Civil Engineering History Products

  • Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

    Edited by Luisa Maria da Silva Gonçalves, Hugo Rodrigues, Florindo Gaspar

    New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex, for example: 3D digital construction and documentation programming, 3D imaging data (…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    CRC Press

  • Progress(es), Theories and Practices

    Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy

    Edited by Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto

    The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - Progress(es) - Theories and Practices were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It aims also to foster the awareness of and discussion on the topics of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    CRC Press

  • Designing Safe Road Systems

    A Human Factors Perspective

    By Jan Theeuwes, Richard van der Horst

    Many books focus on individual differences and how those relate to traffic safety such as accident proneness, gender differences, age, alcohol, and the effects of drugs. Others focus on the safety effects regarding the vehicle such as airbags, anti-lock brakes, navigation systems, intelligent…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    CRC Press
    Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport

  • Utopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary

    Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

    Edited by Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto

    The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of “utopian” desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly with human condition, Utopia accompanies closely cultural evolution, almost as a…

    Hardback – 2016-09-23
    CRC Press

  • The Official History of Britain and the Channel Tunnel

    By Terry Gourvish

    Commissioned by the Cabinet Office and using hitherto untapped British Government records, this book presents an in-depth analysis of the successful project of 1986-94. This is a vivid portrayal of the complexities of quadripartite decision-making (two countries, plus the public and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22
    Routledge

  • The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

    Edited by C. Saiz-Jimenez

    In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    CRC Press

  • Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management

    Edited by Jose Esteban Castro, Leo Heller

    Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search…

    Paperback – 2012-08-24
    Routledge

  • Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set

    Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08, 2-4 July 2008, Bath, United Kingdom

    Edited by Dina D'Ayala, Enrico Fodde

    The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or…

    Pack – 2008-06-02
    CRC Press

  • Understanding Bridge Collapses

    By Björn Åkesson

    In a straightforward style, this book presents a detailed overview of 20 cases of famous and other highly interesting bridge collapses over the last two centuries. Every case is illustrated and described in detail and the failure analyses made are supported by well-known explanations and, in some…

    Hardback – 2008-05-14
    CRC Press

  • The Project Manager's Guide to Purchasing

    Contracting for Goods and Services

    By Garth Ward

    This very practical guide describes the whole process of contracting for goods and services, from selecting tenderers to placing a contract. It details the key topics that are necessary for success, such as contract strategy, contract types, contract law and evaluating tenders. Whilst the book also…

    Hardback – 2008-03-25
    Routledge

  • Of Stones and Man

    From the Pharaohs to the Present Day

    By Jean Kerisel

    Of Stones and Man explores the many errors of judgement made by civilizations both ancient and modern across the world. Arrogance and a penchant for excess drove mankind to build ever greater and more ambitious edifices. The author analyzes these works from a scientific and historically-sensitive…

    Hardback – 2005-09-01
    CRC Press

  • Of Stones and Man

    From the Pharaohs to the Present Day

    By Jean Kerisel

    Of Stones and Man explores the many errors of judgement made by civilizations both ancient and modern across the world. Arrogance and a penchant for excess drove mankind to build ever greater and more ambitious edifices. The author analyzes these works from a scientific and historically-sensitive…

    Paperback – 2005-09-01
    CRC Press

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