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A concise and practical introduction to the new European Code of Practice for Design of Concrete Structures, EC2. This book guides the reader through the background to the Eurocodes and explains the main differences between them and the equivalent Standard Codes of Practice. An Introduction to Eurocode 2 will be invaluable for engineers who need to learn about the new code and how it can be used effectively in design.

With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Using Natural Finishes is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes. Providing step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations to show the practical elements of working with lime and... more...

Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction, Fourth Edition, offers students an accessible, visually oriented introduction to structural theory that doesn't rely on calculus. Instead, illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components enable students to better visualize the connection between theoretical concepts and the experiential nature of real buildings and materials. This new edition... more...

A compelling look at the contemporary art and artists that are transforming Detroit's physical landscape.

For two-semester courses in Art History, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective.   ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market.  These hallmarks make ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art.    This... more...


A manual of constructional details which shows how successful results in acoustic design can be achieved by correct use of building materials, products and components. Details are drawn to scale and carry informative labelling and supplementary text. This updated and revised edition of an established reference book, in an improved format and layout, will be a welcome addition to current reference works on acoustic design.

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This book will provide comprehensive, practical knowledge for the design of reinforced concrete buildings. The approach will be unique as it will focus primarily on the design of various structures and structural elements as done in design offices with an emphasis on compliance with the relevant codes. It will give an overview of the integrated design of buildings and explain the design of various elements such as slabs, beams, columns,... more...

Examines the assessment, specification, installation, and maintenance of cooling towers. This revised edition (first, 1967) presents new developments in manufacturing practice and changes in construction (such as the elimination of timber packing in favor of plastics) and the use of new technology and designs of drift eliminators to avoid biological contamination, particularly by Legionella bacteria. Also reviews water treatment systems and noise... more...

This volume contains forty of the papers presented at the International Conference on 'Mathematics in Transport Planning and Control' which was held at Cardiff University from 1-3 April, 1998. This was the third such conference run under the auspices of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, the first being held at the University of Surrey in 1979, and the second at Cardiff University in 1989. Over fifty papers were submitted for... more...