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Managing the Building Design Process

Managing the Building Design Process

Gavin Tunstall Managing the Building Design Process explains the designer's role in the creation of new buildings from the development of the plan through to completion. One key case study… Read more »

Subnatures : Architecture's Other Environments

Subnatures : Architecture's Other Environments

David Gissen We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as inimical to architecture. Much of today's discussion about… Read more »

Solar House : A Guide for the Solar Designer

Solar House : A Guide for the Solar Designer

Terry Galloway Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to… Read more »

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

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Design Quality in New Housing

Design Quality in New Housing

75povn2hpkcns62gkoc134q09cc –> var ue_hoe = +new Date(); This book addresses the need for an in-depth study into design quality in new housing. The wider implications of policy and design are… Read more »

Green Building Handbook: Volume 1 : A Guide to Building Products and Their Impact on the Environment

Green Building Handbook: Volume 1 : A Guide to Building Products and Their Impact on the Environment

Tom Woolley Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build… Read more »

Green Building  :  Guidebook for Sustainable Architecture

Green Building : Guidebook for Sustainable Architecture

Michael Bauer; Peter Mosle; Michael Schwarz>An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the… Read more »

Manhattan Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscrapers

Eric Peter Nash New York City is a lot of things, but most of all it's a city of skyscrapers. From the cake-icing Gothic detailing of the Woolworth Building to… Read more »

Transportable Environments 3

Transportable Environments 3

Robert Kronenburg The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The… Read more »

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

Simon Unwin Clear and accessible, Analysing Architecture opens a fresh way to understanding architecture. It offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and… Read more »

The Organization and Architecture of Innovation : Managing the Flow of Technology

The Organization and Architecture of Innovation : Managing the Flow of Technology

Thomas J. Allen Building on his pioneering work on the management of technology and innovation in his first book, Managing the Flow of Technology, Thomas J. Allen of MIT has… Read more »

Building Surveys

Building Surveys

Peter Glover Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial… Read more »

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings : A Practical Guide to the Science and Technology of Material Failure

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings : A Practical Guide to the Science and Technology of Material Failure

Barry A. Richardson A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition,… Read more »

Asia Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

Asia Home : Inspirational Design Ideas

Michael Freeman Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs and thoughtful commentary, this interior design book will add a distinctly Asian flare to your collection. The global exchange of design and taste… Read more »

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Green Building with Concrete : Sustainable Design and Construction

Gajanan M. Sabnis Illustrates the Global Relevance of Sustainability Applicable to roads, bridges, and other elements of the infrastructure, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition provides… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Architecture

The Fundamentals of Architecture

The Fundamentals of Architecture, 2nd Edition is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. It is intended to unravel the complexity of architecture to explain its process and… Read more »

The Great Structures in Architecture : Antiquity to Baroque

The Great Structures in Architecture : Antiquity to Baroque

F.P. Escrig Starting in antiquity and finishing in the Baroque, this book provides a complete analysis of significant works of architecture from a structural viewpoint. A distinguished architect and academic,… Read more »

Good Design in China

Good Design in China

Clifford A Pearson The book is an attempt to introduce Chinese gardens in various cities from unique professional perspectives, demonstrating the exquisiteness of traditional gardens in an effort to present… Read more »

Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

Drew Plunkett Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors… Read more »

Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction

Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction

Barry S. Onouye Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction, Fourth Edition, offers students an accessible, visually oriented introduction to structural theory that doesn't rely on calculus…. Read more »

Construction Ecology : Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings

Construction Ecology : Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings

Charles J. Kibert Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systematising the various ideas which come under the banner of sustainable construction and provides a model for the design, operation… Read more »

Principles of Building Commissioning : Principles and Practices

Principles of Building Commissioning : Principles and Practices

Walter T. Grondzik Commissioning is coming of age. Savvy building owners have adopted commissioning as an effective way to improve the facility acquisition process. Green building initiatives have embraced commissioning… Read more »

The Design Quality Manual  :  Improving Building Performance

The Design Quality Manual : Improving Building Performance

Martin Cook>Everyone involved in a building project wants to achieve a better building but design quality means different things to clients, users, architects, cost consultants and contractors. Negotiating design priorities… Read more »

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

James Ambrose Major revision of this classic reference is reorganized and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures. Since 1938, Simplified Engineering for Architect and Builders… Read more »

Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing

Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing

David Kent Ballast Significantly updated with revisions to nearly all 200-plus details, this second edition of Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing provides architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and other building… Read more »

Green Building Materials : A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

Green Building Materials : A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

Ross Spiegel The ultimate user's manual to green building materials To properly select and specify green building materials, successful architects need authoritative, real-world advice on how to select and use… Read more »

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Robert W. Fitzgerald 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 industry… Read more »

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems : Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, and More

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems : Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, and More

Linda Reeder Rating systems verifying and quantifying sustainable design were once an unrecoverable, unnecessary cost. Now, rating systems are a marketing tool to lower operating costs. Guide to Rating Green… Read more »

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Stephen A. Kliment The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the… 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 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 technology… Read more »

Building Structures

Building Structures

James Ambrose This new edition continues its legacy as the reference of choice for architects studying contemporary issues and design practices for building structures by taking a conceptual approach that… Read more »

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Lawrence C. Bank 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 and… Read more »

Live-Work Planning and Design : Zero-Commute Housing

Live-Work Planning and Design : Zero-Commute Housing

Thomas Dolan Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work… Read more »

Sustainable Renovation : Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope

Sustainable Renovation : Strategies for Commercial Building Systems and Envelope

Lisa Gelfand The complete resource on performing sustainable renovations for both Historic and modern existing buildings This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how the sustainable renovation of existing buildings presents… Read more »

Delivering Sustainable Buildings : An Industry Insider's View

Delivering Sustainable Buildings : An Industry Insider's View

Mike Malina The UK government has committed to reducing the nation s carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almost half of the UK s generated energy and… Read more »

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

Jean-christophe Hadorn The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems…. Read more »

Sustainable Building Adaptation : Innovations in Decision-making

Sustainable Building Adaptation : Innovations in Decision-making

Sara J. Wilkinson How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building… Read more »

Complete Book of Framing : An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction

Complete Book of Framing : An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction

Scot Simpson The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an… Read more »

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Bradford Perkins Building Type Basics for Senior Living is the definitive guide to the architectural and interior design of senior living homes, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. This… Read more »

Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities

Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities

Richard L. Kobus Essential information for the design of healthcare facilities Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to… Read more »