Engineering News-record


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Category: Engineering
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Papers Presented at the Meeting


Author: American Chemical Society. Division of Polymer Chemistry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Polymers
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Dam Breach Modeling Technology


Author: V.P. Singh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401587477
Category: Science
Page: 244
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Dams are constructed for economic development, and their construction involves large investments of money, and natural and human resources. Of the various types of dams constructed around the globe, earth dams are the most common type and constitute the vast majority of dams. When adam fails, it culminates in the sudden release of artificially stored water which, in turn, becomes a potential menace to virtually everything downstream. The dam failure may result in loss of life and property. In recent years, instances of dam failure in the world have been too many, and the resulting loss too high. As a result, dam safety pro grams have been developed in most countries of the world since the beginning of the nineteenth eighties. · Earth dams are more susceptible to failure than other types. The cause of failure is often either overtopping or piping. The modeling of dam breaching due to either or both of these causes is of fundamental importance to development of dam-safety programs. This book is, therefore, an attempt to present some aspects of earth-dam breach modeling technology. It is hoped that others will be stimulated to write more comprehensive texts on this subject of growing interest and importance. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter is introductory and discusses some aspects of dams and dam failures in the world.

Construction Reports

Value of new construction put in place. C30
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Building
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Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits

A Century of Building Trades History
Author: Grace Palladino
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801474149
Category: History
Page: 274
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AFL-CIO, and U.S. government records as well as numerous union journals, the local and national press, and interviews with former Department officers."--Jacket.

Construction Reports, Construction Activity

Value of new construction put in place. C30
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Construction industry
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Technological Change and Its Labor Impact in Four Industries

Contract Construction, Railroad Transportation, Air Transportation, Petroleum Pipeline Transportation
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial productivity
Page: 41
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Alliances in International Construction


Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788113550
Category:
Page: 153
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Covers: overview of international alliances (benefits, challenges and risk assessment, characteristics of a well-structured alliance); a synopsis of the 30 interviews with senior level internat'l. construction executives that covers 70 hours of interview tapes and represent over 1,000 years of experience in international construction; analysis of interview and survey data; comparison of U.S. firms and their European and Asian competitors; and an implementation model. Appendices: definitions of terms, gov't. agencies that provide assistance, and bibliography.

A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels


Author: C. W. W. Ng,N. E. Simons,Bruce Keith Menzies
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727732637
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 408
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The book gives both student and practising civil engineers a useful review of the state-of-the-art of designing deep foundations, excavations and tunnels. In addition, the case studies and numerical modelling presented give valuable insights into the challenges of soil-structure engineering.

ENR


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Building
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Burnham of Chicago

Architect and Planner, Second Edition
Author: Thomas S. Hines
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226341720
Category: Architecture
Page: 445
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2009 marks the centennial of the influential Plan of Chicago. Designed by Daniel H. Burnham, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, the forward-thinking plan proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. As a result, by the time he died in 1912, Burnham was one of the most famous architects in America as well as an internationally renowned city planner. Thomas S. Hines’s book is at once both a biography of Burnham and a vivid portrait of the birth and growth of an American city. In commemoration of the historic anniversary of Burnham’s Plan, this edition of Burnham of Chicago includes a new introduction by American history scholar, Neil Harris. “Indeed, the book as a whole is a model of the balanced portrait, sure of Burnham’s importance but always conscious of his failings.”—Paul Goldberger, New York Times Book Review “In every sense this is the definitive biography.”—Harry Weese, Chicago Tribune “Professor Hines has written what may prove to be an epoch-making book in the study of American civilization.”—Reyner Banham, Times Literary Supplement

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [A] Group 1. Books. New Series


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Engineering News-Record


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780343685072
Category:
Page: 132
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

World War II and the American Dream

How Wartime Building Changed a Nation
Author: Margaret Crawford,Peter S. Reed,Robert Friedel,Michael Sorkin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262510837
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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The complex architectural legacy of this most notable period in our nation's history is discussed from a different perspective by each contributor.

BIM Handbook

A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors
Author: Chuck Eastman,Paul Teicholz,Rafael Sacks,Kathleen Liston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111802169X
Category: Architecture
Page: 640
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"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings together most of the current information about BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in one convenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIM for anyone who is involved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings and needs to know about the technologies that support it. The need for such a book is indisputable, and it is terrific that Chuck Eastman and his team were able to step up to the plate and make it happen. Thanks to their efforts, anyone in the AEC industry looking for a deeper understanding of BIM now knows exactly where to look for it." —AECbytes book review, August 28, 2008 (www.aecbytes.com/review/2008/BIMHandbook.html) DISCOVER BIM: A BETTER WAY TO BUILD BETTER BUILDINGS Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Completely updated material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field Expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the book New insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building New information on interoperability schemas and collaboration tools Six new case studies Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Second Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.

Project and Cost Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition


Author: Kenneth K. Humphreys
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849390388
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 360
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Making the specifics of a complex concern accessible and its handling quite manageable, this fourth edition of the Project and Cost Engineers' Handbook examines the variables associated with international projects and project risk analysis. It provides instruction on contingency planning, delves into ethical considerations, considers the impact of the Internet on project and cost engineering, and examines the field’s ever increasing reliance on software. It also offers a detailed checklist of actions that must be taken to assure the successful completion of an international project, and presents updated information on AACE International certification programs.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice


Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118280504
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 944
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The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from theworld's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund andRahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for UnsaturatedSoils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils.It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of theart of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner inwhich practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved.Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behaviorpresented in the earlier book, this new publication places greateremphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve"in solving practical engineering problems, as well as thequantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based onthe use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and LimitEquilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice isessential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, andundergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with afocus on soil mechanics.