Improvement Of Buildings Structural Quality By New Technologies

Author: Christian Schauer
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203970845
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Launched in May 2000, the aims of the COST C12 cooperative action were: to develop, combine and disseminate new technical engineering technologies to improve the quality of urban buildings to propose new technical solutions to architects and planners to reduce the disturbance caused by construction in urban areas and improve urban quality of life. This volume contains the proceedings of the COST C12 final conference held in Innsbruck, Austria from January 20-22 2005. The book reflects not only the outcome of the four years’ work of the cooperative, but also the contributions made by other international experts at the conference, focused on three broad themes: mixed building technology; structural integrity under exceptional actions; and urban design.

Earthquake Spectra

Author: Curtis L. Edwards
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ISBN: 9780943198064
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Euro Abstracts

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Cost C16 Improving The Quality Of Existing Urban Building Envelopes

Author: Roberto Di Giulio
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586037366
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" As a result of changes in the composition of the population, society changes continuously with respect to various factors including age-structure, family composition and the availability of energy. Changes lead to situations that are reflected in the commissioning of buildings, which is gradually shifted from new construction to the reuse and renovation of existing buildings. The adaptation of buildings often requires the modification of facades and the construction behind. The scope of this action within the COST Transport and Urban Development Domain is to improve techniques and methods for envelopes of buildings constructed during the last half of the 20th century in the COST countries. In other words it is directed on the building envelopes of the so-called non-traditional buildings. This publication is based on a support by COST, an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities. COST creates scientific networks and enables scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities in research and technology. "

Building Innovation

Author: David Gann
Editor: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727725967
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This work examines the changes in the construction and use of the built environment that are currently emerging, and how innovative practices and materials can be integrated into the construction process. It explains how technical and organizational changes can be managed to reduce costs.

Cost C16 Improving The Quality Of Existing Urban Building Envelopes

Author: M.T. Andeweg
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607502380
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Based on a support by COST, an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities, this work, which is within the COST Transport and Urban Development Domain, looks at improving the techniques for envelopes of buildings constructed in the last half of the 20th century in COST countries.

Structural Construction Conf

Author: Franco Bontempi
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058096005
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Advanced Polymer Concretes And Compounds

Author: Oleg Figovsky
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590343
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One way of improving performance attributes of building structures is to use a new class of materials—polymer composites. They have unique properties that combine high strength with features of non-metallic materials. Polymer concretes (PC) appear to offer many possibilities for producing new materials with desired physical and mechanical characteristics, such as improved mechanical strength, low permeability, and greater chemical resistance. Advanced Polymer Concretes and Compounds presents the results of theoretical and experimental research on efficient building material composites based on advanced polymer binders. This book examines the composition and properties of two new polymer concretes that have potential to solve various construction issues: rubber concrete based on a polybutadiene binder and silicate polymer concrete with an organo-silicate matrix. It examines the physical, mechanical, and technological properties of these PCs as well as their behavior in harsh environments and durability and reliability issues. The authors describe a new environmentally friendly polymer for monolithic industrial floor coverings and coatings—nonisocyanate polyurethanes. They also discuss advanced crack-resistant coatings based on water dispersion of chlorosulfonated polyethylene, which can be used on concrete, metal, and plastic for various industrial uses such as aircraft, automobiles, paint, and in shipbuilding and civil engineering. The book covers a new type of epoxy composition with nano-heterogenic structure with potential for better mechanical properties and chemical resistance, acid-resistant building materials based on a nanostructured binder, and an advanced environmentally friendly and weather-resistant fire-protective coating for indoor and outdoor application to flammable substrates. With a focus on novel concretes and protective compounds for a variety of environments, this book reflects the newest developments in the rapidly growing field of building materials engineering.

Topics In Dynamics Of Civil Structures Volume 4

Author: Fikret Necati Catbas
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461465559
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Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2013, the fourth volume of seven from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Modal Parameter Identification for Civil Structures Vibration Control of Civil Structures Cable Dynamics Damage Detection Models for Civil Structures Data-Driven Health Monitoring of Structures & Infrastructure Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures Human-induced Vibrations of Civil Structures Structural Modeling for Civil Structures