Civil and Structural Engineering

A Particle of ClayA Particle of Clay
The Biography of Alec Skempton, Civil Engineer
by Judith  Niechcial

One of the most eminent engineers of the 20th century, both on the national and international stage, Professor Sir Alec Skempton was truly an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics. In the late 1940s he was instrumental in developing the subject, and formed the first university de... more...
A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction ProjectsA Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects
by Bimal Kumar

This book presents a unique view of the key issues for adopting BIM in construction projects from a pragmatic perspective. It provides an overview of the core ideas and issues distilled from various guidance documents and by dealing with the more mundane practical issues, facilitates an understandin... more...
A Practical Guide to Facilities ManagementA Practical Guide to Facilities Management
by Ian C. Barker

 This book provides a readily accessible and practical guide to the increasingly important subject of facilities management. It shows the formal basis for the complex and constantly moving requirements of FM and recognises that it is becoming more vital in its role of enabling the core business... more...
Basic Environmental and Engineering GeologyBasic Environmental and Engineering Geology
by F.G. Bell

An integration of the essentials of environmental and engineering geology giving a thorough grounding to students and professionals alike As society becomes more aware of the significance of the environment, such issues become increasingly important. The book exemplifies the vital role of en... more...
Basic Principles of Plates and SlabsBasic Principles of Plates and Slabs
For Safer and More Cost-Effective Structures
by Peter  Lowe

Floor structures account for the majority of all the structural material incorporated into a typical building and plate theories provide the information required to design them. The early chapters discuss kinematics and statics, then the theories of elastic and plastic plates and slabs are develo... more...
Carbonate Sediments and RocksCarbonate Sediments and Rocks
A Manual for Earth Scientists and Engineers
by C.J.R. Braithwaite

Carbonate rocks are of fundamental importance in many respects: in the manufacture of cement, as building stone and aggregates, and they form the reservoirs for about 40% of the world's oil reserves. In engineering terms they frequently underly the most intractable geotechnical problems and o... more...
Concrete in Extreme EnvironmentsConcrete in Extreme Environments
by John BullZiangming  Zhou

Contemporary events have shown that buildings designed to modern day codes need to be able to resist accidental extreme actions such as impact, explosions, weather, chemical and seismic events.  This is one of the reasons for the present reviewing of the Eurocodes used to design concrete s... more...
CONNEXIONSCONNEXIONS
The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt
by Nigel  Dale

'... His ambition and desire to experiment are without parallel in the last 40 years of structural engineering... Within the pages of this book you’ll find yourself enthralled by the effectiveness and originality of his work. Time and again he has brought structures of astounding ingenuity... more...
Decorative and Innovative Use of ConcreteDecorative and Innovative Use of Concrete
by Graham F. True

This is a broadly chronological account of the decorative and innovative use of Portland cement-based concrete. Contrary to the oft-held belief that concrete is a dull material that is used unimaginatively, this book demonstrates that it can be used in an exciting and inspiring way while benefiti... more...
Design of Liquid Retaining Concrete StructuresDesign of Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures
3rd edition
by John P. ForthAndrew J. Martin

This new edition of a successful engineering text provides an interpretation of the more theoretical guidance given in the new suite of Eurocodes for the subject of retaining structures. The book qualifies the extensive set of guides in terms of the design of these structures and provides a clear... more...
Durability of Materials and Structures in Building and Civil EngineeringDurability of Materials and Structures in Building and Civil Engineering
by John BullC.W. Yu

This notable book - formerly Durability of Structures - discusses the durability of construction materials in a variety of structures and in diverse environmental conditions. A wealth of information including numerous examples and case studies is provided by a team of international experts. The c... more...
Eminent Civil EngineersEminent Civil Engineers
by David  Doran

When we survey the landscape around us, we are continually reminded of the efforts and creative genius of engineers - whether in the form of a new road bridge, an opera house, a town centre development, an airport or perhaps more in the public focus, major projects such as the Channel Tunnel. Per... more...
Geomorphology for EngineersGeomorphology for Engineers
by Peter FookesMark  LeeG. Milligan

'...Most engineering companies employ geomorphologists on their full-time staff and all require a text that guides them to the core of the subject. This book fulfils that need...' Extract from the Foreword by Professor Denys Brunsden, University of London, King's College. Geomorpholog... more...
Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete:Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete:
principles, production, properties and applications
by Peter J. M. Bartos

Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC) is the most complex material widely used in current construction practice. It is an unusual composite, in which both the matrix and the reinforcement themselves are composites. This book provides guidance on the properties, its specification, testing and the late... more...
Ground Gas HandbookGround Gas Handbook
by Steve  WilsonGeoff  CardSarah  Haines

With the increasing development of brownfield and landfill sites, ground gas is a common problem encountered by engineers and scientists and this book not only raises awareness of the phenomenon but also provides practical solutions to the difficulties experienced. This vital new handbook pr... more...
Introduction to Structural Aluminium DesignIntroduction to Structural Aluminium Design
by Ulrich  Müller

This book deals with the use of aluminium for structural and non-structural applications and provides an introduction to designing structures made from aluminium or aluminium alloy elements. It comprises a ready reference to the material properties and behaviour of aluminium, and its use in struc... more...
Investigation, Remediation and Protection of Land ResourcesInvestigation, Remediation and Protection of Land Resources
by Dieter D. Genske

Land is a finite resource and is the basis for 90% of all human food, livestock feed, fibre, and fuel - and we are running out of it. Even worse, large amounts are degraded with only a third showing no signs of degradation, and a quarter being severely or very severely degraded. The economic im... more...
Learning from Construction FailuresLearning from Construction Failures
Applied Forensic Engineering
by Peter  Campbell

