Summary Book Review Application of Bamboo in Building Envelope by Zujian Huang:
Download or read book Application of Bamboo in Building Envelope written by Zujian Huang and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the use of bamboo in building industry. It systematically demonstrates bamboo’s utility in terms of its properties, describing the material properties of typical industrial bamboo products, and discussing their performance evaluation and optimization as building components and in the creation of building envelopes. The book also includes examples of the high-value utilization of bamboo forest resources. Further, it examines how building performance may be affected by conditions such as climate. Including insights from material science, construction design, building physics and building climatology, the book also provides data obtained from technology and market status investigation, laboratory test and the computer simulation.This book appeals to scientists and professionals, as it introduces and tests various bamboo products, demonstrating the advantages and disadvantages for each one. The book is also a valuable resource for civil engineers and students interested in this unique plant material and its application in the building industry.
Summary Book Review Resource-Driven Sustainable Bamboo Construction in Asia-Pacific Bamboo Areas by Zujian Huang:
Download or read book Resource-Driven Sustainable Bamboo Construction in Asia-Pacific Bamboo Areas written by Zujian Huang and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-06-22 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the new approach of resource-driven bamboo construction (RDBC), developing a clear assessment framework and operational solution to improve the value of resources and the sustainability of bamboo constructions. The book discusses how to carry out research on basic parameters and life cycle assessment, as well demonstrating the approach in practice. This book develops a sustainability assessment model for bamboo construction in Asia-Pacific bamboo areas to measure the effects and success of RDBC. It solves issues related to environmental impact, energy consumption, land cost, indoor comfort, construction durability, and sustainable material application of the bamboo constructions. It utilizes digital tools to perform statistical analysis on large sample conditions, enabling the method to be better implemented, and presents case studies of RDBC method in action. The large amount of data collected, method guidance, and demonstrations provide a comprehensive reference for those wishing to apply bamboo in the building industry. This book is particularly relevant to scientists, professionals, architects, civil engineers, and students who are interested in bamboo material and its application in building industry. It provides readers with a new perspective of the high-value utilization of bamboo forest resources and methods to achieve sustainable bamboo construction.
Summary Book Review Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES by Philip F. Yuan:
Download or read book Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES written by Philip F. Yuan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This open access book is a compilation of selected papers from 2020 DigitalFUTURES—The 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2020). The book focuses on novel techniques for computational design and robotic fabrication. The contents make valuable contributions to academic researchers, designers, and engineers in the industry. As well, readers will encounter new ideas about understanding intelligence in architecture.
Summary Book Review Proceedings of the 2nd International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference by Marco Casini:
Download or read book Proceedings of the 2nd International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference written by Marco Casini and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-07-12 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book collects the scientific proceedings presented during the “2022 The 2nd International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference” held in Singapore in March 2022 with the aim of showing the latest advancements in theoretical and applied research in the architecture, engineering, and construction sector (AEC). The book is organized into 4 main parts, namely (1) Sustainable Urban Planning and Architecture; (2) Architectural and Environmental Design; (3) Built Environment Materials and Construction Technology; and (4) Civil Engineering and Construction Management. The goal of the book is to provide readers with an overview of the ongoing transformation of the AEC industry presenting a thorough investigation of the emerging trends in the fields of green building design, construction, and operation.
