Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels by Jill Jonnes

By Jill Jonnes

"Superb. [A] nice narrative" (The Wall highway Journal ) in regards to the debatable development of recent York's liked unique Penn Station and its tunnels.

As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The nice Bridge verify, readers are fascinated by the grand personalities and schemes that populated ny on the shut of the 19th century. Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting fight waged via the nice Pennsylvania Railroad to construct Penn Station and the huge method of tunnels that may attach water-bound new york to the remainder of the continent by means of rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a fantastic story of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking jam-packed with the main colourful figures of Gilded Age ny.

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Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy by Andreas Athienitis, William O'Brien

By Andreas Athienitis, William O'Brien

Development power layout is at the moment facing a interval of significant alterations. One key issue of this is often the adoption of net-zero power as an extended time period target for brand spanking new constructions in so much constructed international locations. to accomplish this objective loads of learn is required to amass wisdom and to make use of it in sensible functions. during this publication, complete foreign specialists current complicated modeling options in addition to in-depth case reports so one can relief designers in optimally utilizing simulation instruments for net-zero power development layout. The techniques and applied sciences mentioned during this publication are, although, additionally appropriate for the layout of energy-plus constructions. This publication was once facilitated by way of overseas strength Agency's sun Heating and Cooling (SHC) courses and the power in structures and groups (EBC) courses in the course of the joint SHC job 40/EBC Annex fifty two: in the direction of web 0 strength sun structures R&D collaboration.

After providing the basic thoughts, layout thoughts, and applied sciences required to accomplish net-zero power in structures, the e-book discusses assorted layout strategies and instruments to help the layout of net-zero strength structures (NZEBs). a considerable bankruptcy reviews on 4 different NZEBs which were working for no less than years. those case reports are tremendous prime quality simply because all of them have excessive solution measured info and the authors have been in detail serious about them all from perception to working. through evaluating the projections made utilizing the respective layout instruments with the particular functionality info, winning (and unsuccessful) layout ideas and procedures, layout and simulation instruments, and applied sciences are identified.

Written via either teachers and practitioners (building designers) and through North americans in addition to Europeans, this ebook offers a truly wide viewpoint. It features a exact description of layout techniques and a listing of applicable instruments for every layout section, plus equipment for parametric research and mathematical optimization. it's a guide for development designers that pulls from either the profound theoretical history and the gigantic useful event of the authors.

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Fundamentals of Geosynthetic Engineering by Sanjay Kumar Shukla

By Sanjay Kumar Shukla

Basics of Geosynthetic Engineering presents an summary of the fundamental thoughts of this topic, specifically assembly the necessities of scholars in civil engineering in addition to of working towards civil engineers who've now not been trained in geosynthetics in the course of their collage education. All significant elements on the topic of the sphere purposes, together with software directions and outlines of case stories, were incorporated for you to generate complete self assurance within the engineering use of geosynthetics. The booklet features a huge variety of line drawings, sketches, graphs, photos, and tables to give an explanation for the (basic) innovations of the entire themes coated. meant to explain the basics of geosynthetic engineering. Readers will locate this publication interactive and wll comprehend the fundamental options of lots of the subject matters via self-reading merely.

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Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns by Dora P. Crouch

By Dora P. Crouch

This research explains the Greco-Roman city shape because it pertains to the geological foundation at chosen websites within the Mediterranean basin. all of the sites--Argos, Delphi, Ephesus, and Syracuse between them--has manifested in its actual shape the geology on which it stood and from which it used to be made. L "By demonstrating the dependence of a bunch of towns on its geological base," the writer writes, "the learn forces us to check extra heavily the ecology of human payment, no longer as a collection of theories yet as a suite of useful constraints..." Exacting cognizance should be given to neighborhood geology (types of establishing stones, traditional springs, impact of earthquakes, silting, etc.) The findings are in accordance with website courses, visits to the websites, and the newest archaeological plans. The booklet is illustrated with unique photos and geological maps indicating the identified Greco-Roman features--the first such maps released for any of the websites.

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Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics (13th by Charles D. Ghilani

By Charles D. Ghilani

Ordinary Surveying, 13e, is perfect for Surveying classes provided in Civil Engineering departments and is an invaluable reference for civil engineers. This hugely readable, best-selling textual content provides easy recommendations and functional fabric in all of the parts primary to fashionable surveying (geomatics) perform. Its intensity and breadth are perfect for self-study. The thirteenth variation is up to date all through to mirror the newest advances and know-how.

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Boundary elements in dynamics by J. Dominguez

By J. Dominguez

The aim of this monograph is to summarize the present country of study of the Boundary aspect strategy [BEM] in dynamics of continua. the most emphasis is at the improvement of other B.E. formulations for time-dependent difficulties and the required mathematical alterations to provide computing device codes that are in a position to clear up scalar, elastic and poroelastic wave propagation difficulties. one other great a part of the booklet covers the applying of BEM to big engineering difficulties in dynamics. the math occupied with realizing the issues mentioned are given in sufficient aspect as to make the e-book as self-contained as attainable. Readers with nearly no heritage in B.E. or dynamics may still locate the textual content transparent and priceless. ''Boundary parts in Dynamics'' has been written with a twin objective. The purpose is for it to be not just a reference paintings for researchers and engineers, but in addition a publication from which scientists, graduate scholars and working towards engineers can study intimately the formula, implementation and useful functions of the BEM in dynamics.This e-book will be acceptable as textual content to a direction on Boundary parts in Dynamics or as a complement to different books in a extra common direction.

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Foundation Engineering Handbook: Design and Construction by Robert Day

By Robert Day

This useful source specializes in beginning engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical features and using the overseas construction Code(R).Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) is a number one forensic engineer and the manager engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. the writer of over two hundred released technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for a number of specialist institutions, together with ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. He holds either bachelors and masters levels in structural engineering from Villanova college and a master's in civil engineering and a civil engineer measure from the Massachusetts Institute of expertise. the writer of five McGraw-Hill books in geotechnical engineering and contributor to varied handbooks at the topic.

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Dynamics of Structures by Anil K. Chopra

By Anil K. Chopra

  Designed for senior-level and graduate classes in Dynamics of buildings and Earthquake Engineering. The textual content comprises many subject matters encompassing the speculation of structural dynamics and the applying of this conception relating to earthquake research, reaction, and layout of buildings. No previous wisdom of structural dynamics is believed and the way of presentation is satisfactorily precise and built-in, to make the booklet compatible for self-study through scholars engineers.

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