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New and Published Books

  1. Building Construction Handbook

    10th Edition

    By Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

    The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. After Sustainable Cities?

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Acoustics of Small Rooms

    By Mendel Kleiner, Jiri Tichy

    Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio or the stereo in a car or living room is likewise rendered useless if the...

    Published April 14th 2014 by CRC Press

  4. Dynamic Risk Assessment

    The Practical Guide to Making Risk-Based Decisions with the 3-Level Risk Management Model

    By Stephen Asbury, Edmund Jacobs

    Dynamic Risk Assessment is the key tool to support a holistic risk management framework. This book aims to help employers, managers and staff alike to understand how they can effectively integrate dynamic risk assessment into business management processes and systems to improve safety. With tips,...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Creating Regenerative Cities

    By Herbert Girardet

    Large modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three to four percent of the world’s land surface, their ecological footprints cover the entire globe. With current methods of resources use, cities are undermining the ecological basis of...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

    Paradigms and Directions for the Future

    Edited by Vinnie Jauhari

    Series: Advances in Hospitality and Tourism

    This new book focuses on the important concern of sustainability in tourism and hospitality industry. As the world’s natural resource base is limited, the world is looking for solutions in the domains of energy, water, alternate building materials, resource redeployment, and sustainable livelihoods...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Apple Academic Press

  7. Life Cycle Assessment

    By Kathrina Simonen

    Series: PocketArchitecture

    Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods. Architects and construction professionals must assume greater responsibility in helping building owners to...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    By Brook Muller

    By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer’s predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex and dynamic ecological systems impact the "greenness" of built outcomes. Ecology and...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Australian Environmental Planning

    Challenges and Future Prospects

    Edited by Jason Byrne, Neil Sipe, Jago Dodson

    Australians from all walks of life have begun to realise the nation’s cities cannot sustain profligate growth indefinitely. Dwindling water supplies, failing food bowls, increased energy costs, more severe bushfires, severe storms, flooding, coastal erosion, rising transport expenses, housing...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Battle for Tolmers Square (Routledge Revivals)

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, this book tells of the dramatic struggle between tenants’ groups, community associations, students, squatters, intellectuals, political parties, and property developers at Tolmers Square in north London. The author describes how property developers, interested only in...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge