Curtain Wall Systems: A Primer provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of curtain wall systems in building envelopes. Today's curtain wall systems go beyond the basic functions of providing natural lighting and protecting the building interior from the external environment. These systems now are expected to conserve energy and ensure occupant comfort by controlling heat flow and solar radiation. Moreover, curtain wall systems must be designed for acceptable performance under natural disasters and human-made hazards. The design, fabrication, construction, and maintenance of advanced and efficient curtain wall systems demand the involvement of professionals from several fields of engineering and building technology.
A TO Z MYSTERIES - THE SERIES Dink loves to read, Josh loves to explore and Ruth Rose always wants to know what happened, why it happened, who it happened to, and when and where it took place! In the meantime, these best of friends with their sense of adventure and curiosity always seem to find themselves involved in solving a mystery! This series of fast-paced, collectible mysteries are great fun for confident readers. THE EMPTY ENVELOPE E is for Envelope...Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan." But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!
A SYSTEMATIC GUIDE TO HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS (HPTs) Systematic Guides are aimed at leaders and managers who need to instantly access 'Organization-Ready' models, practices, checklists and guidance in key subject areas which are logically organized and based on best practice. This guide provides a pragmatic framework for the interventions needed to successfully create and sustain High Performing Teams (HPTs) in organizations of all shapes and sizes. A unique aspect of this guide is that it covers and integrates both individual team member change management work and the whole team process development work. "Ken's book provides pragmatic and comprehensive models for developing high performance in teams. It is full of practical anecdotes, checklists, tips and even spreadsheets you can use to hit the ground running. I would commend it to anyone who is serious about building high performing teams in their organizations." ADRIAN MOORHOUSE MBE, Gold Medal Winner 100-metre breaststroke, 1988 Seoul Olympics Managing Director of Lane4, Sunday Times Top 100 'Best Small Companies' "I really like the way Ken has distilled a wealth of hard won wisdom on High Performing Teams down into some deceptively easy-to-use checklists." SIMON DODDS, Complex Adaptive System Designer, Improvement Science Coach and NHS Consultant Surgeon "I work with a number of high performance teams and find Ken Thompson's book very helpful. What I particularly like is the way I can open it anywhere and remind myself of vital aspects of team interaction. " PROFESSOR ALISTAIR FEE, Co-Founder Squid Academy "Ken Thompson continues to produce the most prescient insights on human collaboration translating techniques used by insect colonies, the most efficient bioteams in nature into practical, measurable guides. NASA listens to him. So should you." LEON BENJAMIN, Author of Winning by Sharing and co-designer ecademy.com
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