The Vertical Transportation Handbook

The Vertical Transportation Handbook
  • Author : George R. Strakosch,Robert S. Caporale
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2010-09-23
  • ISBN : 0470919736

The Vertical Transportation Handbook Book Review:

This new edition of a one-of-a-kind handbook provides an essential updating to keep the book current with technology and practice. New coverage of topics such as machine-room-less systems and current operation and control procedures, ensures that this revision maintains its standing as the premier general reference on vertical transportation. A team of new contributors has been assembled to shepherd the book into this new edition and provide the expertise to keep it up to date in future editions. A new copublishing partnership with Elevator World Magazine ensures that the quality of the revision is kept at the highest level, enabled by Elevator World's Editor, Bob Caporale, joining George Strakosch as co-editor.

Elevator Traffic Handbook

Elevator Traffic Handbook
  • Author : Gina Barney,Lutfi Al-Sharif
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2015-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781317528463

Elevator Traffic Handbook Book Review:

This second edition of this well-respected book covers all aspects of the traffic design and control of vertical transportation systems in buildings, making it an essential reference for vertical transportation engineers, other members of the design team, and researchers. The book introduces the basic principles of circulation, outlines traffic design methods and examines and analyses traffic control using worked examples and case studies to illustrate key points. The latest analysis techniques are set out, and the book is up-to-date with current technology. A unique and well-established book, this much-needed new edition features extensive updates to technology and practice, drawing on the latest international research.

Vertical Transportation

Vertical Transportation
  • Author : George R. Strakosch
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004515436

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Maintainability of Facilities

Maintainability of Facilities
  • Author : Yit Lin Chew
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Pages : 564
  • Relase : 2016-08-19
  • ISBN : 9789814725705

Maintainability of Facilities Book Review:

This book focuses on spearheading the integration of maintainability and green facility management right from the design stage. The text introduces the concept of green maintainability, and discusses considerations to maximize the performance by achieving resource and energy efficiency, while minimizing the total life cycle cost in embodied energy; environmental impact and consumption of matter/energy throughout the life cycle of a facility, by "doing it right the first time". In this edition, existing chapters have been brought up to date, to include contemporary sustainability concerns, such as: sustainability design, construction and materials, and maintainability of green features. Maintainability of Facilities is written for practitioners and students in architecture, engineering, building, real estate, construction, project management, facilities management, quantity and building surveying.

Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
  • Author : Rossitza Setchi,Ivan Jordanov
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 661
  • Relase : 2010-09-07
  • ISBN : 9783642153907

Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems Book Review:

th The 14 International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems was held during September 8–10, 2010 in Cardiff, UK. The conference was organized by the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, UK and KES International. KES2010 provided an international scientific forum for the presentation of the - sults of high-quality research on a broad range of intelligent systems topics. The c- ference attracted over 360 submissions from 42 countries and 6 continents: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong ROC, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, - nisia, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. The conference consisted of 6 keynote talks, 11 general tracks and 29 invited s- sions and workshops, on the applications and theory of intelligent systems and related areas. The distinguished keynote speakers were Christopher Bishop, UK, Nikola - sabov, New Zealand, Saeid Nahavandi, Australia, Tetsuo Sawaragi, Japan, Yuzuru Tanaka, Japan and Roger Whitaker, UK. Over 240 oral and poster presentations provided excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research results and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and generation of new ideas. Extended versions of selected papers were considered for publication in the Int- national Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, Engine- ing Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Neural Computing and Applications.

People Flow in Buildings

People Flow in Buildings
  • Author : Marja-Liisa Siikonen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 452
  • Relase : 2021-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781119545569

People Flow in Buildings Book Review:

Discover how to measure, control, model, and plan people flow within modern buildings with this one-stop resource from a leading professional People Flow in Buildings delivers a comprehensive and insightful description of people flow, analysis with software-based tools. The book offers readers an up-to-date overview of mathematical optimization methods used in control systems and transportation planning methods used to manage vertical and horizontal transportation. The text offers a starting point for selecting the optimal transportation equipment for new buildings and those being modernized. It provides insight into making passenger journeys pleasant and smooth, while providing readers with an examination of how modern trends in building usage, like increasingly tall buildings and COVID-19, effect people flow planning in buildings. People Flow in Buildings clearly defines the terms and symbols it includes and then moves on to deal with the measurement, control, modelling, and planning of people flow within buildings of all kinds. Each chapter contains an introduction describing its contents and the background of the subject. Included appendices describe measured passenger data and performed analyses. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to people-counting methods, including counting technology inside and outside buildings, passenger traffic components, and manual people-counting An examination of the passenger arrival process in building, including the Poisson arrival process and probability density function, and passenger arrivals in batches A consideration of daily vertical passenger traffic profiles, including two-way traffic profiles and the effects of inter-floor traffic An exploration of people flow solutions, including stairs, escalators, and elevators with collective and destination group control systems, as well as double-deck and multicar system People flow calculation and simulation models Elevator planning with ISO simulation method Elevator planning and evacuation of tall buildings Perfect for software designers in the private sector and academia, People Flow in Buildings will also earn a place in the libraries of elevator consultants, manufacturers, and architects who seek a one-stop reference for transportation devices from a functional and design perspective, as opposed to a hardware perspective.

Architecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2008

Architecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2008
  • Author : Theo Ungerer,Christian Hochberger,Rainer G. Spallek
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 283
  • Relase : 2008-02-12
  • ISBN : 9783540781523

Architecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2008 Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, ARCS 2008, held in Dresden, Germany, in February 2008. The 19 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The papers cover a wide spectrum reaching from pre-fabrication adaptation of architectural templates to dynamic run-time adaptation of deployed systems with special focus on adaptivity and adaptive system architectures. The papers are organized in topical sections on hardware design, pervasive computing, network processors and memory management, reconfigurable hardware, real-time architectures, organic computing, and computer architecture.

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications
  • Author : Gonzalo Abad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 644
  • Relase : 2016-11-14
  • ISBN : 9781118954423

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications Book Review:

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications offers a practical approach to understanding power electronics applications in transportation systems ranging from railways to electric vehicles and ships. It is an application-oriented book for the design and development of traction systems accompanied by a description of the core technology. The first four introductory chapters describe the common knowledge and background required to understand the preceding chapters. After that, each application-specific chapter: highlights the significant manufacturers involved; provides a historical account of the technological evolution experienced; distinguishes the physics and mechanics; and where possible, analyses a real life example and provides the necessary models and simulation tools, block diagrams and simulation based validations. Key features: Surveys power electronics state-of-the-art in all aspects of traction applications. Presents vital design and development knowledge that is extremely important for the professional community in an original, simple, clear and complete manner. Offers design guidelines for power electronics traction systems in high-speed rail, ships, electric/hybrid vehicles, elevators and more applications. Application-specific chapters co-authored by traction industry expert. Learning supplemented by tutorial sections, case studies and MATLAB/Simulink-based simulations with data from practical systems. A valuable reference for application engineers in traction industry responsible for design and development of products as well as traction industry researchers, developers and graduate students on power electronics and motor drives needing a reference to the application examples.

Metric Handbook

Metric Handbook
  • Author : Pamela Buxton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 1886
  • Relase : 2015-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781317638858

Metric Handbook Book Review:

Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering
  • Author : Karl-Heinrich Grote,Hamid Hefazi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 1310
  • Relase : 2020-12-09
  • ISBN : 9783030470357

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Book Review:

This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012

Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012
  • Author : Ulrich Weidmann,Uwe Kirsch,Michael Schreckenberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business
  • Pages : 1424
  • Relase : 2014-04-23
  • ISBN : 9783319024479

Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012 Book Review:

The 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED2012) showcased research on human locomotion. This book presents the proceedings of PED2012. Humans have walked for eons; our drive to settle the globe began with a walk out of Africa. However, much remains to discover. As the world moves toward sustainability while racing to assess and accommodate climate change, research must provide insight on the physical requirements of walking, the dynamics of pedestrians on the move and more. We must understand, predict and simulate pedestrian behaviour, to avoid dangerous situations, to plan for emergencies, and not least, to make walking more attractive and enjoyable. PED2012 offered 70 presentations and keynote talks as well as 70 poster presentations covering new and improved mathematical models, describing new insights on pedestrian behaviour in normal and emergency cases and presenting research based on sensors and advanced observation methods. These papers offer a starting point for innovative new research, building a strong foundation for the next conference and for future research.

Control of Traffic Systems in Buildings

Control of Traffic Systems in Buildings
  • Author : Sandor A. Markon,Hajime Kita,Hiroshi Kise,Thomas Bartz-Beielstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2006-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781846284496

Control of Traffic Systems in Buildings Book Review:

Transportation systems in buildings are part of everyday life: whether ferrying people twenty storeys up to the office or moving luggage at the airport, 21st-century society relies on them. This book presents the latest in analysis and control of transportation systems in buildings focusing primarily on elevator groups. The theory and design of passenger and cargo transport systems are covered, with operational examples and topics of special interest.

Computer-Aided Architectural Design. "Hello, Culture"

Computer-Aided Architectural Design.
  • Author : Ji-Hyun Lee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 506
  • Relase : 2019-06-13
  • ISBN : 9789811384103

Computer-Aided Architectural Design. "Hello, Culture" Book Review:

This book constitutes selected papers of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2019, held in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, in June 2019. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 194 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theory, methodology and practice of architectural and interior design; support systems for design decisions; tools, methods and implementation of urban design; rethinking space and spatial behavior; fabrication and materialization; and shape studies.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • Author : Ardeshir Mahdavi,Bob Martens,Raimar Scherer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2014-08-21
  • ISBN : 9781315736952

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Book Review:

In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and


  • Author : Stephen Graham
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2016-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781781689950

Vertical Book Review:

A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below. Starting at the edge of earth’s atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth? Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.

The Vertical City

The Vertical City
  • Author : K. Al-Kodmany
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Pages : 753
  • Relase : 2018-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781784662578

The Vertical City Book Review:

Each century has its own unique approach toward addressing the problem of high density and the 21st century is no exception. As cities try to cope with rapid population growth - adding 2.5 billion dwellers by 2050 - and grapple with destructive sprawl, politicians, planners and architects have become increasingly interested in the vertical city paradigm. Unfortunately, cities all over the world are grossly unprepared for integrating tall buildings, as these buildings may aggravate multidimensional sustainability challenges resulting in a “vertical sprawl” that could have worse consequences than “horizontal” sprawl. By using extensive data and numerous illustrations this book provides a comprehensive guide to the successful and sustainable integration of tall buildings into cities. A new crop of skyscrapers that employ passive design strategies, green technologies, energy-saving systems and innovative renewable energy offers significant architectural improvements. At the urban scale, the book argues that planners must integrate tall buildings with efficient mass transit, walkable neighbourhoods, cycling networks, vibrant mixed-use activities, iconic transit stations, attractive plazas, well-landscaped streets, spacious parks and engaging public art. Particularly, it proposes the Tall Building and Transit Oriented Development (TB-TOD) model as one of the sustainable options for large cities going forward. Building on the work of leaders in the fields of ecological and sustainable design, this book will open readers’ eyes to a wider range of possibilities for utilizing green, resilient, smart, and sustainable features in architecture and urban planning projects. The 20 chapters offer comprehensive reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable cities.

Elevator Traffic Handbook

Elevator Traffic Handbook
  • Author : Gina Carol Barney
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0415274761

Elevator Traffic Handbook Book Review:

Describes the design and control of traffic in vertical transportation systems, covering design methods, traffic calcuations, traffic control, and traffic patterns.

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]
  • Author : Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 1082
  • Relase : 2019-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781610690942

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes] Book Review:

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

Electronic Enclosures, Housings and Packages

Electronic Enclosures, Housings and Packages
  • Author : Frank Suli
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 490
  • Relase : 2018-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780081023914

Electronic Enclosures, Housings and Packages Book Review:

Electronic Enclosures, Housings and Packages considers the problem of heat management for electronics from an encasement perspective. It addresses enclosures and their applications for industrial electronics, as well as LED lighting solutions for stationary and mobile markets. The book introduces fundamental concepts and defines dimensions of success in electrical enclosures. Other chapters discuss environmental considerations, shielding, standardization, materials selection, thermal management, product design principles, manufacturing techniques and sustainability. Final chapters focus on business fundamentals by outlining successful technical propositions and potential future directions. Introduces the concepts of materials recycling and sustainability to electronic enclosures Provides thorough coverage of all technical aspects relating to the design and manufacturing of electronic packaging Includes practical information on environmental considerations, shielding, standardization, materials selection, and more

RIBA Journal

RIBA Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822026996140

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