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Title Principles and practice of testing in construction / edited by David K. Doran and Clive R. Cockerton
Published Dunbeath, Caithness : Whittles, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 179 pages, viii pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Testing in construction series ; v. 1
Testing in construction series ; v. 1
Contents Intro; Contents; Foreword; Author biographies; 1 The development of testing in construction; Introduction: the nature of structural design; Development of materials testing; Model testing: structural elements; Arch models; Suspension bridges; Girder bridges; Test loading of structures; Conclusion; Bibliography; Further reading; 2 The philosophy of testing; Introduction; Determination of physical and chemical properties; Design of test programmes; Materials investigation; Why test: advantages and disadvantages; Accuracy in testing; Compatibility of laboratories and who tests the testers?
European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials and Structures (RILEM); ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials); Deutsches Institut fur Normung eV (DIN); Selected list of organisation involved in testing or testing standards; Bibliography; 7 Future developments; Introduction; Quality, value for money and service life prediction; What has been forecast by the futurologists; Surveying; Structural monitoring; Infrared thermography; Sub-surface radar; Ultrasonics; Dynamic response; Radiography
Nature of reportStructure of the report; Language; Planning and preparing the report; Reviewing and editing; Report presentation; Materials and equipment; Bibliography; 4 Laboratory planning and test equipment; Layout and environment; Flexible laboratory and offices; Predominantly a laboratory block; Prestigious office and laboratory block; Laboratory furniture; Machines and equipment including calibration and maintenance; Physical testing equipment; Mortar testing; Paint/coatings; Polymers/sealants; Soil testing; Chemical testing equipment; Calibration and maintenance; Data logging
Site testingIndependent test laboratories; Appendix 4.1 Laboratory equipment list; Appendix 4.2 Testing equipment; Chemical testing equipment and uses; Physical equipment and uses; Appendix 4.3 Analytical techniques; Appendix 4.4 Specialist equipment; 5 Quality management; Introduction; Management systems; Proformas and reports; Verification of testing; Testing and purchaser protection; The Construction Products Directive (CPD); Bibliography; 6 Organisations involved in standards for testing; British Standards Institution (BSI); International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The role of testing in factory production, models and buildingsFactory production; Models; Performance testing of buildings; Acceptance testing and specifications; Innovation and testing; Bibliography; 3 The collection and presentation of data; Introduction; Collection of data; Transmission of data; Information technology; Expert systems; Presentation of statistical data; Time dependent graph; Pie chart; Bar charts and histograms; Frequency distribution curves; Averages; Cumulative frequency; Accuracy; Level of accuracy; Statistical error; Rounding errors; Report writing; Types of report
Summary The first volume in the 'Testing in Construction' series is an introduction to the subject, presenting information and guidance which is applicable to all subsequent volumes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Building materials -- Testing.
Construction industry.
Form Electronic book
Author Cockerton, Clive R.
Doran, David.
ISBN 1523104864 (electronic bk.)
9781523104864 (electronic bk.)