Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook (McGraw-Hill Standard Handbooks)
by Kjell B. Zandin, Harold B. Maynard
* 2048 pages
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 5 edition (1 Jun 2001)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0070411026
* ISBN-13: 978-0070411029
Format : Zip File
Size : 21 MB
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A practical handbook, this second edition of a successful guide will prove itself valuable on a daily basis with its reliable and up-to-date facts and figures. The intent is to increase the reader's design efficiency with numerous design shortcuts, derivations of established design procedures, and new design techniques. Time-saving formulas, calculations, examples, and solutions to design problems appear throughout.
- Hardcover: 431 pages
- Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company; 2 edition (February 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 089464503X
- ISBN-13: 978-0894645037
Format: PDF File
Monday, April 28, 2008
The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd
4 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2ES
Tel: 020 7839 8566
Fax: 020 7976 1634
The Steel Construction Institute Silwood Park
Tel: 01344 623345
Fax: 01344 622944
Practical Project Management: Tips, Tactics, and Tools
Author: Harvey A. Levine
SIZE: 2.8 MB
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
by Amy Forsgren
Choosing the most suitable coatings for structures such as bridges and building supports can extend the service life of that structure significantly. "Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings" discusses the most important variables in the testing, selection, and application of heavy-duty, organic corrosion-protection paints. The book addresses the maintenance and restoration of older infrastructure and industrial plant as well as coatings for new structures made from various types of steel. The author, Amy Forsgren, examines the mechanisms of aging and deterioration caused by ultraviolet light, condensation, temperature, and chemical reactions. She also provides a complete description of composition of anti-corrosive organic coatings, including pigments, binders, and additives. Ms. Forsgren suggests which corrosion tests provide the most useful information on coating performance and corrosion-protection. Several chapters review the advantages and disadvantages of of different surface preparation methods.
In addition, the author considers the environmental impact of various coatings and recognizes health hazards posed by volatile organic compounds (VOC's), toxic or hazardous pigments such as lead, and silica dust exposure. She also offers recommendations for providing safe working environments for personnel handling surface preparation. Integrating engineering aspects and corrosion expertise with paint formulation knowledge and surface chemistry, "Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings" provides unique coverage of the most advanced treatments for extending the life span of heavy-duty metal structures today.(amazon)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money by Robert K. Heady, Christy Heady, Hugo Ottolenghi
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money shows that any numbskull can master personal finance. In this second edition, a father-and-daughter writing team, Robert K. Heady and Christy Heady, give readers the best advice culled from their many years of experience in consumer rights and money management. The Headys believe that money must be managed for the long haul and that there are no quick ways to build wealth. The guide is easy to read, witty, and scornful of the hype dished out by banks and other peddlers of personal finance. It provides a plethora of personal-finance tips for consumers, including how to get the best deal on a mortgage, pay off debt, and bank online. The authors expose financial pitfalls such as bank-sold mutual funds, dealer financing for motor vehicles, extended warranties, and those dreaded bank fees. A full chapter is devoted to the evils of credit cards, which they feel is the biggest ripoff in the financial world. The writers contend that the toughest thing about saving is making the decision to do it. You should get going by putting aside a little amount of money each month through a mutual fund or dividend reinvestment plan. "The whole idea of managing money is to save a dollar here and there and then take that dollar and build it into two," they write. It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to understand that. --Dan Ring --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Size: 29.6 MB
Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change: How the Best Companies Ensure Meaningful Change and Sustainable Leadership
In this important book, successful organizations—including well-known companies such as Agilent Technologies, Corning, GE Capital, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, MIT, Motorola, and Praxair—share their most effective approaches, tools, and specific methods for leadership development and organizational change. These exemplary organizations serve as models for leadership development and organizational change because they
* Commit to organizational objectives and culture
* Transform behaviors, cultures, and perceptions
* Implement competency or organization effectiveness models
* Exhibit strong top management leadership support and passion
Size: 5.1 MB
Managing Cash Flow: An Operational Focus by Rob Reider, Peter B. Heyler
* Provides the tool necessary to determine and evaluate the effectiveness of a corporation's management of cash.
* Examines how operational activities can affect cash flow management.
* Shows how effective cash flow management can improve corporate performance and increase shareholder value.
* Provides an overview of cash management techniques.
Size: 1.5 MB