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 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.

Vertical Transportation

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

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Handbook of Transportation Science

Handbook of Transportation Science
  • Author : Randolph Hall
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 741
  • Relase : 2006-04-11
  • ISBN : 9780306480584

Handbook of Transportation Science Book Review:

Over the past thirty-five years, a substantial amount of theoretical and empirical scholarly research has been developed across the discipline domains of Transportation. This research has been synthesized into a systematic handbook that examines the scientific concepts, methods, and principles of this growing and evolving field. The Handbook of Transportation Science outlines the field of transportation as a scientific discipline that transcends transportation technology and methods. Whether by car, truck, airplane - or by a mode of transportation that has not yet been conceived - transportation obeys fundamental properties. The science of transportation defines these properties, and demonstrates how our knowledge of one mode of transportation can be used to explain the behavior of another. Transportation scientists are motivated by the desire to explain spatial interactions that result in movement of people or objects from place to place. Its methodologies draw from physics, operations research, probability and control theory.

Building Services Handbook

Building Services Handbook
  • Author : Fred Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2012-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781136424403

Building Services Handbook Book Review:

The Building Services Handbook summarises concisely, in diagrams and brief explanations, all elements of building services. Practice, techniques and procedures are clearly defined with supplementary references to regulations and relevant standards. This is an essential text for all construction/building services students up to undergraduate level, and is also a valuable reference text for building service professionals. This new book is based on Fred Hall's 'Essential Building Services and Equipment 2ed' and has been thoroughly updated throughout. It is a companion volume to the highly popular textbook 'Building Construction Handbook' by Chudley and Greeno, which is now in its fourth edition.

Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation

Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Author : Rajan Batta,Changhyun Kwon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2013-06-06
  • ISBN : 9781461467946

Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation Book Review:

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation defines hazardous materials (hazmat) as a substance or material capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce. Hazmat accidents can result in significant impact to the population (death, injuries) and damage to the environment (destroyed or damaged buildings and infrastructure). Further, hazmat, especially explosive materials, can potentially be used by terrorists to attack civilians or to destroy critical infrastructure. This handbook provides models from Operations Research and Management Science that study various activities involving hazmat transportation: risk assessment, route planning, location decisions, evacuation planning, and emergency planning for terrorist attacks. There are two important research areas in hazmat transportation that are widely studied in the literature: risk assessment and shipment planning. In the risk assessment area, important issues include measurement of accident probabilities and consequences in hazmat transport. Example works in the risk assessment area include modeling risk probability distribution over given areas, considering hazmat types and transport modes, and environmental conditions. The first half of this handbook covers the two fields of risk assessment and shipment planning, while the second half of this handbook provides useful models and insights on other important issues including location problems for undesirable facilities, network interdiction, terrorist attack, and evacuation.

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.

Global Logistics

Global Logistics
  • Author : James H. Bookbinder
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2012-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781441961310

Global Logistics Book Review:

This book offers complete coverage of logistics, examining modes, general issues, logistics in specific regions, free-trade zones, innovations in international logistics, case studies and a look at the future.

Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control

Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control
  • Author : Kenneth J. Button,David A. Hensher
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2001-10-02
  • ISBN : 0080435955

Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control Book Review:

This book discusses transport systems and the implementation of related public policy - a relevant topic with contemporary traffic congestion, environmental intrusion, transport safety, and budget issues. It is a resource for both experienced researchers and those new to the field.

Low-Carbon Land Transport

Low-Carbon Land Transport
  • Author : Daniel Bongardt,Felix Creutzig,Hanna Hüging,Ko Sakamoto,Stefan Bakker,Sudhir Gota,Susanne Böhler-Baedeker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2013-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781135094652

Low-Carbon Land Transport Book Review:

Practical guide for transport policymakers and planners to achieve low-carbon land transport systems. Based on wide ranging research, it shows how policies can be bundled successfully and worked into urban transport decision-making and planning strategies. With case studies from developed and developing countries, it outlines measures for reducing emissions, tailoring these to specific circumstances. It also highlights how greenhouse gas savings are measured, as well as success factors for implementing policies and measures in complex decision-making processes. For students of sustainable transport, professional planners and decision makers, Low-Carbon Land Transport is an invaluable reference for all those looking to help transport networks flow in a sustainable direction.

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Traffic Engineering Handbook
  • Author : ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers),Brian Wolshon,Anurag Pande
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2016-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781118762301

Traffic Engineering Handbook Book Review:

"The Traffic Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental concepts of traffic engineering, commensurate with the state of the practice"--

Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry

Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry
  • Author : Ralf Borndörfer,Torsten Klug,Leonardo Lamorgese,Carlo Mannino,Markus Reuther,Thomas Schlechte
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2018-03-01
  • ISBN : 9783319721538

Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry Book Review:

This book promotes the use of mathematical optimization and operations research methods in rail transportation. The editors assembled thirteen contributions from leading scholars to present a unified voice, standardize terminology, and assess the state-of-the-art. There are three main clusters of articles, corresponding to the classical stages of the planning process: strategic, tactical, and operational. These three clusters are further subdivided into five parts which correspond to the main phases of the railway network planning process: network assessment, capacity planning, timetabling, resource planning, and operational planning. Individual chapters cover: Simulation Capacity Assessment Network Design Train Routing Robust Timetabling Event Scheduling Track Allocation Blocking Shunting Rolling Stock Crew Scheduling Dispatching Delay Propagation

Groundwater Transport

Groundwater Transport
  • Author : Iraj Javandel,Christine Doughty,Chin-Fu Tsang
  • Publisher : American Geophysical Union
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : UOM:39015009914816

Groundwater Transport Book Review:

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 10. Concerns over groundwater pollution have resulted in the passage of legislation during the last decade calling for pollution control and remedial measures to ensure proper drinking water quality. There are two main types of groundwater pollution caused by man: (1) pollution caused by the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers over agricultural lands, where the source of contamination covers a relatively large area, and (2) pollution caused by industries and municipalities, which is generally more localized. For the second type, because the contamination in the groundwater is localized, the design of any remedial measure requires knowledge of the extent of the contaminant plume. Various mathematical methods may be used for estimating the size, shape, and development of a localized contaminant plume. It is the need for these mathematical methodologies that forms the main impetus for the preparation of this monograph.

Elevator Troubleshooting & Repair

Elevator Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Author : David Herres
  • Publisher : Industrial Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-02-21
  • ISBN : 083113643X

Elevator Troubleshooting & Repair Book Review:

Elevators move large numbers of people up and down each day, mostly without incident, thanks to a strongly developed system of safety measures and the work of highly trained and experienced professionals. In performing elevator maintenance and repair, there are numerous technical factors, not to mention huge moral and legal issues. Workers need to fully understand proper maintenance procedures so that all safeguards remain in effect. It's also essential to be aware of applicable regulations, and to maintain compliance at all times. For those serious about engaging in elevator work, the appropriate licenses must be acquired--an electrician's license and elevator mechanic's license. These are not achieved overnight. This work covers everything a student or current technician needs to know to perform elevator diagnosis, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair, and details all the knowledge a technician must have to properly service elevators in various situations. It is also the only work that includes helpful questions and corresponding answers for those who are studying to obtain their elevator mechanic's license. Features Offers sample certification questions and answers for those looking to get their Elevator Mechanic's license. Places an emphasis on safety interlocks and the elevator system as a whole. Includes a history of elevators to give readers perspective on the industry and advancements in technology to date. Written by a renowned electrician with regular columns and contributions in Elevator World and Electrical Construction and Maintenance magazines.

Handbook on Railway Regulation

Handbook on Railway Regulation
  • Author : Matthias Finger,Juan Montero
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2020-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781789901788

Handbook on Railway Regulation Book Review:

Taking a global approach, this insightful Handbook brings together leading researchers to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in railway regulation with a particular focus on countries that rely heavily on railways for transportation links. The Handbook also considers the most pressing issues for those working in and with railway systems, and outlines future trends in the development of rail globally.

