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Hovels to High Rise

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ISBN10 : 1000320189

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 452

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Originally published in 1993, this book traces how governments in France, Germany, Britain, Denmark and Ireland became involved in replacing industrial revolution urban slums with mass high-rise, high-density concrete estates. As the book considers each country’s housing history and traditions, and analyses the contrasting structures and systems, it finds convergence of problems in the growing tensions of their most disadvantaged communities. The book underlines the continuing drift towards deeper polarization, an issue which has become ever more important in the multi-lingual, ethnically diverse urban societies of the 21st Century. The book’s detailed coverage of the historical, political and social changes relating to housing within the various countries make it an important text for students and practitioners concerned with housing, urban affairs, social policy and administration.

Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

Author : Peter Irwin,Roy Denoon,David Scott

ISBN10 : 1317999959

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 48

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood by the designers using the results. As a direct result, the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist. The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals. This knowledge allows readers to ask the correct questions of their wind engineering consultants throughout the design process. This is not an in-depth guide to the technical intricacies of wind tunnel testing, it focusses instead on the information the design community needs, including: a unique methodology for the presentation of wind tunnel results to allow straightforward comparison of results from different wind tunnel laboratories. advice on when a tall building is likely to be sufficiently sensitive to wind effects to benefit from a wind tunnel test background for assessing whether design codes and standards are applicable details of the types of tests that are commonly conducted descriptions of the fundamentals of wind climate and the interaction of wind and tall buildings This unique book is an essential guide for all designers of tall buildings, and anyone else interested in the process of wind tunnel testing for tall buildings.

Glasgow

Author : Lynn Abrams,Ade Kearns,Barry Hazley,Valerie Wright

ISBN10 : 0429848412

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 134

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: In the wake of an unparalleled housing crisis at the end of the Second World War, Glasgow Corporation rehoused the tens of thousands of private tenants who were living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions in unimproved Victorian slums. Adopting the designs, the materials and the technologies of modernity they built into the sky, developing high-rise estates on vacant sites within the city and on its periphery. This book uniquely focuses on the people's experience of this modern approach to housing, drawing on oral histories and archival materials to reflect on the long-term narrative and significance of high-rise homes in the cityscape. It positions them as places of identity formation, intimacy and well-being. With discussions on interior design and consumption, gender roles, children, the elderly, privacy, isolation, social networks and nuisance, Glasgow examines the connections between architectural design, planning decisions and housing experience to offer some timely and prescient observations on the success and failure of this very modern housing solution at a moment when high flats are simultaneously denigrated in the social housing sector while being built afresh in the private sector. Glasgow is aimed at an academic readership, including postgraduate students, scholars and researchers. It will be of interest to social, cultural and urban historians particularly interested in the United Kingdom.

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

Author : Rolf Katzenbach,Steffen Leppla,Deepankar Choudhury

ISBN10 : 1498744788

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 298

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

Author : Geoff Craighead

ISBN10 : 9780080877853

Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann

Number of Pages : 696

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 3e, is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. It spells out the unique characteristics of skyscrapers from a security and fire life safety perspective, details the type of security and life safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains security policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. Craighead also provides guidelines for managing security and life safety functions, including the development of response plans for building emergencies. This latest edition clearly separates out the different types of skyscrapers, from office buildings to hotels to condominiums to mixed-use buildings, and explains how different patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety. New to this edition: Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to: Office towers Hotels Residential and apartment buildings Mixed-use buildings Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

Author : Geoff Craighead

ISBN10 : 0080491464

Publisher : Elsevier

Number of Pages : 548

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety servers as an essential took for building architects, building owners and property managers, security and fire safety directors, security consultants, and contract security firms. * Provides the reader with complete coverage of high-rise security and safety issues * Includes comprehensive sample documentation, diagrams, photographs to aid in developing security and fire life safety programs * Serves as an essential tool for building owners and managers, security and fire safety directors, security consultants and contract security firms

