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Welcome to our new online catalog for professionals in the Built Environment.

We are pleased to bring you all our professional titles in one place, covering topics ranging from Architecture to Urban Design and Real Estate to Landscape.

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  1. Graphic Design for Architects

    A Manual for Visual Communication

    By Karen Lewis

    Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Infrastructure Planning and Finance

    A Smart and Sustainable Guide

    By Vicki Elmer, Adam Leigland

    Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Architecture 3.0

    The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook

    By Cliff Moser

    This book provides a definitive guide for the future direction of the practice and profession of architecture. In five parts, Cliff Moser provides you with all the tools and know-how to implement changes that will serve you and your practice in the short, medium and long term. Written at a...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Design Games for Architecture

    Creating Digital Design Tools with Unity

    By Aaron Westre

    Design Games for Architecture teaches you how to create playful software tools based on your architectural design processes, whether or not you are familiar with game design technology. The book combines the fun and engaging aspects of video games to ease the sometimes complex process of learning...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Designing Urban Transformation

    By Aseem Inam

    While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Public Private Partnerships in International Construction

    Learning from case studies

    By Albert P. C. Chan, Esther Cheung

    Over the last ten years public private partnerships have become ever more popular worldwide, expanding the body of experience among construction professionals, government agencies, and industry. In these economically challenging times, PPP has emerged as a crucial framework for providing...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract

    A Practical Handbook

    By Kelvin Hughes

    As use of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Construction Materials Reference Book

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Doran, Bob Cather

    Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. British Gardens

    History, philosophy and design

    By Tom Turner

    Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turner’s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs,...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Landscape Architect's Pocket Book

    2nd Edition

    By Siobhan Vernon, Rachel Tennant, Nicola Garmory

    An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

    3rd Edition

    By Landscape Institute, I.E.M.A.

    Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) can be key to planning decisions by identifying the effects of new developments on views and on the landscape itself. This fully revised edition of the industry standard work on LVIA presents an authoritative statement of the principles of assessment....

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  12. The Construction of Houses

    5th Edition

    By Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Nigel Dann, Roger Heath

    The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Estates Gazette

  13. Parry's Valuation and Investment Tables

    13th Edition

    By Alick Davidson

    First published in 1913, Richard Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables has since become an essential tool for students and professionals in the study and practice of valuation and appraisal. The book provides a comprehensive set of some 30 different valuation and investment tables in one volume....

    Published February 3rd 2013 by Estates Gazette

  14. Development and Planning Law

    4th Edition

    By Barry Denyer-Green, Navjit Ubhi

    The development control and planning law system of the United Kingdom is one of the most comprehensive and detailed in the world. Development control is one of the most significant matters concerning anyone involved in the development of land, and an understanding of the legislation and enforcement...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Estates Gazette

  15. Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

    By Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, Fiona Cousins

    The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge