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1996 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Volume V:  Pipeline Technology

OMAE 1996 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Volume V: Pipeline Technologyread more

2003 ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Applications

2003 ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Applicationsread more

2005 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals

2005 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentalsread more

2008 ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Systems and Equipment

2008 ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Systems and Equipmentread more

2009 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals

2009 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentalsread more

2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook

This authoritative volume follows the International Plumbing Code (IPC) chapter by chapter. The IPC and Private Sewage Disposal Code are put into plain English for easy use on the job...read more

2010 ASHRAE Handbook: Refrigeration

2010 Edition of the ASHRAE Handbook Refrigeration.read more

2010 National Framing & Finish Carpentry Estimator

If you need to estimate the cost of framing or finish carpentry, this book will be your most reliable guide to figuring the time required for installation and the labor and material cost. You get the in-place cost for all...read more

2011 ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Applications (inch-pound edition)

This book comprises over 60 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics, and is written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. ASHRAE Technical Committees...read more

2012 International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This new publication, containing both the 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 in one volume, follows the great success of the initial effort that resulted in the publication of the previous edition. These two documents are recognized...read more

2013 Houston Datebook

Calendar, phone numbers, and lists of cultural events around Houston in 2013.read more

2014 TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation

  A guide to assist in clarifying and standardizing installation specifications for tile. Each installation recommendation, or method, requires a properly designed, constructed, and prepared substructure using...read more

507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices

This Dover edition, first published in 2005, is an unabridged republication of the 19th edition (1901) of 507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices originally published in 1868 by Brown and Seward, New York.read more

90.1 User's Manual ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010

Developed to minimize multiple interpretations of Standard 90.1 that are likely to occur, this user's manual helps users of Standard 90.1-2010 understand its principles and requirements and how to comply with them. This...read more

A Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems

Don't let septic systems sink your budget! This essential guide is filled with expert advice on selecting and installing high-performance, cost-efficient wells and septic systems that will boost your bottom line. This...read more

A Cabinetmaker's Notebook

This is no ordinary woodworking book, and James Krenov is no ordinary cabinetmaker. A glance at his work - illustrated here with over 150 beautiful color and black-and-white photographs - will show why his artisan ship...read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Practical CNC Programming: CNC Programming Handbook

Over its first two editions, the best-selling CNC Programming Handbook by Peter Smid has become the de facto standard for training and reference material at all levels of CNC programming. Used in hundreds of educational...read more

A Dictionary for the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas industry terms defined.read more

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

This book is H W Fowler's masterpiece of explication and guidance in the usage, style, spelling, and punctuation of the English language. This edition is taken from the original 1926 publication and has become the standard...read more

A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

This is the standard reference work on slang. It is completely updated with over 100,000 entries.read more

A Fluid Mechanics Hypercourse on CD-ROM

This CD-ROM is designed to accompany James Fay's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.read more

A Guide To Metrics

This book is designed to be used by any person or group interested in learning how to use and understand the metric system of measurement.read more

A Guide to the Automations Body of Knowledge

This book is intended to be read and studied by automation professionals and by those who want to learn about automation- not just used for looking up facts and figures.  However, it contains so much technical...read more

A Guide to the Shop Painting of Structural Steel

This books purpose is to provide a checklist of some of the factors which the fabricators should consider in the painting of structural steel for use on buildings, bridges, and similar structures to be exposed in normal...read more

A Guide to Writing as an Engineer

To succeed as an engineer, you need more than technical know-how. You need to be an effective communicator. Eliminate the glitches that trip up the busy reader or listener, causing annoyance, confusion, or...read more

A History of Mass Communication

This book is divided into six periods that are identified as Information Revolutions: writing, printing, mass media, entertainment, the "tool shed" (which we now call home), and the information highwayread more

A Millwright's Guide to Motor/Pump Alignment

This is the most complete and comprehensive colume on this subject ever written. This statement is supported by a former engineer who had been given the task of searching the Library of Congress for shaft alignment material...read more

A New Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms Updated English- Arabic

This book is consists of learning Englishread more

A Nontechnical Guide Trading Natural Gas

Cash, futures, options, and swaps. This great "how to " book covers the various mechanics of natural gas trading, including the physical (cash) market fro natural gas production, transportation, distribution, and consumption...read more

A Portfolio of Unique Deck Ideas

This book brings you innovative ideas in deck designs from wood treatment manufacturers, wood associations and professional deck designers from across the country. Over 150 color photographs beautifully demonstrate a...read more

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Steam Purity Problems in the Industrial Plant

CRTD Volume 35. This Document was prepared to assist industrial plant operating personnel in avoiding steam purity related problems.read more

A Quick Guide to API 570 Certified Pipework Inspector Syllabus

This Quick Guide is unique in providing simple, accessible and well-structured guidance for anyone studying the API 570 Certified Pipework Inspector syllabus...read more

A Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion

This is the industry's most comprehensive, authoritative, and practical guide to modern Signal Integrity test and measurement for high-speed digital designs. Three of the field's leading experts guide you through...read more

A2 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

This book covers the design, construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. It details both hydraulic and electronic transmission controls, with extensive coverage of...read more

AAPG Memoir 70: Abnormal Pressures in Hydrocarbon Environments on CD-ROM

AAPG Memoir 70: Abnormal Pressures in Hydrocarbon Environmentsread more

Above Ground Storage Tanks ONE

The First International Symposium on Above Ground Storage Tanksread more

ACCA MANUAL B: 2009: Balancing and Testing Air and Hydronic Systems

This manual provides a systematic approach for testing and balancing (TAB) heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This manual can also be used as a field reference for balancing HVAC equipment in all...read more

ACCA Manual D: Residential Duct Systems 2009 Edition

ACCA Manual D: Residential Duct Systemsread more

ACCA Manual H: Heat Pump Systems - Principles and Applications

ACCA Manual H: Heat Pump Systems - Principles and Applicationsread more

ACCA Manual J 2.0: Residential Load Calculation

ACCA Manual J Eighth Edition Version 2.0: Residential Load Calculationread more

ACCA Manual JAE: Residential Load Calculation

ACCA Manual JAE Abridged Edition: Residential Load Calculationread more

ACCA Manual P: Psychrometrics - Theory and Applications

ACCA Manual P: Psychrometrics - Theory and Applicationsread more

ACCA Manual Q: Commercial Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Design

ACCA Manual Q: Commercial Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Designread more

ACCA Manual S: Residential Equipment Selection

This is a comprehensive guide for selecting and sizing residential heating and cooling equipment. This manual documents the procedures that should be used to select and size residential cooling equipment, furnaces and heat...read more

ACCA Manual T: Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

ACCA Manual T: Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildingsread more

Accelerated Productivity: Autodesk Inventor R8 Interactive Tutorial

Accelerated Productivity is the first part of a 2 part training course designed to quickly get you, your office personnel, or your students up to speed with Autodesk Inventor Release 8. Within a very short time you'll know...read more


ACI (building code requirements for structural concrete and commentary) & PCA Notes on ACI 318-02 (with design applications)read more

ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

This document is meant to be used as part of a legally adopted building code and as such must differ in form and substance from documents that provide detailed specifications, recommended practice, complete design...read more

Acquisition & Diversiture of Petroleum Property

Learning how to successfully buy and sell petroleum property through trial and error is a costly lesson. In this text, seasoned veteran Jim Haag Imparts readers of both sides of petroleum property translations his 15 years...read more


It is the intent of this specification to incorporate the technical gains and achievements from previous specifications and standards, while enabling new forms of proven FRP composite steel tank technology to be adopted...read more