• Advances in Passive Cooling book cover

    Advances in Passive Cooling

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mat Santamouris

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • The Economics of Fire Protection book cover

    The Economics of Fire Protection

    1st Edition

    By Ganapathy Ramachandran

    This important new book, the first of its kind in the fire safety field, discusses the economic problems faced by decision-makers in the areas of fire safety and fire precautions. The author considers the theoretical aspects of cost-benefit analysis and other relevant economic problems with…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence: Principles, Practices and Case Studies book cover

    Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence

    Principles, Practices and Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Albert P Chan, Daniel W Chan, John F Yeung

    Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • The Indoor Environment Handbook: How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable book cover

    The Indoor Environment Handbook

    How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable, 1st Edition

    By Philomena Bluyssen

    Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. Ensuring that buildings are healthy and comfortable for their occupants is a primary concern of all architects and building engineers. This highly practical handbook will help make that process more efficient and effective. It begins…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Procurement in the Construction Industry: The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes book cover

    Procurement in the Construction Industry

    The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes, 1st Edition

    By William Hughes, Patricia M. Hillebrandt, David Greenwood, Wisdom Kwawu

    Do recent moves in the construction industry towards collaborative working and other new procurement procedures really make good business sense? Procurement in the Construction Industry is the result of research into this question and it includes the first rigorous categorizing of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Building Ventilation: The State of the Art book cover

    Building Ventilation

    The State of the Art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Peter Wouters

    Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), this authoritative work provides organized,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings book cover

    Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings

    1st Edition

    By Masahiko Higashino, Shin Okamoto

    This state of the art report from an international task group (TG44) of CIB, the International Council of Building Research Organizations, presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    CIB

  • Radon: Guidance on Protective Measures for New Buildings (2015 Edition) book cover

    Radon

    Guidance on Protective Measures for New Buildings (2015 Edition), 5th Edition

    By Chris Scivyer

    This report gives guidance for reducing the concentration of radon in new buildings, extensions, conversions, and refurbishment, to reduce the risk to occupants of exposure to radon. It provides practical details on methods of protecting new buildings, extensions, conversions and refurbishment,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    IHS BRE Press

  • Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair book cover

    Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Reddin

    Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair provides housing officers, surveyors, landlords, tenants, lawyers and environmental health inspectors with the essential information they need to record, diagnose and remedy disrepair. Pat Reddin presents technical information methodically, including useful…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge

  • Getting to Grips with BIM: A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms book cover

    Getting to Grips with BIM

    A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms, 1st Edition

    By James Harty, Tahar Kouider, 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 industry supply chain firms are uncertain about what Level 2 BIM involves and are unsure…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge

  • Industries of Architecture book cover

    Industries of Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech

    At a time when the technologies and techniques of producing the built environment are undergoing significant change, this book makes central architecture’s relationship to industry. Contributors turn to historical and theoretical questions, as well as to key contemporary developments, taking a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • The BIM Management Handbook book cover

    The BIM Management Handbook

    1st Edition

    By David Shepherd

    An authoritative and practical road map for those implementing and managing BIM workflows. With the 2016 deadline for BIM level 2 fast approaching and the growing realisation of the huge benefits BIM brings these skills are becoming industry essentials. Concentrating on the how rather than the why…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    RIBA Publishing

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