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Since the publication of the successful first edition of Earthquake Protection there have been 110 lethal earthquakes, killing 130 000 people; there have also been significant developments in the field of earthquake risk management, particularly in the modelling and analysis of risk for insurance and financial services. Furthermore, major earthquake disasters, such as the 1994 Northridge earthquake in California, the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan and... more...

Ideal introduction to designing to the new Eurocode specification for civil and structural engineering students, technicians and professionals.Covering Eurocode 3 (Steel Structural Design) and Eurocode 4 (Design of Composite steel) and using worked examples, this book provides a practical way of understanding and complying with the steel Eurocodes in preparation for their introduction in 2010. *Guidance to... more...

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by Chan Li
The book illustrates 44 new architectures for higher education from all over the world. Most of the projects have received some architectural awards.

"Prefab Architecture . . . is beyond theory, and beyond most of what we think we know about pods, containers, mods, and joints. This book is more than 'Prefabrication 101.' It is the Joy of Cooking writ large for the architecture and construction industries."—From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIAThe definitive reference on prefab architecture for architects and construction professionalsWritten for architects and related design and construction... more...


Students setting out for a career in plumbing need a clear, concise and comprehensive textbook to help them study for their Technical Certificate and Level 2 NVQ - and this book meets all those needs.Steve Muscroft expertly guides you through each of the key areas and processes in plumbing, from the basics through cold and hot water systems to health and safety and best practice on site.The best way to learn something is to do it for yourself - so... more...

Spectacular observational breakthroughs, particularly by the WMAP satellite, have led to a new epoch of CMB science long after its original discovery. Taking a physical approach, the authors of this volume, which was first published in 2006, probe the problem of the 'darkness' of the Universe: the origin and evolution of dark energy and matter in the cosmos. Starting with the observational background of modern cosmology, they provide an accessible... more...

Plan, implement, and troubleshoot any type of insulation application Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, Insulation Handbook, by Richard T. Bynum and Daniel L. Rubino, is a thorough guide to all the important methods, materials, and concepts associated with it, along with sound problem-solving advice. You’ll slash construction time and costs while maximizing energy efficiency with this... more...

INSPECT ANY HOME INSIDE AND OUT--WITH HELP FROM AN EXPERT! Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you're selling your home, you'll learn... more...

If you are thinking about getting a hot tub or spa - or already own one - here is the best investment you can make. There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence - and not get soaked - let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to do it yourself and save thousands.Terry helps you select, purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade all types of spas and hot tubs.... more...