Essential Building Science

Essential Building Science Author Jacob Deva Racusin
ISBN-10 9781550926293
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 160
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Poor heat and moisture handling are enemies of durability, comfort and high-performance house design. Essential Building Science provides a highly visual, non-technical introduction to the fundamentals of building physics and the critical skills needed to develop thermal and moisture strategies for creating better new buildings and dramatically improving old ones. Good science plus critical thinking equals high-performance building.



Essential Cordwood Building

Essential Cordwood Building Author Rob Roy
ISBN-10 9781550926477
Release 2017-12-18
Pages 144
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Cordwood building—log-ends set in insulated mortar—is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe. Yet until now, there has been no trusted, practical guide to cordwood construction using the material in a wide variety of construction projects. Distilling decades of experience and best practices, Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to cordwood building. Ideal for the DIYer and professional designer and builder alike, it covers: Wood species selection, log-end length, and seasoning Cement, lime putty, and cob mortar options Wall cavity insulation options Budgeting and estimating Highly illustrated, step-by-step building techniques Window and door frame installation, pointing and chinking, finishing, and plastering Special designs and decorative features Code references, compliance, building science, and best practices Troubleshooting and maintenance Essential Cordwood Building is part of New Society’s Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Series editors Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin have scoured the world of sustainable building to bring you the techniques and systems that deliver measurable benefits in terms of greater efficiency and reduced environmental impacts. Written by the world’s leading sustainable builders, designers, and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where high performance and low impact are key goals. Get the essentials! Rob Roy is widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction. He is Director of Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York, which teaches owner-builders how to build with cordwood masonry. Rob has authored and edited fifteen books, including Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, and Stoneview.



Essential Hempcrete Construction

Essential Hempcrete Construction Author Chris Magwood
ISBN-10 9780865718197
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 128
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The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material



Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction

Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction Author Chris Magwood
ISBN-10 9781550926149
Release 2016-06-27
Pages 160
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Prefabricated straw bale wall panels combine the performance and low environmental impact of traditional straw bale with reduced labor and more consistent results. These structural insulated panels (SIPs) are built offsite and transported to the job site, or built onsite and "tipped up" into position. Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is a fully illustrated practical guide to this affordable, scalable method. This indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to the use of prefabricated bale walls, packed with all the information you need to determine whether they are the right choice for your project. It covers: Specifications, engineering details and building code references Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and detail drawings Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details.



Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

Essential Light Straw Clay Construction Author Lydia Doleman
ISBN-10 9781771422321
Release 2017-06-05
Pages 144
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Light straw clay – straw mixed with clay slip – is a code compliant high-performance, low-impact building material with excellent insulation and moisture handling qualities. This highly illustrated step-by-step guide to light straw clay for stud, timber, pole, and other framing styles covers material specifications and best use, mixing and installation, retrofits, code compliance, and finishing and maintenance.



Skill Building Science Grades 3 4

Skill Building Science  Grades 3   4 Author Pablo Aguerre
ISBN-10 9781604183375
Release 2006-12-04
Pages 128
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Hands-on investigations give scientists in grades 3Ð4 the skills they need for success! Skill-Building Science includes lessons, activities, and writing exercises on physical science, earth science, and life science. Biographies of scientists with accompanying activities increase student awareness of scientist as an occupation. This 128-page book includes reproducibles, aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards, and supports National Science Education Standards.



Essential Building Blocks of Human Nature

Essential Building Blocks of Human Nature Author Ulrich Frey
ISBN-10 364213968X
Release 2010-11-08
Pages 159
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To understand why we humans are as we are, it is necessary to look at the essential building blocks that comprise our nature. The foundations of this structure are our evolutionary origins as primates and our social roots. Upon these rest features such as our emotions, language and aesthetic preferences, with our self-perceptions, self-deceptions and thirst for knowledge right at the top. The unifying force holding these blocks together is evolutionary theory. Evolution provides a deeper understanding of human nature and, in particular, of the common roots of these different perspectives. To build a reliable and coherent model of man, leading authors from fields as diverse as primatology, anthropology, neurobiology and philosophy have joined forces to present essays each describing their own expert perspective. Together they provide a convincing and complete picture of our own human nature.



Building Science Technology and Innovation Capacity in Rwanda

Building Science  Technology  and Innovation Capacity in Rwanda Author Alfred J. Watkins
ISBN-10 9780821373576
Release 2008
Pages 120
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Even a subsistence agricultural economy such as Rwanda needs to develop science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity if it hopes to solve such everyday, practical problems as providing energy and clean drinking water to rural villages, and competing in the global economy by producing and selling higher value goods and services. This book provides new insights into the capacity building process and shows that STI capacity building is not a luxury activity suitable primarily for wealthy countries but an absolute necessity for poor countries that hope to become richer.



