Language : English
Published : 1993-08-05
Pages : 544
Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils 1st Edition
A textbook addressing the subject of soil mechanics as it relates to the behaviour of unsaturated soils, or, more specifically, addressing that class of problems where the soils have a matric suction or where the pore-water pressure is negative.
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.
For courses in Structures or Structural Analysis and Design. Structures, Seventh Edition, offers single-volume coverage of all major topics in structural analysis and design. Focusing on how structures really work, the text discusses concepts from both engineering and architectural perspectives, exploring structural behavior, structural analysis, and design within a building context. In addition to the seventh edition being significantly updated, the structural analysis software-Multiframe- is now available online for students and instructors to download.
The book explores the sustainable design principles and innovative engineering behind the development of two of the world’s largest conditioned public conservatories or biomes. Nestled within waterfront gardens, the biomes are the centrepiece of a development that will define Singapore as the world’s premier tropical garden city: gardens that are on track to become a national and international exemplar of sustainable practice.
Through a combination of photographs, graphics and narratives, the book explores the challenges of building two huge enclosures to recreate, in Singapore’s naturally sunny, hot and humid environment, the ideal growing conditions for plants from cool-dry Mediterranean regions and the cool-moist conditions of tropical mountain regions. While the thrust of the narrative will consider the environmental design and engineering approach of Atelier Ten, three other voices reflect upon the landscape, architectural and structural engineering issues that confronted the core members of the integrated design team.
As environmental engineers Atelier Ten developed highly innovative passive and active environmental strategies for controlling conditions within the conservatories, while minimising energy demand to exemplar levels. Outside the Biomes the unique Supertree structures house components of the systems that provide cool and dry air to the biomes and also incorporate photovoltaic panels to generate power. The systems run mainly on tree-thinnings – waste material generated by Singapore’s National Parks maintenance programme – which are being diverted from landfill to be used as a source of biomass to generate energy and heat.
The landscaping incorporates extensive natural water treatment devices to control, attenuate and cleanse the enormous flows of water from the biome roof areas and the hard landscaping areas during tropical storms. These have been seamlessly integrated into the hard and soft landscaping which comes to life during the frequent deluges that are characteristic of the tropical climate.
In addition, Atelier Ten have developed sustainable management matrices to establish agreed principles of design and construction to exceed benchmarks establish by LEED™, Singapore’s BCA Green Mark scheme and One Planet Living approaches.
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
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- 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).