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New and Published Books

  1. Construction Contracts

    Questions and Answers, 3rd Edition

    By David Chappell

    Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of two previous editions, David Chappell returns to provide answers to 225 FAQs from his experience as Specialist Advisor to the RIBA....

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Solid Wood

    Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

    By Joseph Mayo

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types,...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Metric Handbook

    Planning and Design Data, 5th Edition

    Edited by Pamela Buxton

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. University Planning and Architecture

    The search for perfection, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor

    The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free...

    Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. BIG little house

    Small Houses Designed by Architects

    By Donna Kacmar

    What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent

    Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

    By Rumiko Handa

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Small Projects Handbook

    By Nigel Ostime

    This hands-on, no-nonsense guide to running smaller projects up to £1m in value will become your 'bible' in day-to-day practice. Smaller practices often find it hard to turn a profit as they spend too much time and money, especially on the design stages, trying to compete and are unsure as to what...

    Published January 14th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  8. Contract Administration

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    By Ian Davies

    The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Design Management is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case the role of the Contract Administrator -...

    Published January 14th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  9. The Environmental Design Pocketbook

    2nd Edition

    By Sofie Pelsmakers

    The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key...

    Published January 7th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  10. Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

    By Michael Phiri

    The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping healthcare clients and their designers with the practical means to exploit the potential...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge