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July 2012 Newsletter Related Titles

With so many great titles publishing this quarter it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our July newsletter, so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all below. Those of you who received our July update will have a discount code for 20% off when you buy online. If you are not already registered you can sign up for future newsletters here

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  1. Builders

    Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Construction Industry

    By Darren Thiel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Carbon Management in the Built Environment

    By Rohinton Emmanuel, Keith Baker

    Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-needed book brings together the latest developments in...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Human Resource Management in Construction

    Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Andrew Dainty, Martin Loosemore

    The construction sector is one of the most complex and problematic arenas within which to manage people. As a result, the applicability of much mainstream human resource management (HRM) theory to this industry is limited. Indeed, the operational realities faced by construction organizations mean...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Whole Life Costing

    A New Approach

    By Peter Caplehorn

    Whole life costing has been a subject waiting to come of age for many years. What was previously of mainly academic interest is now becoming a key business tool in the procurement and construction of significant projects. With the advent of PPP and in particular of PFI, details of the project...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures

    By Yong Wang, Ian Burgess, František Wald, Martin Gillie

    Major events—notably the Broadgate fire in London, New York’s World Trade Center collapse, and the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid—as well as the enlightening studies at the Cardington fire research project have given international prominence to performance-based structural fire engineering. As a...

    Published June 22nd 2012 by CRC Press

  6. Structural Analysis of Regular Multi-Storey Buildings

    By Karoly A. Zalka

    A sound and more modern Eurocode-based approach to design is the global approach, where the structures are considered as whole units, rather than to use traditional element-based design procedures. Although large frameworks and even whole buildings are now routinely analysed using computer packages...

    Published July 5th 2012 by CRC Press

  7. Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

    2nd Edition

    By Duncan Cartlidge

    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. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an...

    Published August 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Sustainable Use of Concrete

    By Koji Sakai, Takafumi Noguchi

    Cement-based concrete has excellent properties as a construction material, and the raw materials of cement—rocks, and limestone and clay—are bountiful. Yet its production generates high quantities of CO2, making it a potentially unsustainable material. However, there are no alternatives to concrete...

    Published August 30th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

    3rd Edition

    By S.G. Naoum

    User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references. Dissertation Research and Writing for...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Understanding the NEC3 ECC Contract

    A Practical Handbook

    By Kelvin Hughes

    As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Groundwater Lowering in Construction

    A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition

    By Martin Preene

    Series: Applied Geotechnics

    Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors’ extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater...

    Published August 13th 2012 by CRC Press

  12. Construction Project Management

    An Integrated Approach, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Fewings

    The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking textbook has been thoroughly revised to recognise the increasing importance of...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete

    By Jayant D. Bapat

    Written to meet the requirements of engineers working in construction and concrete manufacturing, Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete focuses on how to make more workable and durable concrete using mineral admixtures. In particular, it covers pulverized fuel ash (PFA), blast furnace slag (BFS...

    Published August 6th 2012 by CRC Press

  14. Wiring Regulations in Brief

    3rd Edition

    By Ray Tricker

    Tired of trawling through the Wiring Regs? Perplexed by Part P? Confused by cables, conductors and circuits? Then look no further! This handy guide provides an on-the-job reference source for Electricians, Designers, Service Engineers, Inspectors, Builders, Students, DIY enthusiastsTopic-based...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt, Andrew Dainty

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices...

    Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  16. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    Edited by Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    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...

    Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Guide To Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings

    Edited by Antony Wood, Ruba Salib

    Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge