New Reference Books @ EnggLib1 as of November 3, 2014


International construction contracts : a handbook : with commentary on the FIDIC design-build forms

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123)

Author William Godwin
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Many large construction projects, such as those in the Middle East or Asia Pacific, are international in scope with a range of contractors and subcontractors signing contracts for delivery of specified work or services. The contractual situation in these instances may be complex and potentially includes a range of standard and bespoke contractual arrangements. In addition, the parties to these contracts may be based in different parts of the world, and are often working to different legal systems and understandings. This can lead to confusion in the understanding, interpretation and execution of a given contract.International Construction Contractsprovides concise and practical guidance to those involved in the negotiation and management of international construction and engineering contracts. It sets out in clear, straightforward language the main features of construction contracts and international dispute resolution procedures. It ensures the reader is aware of the issues that might arise on the contractual side of their project so that they may better protect their party’s interests. Many of the features and points discussed are illustrated by reference to the popular FIDIC contracts and the book includes a commentary on the two most widely used FIDIC design-build forms, the Yellow and Silver Books. Also included in the book is a fully worked example of a typical ICC arbitration from start to finish, with “pleadings”, a detailed case narrative and commentary on events, and an example arbitration award. The ICC and SIAC arbitration rules are also provided.Written for construction professionals, the book will be of great interest to engineers, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, contract managers and contract administrators working on international projects.

Handbook of nondestructive evaluation, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 190)

Author Charles J. Hellier
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings.New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance.

Water treatment plant design, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EnE 297)

Author American Water Works Association
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest standards, technologies, regulations, and sustainability practices, Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition, offers comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones. This authoritative resource discusses the organization and execution of a water treatment plant project–from planning and permitting through design, construction, and start-up. A joint publication of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), this defi nitive guide contains contributions from renowned international experts.

Automotive engine performance

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 165)

Author Ken Pickerill
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

The 6th Edition of TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Machining and CNC technology, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 136)

Author Michael Fitzpatrick
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Machining and CNC Technology, Third Edition, by Michael Fitzpatrick, will provide the latest approach to machine tool technology available. Students will learn basic modern integrated manufacturing, CNC systems, CAD/CAM and advanced technologies, and how to safely set up and run both CNC and manually operated machines. This is a how-to-do-it text.

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