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Books – Construction + Real Estate

2024 | Book

Socioeconomic Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Socioeconomic Impacts, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, International Union of Railways (UIC), 12–13 September 2023

This book offers new insights into the wider socio-economic impacts of high-speed rail (HSR). Over the past few decades, significant investments have been made in these systems around the world. The use of public funds for the construction of …

Editor:
Francesca Pagliara

2024 | Book

COVID-19 (Forced) Innovations

Pandemic Impacts on Architecture and Urbanism

This book gives an overview of the shifting paradigm from traditional design techniques and standards to new values and methods that occurred in response to confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. The theoretical studies of the phenomenon of "new …

Editors:
Edmond Manahasa, Fabio Naselli, Anna Yunitsyna

2024 | Book

Sustainable Civil Engineering at the Beginning of Third Millennium

Proceedings of 15th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE2023)

This volume comprises selected peer-reviewed proceedings of 15th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2023) was held in Famagusta, North Cyprus in September 2023. This proceedings covers all disciplines of Civil Engineering …

Editors:
Umut Türker, Özgür Eren, Eris Uygar

2024 | Book

Spatial Interaction Models with Land Use

A Tool for Interdisciplinary Analysis and Integrated Territorial Policy

This book develops spatial interaction models for the analysis of human interaction within space, in terms of both accessibility and land use. Presenting case studies on the Azores and Morocco, it covers applications in various regions of Europe …

Authors:
Paulo Silveira, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

2024 | Book

Universal Design in Video Games

Active Participation Through Accessible Play

As participation in game related activities increases around the world and across a larger part of the population, it is obvious that games are not just an entertainment medium for children or young people. Games can be used to accomplish …

Authors:
Adam Palmquist, Izabella Jedel, Ole Goethe

2024 | Book

Resilient Planning and Design for Sustainable Cities

This book discusses a crucial paradigm shift in urban planning and architectural design, addressing the urgent need for sustainability and adaptation in the face of rapidly changing climate and urban landscapes.

Ideal for urban planners …

Editors:
Francesco Alberti, Paola Gallo, Abraham R. Matamanda, Eric J. Strauss

2024 | Book

Science of Valuations

Natural Structures, Technological Infrastructures, Cultural Superstructures

This volume collects the best papers presented at the 2019 Conference SIEV (Italian Society of Appraisal and Valuation) on the Science of Evaluation foundations, actuality, and prospects. The book consists of twenty-six papers and is organized …

Editors:
Salvatore Giuffrida, Maria Rosa Trovato, Paolo Rosato, Enrico Fattinnanzi, Alessandra Oppio, Simona Chiodo

2024 | Book

EcoDesign for Sustainable Products, Services and Social Systems II

This 2-volume book highlights cutting-edge ecodesign research and covers broad areas ranging from individual product and service design to social system design. It includes business and policy design, circular production, life cycle design and …

Editors:
Shinichi Fukushige, Hideki Kobayashi, Eiji Yamasue, Keishiro Hara

2024 | Book

Urban Slums and Circular Economy Synergies in the Global South

Theoretical and Policy Imperatives for Sustainable Communities

This book takes a theoretical and empirical distance from urban slums/low-income settlements as a threat to environmental sustainability and recast them as places where environmentally rehabilitative and circular practices occur—drawing on the …

Editors:
Seth Asare Okyere, Matthew Abunyewah, Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, Festival Godwin Boateng

2024 | Book

Environmental Engineering for Ecosystem Restoration

Select Proceedings of IACESD 2023

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (IACESD 2023) hosted under the aegis of the Group of Twenty (G20) and Civil 20 (C20) at Jyothy …

Editors:
N. Vinod Chandra Menon, Sreevalsa Kolathayar, K. S. Sreekeshava

2024 | Book

Advanced Chemical and Creep Modeling for Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete

This book presents the numerical results of the use of the chemical model to analyse the advancement of the reaction and the mechanical model to simulate creep and shrinkage phenomena in COMSOL Multiphysics®, as a way to reassess concrete …

Authors:
Fernando A. N. Silva, Rodrigo F. Roma, Mohamed K. Bourbatache, Mahfoud Tahlaiti, João M. P. Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo

2024 | Book

Adaptive On- and Off-Earth Environments

This volume investigates the challenges and opportunities for designing, manufacturing and operating off-Earth infrastructures in order to establish adaptive human habitats. The adaptive aspects are considered with respect to the development of …

Editors:
Angelo Cervone, Henriette Bier, Advenit Makaya

2024 | Book

Sustainable Construction Resources in Geotechnical Engineering

Select Proceedings of CREST 2023

This book presents select proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST 2023), and focuses on sustainability, promotion of new ideas and innovations in design …

Editors:
Hemanta Hazarika, Stuart Kenneth Haigh, Babloo Chaudhary, Masanori Murai, Suman Manandhar

2024 | Book

Building Bridges Starts in the Mind

Engineering - More than Technical Solutions

Being a civil engineer is a fulfilling profession. Civil engineers design sustainable infrastructure. We build houses, roads, bridges, tunnels, cultural centres, towers and much more. We often bring all our engineering skills to bear to achieve …

Author:
Moritz Menge

2024 | Book

The Indonesian Economy and the Surrounding Regions in the 21st Century

Essays in Honor of Iwan Jaya Azis

This book broadens the reader’s knowledge of several important issues having to do with the economy of Indonesia and its surrounding regions, to which Professor Iwan Jaya Azis has made significant contributions in the last 40 years. The book is …

Editors:
Budy Prasetyo Resosudarmo, Yuri Mansury

2024 | Book

Graphic Horizons

Volume 3 - Graphics for Knowledge

This book reports on several advances in architectural graphics, with a special emphasis on education, research and heritage. It gathers a selection of contributions to the 20th International Congress of Architectural Graphic Expression, EGA 2024 …

Editors:
Luis Hermida González, João Pedro Xavier, Inés Pernas Alonso, Carlos Losada Pérez

2024 | Book

RC Structures Strengthened with FRP for Earthquake Resistance

This book covers the merits and demerits of advanced composite materials with regard to their applications for earthquake-resistant applications. The chapters in the book are divided into the following main topics: (a) the processing and …

Editors:
Shamsher Bahadur Singh, C. V. R. Murty

2024 | Book

Proceedings of the International Conference of Steel and Composite for Engineering Structures

ICSCES 2023

This volume provides the latest developments in the field of steel and composite for engineering applications, as presented at the International Conference on Steel and Composite for Engineering Structures (ICSCES), held in Lecce, Italy on …

Editors:
Brahim Benaissa, Roberto Capozucca, Samir Khatir, Gabriele Milani

2024 | Book

Graphic Horizons

Volume 1 - Graphics for Analysis and Thought

This book reports on several advances in architectural graphics, with a special emphasis on education, training, and research. It gathers a selection of contributions to the 20th International Congress of Architectural Graphic Expression, EGA …

Editors:
Luis Hermida González, João Pedro Xavier, Jose Pedro Sousa, Vicente López-Chao

2024 | Book

Sustainable Spaces in Arid and Semiarid Zones of Mexico

This book portrays interesting aspects of communities where livability, comfort, materials, and traditional construction procedures are part of the cultural context. The book is focused on the importance of incorporating environmental criteria and …

Editors:
Liliana Lizárraga-Mendiola, Carlos Alfredo Bigurra-Alzati, Gabriela A. Vázquez-Rodríguez