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Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012

by Scott Johnson Jason Dodds

Design, communicate and collaborate with Navisworks Mastering Autodesk Navisworks shows you how to best use the amazing Navisworks software. This collaboration tool enables the consolidation of all files connected to a construction project?including file formats such as Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, and others?into one 3D model that all participants can view, share, navigate, and use for visualization and simulation. With the ability to support 60-plus file formats, Naviworks has an eager fan base seeking more information. Using step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this thorough guide provides the complete guidance you need to master Navisworks. Introduces you to Navisworks using a workflow approach that mirrors how it is used on real projects from start to finish Explains how to import the 60+ supported file formats, navigate around the merged 3D model, document and annotate it, and coordinate schedules with TimeLiner Delves into the powerful clash detection tool, which warns you if a design will not work in the real world Covers advanced functions such as creating visualizations and using scripting tools Features step-by-step instruction, real-world examples, and downloadable before-and-after tutorial files Mastering Autodesk Navisworks is the ultimate reference on this exciting collaboration and design review software.

Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

by Kevin R. Mirabile

The most up-to-date look at how to understand, and invest in, hedge funds Hedge funds are an essential part of the alternative investing arena, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It's important that those investing, or thinking about investing, with hedge funds know exactly what they are about. That's why Kevin Mirabile-a financial professional with over twenty years of business development, regulatory, financing, trading, and sales experience in the hedge fund sector-has created Understanding Hedge Fund Investing. Page-by-page, this reliable resource offers valuable insights into one of the most competitive parts of the investment world. Along the way, you'll become familiar with the evolution of hedge funds and their structure as well as discover what types of individuals and institutions invest using hedge funds. Mirable also takes the time to examine the risks of investing in hedge funds and talks about hedge fund financial statements and taxation. Provides complete coverage of this important investment vehicle, from its different types of investing strategies and styles to what it takes to be a hedge fund manager Multiple-choice questions follow each chapter to assess your comprehension of the topics covered A companion Website contains portfolio models that can be uploaded for use as well as supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Hedge funds offer investors opportunities that aren't usually found elsewhere. But to benefit from them, you first must understand them. This book has the information you need to succeed at this difficult endeavor.

101 Ready-to-Use Excel Macros

by John Walkenbach Michael Alexander

Save time and be more productive with this helpful guide to Excel macros! While most books about Excel macros offer only minor examples, usually aimed at illustrating a particular topic, this invaluable resource provides you with the tools needed to efficiently and effectively program Excel macros immediately. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create VBA macros and explain how to customize your applications to look and work exactly as you want them to. By the end of the book, you will understand how each featured macro works, be able to reuse the macros included in the book and online, and modify the macro for personal use. Shows you how to solve common problems with the featured macros, even if you lack extensive programming knowledge Outlines a problem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excel macro, as well as the downloadable code, to solve the problem Provides an explanation of how each macro works and where to use the macro With 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Macros, Microsoft MVP Michael Alexander helps you save time, automate tasks, and ultimately be more productive.

PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition

by Mark L. Chambers

A perfect companion for your PC! Whether you use your PC for work or play, there's a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide. Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools in Office 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance, upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming. You'll get to know your PC inside and out and find yourself turning to this terrific resource again and again. This new edition features expanded coverage of home networking and desktop gaming, cool hardware for hardcore gamers, exciting new Windows 8 features, and much more. Nine minibooks provide a comprehensive PC overview and include PC Hardware; Windows 8; The Internet; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Office 2013; Music, Movies, and Photos; Upgrading and Supercharging; Home Networking; and Gaming Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 8 operating system Delves into the techy nitty-gritty on things like processor speeds, hard drive capacities, and upgrading Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, offers troubleshooting tips, and discusses how to supercharge your PC's performance PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your PC.

Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

by Jeff Strong

A professional musician guides serious hobbyists through Pro Tool Pro Tools puts professional recording and music production software in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware and the knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff Strong guides you through the latest version of this complex program, offering twice the content of the official guide at a lower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses. The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of new possibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guide explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of it Written by a professional musician and recording engineer who has authored two previous editions of this book as well as Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and distributing your music Explains how to configure your computer and attach hardware, proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to sound the way you want, tips on putting your tracks together professionally, and much more If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharing your sounds with the world.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS6

by Janine Warner

Learn to design and maintain content-rich websites the Visual way With more than 90 percent market share, Dreamweaver is the preferred tool for professional website design and production. For those who learn best visually, this colorful, step-by-step guide is the perfect way to learn the program and start building websites with "wow". Numbered steps and full-color screen shots show you just how to navigate the program, format and style text, create web-based forms and pages, build data-driven sites, and maintain a fully functioning website. All the enhancements of the newest version are covered. Dreamweaver allows you to create web pages without writing code; it is used by more than 90 percent of web designers Using numbered steps and full-color screen shots, this visual guide shows you how to perform more than 150 essential tasks in the newest version of Dreamweaver Covers applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, adding style with images and multimedia, publishing and maintaining a website, using hyperlinks to navigate a site or to link to other sites on the Internet, and creating dynamic websites using databases Shows how to maximize Dreamweaver CS6 when formatting and styling text, creating web-based forms and pages with frames, maintaining a site, and building database-driven sites Perfect for beginners but also covers more advanced skills Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS6 gives visual learners the knowledge and confidence they need to start building effective, eye-popping websites.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY The new iPad

by Lonzell Watson

A new edition of a bestseller, fully updated on the latest features of the iPad! The evolution of the iPad continues to deliver amazing possibilities, which is exactly why this bestselling guide evolves right along with it! Fully updated with coverage on the latest generation of the iPad, this full-color, step-by-step guide is perfectly suited for anyone who is a visual learner and learns best by visual cues and a tactile interface. You'll learn to access and download books, apps, music, and video content as well as send photos and emails, sync with other devices and services, and confidently use the multi-touch display. Highlights how to connect to multimedia content, social networking, and the Internet Shows you how to upload more than half a million apps, including award-winning games and helpful productivity tools Helps you take advantage of the potential of the iPad with the featured visual tips and guidance If you've got the latest iPad, then you certainly need the latest version of Teach Yourself Visually iPad 2 to go with it!

The New iPad Fully Loaded

by Alan Hess

Maximize all that the new iPad has to offer with The New iPad Fully Loaded! The new iPad Fully Loaded is a one-of-a-kind resource for squeezing every bit of functionality from your new iPad. Whether you're downloading content of any sort, looking to get the most out of iOS5, or using your new iPad to control anything from your home stereo system to your vehicle, nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. As you progress through this captivating, full-color book, veteran author Alan Hess takes you beyond the basics and show you how to fully utilize your new iPad and it's impressive features. Peppered with sophisticated tips and tricks, The new iPad Fully Loaded encourages you to modify your new iPad to your own specifications and teaches you never-before-revealed tricks so that you can truly get the most out of this amazing device. Goes beyond the basics to deliver rare tips and tricks on maximizing all that the new iPad has to offer Includes tips, tricks, and techniques that are applicable to every version of the iPad Covers new benefits of iOS 5 Boasts updates on the latest iPad technology developments as well as coverage of both common and uncommon tasks In full-color and sporting a convenient trim size, The new iPad Fully Loaded is the perfect accessory to your new iPad.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Essentials

by Phil Read Eddy Krygiel James Vandezande

Get the Essentials on Autodesk's fastest-growing software package!The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture, teaching readers what they need to become quickly productive with this popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural design software.By following the book's clear explanations, practical tutorials, and step-by-step exercises, you'll cover all the essentials of a typical design workflow. Topics include how to best use the interface, creating floor plans, adding walls and curtain walls, generating color fill plans, preparing documentation, as well as annotating, collaborating, and more. This four-color Essentials guide provides you with the fast and thorough grounding you need in Revit Architecture.Covers Revit Architecture 2012 fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the softwarePrepares you for the Revit Architecture Associate and Professional certification examsUses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functionsHelps you quickly develop the skills needed throughout a project, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basicsGo from concepts to complete construction documents with this essential, full-color guide.

Sony Alpha SLT-A65/A77 For Dummies

by Robert Correll

Just what you need to get up and running with Sony's new flagship dSLRs The Sony a77, with its 24. 3 megapixel sensor, full HD video capability, and translucent mirror system, is poised to be Sony's flagship dSLR camera. With many of the same features but at a lower price point, the a65 is the economy version. This guide will cover all the important steps for getting the most from either model. It shows how to set up the camera to get great shots immediately, explains all the controls and shooting modes, shows how to review images and make basic edits, and offers valuable advice on taking super photos using manual settings. Sony's new a65 and a77 dSLRs feature a huge megapixel sensor, HD video, generous ISO range, and the translucent mirror system unique to Sony This easy-to-follow guide helps you make the most of your investment with complete coverage of all the basic and advanced settings and shooting modes Covers shooting in auto mode, shooting HD video, and taking manual control over exposure, focus, and lighting Explains how to play back images and perform basic edits as well as how to manipulate flash, focus, and color to create top-quality photos With Sony a65/a77 For Dummies, bestselling photography author Robert Correll gives new Sony dSLR users confidence and helps them get everything they paid for in these exciting new Sony camera models.

More Jolts!

by Tracy Tagliati Sivasailam Thiagi" Thiagarajan

The best training and workplace games can engage and energize participants, clarify complex ideas, and help solidify concepts in participants' minds. Game design is both difficult and time consuming, however. Following up on their popular first collection of games, Jolts!, renowned trainer and game experts Thiagi and Tracy Tagliati offer More Jolts!, a collection of 50 ready-to-use jolts. Each jolt is presented in a standard format with clear explanation of how and when to use it. The book provides practical guidelines to help trainers capture participants' attention; smooth transitions; keep participants alert even after a break; tap the wisdom of the group; and break up lectures with relevant activities.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Adobe Muse

by Rob Huddleston

A visual learner's guide to creating beautiful, functional websites without writing a line of code Adobe Muse allows graphic and visual designers to leverage the skills they already have in graphic design programs such as Adobe InDesign to create engaging, visually stunning websites without needing to write code. Veteran web designers as well as those new to website creation will learn to outline what a site needs and who it serves, as well as all about generating a look and feel, implementing the design as a working page, testing functionality, taking the site live, and keeping it going. Adobe Muse empowers graphic designers to create spectacular, functional websites without coding, and this visual guide makes it fast and easy to learn Muse Covers planning the site, designing the page layout, converting the layout to a website, adding multimedia content, and publishing a site Presented in the highly acclaimed Visual step-by-step format that breaks big topics into bite-sized modules and shows exactly what to expect at every step A companion website provides materials for experimentation to help you plan and develop your site Adobe Muse provides graphic and visual designers with the flexibility they have longed for as they design websites; this full-color book helps visual learners master Adobe Muse quickly and easily.

The Triple Bottom Line

by Andrew Savitz

The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation--updated for today's businessesTo ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot--where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders.Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo--and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to failDraws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the fieldIncludes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headedThe Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.

You Gotta Have Balls

by Brandon Steiner

A Brooklyn kid hustles his way to the top of a sports marketing and memorabilia empire Brandon Steiner went from a kid who sat in the nosebleed seats at Yankee and Shea Stadiums to CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing Inc. , one of the largest sports marketing and memorabilia companies in the United States, with an inventory of more than 10,000 collectibles. You Gotta Have Balls details Steiner's multiple entrepreneurial adventures, where he has both learned and taught others his fair share of "rules. " Along the way, he developed some of the most innovative approaches to business-methods that many of today's companies would be wise to observe and employ themselves. You Gotta Have Balls follows Steiner on his pathway to success by demonstrating the business philosophies that allowed him to become the powerful magnate that he is. These ideals include: First to market is everything Ask "What Else?" when working with clients to enhance relationships and elicit more business Don't expand just for the sake of expanding; do it in areas and industries where your passion lies How to train employees while they're in the minor leagues to prepare them for the majors Learn to clearly identify ways to help others rather than sell to them, to align employees and partners with their strengths, and to discover a path where you're most likely to succeed.

Introduction to Architecture

by Francis D.K. Ching James F. Eckler

A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from Ching that surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format, readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture. The book explains the experience and practice of architecture and allied disciplines for future professionals, while those who love the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in the gorgeous illustrations included. Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in an all-in-one introductory text Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler, and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works have been translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphical presentation For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who loves architectural design and drawing, Introduction to Architecture presents a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the subject.

101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

by Vijay Kumar

The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.

Designing Urban Agriculture

by April Philips

A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes-complete with more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection of ecology, design, and community. Showcasing projects and designers from around the world who are forging new paths to the sustainable city through urban agriculture landscapes, it creates a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city and pave a path to healthier communities and environments. This full-color guide begins with a foundation of ecological principles and the idea that the food shed is part of a city's urban systems network. It outlines a design process based on systems thinking and developed for a lifecycle or regenerative-based approach. It also presents strategies, tools, and guidelines that enable informed decisions on planning, designing, budgeting, constructing, maintaining, marketing, and increasing the sustainability of this re-invented cityscape. Case studies demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social value of these landscapes and reveal paths to a greener and healthier urban environment. This unique and indispensable guide: Details how to plan, design, fund, construct, and leverage the sustainability aspects of the edible landscape typology Covers over a dozen typologies including community gardens, urban farms, edible estates, green roofs and vertical walls, edible school yards, seed to table, food landscapes within parks, plazas, streetscapes and green infrastructure systems and more Explains how to design regenerative edible landscapes that benefit both community and ecology and explores the connections between food, policy, and planning that promote viable food shed systems for more resilient communities Examines the integration of management, maintenance, and operations issues Reveals how to create a business model enterprise that addresses a lifecycle approach

Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities

by David J. Neuman

Essential information for the design of college and university facilities Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the planning process and successfully complete the design of college and university buildings, large or small, on time and within budget. Award-winning architect and planner David J. Neuman and a roster of industry-leading contributors share their firsthand knowledge to guide you through all aspects of planning higher education facilities, including learning centers, academic buildings and professional schools, scientific research facilities, housing, athletics and recreation facilities, social and support facilities, and cultural centers. The book combines up-to-date coverage of essential issues related to campus planning, programming, and building design guidelines with detailed project examples. This new edition offers: Numerous photographs, diagrams, plans, and sections Updated project examples, including several buildings completed in the last decade Up-to-date coverage of sustainability and technology issues A new chapter on historic preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of existing buildings New material on the influence of interdepartmental collaboration and renewed communication on the built environment for campuses This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get educated quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

by Perkins Eastman

Essential information for the design of senior living facilities Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for essential information you need to plan and successfully complete the design of residential care environments for seniors on time and within budget. Primary authors Bradford Perkins and J. David Hoglund and their Perkins Eastman colleagues-all experts in senior living design-share firsthand knowledge to guide you through all aspects of the design of senior living communities, including independent living and assisted living apartments, and skilled nursing facilities. This edition features new examples of completed projects and is up to date with the latest developments in senior living design, including coverage of sustainable design, renovation and reinvention, international opportunities, operations, and project financing. This new edition offers: Numerous photographs, diagrams, and plans A new chapter on issues, trends, and challenges for the senior living industry in the next decade A new chapter devoted to sustainability strategies and considerations Up-to-date coverage of new technologies being implemented in senior living facilities New space programming standards and sample programs Like every Building Type Basics book, this conveniently organized quick reference provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.

Heat Conduction

by David W. Hahn M. Necati Ozisik

The long-awaited revision of the bestseller on heat conduction Heat Conduction, Third Edition is an update of the classic text on heat conduction, replacing some of the coverage of numerical methods with content on micro- and nanoscale heat transfer. With an emphasis on the mathematics and underlying physics, this new edition has considerable depth and analytical rigor, providing a systematic framework for each solution scheme with attention to boundary conditions and energy conservation. Chapter coverage includes: Heat conduction fundamentals Orthogonal functions, boundary value problems, and the Fourier Series The separation of variables in the rectangular coordinate system The separation of variables in the cylindrical coordinate system The separation of variables in the spherical coordinate system Solution of the heat equation for semi-infinite and infinite domains The use of Duhamel's theorem The use of Green's function for solution of heat conduction The use of the Laplace transform One-dimensional composite medium Moving heat source problems Phase-change problems Approximate analytic methods Integral-transform technique Heat conduction in anisotropic solids Introduction to microscale heat conduction In addition, new capstone examples are included in this edition and extensive problems, cases, and examples have been thoroughly updated. A solutions manual is also available. Heat Conduction is appropriate reading for students in mainstream courses of conduction heat transfer, students in mechanical engineering, and engineers in research and design functions throughout industry.

Design of Highway Bridges

by Richard M. Barker Jay A. Puckett

Up-to-date coverage of bridge design and analysis- revised to reflect the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFD specifications Design of Highway Bridges, Third Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Revised to conform with the latest fifth edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource for both professionals and students. This updated edition has been reorganized throughout, spreading the material into twenty shorter, more focused chapters that make information even easier to find and navigate. It also features: Expanded coverage of computer modeling, calibration of service limit states, rigid method system analysis, and concrete shear Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues Dozens of worked problems that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications A new color insert of bridge photographs, including examples of historical and aesthetic significance New coverage of the "green" aspects of recycled steel Selected references for further study From gaining a quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design-Design of Highway Bridges is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips, while also serving as an excellent study guide and reference for the U. S. Professional Engineering Examination.

