By M. Anson, J.M. Ko, E.S.S. Lam
This set of complaints relies at the overseas convention on Advances in development know-how in Hong Kong on 4-6 December 2002. the 2 volumes of lawsuits comprise nine invited keynote papers, seventy two papers brought via eleven groups , and 133 contributed papers from over 20 nations world wide. The papers hide a large spectrum of themes around the 3 expertise sub-themes of constructions and development, setting, and knowledge know-how. the diversity inside of those different types spans a width of subject matters, and those complaints offer readers with an exceptional basic evaluation of contemporary advances in construction examine.
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