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.

Vertical Transportation

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

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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.

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.

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.

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 : 290
  • 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.

People Flow in Buildings

People Flow in Buildings
  • Author : Marja-Liisa Siikonen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2021-09-27
  • 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.

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.

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.

Transportation Planning Handbook

Transportation Planning Handbook
  • Author : ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers),Michael D. Meyer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1200
  • Relase : 2016-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781118762400

Transportation Planning Handbook Book Review:

A multi-disciplinary approach to transportation planningfundamentals The Transportation Planning Handbook is a comprehensive,practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental conceptsof transportation planning alongside proven techniques. This newfourth edition is more strongly focused on serving the needs of allusers, the role of safety in the planning process, andtransportation planning in the context of societal concerns,including the development of more sustainable transportationsolutions. The content structure has been redesigned with a newformat that promotes a more functionally driven multimodal approachto planning, design, and implementation, including guidance towardthe latest tools and technology. The material has been updated toreflect the latest changes to major transportation resources suchas the HCM, MUTCD, HSM, and more, including the most current ADAaccessibility regulations. Transportation planning has historically followed the rationalplanning model of defining objectives, identifying problems,generating and evaluating alternatives, and developing plans.Planners are increasingly expected to adopt a moremulti-disciplinary approach, especially in light of the risingimportance of sustainability and environmental concerns. This bookpresents the fundamentals of transportation planning in amultidisciplinary context, giving readers a practical reference forday-to-day answers. Serve the needs of all users Incorporate safety into the planning process Examine the latest transportation planning softwarepackages Get up to date on the latest standards, recommendations, andcodes Developed by The Institute of Transportation Engineers, thisbook is the culmination of over seventy years of transportationplanning solutions, fully updated to reflect the needs of achanging society. For a comprehensive guide with practical answers,The Transportation Planning Handbook is an essentialreference.

Vertical Lift, Elevator, Paternoster

Vertical Lift, Elevator, Paternoster
  • Author : Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani,Lutz Hartwig
  • Publisher : Ernst & Sohn
  • Pages : 145
  • Relase : 1994-07-20
  • ISBN : 3433028680

Vertical Lift, Elevator, Paternoster Book Review:

The elevator is today considered a safe and modern means of transportation which even a child can operate and which everyone uses as a matter of course. However, the enthusiasm for the vertical movement, for the "earth-bound ascension" still influences the creative works of architects, writers, artists and filmmakers. Still in the 1920s literati spoke of the "roaring lift of time" and thus captured in words a new "American" way of life. The fascination with the vertical movement inspired directors to make films which were able to capture the modern view of space in pictures which until then had not been seen. Building planners used the elevator not only to literally build high-risers in the sky, but also, with the use of transparent lifts or panorama elevators, to make it possible to experience achitecture in unusual ways. Through the essays on the subject, this book attempts to introduce a largely forgotten chapter in the history of technology. It sets out to illustrate the successful history of a means of transportation in various cultural contexts and thereby entice the readers to newly discover a familiar and unfamiliar part of our everyday culture.

Maintainability Of Facilities: For Building Professionals

Maintainability Of Facilities: For Building Professionals
  • Author : Chew Yit Lin Michael
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2010-01-08
  • ISBN : 9789813107755

Maintainability Of Facilities: For Building Professionals Book Review:

This book focuses on spearheading the integration of maintainability, starting right from the design stage. To enable such integration, improving the knowledge of maintainability and setting maintainability benchmarks are two key issues. These objectives are fulfilled with the development of a comprehensive defect library, a material manual and a maintainability scoring system. These tools serve to define acceptable standards in design and construction practices, thus enhancing long-term maintainability of facilities.Maintainability of Facilities: For Building Professionals aims to improve the standard and quality of design, construction and maintenance practices to produce efficient facilities that require minimum maintenance. The text covers technical issues related to maintainability of major components of a facility, and discusses the implications and selection of materials for high maintainability.The target readers are practitioners and students in architecture, engineering, building, real estate, construction, project management, facilities management, quantity and building surveying.

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition
  • Author : National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Pages : 257
  • Relase : 2014-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781610915656

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition Book Review:

NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. It has been completely re-designed with an even more accessible layout. The Guide offers updated graphic profiles for all of its bicycle facilities, a subsection on bicycle boulevard planning and design, and a survey of materials used for green color in bikeways. The Guide continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. It responds to and accelerates innovative street design and practice around the nation.

The Future of Disability in America

The Future of Disability in America
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Disability in America
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 618
  • Relase : 2007-10-24
  • ISBN : 9780309104722

The Future of Disability in America Book Review:

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1998

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1998
  • Author : R R Bowker Publishing
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1324
  • Relase : 1999-03
  • ISBN : 0835240878

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1998 Book Review:

Materials Handling Handbook

Materials Handling Handbook
  • Author : David E. Mulcahy
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 768
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048948304

Materials Handling Handbook Book Review:

Plant engineers and warehouse managers can turn to this practical handbook for complete guidance on the many aspects of material handling and product movement. Written by a team of experts, the book provides the procedures, techniques, insights, and tips needed to design, organize, operate, and maintain an efficient, cost-effective material handling/product movement system. This how-to-reference covers horizontal and vertical transportation methods for items of all sizes; discusses product security, identification systems, and the selection of consultants; and feature scores of helpful illustrations, forms, and tables.

Manual of Hospital Planning and Designing

Manual of Hospital Planning and Designing
  • Author : Ajay Garg,Anil Dewan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2022-02-17
  • ISBN : 9811684553

Manual of Hospital Planning and Designing Book Review:

This book is a one-stop resource on all the critical aspects of planning and designing hospitals, one of the most complex healthcare projects to undertake. A well-planned and designed hospital should control infection rate, provide safety to patients, caregivers and visitors, help improve patients' recovery and have scope for future expansion and change. Reinforcing these basic principles, guidance on such effective planning and designing is the key focus. Readers are offered insights into eliminating shortcomings at every stage of setting up a hospital which may not be feasible to rectify later on through alterations. Chapters from 1 to 12 of the book provide exhaustive notes on initial planning, such as detailed project reports, feasibility studies, and area calculation. Chapters 13 to 27 include designing and layout of all the essential departments/units such as OPD, emergency, intermediate care, diagnostics, operating rooms, and intensive care units. Chapters 28 to 37 cover designing support services like sterilization department, pharmacy, medical gas pipeline, kitchen, laundry, medical record, and mortuary. Chapters 38 to 48 take the readers through planning other services like air-conditioning and ventilation, fire safety, extra low voltage, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services. Chapter 49 is for the planning of medical equipment. A particular chapter on "Green" hospital designing is included. This book is a single essential tabletop reference for hospital consultants, medical and hospital administrators, hospital designers, architecture students, and hospital promoters.

Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II

Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II
  • Author : I. Pop,Derek B Ingham
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2002-06-20
  • ISBN : 0080543170

Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II Book Review:

Transport phenomena in porous media continues to be a field which attracts intensive research activity. This is primarily due to the fact that it plays an important and practical role in a large variety of diverse scientific applications. Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II covers a wide range of the engineering and technological applications, including both stable and unstable flows, heat and mass transfer, porosity, and turbulence. Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II is the second volume in a series emphasising the fundamentals and applications of research in porous media. It contains 16 interrelated chapters of controversial, and in some cases conflicting, research, over a wide range of topics. The first volume of this series, published in 1998, met with a very favourable reception. Transport Phenomena in Porous Media II maintains the original concept including a wide and diverse range of topics, whilst providing an up-to-date summary of recent research in the field by its leading practitioners.