Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & standards

Author: Carson Dunlop

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793179350

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 950

View: 4712

This introductory overview of the major home systems gives students a solid foundation for beginning a career in home inspection. This comprehensive text gets students out into the field quickly while serving as a springboard for the 13 advanced electives in the Principles line. Systems & Standards focuses on system and component problems, their practical implications, and inspections strategies for finding them. No other single volume offers both the breadth and depth of this introduction.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9820

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
Posted in Business & Economics

Verteilte Systeme

Prinzipien und Paradigmen

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum,Maarten van Steen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827372932

Category: Distributed processing

Page: 761

View: 2906

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Operation of Fire Protection Systems

Author: Arthur E. Cote,National Fire Protection Association

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780877655848

Category: Medical

Page: 679

View: 9480

Learn the "ins and outs" of fire protection system hardware!Comprised of 37 illustrated chapters from the recently published Fire Protection Handbook, the new Operation of Fire Protection Systems helps you make better, more informed decisions about safety. Over 30 leading fire protection experts contributed their expertise to this comprehensive look at how fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems work, and what you need to do to keep them operational. You'll be able to oversee outside contractors, perform in-house tasks, and conduct inspections, with: Coverage of detection and alarm systems including notification appliances, fire alarm system interfaces, and gas and vapor detection systems and monitors Guidance on automatic sprinklers, water spray protection, standpipe and hose systems, and hazards such as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Facts about direct halon replacement agents, foam, and all types of extinguishing agents and systemsFacility managers, AHJ's, and fire service pros gain the knowledge needed to keep equipment online and pass promotional exams.
Posted in Medical

Building Surveys and Reports

Author: Edward A. Noy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171693

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 928

This book deals with structural surveys for all types of building - domestic industrial and commercial - and includes diagnosis of a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, and deals with the particular problems of alterations and restoration work. Guidance is given on how to carry out measured surveys and on report writing. The third edition covers the latest definitions of types of property surveys, more information on report writing and a range of detail updates. * Covers all types of building - commercial, industrial and historical - not just domestic * Deals with particular problems of conversion and renovation work - increasingly important today * New edition features latest definitions of survey types, more on report writing and a range of other updates * ‘a valuable reference book’ - ASI Journal
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Health and Social Care Divide (Revised 2nd Edition)

The Experiences of Older People

Author: Glasby, Jon,Littlechild, Rosemary,Jo Campling

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345259

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

View: 1429

By focusing specifically on the experiences of older people, an especially vulnerable group when divisions emerge between health and social care providers, the authors are able to highlight in detail issues and recommendations that are applicable in a wide range of settings.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Das Harvard-Konzept

Die unschlagbare Methode für beste Verhandlungsergebnisse

Author: Roger Fisher,William Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359342990X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 9998

»Das Harvard-Konzept« gilt als das Standardwerk zum Thema Verhandeln – heute genauso wie vor 30 Jahren. Ob Gehaltsverhandlungen mit dem Chef, Tarifverhandlungen der Gewerkschaften, politische Konflikte auf höchster Ebene: Für Praktiker sämtlicher Berufsgruppen hat sich das sachbezogene Verhandeln als die wirksamste Methode bewährt, um Differenzen auszuräumen und zu einer gemeinsamen, bestmöglichen Lösung zu finden. Anlässlich des Jubiläums der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe erscheint es hier in einer attraktiven Sonderausgabe.
Posted in Business & Economics

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

View: 4898

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Principles of Fire Prevention

Author: David Diamantes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284041875

Category: Fire prevention

Page: 320

View: 7212

Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Prevention model curriculum, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Third Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references to the latest edition of NFPA Standard 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection, fire investigation, community risk reduction as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead successful fire prevention programs.
Posted in Fire prevention

Safe Handling of Foods

Author: Jeffrey M. Farber,Ewen C. Todd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824703318

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

View: 6465

A discussion of all aspects of safe food handling, encompassing the production of all varieties of foods by the processing and foodservice industries, where risk factors are likely to occur, and what can be done to prepare food safely. It examines categories of foods, places where food is served, and groups of food consumers. The text also lists sources of food safety information available on the Internet.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Fire Officer

Principles and Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449601626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 7089

