Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work

Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work 

Martin Brook

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My aims in this book are to introduce a practical approach to estimating and tendering from a contractor’s point of view and explain the estimator’s role within the construction team. The book, therefore, differs from previous textbooks in three main ways:
 1. In general, it is assumed that it is the contractor who prepares estimates because in the majority of cases an estimate is produced to form the basis of a tender. 
2. I have introduced many typical forms used by estimators to collate data and report to management. Most of the forms relate to two fictitious projects: a new lifeboat station and the construction of offices for Fast Transport Limited. 
3. The pricing examples given in Chapter 11 have been produced using a typical build-up sheet. The items of work to which the prices relate are given at the top of each page. Estimating data are given for each trade so that students will have a source of information for building up rates. I suggest that before pricing exercises are undertaken, the first part of Chapter 11 should be read and an understanding of estimating methods should be gained from Chapter 5. The first pricing example is for a ‘model rate’ that gives a checklist of items to be included in a unit rate.



Content :
  • Organization of the estimating function
  • Procurement paths
  • Forms of contract
  • Tender documentation
  • Estimating methods
  • Contractor selection and decision to tender
  • Project appreciation
  • Inquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Tender planning and method statements
  • Resource costs – labor, materials, and plant
  • Unit rate pricing
  • Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers
  • Fluctuations
  • Provisional sums and dayworks
  • Computer-aided estimating


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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition

Bruce R. Munson

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This book is intended for junior and senior engineering students who are interested in learning some fundamental aspects of fluid mechanics. We developed this text to be used as a first course. The principles considered are classical and have been well-established for many years. However, fluid mechanics education has improved with experience in the classroom, and we have brought to bear in this book our own ideas about the teaching of this interesting and important subject. This sixth edition has been prepared after several years of experience by the authors using the previous editions for introductory courses in fluid mechanics. On the basis of this experience, along with suggestions from reviewers, colleagues, and students, we have made a number of changes in this edition. The changes (listed below, and indicated by the word New in descriptions in this preface) are made to clarify, update, and expand certain ideas and concepts.





Content :
  • Introduction
  • Fluid Statics
  • Elementary Fluid Dynamics—The Bernoulli Equation
  • Fluid Kinematics
  • Finite Control Volume Analysis
  • Differential Analysis Of Fluid Flow
  • Dimensional Analysis, Similitude, And Modeling
  • Viscous Flow In Pipes
  • Flow Over Immersed Bodies
  • Open-Channel Flow
  • Compressible Flow
  • Turbomachines


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Structural Design From First Principles

Structural Design From First Principles 

Michale Byfield

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This book outlines the philosophy behind what Europeans call limit state design and Americans to call load and resistance (safety) factor design. This is the method used by regulators to write modern structural design codes and it involves the application of partial safety factors to load and resistance. The ‘limit state’ is a condition beyond which a structure no longer fulfills the design intent, and there are two types: 1. Serviceability limit state (SLS) design: The structure must be fit for purpose under working loads. For most situations, this means the structure must remain elastic and not deflect excessively when supporting unfactored loads. 2. Ultimate limit state (ULS) design: The structure must be strong enough to support loads increased using (partial) safety factors. Unlike SLS design, the engineer can utilize the full plastic design strength if a material is ductile. For example, the plastic design is allowed for some steel members, whereas brittle materials, such as wood, must be designed using elastic principles..



Content :
  • Limit state design
  • Steel members in flexure
  • Buckling of steel columns and trusses
  • Buckling of arches
  • Buckling of thin-walled structures
  • Composite structures
  • Reinforced concrete beams and columns
  • Prestressed structures
  • Strut and tie modeling of reinforced concrete
  • Control of cracking in reinforced concrete
  • Timber beams, columns, and trusses


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Structural Concrete

Structural Concrete 

C. B. Wilby

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A special feature that should appeal to students and practicing engineers internationally is the explanation with the use of examples of Hillerborg's methods (particularly his advanced method) for designing any type of indeterminate slab (see later and Chapter 4). The method is lower bound and produces very sensible practical reinforcement systems. A special feature that should appeal to students beginning design is that the author teaches the student how to create practical structures (see Chapter 7 and Section 2.5). Competitive books sometimes give designs of structures of known geometry, which check the strength of the given structure and design the reinforcement for those sections requiring the most. No explanation is given of how to decide upon the geometry of the structure, yet this is the first thing a beginner has to obtain. An example is given in this book of how to decide upon a reasonable structural system from a rectangular layout of column positions. This is usually the starting point as the architect will have planned his client's requirements to suit a certain layout of columns. The example (Chapter 7) shows speedily that all the members will meet with CP 110 requirements; in particular, their sizes are adequate with regard to limit states and reasonably economic and adequate to contain practical reinforcement systems. Then a summary is given showing how to set out calculations in practice for submission for checking by other professionals.




