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Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Increase the Durability and Performance of Concrete during Its Lifetime While reinforced concrete is a durable material used for a wide range of construction projects in civil engineering, certain factors must be considered during its design, construction, and maintenance. This includes a variety of conditions impacting strength and performance relevant to specific structural systems, and the application of numerous codes. Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition discusses both traditional and new systems in concrete structures, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each system and its importance to construction durability and reliability, and presents the latest advanced materials and construction techniques currently used in reinforced concrete structures. New Edition Now Includes Eurocode, Egyptian Code, British Standard, and American Specifications (ACI) In addition to highlighting new materials that can be used to enhance concrete strength and performance, the book describes the traditional and newest materials used in concrete technology; and presents new approaches to utilizing an integrity management system. It provides a comparison of concrete strength utilizing ACI, BS, Eurocode, and Egyptian codes of practice, and also highlights different loads that affect buildings from the application of the different international codes. By using this book, readers will learn how to: * Choose the most reasonable structural system, materials, method of construction, and maintenance plan * Determine the optimum system to meet stability, reliability, and architectural requirements * Understand the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects * Analyze and meet concrete construction quality control criteria * Implement a maintenance plan incorporating modern construction techniques Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition serves as a practical guide on advanced materials, design, and construction techniques in concrete structures under different environmental conditions. Designed for practicing civil and structural engineers/engineering consultants, this revised version also appeals to senior undergraduate/graduate students in civil engineering – construction materials, and reinforced concrete (RC) construction.

About the Author

Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, PhD, is a professional structural engineer, and his main area of research is the reliability of concrete and steel structures. Dr. El-Reedy has provided consulting services to several companies and organizations around the world. He has taught courses on repair and maintenance for reinforced concrete structures and advanced materials worldwide. In addition, he has presented numerous papers at conferences sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Petroleum Institute. He is also the author of seven books.

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Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Applying any material to an existing concrete surface intrinsically entails the development of a bond. Considering the ever increasing importance of concrete repair and protection, which imply the creation of an interface between two materials, an improved knowledge of concrete surface characteristics is paramount. Surface engineering, which has evolved from the world of metallurgy, addresses all surface-related considerations, notably adhesion. It provides a fundamental understanding of what will make the contact between two materials effective or not, allowing for interactions of variable intensity. It also comes with a variety of scientific tools for characterizing the quality of the substrate, the properties of the new material layer and their interface. In the case of concrete surface treatment, this is especially important for achieving lasting results. This book addresses the essentials of concrete surface engineering in view of a wide variety of concrete surface treatments, from protective coatings to repairs. It provides a leading-edge source of information for practicing engineers, architects, repair specialists, and researchers on the following topics: * Surface engineering principles applied to concrete * Methods and techniques for assessing concrete surface characteristics * Fundamentals of adhesion between concrete and surface repairs/treatments * Compatibility requirements for concrete surface repairs/treatments * Review of surface preparation techniques available for concrete * Achievement and appraisal of bond between existing concrete and surface repairs/treatments Benoit Bissonnette is professor of civil engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Luc Courard is professor of building materials at the University of Liege in Belgium. Andrzej Garbacz is professor of building materials engineering in the Department of Building Materials Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland.

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Benoit Bissonnette, FACI, is professor of civil engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. He has co-managed the NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Durable Repair and Optimized Maintenance of Concrete Infrastructure in the recent years and has been involved in a wide variety of research projects devoted to concrete repair. Dr. Bissonnette is a member of several technical committees of the American Concrete Institute (ACI C223 Shrinkage-compensating concrete; ACI C364 Rehabilitation), the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM TC 181-EAS, TC 193-RLS), and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI Repair Materials and Methods Committee. He has authored or coauthored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers. Luc Courard is professor of building materials at the University of Liege in Belgium. After completing his PhD work on concrete surface characterization in the late 1990s, he went to Laval University for postdoctoral research. His research activities are still dedicated to concrete surface characterization, as well as to innovative repair materials and supplementary cementitious materials. Dr. Courard is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures and the Belgian Group of Concrete. He has authored or coauthored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers. Andrzej Garbacz is professor of building materials engineering in the Department of Building Materials Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Dr. Garbacz’s research interests include concrete-polymer composites, repair materials, microstructure characterization, non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for concrete characterization and evaluation of repair materials. In 2005, he became a senior member of the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM). He has been participating actively to the International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC) since 1992, being appointed as a member of the board of directors in 2007 and as secretary in 2013. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers.