High-Rise Living in Asian Cities

Author : Belinda Yuen,Anthony G.O. Yeh

ISBN10 : 9789048197385

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 195

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: This book is intended to fill a knowledge gap in the study of contemporary high-rise living. While there has been much documentation on the engineering and technological aspects of tall buildings, relatively little has been written about the social and livability of high-rise. Much less is written about Asian cities even though Asia is the current hotbed of high-rise development. Even though traditional discourse of high-rise housing is not always positive, new forces are redefining its place in 21st century urbanity. Many cities around the world are reembracing high-rise in urban agenda under current narrative of sustainable development. High-rise is fast becoming a priority area in international research agenda. The quest is for livable and sustainable high-rise development. Against the background of current trends--globalization, urbanization, mixed-use development, and new-built taller buildings in inner city areas in both developed and developing countries, this book examines the software: design, economics, estate management, legal and property rights, physical environment, planning, community development, and social dimensions of high-rise living. Analysis is with the widely acclaimed successful high-rise public housing in Hong Kong and Singapore to understand the advantages and worries of high-rise living, and to distill the key points and lessons in the making of a ‘good’ highrise living environment. Hong Kong and Singapore have been constructing high-rise for more than four decades each. The majority of their population has moved to live in high-rise, selecting to live high-rise, and registering consistently high residential satisfaction. The height of apartment buildings in both cities continues to rise. The tallest is anticipated to be 70-storey. It is the contention of this book that contrary to earlier common negative discourses on public high-rise living, the high-rise environment may yet offer urban residents a satisfying dwelling experience. Leading housing academics, researchers and practitioners in the two cities have contributed to this book. This book presents a timely contribution to our understanding of a widening urban phenomenon that will affect a growing number of the world’s population.

Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped Buildings

Author : David M. McGrail

ISBN10 : 1593700547

Publisher : PennWell Books

Number of Pages : 358

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: This book establishes a proper firefighting mindset and promotes maintaining preparedness for the extreme physical and mental demands of firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings ... Among the many valuable topics covered in this book are: standpipe system pressure regulating devices, pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves; cautious and disciplined elevator use during high-rise operations; elevator rescue operations; proper engine company suppression selection, including techniques to operate more powerful firefighting weapons with limited manpower; air support operations during high-rise emergencies, with or without an internal resource.

High-Rise

Author : J. G. Ballard

ISBN10 : 000738291X

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Coming in March 2016 from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, a major motion picture adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.

Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings

Author : Hi Sun Choi,Goman Ho,Leonard Joseph,Neville Mathias,Ctbuh

ISBN10 : 1317341716

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 88

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Outrigger systems are rigid horizontal structures designed to improve a building’s stability and strength by connecting the building core or spine to distant columns, much in the way an outrigger can prevent a canoe from overturning. Outriggers have been used in tall, narrow buildings for nearly 500 years, but the basic design principle dates back centuries. In the 1980s, as buildings grew taller and more ambitious, outrigger systems eclipsed tubular frames as the most popular structural approach for supertall buildings. Designers embraced properly proportioned core-and-outrigger schemes as a method to offer far more perimeter flexibility and openness for tall buildings than the perimeter moment or braced frames and bundled tubes that preceded them. However, the outrigger system is not listed as a seismic lateral load-resisting system in any code, and design parameters are not available, despite the increasingly frequent use of the concept. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Outrigger Working Group has addressed the pressing need for design guidelines for outrigger systems with this guide, a comprehensive overview of the use of outriggers in skyscrapers. This guide offers detailed recommendations for analysis of outriggers within the lateral load-resisting systems of tall buildings, for recognizing and addressing effects on building behavior and for practical design solutions. It also highlights concerns specific to the outrigger structural system such as differential column shortening and construction sequence impacts. Several project examples are explored in depth, illustrating the role of outrigger systems in tall building designs and providing ideas for future projects. The guide details the impact of outrigger systems on tall building designs, and demonstrates ways in which the technology is continuously advancing to improve the efficiency and stability of tall buildings around the world.

High Rise

Author : Harper Bliss

ISBN10 : 9881228018

Publisher : Ladylit Publishing

Number of Pages : 273

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Four women. One building. A million complications. High Rise is a series of lesbian erotic romance novellas focusing on four women who live in The Ivy, the sexiest building in Hong Kong. There’s Alex, a local gym instructor with a broken heart. Her room mate Nat, a celebrated American writer who moved to Hong Kong for love. Their upstairs neighbour Maddie, a workaholic investment banker. And the penthouse inhabitant, Isabella, a psychiatrist who’s lived in the city for fifteen years. Romances develop and untangle as these four women get to know each other better. This collection includes: Novella 1: Fool for Love Novella 2: Undisclosed Desires Novella 3: No Ordinary Love Novella 4: Close Enough Warning: this title includes countless hot and graphic f/f sex scenes and may make you blush (amongst other things).

Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings

Author : Antony Wood, Payam Bahrami & Daniel Safarik,The Images Publishing Group

ISBN10 : 1864705930

Publisher : Images Publishing

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has produced four Technical Guides to date, since the series launched in late 2012. Each of these guides is the product of a CTBUH Working Group—committees formed specifically to address focused topical subjects in the industry. The intention of each guide is the same—to provide working knowledge to the typical building owner or professional who wants a better understanding of available options for improving tall buildings, and what affects their design. The object of the series is to provide a tool-kit for the creation of better-performing tall buildings, and to spread the understanding of the considerations that need to be made in designing tall. This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.

