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Cable Stayed Bridges, 2nd edition

Author(s): René Walther, Bernard Houriet, Walmar Isler, Pierre Moïa and Jean-François Klein, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Publication date: 27 October 1999
ISBN: 9780727727732
£123.50
The cable stayed bridge is an elegant, economical and efficient structure. Virtually unknown 40 years ago, these bridges have become increasingly important as their properties have been more fully understood. They have recently proved to be highly cost-effective for short to medium spans. The second edition of this extremely popular book has bee

Wind Loading: A Practical Guide to BS 6399-2

Author(s): Nicholas Cook, Wind Engineering Consultant
Publication date: 22 October 1999
ISBN: 9780727727558
£81.00
All buildings in the UK must now adhere to the recently published wind code BS 6399-2. The introduction of a new code is often traumatic, especially so in this case,as the previous code has been in place for 25 years. The author's considerable practical knowledge of wind engineering, together with his involvement in drafting this standard and hi

Extending Performance of Concrete Structures

Author(s): Edited by Ravindra K Dhir and Paul A J Tittle
Publication date: 01 October 1999
ISBN: 9780727728203
£81.00
Extending Performance of Concrete Structures forms the Proceedings of the one day International Seminar held during the Congress, Creating with Concrete, 6-10 September 1999, organised by the Concrete Technology Unit, University of Dundee. Topics discussed include developments in materials and use in new construction. The themes of the seminar were

Water and Wastewater Project Development

Author(s): Frank Rendell, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Rennes
Publication date: 10 September 1999
ISBN: 9780727727114
£73.50
The book provides instruction and guidance on the evaluation and decision-making processes involved in the conception and realisation of water and wastewater engineering projects. It describes how requirements are assessed for both water supply and sewerage systems, how solutions are specified to meet those demands and how systems are designed, ins

Infrastructure Planning

Author(s): James Parkin and Deepak Sharma, University of Technology, Surrey
Publication date: 01 July 1999
ISBN: 9780727727473
£32.25
This book introduces engineers to the principles and procedures necessary for infrastructure planning in rapidly developing regions. It covers the technical methods required in planning for infrastructure provision from base-line studies and problem definition through to the sepcification for a set of projects. The book also discusses the political

Site Management for Engineers

Author(s): Trevor Holroyd, Consulting Engineer
Publication date: 06 May 1999
ISBN: 9780727727367
£46.75
Newly qualified engineers often find that the skills required when they enter the workplace are different from the skills they learnt throughout their education and training. This may result in them feeling disadvantaged in a world of work which is strictly commercial. This book presents, in concise and clear terms, the various aspects of site mana

Vibration of Solids and Structures Under Moving Loads

Author(s): Ladislav Fryba, Research Institute of Transport, Prague
Publication date: 01 May 1999
ISBN: 9780727735393
£88.25
This book analyses the effects of moving loads on elastic and inelastic solids, elements and parts of structures and on elastic media, namely beams, continuous beams, beams on elastic foundations, rigid-plastic beams and thin-walled beams, frames, arches, strings, plates elastic spaces and half spaces etc. Vibrations in these structures are produce

The Philosophy of Risk

Author(s): John C Chicken, Consultant and Tamar Posner, Safety Assessment Federation
Publication date: 15 April 1999
ISBN: 9780727726667
£40.75
This book gives decision-makers a logical overall philosophy of risk that will enable them to make sound and consistently defensible decisions about the acceptability of risk. The authors examine a variety of activities - as diverse as major industrial projects and medicine, finance and sport, transport and manufacturing - to identify the factors c

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering: Volume One - Theory

Author(s): D. M. Potts and L. Zdravkovic, Imperial College
Publication date: 09 April 1999
ISBN: 9780727727534
£135.25
This comprehensive new two-volume work provides the reader with a detailed insight into the use of the finite element method in geotechnical engineering. As specialist knowledge required to perform geotechnical finite element analysis is not normally part of a single engineering degree course, this lucid work will prove invaluable. It brings togeth

Effective Training for Civil Engineers, 2nd edition

Author(s): H Macdonald Steels, Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 01 February 1999
ISBN: 9780727727091
£32.50
The demand for a second edition of this highly practical book proves that there remains a need for answers to the most frequently asked questions by trainees and their mentors throughout the construction industry, which still seems reluctant to train employees for any role apart from the one originally envisaged for them. Constant restructuring and