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Cement Chemistry

Author(s): H F W Taylor
Publication date: 01 April 1997
ISBN: 9780727725929
Stock level: Low stock
£104.00 £130.00
H. F. W. Taylor was for many years Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at he University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Since 1948, his main research interest has been the chemistry of cement. His early work laid the foundations of our understanding of the structure at the nanometre level of C-S-H, the principal product formed when cement is mixed with water,

Bridge Modification 2: Stronger and Safer Bridges

Author(s): Edited by B Pritchard, Consulting Engineer
Publication date: 01 March 1997
ISBN: 9780727725899
Stock level: Low stock
£35.64 £44.55
Changes in vehicle weight limits and revisions to safety standards inevitably increase the demands placed on bridges. Increases in traffic flow seen over the past years also mean that many bridges are carrying much greater loads than their designers ever anticipated. Following from the very successful Bridge Modification conference in 1994, this

Sustainability and Acceptability in Infrastructure Development

Author(s): The Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 31 December 1996
ISBN: 9780727725356
Stock level: Low stock
£30.40 £38.00
This report has been written with the specific aim of opening up the subject presented by the Secretary of State to consider the interaction between engineering, the environment, economics and politics.

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

Author(s): C.J.F.P. Jones
Publication date: 13 September 1996
ISBN: 9780727734891
Stock level: Low stock
£31.20 £39.00
This volume provides a comprehensive explanation and illustration of earth reinforcement and soil structures, from the viewpoint of practising engineers involved in design and construction. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in theory, materials and practice.

Management Decisions for Engineers

Author(s): James Parkin, University of Technology, Sydney
Publication date: 13 May 1996
ISBN: 9780727725011
Stock level: Low stock
£44.00 £55.00
Decision making is at the heart of managing. It is the retraceable expression of the process of organizing. Good decisions produce good outcomes for both the organization and the manager, and careers May be made or broken by a single decision. This book is a guide, designed for engineering managers, to the theory and practice of how good decisio

Appraisal and repair of masonry

Author(s): G Parkinson, G Shaw, J Beck and D Knowles, Curtins Consulting Engineer
Publication date: 18 April 1996
ISBN: 9780727720559
Stock level: Low stock
£31.20 £39.00
This guide provides practical advice and guidance on the repair and maintenance of masonry structures. It covers all of the various forms of masonry, including stone, brick and blockwork.

Design of Fastenings in Concrete

Author(s): Comité Euro-International du Béton
Publication date: 17 April 1996
ISBN: 9780727735669
Stock level: Low stock
£44.00 £55.00
Although a large number of fastenings assembles are installed every day, understanding in the engineering community of their behaviour is limited, and there is no generally accepted design method. Design of fastenings in concrete overcomes this. This design guide is based on a safety concept using partial safety factors taken from the CEB/FIB Mo

Numerical Methods in Structural Mechanics

Author(s): Mr Zdenek Bittnar and Mr Jiri Sejnoha
Publication date: 05 April 1996
ISBN: 9780727725554
Stock level: Low stock
£39.40 £49.25
Fast development of numerical methods in mechanics has been attracting an increasing number of students, researchers and design specialists from all branches of engineering. This book has been written to provide an understanding of the nature and the theoretical basis of the most widely used numerical methods - the finite element method (FEM) and t

Design Tables for Reinforced Laterally Loaded Masonry Panels: To BS 5628 Parts 1 and 2

Author(s): R Cheng, Consulting Engineer
Publication date: 04 April 1996
ISBN: 9780727725264
Stock level: Low stock
£26.84 £33.55
Masonry walls are not isotropic; they have less strength in bending in the vertical direction than in the horizontal. The design of two-way spanning masonry panels under lateral loads is therefore complicated and tedious. The design tables in this book present a straightforward and practical approach to the design of rectangular lateral loaded p

Dredging: ICE design and practice guide

Author(s): Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 06 October 1995
ISBN: 9780727720498
Stock level: Low stock
£28.60 £35.75
Dredging is not only vital to maintain navigation, and therefore to international commerce, but also pays an important role in offshore engineering, the obtaining of aggregates for the construction industry, and in coastal defence works.This guide highlights the particular problems of excavating from underwater sites and describes the methods and e