Content :
  • 1. The design and analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete structural
    components (or members or elements) and structures.
  • 2. The basic theories required for
  • 3. The properties and behavior of plain concrete, and of the steel used for
    reinforcing and prestressing concrete.
  • 4. Cement manufacture.
  • 5. Properties of cement and fine and coarse aggregates.
  • 6. The design of concrete mixes and properties of fresh (or wet) concrete.
  • 7. Numerous design tables and graphs, both for general use and for aiding design with British Standard CP 110.
  • 8. The use of limit state design and British Standard CP 110 in connection with the above.
  • 9. Various British Standard CP 110 clauses, figures and tables used or referred to in the text, or otherwise useful

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Excel for Scientists and Engineers - Numerical Methods

Excel for Scientists and Engineers - Numerical Methods 

E. Joseph Billo

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The solutions to mathematical problems in science and engineering can be obtained by using either analytical or numerical methods. Analytical (or direct) methods involve the use of closed-form equations to obtain an exact solution, in a non-repetitive fashion; obtaining the roots of a quadratic equation by application of the quadratic formula is an example of an analytical solution. Numerical (or indirect) methods involve the use of an algorithm to obtain an approximate solution; results of a high level of accuracy can usually be obtained by applying the algorithm in a series of successive approximations. As the complexity of a scientific problem increases, it may no longer be possible to obtain an exact mathematical expression as a solution to the problem. Such problems can usually be solved by numerical methods.




Content :
  • Introducing Visual Basic for Applications 
  • Fundamentals of Programming with VBA 
  • Worksheet Functions for Working with Matrices 
  • Number Series 
  • Interpolation 
  • Differentiation 
  • Integration
  • Roots of Equations 
  • Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Part I: Initial Conditions 
  • Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Part 11: Boundary Conditions
  • Partial Differential Equations 
  • Nonlinear Regression Using the Solver
  • Random Numbers and the Monte Carlo Method


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Concrete Structures in Earthquake

Concrete Structures in Earthquake 

Thomas T. C. Hsu

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This book gathers 23 papers by top experts from 11 countries, presented at the 3rd Houston International Forum: Concrete Structures in Earthquake. Designing infrastructures to resist earthquakes has always been the focus and mission of scientists and engineers located in tectonically active regions, especially around the “Pacific Rim of Fire” including China, Japan, and the USA. The pace of research and innovation has accelerated in the past three decades, reflecting the need to mitigate the risk of severe damage to interconnected infrastructures, and to facilitate the incorporation of high-speed computers and the internet. The respective papers focus on the design and analysis of concrete structures subjected to earthquakes, advance the state of knowledge in disaster mitigation, and address the safety of infrastructures in general.






Content :
  • Periodic Material-Based Three-Dimensional (3D) Seismic Base
  • Shear Behavior Prediction of Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Members in Earthquake
  • Experimental Study of Novel Concrete Frames Considering
  • Validation of the PARC_CL 2.0 Crack Model Strength Strength
  • Research on Resilient Reinforced Concrete Building Structural System
  • The State of Knowledge and Practice in Concrete Structure Design for Earthquake
  • Development of Large-Diameter Reinforcing Bars for the Seismic Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns
  • Reversed Cyclic Tests of 1/13 Scale Cylindrical Concrete Containment Structures
  • Understanding the Seismic Behaviour of FRP Retrofitted RC Shear Walls: Past and Present
  • Seismic Response and Collapse Risk of Shearwall Buildings Subjected to Long Duration Ground Motion
  • Drift Capacity at Onset of Bar Buckling in RC Members Subjected to Earthquakes


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Dynamics and Control of Electrical Drives

