Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection

Author: Charles A. Harper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071433309
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first handbook devoted to the coverage of materials in the field of fire engineering. Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook walks you through the challenging maze of choosing form the hundreds of commercially available materials used in buildings today and tells you which burn and /or are weakened during exposure to fire. It is the burning characteristics of materials, which usually allow fires to begin and propagate, and the degradation of materials that cause the most damage. Providing expert guidance every step of the way, Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook helps the architect, designers and fire protection engineers to design and maintain safer buildings while complying with international codes.

Handbooks and Tables in Science and Technology

Author: Russell H. Powell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0897745345
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides a bibliography of more than three thousand handbooks in various aspects of science and technology, from abrasives and band structures to yield strength and zero defects

Building Construction

Author: Michael Lewis Smith
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137083787
Format: PDF
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Text only. This product does NOT include a Resource Central Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a Resource Central Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283007-8 Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, it explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

Author: Jane Lataille
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080506496
Format: PDF, Docs
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A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications

Illustrated 2000 Building Code Handbook

Author: Patterson
Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
ISBN: 9780070494374
Format: PDF, Kindle
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*The first book to reference the new International Building Code, making it a definitive resource for all practicing architects and engineers *The only illustrated code book in existence--dimensioned line drawings help designers and builders visualize code requirements quickly and easily, speeding along the building process *Points out differences between the newly integrated universal building code and the old Uniform, Southern, and National Building Codes

Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual

Author: Christine Beall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070051553
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author presents a comprehensive treatment of control principles and design methods for moisture control in buildings. The text addresses the physical nature of rain, snow, ice and vapour behaviour, as well as the variations in climate and its effects on the durability of building materials.

Twentieth Century Building Materials

Author: Thomas C. Jester
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606063251
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over the concluding decades of the twentieth century, the historic preservation community increasingly turned its attention to modern buildings, including bungalows from the 1930s, gas stations and diners from the 1940s, and office buildings and architectural homes from the 1950s. Conservation efforts, however, were often hampered by a lack of technical information about the products used in these structures, and to fill this gap Twentieth-Century Building Materials was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and first published in 1995. Now, this invaluable guide is being reissued—with a new preface by the book’s original editor. With more than 250 illustrations, including a full-color photographic essay, the volume remains an indispensable reference on the history and conservation of modern building materials. Thirty-seven essays written by leading experts offer insights into the history, manufacturing processes, and uses of a wide range of materials, including glass block, aluminum, plywood, linoleum, and gypsum board. Readers will also learn about how these materials perform over time and discover valuable conservation and repair techniques. Bibliographies and sources for further research complete the volume. The book is intended for a wide range of conservation professionals including architects, engineers, conservators, and material scientists engaged in the conservation of modern buildings, as well as scholars in related disciplines.

Site Planning and Design Handbook Second Edition

Author: Thomas Russ
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071605592
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity. Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success. Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to: Integrate sustainability into site design Gather site data and perform site analysis Meet community standards and expectations Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods Manage brownfield redevelopment Apply landscape ecology principles to site design Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation