2006 International Building Code Companion

Author: R. Dodge Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007151077X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A User-Friendly Guide to the 2006 International Building Code that Helps You Interpret and Apply Codes Quickly and Easily! Turn to the 2006 International Building Code Companion for a clear, conversational approach to interpreting and applying the Code on the job. Written by renowned construction author R. Dodge Woodson, this practical reference will enable you to cut through the complexities of Code language, so you can do your work more efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively. Filled with 200 detailed illustrations, the 2006 International Building Code Companion features: A plain-English explanation of the 2006 International Building Code Expert interpretations of complicated Code language Comprehensive coverage of every Code provision A wealth of practical information on employee qualifications, accessibility requirements, the ICC's Electrical Code, and other topics Inside This Easy-to-Understand Building Code Resource Use and Occupancy Classification • General Building Heights and Areas • Types of Construction • Interior Finishes • Fire Protection Systems • Means of Egress • Accessibility • Interior Environment • Energy Efficiency • Exterior Walls • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures • Structural Design • Soils and Foundations • Concrete • Aluminum • Masonry • Steel • Wood • Glass and Glazing • Gypsum Board and Plaster • Plastic • Electrical • Mechanical Systems • Plumbing Systems • Elevators and Conveying Systems • Safeguards During Construction • Existing Structures • And Much More!

International Fuel Gas Code Companion

Author: Roger Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596259
Format: PDF
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Cut Through the Complexities of the International Fuel Gas Code-Achieve Full Compliance on Every Project! International Fuel and Gas Code Companion combines a clear, conversational explanation of this complicated Code with the latest tactics and techniques for applying the Code standards on the job. Working closely with the International Code Council, Master Gasfitter and bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson provides easy-to-understand interpretations of the Code that will enable you to achieve full Code compliance-quickly and easily. Filled with over 150 detailed illustrations, this time- and money-saving guide presents helpful tables for sizing and capacities as well as vital safety inspection procedures. International Fuel and Gas Code Companion features: A clear, conversational explanation of the International Fuel Gas Code The latest tactics and techniques for applying the Code successfully Tables for sizing and capacities of gas piping and venting systems Recommended safety inspection procedures Inside This Plain-English Companion to the International Fuel Gas Code • Administration • Definitions • General Regulations • Gas Piping Installations • Chimneys and Vents • Specific Appliances • Gaseous Hydrogen Systems • Referenced Standards • Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping • Sizing of Venting Systems • Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct Venting Systems • Recommended Procedures for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Author: Howard Tumber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317215133
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights. The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media, including scholarship that examines media as a human right alongside that which looks at media coverage of human rights issues. This international collection of 49 newly written pieces thus provides a unique overview of current research in the field, while also providing historical context to help students and scholars appreciate how such developments depart from past practices. The volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, and the role of media organisations and journalistic work. It is organised thematically in five parts: Communication, Expression and Human Rights Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social and Political. Individual essays cover an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information and children’s rights in the digital age. With contributions from both leading scholars and emerging scholars, the Companion offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights provides a comprehensive introduction to the current field useful for both students and researchers, and defines the agenda for future research.

The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement

Author: Farhan Karim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317495705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Socially engaged architecture is a broad and emerging architectural genre that promises to redefine architecture from a market-driven profession to a mix of social business, altruism, and activism that intends to eradicate poverty, resolve social exclusion, and construct an egalitarian global society. The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement offers a critical enquiry of socially engaged architecture’s current context characterized by socio-economic inequity, climate change, war, increasing global poverty, microfinance, the evolving notion of professionalism, the changing conception of public, and finally the growing academic interest in re-visioning the social role of architecture. Organized around case studies from the United States, Brazil, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan the book documents the most important recent developments in the field. By examining diverse working methods and philosophies of socially engaged architecture, the handbook shows how socially engaged architecture is entangled in the global politics of poverty, reconstruction of the public sphere, changing role of the state, charity, and neoliberal urbanism. The book presents debates around the issue of whether architecture actually empowers the participators and alleviates socio-economic exclusion or if it instead indirectly sustains an exploitive capitalism. Bringing together a range of theories and case studies, this companion offers a platform to facilitate future lines of inquiry in education, research, and practice.

The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107035201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The updated second edition of the only handbook to offer a comprehensive analysis of research and theory in the field of multimedia learning, or learning from words and images. It examines research-based principles to determine the most effective methods of multimedia instruction and uses cognitive theory to explain how these methods work.

Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century

Author: Donald Phares
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317469585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in the first three chapters. The distinguished contributors address such governance issues as city-county consolidation, local-federal coordination, annexation and special districting, and private contracting, with special attention to lessons learned from both successes and failures. As urban governance innovations have clearly outpaced urban government structures in recent years, the topics covered here are especially relevant.

Operations Research

Author: Frederick S. Hillier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486792083
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.

Handbook of Public Relations

Author: Robert L. Heath
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412909549
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook of Public Relations offers a comprehensive and detailed examination of the field. It gives scholars, practitioners, and students a solid review of the status of the scholarly literature, stressing the role that public relations can play in building relationship between organizations, markets, audiences, and publics.

Das Harvard Konzept

Author: Roger Fisher
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641234441
Format: PDF
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Erweitert und neu übersetzt: mit aktuellen Verhandlungsbeispielen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum Seit 35 Jahren ist »Das Harvard-Konzept« weltweit das Standardwerk zum Thema Verhandeln. Es hat uns gelehrt, nicht um Positionen zu feilschen, sondern sich auf Interessen zu konzentrieren und zwischen Menschen und Problemen stets zu trennen. So wird es möglich, dass Parteien zum beiderseitigen Vorteil verhandeln und Win-win-Situationen schaffen. Egal ob politische Konflikte, Vertrags- und Gehaltsverhandlungen oder Tarifgespräche – für alle Berufsgruppen hat das Harvard-Konzept die Art und Weise, wie wir verhandeln, Differenzen beilegen und Lösungen finden, für immer verändert. Der Klassiker ist um neue Fallstudien aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum erweitert und liegt jetzt erstmals gänzlich überarbeitet und in einer vollkommen neuen Übersetzung vor.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662470284
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.