Experimental Building Science

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Experimental Building Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Experimental Building Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Experimental Building Science book for free.



New Carbon Architecture

New Carbon Architecture Author Bruce King
ISBN-10 9781550926613
Release 2017-11-27
Pages 160
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“Green buildings” that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren’t enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon—the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported—comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium. A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings. Bruce King, a structural engineer for thirty-five years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, and Design of Straw Bale Buildings. He lives in San Rafael, California.



Building Scientific Apparatus

Building Scientific Apparatus Author John H. Moore
ISBN-10 9781139478656
Release 2009-06-25
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Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials and components used by manufacturers are included. Mechanical, optical, and electronic construction techniques carried out in the lab, as well as those let out to specialized shops, are also described. Step-by-step instruction supported by many detailed figures, is given for laboratory skills such as soldering electrical components, glassblowing, brazing, and polishing.



Design tech

Design tech Author Jason Alread
ISBN-10 9780750665575
Release 2007
Pages 528
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Taking a fresh, holistic approach to the topic of architectural technology, this indispensable book looks at the 'why' as well as the 'how' of building science, providing a comprehensive, clear and concise introduction to the subject. The demands faced by architects in their training and education are constantly changing. Written by two practicing architects who teach building technology and design, this text ensures that the reader is given the full picture of the discipline, as it integrates technical material with design sensibilities. Incorporating structural design, environmental principles, material science and human factors, this book shows how these topics rely upon and influence one another in architectural design. It also relates the technical with the theoretical, illustrating how technology and design have influenced one another historically. Offering highly practical guidance to the essentials of building design, this book is the first to provide the full spectrum of building science for architects in one volume. Design-Tech includes hundreds of illustrations and numerous case studies that show how these theories work in practice. * A single volume integrating structual, environmental and construction engineering basics for architects * A holistic approach to technology, illustrating how it relates to the history and theory of architecture * Presents sustainable design as a given, with environmental design principles included throughout the text



Building Science N3

Building Science N3 Author Bekker
ISBN-10 0636035247
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 207
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Building Science N3 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Building Science N3 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building Science N3 book for free.



Building Science Technology and Innovation Systems in Africa

Building Science  Technology and Innovation Systems in Africa Author Abdelkader DJEFL
ISBN-10 9781912234233
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 329
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The book discusses the policies and strategies for Science and Technology (S&T) and Innovation capability building put up by Maghreb states (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco) in the last three decades. The application of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) in recent years, the opening up of their economies and liberalisation of trade have confronted firms with largely innovation-based competition and the attempt to reduce this impact are far from effective, particularly in the face of the era of knowledge economy and sustainability requirements. The work is articulated around three major themes: the difficult path to S&T capacity building, the attempts to put up National Systems of Innovation (NSI) and the prospects for a more innovation driven growth at the territorial level, notably through intermediate institutions and science and technology poles. While pointing out the difficulties of building NSI, the book examines how the context of an innovation- driven competition put local firms, especially SMEs, in a difficult position. It notes that universities, which are prone to internal politics and rent-seeking, are not producing the necessary human capital. The knowledge economy era challenges raise some hopes for better access to innovation and knowledge assets in the world while at the territorial level, new innovation dynamics are taking place. Based on extensive research and consultancy work done on the analysis of policies in the Maghreb, the book also raises the issue of the neighborhood of the European Union, and argues that unless Europe integrates the Maghreb in a real neighborhood Innovation System, the prospects for innovation take -off in the region are limited.



Aesthetic Sustainability

Aesthetic Sustainability Author Norman Lowe
ISBN-10 9780578059761
Release 2010-10-05
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Building Science Directory

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ISBN-10 NAP:16376
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E Democracy for Smart Cities

E Democracy for Smart Cities Author T.M. Vinod Kumar
ISBN-10 9789811040351
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 551
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This book highlights the rightful role of citizens as per the constitution of the country for participation in Governance of a smart city using electronic means such as high speed fiber optic networks, the internet, and mobile computing as well as Internet of Things that have the ability to transform the dominant role of citizens and technology in smart cities. These technologies can transform the way in which business is conducted, the interaction of interface with citizens and academic institutions, and improve interactions between business, industry, and city government.