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Guidelines of Engineering Practice for Braced and Tied-Back Excavations--$13.50(18.00) Soft Ground Improvement in Lowland and Other Environments--$39.00(52.00)
Repair and Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures:  The State of the Art--$29.25(39.00) Wind Loads and Anchor Bolt Design for Petrochemical Facilities--$22.50(30.00)
Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction-- $27.00(36.00) Forensic Engineering:  Proceedings of the First Congress--$22.50(34.00)
Design of Sheet Pile Walls:  Engineering and Design--$26.25(35.00) Bearing Capacity of Soils--$26.25(35.00)
Practical Guide to Grouting of Underground Structures--$31.50(42.00) So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils . . . A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building-- $15.75(21.00)
Grouting:  Compaction, Remediation and Testing--$26.25(35.00) Hydrology Handbook, 2nd Edition-- $131.25(175.00)
Channel Stability Assessment for Flood Control Projects--$27.00(36.00) Structural Design of Closure Structures for Local Flood Protection Projects--$24.00(32.00)
Seismic Guidelines for Ports--$51.75(69.00) Water Treatment Plant Design, 3rd Edition-- $86.00 (115.00)
Final Covers for Solid Waste Landfills and Abandoned Dumps--$40.50(54.00) Quality of Ground Water:  Guidance for Selection and Application of Frequently Used Models-- $33.00(44.00)
The Project Manager's CADD Survival Guide-- $16.50(22.00) Consulting Engineering:  A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services, Revised Edition--$9.75(13.00)
Journal of Management in Engineering:  Career Development Special Issue--$11.25(15.00) Time Management for Engineers and Constructors, 2nd Edition--$26.25(35.00)
Sons of Martha:  Civil Engineering Readings in Modern Literature--$28.50(38.00) Historic American Covered Bridges-- $32.25(43.00)
Landmark American Bridges--$32.25(43.00) Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures--$58.50(78.00)
Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-95--$54.00(72.00) Standard for Load Resistance Factor Design for Engineered Wood Construction--$29.25(39.00)
Standard Guidelines for the Design and Installation of Pile Foundation--$21.00(28.00) Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-95--$22.50(30.00)
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Guidelines of Engineering Practice for Braced and Tied-Back Excavations.  The essential elements of an excavation support system that comprise a wall, supports, and a reaction to or anchorage for the loads transmitted through the bracing are examined in detail.  Decision-making regarding complex issues such as construction methods, support loads, base stability, ground deformation, groundwater control, and influence on adjacent property are addressed, in addition to dealing with difficulties of supported excavations.  Criteria to be considered in a good design are outlined and conditions under which these criteria should be modified are highlighted.  Safety of the support system and the protection of facilities within and adjoining the excavation are also emphasized.
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Soft Ground Improvement in Lowland and Other Environments.  This volume reviews soft ground improvement techniques in various lowland environments, as the authors discuss how to determine and select the most appropriate improvement technique for various soils.  They also discuss the key factors considered when building on soft ground, including applied loading, site conditions, existing problems, and construction time.  Topics include surface compaction; deep compaction; prefabricated vertical drains; granular piles; lime/cement stabilization; and mechanically stabilized earth.
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Repair and Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures:  The State of the Art.  Constructed infrastructure is essential for the development and progress of commerce and industry in all countries.  Since many buildings, highways, bridges, airports, and transit systems are deteriorating at a rapid rate, engineers are confronted with the continuous challenge of developing new methods to repair, replace or rehabilitate existing structures.  This volume of proceedings presents a broad variety of ongoing research activities and experience in fields related to the rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures from different points of view and in different countries. Benefitting researchers and practicing engineers alike, this compendium of the state-of-the-art and future trends in repair and rehabilitation of reinforce concrete structures provides a mechanism of technology transfer while attempting to foster international collaboration.  The development of new or improved polymers, carbon fibers, composites, polyaramic fibers, and other products is discussed, in addition to their role in the repair and rehabilitation of deteriorated concrete structures.  Structural problems in deteriorated systems, including corrosion, aging, lack of durability, hostile environmental conditions, structural deficiencies, and undesirable seismic responses are also addressed.
