Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites (Geotechnical Engineering Collection)
This book presents a holistic approach to remediation that considers ancillary environmental impacts and aims to optimize net effects to the environment. It addresses a broad range of environmental, social, and economic impacts during all remediation phases, and achieves remedial goals through more efficient, sustainable strategies that conserve resources and protect air, water, and soil quality through reduced emissions and other waste burdens. Inside, the authors simultaneously encourage the reuse of remediated land and enhanced long-term financial returns for investments. Though the potential benefits are enormous, many environmental professionals and project stakeholders do not utilize green and sustainable technologies because they are unaware of methods for selection and implementation. This book describes the decision framework, presents qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, including multi-disciplinary metrics, to assess sustainability, and reviews potential new technologies.
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This text contains notes, worked examples, and solutions to tutorial questions that have been developed over a period of many years as a learning aid for undergraduate students studying Civil Engineering and/or Structural Engineering. Much of the material forms the basis for teaching within ENG469 Structural Analysis at Charles Darwin University (CDU), while the other material is similar in nature to that taught in Units in the earlier years of the BEng Degree in Civil Engineering at CDU. The text will be a useful learning and revision aid to students studying similar courses at other Universities in Australia and elsewhere. The production and format of this document have been developed from notes developed over many years, and have incorporated helpful suggestions from past students. This approach to teaching ‘difficult’ material to students has attracted favourable comments from students and academic staff alike.
Part 1 – Units 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 2. Energy Concepts and Virtual Work 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines Part 2 – Worked Solutions 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines
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 in a Plumbing 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.
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.
Provides a guide to the general principles of Scottish law relevant to construction contracts and the main provisions of the standard forms of construction contract used in Scotland including:
- the obligations of employers and contractors
- ending a construction contract
- collateral warranties
- dispute resolution
- regulatory matters
The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded to take account of the latest editions of the Scottish Standard Building Contracts and recent case law. Specific updates have been driven by the following changes to legislation and standard contracts
- Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and the relative Scheme for Construction Contracts
- Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010
- Recognising the significant increase in use of NEC3 standard forms of contract, references to NEC3 provisions have been introduced throughout the relevant chapters so that each now covers the common law, the SBCC provisions and the NEC3 provisions.
It also features new chapters on: litigation; competition; the Bribery Act 2010; and guarantees and bonds.