Convection Heat Transfer

by Adrian Bejan

A new edition of the bestseller on convection heat transfer A revised edition of the industry classic, Convection Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition, chronicles how the field of heat transfer has grown and prospered over the last two decades. This new edition is more accessible, while not sacrificing its thorough treatment of the most up-to-date information on current research and applications in the field. One of the foremost leaders in the field, Adrian Bejan has pioneered and taught many of the methods and practices commonly used in the industry today. He continues this book's long-standing role as an inspiring, optimal study tool by providing: Coverage of how convection affects performance, and how convective flows can be configured so that performance is enhanced How convective configurations have been evolving, from the flat plates, smooth pipes, and single-dimension fins of the earlier editions to new populations of configurations: tapered ducts, plates with multiscale features, dendritic fins, duct and plate assemblies (packages) for heat transfer density and compactness, etc. New, updated, and enhanced examples and problems that reflect the author's research and advances in the field since the last edition A solutions manual Complete with hundreds of informative and original illustrations, Convection Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive and approachable text for students in schools of mechanical engineering.

Exterior Building Enclosures

by C. Keith Boswell

A comprehensive guide to the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and related professionals, this book addresses the design and execution of sophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number of commercial building types and in a variety of building materials. It focuses on the design process by delineating enclosure basics, the participants (owners, architects, engineers, consultants) and their roles and responsibilities through collaboration, and tracking the design process through construction. This comprehensive handbook covers all of the factors that affect the design of a building enclosure, including function, visual aesthetics, performance requirements, and many other criteria. In-depth case studies of projects of various scales, types, and climate conditions illustrate the successful implementation of exterior wall enclosure solutions in brick masonry, stone, architectural concrete, glass, and metals. This unique and indispensable guide: Defines the functions, physical requirements, design principles, and types of exterior building enclosures Identifies the participants in the design and construction process and specifies their roles and responsibilities Presents a step-by-step process for the design of exterior enclosures, from defining goals and developing concepts through creating construction documents Reviews the construction process from bidding and negotiation through the paper phase to the "brick and mortar" stage Provides details on the properties of exterior enclosure materials, including structural considerations, weather protection, fire safety, and more Covers a variety of materials, including brick masonry, natural stone masonry, architectural concrete, metal framing and glass, and all-glass enclosures Written by the technical director of the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Exterior Building Enclosures is an indispensable resource for architects, engineers, facade consultants, and green design consultants working on commercial building projects.

Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings

by John J. Cullinane

A practical guide to the maintenance and repair of old and historic buildings Carrying out work in accordance with the U. S. Secretary of the Interior's standards and guidelines can be a challenge for professionals charged with the preservation, restoration, and care of historic properties. This book-with-CD package facilitates the process with more than 400 field guidelines for the treatment of historic building structures, systems, and materials. It includes: Background and rationale for treatment Annotated standards and guidelines Step-by-step treatment instructions Information on energy conservation and meeting LEED and ADA requirements The treatment guidelines cover a wide range of issues, from how to replace broken glass in wood and metal windows to preparing historic mortar. Each guideline can be printed out individually from the accompanying CD for easy reference and on-site use. Well organized and easy to use, Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings is a valuable resource for architects, engineers, facility managers, and related professionals working in the areas of building preservation and restoration.

Practical Tunnel Driving

by Gary B. Hemphill

The only modern guide to all aspects of practical tunnel construction Practical Tunnel Construction fills a void in the literature for a practical guide to tunnel construction. By taking the reader through a brief introduction and history to a comprehensive discussion of how the geological factors affect tunneling, the author covers the stages and technology that are common today without using complex equations. Written for the individual who does not have an extensive background in tunneling but who has to make tunneling decisions, the various tunneling methods are discussed to help in the determination of the appropriate method. The methods discussed are: hand mining, drill/blast, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM), Norwegian Method of Tunnelling (NMT), Roadheader, Earth Pressure Balance Machine (EPBM), and Slurry Pressure Balance Machine (SPBM). This book focuses on driven tunnels. This versatile handbook: Offers clear and accessible coverage of the state of the art in tunnel construction Introduces the essentials of design and construction of many types of tunnels, including TBM, EPB, Roadheader, NATM, drill and blast, and soft ground tunneling Provides nontechnical guidance on selecting the most appropriate tunneling methods for various situations Includes a brief history of tunneling and an introduction to geotechnical considerations Discusses tunnel access shaft construction, mucking methods, tunnel haulage, grout, water handling, and much more Practical Tunnel Construction is an important resource for students, construction managers, tunnel designers, municipal engineers, or engineers who are employed by government agencies or corporations that are exploring the feasibility of planning and designing or building a tunnel.

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