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Tall building resource published

Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers showcases the most notable tall buildings constructed around the world last year. The book features buildings with innovative designs and integrated sustainable elements. Additionally, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH’s) annual awards process is documented within the publication. The award for Best Tall Building Worldwide is chosen from one of four regional champions, with winners of the Urban Habitat Award, CTBUH Innovation Award, …

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Sustainable kitchen and bathroom guide available

Kitchens in typical households use the bulk of energy. When combined and with bathrooms, they also consume an average of 1140 L (300 gal) of water daily. Published by Wiley, the U.S. National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA’s) Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is a manual to greening these rooms, both for new construction and remodelling projects. Case studies of various projects demonstrate design strategies for energy efficiency, water consumption, and environmental impact, while also …

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PCA updated publications released

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is offering the updated, fourth edition of two free publications on reinforced concrete design. Available on PCA’s website Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings and Notes on American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Codes have been revised according to ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary codes. The guides include information on how-to methods for reinforced concrete buildings for educators, contractors, manufacturers, and design professionals. Visit www.cement.org

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Eco-Architecture 2014 presentation guide available

Published by WIT Press, Eco-Architecture V: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, contains papers of presentations presented at the fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014). It is the latest in a series organized by the Wessex Institute, and held in association with the University of Siena. The goal of the conference, and as a result this book, was to demonstrate the design process should aim for sustainable solutions through the adaptation …

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AISI steel guide now available

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has released AISI D310-14, Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-13. This guide is a supporting resource for the AISI S310, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, which was originally published in September 2014. AISI D310-14 provides examples illustrating design applications, as well as provisions for profiled steel decks or panels, guides for determining the strengths …

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Productivity resource published

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released Productivity Improvement for Construction and Engineering by J.K. Yates, a book focused on implementing productivity improvement programs from engineering and construction perspectives. The text includes case studies outlining how productivity improvement programs are implemented. Contemporary approaches are summarized and readers are provided a step-by-step guide from investigation, data analysis, evaluation of alternatives, and project management. Information on building information modeling (BIM), computer simulation modeling, and sustainability …

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