Durability of Building Materials and Components

Author: Vasco Peixoto de de Freitas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642374751
Format: PDF
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Durability of Building Materials and Components provides a collection of recent research works to contribute to the systematization and dissemination of knowledge related to the long-term performance and durability of construction and, simultaneously, to show the most recent advances in this domain. It includes a set of new developments in the field of durability, service life prediction methodologies, the durability approach for historical and old buildings, asset and maintenance management and on the durability of materials, systems and components. The book is divided in several chapters that intend to be a resume of the current state of knowledge for benefit of professional colleagues.

Methodologies for Service Life Prediction of Buildings

Author: Ana Silva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319332902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presenting an analysis of different approaches for predicting the service life of buildings, this monograph discusses various statistical tools and mathematical models, some of which have rarely been applied to the field. It explores methods including deterministic, factorial, stochastic and computational models and applies these to façade claddings. The models allow (i) identification of patterns of degradation, (ii) estimation of service life, (iii) analysis of loss of performance using probability functions, and (iv) estimation of service life using a probability distribution. The final chapter discusses the differences between the different methodologies and their advantages and limitations. The authors also argue that a better understanding of the service life of buildings results in more efficient building maintenance and reduced environmental costs. It not only provides an invaluable resource to students, researchers and industry professionals interested in service life prediction and sustainable construction, but is also of interest to environmental and materials scientists.

Drying and Wetting of Building Materials and Components

Author: J.M.P.Q. Delgado
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319045318
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This book, Drying and Wetting of Building Materials and Components, provides a collection of recent contributions in the field of drying and wetting in porous building materials. The main benefit of the book is that it discusses some of the most important topics related to the drying and wetting processes, namely, innovations and trends in drying science and technology, drying mechanism and theory, equipment, advanced modelling, complex simulation and experimentation. At the same time, these topics will be going to the encounter of a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. The book is divided in several chapters that intend to be a resume of the current state of knowledge for benefit of professional colleagues.

Brick and Block Masonry

Author: Claudio Modena
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498795927
Format: PDF
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Brick and Block Masonry - Trends, Innovations and Challenges contains the lectures and regular papers presented at the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (Padova, Italy, 26-30 June 2016). The contributions cover major topics: - Analysis of masonry structures - Bond of composites to masonry - Building physics and durability - Case studies - Codes and standards - Conservation of historic buildings - Earthen constructions - Eco-materials and sustainability - Fire resistance, blasts, and impacts - Masonry bridges, arches and vaults - Masonry infill walls and RC frames - Masonry materials and testing - Masonry repair and strengthening - New construction techniques and technologies - Reinforced and confined masonry - Seismic performance and vulnerability assessment In an ever-changing world, in which innovations are rapidly implemented but soon surpassed, the challenge for masonry, the oldest and most traditional building material, is that it can address the increasingly pressing requirements of quality of living, safety, and sustainability. This abstracts volume and full paper USB device, focusing on challenges, innovations, trends and ideas related to masonry, in both research and building practice, will proof to be a valuable source of information for researchers and practitioners, masonry industries and building management authorities, construction professionals and educators.

Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems

Author: João M.P.Q. Delgado
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319910620
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This book presents a collection of recent contributions in the field of transport phenomena in multiphase systems, namely, heat and mass transfer. It discusses various topics related to the transport phenomenon in engineering (including state-of-the-art, theory and applications) and introduces some of the most important theoretical advances, computational developments and technological applications in multiphase systems domain, providing a self-contained key reference that is appealing to scientists, researchers and engineers alike. At the same time, these topics are relevant to a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, such as chemical, civil, agricultural, and mechanical engineering.

Recent Developments in Building Diagnosis Techniques

Author: João M.P.Q. Delgado
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811004668
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This book presents a collection of recent research on building diagnosis techniques related to construction pathology, hygrothermal behavior and durability, and diagnostic techniques. It highlights recent advances and new developments in the field of building physics, building anomalies in materials and components, new techniques for improved energy efficiency analysis, and diagnosis techniques such as infrared thermography. This book will be of interest to a wide readership of professionals, scientists, students, practitioners, and lecturers.

