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Fundamentals of Deep Excavations

Author : Chang-Yu Ou
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Excavation is an important segment of foundation engineering (e.g., in the construction of the foundations or basements of high-rise buildings, underground oil tanks, or subways). However, the excavation knowledge introduced in most books on foundation engineering is too simple to handle actual excavation analysis and design. Moreover, with economic development and urbanization, excavations go deeper and are larger in scale. These conditions require elaborate analysis, design methods and construction technologies. This book is aimed at both theoretical explication and practical application. From basic to advanced, this book attempts to achieve theoretical rigor and consistency. Each chapter is followed by a problem set so that the book can be readily taught at senior undergraduate and graduate levels. The solution to the problems at the end of the chapters can be found on the website ( On the other hand, the analysis methods introduced in the book can be used in actual analysis and design as they contain the most up-to-date knowledge. Therefore, this book is suitable for teachers who teach foundation engineering and/or deep excavation courses and engineers who are engaged in excavation analysis and design.

A Short Course in Soil structure Engineering of Deep Foundations Excavations and Tunnels

Author : C. W. W. Ng
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The book gives both student and practising civil engineers a useful review of the state-of-the-art of designing deep foundations, excavations and tunnels. In addition, the case studies and numerical modelling presented give valuable insights into the challenges of soil-structure engineering.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Author : Edward Allen
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THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction

Author : Rashid Mangushev
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Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations (GFAC 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6-8 February 2019). The contributions present the latest research findings, developments, and applications in the areas of geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundations, geological engineering and share experiences in the design of complex geotechnical objects, and are grouped in 8 sections: • Analytical decisions and numerical modeling for foundations; • Design and construction in geologically hazardous conditions; • Methods for surveying the features of dispersed, rocky soils and structurally unstable soils; • Exploration, territory improvement and reconstruction in conditions of compact urban planning and enterprises, etc.; • Construction, reconstruction and exploitation of infrastructure facilities in different soil conditions; • R&D support and quality control of new materials, design and technology solutions in constructing bases, foundations, underground and surface constructions; • Condition survey and accident evolution analysis in construction; • Up-to-date monitoring techniques in building construction and exploitation. Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations collects the state-of-the-art in geotechnology and construction, and will be of interest to academia and professionals in geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and geological engineering.

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology

Author : F. G. Bell
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Fundamentals of Engineering Geology discusses geomorphological processes, particularly the linkages between geology, geo-technics, rock mechanics, soil mechanics, and foundation design. The book reviews igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, and stratigraphy. Stratigraphy is based on three fundamental principles, namely, the "Law of Superposition, the ""Law of Faunal Succession

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours

Author : Annan Zhou
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This book is the second volume of the proceedings of the 4th GeoShanghai International Conference that was held on May 27 - 30, 2018. The book, entitled “Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours”, presents the recent advances and technology in the understanding and modelling of fundamentals of soil’s behaviours. The subject of this book covers a wide range of topics related to soil behaviours in geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering and transportation engineering. The state-of-the-art theories, methodologies and findings in the related topics are included. This book may benefit researchers and scientists from the academic fields of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, transportation engineering, geology, mining and energy, as well as practical engineers from industry. Each of the papers included in this book received at least two positive peer reviews. The editors would like to express their sincerest appreciation to all of the anonymous reviewers all over the world, for their diligent work.

Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry Third Edition

Author : Stanley E. Manahan
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Written by an expert, using the same approach that made the previous two editions so successful, Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition expands the scope of book to include the strongly emerging areas broadly described as sustainability science and technology, including green chemistry and industrial ecology. The new edition includes: Increased emphasis on the applied aspects of environmental chemistry Hot topics such as global warming and biomass energy Integration of green chemistry and sustainability concepts throughout the text More and updated questions and answers, including some that require Internet research Lecturers Pack on CD-ROM with solutions manual, PowerPoint presentations, and chapter figures available upon qualifying course adoptions The book provides a basic course in chemical science, including the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The author uses real-life examples from environmetnal chemistry, green chemistry, and related areas while maintaining brevity and simplicity in his explanation of concepts. Building on this foundation, the book covers environmental chemistry, broadly defined to include sustainability aspects, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and related areas. These chapters are organized around the five environmental spheres, the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and the anthrosphere. The last two chapters discuss analytical chemistry and its relevance to environmental chemistry. Manahan’s clear, concise, and readable style makes the information accessible, regardless of the readers’ level of chemistry knowledge. He demystifies the material for those who need the basics of chemical science for their trade, profession, or study curriculum, as well as for readers who want to have an understanding of the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry in its crucial role in maintaining a livable planet.

Essentials of Operative Dentistry

Author : I Anand Sherwood
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This book contains nearly 1200 illustrations that explain the basics and nuances of operative dentistry, enabling trainees to easily grasp key essential concepts. Through a unique management options section it guides students through the various instruments required for clinical practice. A DVD demonstrating some of the practical aspects of Operative Dentistry is included.