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) And The International Association Of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Are Pleased To Bring You The Second Edition Of Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, A Modern Integrated Teaching And Learning System For The Fire Officer I And II Levels. Fire Officers Need To Know How To Make The Transition From Fire Fighter To Leader. Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, Second Edition Is Designed To Help Fire Fighters Make A Smooth Transition To Fire Officer. Covering The Entire Scope Of NFPA 1021, Standard For Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition, Fire Officer Combines Current Content With Dynamic Features And Interactive Technology To Better Support Instructors And Help Prepare Future Fire Officers For Any Situation That May Arise. Safety Is Principle! The Second Edition Features A Laser-Like Focus On Fire Fighter Safety. Reducing Fire Fighter Injuries And Deaths Requires The Dedicated Efforts Of Every Fire Fighter, Fire Officer, Fire Department, And The Entire Fire Community Working Together. It Is With This Goal In Mind That We Have Integrated The 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Developed By The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Into The Text. Likewise, In Each Of The Chapters, Actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Cases Are Discussed To Drive Home Safety And The Lessons Learned From Those Incidents. Some Of The Guiding Principles Added To The New Edition Include: •Description Of The “Everybody Goes Home” And The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, Including Over A Dozen Company Officer Near-Miss Examples Throughout The Text. •Description Of The IAFC/IAFF Firefighter Safety And Deployment Study. •The Latest Fire Fighter Death And Injury Issues As Reported By The NFPA? National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, IAFC, And IAFF, Including Results Of A Thirty-Year Retrospective Study. •Changes In Fire-Ground Accountability And Rapid Intervention Practices. •Results Of National Institute Of Standards And Technology Research On Wind-Driven Fires, Thermal Imaging Cameras, And Fire Dynamics As Related To Fire Fighter Survival. •The Latest Developments In Crew Resource Management. The Second Edition Also Reflects The Latest Developments In: •Building A Personal Development Plan Through Education, Training, Self-Development, And Experience, Including A Description Of The Fire And Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program. •The Impact Of Blogs, Video Sharing, And Social Networks. •How To Budget For A Grant. •Changes In The National Response Framework And National Incident Management System. Additional Items Related To Fire Fighter Safety And Health Are Included.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Elektrodynamik

Author: David J. Griffiths

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 386894057X

Category: Electrodynamics

Page: 708

View: 416

Posted in Electrodynamics

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care 2nd Edition

Author: Tina Tilmouth,Jan Quallington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471867935

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 7699

Reflect on how best practice can be managed in care settings, develop your leadership skills and achieve your career goals with this new edition of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. This new edition of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care has been fully updated to reflect the changes to the structure of the qualification. Covering all of the mandatory units in an easy-to-follow and thorough manner, this book is perfect for anyone looking to progress in their management career and for existing care setting managers as an invaluable reference guide. -Covers all the information in the qualification thoroughly and in an easy to follow manner with a new and updated design. -Updated to match the Level 5 qualification's integration into the higher apprenticeship programme including the new 'undertake a research project' unit. -Encourage learners to think more about the theory aspect of the qualification and how it is applied in the workplace with 'In Practice' features. -Explore and understand the different methods of assessment and how to prepare using relevant activities.
Posted in Study Aids

Building Technology

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Author: Benjamin Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471593195

Category: Architecture

Page: 1048

View: 4400

The complete guide to building technology This comprehensive guide provides complete coverage of every aspect of the building technologist′s profession. It details design and installation procedures, describes all relevant equipment and hardware, and illustrates the preparation of working drawings and construction details that meet project specifications, code requirements, and industry standards. The author establishes procedures for professional field inspections and equipment operations tests, provides real–world examples from both residential and nonresidential construction projects, and makes specific references to code compliance throughout the text. This new edition incorporates changes in building codes, advances in materials and design techniques, and the emergence of computer–aided design (CAD), while retaining the logical structure and helpful special features of the first edition. More than 1,100 drawings, tables, and photographs complement and illustrate discussions in the text. Topics covered include: ∗ Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems– equipment and design ∗ Plumbing systems– equipment and design ∗ Electrical and lighting systems– equipment and design ∗ Testing, adjusting, and balancing procedures for all building systems ∗ Every aspect of the building technologist′s profession, from the creation of working drawings through on–site supervision and systems maintenance Extensive appendices include conversion factors; duct design data; test report forms for use in field work; design forms and schedules for electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work; and more.
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Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal

Author: William L. Ventolo,Terry Vaughn Grissom

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Real property

Page: 480

View: 1755

Using an effective blend of theory and practice, this best selling textbook provides a strong foundation for understanding today's ever changing appraisal marketplace.
Posted in Real property