Description : Applied Acrobat for Engineers is the first and only book to be written specifically to give engineers the skills that they need to use pdfs and Adobe Acrobat in engineering applications. Teaches the use of PDF in communication and archiving of complex documents with a specific slant towards various engineering disciplines and the related areas of architecture and construction management Better document control reduces project review and approval times Uses the progressive treatment of a sample project, throughout the book, to explain and illustrate the application of Acrobat techniques Encourages easier interaction with clients and regulatory agencies by employing a completely searchable document format which is available to all
Description : Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (www.ecppm.org) has been providing a review of research, development and industrial implementation of product and process model technology in construction. The 7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2008) provided a unique discussion platform for topics of key importance for the AEC/FM industry, with a focus on two main themes: - Structuring of product and process information for enhanced collaborative teamwork and information sharing in this fragmented industry, and - Advanced Computing, Information and Communication Technology addressing the resolution of challenges for the AEC/FM industry in the upcoming years. Leading experts delivered up-to-date, comprehensive presentations on the broad achievements in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of product and process data technology. This book covers a large spectrum of topics, including process optimisation, extended products and future services for homes and buildings infrastructures, decision support systems for universal design of buildings, ICT-based applications for energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, the ageing population, assistive technologies for the built environment, policy, legal framework, and rules and regulations, and will be of interest to scientists and professionals working in these areas.
Description : Explains how to use the electronic publishing and multimedia tool, discussing how to create, enhance, edit, and share PDF files.
Description : Biannually since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry has provided a review of research, given valuable future work outlooks, and provided a communication platform for future co-operative research and development at both European and global levels. This volume, of special interest to researchers, developers and end-users in product and process modelling and construction informatics, contains the proceedings of the 5th ECPPM conference, held in September 2004. It provides a comprehensive overview of European research, as well as an insight in US, Canadian and Australian research. It also highlights perspectives of ambient intelligence and recent industry developments, and in addition, presents the latest developments in e-work and e-business, virtual enterprising, and collaborative work, as well as related best-practice industry examples.
Description : Expert tips for the last piece in the paperless puzzle The Bluebeam Guidebook offers comprehensive coverage of the industry’s leading PDF tool to help AEC professionals adopt a more efficient digital workflow. With desktop, mobile, and server-based products, Bluebeam makes collaboration and document coordination seamless, and provides a perfect complement to BIM software. This book shows you how to push the boundaries and discover the software’s true capabilities. Written expressly for working AEC professionals, this book offers tips, tricks, and ideas that cater to industry-specific needs. Expert instruction and step-by-step guidance helps you get started quickly, and case studies feature users from firms such as Kiewit, Populus, Sundt Construction, and more to show you how Bluebeam is quickly becoming a critical component of design and construction. Master the industry’s leading PDF software and alternative to Adobe Acrobat Create, edit, and markup documents in a way that suits the architecture and engineering workflow Learn how major AEC firms have transitioned seamlessly to digital workflows Integrate Bluebeam into estimating, quality control, field applications, and more The days of file boxes and paper reams are quickly coming to a close. The transition to paperless has been a boon for the AEC industry, in which collaboration and document sharing is central to getting the job done. BIM has revolutionized the design process, and Bluebeam offers that same level of functional innovation for the document side of every project. For AEC professionals seeking a better way to get things done, The Bluebeam Guidebook is your ultimate guide to everything Bluebeam can do for you.
Description : In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize'winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition ONE OF THE MOST successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy's vividly described inner life'from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.