Dynamics and Control of Electrical Drives 

Piotr Wach

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Electrical drives form a continuously developing branch of science and technology, which dates back from the mid-19th century and plays an increasingly important role in the industry and common everyday applications. This is so because every day we have to do with dozens of household appliances, office, and transportation equipment, all of which contain electrical drives also known as actuators. In the same manner, industry and transport to a large extent rely on the application of electrical drive for the purposes of effective and precise operation. The electrical drives have taken over and still take on a large share of the physical efforts that were previously undertaken by humans as well as perform the type of work that was very needed but could not be performed due to physical or other limitations.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Dynamics of Electromechanical Systems
  • Induction Machine in Electric Drives
  • Brushless DC Motor Drives
  • Switched Reluctance Motor Drives


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Fundamentals Of Building Construction: Materials And Methods, 5th Edition

Fundamentals Of Building Construction: Materials And Methods, 5th Edition 

Edward Allen

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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, now in its fifth edition, has wrought a revolution in construction education. It has been instrumental in making a previously unpopular area of study not merely palatable but vibrant and well-liked. It has taken a body of knowledge once characterized as antithetical to design excellence and has made it widely recognized as being centrally relevant to good building design. It has replaced dry, unattractive books with a well designed, readable volume that students value and keep as a reference work. It was the first book in its field to be even-handed in its coverage and profusely and effectively illustrated throughout. It was the first to release the teacher from the burden of explaining everything in the subject, thereby freeing class time for discussions, case studies, field trips, and other enrichments. Gaining a useful knowledge of the materials and methods of building construction is crucial and a necessity for the student of architecture, engineering, or construction, but it can be a daunting task.




Content :
  • Making Building
  • Foundations
  • Wood
  • Heavy Timber Frame Construction
  • Wood Light Frame Construction
  • Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
  • Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.
  • Brick Masonry
  • Stone and Concrete Masonry
  • Masonry Wall Construction
  • Steel Frame Construction
  • Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction.
  • Concrete Construction.
  • Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems.
  • Precast Concrete Framing Systems.
  • Roofing
  • Glass and Glazing.
  • Windows and Doors.
  • Designing Exterior Wall Systems.


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Project Management and Leadership Skills for Engineering and Construction Projects

Project Management and Leadership Skills for Engineering and Construction Projects 

Barry Benator

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A project can be defined as a large or important item of work, involving considerable expense, personnel, and equipment. It is typically a one-time endeavor, with a specific result or end-state envisioned. Examples of projects in the engineering and construction fields could include the upgrade of a building’s heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system, the design, and construction of a new building, relocation of a manufacturing plant, or a comprehensive energy audit.




Content :
  • Chapter 1 Overview of Project Management
  • Chapter 2 Staffing the Project Team
  • Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Scheduling
  • Chapter 4 Computer Tools for Project Management
  • Chapter 5 Technical, Schedule, Financial Management
  • Chapter 6 Cost Estimating
  • Chapter 7 Leadership Fundamentals
  • Chapter 8 Effective Communications
  • Chapter 9 Economic Decision Making
  • Chapter 10 Contract Planning Essentials
  • Chapter 11 Commissioning Construction Projects
  • Chapter 12 Case Study: Microbial Abatement of a Moldy Hotel


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Construction quantity surveying: a practical guide for the contractor's QS

Construction quantity surveying: a practical guide for the contractor's QS 

Donald Towey

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This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide and insight into quantity surveying from a main contractor’s (the contractor) perspective and allow them to acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies of the contractor’s quantity surveyor. As a result of various procurement pathways open to clients, some contractors are prepared to offer a design and build service and commit to a predetermined budget. As a result, quantity surveying has become a skill in demand by contractors seeking input into contemporary aspects of construction procurement. This includes measurement, estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost, and project management.




Content :
  • The Construction Industry and the Quantity Surveyor
  • Measurement and Quantities
  • Working with the Main Contractor
  • Project Commencement
  • Supply Chain Procurement 
  • Running the Project
  • Project Completion


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Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice

Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice

M. S. Shetty

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Concrete technology is becoming a major branch of civil engineering. It is becoming the backbone of the infrastructural developments of every country. It has made tremendous advancements in the western and the eastern world. Though India is lagging behind, we are catching up fast with the rest of the world. It can be recalled that in the preface to the first edition (1982) I had mentioned that the cement production in India was 22 million tons. This was about eight decades after we first started manufacturing Portland Cement (1904). It is heartwarming to note that in the subsequent two decades after 1982 i.e. in 2004, the production of cement has crossed 120 million tons. Today we are the second-largest producer of cement in the world, only behind China. The quantity of concrete and other cement products made, utilizing over 120 million tons of cement to cater to the tremendous infrastructural development that is taking place in the country, is making the concrete industry one of the biggest in monetary terms. Western and Eastern countries have been making concrete of strength M40, M80, M100, and over. We have a long way to go to learn and practice the art and science of making High-Performance Concrete (HPC) yet. The recent revision of IS 456, code of practice for plain and reinforced concrete is guiding concrete technologists to make strong and durable concrete.




