Civil Engineering

Building Inspection Manual: A Guide for Building Professionals for Maintenance, Safety, and Assessment

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$89.95
E-book Price: 
$81.00
In Stock Date: 
06/20/2014

Karl F. Schmid

Building Inspections are done-- and required-- for all sorts of reasons: real estate assessments, safety, maintenance and repair, and facility inventories, among others. This new, concise guide to building inspections covers them all, using a clear, easy-to-follow checklist approach. All major building components, from site inspections to exterior and interior and structural inspection are covered. Expert help in writing up inspection summaries and recommendations will also be provided.

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Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

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$149.95
E-book Price: 
$135.00
In Stock Date: 
11/12/2013

Karl F. Schmid

This is the first up-to-date, comprehensive reference on building construction terms and phrases to have been published in recent years. The coverage will be wide ranging from familiar terms like 'concrete' to arcane terms like 'elutriator.' Entries are explained in terms of their use in specific types of construction. Common construction math formulas are also explained.

The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems: How Do We Get There from Here?

The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems: How Do We Get There from Here?
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$76.95
E-book Price: 
$70.00
In Stock Date: 
06/04/2013

Ben W. Ebenhack
Daniel M. Martinez

"Recommended" review from Choice Magazine, December 2013. 

Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy--the limits of that energy--and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization.

This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It...

Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

Facilities Management
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$120.95
E-book Price: 
$109.00
In Stock Date: 
02/15/2013

Joel D. Levitt

Read a review of Joel's new book here.

The Essentials of Finite Element Modeling and Adaptive Refinement: For Beginning Analysts to Advanced Researchers in Solid Mechanics

The Essentials of Finite Element Modeling and Adaptive Refinement cover
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$109.95
E-book Price: 
$99.00
In Stock Date: 
07/01/2012

John O. Dow

Finite Element Analysis is a very popular, computer-based tool that uses a complex system of points called nodes to make a grid called a "mesh." The mesh contains the material and structural properties that define how the structure will react to certain loading conditions, allowing virtual testing and analysis of stresses or changes applied to the material or component design.

Construction Estimating: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Estimate

Construction Estimating: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Estimate
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$48.95
E-book Price: 
$44.00
In Stock Date: 
09/30/2011

Karl F. Schmid

This pocket-sized book is a concise guide to the basics of estimating construction costs for residential and light commercial building projects. It provides a step-by-step guide to estimating the total cost of a construction project. It takes readers through five phases that lead to a successful estimate: initial assessment, work analysis, programming, costing and cost distribution and summarization.

Construction Crew Supervision: 50 Take Charge Leadership Techniques & Light Construction Glossary

Construction Crew Supervision
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$39.95
E-book Price: 
$33.00
In Stock Date: 
11/01/2009

Karl F. Schmid

In this construction supervisor’s pocket-sized manual, construction managers and field supervisors alike will find a concise tool kit of leadership skills to motivate and marshal workers onsite. It provides solid, common sense guidelines to preempt, use, and refer to, as problems arise—from unexpected work stoppages to getting better performance and productivity from all.

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