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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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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Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture

Author: Yong Bo Shao,Shu Guang Hao,Yu Ping Luo,Ji Bo Xing,Zhi Yong Liu

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038138371

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3914

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Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials (CEABM 2012), May 25-27, 2012, Yantai, China
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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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Materials for Architectural Design

Author: Victoria Ballard Bell,Patrick Rand

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694803

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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"Material selection is one of the most significant decisions an architect must make, yet it is often not addressed at the beginning of the design process. Likewise, students are typically taught about material and design as if they were unrelated. With the advent of integrated design/build programs, however, the relationship between a project's aesthetics and its materiality has never been more important." "Materials for Architectural Design provides the foundation for a strong design sensibility intertwined with material knowledge. Divided into five sections - glass, concrete, wood, metal and plastic - Materials for Architectural Design makes a thorough study of each material's properties, history, permutations and production techniques. Sixty case studies by today's most inventive architects from around the world - including Baumschlager + Eberle, Sean Godsell, Werner Sobek and ARO - show these materials put to imaginative use, illustrating how their application informed each building's ultimate form and structure."--BOOK JACKET.
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Architecture and Building Materials

Author: Xue Jun Zhou

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038135518

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1436

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This book, comprising peer-reviewed contributions, treats the subjects of Architectural Design and Theory, Building Technology Science, Urban Planning and Design, Ecological Architecture and Building Energy-Saving Technology, Traditional Constructional Materials, Advanced Construction Materials and other related topics.
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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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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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Advances in Building Materials, ICSBM 2011

Author: Lijuan Li

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038135593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2625

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Selected, peer-reviewed papers from the 2011 International Conference on Structures and Building Materials, (ICSBM 2011), 7-9 January, 2011, Guangzhou, China
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