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  1. Specifying Minor Works

    Specifying Minor Works authors chat with Routledge

    "One of the principal problems faced by property owners who are lay persons (i.e. in regard to property and construction matters) is not necessarily that they do not know all of the answers, but that they do not know all of the questions that they should be asking."

  2. Designing Relationships

    Chatting with Andrew Pressman about Designing Relationships

    "Learning to collaborate effectively and reaping the resulting benefits could not be more timely. The emergence of integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling (BIM) together with the complexity of projects and the speed with which they must be completed make an in-depth understanding of collaboration a current, critical issue in architectural practice. Designing Relationships is for leaders who want to grow their collaborative leadership skills and elicit the best work from partners and collaborators. And it is for team members who seek insights to better job performance and better project outcomes."

  3. 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.

  4. Let's Write

    Let’s Write

    Let’s Write offers a wealth of suggestions for approaches to developing primary school pupils’ writing skills that will capture the children’s interest, while enabling them to improve their ability to express themselves in writing. It aims to meet the requirements of the new national curriculum for English at KS2 in a way that will develop the children’s standard of writing by presenting activities that they will find enjoyable and stimulating. Read more

  5. Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for the book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as distinct from the physical phenomenon of climate change. Actors respond to this debate broadly in three distinct ways – adapt, resist (as in avoiding the issue) and subvert (as in using the debate to fulfil their own agenda).

  6. Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    Talking with Brook Muller about Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    "Thinking about ecology is an amazing way to energize the architectural design process. It opens up all kinds of exciting design opportunities. Engaging ecology also requires that we acknowledge contingency and surprise as central to undertakings pertaining to the restructuring of the environment. It requires that we operate more aggressively (because the situation is urgent) and with more humility (because we can never be entirely sure what we are setting in motion)."

  7. International Carriage of Goods by Road: CMR,  6th Edition

    This key text provides a comprehensive analysis of the international carriage of goods by road under the provisions of the CMR Convention. The author offers unparalleled coverage of both English and European case law in a text that is praised for its accessible, user-friendly style.  www.routledge.com/informalaw

  8. Arbitration Act 1996, 5th Edition

    This book provides a thorough annotation of the Arbitration Act 1996, and contains comprehensive explanations of developments in the relevant case law to each section of the Act. Since the fourth edition of this book, the English courts have decided many important new cases on virtually every aspect of arbitration law.

  9. Cheaponomics

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before?

    Think again! As Michael Carolan clearly shows in this compelling book, cheapness is an illusion. The real cost of low prices is alarmingly high. It is shown for example that citizens are frequently subsidising low prices through welfare support to poorly-paid workers in their own country, or relying on the exploitation of workers in poor countries for cheap goods.

  10. Contesting Hidden Waters

    While publications exist on conflict resolution for water resources, most focus almost exclusively on surface water with occasional mention of groundwater. No books focus exclusively on conflicts over groundwater resources despite the fact that most of the world’s freshwater supplies are underground, that over 300 transboundary aquifers have been mapped, and that over 50% of the world’s population relies on groundwater for drinking water. In Contesting Hidden Waters, the author describes the principal differences between surface water and groundwater disputes.

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