Design Principles and Analysis of Thin Concrete Shells, Domes and Folders
One of the main goals of a good and effective structural design is to decrease, as far as possible, the self-weight of structures, because they must carry the service load. This is especially important for reinforced concrete (RC) structures, as the self-weight of the material is substantial. For RC structures it is furthermore important that the whole structure or most of the structural elements are under compression with small eccentricities. Continuous spatial concrete structures satisfy the above-mentioned requirements. It is shown in this book that a span of a spatial structure is practically independent of its thickness and is a function of its geometry. It is also important to define which structure can be called a spatial one. Such a definition is given in the book and based on this definition, five types of spatial concrete structures were selected: translation shells with positive Gaussian curvature, long convex cylindrical shells, hyperbolic paraboloid shells, domes, and long folders. To demonstrate the complex research, results of experimental, analytical, and numerical evaluation of a real RC dome are presented and discussed. The book is suitable for structural engineers, students, researchers and faculty members at universities.
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Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Building Code, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2015 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of significant changes since the 2012 IBC , offering key insights into its contents and implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and non-structural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change with strikethroughs and underlines to show modifications to the existing language. Each change is accompanied by a quick summary, detailed illustrations, and discussion of its significance, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The attention to detail, logical organization, and thorough yet concise coverage found in this resource make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2012 IBC.
The fully updated industry-standard guide to maintenance planning and scheduling
Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this thoroughly revised resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition features major additions to the business case for planning and scheduling, new case studies, an expanded chapter on KPIs with sample calculations, a new chapter on successful outage management, and a new appendix illustrating how to easily conduct an in-house productivity study. New discussions reveal how the principles of planning and scheduling closely follow the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. This comprehensive guide delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation.
Detailed coverage of:
- The business case for the benefit of planning
- Planning principles
- Scheduling principles
- Dealing with reactive maintenance
- Basic planning
- Advance scheduling
- Daily scheduling and supervision
- Forms and resources
- The computer in maintenance
- How planning interacts with preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and project work
- How to control planning and use associated KPIs for planning and overall maintenance
- Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management
- Conclusion: start planning
About the Author
Richard (Doc) Palmer has more than 30 years of industrial experience as a practitioner, primarily within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, where he was responsible for overhauling the existing maintenance planning organization. Palmer currently provides guidance, mentoring, and training for global companies in maintenance planning success. He is a registered professional engineer with a master’s degree in business administration and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
The most comprehensive, up-to-date construction project management system
Fully revised for the latest technologies and standards, Total Construction Project Management, Second Edition provides a proven framework for completing construction jobs as specified, on schedule, and within budget. You’ll learn how to plan, organize, and control each stage of a project—from initiation to close-out.
This updated edition integrates important new trends, such as technological interoperability, seamless electronic information exchange, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and sustainable building practices. Real-world case studies and customizable sample construction documents are included in this practical guide.
Inside, you’ll find field-tested methods for:
- Preparing project bids and proposals
- Negotiating contracts
- Project planning and initiation
- Scheduling construction
- Estimating, budgeting and cost control
- Project organization and control
- Construction project execution
- Integrating the latest technologies, including BIM and electronic information exchange
- Green building and sustainable construction
- Construction safety and health
- Project communications
- Managing human factors
About the Author
George J. Ritz was a leading expert in construction and project management with 40 years of experience in executing projects in the U.S. and abroad. He worked on a broad spectrum of construction projects, ranging from schools for the physically challenged to world-class petrochemical plants. Mr.Ritz was a registered Professional Engineer and a frequent lecturer on project management and related topics .He wrote Total Engineering Project Management.
Sidney M. Levy has 35 years of experience as a senior executive in a major general contracting firm in New England. He is the author of 30 books on construction means, methods, and operations in the United States and abroad. Mr. Levy has lectured to industry groups in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Japan, and Korea. His book, Project Management in Construction, was awarded the British Chartered Institute of Building Silver Medal. Mr. Levy currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where he is an independent construction consultant.
This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students’ improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written with a Construction Multi-Skills context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Gary Taylor, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Construction Multi-Skills and Plumbing industries, this workbook is an effective resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.