Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
Author: Richard A. Behr
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-14
ISBN 10: 1845696859
ISBN 13: 9781845696856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events Book Review:

Glass is a popular cladding material for modern buildings. The trend for steel-framed, glass-clad buildings instead of those using traditional materials such as brick and concrete has inherent problems. These include, for example, the performance of architectural glass in extreme climatic events such as windstorms and heavy snow loads and also during earthquakes. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to these natural events. Building code seismic requirements for architectural glass in the United States are considered first of all, followed by a chapter on glazing and curtain wall systems to resist earthquakes. The next two chapters discuss snow loads on building envelopes and glazing systems, and types and design of glazing systems to resist snow loads. Wind pressures and the impact of wind-borne debris are then considered in the next group of chapters which also review special types of glazing systems to resist windstorms. A final chapter reviews test methods for the performance of glazing systems during earthquakes and extreme climatic events. With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Architectural glass to resist seismic and extreme climatic events is an essential resource for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and those involved in designing and specifying building glazing and cladding materials in areas where severe windstorms, snow and earthquakes are a threat. Considers the state of the art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to extreme climatic events Reviews specific building techniques and test methods to enhance glazing performance during snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes

Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

Challenging Glass 4   COST Action TU0905 Final Conference
Author: Christian Louter,Freek Bos,Jan Belis,Jean-Paul Lebet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 852
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 1138001643
ISBN 13: 9781138001640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference Book Review:

This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 “Structural Glass – Novel design methods and next generation products”. It contains nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers – published by more than 180 authors from 22 different countries – that focus on the architectural and structural applications of glass in structures and facades. As such, it provides a profound state-of-the-art of structural glass design and engineering. A must-read for all architects, engineers, scientists, industry partners and other enthusiasts interested in this rapidly evolving and challenging domain.

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Joao Labrincha,Luisa Cabeza,Claes Goeran Granqvist
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1782424016
ISBN 13: 9781782424017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Book Review:

Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction
Author: Ivanka Netinger Grubeša,Ivana Barisic,Aleksandra Fucic,Samitinjay Sadashivrao Bansode
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 0081003765
ISBN 13: 9780081003763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction focuses predominantly on the utilization of ferrous slag (blast furnace and steel slag) in building construction. This extensive literature review discusses the worldwide utilization of ferrous slag and applications in all sectors of civil engineering, including structural engineering, road construction, and hydro-technical structures. It presents cutting-edge research on the characteristics and properties of ferrous slag, and its overall impact on the environment. Comprehensively reviews the literature on the use of blast furnace and steel slag in civil engineering Examines the environmental impact of slag production and its effect on human health Presents cutting-edge research from worldwide studies on the use of blast furnace and steel slag

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211722686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings

Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings
Author: Ugo Morelli
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1999-04
ISBN 10: 9780788176791
ISBN 13: 078817679X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings Book Review:

Provides a process for seismic evaluation of existing buildings in any region of seismicity. Buildings are evaluated to either the Life Safety or Immediate Occupancy Performance Level. Provides instruction to the evaluating design professional on how to determine if a building is adequately designed and constructed to resist seismic forces. All aspects of building performances are considered in terms of foundation/geologic, structural, hazard, nonstructural issues. Reflects advancements in technology; incorporates design professional experience; incorporates lessons learned during recent earthquakes; and much more.

Building Configuration and Seismic Design

Building Configuration and Seismic Design
Author: Christopher Arnold,Robert Reitherman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002920828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tall Building Design

Tall Building Design
Author: Bungale S. Taranath
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1315356864
ISBN 13: 9781315356860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy—it also bridges the gap between two design approaches—one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill. The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse. The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings. The Book Also Considers: Preliminary analysis and design techniques The structural rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel and concrete buildings Design differences between code-sponsored approaches The concept of ductility trade-off for strength Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems is a structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession. This text examines all major concrete, steel, and composite building systems, and uses the most up-to-date building codes.