In most countries, the design and construction of all aspects of the built environment are regulated by rules and procedures which help prevent failures. When compared to the volume of construction undertaken, the number of failures of buildings and other structures is thankfully small. However, ... more...
Life Cycle CostingLife Cycle Costing
For the Analysis, Management and Maintenance of Civil Engineering Infrastructure
by John Bull

The key areas of life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and whole life costing (WLC) are exemplified in this volume with accounts of their application to housing stock, a community hydroelectric power system, various aspects of highway infrastructure, and corrosion protective coatings. Sustainable ... more...
Logging the ChalkLogging the Chalk
by Rory N.  Mortimore

Chalk has proved to be one of the more difficult rocks to core-log as it breaks up readily during the drilling process leading to core-loss and destructuring, particularly where flints, nodular chalks and/or fractures are present. One of the greatest difficulties is the identification of chalk en... more...
Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol IManual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol I
by K.H. Head

A revised and updated edition of the essential working manual for all those involved in geotechnical laboratory testing. This volume, the first in a set of three, is a vital working manual which covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils... more...
Off-Site FabricationOff-Site Fabrication
Prefabrication, Pre-assembly and Modularization
by Alistair G.F. Gibb

A complete guide to the whole topic of off-site fabrication is one of international interest, providing as it does an effective construction technique in terms of quality, time, cost, function, productivity and safety. It is adopted worldwide as the ideal means of producing an immense array of el... more...
One Great George StreetOne Great George Street
The Headquarters Building of The Institution of Civil Engineers
by Malcolm Dunkeld

This book is the most thorough study yet undertaken of the headquarters building of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Great George Street, London, SW1. It considers how the building visually represents the authority of the profession and discusses not only the architecture and technology of t... more...
Practical Design of Steel StructuresPractical Design of Steel Structures
by Karuna Moy Ghosh

For the first time, engineers and students alike can appreciate the complete design process through the analysis of the whole structure and the design of structural members, all in compliance with Eurocode (EC)3. The calculations are presented in a simple and lucid way, employing a step-by-step a... more...
Principles and Practice of Testing in ConstructionPrinciples and Practice of Testing in Construction
Testing in Construction Series: Volume 1
by David  DoranClive  Cockerton

The first volume in the Testing in Construction series provides an introductory handbook to the essentials of the subject. In addition to a brief history of the subject, the authors deal with issues of fundamental importance, including laboratory planning, quality control and handling data. As a ... more...
Refurbishment and Repair in ConstructionRefurbishment and Repair in Construction
by David  DoranJames  DouglasRichard  Pratley

Refurbishment and repair accounts for approximately 50% of annual construction turnover. It is therefore essential that practitioners and those students who aspire to work in this sector are equipped with the best tools to do the job. This book has been produced to fill that gap in construction l... more...
Self-Compacting ConcreteSelf-Compacting Concrete
by Geert  De SchutterPeter J. M. BartosPeter  Domone John  Gibbs

During the last decade, concrete technology has made an enormous advance through the introduction of self-compacting concrete. This application of nanotechnology in construction provides benefits from the perspective of materials technology and environmental protection and is presenting diverse o... more...
Simply Stairs - The Definitive Handbook for Stair BuildersSimply Stairs - The Definitive Handbook for Stair Builders
by Mark Milner

Simply Stairs is a ‘how to’ book which guides the reader through all aspects of the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases, step-by-step. It provides anyone with a basic knowledge of woodwork with the know-how and confidence to build this most important of building ... more...
Site Engineers ManualSite Engineers Manual
2nd Edition
by David  Doran

The new edition of this book builds on the highly successful first edition and includes a new chapter dealing with glass, a thorough update of the health and safety chapter, and an additional section providing information on the management of demolition projects, plus additional illustrations thr... more...
Soil and Rock Description in Engineering PracticeSoil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice
2nd Edition
by David  Norbury

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition.  In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the national and international standards, BS 5930:... more...
Some Writers on ConcreteSome Writers on Concrete
The Literature of Reinforced Concrete, 1897-1935
by Edwin A. R.  Trout

The book is a blend of biography and bibliography that traces the emergence and development of the specialist book literature on concrete at a time when reinforced concrete was a new technology. From 1897, and the first complete building of reinforced concrete in the UK to 1935, when the literatu... more...
Sprayed ConcreteSprayed Concrete
Properties, Design and Application
by P.J. RobinsS.A. Austin

An authoritative and comprehensive treatment covering design, installation and performance of sprayed concrete. The three sections deal with materials technology, design and installation and applications. The international team of experienced authors comprises consultants, contractors, materials ... more...
Steel StructuresSteel Structures
Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes
by Karuna Moy Ghosh

Steel Structures: Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes analyses the behaviour of two steel framed structures and their structural elements subjected to complex dynamic forces under the actions of earthquake motions and vibrations due to dynamic forces created by the effects of an un... more...
Structural Detailing in TimberStructural Detailing in Timber
A Comparative Study of International Codes of Practice
by M.Y.H. Bangash

Timber is probably man's oldest building material, with a huge variety of form, and it remains an important material both in domestic and commercial construction. This manual provides a step-by-step approach to the detailing of timber, and deals with codes of practice from the UK, Europe, Ame... more...
Testing in Ceramics in ConstructionTesting in Ceramics in Construction
Volume II in the Testing Construction Series
by Geoff  Edgell

A comprehensive guide on the testing of the main ceramic elements used in the construction industry. Standard tests on fundamental products such as bricks, tiles and pipes are described and how these translate into practical procedures. The majority of authors have been involved in the drafting o... more...

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