Design of Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures 3rd Edition
The third edition of a successful engineering text, Design of Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures clarifies the theoretical guidance given in the new suite of Eurocodes for the subject of retaining structures. The book qualifies the extensive set of guides in terms of the design of these structures and provides a clear path through the process. It still discusses structural elements individually so that expertise can be applied to any situation likely to be encountered. The modifications, such as changes to surface zones, the critical steel ratio, the maximum crack spacing (flexural and imposed strain) and edge restraint, that have been introduced into the Eurocodes are highlighted and discussed in detail. The new suite of Eurocodes is claimed to be the most technically advanced codes in the world; the codes were developed with the intention of making them less restrictive than existing codes. The third edition reflects this philosophy by providing more theoretical background information and discussion, with specific reference to current and previous research, helping the reader to achieve a greater understanding and a wider application of the basic design guidance as the codes intended. As such the book remains a vital tool for practicing civil and structural engineers.
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.
“Practical Field Robotics: A Systems Approach” is a comprehensive reference that takes the reader through the whole process of field robotics, starting from the beginning ‘problem statement’ to the end ‘project demonstration’. It takes a practical approach, showing precisely how to realize a working robotic system, and bridges the gap between existing mathematically based texts and the real work that goes on in research labs all over the world.”Practical Field Robotics: A Systems Approach “includes an overview of field robotics and a detailed examination of hardware and software design. It also covers the equipment requirements, conceptual and operational designs, and safety and reliability for multiple field robots, including those used in nuclear service, underground mining and mowing.Problems are included with additional problems and supporting videos available on a companion website.
In planning for a sustainable future for our planet, it is vital that we achieve a seamless and benign biointegration of all human interventions in the natural environment. Finding green design solutions for our built environment must start from the wider scale of regional and urban planning and must then be carried right through to infrastructural engineering, architecture and industrial design. Masterplanning affords the chance to redress current environmental imbalances and to reduce the consequences of our built systems on the environment, with the greater and of reversing climate change.
Ecomasterplanning presents a groundbreaking integrative and comprehensive approach to masterplanning, illustrated by examples that Ken Yeang – the original pioneer of the ‘green skyscraper’ – has designed in a highly visually driven format, the book examines over 20 of his masterplans from around the world, including those in the Netherlands, china, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore and North America.
The complete guide to trenchless technology project management, planning, costs, and methods
Written by an expert in the field of pipeline system engineering, this book describes how to plan, schedule, and implement efficient, cost-effective trenchless technology piping projects. Filled with detailed illustrations and real-world examples, Trenchless Technology: Planning, Equipment, and Methods explains how to accurately compare the costs of trenchless projects, considering geotechnical and rock mass impacts, drilling fluids, and locating and tracking equipment.
This in-depth reference provides important information on how to estimate the cost of labor and equipment and schedule trenchless piping projects. A wide range of trenchless technology methods suitable for various ground and project conditions are discussed in this practical resource.
- Cost comparison of trenchless technology methods
- Planning for trenchless technology projects
- Project delivery methods
- Geotechnical considerations
- Rock mass properties impacts on trenchless project feasibility
- Tracking, locating, and planning tools for horizontal directional drilling
- Drilling and lubricating fluids
- Planning and construction requirements for horizontal direction drilling
- Horizontal auger boring
- Pipe ramming
- Microtunneling methods
- Pilot tube (or pilot tube microtunneling) method
- Pipe/box jacking and utility tunneling
- Cured-in-place-pipe method
- Lateral renewal
- Localized repair
- Planning and construction requirements for pipe bursting
- Panel linings
- Spray-in-place pipe
About the Author
Mohammad Najafi, Ph.D., P.E, is the Director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) and Director of Construction and Infrastructure Engineering and Management at the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is Founder and Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice and author of the Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction, and Renewal, and Trenchless Technology Piping: Installation and Inspection both by McGraw-Hill. He lives in Arlington, Texas.