Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & standards

Author: Carson Dunlop

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793179350

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 950

View: 5526

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

Home Inspection Exam Prep

Author: Carson Dunlop & Associates

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing

ISBN: 9780793188550

Category: Architecture

Page: 178

View: 2336

Posted in Architecture

Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Author: Carson Dunlop

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793180653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6990

In addition to air conditioning and heat pumps, this volume explores the materials and components of whole-house fans. This text covers basic mechanics of cooling and a step-by-step description of air conditioner operation before delving into specific components and how to inspect them.
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Applications and Inspection

Author: Gary K. Griffith

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 350

View: 5920

This book assists readers in understanding geometric tolerancing symbols, interpretation, drawings and inspection methods. An accessible writing style covers GTD with step-by-step instructions, and is accompanied by clear and complete photos of setups, drawings, sketches, and detailed examples. Clear and concise chapter topics include datums, inspecting size tolerances, flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, parallelism, perpendicularity, angularity, circular runout, total runout, profile of a line, profile of a surface, concentricity, position tolerances, symmetry, and an introduction to functional gage design. For product engineers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and mechanical inspectors.
Posted in House & Home

Universal Design Handbook, 2E

Author: Wolfgang Preiser,Korydon H. Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007162922X

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 3473

The Latest Advances in Universal Design Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement. The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume. UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Life safety standards and guidelines Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions Urban scale and mass transportation universal design Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings Office and workspace design Universal design in home building and remodeling Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments
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Essentials of Online Course Design

A Standards-Based Guide

Author: Marjorie Vai,Kristen Sosulski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317673786

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 7397

In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide’s key features include: a practical approach informed by theory clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one clear and jargon-free language examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate. a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources: http://essentialsofonlinecoursedesign.com Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.
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Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection: Levels 1 and 2

Author: Ryan Chaplin

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460295676

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 7213

Ultrasonic testing (UT) has been an accepted practice of inspection in industrial environments for decades. This book, Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection, is designed to meet and exceed ISO 9712 training requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 certification. The material presented in this book will provide readers with all the basic knowledge of the theory behind elastic wave propagation and its uses with the use of easy to read text and clear pictorial descriptions. Discussed UT concepts include: General engineering, materials, and components theory Theory of sound waves and their propagation The general uses of ultrasonic waves Methods of ultrasonic wave generation Different ultrasonic inspection techniques Ultrasonic flaw detectors, scanning systems, and probes Calibration fundamentals General scanning techniques Flaw sizing techniques Basic analysis for ultrasonic, phased array ultrasonic, and time of flight diffraction inspection techniques Codes and standards Principles of technical documentation and reporting It is my intention that this book is used for general training purposes. It is the ideal classroom textbook. -Ryan Chaplin
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The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems

Author: Justin Henshell,C. W. Griffin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471377306

Category: Architecture

Page: 285

View: 7700

As the arsenal of weapons against leakage has grown, so has confusion among architects and engineers attempting to select the best below-grade waterproofing systems and materials. Manufacturers literature offers little assistance during the selection process, as well as being biased in favor of a particular product. The first guide devoted exclusively to the subject, The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems picks up where manufacturers manuals leave off. Written by an architect with more than twenty years of experience designing habitable underground spaces, it provides frank, unbiased appraisals of various waterproofing materials and systems. This manual presents architects and engineers with expert guidance on selecting, designing with, and specifying waterproofing materials and systems. Justin Henshell walks you step by step through the entire waterproofing process from determining waterproofing needs to selecting and specifying waterproofing systems to preparing detailed drawings for construction documents. And throughout, he offers architectural details which illustrate general design principles, as well as high-quality photographs of waterproofing failures that help you to more clearly comprehend common design errors and problems associated with various waterproofing materials. The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems is an indispensable working resource for architects, civil engineers, contractors, specifiers, materials manufacturers, landscape architects, and all other professionals involved with the design and construction of habitable underground spaces.
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Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

Author: Daniel E. Della-Giustina

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439895074

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 185

View: 6444

In the almost ten years since the publication of the first edition of Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, the availability of new methods of transportation has made travel faster, and consequently, safety and security have become more important and more complex. Businesses must now become proactive in their own security and planning for emergencies. This second edition of a bestselling resource provides a complete understanding of how to develop and manage a comprehensive motor fleet safety and instructional program. It presents the underlying concepts, basic techniques, and principles of motor fleet safety and security management. New, Revised, and Expanded Topics in the Second Edition: Elements of a fleet safety program Accident prevention Consideration for small-fleet driver selection, training, instruction, and supervision Vehicle inspection How to organize accident data Job safety analysis (JSA) meetings for commercial drivers Fleet transportation publicity School bus safety Shipping and storage of hazardous materials Security in transportation Model of a motor fleet transportation program designed to assist in the implementation of a program To achieve optimum safety, everyone involved in the transportation system should be adequately trained, supervised, and monitored. Proper data and incident reports must be maintained to identify trends and problem areas. Keeping the trademark style that made the previous edition so popular, the author addresses the critical steps for successful driver selection, training, instruction, and supervision. He provides you with the foundation you need to combat common problems and manage your motor fleet transportation system.
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Science and Technology of Photovoltaics, 2nd Edition

Author: P. Jayarama Reddy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415573634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 5844

A comprehensive introductory text covering solar photovoltaic technologies and its increasing number of applications to generate clean energy around the globe. It treats the fundamentals of solar cells, technologies, solar modules and arrays, solar photovoltaic systems, storage batteries, power conditioning, equipment design of solar PV systems, building integrated photovoltaics, system installation, operation and maintenance, manufacturing and worldwide players and markets. Written in a clear style and with multiple illustrations, this volume is intended for students in natural sciences, engineering and energy management and professionals as an introduction to the subject.
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Handbook of Optical Metrology

Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Author: Toru Yoshizawa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351831844

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 919

View: 2209

Handbook of Optical Metrology: Principles and Applications begins by discussing key principles and techniques before exploring practical applications of optical metrology. Designed to provide beginners with an introduction to optical metrology without sacrificing academic rigor, this comprehensive text: Covers fundamentals of light sources, lenses, prisms, and mirrors, as well as optoelectronic sensors, optical devices, and optomechanical elements Addresses interferometry, holography, and speckle methods and applications Explains Moiré metrology and the optical heterodyne measurement method Delves into the specifics of diffraction, scattering, polarization, and near-field optics Considers applications for measuring length and size, displacement, straightness and parallelism, flatness, and three-dimensional shapes This new Second Edition is fully revised to reflect the latest developments. It also includes four new chapters—nearly 100 pages—on optical coherence tomography for industrial applications, interference microscopy for surface structure analysis, noncontact dimensional and profile metrology by video measurement, and optical metrology in manufacturing technology.
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Network Defense and Countermeasures

Principles and Practices

Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0133384381

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 1106

Everything you need to know about modern network attacks and defense, in one book Clearly explains core network security concepts, challenges, technologies, and skills Thoroughly updated for the latest attacks and countermeasures The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a network security career ¿ Security is the IT industry’s hottest topic–and that’s where the hottest opportunities are, too. Organizations desperately need professionals who can help them safeguard against the most sophisticated attacks ever created–attacks from well-funded global criminal syndicates, and even governments. ¿ Today, security begins with defending the organizational network. Network Defense and Countermeasures, Second Edition is today’s most complete, easy-to-understand introduction to modern network attacks and their effective defense. From malware and DDoS attacks to firewalls and encryption, Chuck Easttom blends theoretical foundations with up-to-the-minute best-practice techniques. Starting with the absolute basics, he discusses crucial topics many security books overlook, including the emergence of network-based espionage and terrorism. ¿ If you have a basic understanding of networks, that’s all the background you’ll need to succeed with this book: no math or advanced computer science is required. You’ll find projects, questions, exercises, case studies, links to expert resources, and a complete glossary–all designed to deepen your understanding and prepare you to defend real-world networks. ¿ Learn how to Understand essential network security concepts, challenges, and careers Learn how modern attacks work Discover how firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and virtual private networks (VPNs) combine to protect modern networks Select the right security technologies for any network environment Use encryption to protect information Harden Windows and Linux systems and keep them patched Securely configure web browsers to resist attacks Defend against malware Define practical, enforceable security policies Use the “6 Ps” to assess technical and human aspects of system security Detect and fix system vulnerability Apply proven security standards and models, including Orange Book, Common Criteria, and Bell-LaPadula Ensure physical security and prepare for disaster recovery Know your enemy: learn basic hacking, and see how to counter it Understand standard forensic techniques and prepare for investigations of digital crime ¿
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Handbook of Employee Selection

Author: James L. Farr,Nancy T. Tippins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317426371

Category: Psychology

Page: 1018

View: 9293

This second edition of the Handbook of Employee Selection has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current thinking on the state of science and practice in employee selection. In this volume, a diverse group of recognized scholars inside and outside the United States balance theory, research, and practice, often taking a global perspective. Divided into eight parts, chapters cover issues associated with measurement, such as validity and reliability, as well as practical concerns around the development of appropriate selection procedures and implementation of selection programs. Several chapters discuss the measurement of various constructs commonly used as predictors, and other chapters confront criterion measures that are used in test validation. Additional sections include chapters that focus on ethical and legal concerns and testing for certain types of jobs (e.g., blue collar jobs). The second edition features a new section on technology and employee selection. The Handbook of Employee Selection, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference for scholars, researchers, graduate students, and professionals in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and related fields.
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The Management of Information from Archives

Author: Michael Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351886037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3953

