The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.
The field of civil engineering offers specific challenges to the higher education sector. Civil engineering's blend of management design and analysis requires people with a combination of academic and experimental knowledge and skill-based abilities. This volume brings together papers by leading practitioners in the field of learning technology, within the discipline of civil engineering, to facilitate the sharing of experience, knowledge and expertise.
New edition of, variously, The Penguire Dictionary ..., The VNR Dict ..., and, under the Halsted imprint, this exact title in its third edition, 1980. A classic under any name. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Innovative in approach, this book is a comprehensive, integrative exploration of the science and technology of construction materials that begins with a section on the structure and mechanical properties of materials.Begins with a discussion of the structure of materials (at a microscopic level), moves through mechanical properties, and follows-up with sections dealing individually with specific construction materials.A source of information for beginning and practicing civil engineers.
The present book is based on the research papers presented in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Science, Engineering and Technology 2012, held at Tiruchirapalli, India. The papers presented bridges the gap between science, engineering and technology. This book covers a variety of topics, including mechanical, production, aeronautical, material science, energy, civil and environmental energy, scientific management, etc. The prime objective of the book is to fully integrate the scientific contributions from academicians, industrialists and research scholars.
Civil Drafting Technology, 7e is a comprehensive resource that uses a workbook approach to provide students with a broad understanding of civil drafting and a working knowledge of the basic topics of mapping. Thorough and complete, it covers how to prepare drawings from engineering sketches; step-by-step layout methods; civil drafting layout techniques; types of maps; civil drafting and mapping symbols; drawing plot plans and plats; earthwork calculations and much more. Featuring the latest in CADD standards and applications, this text also includes chapter tests, map- reading exercises, and drawing problems to help students learn how concepts and techniques are used in actual civil drafting...