La permanenza in architettura

Author: Aa.Vv.
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849264992
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Il termine permanenza, riferito all'architettura, significa mantenimento e affermazione nel tempo dei valori tecnici, funzionali e simbolici degli edifici; indica una precisa categoria di vita utile. Sul piano operativo, richiama anche la programmazione della durata e il progetto della obsolescenza fisica e funzionale; un'azione prioritaria il cui controllo acquisisce valore strategico ai fini della realizzazione stessa dell'intervento. Oggi, al concetto di permanenza è sempre più spesso contrapposto quello di temporaneità: due paradigmi che, nella loro contrapposizione, toccano e, per questo, ci inducono a indagare importanti questioni di politica tecnica ed edilizia, con significative ricadute anche su altri campi, come l'economia e, soprattutto, le politiche ambientali. In altre parole, è giusto che il tema della programmazione della durata edilizia si affianchi sempre più all'esigenza di un uso più razionale delle risorse disponibili. Del tema, il testo propone riflessioni sui termini storici, terminologici e problematici e, in conclusione, su alcune questioni prettamente operative. The word permanence, when related to architecture, means maintaining and assurance of technical, functional and symbolic values of buildings during the time; it denotes a specific category of service life. At operational level, it also refers to service life planning and to management of physical and functional obsolescence; an overriding action whose control takes on a strategic value in order to project construction in itself. Today, it is more and more often contrasted the idea of permanence besides that of temporariness: two paradigms that, in their opposition, concern and, owing to this, persuade us to investigate important matters related to technical and construction politics, with meaningful consequences on other fields too, as well as economy and, above all, environmental politics. In other words, it is right that service life planning of buildings comes more and more abreast of need of a more rational use of available resources. On such theme, the work proposes some notes about historical, terminological and problematic background and, last of all, on some typically operational issues. Massimo Lauria (Reggio Calabria, 1964) architetto, professore associato di Tecnologia dell'Architettura presso la Facoltà di Architettura dell'Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria. Svolge attività di ricerca, nell'Unità Operativa STOA del Dipartimento Arte Scienza e Tecnica del Costruire, nel campo della progettazione dell'esistente, con particolare attenzione ai temi della riqualificazione tecnologica e della manutenzione edilizia.

Der Beton

Author: Richard Grün
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642916392
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

LONDON The Unique City

Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034610939
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In seinem erstmals 1934 erschienenen Buch London. The Unique City erzählt Steen Eiler Rasmussen die faszinierende Geschichte einer Weltstadt. Seine auf umfangreiche Recherchen zur Stadtgeschichte, zu den Lebensformen der Londoner sowie auf eigene langjährige Beobachtungen gestützte Analyse von Londons städtebaulicher und architektonischer Entwicklung macht sein Buch London. The Unique City zu einem Standardwerk. Auch heutigen Lesern gibt der Autor ein lehrreiches stadtgeschichtliches und urbanistisches Kompendium an die Hand. Die erfahrungsbasierte Idee, daß die Zukunft der Stadt von eigenverantwortlich handelnden, sich ihrer Kultur bewußten Bürgern entscheidend mitgeprägt werden kann, von Menschen, die sich für ihre Stadt einsetzen, sie mitgestalten und diese Aufgabe nicht dem Staat überlassen, hat rund 80 Jahre nach dem Jahr der Erstveröffentlichung nicht nur nicht an Aktualität verloren. Der internationale Stadtdiskurs, wie ihn etwa die einflußreichen Urban Age-Konferenzen geführt haben, revitalisiert diese Idee und demonstriert deren Perspektiven an zahlreichen Beispielen. Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1898-1990) war einer der letzten großen Architekten, die ihre Arbeit in einen weiten gesellschaftlichen Kontext stellten. In Kopenhagen zum Architekten ausgebildet, war er in seinen jungen Jahren so erfolgreich, daß er bereits mit 24 Jahren in den ‚Academic Council of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts‘ in Kopenhagen gewählt wurde. 1924 übernahm er die Dozentur des neu gegründeten Stadtplanungsinstituts, bevor er 1938 zum Professor ernannt wurde. Als Dozent an der Architectural Association hielt er sich 1927 für einige Monate in London auf. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ging Rasmussen nach England. Dort wurde er 1949 als Produktdesigner in die ‚Royal Society of Arts‘ berufen. Als Gastprofessor lehrte er am MIT (1952) und in Yale (1954). 1958 folgte die Berufung zum Lethaby Professor für Architektur am Royal College of Art in London. Rasmussen war darüber hinaus langjährig Direktor der Architekturfakultät der Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Dänemark. Seine Beobachtungen und Analysen veröffentlichte er in zahlreichen Publikationen. Deren weitaus berühmteste ist das hier vorgelegte Buch London. The Unique City.