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue
  • Author : Dr Paula A Desmond,Ms Catherine Neubauer,Professor Gerald Matthews,Professor Peter A Hancock
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2012-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781409487005

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue Book Review:

Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the results of failure are evidently serious or even catastrophic. Therefore, the modern media especially highlights fatigue-related failures in industries such as transportation, materials processing and healthcare. It can be, and indeed is, no coincidence that most of the spectacular failures in process control that have resulted in the world's largest industrial accidents have occurred in the small hours of the morning when the circadian rhythm is lowest and operator fatigue itself peaks. While there have been legislative efforts made at state, federal and international levels to regulate working hours of employees, the appropriate implementation of such legislation is still a long way off. The Handbook of Operator Fatigue provides a comprehensive account of the subject to serve as the definitive reference work for researchers, students and practitioners alike. The volume features 30 chapters written by experts from around the world to address each important facet of fatigue, including: the scale of the fatigue problem (Section I), the nature of fatigue (Section II), how to assess fatigue (Section III), the impact of fatigue on health (Section IV), fatigue in the workplace (Section V), the neurological basis of fatigue (VI), sleep disorders (VII), and the design of countermeasures to fatigue (VIII).


  • Author : Janette Sadik-Khan,Seth Solomonow
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2016-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780698409415

Streetfight Book Review:

Like a modern-day Jane Jacobs, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed New York City's streets to make room for pedestrians, bikers, buses, and green spaces. Describing the battles she fought to enact change, Streetfight imparts wisdom and practical advice that other cities can follow to make their own streets safer and more vibrant. As New York City’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world’s greatest, toughest cities into dynamic spaces safe for pedestrians and bikers. Her approach was dramatic and effective: Simply painting a part of the street to make it into a plaza or bus lane not only made the street safer, but it also lessened congestion and increased foot traffic, which improved the bottom line of businesses. Real-life experience confirmed that if you know how to read the street, you can make it function better by not totally reconstructing it but by reallocating the space that’s already there. Breaking the street into its component parts, Streetfight demonstrates, with step-by-step visuals, how to rewrite the underlying “source code” of a street, with pointers on how to add protected bike paths, improve crosswalk space, and provide visual cues to reduce speeding. Achieving such a radical overhaul wasn’t easy, and Streetfight pulls back the curtain on the battles Sadik-Khan won to make her approach work. She includes examples of how this new way to read the streets has already made its way around the world, from pocket parks in Mexico City and Los Angeles to more pedestrian-friendly streets in Auckland and Buenos Aires, and innovative bike-lane designs and plazas in Austin, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. Many are inspired by the changes taking place in New York City and are based on the same techniques. Streetfight deconstructs, reassembles, and reinvents the street, inviting readers to see it in ways they never imagined.

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook
  • Author : Keith M. Wolhuter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 626
  • Relase : 2015-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781482288728

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook Book Review:

Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well as easy maintenance. Geometric design is covered in depth. The book also addresses the underpinning disciplines of statistics, traffic flow theory, economic and utility analysis, systems analysis, hydraulics and drainage, capacity analysis, coordinate calculation, environmental issues, and public transport. Background Material for the Practicing Designer A key principle is recognizing what the driver wishes to do rather than what the vehicle can do. The book takes a human factors approach to design, drawing on the concept of the "self-explaining road." It also emphasizes the need for consistency of design and shows how this can be quantified, and sets out the issues of the design domain context, the extended design domain concept, and the design exception. The book is not simply an engineering manual, but properly explores context-sensitive design. Discover and Develop Real-World Solutions Changes in geometric design over the last few years have been dramatic and far-reaching and this is the first book to draw these together into a practical guide which presents a proper and overriding philosophy of design for road and highway designers, and students. This text: Covers the basics of geometric design Explores key aspects of multimodal design Addresses drainage and environmental issues Reviews practical standards, procedures, and guidelines Provides additional references for further reading A practical guide for graduate students taking geometric design, traffic operations/capacity analysis, and public transport, the Geometric Design of Roads Handbook introduces a novel approach that addresses the human aspect in the design process and incorporates relevant concepts that can help readers create and implement safe and efficient designs.

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.

Elevator Industry

Elevator Industry
  • Author : Zack McCain
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1886536724

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