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Wind Loads and Anchor Bolt Design for Petrochemical Facilities.  These committee reports provide state-of-the-practice guidelines for the determination of wind-induced forces and the design of headed, cast-in-place anchor bolts for petrochemical facilities.  The basis and procedures for determining wind-induced forced for enclosed structures and other conventional structures are addressed, in addition to designing foundations and establishing internal design and construction practices for petrochemical facilities.  Evaluation of current petrochemical industry anchor bolt design methods is covered, in addition to proposed changes and new releases of design codes.
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Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction.  This book examines various types of failure mechanisms, including their causes and identifying characteristics, and provides a comprehensive collection of case histories.  Diagnosis of building failures, including all aspects of construction are provided, in addition to comparing and contrasting failure mechanisms across multiple disciplines.  Emphasis is placed on performing engineering investigations consisting of fieldwork, laboratory testing, research, formulating opinions, and generating reports.
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Forensic Engineering:  Proceedings of the First Congress.  This compilation of peer-reviewed papers encompasses research, practice, and education in forensic engineering.  Topics include the Oklahoma City bombing; near misses and narrow escapes; failures during construction; natural disasters; lift-slab construction; the steel moment frame challenge; computer misuse; construction site forensic problems; risk assessment and mitigation; professional liability during construction; and lessons from seismic damage investigations.
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Design of Sheet Pile Walls:  Engineering and Design.  From foundation exploration to analysis techniques, this comprehensive guidebook provides information on the selection, design, and installation of sheet pile walls based upon the present state of the technology for sheet pile-soil-structure interaction behavior.  Chapters address open channel hydraulic theory; system loads including surcharge and water loads; system stability and design for rotational stability; non-linear soil springs; and non-linear anchor springs.
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Bearing Capacity of Soils.  This volume provides guidelines needed to determine allowable and ultimate bearing capacity of soils under shallow and deep foundations.  Chapters review environmental and soil conditions that can complicate the evaluation of bearing capacity, as well as different methods, models, and techniques used to calculate soil parameters for a proposed construction area.
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Practical Guide to Grouting of Underground Structures.  This guidebook presents a hands-on discussion of grouting fundamentals and provides a foundation for the development of practical specifications and field procedures.  Employing a pragmatic approach, author Raymond Henn concentrates on areas such as the type of drilling, mixing and pumping equipment, and their application.  The book focuses on how cementitious grouting is used in conjunction with the excavation and lining of tunnels, shafts, and underground caverns in rock.
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So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils . . . A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Building.  This book reviews the characteristics of expansive soil behavior and a myriad of questions frequently asked by construction industry professionals, engineers, and homeowners alike.  In clear, easy-to-understand terms, this committee report defines the difference between cosmetic and structural damage resulting from expansive soil movement; examines the influence of climate, vegetation, and irrigation; and explores the subsequent impact on structures supported over expansive soils.
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Grouting:  Compaction, Remediation and Testing.  This comprehensive colection of peer-reviewed papers examines the current state-of-the-art in compaction and remediation grouting and material development and testing.  Development of standard test procedures to evaluate grouts and grouted materials are discussed, in addition to recent technological advances, engineering applications and research results.  Requirements for successfully implementing a compaction grout densification (CGD) program are presented, with a focus on the investigation campaign and developing the findings into design parameters.
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Hydrology Handbook, 2nd Edition.  A completely rewritten revision of the 1949 edition, this manual incorporates many of the changes and advances that have occurred, not only in the fundamental understanding of hydrologic systems, but also in data acquisition and computational techniques and procedures.  Chapters provide an up-to-date guide for hydrologists covering such topics as precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, ground water, stream flow, snow, floods, urban hydrology, water waves, and hydrologic models.
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Channel Stability Assessment for Flood Control Projects.  This manual helps determine potential channel instability and sedimentation effects in flood control projects.  It is intended to facilitate consideration of the type and severity of stability and sedimentation problems, the need for and scope of further hydraulic studies to address those problems, and design features to promote channel stability.  Topics include channel stability principles; stability problems with flood control channels; evaluation of stability; and practical aspects of stability design.
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Structural Design of Closure Structures for Local Flood Protection Projects.  This guide provides a framework for the structural design of closure structures for openings in levees and floodwalls of inland local flood protection projects.  Design requirements for aluminum and steel stoplog closure structures are presented, in addition to steel swing, miter, trolley, and rolling gate closure structures.  Design and selection of closure types are addressed, with additional emphasis on structural analyses, appurtenant components, and corrosion protection.
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Seismic Guidelines for Ports.  Past experience has shown that earthquakes can cause serious damage to ports causing substantial loss of operations, structural damage, and economic impact.  Despite this, there are currently no established seismic design and strengthening provisions for port structures in the United States.  Additionally, seismic risk reduction has often not been implemented in ports which could be at risk of earthquake damage.  This book is intended as a first step in the eventual development of a nationally-recognized manual of recommended seismic risk reduction practice for ports throughout the United States.  Some material contained in this book includes lessons of experience from past earthquakes; a summary of current state of knowledge and practice; risk reduction planning through design, analysis and material components; and guidelines for response and recovery at ports.
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Water Treatment Plant Design, 3rd Edition.  The "Bible" of water treatment plant professionals for over 50 years!  Capitalize on new planning, design, and construction methods for today's water treatment facilities.  Let a team of water treatment plant design experts with contributions from more than 30 international authorities give you comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones.  Now with more than 70 percent new material, the Third Edition of this classic reference continues to offer unsurpassed coverage of topics ranging from initial plans and permits through design, construction, and start-up.  This outstanding reference will enable you to learn about environmental impact and project permitting; site selection; master planning and treatment process selection; ion exchange; membrane processes; activated carbon processes; hydraulics; architectural design; pilot plant design; construction costs; operations and maintenance; and more.
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Final Covers for Solid Waste Landfills and Abandoned Dumps.  This book presents the essential elements for the design of final covers for solid waste landfills and abandoned dumps which are environmentally safe and secure.  With an overview of regulation in the United States and Germany provided, the authors emphasisze performance-based design for site specific conditions.  Individual components of candidate cover systems are examined, including surface, protection, drainage, barrier, gas collection, and foundation layers for the entire range of natural soil materials and geosynthetics.  A water balance methodology is included, in addition to an analysis of slope stability.
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Quality of Ground Water:  Guidance for Selection and Application of Frequently Used Models.  This manual reports on a survey of the professional community to determine which contaminated ground water models are in frequent use, classifies these models according to a unified set of criteria developed by this task committee, and formulates guidelines on the aplications of these models describing capabilities and limitations.
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The Project Manager's CADD Survival Guide.  This book is intended to introduce the project manager to the use of CADD on design projects, familiarize them with CADD terminology and concepts, and improve their understanding of the process of computer-aided design and drafting at the project level.  Topics include client requirements; project control and CADD workflow; the transition to CADD and starting implications; hardware, software, and operating systems; risk management and financial considerations; CADD training; and the future of computer-based design.
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Consulting Engineering:  A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services, Revised Edition.  This updated 1996 version of Manual No. 45--first since 1988--highlights the importance of a qualification-based-selection (QBS) in procuring engineering services and addresses the partnering concept.  With numerous new areas of discussion and an easier-to-use format, the manual features an updated descritption and analysis of the functions of the consulting engineer in serving a client, the types of services usually offered, and the methods of determining compensation for engineering services.  The manual contains multipliers for easy calculations for project proposals.
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Journal of Management in Engineering:  Career Development Special Issue.  With the changing face of the engineering profession, determining the right career move can be a challenge.  Now, professionals can make an informed advancement to a secure future with Career Development, a special issue of Journal of Management in Engineering.  This one-of-a-kind resource puts professionals in touch with key information shaping the engineering market for the 21st Century.

