Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone Brick and Block Masonry

Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone  Brick and Block Masonry Author Geoffrey Allen
ISBN-10 9781317705017
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 104
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This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction industry. It will prove invaluable for all building practitioners, contractors and tradesmen specifying or handling hydraulic lime on site. Containing many useful tables and charts to assist the practitioner, along with colour illustrations showing lime mortar in use, it also offers practical guidance on: the functions and properties of hydraulic lime; the constituent materials; mixing, reworking, protection and aftercare; and, mortar selection for durability, and health and safety issues

Heritage Masonry

Heritage Masonry Author S. Syngellakis
ISBN-10 9781845648398
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 192
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Masonry is a traditional, highly durable mode of construction; many heritage masonry structures, built at various historical periods, have survived, to a lesser or greater extent, adverse environmental conditions, which have reduced, sometimes considerably, their integrity, strength and durability. Due to the cultural significance of heritage architecture, resources are today allocated towards their restoration and conservation. This volume comprises distinguished contributions from the Transactions of the Wessex Institute describing research efforts towards achieving these objectives. Topics covered include: Understanding of constituent materials, modes of construction and overall mechanical behaviour; Dynamic behaviour; Sonic pulse velocity tests; Micro-vibration measurements; Failure mechanisms; Structural strength assessment; Binding material mixtures; Composition and properties of ancient mortars; Contemporary repair material; Infra-red thermography measurements; Mortars, plasters, renders and grouts. The various issues mentioned above are addressed by the present collection of scientific papers with considerable insight and thoroughness. It is thus hoped that this volume will fill a gap in the literature as a valuable source of information and guidance to researchers and engineers working in the area of restoration and conservation of heritage masonry structures.


Ecohouse Author Sue Roaf
ISBN-10 9781317535621
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 536
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Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case study, Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy-efficient design or 'eco-design'. Now in its fourth edition, the bestselling Ecohouse continues to be both a technical guide and an inspiration for thousands of architects, designers and eco-builders all over the world. Ecohouse provides design information about the latest low-impact materials and technologies, showcasing the newest and best ‘green’ solutions. Revised and updated, this edition also includes new case studies inspiring readers with more real-life examples of how to make an ecohouse work.

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Anamnesis Diagnosis Therapy Controls

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions  Anamnesis  Diagnosis  Therapy  Controls Author Koen Van Balen
ISBN-10 9781317206620
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 338
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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. A special focus has been put on six specific themes: - Innovation and heritage - Preventive conservation - Computational strategies for heritage structures - Sustainable strengthening of masonry with composites - Values and sustainability, and - Subsoil interaction The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.

Concrete Solutions 2014

Concrete Solutions 2014 Author Michael Grantham
ISBN-10 9781315737317
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 834
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The Concrete Solutions series of International Conferences on Concrete Repair began in 2003 with a conference held in St. Malo, France in association with INSA Rennes. Subsequent conferences have seen us partnering with the University of Padua in 2009 and with TU Dresden in 2011. This conference is being held for the first time in the UK, in association with Queen’s University Belfast and brings together delegates from 36 countries to discuss the latest advances and technologies in concrete repair. Earlier conferences were dominated by electrochemical repair, but there has been an interesting shift to more unusual methods, such as bacterial repair of concrete plus an increased focus on service life design aspects and modelling, with debate and discussion on the best techniques and the validity of existing methods. Repair of heritage structures is also growing in importance and a number of the papers have focused on the importance of getting this right, so that we may preserve our rich cultural heritage of historic structures. This book is an essential reference work for those working in the concrete repair field, from Engineers to Architects and from Students to Clients.

Fachw rterbuch Bauwesen Dictionary Building and Civil Engineering

Fachw  rterbuch Bauwesen   Dictionary Building and Civil Engineering Author Uli Gelbrich
ISBN-10 9783322912688
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 423
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Das "Fachwörterbuch Bauwesen, Deutsch-Englisch" enthält etwa 35.000 Stammformen von Fachtermini aus den Bereichen Architektur und Bauwesen mit den wichtigsten Wortkombinationen und Spezialbegriffen, die in Fachtexten, Zeichnungen, Ausschreibungen und Verträgen vorkommen. Zusammen mit dem "Fachwörterbuch Bauwesen, Deutsch-Englisch", das etwa die gleiche Anzahl von Stichwörtern enthält, leistet dieses Wörterbuch einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Erschließung und zum Austausch von internationalem Fachwissen und ist daher besonders auf internationalen Baustellen ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel.