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Analysis of Transport Phenomena 2nd Indian Edition

Analysis of Transport Phenomena, Indian Second Edition, provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat and mass transfer, emphasizing the concepts and analytical teachniques that apply to these transport processes.

The Indian second edition has been revised to reinforce the progression from simple to complex topics and to better introduce the applied mathematics that is needed both to understand classical results and to model novel systems. A common set of formulation, simplification, and solution methods is applied first to heat or mass transfer in stationary media and then to fluid mechanics, convective heat or mass transfer, and systems involving various kinds of coupled fluxes.

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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials

Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter’s lessons. Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You’ll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more. Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk’s AutoCAD certification program AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

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Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer with 15 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of the two previous editions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop , and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques .

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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required

A step-by-step tutorial introduction to AutoCAD As the only book to teach AutoCAD using a continuous tutorial which allows you to follow along sequentially or jump in at any exercise by downloading the drawing files, this Autodesk Official Press book is ideal for the AutoCAD novice. Industry expert and AutoCAD guru Donnie Gladfelter walks you through the powerful features of AutoCAD, provides you with a solid foundation of the basics, and shares the latest industry standards and techniques. The hands-on tutorial project inspired by real-world workflows that runs throughout the book helps you understand and apply the techniques and tools. Introduces you to the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT interface, basic commands, and industry workflows Builds upon the basics that are covered in order to gradually segue into more advanced features and skills, such as telling the story of your designs with annotation, generating elevations, and visualizing projects in 3D Covers dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, using 3D, and more AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required helps you quickly learn how to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT productively.

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Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for the CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for AUGIWorld magazine, and is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him on many occasions, including in numerous video interviews. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals locally and across the world as a Business Development Manager for CADD Microsystems (an Autodesk Platinum Partner) and as a former member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.

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AutoCAD 2015 und AutoCAD LT 2015

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Get up to speed quickly with this compelling, full-color guide to Autodesk 3ds Max

With its real-world, hands-on exercises, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials helps new users learn the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max quickly become productive. The task-based tutorials add real-world context that help you become familiar with the workflow scenarios of a professional environment, and provide that extra level of understanding to make you more proficient overall with the software.

Updated for 3ds Max 2015 and recommended as a preparation resource for the 3ds Max certification exam, this guide teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. You’ll have fun creating a retro-style alarm clock, animating a thrown knife, modeling a chair, and more, all while you learn modeling, rigging, animating, rendering, architectural visualization, and other career-essential techniques. This colorful, engaging book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Full-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Downloadable exercise files

Learn all the crucial techniques you’ll need from authors Randi and Dariush Derakhshani, Autodesk Certified Instructors with years of professional experience under their belts. Artists, students, educators, and hobbyists will benefit from the guide’s techniques and tutorials, getting to know the program as a whole and gaining insight into which aspects of the 3D production pipeline are most appealing. Whether you’re a beginner or migrating from another 3D application, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials provides the solid foundation.

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Building Construction Illustrated 5th Edition

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching’s signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

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FRANCIS D.K. CHING is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author and coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Building Codes Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; A Global History of Architecture; Building Structures Illustrated; and Design Drawing . Mr. Chings works have been translated into more than eleven languages and are recognized for their clear explanations and graphic presentations of complex material.

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Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice

The bright future and exciting possibilities of BIM

Many architects and engineers regard BIM as a disruptive force, changing the way building professionals design, build, and ultimately manage a built structure. With its emphasis on continuing advances in BIM research, teaching, and practice, Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice encourages readers to transform disruption to opportunity and challenges them to reconsider their preconceptions about BIM.

Thought leaders from universities and professional practice composed essays exploring BIM’s potential to improve the products and processes of architectural design including the structure and content of the tools themselves. These authors provide insights for assessing the current practice and research directions of BIM and speculate about its future. The twenty-six chapters are thematically grouped in six sections that present complementary and sometimes incompatible positions: * Design Thinking and BIM * BIM Analytics * Comprehensive BIM * Reasoning with BIM * Professional BIM * BIM Speculations

Together, these authors provide stimulating ideas regarding new directions in building information modeling.

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KAREN M. KENSEK and DOUGLAS E. NOBLE teach at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture. Prof. Kensek has received national BIM honors from the AIA TAP committee and Autodesk, hosts an annual conference on Building Information Modeling, and received the 2014 ACSA Award for Creativity with Prof. Noble. They are both past presidents of Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA) and are active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Building Procurement 2nd Edition

As an industrial process, construction is unique in that themethod of procurement of any built asset (building, infrastructureor process plant) defines many of the subsequent managementprocesses that take place during the building phase a verydifferent situation to the purchase of goods and services in mostother industries. The procurement process is therefore central tothe success of any construction project and many of the problemswhich impact construction projects can be traced back to theprocurement phase, so a good understanding of the methods ofprocurement and the influence it has on project success isessential for all those working in the industry.

Much has changed in the global construction industry sincepublication of the first edition of Building Procurement,for example the global liquidity & banking crisis and the debtburden of many major economies. This new edition has been rewrittento take account of these significant developments, but at its coreit continues to provide a critical examination and review ofcurrent procurement practices in the UK, continental Europe(including EU procurement procedures), China and the USA. Itretains its original strong emphasis on the need for clients toestablish achievable objectives which reflect the project businesscase and focuses on development of suitable strategies andmanagement structures to meet those objectives in the currentconstruction climate.

Building Procurement will be essential reading for seniorundergraduate and postgraduate students of construction managementand practitioners working in all areas of constructionmanagement.

Review of the first edition

“…a thorough and comprehensive investigation of buildingprocurement…” Construction Management and Economics

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Roy Morledge isProfessor of Construction Procurement in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University.

Adrian Smith is a Senior Consultant in Procurement and Project Management at Stradia Ltd, Sheffield and a Senior Consultant to the College of Estate Management, Reading.

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Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design

While typical structures textbooks show how to design “members” of a structure, there is little consideration given to structural design as part of the entire building design process. Taking a holistic approach, Building Structures Illustrated explains building structures as systems of interrelated parts for creating and supporting architecture. No other work by Francis D.K. Ching brings together so many aspects of architectural design as an integrated reference. Designers, builders, and students alike will gain a new understanding of structural principles and planning, without the need for complex mathematics.

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Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than sixteen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. Barry S. Onouye is a registered engineer and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught courses on structural design in the College of Built Environments. He is also the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction . Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught architectural design and graphics. He also served as chairman of the Department of Architecture and Associate Dean of the College of Built Environments.

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Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures

Supplementary cementing materials and other mineral admixtures are being used in increasing amounts in both cement and concrete. Their main technical benefits are that they enhance the workability of fresh concrete and the durability of hardened concrete. Indeed, they affect almost every property of the concrete. Their economic and ecological benefits may be just as significant, and their use can be expected to increase as concrete remains the most common construction material. Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures concentrates mostly on natural pozzolans, fly ashes, ground granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume and limestone powder, namely the most commonly used mineral admixtures. Others such as metakaolin, rice husk ash, expanded clays and shales are also discussed. Their chemical, mineralogical, and physical properties are outlined. The influence of mineral admixtures on the hydration of cementitious systems, and the properties of fresh and hardened concrete in which they are used are emphasized. International standards are reviewed. The basics of concrete mix proportioning with mineral admixtures are outlined. The possibilities of using mineral admixtures as constituents of special concretes such as self-compacting, reactive powder, roller-compacted concretes and special non-portland, low-cost, low-energy and/or low-CO2 cements such as alinite, calcium sulfoaluminate, and belitic cements and alkali-activated binders are also covered. The book is a comprehensive reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the fields of cement and concrete, and for cement and concrete practitioners.

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Dr. Mustafa Tokyay is a professor of civil engineering in the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He served as the civil engineering department chair (1999-2003) and dean of the engineering faculty (2003-2006) in the same university. He worked as a visiting researcher at Dundee University, Scotland (1988-1989) and as a visiting professor at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus (1993-1994). His research interests include cement and concrete technology and the use of industrial by-products in cement and concrete. He is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 70 papers, proceedings and books.

