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Yearly Archives: 2016

Ecosystem Services Come to Town : Greening Cities by Working with Nature

Ecosystem Services Come to Town : Greening Cities by Working with Nature

Gary Grant Description The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil… Read more »

[FREE] Drawing : The Motive Force of Architecture

[FREE] Drawing : The Motive Force of Architecture

Sir Peter Cook Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic. It exudes… Read more »

Distributed Intelligence In Design

Distributed Intelligence In Design

Tuba Kocaturk Description The book contains the papers developed from the presentations at the Distributed Intelligence in Design Symposium, held in Salford in May 2009. In this context, Distributed Intelligence… Read more »

The Design Manager’s Handbook

The Design Manager’s Handbook

John Eynon; CIOB Design management as a recognised role in the built environment industry is relatively new, initially arising from the need for better co-ordination and delivery of design information… Read more »

Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers

Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers

David Chappell Description This book provides over 160 model letters, with commentary for use with all the main JCT 2005 building contracts. It concentrates on problems which can arise during… Read more »

Design Engineering Refocused

Design Engineering Refocused

Hanif Kara; Daniel Bosia The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines – strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary… Read more »

European Building Construction Illustrated

European Building Construction Illustrated

Francis D. K. Ching Description The first European edition of Francis DK Ching s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication… Read more »

Facilities Change Management

Facilities Change Management

Edward Finch Description Modern organisations are subject to continual change – technologies evolve, organisational structures are modified, people and underlying cultures are transformed. Yet the facilities that organisations occupy are… Read more »

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

Daniel W. Halpin Description Financial management is an aspect of every construction project. Here is an easy-to-understand guide to financial concepts specific to the construction industry for both students and… Read more »

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Robert W. Fitzgerald Description Around the world, prescriptive building codes and fire safety standards are increasingly being replaced or supplemented by performance-based standards. This book discusses the implications in the… Read more »

[FREE] Architectures : Modernism and After

[FREE] Architectures : Modernism and After

By Andrew Ballantyne Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment.  Brings together international art… Read more »

BIM Handbook : A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

BIM Handbook : A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

Chuck Eastman Description Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital… Read more »

Building Information Modeling : BIM in Current and Future Practice

Building Information Modeling : BIM in Current and Future Practice

Karen Kensek Description The bright future and exciting possibilities of BIM Many architects and engineers regard BIM as a disruptive force, changing the way building professionals design, build, and ultimately… Read more »

Building Information Modeling : A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers

Building Information Modeling : A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers

Dana K. Smith Description The optimal approach to design, build, operate, and maintain buildings With this strategic guide to building information modeling (BIM), you'll learn how to implement this new… Read more »

Building on Knowledge : Developing Expertise, Creativity and Intellectual Capital in the Construction Professions

Building on Knowledge : Developing Expertise, Creativity and Intellectual Capital in the Construction Professions

David Bartholomew Description This guide shows design practices and other construction professionals how to manage knowledge successfully. It explains how to develop and implement a knowledge management strategy, and how… Read more »

Care and Design : Bodies, Buildings, Cities

Care and Design : Bodies, Buildings, Cities

Charlotte Bates Description Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities connects the study of design with care, and explores how concepts of care may have relevance for the ways in which… Read more »

Building Science : Concepts and Application

Building Science : Concepts and Application

Jens Pohl Description With the improved efficiency of heating, cooling and lighting in buildings crucial to the low carbon targets of all current governments, Building Science: Concepts and Applications provides… Read more »

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Lawrence C. Bank Description The first textbook on the design of FRP for structural engineering applications Composites for Construction is a one-of-a-kind guide to understanding fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) and designing… Read more »

Enclaves of America : The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

Enclaves of America : The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

Ron Theodore Robin Description Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global… Read more »

