Links to databases and other library resources for construction and structural design. Also helpful for civil engineering, estimating, excavation, green design, sources of building materials, and related topics.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) harnesses digital technologies to unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating, and maintaining built environment assets. This handbook ensures the reader understands what BIM is and what it means for key roles in the construction team.
Offers clear guidelines for planning the resources and machinery on site, as well as the safe positioning of roads, cranes, storage and temporary buildings. Site planning activities are presented here in logical sequence, offering an efficient and safe design of the construction site and of the temporary works.
Provides the fundamentals of foundation engineering needed by professional engineers and engineering students. It presents both classical and state-of-the-art design and analysis techniques for earthen structures and examines the principles and design methods of foundation engineering needed for design of building foundations, embankments, and earth retaining structures.
Introduces the main concepts of designing steel structures; describes the limit states method of design; demonstrates the methods of calculating the design capacities of structural elements and connections; and illustrates the calculations by means of worked examples.
Provides architects, engineers, contractors, educators, and related professionals with up-to-date information on engineered timber construction, including the latest codes, construction methods, and authoritative design recommendations.