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Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Civil engineering has made an inestimable contribution to modern life, providing the crucial expertise behind our vast transportation systems and the wide array of built structures where we work, study, and play. In this Very Short Introduction, engineer David Muir Wood turns a spotlight on a field that we often take for granted. He sheds light on the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization, outlines its many accomplishments in the modern era, and points to the hurdles that civil engineering will face in the future. Beginning with the task of creating a settlement on a deserted island, Muir Wood sets out the problems that civil engineers face every day, highlighting the social and environmental challenges as well as the grasp of science and technology needed to craft buildings, bridges, tunnels, houses, and areas of recreation. The author also profiles the lives of some of the major civil engineers, such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the acclaimed builder of steamships, railways, and tunnels, and Sir Joseph Bazalgette, whose sewer system in central London was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics. Finally, Muir Wood considers the growing difficulty of managing our water and energy supplies, and he looks at the engineering profession’s increased sensitivity to building and the environment.

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Commercial Drafting and Detailing 4th Edition

The only book of its kind on the market today, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING, 4E will give you everything you need to gain a solid understanding of commercial drafting and detailing – it’s all here, in one comprehensive resource. The fourth edition maintains the winning features of its previous editions; clear explanations and professional, practical examples that walk you through the architectural and structural drawings required in a complete set of commercial plans. It then builds on these successes by increasingly integrating design components into each chapter, replacing free-hand sketches with CAD skeleton drawings, and updating the information to reflect the 2015 International Building Code. The end result: a valuable tool that will keep you up-to-date on the most current industry trends and prepare you to succeed.

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A prolific author and respected instructor, Alan Jefferis has taught drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD(R) Training Center, for more than 31 years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his writing, including eight years of drafting for structural engineers and 35 years of residential designing. Mr. Jefferis is currently the principal owner of Residential Designs, a design firm specializing in custom, energy-efficient homes. He is a former Autodesk(R) Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis obtained his B.S. degree from San Diego State University in 1972 and has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks on architectural drafting and design and effectively working with AutoCAD. Kenneth D. Smith has been a principal and designer for his own firm for over thirty years. He was co-founder for a structural engineering firm where he served as president for over ten years and head designer for over thirty years. He is currently the principal of Kenneth D. Smith Architect & Associates, Inc., located in southern California. Currently, Mr. Smith is CEO, and Director of Architectural Design and continues to be personally involved in all projects. Mr. Smith’s experience with a structural engineering firm coupled with his experience as an architect using AutoCAD and Revit provides smooth integration of structural and architectural requirements, resulting in efficient, quality designs.

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Concrete Petrography: A Handbook of Investigative Techniques 2nd Edition

Written by leading experts in the field, Concrete Petrography is a unique and invaluable part of the literature on the material properties of concrete. It covers all aspects of the petrographic study of hardened concrete and related materials, from the selection of sample material and its preparation as petrographic specimens to a detailed discussion of the methods of examination and equipment. The core of the book is the review of the features of concrete that can be observed and identified using a petrological microscope. Defects, deterioration and failures in concrete are explained, and the observations and petrographic evidence that demonstrate their presence are illustrated. The clear descriptions and illustrations make it easy for engineers and petrographers alike to identify precisely the causes of the properties they can observe in a concrete sample, leading to more accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment of problems in structural concrete.

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Concrete Technology 2nd Edition

The success of any concrete structure depends on the designer’s sound knowledge of concrete and its behaviour under load, under temperature and humidity changes, and under exposure to the relevant environment and industrial conditions. This book gives students a thorough understanding of all aspects of concrete technology from first principles. It covers concrete ingredients, properties and behaviour in the finished structure with reference to national standards and recognised testing methods used in Britain, the European Union and the United States. Examples and problems are given throughout to emphasise the important aspects of each chapter. An excellent coursebook for all students of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Building at degree or diploma level, Concrete Technology will also be a valuable reference book for practising engineers in the field.

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A.M. Neville is a Civil Engineering Consultant. He is a Past Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a former Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Dundee. He has many years’ experience of teaching, research and consultancy in Civil and Structural Engineering in Europe and North America, and the Far East. He has numerous awards and medals, and is an Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute, the British Concrete Society and the Brazilian Concrete Institute. J.J. Brooks is a Consultant, formerly a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Materials and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and a Fellow of the International Masonry Society. Both are co-authors of the major reference work Creep of Plain and Structural Concrete (Construction Press, 1983).

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Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

This book sets out the innovative practices that have been introduced from other industries and shows how the construction industry has learnt from these.

