building monitoring Books

  • Managing Sustainable Performance In Facilities

    Performance monitoring tools are becoming necessity for facility management as the profession is turning increasingly into the provider of performance to meet the user requirements. The paper is aimed at presenting the needs to monitor building performance and a description of tools for the purpose. The need arises mainly from the necessity to ...

  • ASTM Standards on Building Economics: 6th Edition (CD-ROM)

    This new edition provides a comprehensive resource for evaluating the economic performance of investments in buildings, building systems, and other constructed facilities. Learn how to:• Decide whether to accept or reject a given investment• Design and size building systems• Establish priority when budgets are limitedSection 1 ...

  • ASTM Standards for Whole Building Functionality and Serviceability: 3rd Edition

    Get 32 of the latest ASTM standards for defining the functional requirements and rating the capabilities of a building or facility.Six sections cover:Demand for and supply of serviceability of an office facilityBuilding floor area measurement for facility managementSeismic risk assessment of buildings, and probable maximum lossSingle family ...

  • Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

    This book presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international remote sensing experts focussing on methodologies to extract information about urban areas from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. SAR is an active remote sensing technique capable to gather data independently from sun light and weather conditions. ...

  • Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations

    Anthropogenic transformation of the coastal zone continues at a steady pace, especially in the developing maritime countries, where coastal resources are often crucial to national economies. However, exploitation of these resources is often indiscriminate, ill planned, or carried out without adequate scientific knowledge. This leads to rapid ...

  • Design and Protocol for Monitoring Indoor Air Quality

    Case studies and technical papers describe indoor air investigations in residential and commercial buildings, test protocol, and monitoring techniques. Pollutants such as radon, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds are ...

  • Monitoring Ecological Change

    The state of ecosystems, biological communities and species are continuously changing as a result of both natural processes and the activities of humans. In order to detect and understand these changes, effective ecological monitoring programmes are required. This book offers an introduction to the topic and provides both a rationale for ...

  • How to be an Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

    This book goes beyond compliance with the laws and regulations to help you incorporate sound environmental and safety practices into daily business decisions. Topics include the role of the EHS manager, skills evaluation, team building, written plans and procedures, selecting and monitoring waste disposal contractors, and resources for further ...

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