Built Environment Books for Professionals New and Recent Titles

Our key titles for professionals, across the Built Environment disciplines.

Welcome to Our Collection of Books for the Built Environment Professional

You can find just a few of our publishing highlights below, but for a full list of books, simply click on the subject area you are most interested in on the left-hand side of your screen. We have books in  Architecture, Building & Construction, Landscape, Planning & Urban Design, and Property & Real Estate, as well as titles which we distribute published by APA Planners Press*, IHS BRE Press, and RIBA Publishing**.

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Featured Books

  • The Urban Climatic Map

    A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning

    Edited by Edward Ng, Chao Ren

    Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The book brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art…

    Hardback – 2015-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Building Services Handbook

    8th Edition

    By Roger Greeno, Fred Hall

    This eighth 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, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-12 
    Routledge

  • Plastics Now

    On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material

    By Billie Faircloth

    Plastics Now addresses one primary question: why do we build with plastics the way that we do? For decades, plastics have been described over and over again as "the future," yet we still do not know precisely what to do with them. Billie Faircloth argues that this inertia is due to plastics’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-12
    Routledge

  • Market Towns

    Roles, challenges and prospects

    By Neil Powe, Trevor Hart, Tim Shaw

    Original and insightful, this volume, giving in-depth consideration to the key issues affecting the future of market towns, provides readers with a framework for evaluating policy initiatives and progress in market towns. Through a detailed analysis of the characteristics of over 200 towns and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Global City Regions

    Their Emerging Forms

    Edited by Gary Hack, Roger Simmonds

    A unique comparative study based on funded research, of eleven city regions across three continents looking at changes over the last 30 years. Detailed changes in land use are presented here with series of maps prepared especially for the study. The socio-economic and physical forms of city…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge

  • Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook

    SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues

    Edited by Lisa M. Abendroth, Bryan Bell

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge

  • Cities in the Pacific Rim

    Edited by James Berry, Stanley McGreal

    The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

    Designing resilient housing after natural disasters

    By Esther Charlesworth, Iftekhar Ahmed

    Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not simply replacing the destroyed house but, as these case…

    Paperback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge

  • Emotionally Durable Design

    Objects, Experiences and Empathy, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Chapman

    Emotionally Durable Design presents counterpoints to our ‘throwaway society’ by developing powerful design tools, methods and frameworks that build resilience into relationships between people and things. The book takes us beyond the sustainable design field’s established focus on energy and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-27
    Routledge

  • Real Estate Investment

    A Strategic Approach, 3rd Edition

    By Andrew Baum

    Real Estate Investment: A Strategic Approach provides a unique introduction to both the theory and practice of real estate investing, and examines the international real estate investment industry as it reacts to the global financial crisis. Andrew Baum outlines the market and the players who…

    Paperback – 2015-05-19
    Routledge

  • Post-Petroleum Design

    By George Elvin

    Despite the growing demand for design strategies to reduce our petroleum use, no one has yet brought together the lessons of the world’s leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource. Post-Petroleum Design brings them together for the first time. Readers will be introduced to the most…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge

  • The Chinese Real Estate Market

    Development, Regulation and Investment

    By Junjian Albert Cao

    This is the first book to fully present, analyse and interpret the Chinese real estate market. Dr Junjian Albert Cao examines the Chinese real estate market’s growth trajectory, unique governance and factors affecting values and investment in the context of reforms, rapid economic growth and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-13
    Routledge
    Routledge International Real Estate Markets Series

  • Hotel Law

    Transactions, Management and Franchising

    By Nelson Migdal

    Hotel Law, Transactions, Management and Franchising presents a practical guide to the issues that face lawyers and industry leaders working in the hospitality field. It aims to develop the reader’s understanding of the acquisition process and the complex relationships in management and franchise…

    Hardback – 2015-05-10
    Routledge

  • Bamboo Gridshells

    By David Rockwood

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07
    Routledge

  • Achieving Successful Construction Projects

    A Guide for Industry Leaders and Programme Managers

    By Ian Gardner

    Whether a construction project turns out to be successful or not has a lot to do with the clarity of the client’s objectives and how the client establishes and instils a culture throughout the project team. This book's focus is on defining and exploring those attributes of clients or organisations…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07
    Routledge

  • Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide

    By Ulrike Passe, Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-29
    Routledge

  • Phyto

    Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

    By Niall Kirkwood, Kate Kennen

    Phyto presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. Current scientific case studies are covered, highlighting the advantages and limitations of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge

  • Drawing from Practice

    Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

    By J. Michael Welton

    Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-15
    Routledge

  • Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling

    By Roger Staiger

    Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling is specifically designed to provide an overview of pro forma modelling for real estate projects. The book introduces students and professionals to the basics of real estate finance theory before providing a step-by-step guide for financial model…

    Paperback – 2015-04-15
    Routledge

  • EGLR 2014 V3

    Edited by Hazel Marshall

    The Estates Gazette Law Reports are an indispensable reference for property law practitioners researching and advising on all aspects of landlord and tenant law, valuation, professional negligence, conveyancing, real property, leasehold enfranchisement and compensation. They comprise the law…

    Hardback – 2015-03-26
    Estates Gazette
    Estates Gazette Law Reports

  • Representing Landscapes: Digital

    Edited by Nadia Amoroso

    Most landscape architectural designs now include some form of digital representation - but there is much more scope for creativity beyond the standard Photoshop montages. In this new book on representing landscapes, Nadia Amoroso brings together contributions from some of the leading landscape…

    Paperback – 2015-03-24
    Routledge
    Representing Landscapes

  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-22
    Routledge

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