Imperial Pomp - FRANK HERFORT

Author : Irina Korobina, Matthias Schepp, Dmitry Chmelnitzky, Frank Herfort,Matthias Schepp,Dmitri Chmelnitzki

ISBN10 : 3866787987

Publisher : Frank Herfort

Number of Pages : 174

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: Imperial Pomp - Post-Soviet High-Rise Frank Herfort travelled all over Russia for a photographic project that lasted several years, following the ideas of architectural photography and taking pictures of skyscrapers that had been quickly built after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The force and magnitude of these buildings appears bizarre, pompous and exotic; equally they evoke larger-than-life Soviet memorials. They express a longing for lost greatness and the ambition to go one better. Contextual contradictions however add another completely different grace note: the Russian residential buildings and faded idylls around the new constructions introduce a second level of meaning to the images, which poses questions and raises enigmas. Nostalgia for Past Grandeur In documenting a unique phenomenon, the German photographer Frank Herfort has journeyed to the most remote areas of the former Soviet Union. After the collapse of the regime, a strangely pompous architectural style sprung up throughout the new republic. It conflates the aesthetics of monumental Soviet architecture with the Western language of form seen in the twentieth century.

Human Access to High Rise Structures

Author : Ahamed Hussain

ISBN10 : 1637455054

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 150

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: Human Access to High-Rise Structures. This book is all about human access to man-made high-rise structures around the world with the coverage including: - Building façade for construction and re-construction - Infrastructure covering bridges, storage tanks, silos, stadiums, electrical towers, power plants and dams - High-rise monuments - Windmills - Industrial plants - Steel structures - Marine and offshore facilities This book is intended for: Engineers, architects, consultants, contractors, facility managers, industrial plant managers, windmill managers, marine and offshore facility managers. The book provides necessary information on how the challenging act of human access is being achieved in man-made high-rise structures.

High-Rise Invasion Vol. 14

Author : Tsuina Miura,Takahiro Oba

ISBN10 : 1645053180

Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: The path to godhood is fraught with monsters... And one of them holds Yuri's brother hostage!

Computer Aided Seismic and Fire Retrofitting Analysis of Existing High Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Author : Raja Rizwan Hussain,Muhammad Wasim,Saeed Hasan

ISBN10 : 9401772975

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 119

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This book details the analysis and design of high rise buildings for gravity and seismic analysis. It provides the knowledge structural engineers need to retrofit existing structures in order to meet safety requirements and better prevent potential damage from such disasters as earthquakes and fires. Coverage includes actual case studies of existing buildings, reviews of current knowledge for damages and their mitigation, protective design technologies, and analytical and computational techniques. This monograph also provides an experimental investigation on the properties of fiber reinforced concrete that consists of natural fibres like coconut coir and also steel fibres that are used for comparison in both Normal Strength Concrete (NSC) and High Strength Concrete (HSC). In addition, the authors examine the use of various repair techniques for damaged high rise buildings. The book will help upcoming structural design engineers learn the computer aided analysis and design of real existing high rise buildings by using ACI code for application of the gravity loads, UBC- 97 for seismic analysis and retrofitting analysis by computer models. It will be of immense use to the student community, academicians, consultants and practicing professional engineers and scientists involved in the planning, design, execution, inspection and supervision for the proper retrofitting of buildings.

High-Rise Invasion Vol. 15

Author : Tsuina Miura,Takahiro Oba

ISBN10 : 1648271413

Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1962

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Book Summary: When siblings clash, the whole world trembles. On this violent battlefield, only the strong survive!

High-Rise Invasion Vol. 13

Author : Tsuina Miura,Takahiro Oba

ISBN10 : 1645053172

Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: The path to godhood is fraught with monsters... And one of them holds Yuri's brother hostage!

Settlement Calculation on High-Rise Buildings

Author : Xiangfu Chen

ISBN10 : 3642155707

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 430

Category : Science

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Book Summary: "Settlement Calculation on High-Rise Buildings: Theory and Application" discusses, for the first time, the latest developments in settlement calculation theory and case studies including analysis and research results for more than thirty high-rise buildings with a height of 100m-420m. Rigorously reviewed, this book provides a number of useful methods and a unique practical perspective on settlement calculation of high-rise buildings. It covers soft soil constitutive model and computation parameters, the theory of soil stress and strain, and new methods of settlement calculation in super long pile and space-varying rigidity group piles, box(raft), pile-box(raft), diaphragm wall-pile-box(raft) and rock foundation on high-rise buildings. This book is a useful design and construction resource for scientists and engineers, as well as for professionals in structural mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Professor Xiangfu Chen is chairman of the Academic Commission of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), chief engineer of China Construction Beijing Design and Research Institute, and a Doctoral Tutor at Tongji University Shanghai.