An authoritative, well-established, comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated guide to construction practice
Based mainly on domestic and residential buildings—and filled with extensive illustrations throughout—this concise text is the ideal introduction to the subject of building construction. It provides the basic material that readers need in order to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. The book explains construction technology through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a strong focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, and new “at a glance” summaries allowing you to grasp the salient points of each chapter, readers will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology.
Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition starts by taking an in-depth look at the construction process and general principles of construction. It then offers comprehensive chapter coverage of site analysis, set-up, drainage and scaffolding; ground stability and foundations; floors, walls, doors, windows, roofs, stairs, and ramps; surface finishes; internal environment and energy supply; and water supply and sanitation.
Deals with design, technology, site assembly, and environmental issues of domestic and residential buildings
Thoroughly updated, with particular attention paid to the concept of building efficiency and improved integration of the topics covered to match current student needs
New “at a glance” summaries at the beginning of each chapter
A companion to Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition
Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings is an excellent source of information for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction.
In this book John Bird introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory – enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses at Level 2 and 3, foundation degree and introductory courses for undergraduates.
The book presents a logical topic progression rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus. However, the coverage of this new edition has been brought fully in line with the electrical and electronics units of the 2007 BTEC National specification. It is also designed to cover the requirements of the BTEC First specifications.
New material in this third edition includes brand new chapters on semiconductor diodes and transistors as well as added sections on batteries, fuel cells and alternative and renewable energies, relative and absolute voltages, self and mutual inductance, and virtual test and measuring instruments.
Support material for tutors is available as a free download via the Instructor Manual section on http://textbooks.elsevier.com:
Instructor’s manual with full solutions and suggested marking scheme for all 7 revision tests in the book
Solutions manual with worked solutions for about 400 of the further problems in the book
Electronic files for all illustrations in the book
* New colour layout helps navigation and highlights key learning points, formulae and exercises
* 400 worked problems and over 1,300 questions, all with answers
* Fully up to date with the 2007 BTEC National specification
* Free lecturer support material available via textbooks.elsevier.com
Design of Reinforced Concrete, 10th Edition by Jack McCormac and Russell Brown, introduces the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design in a clear and comprehensive manner and grounded in the basic principles of mechanics of solids. Students build on their understanding of basic mechanics to learn new concepts such as compressive stress and strain in concrete, while applying current ACI Code.
Mayonnaise is a five-piece Filipino alternative rock band. The band is fronted by Monty Macalino and is famous for winning the renowned “Red Horse Muziklaban” in 2004.
The band chose its name in honor of the song “Mayonaise” by The Smashing Pumpkins. The band was originally formed in 2002 with a number of former members and launched mainstream in 2004 after winning the Grand Prize of the Red Horse Muziklaban 2004 which composed of Monty Macalino (who due to his unarguably hefty body figure makes him the most visible member), Paga Manikan, Lee Maningas and Shan Regalado. Their debut self-titled album, Mayonnaise was launched with their 1st single, “Jopay” which was released by Sony Music Philippines. Jopay is a reference of a former member of the Sexbomb Dancers. Their next single was “Bakit Part 2” which became a radio airplay hit. Bassist Lee Maningas left the band some time in 2008 to migrate to the United States and was replaced by Poch Villalon.
Their follow-up 2nd album, Pa’no Nangyari Yun? was released in 2006 with their carrier single, “Salamin”. The same year, the band also covered the song, “Ipagpatawad Mo”, originally from VST and Company. The song was included in their collaboration album, Hopia Mani Popcorn.
In 2008, Mayonnaise released their 3rd album, Tersera which was launched with their singles, “Singungaling”, “Torres” and “Sakto”. The band released their 4th album, Pula in 2010 with the carrier single, “Sa Pula, Sa Puti”.
The group also sang the TV theme song of ABS-CBN 2’s reality show, The Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition entitled “Sabay Tayo” in 2011.
In 2013, Paga Manikan left the group to concentrate on his own band, the Banat Boys. Popularly known as a 4-piece group, the band announced its 3 new members shortly after Manikan’s departure via their official social media accounts. Aaron Brosoto, Carlo Servano and Jaztin Mercado, who used to play with them as session musicians, officially filled in as guitarists and keyboardist respectively.
In 2014, keyboardist Jaztin Mercado left the band to move to Singapore and in the same year the band recruited Maan Furio to play guitars and do backing vocals. In late 2014, bassist and backing vocalist Poch Villalon left the band to pursue other interests. Villalon has since been a session player for Rico Blanco after departing and was replaced by Nikki Tirona to fill in his position as bassist and backing vocalist for the band. In mid-2015, lead guitarist Aaron Brosoto also left the band to pursue other interests as well.
In November 2017, guitarist and backing vocalist Maan Furio left the band on good terms to pursue a professional career in Dubai, UAE. Keano Swing then later filled in as her replacement. But later in 2020, she returned to the band as a session guitarist and backing vocalist.
In November 2019, a remastered version of the eponymous debut album was released as a commemoration of its 15th anniversary.