Summary Book Review Bamboo Fibres by K. Murugesh Babu:
Download or read book Bamboo Fibres written by K. Murugesh Babu and published by Woodhead Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bamboo Fibres: Processing, Properties, and Applications brings together best practices from key stages of bamboo production and application, allowing readers to find new solutions for bamboo fibers. Chapters on bamboo fiber characterization and properties show the full range of functional uses of the material. When used as a replacement for petrochemical-based synthetic fibers, this abundant and cheap material/textile can significantly reduce the environmental impact of textile products. This book is an invaluable resource for fiber chemists, material scientists, fabric technologists, manufacturers, and researchers interested in sustainable textiles. Bamboo fiber is a cellulosic fibre regenerated from the bamboo plant. It is highly sustainable being fully biodegradable and has strength comparable to conventional glass fibers. It has many other valuable characteristics, being bacteriostatic, antifungal, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, hydroscopic, a natural deodorizer, and resistant to ultraviolet light. Furthermore, it is highly durable, stable and tough and has substantial tensile strength. Due to its versatile properties, bamboo fibers are already used in the textile industry to make garments, in biomedical applications due to its antibacterial qualities, and many other areas. Explores special technical properties of bamboo fibers, including antimicrobial, bacteriostatic, antifungal, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, hydroscopic and mechanical properties Provides innovative knowledge on the production of bamboo fibers, including the blending of yarns and fabrics Explains the broader techno-economics of bamboo fiber production, covering the social as well as environmental sustainability of the material
Summary Book Review Proceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC 2020) by Vítor M.C.F. Cunha:
Download or read book Proceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC 2020) written by Vítor M.C.F. Cunha and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book gathers peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference, held at Guimarães and hosted by the University of Minho, Portugal, on March 9-14, 2020. The theme of the Conference was “Ambitioning a Sustainable Future for Built Environment: comprehensive strategies for unprecedented challenges”, which was aimed at discussing current challenges and impacts of the built environment on sustainability. The present volume is dedicated to the topic “Shift to a circular economy”, which is focussed on sustainability and covers the research and recent technologies on the use and development of sustainable materials and structural systems, as well as on recycling and reusing. It also covers the implementation of industrial processes leading to minimized waste, including digital fabrication and deconstruction, as well as integrative approaches that lead to the achievement of the concept of circular economy. Additionally, this topic covers research on novel or existing construction materials and systems based on local resources and regional practices. The following subtopics are included: industrialized construction systems minimizing waste; recycling and reuse of materials and components; 4Ls: local constructions with local materials through local approaches for local development; Digital Manufacturing; design for deconstruction; smart demolition techniques; timber structures; Life-Cycle Assessment of construction materials and technologies; recycling of pavements and materials in roads.
Summary Book Review Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials by Kent A. Harries:
Download or read book Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials written by Kent A. Harries and published by Woodhead Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-18 with total page 716 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications, Second Edition covers the topic by taking into account sustainability, the conservation movement, and current interests in cultural identity and its preservation. This updated edition presents case studies, information on relevant codes and regulations, and how they apply (or do not apply) to nocmats. Leading international experts contribute chapters on current applications and the engineering of these construction materials. Sections review vernacular construction, provide future directions for nonconventional and vernacular materials research, focus on natural fibers, and cover the use of industrial byproducts and natural ashes in cement mortar and concrete. Takes a scientifically rigorous approach to vernacular and non-conventional building materials and their applications Includes a series of case studies and new material on codes and regulations, thus providing an invaluable compendium of practical knowhow Presents the wider context of materials science and its applications in the sustainability agenda
Summary Book Review 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition by Kewei Liu:
Download or read book 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition written by Kewei Liu and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume builds upon the 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition (IBCC 2019) from the Concepts to the Realized Pavilions. Several designed projects are described, and particular attention is devoted to the realized prototypes. It also presents the Bamboo Eye, an important example of architecture realized by INBAR for the 2019 Beijing Horticultural Expo. As such, the volume provides an overview of the use of bamboo poles and engineered bamboo products for temporary and normal constructions, and represents a compact review of the applications of bamboo poles and/or engineered bamboo products in the construction industry. This book will be of interest for researchers, architects and structural engineers in field of bamboo constructions.
Summary Book Review Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures by Y Xiao:
Download or read book Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures written by Y Xiao and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fast-growing and local to some of the poorest communities in the tropics and subtropics, bamboo holds huge potential for climate change mitigation, innovative construction and job creation, but the material is rarely used for more than simple construction and household use. Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures collects the papers presented at the third International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS2018, Beijing, China, 25-27 June 2018). The overarching theme of the book is ‘Enhancing Cooperation for Green Development through Bamboo’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals’. The contributions focus on how to realize bamboo’s huge potential in a number of areas: sustainable commodity production, disaster-resilient construction, poverty alleviation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land restoration and biodiversity protection. Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures recognizes bamboo’s various benefits, and aims at ministers, policymakers and representatives from research institutes, development organizations, NGOs or UN bodies and the private sector.
