Steel - A New and Traditional Material for Building

Proceedings of the International Conference in Metal Structures 2006, 20-22 September 2006, Poiana Brasov, Romania

Author: Dan Dubina,Viorel Ungureanu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415408172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

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In an era of new, composite materials and high-strength concrete, and with an increasing demand for sustainable building technologies, the importance of the role of steel in construction is being challenged.. Nonetheless, steel can successfully be used to refurbish and retrofit historical buildings, as well as being a material of choice for new building structures. Steel can effectively be combined with a variety of other materials to obtain structures which are characterized by a high-performance response under different types of static and dynamic activity. The proceedings contains nine keynote lectures from international experts, and is further divided into five sections: calculation models and methods; studies and advances in design codes; steel and mixed building technology; steel under exceptional actions; and steel in remarkable constructions and refurbishment.
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BUILDING MATERIALS

Author: P.C. VARGHESE

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 812035091X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

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This practice-oriented book, now in its second edition, presents a lucid yet comprehensive coverage of the engineering properties and uses of the materials commonly used in building construction in India. Profusely illustrated with tables and diagrams, the book brings into light the basics of building materials and their specifications. Besides giving information regarding the traditional building materials, the text now acquaints the reader with up-to-date and in-depth information pertaining to modern materials available in the market. The references to IS codes and standards make this text suitable for further study and field use. The second edition possesses some substantial changes in Chapters 12, 13, 14 and 20. Now, the book offers a new section on durability of concrete in Chapter 12; a modified section regarding revision of IS 10262 (1982) code on concrete mix design to IS 10262 (2009) and a new section on classification of exposure conditions in Chapter 13; and a new section relating to large advances made in concrete construction and repair chemicals in Chapter 14. Besides, the content of Chapter 20 has been completely updated, with a particular emphasis on the extensive use of aluminium in building construction. Primarily intended for the students pursuing undergraduate degree (B.E./B.Tech.) and diploma courses in civil engineering and architecture, the book, on account of lecture-based presentation of the subject, should also prove eminently utilitarian for the young teachers to use it in their classroom lectures as well as for practising engineers to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the subject. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION Review questions at the end of each chapter enable the reader to recapitulate the topics Considerable attention is given on field practice Syllabus of laboratory work on construction materials and a model question paper (Anna University) are given in appendices to guide the reader.
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Materials for Architectural Design

Author: Victoria Ballard Bell,Patrick Rand

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694803

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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This book is aimed at students of architecture and young practising architects. Through its detailed descriptions of glass, concrete, wood, metals and plastics - covering their unique properties, histories and various forms. Each section features 10-12 case studies including plans, sections, elevations and details, together with colour photographs illustrating the inspired and widely varied ways in which these materials can be applied.
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Earthquake Engineering

From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering

Author: Yousef Bozorgnia,Vitelmo V. Bertero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203486245

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 976

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This multi-contributor book provides comprehensive coverage of earthquake engineering problems, an overview of traditional methods, and the scientific background on recent developments. It discusses computer methods on structural analysis and provides access to the recent design methodologies and serves as a reference for both professionals and researchers involved in earthquake engineering. With an entire chapter dedicated to seismic resistant design through supplemental damping and structural control, this volume includes important advances in the characteristics of earthquake ground motions, behavior and design of structures, seismic design of non-structural systems, and more.
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High-performance Construction Materials

Science and Applications

Author: Caijun Shi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981279736X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 431

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This book describes a number of high-performance construction materials, including concrete, steel, fiber-reinforced cement, fiber-reinforced plastics, polymeric materials, geosynthetics, masonry materials and coatings. It discusses the scientific bases for the manufacture and use of these high-performance materials. Testing and application examples are also included, in particular the application of relatively new high-performance construction materials to design practice.Most books dealing with construction materials typically address traditional materials only rather than high-performance materials and, as a consequence, do not satisfy the increasing demands of today''s society. On the other hand, books dealing with materials science are not engineering-oriented, with limited coverage of the application to engineering practice. This book is thus unique in reflecting the great advances made on high-performance construction materials in recent years.This book is appropriate for use as a textbook for courses in engineering materials, structural materials and civil engineering materials at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also suitable for use by practice engineers, including construction, materials, mechanical and civil engineers.
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The New Net Zero

Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

Author: Bill Maclay

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358448X

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 576

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The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.
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Cold-Formed Steel Structures to the AISI Specification

Author: Gregory J. Hancock,Thomas Murray,Duane S. Ellifrit

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203907986

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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This volume reveals the behaviour and design of cold-formed steel structures, connections and systems. It describes the AISI Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members published in July 2000, which governs the design of all cold-formed steel frames, including roof, wall and racking systems, and cold-formed steel residentia
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Polymers in Building and Construction

Author: Sue Halliwell

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 9781859573624

Category: Science

Page: 136

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This review outlines the nature, culture and trends in the building and construction industry. It describes the current building and construction market place and the applications and potential for the wide range of polymer materials available today. This review is accompanied by indexed summaries of papers from the Rapra Polymer Library database to allow the reader to search for information on specific topics.
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