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A Short Course in Soil-Structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels

Author(s): C. W. W. Ng HKUST, N. Simons University of Surrey and B. Menzies GDA Instruments Ltd
Publication Date: September 2004
ISBN: 9780727732637
Stock level: Low stock
£87.00

The fourth in the highly respected Short Course Series, A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels , focuses on the three major geotechnical challenges of static soil-structure interaction problems. Deep foundations – piles, bar...

Risk and Uncertainty in Dam Safety

Author(s): Desmond N D Hartford and Gregory B Baecher
Publication Date: August 2004
ISBN: 9780727736390
Stock level: Low stock
£118.00

The use of risk assessment in dam safety management as advocated by the International Commission On Large Dams (ICOLD) will be greatly enhanced by Risk and Uncertainty in Dam Safety , an authoritative, comprehensive and valuable contribution to dam safety practices. Thr...

Safer Places: The Planning System and Crime Prevention

Author(s): ODPM and Home Office
Publication Date: April 2004
ISBN: 9780727732613
Stock level: Low stock
£40.50

Sustainable communities are communities which succeed now economically, socially and environmentally, and respect the needs of future generations.  They are also well-designed places where people feel safe and secure; where crime and disorder, or the fear of crime, doesn’t un...

Appraisal, Risk and Uncertainty

Author(s): Professor Nigel Smith, University of Leeds
Publication Date: November 2003
ISBN: 9780727731852
Stock level: Low stock
£35.25

Projects need to achieve strategic goals and to that end must work in different levels of uncertainty. Engineers must be aware of methods to operate in ambiguous situations. Project promoters, project managers and consultants should understand the formative stages of each pro...

Sustainable Waste Management

Author(s): Ravindra K Dhir, Moray D Newlands and Thomas D Dyer
Publication Date: September 2003
ISBN: 9780727732514
Stock level: Low stock
£112.00

This volume presents part of the proceedings of two symposia held under the umbrella of Advances in Waste Management , an international meeting organised by the University of Dundee's Concrete Technology Unit.

Buildability: Successful Construction from Concept to Completion

Author(s): Trevor M Holroyd
Publication Date: April 2003
ISBN: 9780727732071
Stock level: Low stock
£40.50

"This book fills an important gap in construction literature and makes a positive contributon to improving buildability and hence efficiency. I am sure it will benefit its readers and the construction industry generally." - Sir Frank Gibb Buildability demonstrates that...

Strategic Management Applied to International Construction

Author(s): R Howes and J H M Tah
Publication Date: February 2003
ISBN: 9780727732118
Stock level: Out of stock
£35.25

The past 50 years has seen a steady increase in the number of construction businesses operating on a global basis. However, in recent years, there has been a total transformation of the international business market into more of an integrated holistic community and this trans...

Ground Bearing Concrete Slabs

Author(s): John Knapton, Consultant
Publication Date: January 2003
ISBN: 9780727731869
Stock level: Low stock
£95.25

Ground bearing concrete floors, industrial concrete hardstandings and concrete highway pavements have not, in the past, been perceived as a single type of structural element and their construction has taken place independently of each other. This is in spite of their obvious ...

Achieving Results: How to Create Value

Author(s): Roy Woodhead and James McCuish
Publication Date: January 2003
ISBN: 9780727731845
Stock level: Low stock
£49.75

A company’s ability to quickly adapt to the changing demands and requirements of its customers has become an essential requirement for it’s long-term survival. Managers must not limit their thinking to ‘just’ the product or project’s value but more importantly what will make ...

Quantifying and managing disruption claims

Author(s): Hamish Lal, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Construction and Engineering Group
Publication Date: December 2002
ISBN: 9780727731654
Stock level: Out of stock
£80.75

Claims involving disruption are commonly accepted to be the most difficult to quantify. Disruptions that occur during a working day can lead to productivity loss which, in turn, can lead to time and cost overruns. If the disruption consumes the entire float in an activity, th...