Between Two Earthquakes

Between Two Earthquakes
Author: Sir Bernard M. Feilden
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1987-10-01
ISBN 10: 089236128X
ISBN 13: 9780892361281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Two Earthquakes Book Review:

This handbook addresses three areas of concern for the museum administrator concerning the protection of historic buildings, monuments, and archaeological sites located in seismic areas. It proposes pre-disaster measures such as taking accurate and complete documentation (photogrammetry is discussed in one of the 13 appendixes), risk awareness, planning, maintenance and inspections, etc. Second, when an earthquake strikes, the immediate emergency steps necessary to protect life and property are indicated; and after the earthquake, the strengthening of valuable cultural property (based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, also in an appendix) should be included in the general program of prevention maintenance along with the repairs discussed in detail applicable to each architectural element, and to the site as a whole.

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780784404881
ISBN 13: 0784404887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events

Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events
Author: Federico M. Mazzolani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1068
Release: 2010-08-27
ISBN 10: 0203833635
ISBN 13: 9780203833636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. Part of COST was COST Action C26Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events which started in 2006 and held its final conference in Naples, Italy, on 16-18 September 201

Designing for Disaster

Designing for Disaster
Author: Boyce Thompson
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780764357848
ISBN 13: 0764357840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials--brick, stone, wood--and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories--earth, wind, fire, and water--plus a list of resources from organizations such as FEMA and the National Fire Protection Agency. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change--the most urgent issue of our time.

Shock Waves

Shock Waves
Author: Stephane Hallegatte,Mook Bangalore,Laura Bonzanigo,Marianne Fay,Tamaro Kane,Ulf Narloch,Julie Rozenberg,David Treguer,Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 1464806748
ISBN 13: 9781464806742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together. It examines the potential impact of climate change and climate policies on poverty reduction. It also provides guidance on how to create a “win-win†? situation so that climate change policies contribute to poverty reduction and poverty-reduction policies contribute to climate change mitigation and resilience building. The key finding of the report is that climate change represents a significant obstacle to the sustained eradication of poverty, but future impacts on poverty are determined by policy choices: rapid, inclusive, and climate-informed development can prevent most short-term impacts whereas immediate pro-poor, emissions-reduction policies can drastically limit long-term ones.

Building Decorative Materials

Building Decorative Materials
Author: Yan Li,Shuxia Ren
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN 10: 0857092588
ISBN 13: 9780857092588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buildings should not only be functional but aesthetically pleasing. This requires the use of decorative materials both on the exterior and inside a building. Building decorative materials reviews the range of materials available and their potential applications. The book begins by considering the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require. It then discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum. It then goes on to discuss the ways cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect, before considering the role of ceramics in such areas as tiling. The following chapters review decorative glass for windows or facades, metals and wood before assessing polymer materials such as plastics and textiles. The final group of chapters discuss coatings, including waterproofing materials, multi-functional materials used for such purposes as soundproofing and thermal insulation, and the use of more sustainable decorative materials. Building decorative materials is a useful reference for architects, civil engineers and those studying civil or structural engineering. Reviews the full range of materials available for both the exterior and interior of buildings and their potential applications beyond conventional uses Considers the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require as the role of sustainable materials Discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum and explores how cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect

Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering

Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering
Author: Izuru Takewaki
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 0080994296
ISBN 13: 9780080994291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

After the March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan, there is overwhelming interest in worst-case analysis, including the critical excitation method. Nowadays, seismic design of structures performed by any seismic code is based on resisting previous natural earthquakes. Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, 2e, develops a new framework for modeling design earthquake loads for inelastic structures. The 2e, includes three new chapters covering the critical excitation problem for multi-component input ground motions, and that for elastic-plastic structures in a more direct way are incorporated and discussed in more depth. Finally, the problem of earthquake resilience of super high-rise buildings is discussed from broader viewpoints. Solves problems of earthquake resilience of super high-rise buildings Three new chapters on critical excitation problem for multi-component input ground motions Includes numerical examples of one and two-story models

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123851289
ISBN 13: 9780123851284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Book Review:

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.