This issue is packed with practical tips on improving both the technical and non-technical skills needed to take charge of your career.
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Time Management for Engineers and Constructors, 2nd Edition.  This new 2nd edition provides practical, easy to follow steps for keeping your projects on schedule and within budget while satisfying both clients and management.  Helpful lessons allow you the ability to analyze both your own work habits and how your staff works, as well as the demands of superiors.  Time Management also covers personal characteristics such as concepts, attitudes, values, habits, procrastination and self-discipline.  This book offers many useful techniques for the work place; personal time analysis; defining goals and objectives; planning and scheduling; controlling interruptions; managing paperwork; delegating responsibilities; optimizing business travel; and managing stress.  This updated edition contains workshop "handouts" from successful seminars allowing Time Management to function as a self-help book.  Author Ray G. Helmer, Jr.'s valuable insight and expertise enables engineers of all levels and trades to work more effectively and achieve a higher level of success.
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SONS OF MARTHA:  Civil Engineering Readings in Modern Literature.  A wonderful look at engineering's rich heritage.  Here is an enjoyable and enlightening collection exemplifying the many ways civil engineers and civil engineering have contributed to the evolution of American society.  Each reading has been selected from well-known 20th century authors and popular literary sources.  Readers will be entertained, surprised and informed by the roles of civil engineers play in creating and maintaining the facilities that sustain civilized societies.  Designed to give hours of pleasure, the book can be a perfect introduction for the young reader who wants to learn about the profession.  The title, Sons of Martha, comes from Rudyard Kipling's poem of the same title paying tribute to the engineering profession.
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Historic American Covered Bridges.  One of the most extensive photographic records covering 138 selected historic covered bridges found in North American, this book offers detailed truss diagrams, basic construction details, and location information for each featured bridge.  An index of all of the nearly 1,000 surviving covered bridges is included.
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Landmark American Bridges.  The author (Eric DeLony) has selected 87 of the best-loved structures in the U.S. and has culled their most impressive photographs from the extensive archives of the Historic American Engineering Record in Washington, DC.  Over 150 photos and drawings, including 35 in color.
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Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures.  Reported by the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, the Code and Specifications are written as legal documents so that they may be adopted by reference in general building code.  The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structures.  The Specification is required by the Code to control materials, labor, and construction.
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Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-95.  This essential industry standard is available in one volume for fast access to all the information you need!  A complete revision of ASCE 7-93, this Standard provides requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads, and their combinations, that are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents.  It features changes in the wind load provisions, including a new wind speed map offering design values for 3-second gust speeds and revised provisions that are consistent with the new map; completely revised sections on ice loads and flood loads; and an updated section on earthquake loads.  An appendix on serviceability has been added.
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Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for Engineered Wood Construction, AF&PA/ASCE 16-95.  This joint standard provides guidance for the design of engineered wood structures.  Chapters examine the load and resistance factor design of structural lumber, glued laminated timber, wood structural-use panels, shearwalls and diaphragms, timber poles and piles, I-joist, structural composite lumber, trusses, and structural connections.  Topics include tension members; compression members; flexural members, including bending and shear; members with combined bending and axial loads; and connection design.
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Standard Guidelines for the Design and Installation of Pile Foundation, ASCE 20-96.  This standard provides a guideline for an engineering approach to the design and subsequent installation of pile foundations.  A rational basis for this process is presented, taking into account published model building codes and general standards of practice.  Topics include administrative requirements; design analysis; construction and layout guidelines for pile construction; and factors of safety.
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Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-95.  This completely revised book provides guidance in the use of the wind load provisions set forth in ASCE Standard 7-95 (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures), it gives a brief review of the background material which forms the basis for the Standard's provisions, and discusses the format and parameters of the analytical procedures used to determine wind loads.  Contains six example problems, worked out in detail, which can provide direction to practicing professionals in assessing wind loads on a variety of buildings and other structures.  Errata and clarifications from the previous guide are also discussed.
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