E-books: Built Environment

  • Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars book cover

    Social Housing

    Definitions and Design Exemplars, 1st Edition

    By Paul Karakusevic, Abigail Batchelor

    This is a growing sector undergoing a huge period of change - with local authorities able to build their own housing for the first time in decades. Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars explores how social/affordable housing has been delivered and designed with success throughout the UK…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • HR for Creative Companies book cover

    HR for Creative Companies

    1st Edition

    By Kate Marks

    There is an increasing realisation that small businesses, including architecture practices need to pro-actively engage with HR rather than simply firefighting when something goes wrong. Good HR practices can help with business efficiency and profitability – they provide positive commercial tools…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • Starting a Practice book cover

    Starting a Practice

    2nd Edition

    By Simon Foxell

    The second edition of the popular Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work is a fully revised and updated guide to planning, setting up and running your architectural practice. Mapped to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, it approaches starting a business as if it were a design project complete with briefing,…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • BIM Demystified book cover

    BIM Demystified

    2nd Edition

    By Steve Race

    BIM Demystified is a short, practical introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM). Addressing BIM from the point of view of mainstream practice as opposed to a cutting-edge technological perspective, it offers a user-friendly yet thorough explanation of a subject which is often swamped by…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • Extensions of Time book cover

    Extensions of Time

    1st Edition

    By Gillian Birkby

    This is a straight forward jargon-free practical guide about all aspects of extensions of time for all construction industry professionals. An extension of time is an issue which most architects and other construction professionals face sooner or later in their career. It is a complex area where…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • Civic Spaces and Desire book cover

    Civic Spaces and Desire

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Drozynski, Diana Beljaars

    Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of architecture and human geography. The authors address civic spaces that embody a strong moral code, such as a remembrance park or a casino, in various places in the United…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    Routledge

  • Open Architecture for the People: Housing Development in Post-War Japan book cover

    Open Architecture for the People

    Housing Development in Post-War Japan, 1st Edition

    By Shuichi Matsumura

    Open Architecture for the People explores Japanese architecture and the three different phases of development between the years 1950 and 2018. Changing ways of life through differing generations have caused fluctuations in the building industry. This book demonstrates how each generation's…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Principal Designer's Handbook: Guide to the CDM Regulations 2015 book cover

    Principal Designer's Handbook

    Guide to the CDM Regulations 2015, 1st Edition

    By Association for Project Safety

    The new CDM regulations came into force on 6th April 2015 changing the face of pre-construction health and safety management on construction projects, large and small. This handbook provides a comprehensive road map to undertaking the new Principal Designer role brings pre-construction health and…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Future Campus book cover

    Future Campus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Taylor

    This book is to help architects, design teams and University clients (estates departments, and academics) in their pursuit of practical and innovative solutions for the creation of enabling higher education learning environments. It includes abundant examples of solutions to design problems…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 book cover

    Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Lupton

    Guide to JCT Minor Works is a practical guide to the operation and administration of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract suite 2016. All of the contracts’ provisions, procedures and conditions are organised and explained by subject, clearly distinguishing the different obligations due to various…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Sustainable Building Conservation: Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment book cover

    Sustainable Building Conservation

    Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment, 1st Edition

    By Oriel Prizeman

    This book incorporates UK and international case studies and essays to identify the overlaps in the interests of energy and building conservation. The relevance and adjustments of qualitative and quantitative frames of reference are introduced, alongside the various expertise of the contributors:…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • An Architect's Guide to Public Procurement book cover

    An Architect's Guide to Public Procurement

    1st Edition

    By Fin Garvey

    There is suspicion in the UK and across Europe that the upcoming introduction of new European Directives will encourage a regime of conservatism and legal risk aversion, fostering the delivery of mediocre and banal building design. This book dispels these myths and instead looks at the genuine…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

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