Building & Construction: Construction Materials

  • Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better book cover

    Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better

    By Sandeeka Vamudi Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa

    "Building Back Better" (BBB) has been a popular slogan in disaster recovery efforts around the world including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2009 Samoan Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. BBB has recently been identified as one of four priorities of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Building from Tradition: Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture book cover

    Building from Tradition

    Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture

    By Elizabeth M. Golden

    Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social, and economic needs of individuals…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Building Systems in Interior Design book cover

    Building Systems in Interior Design

    By Sam Hurt

    Building Systems in Interior Design takes an entirely new approach to teaching this essential topic for Architects, Designers and Building Engineers. Written to prepare students for the real world and packed with practical examples, the book will foster an understanding of specific issues that are…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27
    Routledge

  • Arup’s Tall Buildings in Asia: Stories Behind the Storeys book cover

    Arup’s Tall Buildings in Asia

    Stories Behind the Storeys

    Edited by Goman Wai-Ming Ho

    Through a series of detailed case studies from East Asia, Arup, one of the global leaders in tall building design, presents the latest developments in the field to inspire more innovative and sustainable ideas in tall building design and engineering. This book exhibits the key design aspects of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-25
    Routledge

  • Modern Residential Construction Practices book cover

    Modern Residential Construction Practices

    By David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen

    Modern Residential Construction Practices provides easy-to-read, comprehensive and highly illustrated coverage of residential building construction practices that conform to industry standards in the United States and Canada. Each chapter provides complete descriptions, real-world practices,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • Vernacular and Earthen Architecture: Conservation and Sustainability: Proceedings of SosTierra 2017 (Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017) book cover

    Vernacular and Earthen Architecture: Conservation and Sustainability

    Proceedings of SosTierra 2017 (Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017)

    Edited by Camilla Mileto, Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares, Lidia García-Soriano, Valentina Cristini

    Vernacular architecture in general and earthen architecture in particular, with their rich variety of forms worldwide, are custodians of the material culture and identity of the peoples who built them. In addition, they are widely recognized as ancestral examples of sustainability in all their…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25
    CRC Press

  • Concrete Solutions book cover

    Concrete Solutions

    Edited by Michael Grantham, Carmelo Majorana, Valentina Salomoni

    Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    CRC Press

  • Building Services Handbook book cover

    Building Services Handbook

    9th Edition

    By Fred Hall, Roger Greeno

    The ninth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation. For this edition, new updates includes: the reappraisal of CO2 emissions targets, updates to sections on ventilation,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02
    Routledge

  • Concrete Fracture: A Multiscale Approach book cover

    Concrete Fracture

    A Multiscale Approach

    By Jan G.M. van Mier

    The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    CRC Press

  • Material Resource Efficiency in Construction: Supporting a circular economy (FB 85) book cover

    Material Resource Efficiency in Construction

    Supporting a circular economy (FB 85)

    By Katherine Adams, Gilli Hobbs

    Paperback – 2017-03-21
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Fabric Formwork Book: Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete book cover

    The Fabric Formwork Book

    Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

    By Mark West

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality: No Breathing Space? book cover

    Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality

    No Breathing Space?

    By Tom Woolley

    The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

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