Frost Line Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Frost Line


  • Author : Linda Howard
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062421975

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Frost Line Excerpt :

A white hot romantic suspense from bestselling authors Linda Howard and Linda Jones. Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she’s pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna’s not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She’s definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary . . . As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine’s duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman and secure the long lost Tarot deck that made travel between worlds possible. Instead he’s drawn into Lenna’s dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna’s entire world.

Contractor s Guide to the Building Code Book

Contractor s Guide to the Building Code


  • Author : Jack M. Hageman
  • Publisher : Craftsman Book Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572182028

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Contractor s Guide to the Building Code Excerpt :

Don't let your jobs be held up by failing code inspections. Smooth sign-off by the inspector is the goal, but to make this ideal happen on your job site, you need to understand the requirements of latest editions of the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Understanding what the codes require can be a real challenge. This new, completely revised Contractor's Guide to the Building Code cuts through the legalese of the code books. It explains the important requirements for residential and light commercial structures in plain, simple English so you can get it right the first time.

Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance Book
Score: 5
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Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance


  • Author : John Dunnicliff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1993-10-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 0471005460

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Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance Excerpt :

The first book on the subject written by a practitioner forpractitioners. Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance goes far beyond a mere summary of the technicalliterature and manufacturers’ brochures: it guides readersthrough the entire geotechnical instrumentation process, showingthem when to monitor safety and performance, and how to do it well.This comprehensive guide: * Describes the critical steps of planning monitoring programsusing geotechnical instrumentation, including what benefits can beachieved and how construction specifications should bewritten * Describes and evaluates monitoring methods and recommendsinstruments for monitoring groundwater pressure, deformations,total stress in soil, stress change in rock, temperature, and loadand strain in structural members * Offers detailed practical guidelines on instrument calibrations,installation and maintenance, and on the collection, processing,and interpretation of instrumentation data * Describes the role of geotechnical instrumentation during theconstruction and operation phases of civil engineering projects,including braced excavations, embankments on soft ground,embankment dams, excavated and natural slopes, undergroundexcavations, driving piles, and drilled shafts * Provides guidelines throughout the book on the best practices

Extruding Plastics Book

Extruding Plastics


  • Author : D.V. Rosato
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 779
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461557937

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Extruding Plastics Excerpt :

Worldwide, extrusion lines successfully process more plastics into prod ucts than other processes by consuming at least 36 wt% of all plastics. They continue to find practical solutions for new products and/ or prob lems to meet new product performances. This book, with its practical industry reviews, is a unique handbook (the first of its kind) that covers over a thousand of the potential combina tions of basic variables or problems with solutions that can occur from up-stream to down-stream equipment. Guidelines are provided for maxi mizing processing efficiency and operating at the lowest possible cost. It has been prepared with an awareness that its usefulness will depend greatly upon its simplicity and provision of essential information. It should be useful to: 0) those already extruding and desiring to obtain additional information for their line and/ or prOVide a means of reviewing other lines that can provide their line with operating improvements; (2) those processing or extruding plastics for the first time; (3) those consider ing going into another extrusion process; (4) those desiring additional information about employing the design of various products more effi ciently, with respect to both performance and cost; (5) those contemplat ing entering the business of extrusion; (6) those in new venture groups, materials development, and/ or market development; (7) those in disci plines such as nonplastics manufacturers, engineers, designers, quality control, financial, and management; and (8) those requiring a textbook on extrusion in trade schools and high schools or colleges.

Practical Guide to Polyethylene Book

Practical Guide to Polyethylene


  • Author : Cornelia Vasile
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1859574939

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Practical Guide to Polyethylene Excerpt :

This practical guide begins with general background to the polyethylene family, with price, production and market share information. It describes the basic types of polyethylene including virgin and filled polyethylene, copolymers, block and graft polymers and composites, and reviews the types of additives used in polyethylene. It gives the low down on the properties, including, amongst others, rheological, mechanical, chemical, thermal, and electrical properties. It goes on to describe the processing issues and conditions for the wide range of techniques used for polyethylene, and also considers post-processing and assembly issues. It offers guidance on product design and development issues, including materials selection. It is an indispensable resource for everyone working with this material.

Real Estate Home Inspection Book

Real Estate Home Inspection


  • Author : Russell Burgess
  • Publisher : Dearborn Real Estate
  • Release Date : 2003-04-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 0793168252

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Real Estate Home Inspection Excerpt :

This training manual provides an introductory review of the home inspection business including checklists, new reporting guidelines, and multiple teaching aids to help students learn industry fundamentals.

