E-books: Built Environment

  • 101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture book cover

    101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Huw Heywood

    101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer’s thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Guide to Using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 book cover

    Guide to Using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013

    1st Edition

    By Dale Sinclair

    The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 is the definitive framework for the contemporary building design and construction process. It provides a stage-by-stage model to assist all members of the project team to manage the process from inception to completion and beyond. This practical guide explains how the…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • 101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities book cover

    101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

    1st Edition

    By Huw Heywood

    People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Creating Winning Bids book cover

    Creating Winning Bids

    1st Edition

    By Basil Sawczuk

    'Creating Winning Bids' sets out the key stages in the production of a winning bid. Based on tried and tested methods, and using a simple step-by-step process, it will improve your chances of success in what can otherwise seem a daunting and complex process. Distilling the author’s experience of…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Design for Climate Change book cover

    Design for Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Katie Puckett, William Gethering

    Ford architects, contractors, engineers and specialists in the field, this book uses real-world evidence from a Technology Strategy Board-funded research project to develop a set of tools for architects and other building designers to meet a growing need to anticipate future climate change. Built…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Design for Biodiversity: A Technical Guide for New and Existing Buildings book cover

    Design for Biodiversity

    A Technical Guide for New and Existing Buildings, 1st Edition

    By Kelly Gunnell, Carol Williams, Brian Murphy

    The built environment has the potential to have a major impact on biodiversity, not least with the increasingly demanding requirements to design more energy efficient and airtight buildings, leaving less space for species to inhabit. The construction industry has an important role to play in…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • RIBA Architect's Handbook of Practice Management: 9th Edition book cover

    RIBA Architect's Handbook of Practice Management

    9th Edition, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Ostime

    The professional architect’s business management bible now encompasses the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 to reflect the very latest practice in today’s cutting-edge architectural environment. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of working as an architect, the 9th edition combines clear and…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • An Introduction to Passive House book cover

    An Introduction to Passive House

    1st Edition

    By Justin Bere

    Throughout the world, Passive House is now recognised as the best method to create comfortable, healthy, low energy buildings and it is a key component of the 21st century's green economic revolution. Written by one of the UK's leading passive house architects, this book contains essays that…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Good Office Design book cover

    Good Office Design

    1st Edition

    By David Littlefield

    This book examines the trends and innovations at the cutting edge of office design in the UK today. Selected from British Council for Offices Award winners since 2002 and interpreting empirical analyses by Davis Langdon, the varied and stunningly illustrated case studies presented here demonstrate…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Clerk of Works and Site Inspector Handbook: 2018 Edition book cover

    Clerk of Works and Site Inspector Handbook

    2018 Edition, 1st Edition

    By The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate

    This new edition of the popular handbook is a practical companion for Clerks of Works, Site Inspectors and anyone with the responsibility of managing construction works on site. Clerk of Works and Site Inspector Handbook, 2018 edition the book explains the traditional site inspector/clerk of works…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Ecominimalism: The Antidote to Eco-bling book cover

    Ecominimalism

    The Antidote to Eco-bling, 1st Edition

    By Howard Liddell

    In this age of eco-bling where sustainability becomes yet another ill-defined buzz word and people rush to fix their unsuspecting buildings, with green technology badges such as wind turbines, not all such additions are as green as they first appear. This book highlights more realistic and cost…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • The BIID Interior Design Job Book book cover

    The BIID Interior Design Job Book

    1st Edition

    By Diana Yakeley

    The BIID Interior Design Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project. It does so step by step, in a sequence designed to complement the construction industry’s standard Plan of Work, providing guidance at every stage of a job from appraisal…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

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