Trenchless Construction and Rehabilitation Methods 4th Edition NUCA TAG CD
The Most Thorough and Far-reaching Revision Yet! The new 5th edition of the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on PVC pipe and fittings. It provides practical engineering and construction information. It includes recommendations applicable to the design and use of primarily underground PVC piping systems in both pressure and non-pressure applications. Previous editions have been used by engineers all across North America and around the globe in the utility and consulting engineering sectors, as well as in universities and technical institutions.

New to the Fifth Edition are Four new chapters
  • PVC Pressure Pipe Installation
  • PVC Non-Pressure Pipe Installation
  • Trenchless Installation of PVC Pipe
  • Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe (PVCO)
  • Updated and improved graphs and tables
  • More open page format

The collaborative result of thousands of hours of research and review, the contents of the 5th edition are numerically formatted by section and subsection, as well as by figure and table designation. This allows easy reference and quick access. The Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is a must-have reference for design engineers, public and private pipe utility managers, and students. A more complete text on PVC pipe is not available.

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Author/Publisher: PVC Pipe Association
Binding: Hardbound/600 pages
Copyright: 2012

Our mission is to promote use of longer-life, lower-maintenance, corrosion-proof PVC piping in water and wastewater systems for real sustainability, strength and long-term asset management. Overview Founded in 1971 as a non-profit organization, the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association is the authoritative source of information on PVC pipe. It serves the engineering, regulatory, public health and standardization communities. Introduced in North America in 1951, corrosion-proof PVC piping offers a superior, proven and truly sustainable solution for underground infrastructure, helping municipalities spend smarter and giving taxpayers the best return on their dollar. Uni-Bell staff provide users with information on the design and application of gasketed-joint PVC pipe. We also produce technical publications and recommend standards recognized throughout the world. Moreover, research sponsored by Uni-Bell in the areas of buried pipe deflection, durability, ultraviolet aging, direct tapping, cyclic surge performance, etc., has demonstrated PVC's versatility, ease of installation and maintenance, as well as its unsurpassed durability. The PVC pipe industry contributes in excess of $14 billion annually to the US economy and supports over 25,000 jobs. With over two million miles in service, PVC pipe is the product of choice for buried water, sewer, drainage and irrigation infrastructure.

This expanded fourth edition of NUCA's best-selling Trenchless Construction and Rehabilitation Methods is accompanied by the NUCA Trenchless Assessment Guide CD, and is a must have for all trenchless contractors.

The book consists of 17 chapters with six new topics covering: Pipe Bursting, Slip-lining, Cured-In-Place Pipe lining, Fold and Form Pipe lining, Deformed/Reformed HDPE Pipe lining and Vacuum Excavation.

The time-saving, interactive software is designed to help utility engineers and designers evaluate the trenchless construction methods for the installation, rehabilitation or replacement of buried utilities.

These invaluable resources will provide contractors with a better understanding of underground conditions to select the appropriate trenchless method.

Perfect for use as a study guide for the most difficult section of the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) or as a handy professional reference, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition gives readers a strong foundation for engaging in site development that is environmentally sensitive and intellectually stimulating.

The leading guide to site design and engineering, now fully updated.

The leading choice for site engineering, planning, and construction courses, as well as for practitioners in the field, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition introduces the principals and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork and road alignment. The Fifth Edition maintains the text’s recognized quality, while revising its content to keep readers up to date with current technologies in the file of landscape architecture.

Introducing landform and the language of its design, the text explores the site engineering concepts essential to practicing landscape architecture today - from interpreting landform and contour lines, to designing horizontal and vertical road alignments to construction sequencing, to designing and sizing stormwater management systems. Integrating design with the construction and implementation processes, the authors provide students with a progressive understanding of the subject matter.

This new edition expands its coverage of such current topics as sustainability, green roofs, bioengineering, and lightweight and structural soils. It also features new case studies, as well as inspiring graphics and color photos with real-world examples.

The Future of Water Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management Neil S Grigg International Water Association
The Future of Water
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Construction is the country's single largest manufacturing industry. However, it is a sector that lacks benchmarks against which to gauge performance. This modern thinking intends to provide insight to construction productivity improvement.

Taking cues from manufacturing sectors such as computer, automobile and chemical companies, this book will apply the lessons learned to building construction. Supported with a range of pedagogical devices, the book will be of equal value to construction managers and civil engineers, and students with different learning methods.

