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The Design Quality and Building Performance : Improving Building Performance

The Design Quality and Building Performance : 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… Read more »

Hotel Architecture

Hotel Architecture

Orange Yan Nowadays, hotels is not just a place to sleep, but provides many other services. Therefore, hotel design, from fa├žade to interior decoration, has become increasingly complex and is… Read more »

The Building Environment : Active and Passive Control Systems

The Building Environment : Active and Passive Control Systems

Vaughn Bradshaw Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to… Read more »

Performance Based Building Design 1 : From Below Grade Construction to Cavity Walls

Performance Based Building Design 1 : From Below Grade Construction to Cavity Walls

Hugo S. L. C. Hens Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970s. With the need to upgrade energy… Read more »

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Walter T. Grondzik; Alison G. KwokThe definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and… Read more »

Transcending Architecture : Contemporary Views on Sacred Space

Transcending Architecture : Contemporary Views on Sacred Space

Julio Bermudez How should we construct sacred spaces, the places where we worship? Transcending Architecture considers the mysterious, profound, and real power of designed environments to address the spiritual dimension… Read more »

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph : Monuments, Memory, and Identity

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph : Monuments, Memory, and Identity

By Maggie L. Popkin This book offers the first critical study of the architecture of the Roman triumph, ancient Rome’s most important victory ritual. Through case studies ranging from the… Read more »

Sustainability, Energy and Architecture : Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings

Sustainability, Energy and Architecture : Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings

Ali Sayigh This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It… Read more »

Solar Power in Building Design (GreenSource) : The Engineer's Complete Project Resource

Solar Power in Building Design (GreenSource) : The Engineer's Complete Project Resource

Peter Gevorkian Design, Implement, and Audit the Most Energy-Efficient, Cost-Effective Solar Power Systems for Any Type of Building! Solar Power in Building Design is a complete guide to designing, implementing,… Read more »

Prefab Architecture : A Guide to Modular Design and Construction

Prefab Architecture : A Guide to Modular Design and Construction

Ryan E. Smith "Prefab Architecture …is beyond theory, and beyond most of what we think we know about pods, containers, mods, and joints. This book is more than 'Prefabrication 101.'… Read more »

Passive Solar Energy in Buildings

Passive Solar Energy in Buildings

P. O'Sullivan First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Download

Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations

Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations

William W. Sannwald There is no question that the design of a library affects the experience of its users. With its no-nonsense checklist format, this completely revised manual literally walks… Read more »

The Architect's Portable Handbook : First Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design

The Architect's Portable Handbook : First Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design

John Guthrie The new edition provides updates for the latest code and cost information, and continues to supply easy-to-follow data including diagrams, charts, tables, checklists, details, and other design data… Read more »

Design of Buildings for Wind : A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard Users and Designers of Special Structures

Design of Buildings for Wind : A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard Users and Designers of Special Structures

Emil Simiu ASCE 7 is the US standard for identifying minimum design loads for buildings and other structures. ASCE 7 covers many load types, of which wind is one. The… Read more »

Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building : Principles and Practice

Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building : Principles and Practice

Marian Keeler " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need… Read more »

Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles

Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles

Linda Wommack The discovery of gold and silver in Colorado's Rocky Mountains minted millionaires by the ton. The rough settlements of miners and ranchers quickly transformed into habitations more suitable… Read more »

Getting to Grips with Bim : A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms

Getting to Grips with Bim : A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms

Graham Paterson With the UK government's 2016 BIM threshold approaching, support for small organisations on interpreting, filtering and applying BIM protocols and standards is urgently required. Many small UK construction… Read more »

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture

Stephen Verderber Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture is the first book to examine the ways that healthcare architecture can provide better assistance in disaster-stricken communities. Aimed at architects and other… Read more »

Sustainable Construction : Green Building Design and Delivery

Sustainable Construction : Green Building Design and Delivery

Charles J Kibert The leading green building reference, updated with the latest advances in the field Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high… Read more »

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the Modern Townscape

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the Modern Townscape

John Pendlebury The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work… Read more »

Constructions  :  An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures

Constructions : An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures

Michael Hensel; Christian Hermansen Cordua>The current trend for constructing experimental structures is now an international phenomenon. It has been taken up worldwide by design professionals, researchers, educators and students alike…. Read more »

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

Mardelle Mccuskey Shepley Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive… Read more »

Design in Modular Construction

Design in Modular Construction

Mark Lawson Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial… Read more »

Schloss Prugg. Von Der (Kastell-)Burg Zum Wohnschloss : Mittelalterliche Kastellburg – Barockes Wohnschloss – Historistische Residenz

Schloss Prugg. Von Der (Kastell-)Burg Zum Wohnschloss : Mittelalterliche Kastellburg – Barockes Wohnschloss – Historistische Residenz

Christa Harlander Die Studie behandelt einerseits die bauliche Entwicklung von Schloss Prugg in Bruck an der Leitha, Niederosterreich, von der Entstehung der Anlage im Mittelalter und ihrem Umbau zum Barockschloss… Read more »

Structural Design for the Stage

Structural Design for the Stage

Alys Holden The follow-up to the 2000 Golden Pen Award-winning Structural Design for the Stage, this second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an… Read more »

The Architecture of Home in Cairo : Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life

The Architecture of Home in Cairo : Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life

Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem The hawari of Cairo – narrow non-straight alleyways – are the basic urban units that have formed the medieval city since its foundation back in 969 AD…. Read more »

The Buildings of Peter Harrison : Cataloguing the Work of the First Global Architect, 1716-1775

The Buildings of Peter Harrison : Cataloguing the Work of the First Global Architect, 1716-1775

John Fitzhugh Millar Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in… Read more »

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings : Designing for Habitability

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings : Designing for Habitability

Kenny C. S. Kwok Tall and super-tall buildings are going up all over the world, notably in east and south Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. Advances in… Read more »

Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

Fergus Nicol The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a… Read more »

Algarve Building : Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

Algarve Building : Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

Dr. Ricardo Agarez Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal's foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of… Read more »

Architecture and Systems Ecology : Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in Three Parts

Architecture and Systems Ecology : Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in Three Parts

William W. Braham Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A… Read more »

Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals

Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals

Sabrina Borgianni Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals illustrates that in addition to their aesthetic function, public spaces in hospitals play a fundamental role concerning people’s satisfaction and experience of health… Read more »

Integrating Care : The Architecture of the Comprehensive Health Centre

Integrating Care : The Architecture of the Comprehensive Health Centre

Justin De Syllas This book provides a timely review of the contemporary interpretation of the 'comprehensive health centre', a building type that was originally advocated by health reformers in the… Read more »