The Impact of Climate Change on Our Life

The Impact of Climate Change on Our Life
Author: Abdelnaser Omran,Odile Schwarz-Herion
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN 10: 9811077487
ISBN 13: 9789811077487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Climate Change on Our Life Book Review:

This book introduces the highly topical issue from many different angles, sensitizing readers to the various challenges to human life posed by climate change, identifying possible intentional and inadvertent anthropogenic factors and consequences, and seeking socially and environmentally viable solutions. The book begins by examining the impact of the climate change discussion on science, politics, economy and culture – from its historical origin in the first Club of Rome Report and its inclusion in the UN's SDGs to the Paris Agreement and beyond. Comprising 12 chapters, it analyses the factors which caused the catastrophic 2014 Kelantan flood in Malaysia, focusing on the Kuala Krai district and discusses mud architecture in Wadi Hadramout, Yemen and mitigating the expected effects of climate change on this unique architecture and cultural heritage. It also examines the economic costs of climate change on health and the increased burden on individual expenditures and national health systems. The role of climate change in the water-energy nexus and efforts to increase efficiency in energy and water end-use to increase Queensland’s agricultural sector’s resilience in Australia is addressed, as is water security and climate change issues in developing countries and the potential of partnership procurement strategies for managing sustainable urban water supply in Nigerian cities. It also includes a chapter offering a new approach to waste management, exploring to what extent waste can complicate our daily actions and influence environmental decay, and recommending that renewable materials be sorted and separated from other types of materials to avoid cross-contamination, to increase the value of the materials, and to ease the process of manufacturing. Subsequent chapters identify factors sustaining the municipal solid waste management and practices in Ajdabiya city in Libya, and look at accounting disclosure remedies by exploring areas in which sustainability reporting could expand beyond corporate environmental reporting to additional disclosures, curbing recklessness in pursuing merely economic goals. The book shows – from the perspective of agriculture – how human activities can increase the negative impacts of climate change on lifestyle in Malaysia, suggesting alternative lifestyles and encouraging international cooperative efforts. The last chapters evaluate the impacts of various environmental factors on the local tourism sector in Pakistan, and discuss strategies to tackle climate change, focusing on the opportunities and risks of climate engineering. Since these risks encompass inadvertent negative effects and targeted abuse for covert weather warfare and terrorism that violate the UN’s ENMOD convention, the author recommends viable alternatives to deal with climate change.

Returns on Resilience

Returns on Resilience
Author: Kathleen McCormick
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780874203707
ISBN 13: 0874203708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case studies about developers’ and property owners’ motivation to protect buildings and sites against climate-related threats, their resilience strategies, their design and development processes, and their projects’ performance.

Subsea Pipeline Design Analysis and Installation

Subsea Pipeline Design  Analysis  and Installation
Author: Qiang Bai,Yong Bai
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN 10: 0123868890
ISBN 13: 9780123868893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subsea Pipeline Design Analysis and Installation Book Review:

As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, pipeline engineers and designers are confronted with new problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility. Subsea Pipeline Design, Analysis and Installation is based on the authors' 30 years of experience in offshore. The authors provide rigorous coverage of the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from pipe installation and routing selection and planning to design, construction, and installation of pipelines in some of the harshest underwater environments around the world. All-inclusive, this must-have handbook covers the latest breakthroughs in subjects such as corrosion prevention, pipeline inspection, and welding, while offering an easy-to-understand guide to new design codes currently followed in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, and other countries. Gain expert coverage of international design codes Understand how to design pipelines and risers for today's deepwater oil and gas Master critical equipment such as subsea control systems and pressure piping

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
Author: David Crichton,Fergus Nicol,Sue Roaf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN 10: 1136444564
ISBN 13: 9781136444562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges. Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs. Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions. Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.