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  1. 15 Bestselling books from Routledge Building and Construction

    The top 15 best selling Building and Construction books published by Routledge. For more comprehensive list of what books are availble in this area see our catalogs

  2. Construction Economics, 3rd Edition (December 2012)

    Construction Economics provides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. The New Approach adopts an argument that economics is central to government initiatives concerning sustainable construction. This edition has been revised to explain the effects of the current economic crisis on the construction industry. In addition, sections relating to less developed countries, the economics of sustainable development and theories relating to a firm's bid strategy have all been rewritten.

    For more information about about the book or to order your copy click here

  3. Building Construction Handbook 9th Edition (October 2012)

    Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.

  4. Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management

    By Paul Appleby

    Explores the relationship between the refurbishment of existing buildings, facility management and the wider community infrastructure.
    Illustrated throughout with case studies and examples of best practice, this is a must-have handbook for engineers, architects, developers, contractors and facility managers.
     

  5. 5 minutes with Eric Shapiro and David Mackmin (November 2012)

    Chartered surveyors, and authors of our new Property title, Modern Methods of Valuation (11th Edition), Eric Shapiro and David Mackmin, have taken 5 minutes out of their busy schedules to talk about the books success, challenges of their careers, and some advice for students currently studying real estate.

  6. Portfolio and Programme Management Demystified (November 2012)

    You’re now responsible for a program, or you’ve got a portfolio to manage? Where do you start? Right here!

  7. Building Services Engineering 6th Edition ( November 2012)

    …a well-structured, all-inclusive introduction of the essential materials for BSE study. On top of the classic competencies required of building services engineers (i.e. air conditioning, electrical installations, fire protection, and water services) the increasingly important contexts in which building services engineers have a vital role to play (i.e. climate change, energy economics and post occupancy), are also covered." - Dr. Joseph H.K. Lai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    For more information about the book or to order a complimentary exam copy click here

  8. Best Tall Buildings 2012 (October 2012)

    Best Tall Buildings 2012 contains overviews of the nominees and winning projects from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s annual awards. The book provides vital statistics, images, plans and in depth accounts of the architectural design and sustainability features of the year’s best tall buildings. Additionally included is the official list of the World’s Tallest Buildings with the judging criteria from the foremost authority on tall buildings. Full color illustrations and photographs throughout.

    To order your copy click here

  9. Carbon management in buildings is central to a low carbon economy

    Rohinton Emmanuel, author of Carbon Management in the Built Environment, has written an article for our November 2012 Building and Construction Newsletter, looking at the importance of carbon management in buildings for a low carbon economy and sustainable future.

  10. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings (September 2012)

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high energy use and poor environmental performance.

    Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings presents a theory-based, practice-support methodology to deal with sustainable retrofitting opportunities for existing commercial buildings in warm climates using bioclimatic design as the basis. This book is a must-have guide for all involved in the design and engineering of retrofitting projects in warm climates.
     

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