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#1 Kelly

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 04:04 PM

A few books of interest:
My top 3 - Spanning the Gate, Structures: Or Why things don't fall down, The Art of Construction. All books have pictures and very little math, all easy to read.

Spanning The Gate – ISBN 0-916290-06-9
Golden Gate bridge construction.

Millwrights and Mechanics Guide by Audel – ISBN 0-672-23201-4
Construction and maintenance problem solving, should be required reading for all lift mechanics.

Bridging - ISBN 0-9641963-0-1
Picture book of all the classics.

Structures: Or why things don't fall down – ISBN 0-306-80151-5
Fruit Bat skin to ships splitting in half.

To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
ISBN 0-312-80680-9
Paper clips to bridges.

Structures: The Way Things are Built – ISBN 0-02-000510-5
Dams. Dikes,and Decks.

Engineers of Dreams – ISBN 0-679-76021-0
Bridge builders.

The Art of Construction – ISBN 1-55652-080-8
Good beginning book on engineering.

Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture
ISBN 0-393-30676-3
History of why great architecture stands up.

Why Buildings Fall Down – ISBN 0-393-03356-2
How structures fail. Kemper Arena to KC Hyatt.

Design and Construction Failures - ISBN 0-07-033565-6
Forensic Investigations.

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders: Parker/Ambrose series
ISBN0-471-58703-6
Structural Mechanics with math and forces,many practical applications.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 04:34 PM

Thanks Ryan, I think I will order 'Millwrights and Mechanics Guide by Audel' and hope to order a few others. :)
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#3 Dr Frankenstein

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:04 PM

A thing that begins by "conceptual inputs", I don't know the exact title.
A book about the lifts. Some accidents are reported in chapter 4 :).

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:16 PM

i'd like to order that book so I can read some chairlift accident... I know I would read the Quicksilver accident at Whistler+ the Teller lift at Keystone
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:37 PM

What book is that you two are talking about?
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:49 PM

The title is on the tip of my tongue... I know I've heard of it somewhere, either here or in the Vancouver area. It might have been in the UBC library- a wonderful place.
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 08:36 PM

they are talking about the book that Dopp put out. Something Inputs. Cameron you know which book it is.
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 09:18 PM

Ask me, I have the book. It was a present from an engineer at Doppelmayr Austria. :)
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:53 AM

What is it called bill?
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#10 Dr Frankenstein

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 08:35 AM

Until last month, an Internet version was disponible freely on the Doppelmayr website, but they removed it. :angry:

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:16 AM

"Conceptual Inputs" its written by Artur Doppelmayr as his thesis statement for his doctrate, I believe.
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#12 mbernstein

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 03:26 PM

Do you know where I can buy "Conceptual Inputs" by Doppelmayr?

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 04:43 PM

Contact Doppelmayr Austria, they are the ones who used to distribute the book, but you all are right, it no longer exists on the Doppelmayr Austria website.
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#14 mbernstein

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 04:52 PM

I just contacted Doppelmayr and I am wating for a reply from them about getting a copy of the book. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:30 AM

if u live in the usa u can request a copy of the book from a college in Vermort.
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#16 mbernstein

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:53 PM

what college in vermont?

#17 Kicking Horse

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 01:15 PM

umm lydon i think it starts with a L. u can check it out for like three weeks. @ a time
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#18 mbernstein

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:38 PM

i just checked out lyndon's website, they do have the book
do you know if i could buy the book from their library?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:45 PM

Probably not, since that's their only book. You should contact Doppelmayr CTEC and see if they have it.

info@doppelmayrctec.com
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:00 PM

no u can't buy it. But u can go to your local library and request them to get it for u. (USA)
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