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As construction projects get bigger and more complex, the potential for defective works and a fractious relationship between the interested parties will also increase in tandem. Unlike other construction law books presently available which have in general given scant attention to this branch of the law, this book focuses on the legal perspectives of claims for losses for defective work by and against the contractor. It also covers professional negligence, claims for pure economical loss, latent defects, as well as claims for financial and non-financial losses.
This 2020 3rd edition includes the following revisions and updates from the previous 2015 2nd edition: new fracture mechanics-based model for reflective cracking in AC overlays over flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid pavements; new mechanistic-empirical model for short jointed plain concrete pavement (SJPCP) overlays of flexible pavements; new flexible and semi-rigid pavement global calibration coefficients; addition of non-structural preventative maintenance treatment consideration for flexible and rigid pavements; addition of five level 3 default distributions for normalized axle load spectra (NALS); updated climate discussion for Modern Era Retrospective Reanalysis (MERRA) and North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) data; incorporation of crack load transfer efficiency (LTE) for flexible pavements; expanded guidance for creep compliance and indirect tensile strength inputs for asphalt wearing surface layers; and updated standards references.
Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss. The approach should be suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified, or modified the events in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc., as well as the contribution of an eventual "human error".
Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2 / Raymond Ian Gilbert, Neil Colin Mickleborough, Gianluca Ranzi
The design of structures in general, and prestressed concrete structures in particular, requires considerably more information than is contained in building codes. A sound understanding of structural behaviour at all stages of loading is essential. This textbook presents a detailed description and explanation of the behaviour of prestressed concrete members and structures both at service loads and at ultimate loads and, in doing so, provide a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to structural design.
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.
The Merdeka Interviews : Architects, Engineers and Artists of Malaysia's Independence / Lai Chee Kien and Ang Chee Cheong
Between 2001 and 2006, architectural historian Lai Chee Kien conducted a series of interviews with the key architects, engineers and artists who contributed to the landscape of Kuala Lumpur and its outskirts at the time of Independence. The ten projects — Merdeka Stadium, Merdeka Park, University of Malaya, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Stadium Negara, Muzium Negara, Parliament House, Masjid Negara and Subang Airport — endowed the capital city with key structures for a functioning nation, and created fervour towards the sense of citizenship in Malaysia.
HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers : Fundamentals, Application, and Operation / Herbert W. Stanford III
HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers: Fundamentals, Application, and Operation, Second Edition explores the major improvements in recent years to many chiller and cooling tower components that have resulted in improved performance and lower operating costs. This new edition looks at how climate change and "green" designs have significantly impacted the selection of refrigerants and the application of chilled water systems.