Civil Engineer S Illustrated Sourcebook

Author: Robert O. Parmley
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071428860
Size: 20,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 301

PUT A WEALTH OF INFORMATIVE ENGINEERING INFO RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS — ALL IN A SINGLE, HANDY VOLUME! When it comes to civil engineering, handy access to the right schematics and plans can mean the difference between a winning idea — and a concept that dies on the drawing board. That’s why if adding efficiencies to your work as an engineer is essential, McGraw-Hill’s Civil Engineer’s Illustrated Sourcebook is the one volume you shouldn't be without. Written by a noted engineering expert with lengthy consultative experience, Civil Engineer’s Illustrated Sourcebook provides practical, step-by-step information on a broad array of engineering processes. From planning, materials, and design to bidding, construction, and more, this book will show how using a consistent organizational methodology will add power and quality to your work. Plus, the book also delivers: * Practical charts, tables, plans, and other data encountered in everyday practice * Plan layouts from actual engineering projects * Source material from a wide variety of engineering projects * And much, much more! Robust enough for civil engineers, contractors, technicians, and architects — and still relevant for students pursing engineering degrees and certifications — Civil Engineer’s Illustrated Sourcebook will add a world of invaluable insight to how you do your work! Packed with 900 informative illustrations!: PLANNING Technical Reports Project Scheduling Field Reconnaissance Surveying and Mapping Public Meetings Regulatory Approvals Cost Estimating DESIGN Title Sheet organization Buildings Water Supply and Distribution Fire Protection Wastewater Collection and Treatment Storm Water Systems Dams and Reservoirs Streets, Roads, and Highways Bridges Airports Athletic Facilities Trailer Courts and Campgrounds Retrofitting and Rehabilitation Specialized Projects Standard Details and Specifications BIDDING PROCESS Bidding Documents Advertising and Bid Openings Construction Contracts CONSTRUCTION Preconstruction Conferences Shop Drawings Safety, Inspection, and Testing Construction Staking Close-Out SUPPLEMENTAL Technical Reference

Machine Devices And Components Illustrated Sourcebook

Author: Robert O. Parmley
Editor: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071436878
Size: 20,65 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 593

Invaluable to anyone who designs, repairs, or operates machines, this sourcebook contains 2000 illustrations of the most commonly used components found in home appliances, office machines, vehicles, aircraft, ships, construction, factory equipment, and machine tools. The author also includes design formulas and structural data. Contents: Mechanisms * Machine Elements * Gearing * Fluid-Filled Bearing * Bearings with Rolling Contact * Packing and Seals * Pipe, Fitting, and Valves * Key Equations and Charts for Designing Mechanisms

Structure As Architecture

Author: Andrew Charleson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0750665270
Size: 20,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 801

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of 'architecture'. * Presents a comprehensive analysis of how building structure contributes to architecture * Connects architectural design ideas and structure in the context of contemporary architecture, materials and structure * Highly illustrated, providing a sourcebook of architectural and engineering design ideas

Introduction To Civil Engineering Systems

Author: Samuel Labi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118415302
Size: 10,58 MB
Format: PDF
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This book presents an integrated systems approach to the evaluation, analysis, design, and maintenance of civil engineering systems. Addressing recent concerns about the world's aging civil infrastructure and its environmental impact, the author makes the case for why any civil infrastructure should be seen as part of a larger whole. He walks readers through all phases of a civil project, from feasibility assessment to construction to operations, explaining how to evaluate tasks and challenges at each phase using a holistic approach. Unique coverage of ethics, legal issues, and management is also included.

Field Engineer S Manual

Author: Robert O. Parmley
Editor: McGraw-Hill Professional
Size: 15,72 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 592

*Provides engineers with the basic technical data they need to solve a wide range of field problems *Includes new sections on sewage treatment, streets and roads, and rope tying and splicing *Expanded sections on field inspection, electricity, HVAC, surveying, drainage, sewage collection, water supply, water storage, fire protection, and safety and first aid

Using The Engineering Literature

Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203966163
Size: 10,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 371

The field of engineering is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and there is an ever-growing need for engineers to investigate engineering and scientific resources outside their own area of expertise. However, studies have shown that quality information-finding skills often tend to be lacking in the engineering profession. Using the Engineering Literature is a guide to the wide range of resources in all fields of engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. While print is still important, resources are increasingly being made available in electronic formats, and the Web is now a major resource. Engineers have an effect, whether direct or not, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. The book takes an engineering sub-discipline approach, detailing those resources that are most important for the practicing engineer and the librarians who work in engineering. Each chapter provides a short history and description of the discipline, then lists the most important resources by format: handbooks, dictionaries, texts, journals, websites, etc. Most references include a short annotation. The authors of each chapter are well-known, experienced librarians or faculty in the appropriate engineering discipline, sharing their expertise and experiences with engineering information. This is a guide to resources that are often unknown to the practicing engineer. It also serves as a textbook for the library school student or new engineering librarian, as well as a time-saving handbook for current librarians. The arrangement of materials provides easy and logical access to evaluated resources in engineering and supporting disciplines, providing a tool that is useful in reference services and collection development.

The Art In Structural Design

Author: Alan Holgate
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198561675
Size: 12,36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 226

Written by an engineer for advanced engineering students, this unique approach to structural design goes beyond a strictly objective treatment to consider intangible "real world" factors that also influence design, including political considerations, economics, the traditional organization of the industry, and the functional needs of the client. Architecture and aesthetics are considered together with styles of relationship between architect and engineer. Holgate examines the entire process of design, including creativity, and considers the relevance of all these factors to a general philosophy of structural design. Exceptionally well written and well illustrated.

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Author: Robert T. Ratay
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070526679
Size: 17,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 717

The first--and best--comprehensive guide toforensic structural engineeringForensic Structural Engineering HandbookThe investigation of structural/construction failures is a segment of engineering that has come into its own. Yet no book has delivered day-to-day, practical guidance on how to practice forensic structural engineering ...until now.Contributed by leading experts in the field, and edited by Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., noted structural engineering educator and consultant, this definitive handbook is a comprehensive treatment of the subject of forensic structural engineering and expert witnessing. Page after page, it supplies all the information you need to launch, expand, and enhance a career in forensic structural engineering. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, the Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook thoroughly covers every important topic in the field. Look inside for expert guidance on:- The design-construction process- Entering the forensic structural engineering profession- Conducting failure investigations- Design and construction codes, standards, regulations, and practices- Standard of care- Nature and consequences of loads and hazards- Critical characteristics of, and common faults and failures in, steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures, building cladding, foundations and retaining walls, and more- Working with attorneys, rendering opinions, and giving testimony in judicial proceedings- Assisting in resolution of claims- Client relations and professional developmentWhether you're a structural, geotechnical, civil, or construction engineer, contractor, attorney, insurance, or other professional, this sourcebook is where a successful career in forensic structural engineering begins.

Design Paradigms

Author: Henry Petroski
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107393418
Size: 17,15 MB
Format: PDF
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From ancient Greek temples to twentieth-century towers, engineers have learned more about design from failure than success. The concept of error, according to the author, is central to the design process. As a way of explaining the enduring aspects of engineering design, he relates stories of some of the greatest engineering successes and failures of all time. These case studies, drawn from a wide range of times and places, serve as paradigms of error and judgment in engineering design. By showing how errors were introduced in the design process and how they might be avoided, the book suggests how better quality and reliability might be achieved in designed devices, structures, and systems of all kinds. Clearly written, with striking illustrations, the book will appeal to engineering students, practising engineers, historians of science and technology, and all those interested in learning about the process of design.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1933392452
Size: 13,90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 126

"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.