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  • Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017)

    Edited by Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares

    This book contains the contributions presented at the conference of Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2016) that will take place in Valencia, Spain between 14-16 September 2017. Several topics that will be discussed are- Vernacular earthen architecture…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
    CRC Press

  • Modern Residential Construction Practices

    By David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen

    Modern Residential Construction Practices provides easy-to-read, comprehensive and highly illustrated coverage of residential building construction practices that conform to industry standards in the United States and Canada. Each chapter provides complete descriptions, real-world practices,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Concrete Solutions

    Edited by Michael Grantham, Carmelo Majorana, Valentina Salomoni

    Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    CRC Press

  • Building Services Handbook

    9th Edition

    By Fred Hall, Roger Greeno

    The ninth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation. For this edition, new updates includes: the reappraisal of CO2 emissions targets, updates to sections on ventilation,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02
    Routledge

  • Concrete Fracture

    A Multiscale Approach

    By Jan G.M. van Mier

    The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    CRC Press

  • Material Resource Efficiency in Construction

    Supporting a circular economy (FB 85)

    By Katherine Adams, Gilli Hobbs

    Paperback – 2017-01-01
    IHS BRE Press

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • The Full Cost of Poor Housing

    By Mike Roys, Simon Nicol, Helen Garrett

    There is a long-established, recognised relationship between poor housing and poor health. This report presents the findings from a joint BRE Trust–DCLG project to update and improve estimates of the cost to the NHS of living in poor housing. It builds on data originally published in The real cost…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    IHS BRE Press

  • Applying fabric first principles to comply with energy efficiency requirements in dwellings

    By Steven Stenlund

    Significant improvements to the regulatory requirements for energy efficiency in national building regulations are now in force. This guide explains the implications of these requirements and demonstrates how to meet them by using fabric first principles.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20
    IHS BRE Press

  • 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

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