This authoritative guide to the principles and practice of archives management in private and public sector organizations has been substantially revised. It now provides detailed advice on changes in national and international standards and approaches, in particular ISAD(G) (International Standard Archival Description) and ISASAR(CPF) (International Standard Archive Authority Record). The new edition also includes guidance on the interpretation of the Manual of Archival Description, also published by Gower. Michael Cook takes the reader through the history, definition and function of archives and archival services, international service models, staffing and resource issues. He explains how to set up and run a records management programme, manage the interface with archival management, conduct a records survey, set up retention schedules and organize appraisal, acquisition and disposal in a way which ensures the service meets organizational and individual needs. Chapters covering the arrangement, coding and description of archival material, and the administration of its physical storage, demonstrate how efficient management facilitates the accessibility of archival information. The book concludes with chapters on computing and user issues, such as rights of access, Freedom of Information, security and data protection standards. This key reference on best practice is intended for students and lecturers in archives administration and records management, and for archives and records managers, particularly those newly qualified or seeking professional registration. Managers without formal qualifications but responsible for records or archives management, and information managers working with archivists and records managers, will find it helps to improve working methods and to run a more effective archives service within the modern information management environment.
Posted in Business & Economics

Developing Solid Oral Dosage Forms

Pharmaceutical Theory and Practice

Author: Yihong Qiu,Yisheng Chen,Geoff G.Z. Zhang,Lawrence Yu,Rao V. Mantri

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128026375

Category: Medical

Page: 1176

View: 9869

Developing Solid Oral Dosage Forms: Pharmaceutical Theory and Practice, Second Edition illustrates how to develop high-quality, safe, and effective pharmaceutical products by discussing the latest techniques, tools, and scientific advances in preformulation investigation, formulation, process design, characterization, scale-up, and production operations. This book covers the essential principles of physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, and industrial pharmacy, and their application to the research and development process of oral dosage forms. Chapters have been added, combined, deleted, and completely revised as necessary to produce a comprehensive, well-organized, valuable reference for industry professionals and academics engaged in all aspects of the development process. New and important topics include spray drying, amorphous solid dispersion using hot-melt extrusion, modeling and simulation, bioequivalence of complex modified-released dosage forms, biowaivers, and much more. Written and edited by an international team of leading experts with experience and knowledge across industry, academia, and regulatory settings Includes new chapters covering the pharmaceutical applications of surface phenomenon, predictive biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, the development of formulations for drug discovery support, and much more Presents new case studies throughout, and a section completely devoted to regulatory aspects, including global product regulation and international perspectives
Posted in Medical

Principles of Electromagnetic Waves and Materials

Author: Dikshitulu K. Kalluri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466593733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 5793

Principles of Electromagnetic Waves and Materials is a condensed version of the author’s previously published textbook, Electromagnetic Waves, Materials, and Computation with MATLAB®. This book focuses on lower-level courses, primarily senior undergraduate and graduate students in electromagnetic waves and materials courses. It takes an integrative approach to the subject of electromagnetics by supplementing quintessential "old-school" information and methods with the appropriate amount of material on plasmas for exposing the students to the broad area of Plasmonics and by striking a balance between theoretical and practical aspects. Ancillary materials are available upon qualifying course adoption.
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Veterinary Immunology

Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Michael J. Day,Ronald D. Schultz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224631

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3050

Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice has become the adopted text in numerous veterinary schools throughout the world. Widely updated with advances in knowledge since 2011, this second edition reflects the rapid development in the field. The new edition presents expanded information on commonly used diagnostic test procedures and discusses newly arising diseases such as bovine neonatal pancytopenia. Maintaining the same reliable format as its predecessor, the book includes: Learning objectives at the start of each chapter Key points at the end of each chapter 17 clinical case studies demonstrating clinical context for the material covered in the chapters Standard symbols in diagrams throughout the text to provide continuity Clinical examples and clinicopathological figures throughout A glossary of terms and list of commonly used abbreviations Exploring the immunological concerns of both large animals and small, the book emphasizes immunological principles while applying them to the disease process and to clinical practice. It provides a practical textbook for veterinary students and a handy reference for practitioners.
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Planning and Design of Engineering Systems

Author: Graeme Dandy,David Walker,Trevor Daniell,Robert Warner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351991299

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 7720

Providing students with a commonsense approach to the solution of engineering problems and packed full of practical case studies to illustrate the role of the engineer, the type of work involved and the methodologies employed in engineering practice, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the scope and nature of engineering. It outlines a conceptual framework for undertaking engineering projects then provides a range of techniques and tools for solving the sorts of problems that commonly arise. Focusing in particular on civil engineering design, problem solving, and the range of techniques and tools it employs, the authors also explore: creativity and problem solving, social and environmental issues, management, communications and law, and ethics the planning, design, modelling and analysis phases and the implementation or construction phase. Designed specifically for introductory courses on undergraduate engineering programs, this extensively revised and extended second edition is an invaluable resource for all new engineering undergraduates as well as non-specialist readers who are seeking information on the nature of engineering work and how it is carried out.
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