contracts. This new edition fully reflects the RIBA Plan of Work 2019 and contemporary working practice, providing a systematic operational framework that can be applied to all types of building project and forms of procurement. Comprehensive in scope and logically laid out, it embraces the theme of collaboration within the project team, and addresses post-occupancy evaluation, modern methods of construction and sustainability, among others. Setting out the actions to be undertaken throughout a project, it examines step-by-step the key obligations of the architect or project lead and includes invaluable checklists.

Construction Superintendents Essential Skills for the Next Generation

Construction Superintendents Essential Skills for the Next Generation

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the project owners, designers, and municipal services. The book outlines the development of the superintendent and his or her role and responsibilities in twenty-first century construction projects. Using examples and case studies of cutting-edge jobsite practices from the use of computer applications to leadership and capital development, this book lays out all the functions of a modern site superintendent in an easy-to-understand format. The book includes: coverage of the full spectrum of tasks and skills required from the pre-construction phase, through startup, operation and close out, plus advanced topics for those serious about leading the field real-world case studies, forms and documentation stored on a companion website chapter summaries, review questions and exercises to aid both teaching and learning. This book fills in the long-standing need for an academic textbook designed as an applied instructional resource suitable for university and college students enrolled in construction management and construction engineering programs.

Construction Superintendents Essential Skills for the Next Generation

Construction Superintendents Essential Skills for the Next Generation

Author: Len (University of Washington, USA) Holm, John (University of Washington, USA) Schaufelberger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the project owners, designers, and municipal services. The book outlines the development of the superintendent and his or her role and responsibilities in twenty-first century construction projects. Using examples and case studies of cutting-edge jobsite practices from the use of computer applications to leadership and capital development, this book lays out all the functions of a modern site superintendent in an easy-to-understand format. The book includes: coverage of the full spectrum of tasks and skills required from the pre-construction phase, through startup, operation and close out, plus advanced topics for those serious about leading the field real-world case studies, forms and documentation stored on a companion website chapter summaries, review questions and exercises to aid both teaching and learning. This book fills in the long-standing need for an academic textbook designed as an applied instructional resource suitable for university and college students enrolled in construction management and construction engineering programs.

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

The 12th edition of the Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook remains THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on modern methods of construction, greater emphasis on sustainability and a new look interior. Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

The 12th edition of the Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook remains THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on modern methods of construction, greater emphasis on sustainability and a new look interior. Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

2018 International Existing Building Code Handbook

2018 International Existing Building Code Handbook

Author: Chris Kimball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Renovate, repair, or retrofit existing buildings in complete compliance with the 2018 IEBC This practical guide shows, step by step, how to apply the provisions of the 2018 International Existing Building Code (R) (IEBC) when performing repairs, change of occupancy retrofits, and seismic evaluations in buildings of all sizes. The book contains all the information you need to understand with the complex provisions in the code and apply them properly to meet structural safety requirements. 2018 International Existing Building Code Handbook (R) opens with an overview of the IEBC and of permits, construction documents, and other administration requirements. It goes on to explain the three different project methods that can be followed under the IEBC-the prescriptive method, the work area method, and the performance compliance method. Throughout, flowcharts and illustrated examples clearly demonstrate the proper application of the code in real-world projects. *Fully aligns with the 2018 International Existing Building Code (R) *Covers prescriptive, work area, and performance compliance methods*Written by an ICC MCP who has conducted numerous seminars on the IEBC

Stone

Stone

Author: William Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

A fresh look at the beauty, diversity, and versatility of the world's most extraordinary stone architecture throughout time A fascinating, visually rich collection, Stone explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, and Light, it highlights stone's range and unique qualities with stunning photographs of ancient tombs, churches, cultural spaces, houses, and beyond. The book features projects from celebrated architects including Philip Johnson, Antoni Gaudi, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the best contemporary talent such as Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, and Snohetta.

Airport Building Information Modelling

Airport Building Information Modelling

Author: Ozan Koseoglu, Yusuf (Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey) Arayici Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2019

This book details how Building Information Modelling is being successfully deployed in the planning, design, construction and future operation of the Istanbul New Airport, a mega-scale construction project incorporating a varying mix of infrastructures including terminals, runways, passenger gates, car parks, railways and roads. The book demonstrates how Airport Building Information Modelling (ABIM) is being used to: * facilitate collaboration, cooperation and integrated project delivery * manage subcontractors and eliminate cost over-runs * reduce waste on site and enhance overall quality * connect people in a virtual environment to encourage collaborative working * provide clients with an effective interface for lifecycle management including: design development, construction documentation, construction phases and BIM and Big Data Integration for future facilities management The book presents a best practice BIM project, demonstrating concurrent engineering, lean processes, collaborative design and construction, and effective construction management. Moreover, the book provides a visionary exemplar for the further use of BIM technologies in civil engineering projects including highways, railways and others on the way towards the Smart City vision. It is essential reading for all Built Environment and Engineering stakeholders.

Molecular Simulation on Cement-Based Materials From Theory to Application

Molecular Simulation on Cement-Based Materials From Theory to Application

Author: Dongshuai Hou Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2019

This book presents a number of studies on the molecular dynamics of cement-based materials. It introduces a practical molecular model of cement-hydrate, delineates the relationship between molecular structure and nanoscale properties, reveals the transport mechanism of cement-hydrate, and provides useful methods for material design. Based on the molecular model presented here, the book subsequently sheds light on nanotechnology applications in the design of construction and building materials. As such, it offers a valuable asset for researchers, scientists, and engineers in the field of construction and building materials.

Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials RheoCon2 & SCC9

Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials RheoCon2 & SCC9

Author: Viktor Mechtcherine Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2019

This book gathers the peer-reviewed contributions presented at two parallel, closely interconnected events on advanced construction materials and processes, namely the 2nd International RILEM Conference on Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials (RheoCon2) and the 9th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC9), held in Dresden, Germany on 8-11 September 2019. The papers discuss various aspects of research on the development, testing, and applications of cement-based and other building materials together with their specific rheological properties. Furthermore, the papers cover the latest findings in the fast-growing field of self-compacting concrete, addressing topics including components' properties and characterization; chemical admixtures, effect of binders (incl. geopolymers, calcined clay, etc.) and mixture design; laboratory and in-situ rheological testing; constitutive models and flow modelling; numerical simulations; mixing, processing and casting processes; and additive manufacturing / 3D-printing. Also presenting case studies, the book is of interest to researchers, graduate students, and industry specialists, such as material suppliers, consultants and construction experts.