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Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas

Author(s): Edited by W B Wilkinson
Publication date: 05 July 1994
ISBN: 9780727719744
Stock level: Low stock
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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.