This book will help researchers and engineers in the design of ethical systems for robots, addressing the philosophical questions that arise and exploring modern applications such as assistive robots and self-driving cars. The contributing authors are among the leading academic and industrial researchers on this topic and the book will be of value to researchers, graduate students and practitioners engaged with robot design, artificial intelligence and ethics.
Author: Friedbert Kind-Barkauskas
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2013-01-07
The Construction Manuals from Edition Detail are among the most important reference works in the specialist literature. The latest volume shows the potential of the material concrete and documents comprehensively the technical principles of using concrete in construction. Chapters cover the history of the material, the properties of concrete, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete, the treatment of its surface. Also covered are the basic principles of statics for large and small structures, and the building requirements with respect to heat, damp, sound-proofing and fire protection according to the most recent norms and standards. Finally a large number of built examples are presented from illustrations of the complete structure down to detailed plans, showing the broad spectrum of applications for concrete in contemporary building. All plans have been specially produced by the editorial department Detail for this book and for ease of comparison, they have been drawn to the same scale.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2017-05-25
TRBâ€™s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 838: Guidelines for Optimizing the Risk and Cost of Materials QA Programs proposes guidelines for optimizing the risk and cost of materials quality assurance (QA) programs. It develops a methodology for establishing a materials QA program that optimizes risk and cost by providing appropriate types, levels, and frequencies of agency testing and inspection for transportation projects across their full range of type, size, complexity, and project-delivery method.
Author: Eberhard Schunck
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2013-01-21
the Roof Construction Manual is a comprehensive reference work on the construction of pitched roofs, containing over 1800 plans and 220 photographs. Thirteen fundamental roof types and the relevant materials including thatch, wood, slate, tile, concrete, fibrous cement, bitumen, glass, metal, membranes, and synthetic materials are documented in detail. Essential topics such as ventilation, vapour and wind seals, insulation and drainage, renovation and energy conservation are examined. As with all the Construction Manuals, some 38 built examples illustrate the theoretical details, paying particular attention to important features such as the ridge, hip, eaves, roof valley, verge, and penetration. A compact presentation of the load-bearing physics and structures as well as current norms and standards make this volume an indispensable standard work for all architects and engineers.
Author: David R. Pierce, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
First published in 1988 by RS Means, the new edition of Project Scheduling and Management for Construction has been substantially revised for students enrolled in construction management and civil engineering programs. While retaining its emphasis on developing practical, professional-level scheduling skills, the new edition is a relatable, real-world case study that can be used over the course of a semester. The book also includes classroom elements like exercises, quizzes, skill-building exercises, as well as an instructor's manual including two additional new cases.
Author: Judith A. Stein
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2012-11-27
To provide effective service in helping clients understand how they are going to be affected by health care reform and how to obtain coverage, pursue an appeal, or plan for long-term care or retirement, you need the latest Medicare guidelines from a source you can trust - the 2013 Edition of Medicare Handbook . Prepared by experts from the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., Medicare Handbook covers the issues you need to provide effective planning advice or advocacy services, including: Medicare eligibility and enrollment Medicare-covered services, deductibles, and co-payments Co-insurance, premiums, and penalties Federal coordinated care issues Grievance and appeals procedures Face-to-face encounter requirements for home health and hospice care Medicare Handbook also provides you with coverage rules for: Obtaining Medicare-covered services Prescription drug benefit and the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) The Medicare Advantage Program Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Preventive services Appealing coverage denials and an understanding of: The Medicare Secondary Payer Program (MSP) The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Acquisition Program Income-related premiums for Parts B and D The 2013 Edition has been updated to include information and strategies necessary to incorporate ACA provisions on behalf of people in need of health care. In addition, the 2013 Medicare Handbook will also help advocates contest limited coverage under private Medicare Part C plans (Medicare Advantage) and understand initiatives to reduce overpayments to Medicare Advantage. Other Medicare developments discussed in the 2013 Medicare Handbook include: Implementation of important provisions of the Affordable Care Act Beneficiary rights, when moving from one care setting to another Developments in the Medicare Home Health and Hospice Benefits Additional information regarding preventive benefits Continued changes in Medicare coverage for durable medical equipment
Microsoft Project 2016 Real World Scheduling is called "real world" because the author wrote it drawing upon his 30+ years of experience consulting with contractors to help them meet their construction scheduling software needs. He knows how contractors use scheduling software, what's important to them - and what is not! This manual has been tested and retested in both the classroom and the company training room. It will guide you thru some of the quirks of MS Project 2016 as well as teach you how use the software the way contractors use it. Other software manuals are often hundreds of pages long filled with dense text that wastes your time trying to cover every corner and nuance of the software - ultimately leaving readers more confused than before they started. (This manual can easily be used with the MS Project 2013 and 2010 software.) Microsoft Project 2016 Real World Scheduling assumes that the reader has no previous exposure to the software and takes the reader through the process of creating a schedule covering the same features that a contractor would include on their typical schedule. This includes creating and saving the schedule, covering numerous formatting options to customize the look of the schedule, working with calendars including 50% and 100% weather calendars, then activity coding the schedule to organize the tasks using both Custom Task Groups and Summary Tasks. Different views of the schedule are explored and from there the schedule is resource loaded and cost loaded, including a real world analysis of an over-allocation of resources. The schedule is then Baselined and updated covering all possible update scenarios that may actually occur.With this manual and a few hours of your time, you will be ready to effectively use MS Project 2016 on a real project.
Author: McGraw-Hill Editors
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Business & Economics
Up-to-date, authoritative job information from the most trusted source—the U.S. Department of Labor Does your resume tell employers what they really need to know? Which fields are showing the most growth opportunity? What is a realistic salary for the job you want? Whether you’ve recently earned a degree, decided to change careers, or reentered the workforce after an extended absence, is the guide you need to make the right decisions—the first time around. “The Job-Seekers Guide” provides expert advice on: Choosing a career path Building career-management skills Researching careers in the information age Writing effective cover letters and polished resumes “The Occupational Outlook Handbook” offers the latest statistics on: Working conditions Employment trends and outlooks Training, qualifications, and advancement Salary ranges