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  1. Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Series: Spon Research

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised....

    Published September 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  2. Innovation in Small Construction Firms

    By Peter Barrett, Martin Sexton, Angela Lee

    Series: Spon Research

    Innovation in Small Construction Firms promotes the benefits of innovation, and stimulate innovation capability within and between small and medium sized (SMEs) construction firms in an effort to bring in a new 'can innovate, should innovate, want to innovate' culture to the construction industry....

    Published January 10th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Construction Supply Chain Economics

    By Kerry London

    Series: Spon Research

    This is the first comprehensive investigation of the industrial sourcing and procurement practices throughout sixty-eight construction industry supply channels across seven major commodity sectors at all levels. London presents real-world case studies to combine theory and practice to describe...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Very Large Floating Structures

    Edited by C.M. Wang, E. Watanabe, T. Utsunomiya

    Series: Spon Research

    Groundbreaking and comprizing articles by expert contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of VLFSs and their relationship with the sea, marine habitats, the pollution of costal waters and tidal and natural current flow. It looks in-depth at: VLFS and the colonization of ocean...

    Published September 6th 2007 by CRC Press

  5. People and Culture in Construction

    A Reader

    Edited by Andrew Dainty, Stuart Green, Barbara Bagilhole

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction is one of the largest and most people-intensive industrial sectors. In many countries, however, construction is also one of the most highly criticized in terms of its employment practices and industrial relations. People and culture are too often seen as variables that must be...

    Published February 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  6. Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects

    Edited by Chimay Anumba, John M. Kamara, Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle

    Series: Spon Research

    Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic approach to the integrated and concurrent design of products and related processes, including aspects as diverse as manufacture and support. It is only now being carefully applied to the construction sector and offers considerable potential for increasing...

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Communication in Construction Teams

    By Stephen Emmitt, Christopher Gorse

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction teams are usually complex, interdisciplinary and temporary, and, as such, the need for effective communication is crucial. However, published data regarding the manner in which individuals interact within the temporary project team is scarce, with little other than anecdotal evidence...

    Published August 17th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Procurement in the Construction Industry

    The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes

    By William Hughes, Patricia M. Hillebrandt, David Greenwood, Wisdom Kwawu

    Series: Spon Research

    Do recent moves in the construction industry towards collaborative working and other new procurement procedures really make good business sense? Procurement in the Construction Industry is the result of research into this question and it includes the first rigorous categorizing of...

    Published April 27th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Microstructure of Smectite Clays and Engineering Performance

    By Roland Pusch, Raymond N. Yong

    Series: Spon Research

    Certain wastes such as nuclear wastes, are so hazardous that their disposal creates a major challenge requiring considerable technical skill and understanding. Their effective isolation in the ground depends on the properties of the surrounding clays. This authoritative book explains the detailed...

    Published November 24th 2005 by CRC Press

  10. Performance-Based Optimization of Structures

    Theory and Applications

    By Qing Quan Liang

    Series: Spon Research

    Performance-Based Optimization of Structures introduces a method to bridge the gap between structural optimization theory and its practical application to structural engineering. The Performance-Based Optimization (PBO) method combines modern structural optimisation theory with performance based...

    Published September 30th 2004 by CRC Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment
    Edited by Alex Opoku, Vian Ahmed
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  2. The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations
    Edited by Sai On Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong, Tak Wing Yiu
    To Be Published February 20th 2015

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