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Books – Construction + Real Estate

Books – Construction + Real Estate

2022 | Book

Design Commons

Practices, Processes and Crossovers

This book directly links the notion of the commons with different design praxes, and explores their social, cultural, and ecological ramifications. It draws out material conditions in four areas of design interest: social design, commons and …

Editors:
Dr. Gerhard Bruyns, Dr. Stavros Kousoulas

2023 | Book

Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2021

CSCE21 General Track Volume 2

This book comprises the proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 2021. The contents of this volume focus on specialty conferences in construction, environmental, hydrotechnical, materials, structures …

Editors:
Scott Walbridge, Mazdak Nik-Bakht, Kelvin Tsun Wai Ng, Manas Shome, M. Shahria Alam, Ashraf el Damatty, Gordon Lovegrove

2022 | Book

Smart Master Planning for Cities

Case Studies on Domain Innovations

This book, based on international collaborative research, presents a state-of-the-art design for “Smart Master Planning” for all metropolises, megacities and meta cities as well as at sub-city zonal and community and neighborhood level. Smart …

Editor:
Prof. T. M. Vinod Kumar

2022 | Book

Sustainable Design for Global Equilibrium

This book focuses on holistic approaches of applying sustainable practices in all sectors of building, infrastructure, and energy to achieve a best-balanced global energy, building, infrastructure, transportation, and water technology (EBITW) …

Author:
Dr. Md. Faruque Hossain

2022 | Book

Mechanism-Based Assessment of Structural and Functional Behavior of Sustainable Cottonid

Ronja Victoria Scholz assesses the performance of cellulose-based Cottonid for implementation as sustainable construction material. Quasi-static and fatigue tests are performed in varying hygrothermal test conditions using mechanical testing …

Author:
Ronja Victoria Scholz

2022 | Book

New Technologies in Building and Construction

Towards Sustainable Development

This book presents contributions on new technologies in building and construction. Buildings are complex elements that impact environment significantly. The sustainability of this sector requires a holistic and multidisciplinary approach that …

Editors:
Dr. David Bienvenido-Huertas, Prof. Dr. Juan Moyano-Campos

2022 | Book

Current State of Art in Artificial Intelligence and Ubiquitous Cities

This book covers artificial intelligence and ubiquitous cities. It discusses the applications of the relevant tools in bringing revolutionary new lives to mankind. It showcases various applications of artificial intelligence in benefiting human …

Editors:
Rita Yi Man Li, Kwong Wing Chau, Prof. Daniel Chi Wing Ho

2022 | Book

China Building Energy Use and Carbon Emission Yearbook 2021

A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2060

Double carbon targets have been one of the most motivations and targets for China’s social and economic development. Building is one of the most important sectors to achieve energy savings and emission reductions. This book focuses on China’s …

Authors:
Assist. Prof. Shan Hu, Prof. Yi Jiang, Prof. Da Yan

2022 | Book

Theory and History in Regional Perspective

Essays in Honor of Yasuhiro Sakai

This collection of essays presents insight and methodology that are highly relevant for readers today as they consider the future of the world they live in. Experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, people have realized how fragile the current economy …

Editors:
Prof. Masamichi Kawano, Prof. Karima Kourtit, Dr. Peter Nijkamp, Prof. Yoshiro Higano

2022 | Book

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India

5th CTRG Volume 1

This book (in three volumes) comprises the proceedings of the Fifth Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG2019) focusing on emerging opportunities and challenges in the field of transportation of people and freight. The …

Editors:
Ph.D. Dharamveer Singh, Prof. Lelitha Vanajakshi, Ashish Verma, Animesh Das

2022 | Book

Recent Advances in Civil Engineering

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Technologies and Advancements in Civil Engineering (ScTACE 2021)

The book presents the select proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Technologies and Advancements in Civil Engineering (ScTACE 2021). This book discusses the latest developments and contributions towards …

Editors:
Dr. Pala Gireesh Kumar, Prof. Kolluru V. L. Subramaniam, Prof. S. Moses Santhakumar, Dr. Neelima Satyam D.

2022 | Book

Sustainable Building Materials and Construction

Select Proceedings of ICSBMC 2021

This book presents the select proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials and Construction (ICSBMC 2021), and examines a range of durable, energy-efficient, advance construction and building materials produced …

Editors:
B. Kondraivendhan, Prof. C. D. Modhera, Vasant Matsagar

2022 | Book

The Collapse Frequency of Structures

Bridges - Dams - Tunnels - Retaining structures - Buildings

The mathematical verification of the safety of structures can be done by determining the probability of failure or by using safety elements. Observed damages and collapses are usually assessed within the framework of expert reports, which seems …

Author:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Proske

2022 | Book

Control of Smart Buildings

An Integration to Grid and Local Energy Communities

This book provides an overview of how efficient building energy management can be done, considering the increasing importance of renewable energy integration. It also includes the grid-interactive building, their control, energy management, and …

Editors:
Dr. Anuradha Tomar, Dr. Phuong H. Nguyen, Dr. Sukumar Mishra

2022 | Book

Informed Urban Environments

Data-Integrated Design for Human and Ecology-Centred Perspectives

This book collects ground-breaking works on the actual and potential impact of big data and data-integrated design for resilient urban environments, including human- and ecology-centred perspectives. Comprehending and designing for urban social …

Editors:
Ata Chokhachian, Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Dr. Katia Perini

2022 | Book

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

STESSA 2022

This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of seismic design and performance of steel structures, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 10th International Conference on …

Editors:
Prof. Federico M. Mazzolani, Prof. Dan Dubina, Prof. Aurel Stratan

2022 | Book

Design for Regenerative Cities and Landscapes

Rebalancing Human Impact and Natural Environment

This book discusses the way to design and plan for regenerative cities and landscapes. Where sustainability aims to safeguard the resources for future generations, and the resilience concept focuses on dealing with shocks to keep the system …

Editor:
Prof. Dr. Rob Roggema

2022 | Book

Remote Sensing Application

Regional Perspectives in Agriculture and Forestry

This book focuses solely on the issues of agriculture and forest productivity analysis with advanced modeling approaches to bring solutions to food-insecure regions of South and Southeast Asia. Advanced modeling tools and their use in regional …

Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Tofael Ahamed

2022 | Book

Active Building Energy Systems

Operation and Control

This book provides a comprehensive study on state-of-the-art developments in the control, operation, and market participation of active buildings (ABs). Active buildings can support the broader energy system by intelligent integration of …

Editors:
Dr. Vahid Vahidinasab, Dr. Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo

Open Access 2022 | Open Access | Book

Sustainable Energy Access for Communities

Rethinking the Energy Agenda for Cities

This open access book examines the transition to sustainable energy systems in emerging cities. Experts from around the world present case studies from different countries and discuss efforts were needed for achieving the United Nations …

Editors:
Aminata Fall, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haas