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The ONE-STOP GUIDE to achieving the highest performance in the construction industry

The construction industry's approach to managing its operations is structured around traditional ideals at a time when practices in many industry sectors are enlisting modern, streamlined methods and technologies to drive new paths to success. Managing Performance in Construction presents state-of the art management concepts applied to construction in support of operational planning and control, performance measurements, and skill and safety training techniques that have been shown to drastically improve the productivity of construction.

Topics including Building Information Modeling (BIM), sustainable building, and e-constructive management as well as human-focused issues such as motivation and leadership are covered with lessons gleaned from real-world projects to instill students and working professionals with the skills needed to take on contemporary production challenges. This practical guide:

    • Offers an approach to construction productivity measurements and tools for improvement
    • Has available, as a free download from the supporting Web site (, simulation modeling software, with exercises, in the book, using the software
    • Is written to be accessible for engineers as well as construction managers
    • Includes a support Web site that provides additional exercises and learning tools for faculty
    • Explains the modern management tools from a historical perspective

Managing Performance in Construction offers a variety of instructional approaches to maximize learning for people with different learning styles with the help of homework problems, journaling assignments, case studies, numerical exercises, theme problems, and mind-mapping diagrams. Comprehensive, easy to follow, and jam-packed with useful examples, this insightful book is a must-have for anyone interested in modern construction management.

The authors present scenarios for the broad trends that will have a significant impact upon future water challenges-- population, economic growth, energy, climate change, and general demographic trends. Examine what might be in store for us and how individuals, water utilities, industries, and countries can change the future of water. With a Foreword by Bruce Babbit, the book discusses how water usage and storage must change in our homes, in agriculture and industry to deal with this crisis.

We are rushing headlong into a global water crisis of equally calamitous proportions. The dual threat of compromised water quality and water shortages amounts to one of the greatest challenges of our time. This impending crisis may not have the sudden impact of the asteroid, but if a united effort to solve the problems is not forthcoming, the ultimate effect will be just as dire.

Fortunately, it is not too late to prevent a water disaster. Find out what may be in store for us as author Steve Maxwell presents an incisive look at how water could be used, transported, and stored in and around our homes, in agriculture, and in industry. Maxwell's detailed take on the future describes how the actions of individuals, water utilities, industries, and even entire countries can positively alter the flow of water. An insider's view into the business side of water, Maxwell's specialty, sheds light for investors and others on the future availability, cost, and true value of this precious resource, in the United States and throughout the world.

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Praise for the Future of Water

"Steve Maxwell takes us straight into the realities of the water crisis that is now spreading through all parts of the country, and indeed of the entire world." - From the foreword by Bruce Babbitt, former US Secretary of the Interior "The Future of Water is sobering and exhilarating at the same time. It's sobering as Maxwell and Yates detail just how water touches so many aspects of modern life, and how dire the situation might be if nothing changes. However, this book is also exhilarating in the fast-paced way it examines the future of water, from our own kitchen sinks to massive dams in China." - Bill Owens, former Governor of Colorado

"Water is our greatest global challenge and local opportunity, and yet it seems invisible to many and inexhaustible to most. Maxwell connects the dots and drops to chart a more sustainable future for our blue planet and for your community watershed. We need to wake up and smell the water, change our old policies and paradigms, and begin to manage water as one resource, integrating and innovating from top to bottom, above and below." - Benjamin H. Grumbles, President, Clean Water America Alliance, former EPA Assistant Administrator and Arizona Environmental Director

"This is the book the industry and the public it serves has been waiting for -- a clear. concise, comprehensive, and authoritative look, not just to the future, but to the context from which that future is evolving. This is an important book that will become a reference for water professionals, policy makers, and private citizens concerned about our water future, and what we can do to craft it." - Bill Bertera, for Executive Director, Water Environment Foundation.

Urban water services are building blocks for healthy cities, and they require complex and expensive infrastructure systems. Most of the infrastructure is out of sight and tends to be taken for granted, but an infrastructure financing crisis looms in the United States because the systems are aging and falling behind on maintenance. A road map for public works and utility professionals, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition provides clear and practical guidance for life-cycle management of water infrastructure systems.

Grounded in solid engineering and business principles, the book explains how to plan, budget, design, construct, and manage the physical infrastructure of urban water systems. It blends knowledge from management fields such as facilities, finance, and maintenance with information about the unique technical attributes of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.

