Dewalt Residential Construction Codes, Complete Handbook

Author: Lynn Underwood

Publisher: Dewalt

ISBN: 9781133129530

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7995

The DEWALT RESIDENTIAL Construction CODES Complete Handbook uses the 2012 International Residential Code to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two- family dwellings, and presents them to readers in a dynamic, easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Chapters cover the wide range of areas that must meet IRC mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical installations. The DEWALT RESIDENTIAL Construction CODES Complete Handbook is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project.

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils

Author: John D. Nelson,Kuo Chieh Chao,Daniel D. Overton,Erik J. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415299

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 7449

Your guide to the design and construction of foundations onexpansive soils Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills asignificant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage ofthe design and construction of foundations for expansive soils.Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combinedindustry experience, this important new work is the only modernguide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying andanalyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designsappropriate for specific locations. Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause ofdamage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises withregard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantlygreater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction ofthe deformations are difficult to predict. Now, FoundationEngineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractorscoverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than atheoretical one. Plus, they'll have access to case studies coveringthe design and construction of foundations on expansive salts fromboth commercial and residential projects. Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansivesoils and their threats Includes information on both shallow and deep foundationdesign Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerouscase studies Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and siteinvestigation techniques used for establishing the physicalproperties of expansive soils If you're a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer orcontractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-levelundergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines,Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-haveaddition to your library of resources.

Principles of Structural Design

Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition

Author: Ram S. Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146655231X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 668

A structural design book with a code-connected focus, Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition introduces the principles and practices of structural design. This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs in accordance with the codes. What’s New in This Edition: Reflects all the latest revised codes and standards The text material has been thoroughly reviewed and expanded, including a new chapter on concrete design Suitable for combined design coursework in wood, steel, and concrete Includes all essential material—the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs according to the codes This book uses the LRFD basis of design for all structures This updated edition has been expanded into 17 chapters and is divided into four parts. The first section of the book explains load and resistance factor design, and explores a unified approach to design. The second section covers wood design and specifically examines wood structures. It highlights sawn lumber, glued laminated timber, and structural composite/veneer lumber. The third section examines steel structures. It addresses the AISC 2010 revisions to the sectional properties of certain structural elements, as well as changes in the procedure to design the slip-critical connection. The final section includes a chapter on T beams and introduces doubly reinforced beams. Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition was designed to be used for joint coursework in wood, steel, and concrete design.

Forensic Engineering

Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures

Author: Stephen E. Petty

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143989972X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 806

View: 4221

A comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. With a focus on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures. Edited by an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, and authors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a non-technical manner. It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations. It begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness. Much of what must be known in this field is not learned in school, but is based upon experience since recognizing the cause of a building system failure requires a blending of skills from the white collar and blue collar worlds. Such knowledge can be vital since failures (e.g., water entry) often result from construction activities completed out of sequence.. This book details proven methodologies based on over 7,000 field investigations, methodologies which can be followed by both professionals and laymen alike.

2012 International Building Code Handbook

Author: Douglas W. Thornburg,John R. Henry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071801316

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 992

View: 8072

A COMPLETE, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE Updated to reflect the International Code Council 2012 International Building Code, this time-saving resource makes it easy to understand and apply complex IBC requirements and achieve compliance. More than 600 full-color illustrations help to clarify the application and intent of many code provisions, with an emphasis on the structural and fire- and life-safety provisions. The 2012 International Building Code Handbook provides the information you need to get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2012 IBC. Achieve Full Compliance with the 2012 IBC: Scope and Administration Definitions Use and Occupancy Classification Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy General Building Heights and Areas Types of Construction Fire and Smoke Protection Features Interior Finishes Fire Protection Systems Means of Egress Accessibility Interior Environment Exterior Walls Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures Structural Loads and Design Special Inspections and Tests Soils and Foundations Concrete Aluminum Masonry Steel Wood Glass and Glazing Gypsum Board and Plaster Plastic Plumbing Fixture Count Elevators and Conveying Systems Special Construction Encroachments in the Public Right-of-Way Safeguards During Construction Existing Structures Referenced Standards

Il milione

Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717516460

Category: Asia

Page: 508

View: 625

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 2049

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.


Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011818

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 553

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend, die inmitten der «schlechtesten der Welten» ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum «glückseligen Leben» ablegte. Tempo, Jazz, Marihuana, Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberwörter der Beat Generation, die ständig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven, rauscherfüllten Dasein war. Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes ließen sie ein Amerika entdecken, das die bürgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte.

Einfach intelligent produzieren

cradle to cradle: die Natur zeigt, wie wir die Dinge besser machen können

Author: Michael Braungart,William McDonough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833301834

Category: Recycling

Page: 236

View: 8402

"Autos aus Autos? Schuhe als Düngemittel für unsere Balkonblumen? Zukünftig gibt es nur noch zwei Arten von Produkten: Verbrauchsgüter, die vollständig biologisch abgebaut werden können, und Gebrauchsgüter, die sich endlos recyclen lassen. Die Devise lautet: Nicht weniger müssen wir produzieren, sondern verschwenderisch und in technischen und biologischen Kreisläufen. Eine ökologisch-industrielle Revolution steht uns bevor, mit der Natur als Vorbild. Und was die beiden Fachleute in anschaulicher Weise darbieten, ist keineswegs nur graue Theorie, sondern das Ergebnis eigener praktischer Erfahrungen: Michael Braungart und William McDonough erproben seit Jahren mit Firmen wie Ford, Nike, Unilever und BP erfolgreich die Realisierbarkeit ihrer Ideen." -- Herausgeber.

The town and the city

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499149719

Category: Beat generation

Page: 501

View: 2448

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: 378

View: 7482

Mamma Lucia

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304752

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 6443

New York 1928: Die resolute Einwanderin Lucia Santa versucht sich und ihre sechs Kinder im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten durchzubringen. Streit und tränenreiche Versöhnungen sind an der Tagesordnung. Denn wo Lucia noch die überschäumend temperamentvolle Italienerin ist, sind ihre Kinder bereits gläubige Anhänger des amerikanischen Traums ... Unwiderstehlich lebendig, fesselnd und atmosphärisch dicht - der wohl persönlichste Roman Mario Puzos, Autor des Kultbestsellers "Der Pate"!

Die Gabe

Form und Funktion des Austauschs in archaischen Gesellschaften

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283431

Category: Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Page: 208

View: 5997

Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

Tage der Toten


Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518742108

Category: Fiction

Page: 689

View: 616

Mit großem Tatendrang hat sich der US-Drogenfahnder Art Keller daran gemacht, in die Strukturen der mexikanischen Drogenmafia einzudringen – mit Erfolg. So viel Erfolg, dass die Drogendepots reihenweise auffliegen und die Narcotraficantes die Jagd auf ihn eröffnen. Nachdem sein Mitarbeiter von den Gangstern zu Tode gefoltert wurde, schwört Art Keller Rache und startet einen gnadenlosen, blutigen Feldzug gegen die Drogenbarone. Zu spät bemerkt er, dass er sich damit neue Feinde macht – und die sitzen in Washington. Was als „Iran-Contra-Affäre“ in die Geschichte einging, erlebt Keller als gigantisches Drogen-, Geldwäsche- und Waffengeschäft. Vor die Wahl gestellt, seiner Regierung zu dienen oder seinem Gewissen zu folgen, trifft er eine einsame Entscheidung – und stößt dabei auf unverhoffte Verbündete. »Das Buch des Jahrzents.« Lee Child »Ein Epos wie Der Pate.« Andrew Vachss »Vom ersten, herzzerreißenden Satz an war ich süchtig nach diesem Buch.« Ken Bruen »Winslow ist einfach der Hammer.« James Ellroy