Summary Book Review The Low-Carbon Buildings Method 2011 by :
Download or read book The Low-Carbon Buildings Method 2011 written by and published by Guillaume FABRE. This book was released on with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Building Automation and Digital Technologies by Shahryar Habibi:
Download or read book Building Automation and Digital Technologies written by Shahryar Habibi and published by Woodhead Publishing. This book was released on 2022-04-08 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building automation systems and digital technologies are highly relevant for the environmental and energy performance of buildings. However, a clear gap remains between architectural engineering and the use of such technologies. Building Automation and Digital Technologies shows how to assimilate automation and digital technologies into making buildings smarter and more environmentally sustainable. This book shows why architects need smart and digital systems in building design and construction and promotes innovative technological tools for improving sustainability. It focuses on the development of automated environmental conditions and how new technology informs architectural engineering. The book also provides new evidence on the impact of building automation systems and digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technology for developing a performance-based approach to the environmental sustainability of buildings, and provides a key reference for architects on how digital technology can inform their practice. Its four chapters cover: developing strategies for improving sustainable and smart buildings; architectural practice and construction technology; creativity and innovation in building automation systems; and the use phase of buildings. Building Automation and Digital Technologies meets a critical need for a sustainable and smart built environment from an architectural perspective, providing an important reference to architects and professionals in related fields by demonstrating the assimilation of the latest information and automation technologies. Puts forward an architectural perspective on the design and construction of smart, sustainable buildings Presents the use of digital technologies for design and construction Bridges the gap between architectural engineering and the use of automation and digital technology Considers the development of automated environmental conditions and new technology
Summary Book Review Structures and Architecture by Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz:
Download or read book Structures and Architecture written by Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2016-10-14 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges. This set of book of abstracts and full paper searchable CD-ROM presents selected papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture Conference (ICSA2016), organized by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (July 2016), to promote the synergy in the collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering.
Summary Book Review PCM-Enhanced Building Components by Jan Kośny:
Download or read book PCM-Enhanced Building Components written by Jan Kośny and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presenting an overview of the use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) within buildings, this book discusses the performance of PCM-enhanced building envelopes. It reviews the most common PCMs suitable for building applications, and discusses PCM encapsulation and packaging methods. In addition to this, it examines a range of PCM-enhanced building products in the process of development as well as examples of whole-building-scale field demonstrations. Further chapters discuss experimental and theoretical analyses (including available software) to determine dynamic thermal and energy performance characteristics of building enclosure components containing PCMs, and present different laboratory and field testing methods. Finally, a wide range of PCM building products are presented which are commercially available worldwide. This book is intended for students and researchers of mechanical, architectural and civil engineering and postgraduate students of energy analysis, dynamic design of building structures, and dynamic testing procedures. It also provides a useful resource for professionals involved in architectural and mechanical-civil engineering design, thermal testing and PCM manufacturing.
Summary Book Review Advances in Petrochemical Engineering and Green Development by Bin Guan:
Download or read book Advances in Petrochemical Engineering and Green Development written by Bin Guan and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2022-11-10 with total page 661 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Advances in Petrochemical Engineering and Green Development is a compilation of selected papers from the 3rd International Conference on Petrochemical Engineering and Green Development (ICPEGD 2022) and focuses on the research of petrochemical engineering. The proceedings features the most cutting-edge research directions and achievements related to geology and green development. Subjects in this proceedings include: Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering Fossil Technologies Oil & Gas Production Renewable Energy Sources and Technology Green Synergy Innovation Urban Crisis Management The collection of papers in this proceedings will promote the development of petrochemical industry and energy, resource sharing, flexibility and high efficiency. Thereby, it will promote scientific information interchange between scholars from top universities, research centers and high-tech enterprises working all around the world.
Summary Book Review The Green Building Revolution by Jerry Yudelson:
Download or read book The Green Building Revolution written by Jerry Yudelson and published by Island Press. This book was released on 2010-04-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “green building revolution’’ is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets. Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public buildings to meet “green” standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning. The Green Building Revolution describes the many “revolutions” that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader “journey to sustainability” influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend. Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a major movement that’s poised to transform our world.
Summary Book Review Green Building Fundamentals by G Harihara Iyer:
Download or read book Green Building Fundamentals written by G Harihara Iyer and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2022-04-25 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you feel the need to help reduce your carbon footprint and global warming?Here is a book providing insight:The book focuses on green building as a principle solution to minimise the after-effects of global warming and climate change from the stage of construction to occupancy Implementable suggestions are provided on the use of indigenous materials and measures for water and energy saving
Summary Book Review Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat by Lynn Beadle:
Download or read book Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat written by Lynn Beadle and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2001-11-22 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, the result of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 6th World Congress: Cities in the Third Millennium, examines the issues which must be addressed if we are to have a common understanding of the forces of change.Experts in architecture, engineering and planning contribute a commentary on the existing condition of urban design,