E-books: Built Environment

  • The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Bishop, Nancy Marshall

    Increasing urbanization and increasing urban density put enormous pressure on the relationships between people and place in cities. Built environment professionals must pay attention to the impact of people–place relationships in small- to large-scale urban initiatives. A small playground in a…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    Routledge

  • Safety Science Research: Evolution, Challenges and New Directions book cover

    Safety Science Research

    Evolution, Challenges and New Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Christophe Le Coze

    Safety Science Research: Evolution, Challenges and New Directions provides a unique perspective into the latest developments of safety science by putting together, for the first time, a new generation of authors with some of the pioneers of the field. Forty years ago, research traditions were…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    CRC Press

  • Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul book cover

    Contemporary Vernacular Design

    How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul, 1st Edition

    By Clare Nash

    This book presents 25 international housing schemes that draw on traditional vernacular principles whilst taking into account modern day materials, methods and financial or energy requirements. The aim is to show how, despite mass housing needs, we can design quality modern schemes that ‘fit’ their…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • Financial Management book cover

    Financial Management

    1st Edition

    By Brian Pinder-Ayres

    Most newly qualified architects have scant knowledge about the practicalities of running a practice and in particular the challenges of managing the financial side of the business. This book highlights the major financial risks and how these can be avoided.The chapters give straightforward advice…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • BIM for Construction Health and Safety book cover

    BIM for Construction Health and Safety

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Mordue, Roland Finch

    What is BIM and how does it affect the health and safety professional? How are BIM technologies used on a practical level? What opportunities are there for the use of BIM in the health and safety arena? This concise and practical guide aims to answer all these questions and more. The health and…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    NBS

  • Professional Studies in Architecture: A Primer book cover

    Professional Studies in Architecture

    A Primer, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Brookhouse

    For students of architecture, this primer defines the critical subject area of professional studies which runs as a thread through the new RIBA validation criteria for Parts 1 and 2. Suitable across the whole 5-year Masters Architecture degree course, it gives students the conceptual resources…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • Residential Retrofit: Twenty Case Studies book cover

    Residential Retrofit

    Twenty Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Marion Baeli

    The essence of sustainability in buildings is their capability to adapt to change over time. The UK has a large housing stock that has been developed and evolved over generations, and become the fabric and character of our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. The capability of buildings to adapt to…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • Global Construction Data book cover

    Global Construction Data

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Gruneberg

    Global construction data is vital for contractors, governments, international organisations, policy makers, academic researchers and statisticians. As the global population of the world expands, the sustainability of the built environment raises the political agenda and the need to manage…

    eBook – 2019-08-12
    Routledge
    CIB

  • Biomimicry in Architecture book cover

    Biomimicry in Architecture

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Pawlyn

    When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative - we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and…

    eBook – 2019-08-12
    RIBA Publishing

  • Mediated Space book cover

    Mediated Space

    1st Edition

    By James Brown

    As the social media revolution embeds itself in our daily lives, and as those who once consumed media become producers, established broadcast media producers are witnessing the dissolution of trust in their established authority. Mediated Space critiques contemporary intersections of Architecture…

    eBook – 2019-08-12
    RIBA Publishing

  • Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material book cover

    Light in Architecture

    The Intangible Material, 1st Edition

    By Elisa Valero Ramos

    Light in Architecture explores the role and use of light in and around buildings from the time that Stonehenge was built through to the present day, illustrating how a greater understanding of this intangible and free material will lead us to better architecture and, ultimately, improve our quality…

    eBook – 2019-08-09
    RIBA Publishing

  • Guide to RIBA Professional Services Contracts 2018 book cover

    Guide to RIBA Professional Services Contracts 2018

    1st Edition

    By Ian Davies

    The 2018 edition of this guide explains how to use, understand and get the most out of the RIBA Professional Services Contracts, which have been updated from the RIBA Agreements 2010 (and 2012 revision). With guidance on how to choose, prepare and complete the right contract, it is an essential…

    eBook – 2019-08-09
    RIBA Publishing

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