Tony Fretton Architects : Buildings and Their Territories

Tony Fretton Architects : Buildings and Their Territories

Tony Fretton Description This is a comprehensive overview on the work of a renowned London architect: Tony Fretton. With his designs for the Camden Arts Centre, the Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in… Read more »

The Access Manual : Designing, Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

The Access Manual : Designing, Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

Ann Sawyer Description This manual covers the design, improvement, maintenance and management of accessible environments. It shows you how to provide and run buildings, services, and employment facilities to enable… Read more »

[FREE] The Access Manual : Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

[FREE] The Access Manual : Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

By Ann Sawyer The Access Manual was first published in November 2003 and has been used by architects and facilities managers needing to meet the requirements of new legislation in… Read more »

[FREE] Practical Poetics in Architecture

[FREE] Practical Poetics in Architecture

By Leon Van Schaik Integrate poetics into real-world spaces by bringing theory down to earth Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design… Read more »

Applying the Building Code : Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

Applying the Building Code : Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

Ronald L. Geren Description No other resource not even the building code presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage The International Building Code… Read more »

The Architect's Brain : Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

The Architect's Brain : Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

Harry Francis Mallgrave Description The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study… Read more »

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

Elmer E. Botsai Description Current with the latest International Building Code, this guide for architects and builders covers the principles and approaches to water infiltration prevention for a variety of… Read more »

Architectural Technology : Research and Practice

Architectural Technology : Research and Practice

Stephen Emmitt Description it gives me great pleasure to support the first ever publication to specifically address the area of research, and in particular its relationship with practice, in the… Read more »

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

David Watkin Description One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. Though a highpoint on the… Read more »

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

William S. Saunders Description Kongjian Yu and his office Turenscape are beyond doubt the foremost landscape architecture practice in China today.Kongjian Yu is known for his ecological stance, often against… Read more »

[FREE] Early European Castles : Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800-1200

[FREE] Early European Castles : Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800-1200

By Oliver Creighton Medieval castles were, alongside the great cathedrals, the most recognisable buildings of the medieval world. Closely associated with concepts of justice, lordship and authority as well as… Read more »

[FREE] Graphic Design in Urban Environments

[FREE] Graphic Design in Urban Environments

By Robert Harland Graphic Design in Urban Environments introduces the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. These elements, smaller… Read more »

Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Author Marla O Collum Description In "Detroit's Historic Places of Worship," authors Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch profile 37 architecturally and historically significant houses of worship… Read more »

Public Space in Urban Asia

Public Space in Urban Asia

William S. W. Lim Description Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed… Read more »

[FREE] Scale: Support I Materialise : Columns, Walls, Floors

[FREE] Scale: Support I Materialise : Columns, Walls, Floors

By Dirk Bayer Columns, walls and floors make up the skeleton of nearly every building. Thisthird volume in the series SCALE, Support- Materialise, takes an in-depth look at these load-bearing… Read more »

Shape : Is Global Design Generic?

Shape : Is Global Design Generic?

Limit Architects Description Architektur wird globaler und austauschbarer. SHAPE zeigt in überraschenden Collagen, dass Architektur weder maßstabs- noch ortsabhängig ist. Ikonen des Konsums werden aus ihrem Kontext gelöst und in… Read more »

Dissolution of Place : Architecture, Identity, and the Body

Dissolution of Place : Architecture, Identity, and the Body

Shelton Waldrep Description Postmodern architecture – with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch – has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst… Read more »

The English Country House Explained

The English Country House Explained

MR Trevor Yorke Description England's country houses have never been more popular with visitors. Most are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques, and they have vast landscaped gardens, often… Read more »

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany Description Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The critical challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a… Read more »

[FREE] The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings

[FREE] The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings

By Richard S. Taylor Comprehensive and practical, this book will provide a complete guide to painting buildings in watercolour. It contains over 120 fully annotated working sketches, step-by-step demonstrations and… Read more »

[FREE] Urban Drainage

[FREE] Urban Drainage

By David Butler Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes:  Sewer flooding *… Read more »