• Building on Fill: Geotechnical Aspects book cover

    Building on Fill

    Geotechnical Aspects, 3rd Edition

    By Ken Watts, Andrew Charles

    A high proportion of commercial, industrial and housing developments are now built on fills, that is ground that has been deposited by human activity rather than natural geological processes, and the political and commercial impetus to build on ‘brownfield’ land continues to grow. An adequate…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sealants in Construction book cover

    Sealants in Construction

    2nd Edition

    By Jerome Klosowski, Andreas T. Wolf

    Revised Bestseller Offers Broad-Based Knowledge to a Wide Range of Technical Professionals The definitive guide to sealing operations in construction, this latest edition of Sealants in Construction focuses on the most current technology, methods, applications, and standards relevant to sealant…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    CRC Press

  • The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings book cover

    The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

    A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • Value Management in Construction and Real Estate: Methodology and Applications book cover

    Value Management in Construction and Real Estate

    Methodology and Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, Ann T. W. Yu

    This cutting edge study explores alternative methods and tools to obtain value for money while maintaining quality in construction projects, especially large and complex ones. Extensive references throughout will help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the methodology,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects book cover

    Being an Effective Construction Client

    Working on Commercial and Public Projects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Ullathorne

    Being a client on a construction project can be incredibly complex and demanding but ultimately rewarding once your ambitions are fulfilled. This comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ will help you to achieve that magic combination of quality and efficiency, guiding you through the entire project lifecycle…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    RIBA Publishing

  • Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S. National Study book cover

    Building Better Arts Facilities

    Lessons from a U.S. National Study, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Woronkowicz, D. Carroll Joynes, Norman Bradburn

    At the turn of the 21st century, a significant boom in the construction of cultural buildings took saw the creation of hundreds of performing arts centers, theaters, and museums. After these buildings were completed, however, many of these cultural organizations struggled to survive, or,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries

  • Recovery from Disaster book cover

    Recovery from Disaster

    1st Edition

    By Ian Davis, David Alexander

    Disasters can dominate newspaper headlines and fill our TV screens with relief appeals, but the complex long-term challenge of recovery—providing shelter, rebuilding safe dwellings, restoring livelihoods and shattered lives—generally fails to attract the attention of the public and most agencies.…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Foundations and Analysis book cover

    Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Foundations and Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Michael Humphreys, Fergus Nicol, Susan Roaf

    There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07
    Routledge

  • Elevator Traffic Handbook: Theory and Practice book cover

    Elevator Traffic Handbook

    Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Gina Barney, Lutfi Al-Sharif

    This second edition of this well-respected book covers all aspects of the traffic design and control of vertical transportation systems in buildings, making it an essential reference for vertical transportation engineers, other members of the design team, and researchers. The book introduces the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07
    Routledge

  • Social Enterprise in the Construction Industry: Building Better Communities book cover

    Social Enterprise in the Construction Industry

    Building Better Communities, 1st Edition

    By Martin Loosemore, Dave Higgon

    Through the emerging lens of social enterprise, this book examines how the global construction industry can engage more effectively with the communities in which it builds, addressing disadvantage and environmental degradation to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Combining insights…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • Specifications for Building Conservation: Volume 1: External Structure book cover

    Specifications for Building Conservation

    Volume 1: External Structure, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rory Cullen, Rick Meier

    In Specifications for Building Conservation, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building accounts for approximately a quarter of all buildings in the UK, the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Lighting and Health book cover

    Lighting and Health

    1st Edition

    By Cosmin Ticleanu, Stephanie King, Gareth Howlett, Feride Sener, Marielle Aarts, Juliette van Duinhoven

    Lighting can affect the health of people in buildings. This goes beyond the safety aspects of providing enough illumination to see by; lighting affects mood and human circadian rhythms, while poor lighting can, in principle, cause glare, headaches, eyestrain, skin conditions and various types of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13
    IHS BRE Press

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