Resources, Use and Conservation
Fundamental and interdisciplinary textbook on natural stone properties, occurrence, exploration, use, decay and conservation. Primary information source for third-year students and professionals using natural stone in the built environment. Intended for a wide academic and professional...
To Be Published December 31st 2014 by CRC Press
Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined...
To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge
Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors
Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you… With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present,...
Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge
Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and...
Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge
External cladding systems offer a potential route for fire spread through multi-storey buildings. This third edition of BR 135 sets out the principles and design methodologies related to the fire spread performance characteristics of non-loadbearing cladding systems, and provides revised guidance...
Published May 23rd 2013 by IHS BRE Press
This report provides practical guidance for recovery of product and waste types that are difficult to recover or recycle, such as carpet underlay, insulated concrete formwork, industrial batteries, structural insulated panels and smoke alarms. Current waste management routes are examined, together...
Published April 4th 2013 by IHS BRE Press
The progressive collapse of part of Ronan Point tower block in east London in 1968 was a very significant event in structural engineering in relation to the understanding of disproportionate damage to structures. There have been extensive research and investigations since then, including full-scale...
Published August 6th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
This report provides a review of how floor coverings have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology which underlies it. The way in which floor coverings are addressed in building level environmental assessment schemes...
Published November 27th 2011 by IHS BRE Press
This report provides a review of how insulation materials have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology which underlies it. The way in which cladding is addressed within building level environmental assessment schemes...
Published October 9th 2011 by IHS BRE Press
This report provides a review of how insulation materials have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology which underlies it. The way in which insulation is addressed within building level environmental assessment...
Published October 9th 2011 by IHS BRE Press
Among all building materials, concrete is the most commonly used—and there is a staggering demand for it. However, as we strive to build taller structures with improved seismic resistance or durable pavement with an indefinite service life, we require materials with better performance than the...
Published September 19th 2011 by CRC Press
Engineering Assessment, Repair and Management
Since AAR was first identified in 1940, it has been a subject dominated by studies of the mineralogy of AAR-susceptible aggregates, the chemistry of the AAR and related reactions and laboratory tests used to diagnose AAR and predict potential future swelling. Civil and structural engineers have...
Published January 17th 2011 by CRC Press
A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key...
Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge
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