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.
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.
“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.
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.