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Concrete In Australia : September 2014
64 Concrete in Australia Vol 40 No 3 LIBRARY LATEST TITLES When you visit <www.ccaa.com.au> now you will see the newly launched CCAA website, home to the Library where our CCAA publications are listed and free to download. The following items are also newly catalogued and include more recent publications by Sou Fujimoto who visited Australia to speak at our C + A Talks Series in July this year. Please email <Library@ ccaa.com.au> or make a request from the Library area on our website to borrow any of the following or for any assistance with your research needs. Sketchbook SOU FUJIMOTO, LARS MÜLLER PUBLISHERS, BADEN, GERMANY, 2012 Sou Fujimoto, born in 1971 in Hokkaido, Japan, established his architectural practice Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2008, he was World Architecture Festival winner in the Private House category, and was awarded a RIBA International Fellowship in 2012. Recently he completed the new library and museum for the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. The works of Sou Fujimoto resist any form of conventional categorisation. This young Japanese architect stands for unconventional buildings that cannot be described by standard criteria and definitions such as inside/outside or public/private. Clear divisions such as between floor levels and rooms are shattered by his complex ground plans and interlocking structures which – in a reference to the idea of the cave – he describes as “primitive future”. With this approach he creates forms that are committed to a playful interaction between user and space. Primitive Future SOU FUJIMOTO, INAX-SHUPPAN, TOKYO, 2008 Fujimoto adopts a philosophy towards architecture that returns to a primordial, intuitive moment in the process of design, free of constraints and open for possibilities. This volume, the first in a new contemporary architecture series, presents his manifesto for architecture and in so doing showcases the architect’s works and projects to date. Recently realised buildings, such as the T-House and House O are presented alongside designs, sketches and models of unrealised works and competition entries. Infrastructure sustainability rating tool technical manual: Version 1.0 INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA (ISCA), CANBERRA, ACT, 2012 In 2012, ISCA released the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating tool Technical Manual for sale. This manual underpins the IS rating tool which is designed to rate infrastructure projects across 15 categories of sustainability: management systems, land, procurement and purchasing, waste, climate change adaptation, ecology, energy and carbon, community health, wellbeing and safety, water, heritage, materials, stakeholder participation, discharges to air, land and water, and innovation. In addition, consultation with a significant cross section of stakeholders along the entire infrastructure supply chain (including policy, investment, planning, utilities/operators, design, delivery, suppliers and so on) has highlighted that our industry considers the sustainability framework which underpins the IS tool, and the detail in the credits, as a comprehensive guide. This provides a foundation for what infrastructure sustainability is in practical terms, what can be achieved, and how this can be implemented for infrastructure projects and assets. To order a copy of the IS technical manual contact <email@example.com>. To forgive design: understanding failure PETROSKI, H., CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, 2012, 410pp. When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Henry Petroski says we must look beyond design for causes and corrections. Known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, Petroski here takes his analysis a step further, to consider the larger context in which accidents occur. In To forgive design he surveys some of the most infamous failures of our time, from the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse and the toppling of a massive Shanghai apartment building in 2009 to Boston’s prolonged Big Dig and the 2010 Gulf oil spill. These avoidable disasters reveal the interdependency of people and machines within systems whose complex behaviour was undreamt of by their designers, until it was too late. Petroski shows that even the simplest technology is embedded in cultural and socioeconomic constraints, complications and contradictions. Failure to imagine the possibility of failure is the most profound mistake engineers can make. Software developers realised this early on and looked outside their young field, to structural engineering, as they sought a historical perspective to help them identify their own potential mistakes. By explaining the interconnectedness of technology and culture and the dangers that can emerge from complexity, Petroski demonstrates that we would all do well to follow their lead. CCAA Pump Safety Guide CEMENT CONCRETE & AGGREGATES AUSTRALIA, 2014 Concrete pumps are an effective and efficient means for moving and placing concrete. Concrete pumping is a process that is widely used to deliver pre-mixed concrete and is also utilised in the manufacture of pre-cast and tilt-up panels, concrete formwork, slab construction, concrete paving and concrete spraying. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) in the construction, concrete pumping and concrete supply industries must be aware of their responsibilities to provide a safe work environment and to prevent harm to workers. 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