Content :
  • CEMENT
  • TYPES OF CEMENT AND TESTING OF CEMENT
  • AGGREGATES AND TESTING OF AGGREGATES
  • WATER
  • ADMIXTURES AND CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS
  • FRESH CONCRETE
  • STRENGTH OF CONCRETE
  • ELASTICITY, CREEP, AND SHRINKAGE
  • DURABILITY OF CONCRETE
  • TESTING OF HARDENED CONCRETE
  • CONCRETE MIX DESIGN
  • SPECIAL CONCRETE AND CONCRETING METHODS


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AutoCAD Workbook for Architects and Engineers

AutoCAD Workbook for Architects and Engineers 

Shannon R. Kyles

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AutoCAD is a very popular, flexible software system that allows the user to create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models and drawings. This book offers a series of exercises to help you learn the 2D drawing techniques of AutoCAD. Most of the 2D commands in Releases 2006, 2007, and 2008 have not changed since Release 2000i. These exercises can be used on all releases from 2000i through 2008. For those who are familiar with computers, learning AutoCAD will be easy, simply because you are aware of the typical response structure and the format of your system.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Introductory Geometry and Setting Up
  • Help Files, OSNAP, TRACK, BREAK, TRIM, and ERASE
  • Object Selection and Modify Commands
  • STRETCH, TRIM, EXTEND, OFFSET, and ARRAY
  • Entity Commands with Width
  • Entity Properties: Layers, Colors, and Linetypes
  • Dimensioning
  • Text and Pictorial Views
  • HATCH, SKETCH, and GRADIENTS
  • Blocks and Wblocks
  • Setting Up Drawings and Plotting
  • Paper Space for 2 Dimensional Drawings
  • POINTS, DIVIDE, MEASURE, and Inquiry Commands
  • Attributes


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Power System Analysis and Design

Power System Analysis and Design 

J. Duncan Glover

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The objective of this book is to present methods of power system analysis and design, particularly with the aid of a personal computer, in sufficient depth to give the student the basic theory at the undergraduate level. The approach is designed to develop students’ thinking processes, enabling them to reach a sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system engineering, while motivating their interest in the electrical power industry. Because we believe that fundamental physical concepts underlie creative engineering and form the most valuable and permanent part of engineering education, we highlight physical concepts while giving due attention to mathematical techniques. Both theory and modeling are developed from simple beginnings so that they can be readily extended to new and complex situations.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Power Transformers
  • Transmission Line Parameters
  • Transmission Lines: Steady-State Operation
  • Power Flows
  • Symmetrical Faults
  • Symmetrical Components
  • Unsymmetrical Faults
  • System Protection
  • Transient Stability
  • Power System Controls
  • Transmission Lines: Transient Operation
  • Power Distribution


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Groundwater Hydrology : Engineering, Planning, and Management

Groundwater Hydrology: Engineering, Planning, and Management 

Ahmadi, A., Akhbari

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The demand for fresh water is increasing as the world’s population continues to grow and expects higher standards of living. Water conservation, better systems’ operation, higher end-use, and water allocation efficiencies have not been able to offset the growing demand. Many societies are struggling to bring supply and demand to a sustainable level. Although water is abundant on earth, freshwater accounts only for about 2.5% of global water reserves. Out of this amount, approximately 30% is stored as groundwater and the same amount is on the surface as rivers and lakes; the remaining reserves are held in glaciers, ice caps, soil moisture, and atmospheric water vapor. Groundwater is a source of the vital natural flow. In arid and semiarid areas, groundwater may represent 80% or more of the total water resources. The public has a perception of groundwater as a reliable, clean, and virtually unlimited source of water supply. Even though there could be exceptions, it is a dependable source almost everywhere in the world.