Practical Risk Management in the Construction Industry

Author(s): L Edwards, Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick
Publication date: 04 May 1995
ISBN: 9780727720641
Stock level: Low stock
£33.96 £42.45
Until now there has been little information available to engineers to help them assimilate quickly the basic theories and practice of risk management; nor has information been widely available on the risk assessments actually produced and the risk management undertaken by those working in the construction industry . Previous text books and articles

Coating Protection for Reinforcement

Author(s): Comité Euro-International du Béton
Publication date: 07 April 1995
ISBN: 9780727735386
Stock level: Low stock
£22.04 £27.55
This state of the art report provides an in-depth, comprehensive technical survey of the three main coating protection systems for steel reinforcement: hot-dip galvanizing epoxy-coating PVC-coating

Arch Bridges

Author(s): Prof C Melbourne, University of Salford
Publication date: 07 April 1995
ISBN: 9780727720481
Stock level: Low stock
£76.80 £96.00
In the twentieth century bridge engineers have seen many changes. Advances in technology, materials and engineers understanding of structural behaviour and methods of analysis has presented opportunities for innovation and have led to increasingly sophisticated solutions to the basic problem of providing a bridge over an obstacle. However, despi

Vegetation and Slopes: Stabilisation, Protection and Ecology

Author(s): Edited by D Barker
Publication date: 06 April 1995
ISBN: 9780727720313
Stock level: Low stock
£30.40 £38.00
Recent concerns over the durability and whole-life costs of systems such as steel and concrete, has focused attention on the self-repairing ability of vegetation, and its low-tech and low whole-life cost and maintenance requirements. The awareness of the beneficial effects of vegetation has been increasing within the civil engineering profession, a

Project Cost Estimating

Author(s): N J Smith, UMIST
Publication date: 31 March 1995
ISBN: 9780727720320
Stock level: Low stock
£25.00 £31.25
Estimates can be prepared at any stage during a project but in order to make use of an estimate it is important to consider its purpose, the stage of the project when it was prepared and the degree of risk in the project. To have any meaning, the purpose of any estimate must be linked to the stages of the project and to the data available. Engineer

From Kendal's Coffee House to Great George Street

Author(s): Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 01 March 1995
ISBN: 9780727720221
Stock level: Low stock
£32.75
The history of the various headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers traces the journey from the first meetings of a group of young engineers in Kendal's Coffee House, Fleet Street to the grandeur of the present headquarters at Great George Street. Details are given of the design and construction of the present headquarters during 1908-

Engineering A Cathedral

Author(s): M.J. Jackson
Publication date: 31 December 1994
ISBN: 9780727716842
Stock level: Low stock
£42.80 £53.50
Engineering a cathedral offers professional engineers, architects and interested lay people a unique opportunity to study the construction of one of the world's finest buildings. Durham cathedral celebrates its 900th anniversary in 1993 and to mark the event a group of engineers have applied their modern knowledge and techniques to its structure. W

Track Geotechnology and Substructure Management

Author(s): J. Waters, Railway Geotechnical Consultant and E. Selig, University of Massachusetts
Publication date: 05 October 1994
ISBN: 9780727720139
Stock level: Low stock
£129.40 £161.75
This book is a comprehensive study which provides practical advice and guidance on the important role played by ground engineering in the construction of railway track, the use of which will result in optimum quality with the minimum maintenance effort and the most economical use of resources.

Grouting in the ground

Author(s): Edited by A L Bell, Keller Colcrete Ltd
Publication date: 09 August 1994
ISBN: 9780727719287
Stock level: Low stock
£71.20 £89.00
This book provides an excellent opportunity for engineers to catch up with the latest trends in geotechinical grouting and provides an in-depth discussion of the advances, views and knowledge from around the world. Topics range from compensation grouting, jet grouting, soil mixing and permeation grouting to ten monitoring and instrumentation system

Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas

Author(s): Edited by W B Wilkinson
Publication date: 05 July 1994
ISBN: 9780727719744
Stock level: Low stock
£69.40 £86.75
Changing groundwater levels are causing problems in many cities and urban areas throughout the world. Over-abstraction of water for prolonged periods has caused levels to fall with ensuing foundation settlement and structural damage caused by consolidation of the underlying strata, in addition to frequent deterioration of water quality. Conversely,

Piling: European practice and worldwide trends

Author(s): M.J. Sands
Publication date: 31 December 1993
ISBN: 9780727735645
Stock level: Low stock
£76.80 £96.00
This title from Thomas Telford contains the proceedings of a conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and held in London on 7 - 9 April 1992.

