1st Edition

Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction, Two Volume Set Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural and Construction Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 September 2007

    1644 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction focuses on the latest developments in innovative techniques and solutions in structural engineering and construction. The book includes contributions on specific types of materials and structures, such as reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, bridges, high-rise buildings and precast systems. Structures are also considered in the context of the environment, with contributions on geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and fire engineering. The area of construction includes papers on construction planning and project management, contracting and claims, cost and quality control, and knowledge management. Other papers consider damage assessment, hazard and risk management, reliability analysis, optimal design, and engineering education and ethics. The collection will be of interest to structural and construction engineers, architects and those involved in the building and construction industry. It will also appeal to academics, researchers and students. The book contains 242 papers presented at the 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-4) in Melbourne, September, 2007.





    VOLUME 1
    Keynote papers
    Innovation structural design
    Steel structures
    Bridges and special structures
    Concrete and masonry structures
    Construction materials
    Composite materials
    Structural analysis

    VOLUME 2
    Computational mechanics
    Structural optimization and evolutionary procedures
    Dynamic impact and earthquake engineering
    Geotechnical engineering, foundation and tunnelling
    Non-destructive testing and evaluation
    Life cycle analysis
    Simulation and visualization
    Education and training
    Construction practices in different countries
    Construction planning and project management
    Risk management
    Procurement, contract and claim
    Knowledge management and quality assessment