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Articles, News, Promotions and Updates from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group.

Recent Articles

  1. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings ( September 2012)

    By Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    This book 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. The book has four main parts, focusing on eco-design and renovation, bioclimatic retrofitting, technological and behavioural change and case studies of retrofitting exemplars. 

  2. 5 Books for Construction Students

  3. BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park (July 2012)

    BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park by IHS-BRE Press contributes to the ‘learning legacy’ for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and shares the lessons learned about sustainable design and construction on this exceptional project with the construction industry. The report examines the achievement of high levels of sustainability on two of the key venues at the Olympic Park: the use of the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the design and construction of the Velodrome and Aquatics Centre; and the use of the Code for Sustainable Homes on the Olympic and Paralympic Village. The findings of these projects will be especially valuable to clients, designers and contractors.
     

  4. Construction Project Management 2nd Edition (August 2012)

    Combining the theories underpinning best practice in construction project management, with a wealth of practical examples, Construction Project Management is uniquely valuable for practitioners and clients as well as undergraduate and graduate students for construction project management.
     

  5. Spon’s Architects’ and Builders’ Price Book 2013 ( August 2012)

    Conflicting signals! Public sector cutbacks, soaring input costs, and a mixed picture all round. You need SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2013 to get the detail right.

  6. Building and Construction 2012 Catalog now online

    Our 2012 Building and Construction catalog is now available online.

    Explore the breadth and depth of our publishing program – books aimed for professionals and students within the building and construction industry. Covering a variety of topics such as Building Project Management, Building Services Engineering, Building Techniques, Construction Management, Construction Materials and Building Regulations

  7. “The 21st of July is the first “Zero Carbon Britain Day”

    “The 21st of July is the first “Zero Carbon Britain Day”, so it’s a fitting time to we remember the significant role that the built environment has on Britain’s overall carbon footprint. To find out about the national and international carbon reduction efforts, how to calculate the carbon footprint of a building project, and about the technologies that are helping to reduce carbon use in this sector, read Carbon Management in the Built Environment. “ http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415684071/

    For more information about Zero Carbon Britain Day click here

  8. Guide to Natural Ventilation in High Rise Buildings (September 2012)

    Tried and tested solutions to real-life problems make this an essential guide for anyone working on the design and operation of tall buildings anywhere in the world. This is the first technical guide from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Tall Buildings & Sustainability Working Group looking in depth at a key element in the creation of tall buildings with a much-reduced environmental impact, while taking the industry closer to an appreciation of what constitutes a sustainable tall building, and what factors affect the sustainability threshold for tall.

    To order a copy of the book click here

  9. Quanitity Surveyor’s Pocket Book 2nd Edition (July 2012)

    This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners

    For more information about the book click here

  10. Electrical Wiring for Domestic Installers 14th Edition (March 2012)

    This book has for many years been the standard guide to the practical aspects of domestic electrical wiring. It explains how to carry out work safely and correctly in a step-by-step manner. Essential reading for anyone obtaining a Domestic Installer Scheme Qualification which relates to Part P of the Building Regulations, and a handy pocket guide to best practice for electrician.

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

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