Content :
  • Introduction. 
  • Groundwater Properties. 
  • Groundwater Hydrology. 
  • Hydraulics of Groundwater. 
  • Groundwater Quality. 
  • Groundwater Modeling. 
  • Groundwater Planning and Management. 
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction. 
  • Aquifer Restoration and Monitoring. 
  • Groundwater Risk and Disaster Management. 
  • Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater.


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Timber Construction: Details, Products, Case Studies

Timber Construction: Details, Products, Case Studies 

Johann Weber

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New materials and stricter energy-efficiency requirements have brought about radical changes in timber construction in recent years. Whether built on-site or pre-fabricated, this publication provides a concise survey of modern timber construction, the materials, and their applications.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • House A
  • House B
  • Party wall
  • Overview of exemplary constructions
  • Exemplary construction
  • Index of project


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Construction Equipment Management for Engineers Estimators and Owners

Construction Equipment Management for Engineers Estimators and Owners 

Douglas Granberg

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Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners is intended to be a reference book for construction project managers, estimators, construction equipment fleet managers, and professional engineers. The book also contains information relevant to both the public and private sectors. It contains a great deal of ‘‘hands-on, how-to’’ information about equipment management based on the authors’ personal construction experiences throughout the world. It is written as a guide for individuals who need to estimate the cost of equipment on a given project and do not have data at their fingertips because their routine business does not involve a lot of equipment-related construction. The authors also hope that their book will be useful to the public agency equipment manager whose need is to minimize equipment costs rather than to maximize the profit earned by the equipment.




Content :
  • Evolution of Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Cost of Owning and Operating Construction Equipment
  • Equipment Life and Replacement Procedures
  • Earthmoving, Excavating, and Lifting Equipment Selection
  • Advanced Methods in Estimating and Optimizing Construction Equipment System
  • Stochastic Methods for Estimating Productivity
  • Scheduling Equipment-Intensive Horizontal Construction Projects
  • Scheduling Lifting Equipment for Vertical Construction
  • The Buy, Lease, or Rent Decision
  • Construction Equipment Maintenance
  • Construction Equipment Site Safety
  • Construction Equipment Security
  • Inventory Procedures and Practices


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Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD

Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD 

Alan Williams

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The purpose of this book is to introduce engineers to the design of steel structures using the International Code Council’s 2012 International Building Code (IBC). The International Building Code is a national building code that has consolidated and replaced the three model codes previously published by Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). The first Code was published in 2000 and it has now been adopted by most jurisdictions in the United States. In the 2012 IBC, two specifications of the American Institute of Steel Construction are adopted by reference. This book is based on the final draft of AISC 360-10. Where appropriate, the text uses the 13th edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which includes AISC 360-05, as the 14th edition of the Manual was not available at the time of this publication. The design aids in the Manual are independent of the edition of the Specification.



Content :
  • Steel Buildings and Design Criteria
  • Design Loads
  • Behavior of Steel Structures under Design Loads
  • Design of Steel Beams in Flexure
  • Design of Steel Beams for Shear and Torsion
  • Design of Compression Members
  • Design by Inelastic Analysis
  • Design of Tension Members
  • Design of Bolted Connections
  • Design of Welded Connections
  • Plate Girders
  • Composite Members


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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 

Theodore L. Bergman

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his Forward to Preface of the sixth edition of this work, Frank Incropera shared with read- ers the timeline for the multi-edition transition of authorship from Incropera and DeWitt to Bergman and Lavine. Throughout the 15 years of our involvement with the text, we have been inspired by, and mindful of, Frank’s insistence that the quality of the expository material be of paramount importance. We have also attempted to demonstrate the relevance of heat transfer by providing a multitude of examples, ranging from traditional and non-traditional energy generation to potential climate change, where heat transfer plays a vital role. Since our initial participation in the sixth edition, unexpected developments have evolved in engineering education. For example, the escalating cost of higher education is now debated at all levels of political leadership. As classroom instructors and parents of college students, this concern is not lost on us. In response, we have taken steps to hold the cost of the text in check by reducing its page count and forgoing production of a new edition of the companion text, Introduction to Heat Transfer. 





