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  1. The Healthy Indoor Environment

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort.

  2. Public Private Partnerships in International Construction: Learning from case studies

    Drawing on extensive internationally conducted research, from both industry and academia, the authors have written the essential PPP guide. Taking into consideration the perspectives of those in the public sector and the private sector, as well as built environment professionals, it is essential reading for anyone preparing to work on public private partnerships in construction. Read more...

  3. Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Edition

    In this updated and expanded second edition, Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah examine key issues in construction cost management across the building and civil engineering sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Best practice from pre-contract to post-contract phases of the project life-cycle are illustrated using major projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5, Crossrail and the London 2012 Olympics as case studies. Read more...

  4. Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

    In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book, click here.

  5. Understanding Building Failures, 4th Edition

    This classic textbook provides a solid introduction to the study of defects in buildings and, subsequently, to good practice in surveying, conservation and repair. With new material on the latest technologies and procedures, and updated lists of further reading for the UK and USA, this remains an excellent companion for practitioners and students alike.. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book, click here.

  6. Construction Materials Reference Book, 2nd Edition

    Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book, click here.

  7. Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract, A Practical Handbook

    Written for construction professionals, by a practising international construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC3 PSC available. It is an ideal companion for Employers, Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC3 PSC. Read more...

    To take a look inside this book, click here.

  8. Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction

    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision.

  9. Refurbishment and Renovation Catalog Now Online

    Our new Refurbishment and Renovation 2013-2014 online catalog is now online and available to browse.

  10. Browse our Online Catalog for Built Environment Professionals

    We are pleased to bring you all our professional titles in one place, covering topics ranging from Architecture to Urban Design and Real Estate to Landscape, in our Built Environment Books for Professionals Online Catalog.

    View selected publishing highlights on the front page of the catalog, or simply click on the subject area you are interested in on the left hand side of your screen to see a full list of books in that area. You can find more details of these books and many more at www.routledge.com/builtenvironment, where you can also see all our latest news and sign up to receive our free newsletters.

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