· Addresses how to make a business case for infrastructure funding

· Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date methods for capital improvement planning and budgeting

· Outlines the latest developments in infrastructure asset management

· Identifies cutting-edge developments in information technology applied to infrastructure management

· Presents a realistic view of how risk management is applied to urban water infrastructure settings

· Explains the latest maintenance and operations methods for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems

The author describes current thinking on best management practices and topics such as asset management, vulnerability assessment, and total quality management of infrastructure systems. Expanded and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in infrastructure management over the past ten years. Useful as a reference and a professional development guide, this unique book offers tools to help you lower costs and mitigate the rate shocks associated with managing infrastructure for growth, deterioration, and regulatory requirements.

New in This Edition:

· The latest infrastructure management and maintenance technologies

· Information on the inventories of systems and the configuration of infrastructure

· New design and construction methods such as building information modeling (BIM)

· New approaches to rate setting, accounting methods, and cost accounting to help you assess the full cost of infrastructure

· Advances in SCADA systems

· Expanded coverage of risk management and disaster preparedness

· Material on the use of GIS in water and sewer management

· New laws related to infrastructure, including the U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a distribution system rule

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This second edition of Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines parallels the Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology and presents the applications, capabilities, and limitations of pipe bursting divided into the following four chapters: Introduction, Background and Definitions, Planning and Design, Construction and Troubleshooting, Avoidance, and Mitigation Measures.

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With a worldwide increase in urban growth, more and more municipal governments are facing enormous challenges with aging water and wastewater systems. Potable water distribution piping is often below operational requirements plus, sanitary and storm collection piping is often at peak capacity or even beyond. These utility owners are faced with the onerous task of replacing or rehabilitating their infrastructure while under ever increasing financial and environmental restrictions. The intent of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) publication is to educate owners and their agents of the benefits of a proven alternative technology known as "pipe bursting".

Pipe Bursting is defined as the replacement of the host, or original, pipe by fragmenting the existing conduit and installing the product or new pipe in its place. This construction technique is recognized as the only method of trenchless rehabilitation that can replace an existing line with a completely new pipe, providing a total pipe replacement. Additionally, pipe bursting allows for the replacement of existing pipe with a new line of equal or larger diameter, to maintain or increase flow capabilities.

The First Edition of the Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines was published in 2005 as a supplement to the Pipe Bursting Training Course developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). The Second Edition of the Pipe Bursting Good Practices has expanded to reflect the current state of the industry. The Second Edition also has a new section on design calculations and a newly revamped Trouble Shooting section including remediation and preventative measures.

The Second Edition Guidelines were authored by Dr. David Bennett, Dr. Samuel Ariaratnam, and Kate Wallin in conjunction with TT Technologies, Inc., Earth Tool Company, and Albuquerque Underground, Inc.

Topics covered in the book include:

  • Pipe Bursting Techniques
  • Design Considerations
  • Elements of Construction
  • Trouble Shooting and Remedial Actions
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Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense—from the independent homestead to a grid-connected utility-wide perspective. Heightened concerns about our environment mean that this resurgence of interest in wind—a natural and widespread power source—is here to stay.

Wind Power is the completely revised and expanded edition of Paul Gipe's definitive 1993 book, Wind Power for Home and Business. In addition to expanded sections on gauging wind resources and siting wind turbines, this edition includes new examples and case studies of successful wind systems, international sources for new and used equipment, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.

"Paul Gipe's Wind Power is a must for everybody who's involved in the wind energy sector - or wants to be involved in the future. The reader will get a comprehensive overview of one of the most important energy technologies to save the world's climate: wind energy." - Sven Teske, Renewable Energy Director, Greenpeace

"This is THE definitive book on wind energy, beautifully, logically organized, with a great wealth of pictures, charts, graphs, formulas, cautionary tales, and a lifetime of knowledge." - Doug Pratt, Technical Editor, Real Goods

"If you're considering your own machine or investing in a wind company, or if you want to understand wind's rebirth, Wind Power is a must." - Paul P. Craig, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, University of California at Davis; Chairman, Sierra Club National Energy Committee, 2000-2003

The World Renewable Energy Congress named Paul Gripe a "pioneer in renewable energy" in 1998. Since the mid-1970s, Gipe's award winning research, writing, and advocacy have had a profound impact on the development and public perception of wind power. He is also the author of Wind Energy Basics (Chelsea Green, 1999) and Wind Energy Comes of Age. He lives in Bakersfield, California.