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TECH NOTES – Shotcrete, structures and fire, buildings in hot and humid climates

The American Shotcrete Association has a new 424-page "landmark" book, entitled "Shotcrete - A Compilation of Paper...

March 3, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The American Shotcrete Association has a new 424-page “landmark” book, entitled “Shotcrete – A Compilation of Papers.” The book is a compilation of papers by Dudley R. (Rusty) Morgan, Ph.D., P.Eng. of Burnaby, B.C. Before his retirement, Dr. Morgan was chief materials engineer for AMEC Earth & Environmental and has 40 years of experience in the subject. www.shotcrete.org

One of several new publications by the National Research Council Canada’s Institute for Research in Construction is:  “Estimating the response of structural systems to fire exposure: state-of-the-art review.” Authors are M. Bagech Ghoreishi and M.A. Sultan. http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has published an updated “ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates.” The guide has been expanded from 124 to over 300 pages and includes new chapters on energy consumption, reduced mould risk and lower cost mechanical systems. The author is Lew Harriman. www.ashrae.org/bookstore


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