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  1. Construction Technology

    Chatting with Paul Chinowsky about Construction Technology

    When looking at an extended body of work it is surprising to see how the field has expanded over time into areas that were not even considered only twenty years ago. The emergence of advanced visualization techniques was very surprising in terms of how quickly the field emerged. It was also surprising to see how some areas faded into the background where they were once considered a central piece of future construction operations.

  2. Fire from First Principles

    Author Paul Stollard talks about reconciling design and fire safety

    To assist designers who want to understand the principles behind the legislation, and perhaps more importantly to support the statutory authorities who must understand these principles, Routledge has just published the 4th edition of Fire from First Principles, a design guide to building fire safety. It has been fully updated, with all the current legislation and guidance, and now also includes a couple of contributed chapters covering the situation in the USA, Hong Kong and China. It assists the process of integration by outlining the fundamental principles of fire safety so that architects, building surveyors and others in the design team can work from first principles to ensure an integrated design, where safety is imperceptibly achieved without detriment to any of the other objectives.

  3. Sustainability Appraisal

    Sustainability Appraisal is a sourcebook of the state-of-the-art of this rapidly emerging and diversifying area. It draws on a wealth of international experiences and approaches to illustrate the status and scope of Sustainability Appraisal/Assessment (SA) This comprehensive guide highlights how SA can be used to analyze and integrate the key environmental, social and economic pillars of sustainability into decision-making at all levels, from policy to project to investment, by government, business and industry, or international organizations.

  4. Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2014

    Accessing Spon’s Online

  5. NEW Building and Construction Research and Reference Online Catalog

    Our Building and Construction Research and Reference online catalog has just gone live.
    The catalog features our new titles, as well as our bestselling backlist collections of relevant and popular works. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

    Just click on the link to browse the catalog

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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