Large Scale Pile Tests in Clay

Author(s): Mr J Clarke
Publication date: 08 April 1993
ISBN: 9780727719188
Stock level: Out of stock
£48.20 £60.25
During the 1980's a number of high quality, large scale pile tests, sponsored by the offshore industry, Department of Energy and EEC, were performed at onshore locations in clays similar to those encountered in installations in the North Sea. At the same time research was being carried out to instrument and monitor the piled foundation beneath one

Structures Under Shock and Impact

Author(s): Mr P S Bulson
Publication date: 02 April 1992
ISBN: 9780727716811
Stock level: Low stock
£87.20 £109.00
The response of structures and structural elements to explosive shock or high speed impact is of growing interest to scientists, research engineers and designers throughout the world. Attacks on civil and military buildings, bridges and transport vehicles by terrorists mean that more attention has to be given at the design stage to the effects of e

Information Management in a Contractor - A Model for the Flow of Data

Author(s): Norman Fisher and Shen Li Yin
Publication date: 01 April 1992
ISBN: 9780727716668
Stock level: Low stock
£57.00 £71.25
This book examines the flow of all information, relating not only to projects, but also to the more general information, that circulates in a contract. A model is presented, complete with definitions, that would help senior managers to analyze where there are deficiencies in existing management systems and provide the necessary basis for computeris

Civil engineering in the nuclear industry

Author(s): R Dexter-Smith
Publication date: 31 October 1991
ISBN: 9780727716439
Stock level: Low stock
£58.44 £73.05
Civil engineering has an important part to play at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle. This book examines ways in which the industry has responded to this challenge with new methods of construction giving higher productivity and faster construction times.

John Smeaton FRS

Author(s): A W Skempton
Publication date: 30 June 1991
ISBN: 9780727700889
Stock level: Low stock
£30.40 £38.00
John Smeaton, the greatest civil engineer of the 18th century, was principal founder of the profession in Britain and an engineering scientist of international repute. This is a biography of Smeaton, which covers the whole range of his diverse achievements.

Slope Stability Engineering: Developments and Applications

Author(s): Edited by R J Chandler, Imperial College
Publication date: 15 April 1991
ISBN: 9780727716606
Stock level: Low stock
£71.20 £89.00
This volume draws on the experience and extensive research of an international authorship to bring together details on slope stability, causes of landslides, landslide prevention, new techniques for assessing and predicting stability, new methods for stabilising slopes and the special considerations for coastal situations.

The Embankment Dam

Author(s): The British Dam Society
Publication date: 12 April 1991
ISBN: 9780727716477
Stock level: Low stock
£57.00 £71.25
This is a state-of-the art survey of embankment dams. Drawing on an international authorship, it provides up to date information from many countries on research, environmental considerations, risks, hazards and safety. A major part of the book is devoted to a wide-ranging study of tailings dams, which draws together current international practice.

Engineering for Offshore Fish Farming

Author(s): Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 30 October 1990
ISBN: 9780727716019
Stock level: Low stock
£60.60 £75.75
The growth in offshore fish farming in the past decade has produced a crucial need to develop engineering solutions to its unique problems. The search for cleaner waters and the need to avoid polluting coastlines, combined with a general desire for expansion, have meant that farmers are constructing farms in ever more aggressive wave environments.

The FIDIC Digest

Author(s): John G Sawyer and C Arthur Gillott
Publication date: 22 October 1990
ISBN: 9780727733412
Stock level: Low stock
£66.00 £82.50
For any major civil engineering project in any location to prove successful, it should be governed by the terms and conditions agreed by the two main parties concerned - the Employer and the Contractor. Acceptance of the FIDEC conditions of contract for civil engineering construction fourth edition provides a positive basis for the completion of wo

Negotiating Skills in Engineering and Construction

Author(s): Bill Scott and Bertil Billing
Publication date: 17 July 1990
ISBN: 9780727715173
Stock level: Low stock
£30.40 £38.00
This book is about the personal skills which engineers use in negotiations. It covers the different negotiating skills needed during all three phases of a contract: to secure it, during its lifetime, and to settle outstanding matters afterwards. The book also shows how to respond to negotiators from other styles and cultures. It is a handbook of me