Building Construction

Building Construction Author S.S. Bhavikatti
ISBN-10 9789325960794
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Building Construction covers the entire process of building construction in detail, from the stage of planning and foundation building to the finishing stages like plastering, painting, electricity supply and woodwork. Each of the basic components of a building are covered separately, including doors, windows, floors, roof, walls, partitions, as are the basic finishing works like plumbing, damp-proofing, ventilation, air conditioning and so on. Essential features of construction like accoustics, fire-resistance and earthquake-resistant design are also covered. In keeping with contemporary needs, the book also inlcudes a chapter on the environmental impact of a building and how to make it green. The text, presented in simple, precise and reader-friendly language, is amply supported by figures and tables. Together with its companion volume, Building Materials, the book will meet the academic requirements of degree, as well as diploma courses in civil engineering and architecture.

Brick and Block Masonry

Brick and Block Masonry Author Claudio Modena
ISBN-10 9781498795920
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 434
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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.

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book 2nd Edition

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book  2nd Edition Author Fiona Cobb
ISBN-10 9780750686860
Release 2008-12-11
Pages 395
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Now in its second edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, particularly those taking the iStructE Part 3 Exam. The combination of tables, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb make it a valuable aid in scheme design for structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. Concise and precise, this second edition is updated to reflect changes to the British Standards, which are used and referenced throughout, as well as the addition of a new section on sustainability. Other subject areas include timber, masonry, steel, concrete, aluminium and glass.

Introduction to Early American Masonry Stone Brick Mortar and Plaster

Introduction to Early American Masonry  Stone  Brick  Mortar  and Plaster Author Harley J. McKee
ISBN-10 IND:39000005929554
Release 1973-01-01
Pages 92
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Introduction to Early American Masonry Stone Brick Mortar and Plaster has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Introduction to Early American Masonry Stone Brick Mortar and Plaster also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Introduction to Early American Masonry Stone Brick Mortar and Plaster book for free.

Construction Materials

Construction Materials Author Peter Domone
ISBN-10 0203927575
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 568
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So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling. Covers the following materials: metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass. This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.

Brick and stone work

Brick and stone work Author Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105129750340
Release 1937
Pages 56
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Brick and stone work has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brick and stone work also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brick and stone work book for free.

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction Preserving Safety and Significance Two Volume Set

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction  Preserving Safety and Significance  Two Volume Set Author Dina D'Ayala
ISBN-10 9781439828229
Release 2008-06-02
Pages 1588
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The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.

Masonry Bricklaying and Plastering

Masonry  Bricklaying and Plastering Author Robert Scott Burn
ISBN-10 9781317742067
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 640
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Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, a useful coverage of both traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pise, but also examines the developments in the use of cement for wall covering as well as cement blocks to be used as artificial stone. This reprint of the original work contains over 400 pages of text dealing with materials, practical construction techniques, masonry and brickwork, principles of design, drawing, plastering and wall decoration, as well as many other aspects of construction. The 160 plates which accompany the text include a large number of drawings of different parts of buildings, including: window, door and wall details in various styles; arches; staircases; consoles and brackets in stone and terracotta; hollow and ornamental brickwork and designs of shop fronts.

Masonry and Concrete

Masonry and Concrete Author Beall
ISBN-10 0070067066
Release 2000-08-25
Pages 400
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The only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals Part of the Complete Construction Series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behavior of each material Provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations


Patterns Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048084415
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Patterns has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Patterns also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Patterns book for free.

Lea s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

Lea s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete Author Peter Hewlett
ISBN-10 0080535410
Release 2003-11-12
Pages 1092
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Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete deals with the chemical and physical properties of cements and concretes and their relation to the practical problems that arise in manufacture and use. As such it is addressed not only to the chemist and those concerned with the science and technology of silicate materials, but also to those interested in the use of concrete in building and civil engineering construction. Much attention is given to the suitability of materials, to the conditions under which concrete can excel and those where it may deteriorate and to the precautionary or remedial measures that can be adopted. First published in 1935, this is the fourth edition and the first to appear since the death of Sir Frederick Lea, the original author. Over the life of the first three editions, this book has become the authority on its subject. The fourth edition is edited by Professor Peter C. Hewlett, Director of the British Board of Agrement and visiting Industrial Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee. Professor Hewlett has brought together a distinguished body of international contributors to produce an edition which is a worthy successor to the previous editions.