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  • The Fabric Formwork Book

    Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

    By Mark West

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 

  • An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers and Industrialisation in Britain 1940 - 1970

    By Christine Wall

    This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual, as well as collective, interactions with technical change and in doing so brings…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Assessing the Performance of Phase Change Materials in Buildings

    By Corinne Williams

    Find out about how Phase Change Materials (latent heat technology) are being used in building applications. PCMs can smooth  daily temperature  fluctuations and  prevent overheating in buildings. They can also be used as part of low energy ventilation and cooling systems. Phase…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    IHS BRE Press

  • Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality

    No Breathing Space?

    By Tom Woolley

    The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29

  • Conservation of Architectural Ironwork

    By David S. Mitchell

    The peak of architectural ironwork in the 19th Century saw the spread of ornate decorative ironwork across the world. In recent years there has been a significant increase in conservation and restoration projects aiming to protect the artistry of traditional ironwork for future generations.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26

  • Seismic Isolation for Architects

    By Andrew Charleson, Adriana Guisasola

    Seismic isolation offers the highest degree of earthquake protection to buildings and their inhabitants. Modern applications of the technology are less than 50 years old and uptake in seismically active regions continues to soar. Seismic Isolation for Architects is a comprehensive introduction to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14

  • The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing

    2nd Edition

    By Justin Henshell

    The ever evolving technology of waterproofing presents challenges and risks for architects and engineers who do not specialize in the field. The revised edition of The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems provides the education and product information to enable designers to take a sound,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30

  • Cracking in Buildings

    BR292 2e, 2nd Edition

    By Roger Sadgrove, Chris Scivyer

    Cracks are inevitable in virtually all types of construction because of the kind of materials we use, the ways in which we use or misuse them and the service conditions that our buildings experience. Nevertheless, cracks are often unsightly and, to the uninitiated, may be a sign of serious problems…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20
    IHS BRE Press

  • Designing Out Unintended Consequences When Undertaking Solid Wall Insulation

    By Colin King, Caroline Weeks

    Refurbishing solid walls with externally or internally applied insulation can help to reduce heat loss from a building, but it has the potential to introduce a range of undesirable effects such as condensation and mould growth if not carried out correctly. This guide for surveyors, designers and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20
    IHS BRE Press

  • Watts Pocket Handbook

    Edited by Trevor Rushton

    Back in print for the first time in years, the Watts Pocket Handbook renews its commitment to share industry knowledge by providing technical and legal information across a comprehensive spread of property and construction topics. Compiled by the Watts Technical Director, the Handbook…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05

  • Building Construction Handbook

    11th Edition

    By Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

    Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-04

  • Access Scaffolding

    By Stewart Champion

    Access scaffolding is the most important element of plant for building, civil engineering and structural engineering contractors. In fact a building or structure cannot be constructed to a height of more than two metres without platforms to work from. These platforms have to be constructed on the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-08
    Chartered Institute of Building

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