Basic Concrete Engineering for Builders Book

Basic Concrete Engineering for Builders


  • Author : Max Schwartz
  • Publisher : Craftsman Book Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 1572180919

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Basic Concrete Engineering for Builders Excerpt :

Concrete can be a pretty unforgiving building material. Ask any of the builders who come into your store and they'll usually have a horror story to share about a concrete job gone awry and how much it cost them.Basic Concrete Engineering for Builders may be one of the only books available today that explains how to avoid common concrete problems with foundations, slabs, columns, and more. It gives step-by-step explanations on how to plan, mix, reinforce and pour concrete. It also shows how to design concrete for buildings -- the calculations, the tables, and the rules of thumb, with examples and insight into the working knowledge that every builder needs.Most builders don't end up specifying requirements for structural concrete work. That's the job of an engineer. But most builders working with concrete need a good general understanding of the concepts behind structural concrete engineering. They need to know about: surveying, foundation layout, formwork, form materials, forming problems, aggregates, admixtures, reinforcing, mixing and placing requirements, pumping, creating joints, curing, and testing the concrete's strength. They need to know basic design for walls, columns, slabs, slabs-on-grade, one- and two-way slabs, elevated slabs, equipment pads, pre-cast walls, retaining walls, basement walls, crib walls, reinforcing beams and girders, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, catch basins, manholes and other miscellaneous structures, as well as how to calculate the reinforcement needed for these structural components. You'll find all this information in this book and on the software included in the back.Includes Free Engineering Software: A CD-ROM is included with easy-to-useengineering software for designing simple concrete elements for beams, slabs and columns.

Special Report Book

Special Report


  • Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre: Highway engineering
  • Pages : 970
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021303451

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Working with Concrete Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Working with Concrete


  • Author : Rick Arnold
  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 1561586145

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Working with Concrete Excerpt :

Whether you're pouring a concrete walkway or staking out the excavation for a basement foundation, doing the job right demands a thorough knowledge of concrete construction techniques. In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time- and money-saving advice that comes from understanding the subject from all angles. Get the rock-solid results youre after with this comprehensive guide to building with concrete. This book will enable you to: prepare a site for excavation evaluate soil conditions lay out footings and foundation walls use site-made and manufactured forms install proper reinforcement in footings, walls, and flat work estimate and order ready-mix concrete test and evaluate concrete quality before the pour build walkways, patios, steps, and slabs from start to finish

Highway Pavement Design in Frost Areas Book

Highway Pavement Design in Frost Areas


  • Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Committee on Frost Heave and Frost Action in Soil
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Genre: Roads
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105032248796

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Design and Construction of Foundations in Areas of Deep Seasonal Frost and Permafrost Book

Design and Construction of Foundations in Areas of Deep Seasonal Frost and Permafrost


  • Author : Kenneth A. Linell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Foundations
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03547032W

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Design and Construction of Foundations in Areas of Deep Seasonal Frost and Permafrost Excerpt :

This report presents engineering guidance for the design and construction of foundations in areas of deep seasonal frost and permafrost as developed up to the early 1970's. Attention is given to basic considerations affecting foundation design, site investigations, survey datum points, construction consideration, and monitoring performance. Included in the main text are 17 tables, 141 figures, and 213 selected references. A bibliography presents 45 additional references.

Concrete Structures Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Concrete Structures


  • Author : Mehdi Setareh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319241159

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Concrete Structures Excerpt :

This revised, fully updated second edition covers the analysis, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures from a real-world perspective. It examines different reinforced concrete elements such as slabs, beams, columns, foundations, basement and retaining walls and pre-stressed concrete incorporating the most up-to-date edition of the American Concrete Institute Code (ACI 318-14) requirements for the design of concrete structures. It includes a chapter on metric system in reinforced concrete design and construction. A new chapter on the design of formworks has been added which is of great value to students in the construction engineering programs along with practicing engineers and architects. This second edition also includes a new appendix with color images illustrating various concrete construction practices, and well-designed buildings. The ACI 318-14 constitutes the most extensive reorganization of the code in the past 40 years. References to the various sections of the ACI 318-14 are provided throughout the book to facilitate its use by students and professionals. Aimed at architecture, building construction, and undergraduate engineering students, the scope of concepts in this volume emphasize simplified and practical methods in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete. This is distinct from advanced, graduate engineering texts, where treatment of the subject centers around the theoretical and mathematical aspects of design. As in the first edition, this book adopts a step-by-step approach to solving analysis and design problems in reinforced concrete. Using a highly graphical and interactive approach in its use of detailed images and self-experimentation exercises, “Concrete Structures, Second Edition,” is tailored to the most practical questions and fundamental concepts of design of structures in reinforced concrete. The text stands as an ideal learning resource for civil engineering, building construction, and architecture student

Robert Frost s Poetry of Rural Life Book

Robert Frost s Poetry of Rural Life


  • Author : George Monteiro
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-02-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786497898

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Robert Frost s Poetry of Rural Life Excerpt :

"Wise old Vergil says in one of his Georgics, 'Praise large farms, stick to small ones,'" Robert Frost said. "Twenty acres are just about enough." Frost started out as a school teacher living the rural life of a would-be farmer, and later turned to farming full time when he bought a place of his own. After a sojourn in England where his first two books were published to critical acclaim, he returned to New England, acquired a new farm and became a rustic for much of the rest of his life. Frost claimed that all of his poetry was farm poetry. His deep admiration for Virgil's Georgics, or poems of rural life, inspired the creation of his own New England "georgics," his answer to the haughty 20th-century modernism that seemed certain to define the future of Western poetry. Like the "West-Running Brook" in his poem of the same name, Frost's poetry can be seen as an embodiment of contrariness.