E-books: Built Environment

  • Working Across Boundaries: Resilient Health Care, Volume 5 book cover

    Working Across Boundaries

    Resilient Health Care, Volume 5, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Braithwaite, Erik Hollnagel, Garth S Hunte

    The book demonstrates how Resilient Health Care principles can enable those on the frontline to work more effectively towards interdisciplinary care by gaining a deeper understanding of the boundaries that exist in everyday clinical settings. This is done by presenting a set of case studies,…

    eBook – 2019-06-03
    CRC Press

  • Dissertation Research and Writing for Built Environment Students book cover

    Dissertation Research and Writing for Built Environment Students

    4th Edition

    By Shamil G. Naoum

    Dissertation Research and Writing for Built Environment Students is a step-by-step guide to get students through their final year research project. Trusted and developed over three previous editions, the new fourth edition shows you how to select a dissertation topic, write a proposal, conduct a…

    eBook – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic, and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    eBook – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Foundations of Safety Science: A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters book cover

    Foundations of Safety Science

    A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters, 1st Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    How are today’s ‘hearts and minds’ programs linked to a late-19th century definition of human factors as people’s moral and mental deficits? What do Heinrich’s ‘unsafe acts’ from the 1930’s have in common with the Swiss cheese model of the early 1990’s? Why was the reinvention of human factors in…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge

  • The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation book cover

    The Urban Fix

    Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Kelbaugh

    Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer book cover

    The Sustainable Tall Building

    A Design Primer, 1st Edition

    By Philip Oldfield

    The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer is an accessible and highly illustrated guide, which primes those involved in the design and research of tall buildings to dramatically improve their performance. Using a mixture of original research and analysis, best-practice design thinking and a…

    eBook – 2019-03-27
    Routledge

  • The Structural Basis of Architecture book cover

    The Structural Basis of Architecture

    3rd Edition

    By Bjørn N. Sandaker, Arne P. Eggen, Mark R. Cruvellier

    This is a book that shows how to "see" structures as being integral to architecture. It engages a subject that is both about understanding the mechanical aspects of structure as well as being able to relate this to the space, form, and conceptual design ideas that are inherent to the art of…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge

  • Net Zero Energy Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences book cover

    Net Zero Energy Building

    Predicted and Unintended Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Ming Hu

    What do we mean by net zero energy? Zero operating energy? Zero energy costs? Zero emissions? There is no one answer: approaches to net zero building vary widely across the globe and are influenced by different environmental and cultural contexts. Net Zero Energy Building: Predicted and Unintended…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge

  • Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment book cover

    Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment

    5th Edition

    By John Glasson, Riki Therivel

    A comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA worldwide. This fifth edition is a major update reflecting many significant changes in EIA procedures, process,…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Twentieth Century Town Halls: Architecture of Democracy book cover

    Twentieth Century Town Halls

    Architecture of Democracy, 1st Edition

    By John Stewart

    This is the first book to examine the development of the town hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the town…

    eBook – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

  • Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice book cover

    Superusers

    Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice, 1st Edition

    By Randy Deutsch

    Design technology is changing both architectural practice and the role of the architect and related design professionals. With new technologies and work processes appearing every week, how can practitioners be expected to stay on top and thrive? In a word, Superusers. Superusers: Design Technology…

    eBook – 2019-01-22
    Routledge

  • Housing Policy: An Introduction book cover

    Housing Policy

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Paul Balchin, Maureen Rhoden

    Now in its fourth edition, this textbook has been completely revised to examine the current state of housing policy in the UK. Exploring developments in housing policy made since Labour's 1997 electoral victory, the book addresses current issues including the 'brownfield versus greenfield' debate;…

    eBook – 2019-01-09
    Routledge

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