Content :
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Conduction
  • One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Transient Conduction
  • Introduction to Convection
  • External Flow
  • Internal Flow
  • Free Convection
  • Boiling and Condensation
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Radiation: Processes and Properties
  • Radiation Exchange Between Surfaces
  • Diffusion Mass Transfer


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Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete

Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete 

Xincheng Pu

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the book discusses the technical approach toward the manufacture and the basic principles of 100–150 MPa super-high-strength high-performance concrete with common raw materials and common technology. The manufacturing technology and mix proportions of the concrete are described in detail. The characteristics of pore structure, interface structure, and macrostructure as well as the composition character of the hydration products for super-high-strength high-performance concrete are studied; the strength, deformation, and durability of such concrete are discussed. The application and technical-economic benefits of super-high-strength high-performance concrete currently available are reviewed and the prospects for their application are described.




Content :
  • 1 Modern civil engineering and modern concrete 
  • 2 Approaches and principles 
  • 3 Important effects of active mineral admixtures 
  • 4 Analysis of the pozzolanic effect and strength composition
  • 5 Raw materials 
  • 6 The problems with preparation techniques
  • 7 Structure 
  • 8 Strength and deformation properties
  • 9 Durability 
  • 10 Test methods 
  • 11 Applications, trials, and prospects


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Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach 

BRIESMEISTER

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In this toolbox or book, as some would call it, the reader will fi nd three systems that, used together, can be used to eff ectively manage the complex construction of large, complex projects. Each of these systems should be viewed as a tool that was designed with over twenty years of formal education and forged in the fi res of more than thirty years in the fi eld of onsite construction. If a person is tired of welding piping in the trenches or bolting up steel structures, there is the Work Management System that will help him or her move out of that trench or off of that structure into a career as a labor superintendent, which could potentially lead this person to managing his or her own construction company someday.





Content :
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Project Management System: Part I
  • Chapter 3: Project Management System: Part II
  • Chapter 4: Project Management System: Part III
  • Chapter 5: Work Management System
  • Chapter 6: Quality Management System
  • Chapter 7: Bringing It All Together
  • Chapter 8: Lessons Learned from the Field


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Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Advances in Mechanical Engineering 

Alexander Evgrafov

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The “Modern Engineering: Science and Education” (MESE) conference was initially organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University in June 2011 in St. Petersburg (Russia). It was envisioned as a forum to bring together scientists, university professors, graduate students, and mechanical engineers, presenting new science, technology, and engineering ideas and achievements. The idea of holding such a forum proved to be highly relevant. Moreover, both location and timing of the conference were quite appealing. Late June is a wonderful and romantic season in St. Petersburg—one of the most beautiful cities, located on the Neva river banks, and surrounded by charming greenbelts. The conference attracted many participants, working in various fields of engineering: design, mechanics, materials, etc. The success of the conference inspired the organizers to turn the conference into an annual event.




Content :
  • Frameworks not Restorable from Self Stresses
  • Structural Modifications Synthesis of Bennett Mechanism
  • Kinematic Research of Bricard Linkage Modifications 
  • Drive Selection of Multidirectional Mechanism with Excess Inputs
  • Engineering Calculations of Bolt Connections. 
  • Modern Methods of Contact Forces Between Wheelset and Rails Determining.
  • A Novel Design of an Electrical Transmission Line Inspection Machine
  • One Stable Scheme of Centrifugal Forces Dynamic Balance
  • New Effective Data Structure for Multidimensional Optimization
  • Orthogonal Packing Problems
  • One-Dimensional Models in Turbine Blades Dynamics
  • Stationary Oscillation in Two-Mass Machine Aggregate with Universal-Joint Drive.
  • The Vibrations of Reservoirs and Cylindrical Supports of Hydro
  • Technical Constructions Partially Submerged into the Liquid
  • Mathematical Modelling of Interaction of the Biped Dynamic Walking Robot with the Ground
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking and Electrochemical Potential of Titanium Alloys
  • Metal Flow Control at Processes of Cold Axial Rotary Forging.


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Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair 

Anthony P. Chrest

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Parking structures are found all over the world. They serve office buildings, shopping centers, banks, universities, airports, train stations, bus stations, and hospitals, in both urban and suburban settings. Parking structures have been designed and built for decades. Why then, the need for this book? The parking structure design is more difficult than it first appears, which can lead to defects in the completed building. Yet this need not be so. We hope that our advice will raise awareness of parking structure complexities and lead to improved design, construction, maintenance, and repair.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Planning for structured parking
  • Functional design
  • Access design
  • Building codes
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Mechanical access parking structures
  • Lighting
  • Signage
  • Accessible parking design
  • Structure
  • Plaza deck systems
  • Seismic design
  • Designing for durability
  • Specifications
  • Construction


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