E-books: Built Environment

  • Affordable Housing for Smart Villages book cover

    Affordable Housing for Smart Villages

    1st Edition

    By Hemanta Doloi, Sally Donovan

    This book initiates a fresh discussion of affordability in rural housing set in the context of the rapidly shifting balance between rural and urban populations. It conceptualises affordability in rural housing along a spectrum that is interlaced with cultural and social values integral to rural…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge

  • Architecture and the Smart City book cover

    Architecture and the Smart City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sergio M. Figueiredo, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Torsten Schroeder

    Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • Defining Contemporary Professionalism (missing jacket): For Architects in Practice and Education book cover

    Defining Contemporary Professionalism (missing jacket)

    For Architects in Practice and Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Jones, Rob Hyde

    This book is a series of curated essays by high-profile architecture and design leaders and educators on the topic of professionalism. The book first sets out the current agenda - defining professionalism for the architecture sector - before moving on to focus on delivering the increased…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    RIBA Publishing

  • Are you an inclusive designer? book cover

    Are you an inclusive designer?

    1st Edition

    By Julie Fleck

    Despite improvements in the last 20 years we still have a long way to go before all of our buildings, places and spaces are easy and comfortable for all of us to use. This book puts forward a powerful case for a totally new attitude towards inclusivity and accessibility. Exploring both the social…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    RIBA Publishing

  • Healthy Homes: Designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing book cover

    Healthy Homes

    Designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Nick Baker, Koen Steemers

    It is widely acknowledged that there is an urgent need to transform our housing stock to a better energy performance level. However, improving energy performance should not result in a negative impact on the health, wellbeing and the comfort of building occupants. There are many energy-neutral…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    RIBA Publishing

  • Interior Design: A Professional Guide book cover

    Interior Design

    A Professional Guide, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Grove

    This is a benchmark book which encourages interior designers to raise their professional status and offers their clients an insight into the complex profession of modern interior design. It demystifies what an interior designer does, and showcases the range of skills that interior designers can…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    RIBA Publishing

  • Redefining Brutalism book cover

    Redefining Brutalism

    1st Edition

    By Simon Henley

    There is a genuine resurgence of interest in this period of architecture. Brutalism is a highly debated topic in the architectural press and amongst architectural critics and institutions who promote the preservation of these buildings. This book is unique in combining beautiful, highly illustrated…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    RIBA Publishing

  • Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments book cover

    Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pnina O. Plaut, Dalit Shach-Pinsly

    This book brings together conceptual and empirical insights to explore the interconnections between social networks based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour in urban environments. Over the past decade, rapid development of ICT has led to extensive social…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Transport and Society

  • Architecture and Health: Guiding Principles for Practice book cover

    Architecture and Health

    Guiding Principles for Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dina Battisto, Jacob J. Wilhelm

    Architecture and Health recognizes the built environment and health as inextricable encouraging a new mind-set for the profession. Over 40 international award-winning projects are included to explore innovative design principles linked to health outcomes. The book is organized into three…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge

  • Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering book cover

    Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rod D. Roscoe, Erin K. Chiou, Abigail R. Wooldridge

    Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations…

    eBook – 2019-10-16
    CRC Press

  • Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation book cover

    Construction Superintendents

    Essential Skills for the Next Generation, 1st Edition

    By Len Holm, John E. Schaufelberger

    Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college-level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the…

    eBook – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

  • Creating Great Places: Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing book cover

    Creating Great Places

    Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Debra Flanders Cushing, Evonne Miller

    This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task, and in this compelling narrative, Cushing and Miller remind us that theory is a powerful starting point. Drawing on international…

    eBook – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

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