E-books: Built Environment

  • Demystifying Architectural Research: Adding Value to Your Practice book cover

    Demystifying Architectural Research

    Adding Value to Your Practice, 1st Edition

    By Flora Samuel, Anne Dye

    This practical, hands on introduction guides you through the basics of undertaking research in day-to-day architectural practice helping you to exploit the growing opportunities on offer. It explores how developing a research specialism can improve the quality of your projects, help to define your…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings book cover

    Retrofit for Purpose

    Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings, 1st Edition

    By Greg Penoyre, Sunand Prasad

    Retrofit for Purpose examines a range of state-of-the-art non-domestic retrofit projects. Its chapters explore common challenges, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit.  Twelve case studies focus as much on the transformation of…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • What Colour is your Building?: Measuring and reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings book cover

    What Colour is your Building?

    Measuring and reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings, 1st Edition

    By David Clark

    Defining and reducing the carbon footprint of a new or refurbished building can be a daunting task. There are lots of tools to measure the environmental impact of buildings, but they all measure energy and CO2 in different ways, and they do not measure the whole carbon footprint. What Colour is…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • Better Buildings: Learning from Buildings in Use book cover

    Better Buildings

    Learning from Buildings in Use, 1st Edition

    By Richard Partington, Simon Bradbury

    This book started life as a successor to Sustainable Architecture, published in 2007, which set out to prove that sustainable architecture can indeed both ‘lift the spirit’ as well as save the planet. This fully revised edition seeks to take a step further, exploring how sustainable buildings are…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • This is Temporary: How transient projects are redefining architecture book cover

    This is Temporary

    How transient projects are redefining architecture, 1st Edition

    By Cate St Hill

    Temporary architecture is flourishing in our urban public spaces. Branded ‘pop-ups’ and follies to provide a moment of light entertainment they are in fact borne of a long history of more holistic architecture that is subtly suggesting how we could live, work and play more harmoniously together.…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • An Introduction to Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Legislation and Practice book cover

    An Introduction to Architectural Conservation

    Philosophy, Legislation and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Nick Lee Evans

    There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • RIBA Job Book book cover

    RIBA Job Book

    9th Edition

    By Nigel Ostime

    The RIBA Job Book is the Royal Institute of British Architects’ long-established and recognised standard reference for running construction projects. This major new update fully reflects the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and contemporary working practice. It embraces themes of collaboration within the…

    eBook – 2019-07-25
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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

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