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering

Author : John Atkinson
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Fundamentals of Ground Engineering is an unconventional study guide that serves up the key principles, theories, definitions, and analyses of geotechnical engineering in bite-sized pieces. This book contains brief—one or two pages per topic—snippets of information covering the geotechnical engineering component of a typical undergraduate course in civil engineering as well as some topics for advanced courses. Written in note form, it summarizes the basic principles and theories of soil mechanics, the procedures for creating a geotechnical model, and the common analyses for slopes, foundations, and walls. Puts the mechanics into soil mechanics Presents information that is simple to use—structured around diagrams and formulae with few words Explains detailed analyses given in the longer standard texts A short, easily read summary of the basic theories and routine analyses of ground engineering, Fundamentals of Ground Engineering incorporates plenty of diagrams and concentrated data without going into detailed explanations. This text is an ideal reference for students, practicing civil engineers—senior and junior—and by engineering geologists.

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author : Mark Friend
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The latest edition of this popular bestseller provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational-safety-and-health field and the issues safety professionals face today.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

Author : Laurence D. Wesley
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Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers: A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual Full chapter-ending references Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.

Deep Excavations

Author : Malcolm Puller
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&Quot;This book assembles the practical rules and details for the efficient and economical execution of deep excavations. It draws together a wealth of experience of both design and construction from published work and the lifetime practice of the author. This second edition is extensively revised to include changes in design emphasis including those due to Eurocode 7 and descriptions of the latest equipment, construction techniques and geotechnical processes. Additional details include those of the latest piling and diaphragm wall equipment and innovations in top-down construction applied to basements and cut-and-cover works. The section on caissons has been expanded to include design methods."--BOOK JACKET.

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

Author : Braja M. Das
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FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E offers a powerful combination of essential components from Braja Das' market-leading books: PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING in one cohesive book. This unique, concise geotechnical engineering book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out, step-by-step examples and valuable figures help readers master key concepts and strengthen essential problem solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan maintain the careful balance of today's most current research and practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das' books leaders in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Deep Excavations in Soil

Author : John Endicott
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The book describes the theory and current practices for design of earth lateral support for deep excavations in soil. It addresses basic principles of soil mechanics and explains how these principles are embodied in design methods including hand calculations. It then introduces the use of numerical methods including the fundamental “beam on springs” models, and then more sophisticated computer programmes which can model soil as a continuum in two or three dimensions. Constitutive relationships are introduced that are in use for representing the behaviour of soil including a strain hardening model, and a Cam Clay model including groundwater flow and coupled consolidation. These methods are illustrated by reference to practical applications and case histories from the author’s direct experience, and some of the pitfalls that can occur are discussed. Theory and design are strongly tied to construction practice, with emphasis on monitoring the retaining structures and movement of surrounding ground and structures, in the context of safety and the Observational Method. Examples are presented for conventional “Bottom-up” and “Top-down” sequences, along with hybrid sequences giving tips on how to optimise the design and effect economies of cost and time for construction. It is written for practising geotechnical, civil and structural engineers, and especially for senior and MSc students.

Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Author : Andrew Braham
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This book provides a foundation to understand the development of sustainability in civil engineering, and tools to address the three pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, and society. It includes case studies in the five major areas of civil engineering: environmental, structural, geotechnical, transportation, and construction management. This second edition is updated throughout and adds new chapters on construction engineering as well as an overview of the most common certification programs that revolve around environmental sustainability. Features: Updated throughout and adds two entirely new chapters Presents a review of the most common certification programs in sustainability Offers a blend of numerical and writing-based problems, as well as numerous application-based examples that utilize concepts found on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam Includes several practical case studies Offers a solution manual for instructors Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering is intended for upper-level civil engineering sustainability courses. A unique feature is that concepts found in the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam were targeted to help senior-level students refresh and prepare.

Advances in Safety and Structural Integrity 2005

Author : Young Jin Kim
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The main objective of this collection of 39 authoritative articles is to share the latest information on cutting-edge technologies in the field of safety and structural integrity.

Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering

Author : Madhavi Latha G.
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This volume contains contributions by eminent researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering. The chapters of this book are based on the keynote and theme lectures delivered at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2018, and discuss the recent issues and challenges, while providing perspective on the possible solutions and future directions. A strong emphasis is placed on proving connections between academic research and field practice, with many examples and case studies. Topics covered in this volume include contemporary infrastructural challenges, underground space utilization, sustainable construction, dealing with problematic soils and situations and geo-environmental issues including landfills. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students alike.

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue

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Learn essential technical rescue know-how with Fundamentals of Technical Rescue! Beginning with an introduction to technical rescue and progressing through discussions of tools and equipment, incident management, and conducting search operations, this text will introduce students to all aspects of the rescue process and the various environments in which they may be carried out. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue presents in-depth coverage of structural collapse, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle rescue, and water and wilderness rescue to allow students to approach any rescue situation confidently. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue includes coverage of both the awareness level requirements found in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Level I requirements found in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.

Foundations on Rock

Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
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This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock. An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges,

Applied Mechanics Reviews

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