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Construction Law for Design Professionals, Construction Managers and Contractors

Construction Law For Design Professionals, Constructions Managers And Contractors is a condensed – and completely revamped – version of the bestselling authority on engineering law, Legal Aspects Of Architecture, Engineering And The Construction Process (now in its 9th edition) by Justin Sweet, Marc M. Schneier and Blake Wentz. For this new book, the authors have directed the text at engineering, architecture and construction management students. Given the authors’ long and deep understanding of the intersection between the law and the construction industry, professors and students can trust this text is unparalleled. The addition of Blake Wentz to the author team emphasizes the commitment to the field.

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For nearly thirty years, Marc M. Schneier has been the Editor of Construction Litigation Reporter, a national reporter analyzing legal developments in the construction industry, which is published by Thomson Reuters/West. He was an Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, has published numerous articles in various legal journals, and provides consulting services. His first book was CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAW: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO LEGAL LIABILITY AND INSURANCE CLAIMS, published by the American Bar Association in 1999. His most recent book is LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS, 8th edition, co-authored by Justin Sweet and published in 2009 by Cengage Learning. Marc earned his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis (King Hall) in 1981 and was awarded the Bureau of National Affairs Award for academic performance. He practiced law in San Francisco prior to being hired as Editor of Construction Litigation Reporter. Dr. Blake Wentz is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Construction Management Program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, a small, private university located in Milwaukee, WI. He is a Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) as well as an LEED (R) Accredited Professional. His specialty areas in Construction Management are mechanical systems and construction law. Dr. Wentz has been retained and given opinion testimony as an expert witness in several construction litigation cases since 2005. Before entering academia he was the Vice-President of Wentz Plumbing and Heating in Lincoln, NE for over 5 years. Since 2009 he is the instructor for ethics in construction for the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin’s Leadership Training Program. He is currently the Director of Region 3 of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and sits on their national board of directors. He also is a trustee of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) National Education Foundation. Dr. Wentz has been the recipient of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) Educator of the Year for both 2011 and 2012. He was also the recipient of the ASC National Teaching Award in 2010 and the Educator of the Year award in 2008 by Wisconsin Builder Magazine. Most recently he was named as the Associate of the Year in 2013 by the AGC of Greater Milwaukee. Justin Sweet is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law, Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received a B.A., phi beta kappa, in literature in 1951 and an LL.B. in 1953. He was note editor for the “Law Review” and Order of the Coif. After serving on the staff of the attorney general of Wisconsin, he was in the Judge-Advocate General’s Corps and later practiced in Milwaukee. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1958, where he taught Contracts, Construction Law, and Insurance until the early 1990s. Sweet was a visiting professor at the University of Rome (as a Fulbright Lecturer), Hebrew University, University of Leuven in Belgium, Osgoode Hall in Canada, Tel-Aviv University, and the University of Fribourg. He has written articles in many legal journals, many of which were collected in Sweet, Anthology of Construction Law Writings by the American Bar Association in 2010. He also wrote Sweet on Construction Law for the American Bar Association in 1997. Beginning in 2010, he has been writing on historic cases in each issue of the Journal of Legal Affairs & Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. He was the co-founder and director of the International Construction Conference. It met in Fribourg, Switzerland, Berkeley, California and Washington D.C.

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Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor’s perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. * Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry * Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor’s role * Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them * Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks * Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

About the Author

Barbara J. Jackson is Director of the California Center for Construction Education and a Professor of Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She holds a BS in Housing and Design, an MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor and design-builder, she is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on alternative project delivery.

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Construction Planning, Programming and Control 3rd Edition

From the Back Cover

This book offers a clear explanation of the principles and practice of construction planning, programming and control during the preparation and construction stages of a project. The book is written in the context of current procurement and contractual arrangements and JCT2005, NEC3 and ICE7 contracts are covered. The statutory framework within which construction projects must be managed is explained and the topic of construction hazard and risk is covered in detail. A variety of programming techniques are explained and the development of safe construction sequences and methods is particularly emphasised. The control of time, money and resources are considered in a risk management context and a complete chapter is devoted to cash flow.

The third edition has been extensively updated and extended to include new materials on:

  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Health and safety management
  • CDM 2007
  • Construction sequences and method statements
  • Delay analysis
  • Waste management and Site Waste Management Plans

The final three chapters are devoted to individual case studies which have been selected to illustrate the practical application of the principles explained in the book and to provide examples of current procedures adopted by major contractors. The content is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive text for undergraduates on construction management, surveying and civil engineering degree courses.

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