Construction Disasters

Construction Disasters
Author: Steven S. Ross
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1984
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: UOM:39015006800042

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Construction Disasters

Construction Disasters
Author: S. S. Ross
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:637010665

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Construction Failure

Construction Failure
Author: Jacob Feld,Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1996-12-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0471574775

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First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has longbeen considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all ofthe key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the rootcauses of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude ofimportant industry developments to bring this landmark work up todate for a new generation of engineers, architects, andstudents. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools,techniques, materials, and construction methods, ConstructionFailure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on theburgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thoroughexamination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like theoriginal, this edition discusses technical and procedural failuresof many different types of structures, but is now supplemented withnew case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in actiontoday. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from ourmistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With thisrevised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld'snow-posthumous message will continue to be heard for years tocome. Jacob Feld's comprehensive work on failure analysis has now beenskillfully amended to address current design and constructiontools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition'speerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure,Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expandedcoverage of: * Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures * Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, andmore * Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber,masonry, and other materials * Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, andalternative dispute resolution techniques * Construction safety issues * Many different types of structures, including dams andbridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirtyyears ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for designengineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and studentsin all of these fields.

An Engineer s Alphabet

An Engineer s Alphabet
Author: Henry Petroski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-10-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781139505307

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Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarium is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading, writing, talking and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineering achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into, here and there, as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering.

Libraries and Archives

Libraries and Archives
Author: Susan Garretson Swartzburg,Holly Bussey,Frank Garretson
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1998-07-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781461669197

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Fills a need for a selective bibliography focusing on library design that will not only house collections appropriately but also be comfortable for readers and staff.

Forensic Engineering Second Edition

Forensic Engineering  Second Edition
Author: Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2000-09-28
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781420037029

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This edition of Forensic Engineering updates the original work with new case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors to the book are the foremost authorities in each area of specialization. These specialty areas include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering and transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures. Each chapter includes discussions of guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools employed in accident investigation and analysis. In addition, the book contains vital information on forensic photogrammetry, the planning and writing of reports, and the presentation of evidence as an expert witness in traditional litigation. The book also analyzes the role of the forensic engineer in the evolving methods of alternate dispute resolution. Overall, Forensic Engineering is a tremendously valuable reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields, as well as design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, and insurance professionals. It is also as an excellent supplemental text for engineering and law students.

Disasters and Tragic Events An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History 2 volumes

Disasters and Tragic Events  An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History  2 volumes
Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2014-03-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781610691666

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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

Design Paradigms

Design Paradigms
Author: Aleksandar S Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History Henry Petroski,Henry Petroski,Petroski Henry
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1994-05-27
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0521466490

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Case histories of engineering success and failure are presented to enrich understanding of the design process.

Design Professional and Construction Manager Law

Design Professional and Construction Manager Law
Author: Stephen A. Hess
Publsiher: American Bar Association
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2007
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1590317866

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Perspectives in Civil Engineering

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Author: Jeffrey S. Russell
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784475385

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This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering. While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.

Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

Challenging Glass 4   COST Action TU0905 Final Conference
Author: Christian Louter,Freek Bos,Jan Belis,Jean-Paul Lebet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 852
Release: 2014-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315796475

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This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 Structural Glass Novel design methods and next generation products. It contains nearly 100 peer-rev

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2000
Genre: Evidence, Expert
ISBN: OSU:32437011516875

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Exterior Wall Systems

Exterior Wall Systems
Author: Barry Donaldson
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1991
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780803114241

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Provides the building industry (architects, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors) with information and solutions based on actual building projects. Fourteen papers cover: design concerns of exterior wall systems, testing and analysis, structural sealant glazing, stone selection, and precast and

Construction Risk Management System an Expert System for Structural Failure accident and Seismic Risk of Buildings

Construction Risk Management System  an Expert System for Structural Failure accident and Seismic Risk of Buildings
Author: Stanford University. Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1990
Genre: Engineering
ISBN: STANFORD:36105046328279

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Understanding Architecture

Understanding Architecture
Author: Leland M. Roth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2018-03-13
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780429975219

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This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging. Significant features of the third edition include: Increased global coverage, with new essays on Africa, Japan, China, India, Islamic architecture, and the architecture of the Americas. A new chapter covering twenty-first century architecture. Updated coverage of sustainable and green architecture and its impact on design. Revised historical survey and expanded and illustrated timeline. Thoroughly revised and expanded art program, including more than 650 black and white images; 135 new to this edition, and more than 200 line art drawings created by author Leland Roth. A new 32-page, full color insert features more than 50 new color images. Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: The Elements of Architecture and The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive and clearly written, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of architecture.