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Ballastless Tracks

by Stephan Freudenstein, Konstantin Geisler, Tristan Molter & Michael Missler et al.

Due to increasing traffic flows the extension of transport infrastructure with rail roads and high speed lines is an ongoing process worldwide. Ballastless track systems with concrete slabs are used more and...

New Carbon Architecture

by Bruce King

It’s time to move past “green buildings,” which alone aren’t enough to halt climate change. The New Carbon Architecture explores how biomimicry-inspired innovations in architecture and construction –...

The Sustainable City

by Steven Cohen

Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. For the first time in human history, the majority of the people...

From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...

CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition

by Frank Kreith & Raj P. Chhabra

The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition, is a fully updated version of this respected reference work, with chapters written by leading experts. Its first part covers basic concepts, equations...

Steel-Reinforced Concrete Structures: Assessment and Repair of Corrosion, Second Edition

by Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy

This book examines the corrosion of reinforced concrete from a practical point of view, highlights protective design and repair procedures, and presents ongoing maintenance protocols. Updated throughout, this...

Sound Insulation in Buildings

by Jens Holger Rindel

The book explains sound insulation in buildings at a level suitable for both graduate students and expert consultants.

Theoretical models are set out for sound transmission in buildings, with an emphasis on...

Decorative Sketches

by René Binet

At the turn of the 20th century, artists and craftsmen throughout Europe and America were profoundly affected by a new art style that took its inspiration from nature. Generally referred to as Art Nouveau, the...

The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...

Quality Management in Construction Projects, Second Edition

by Abdul Razzak Rumane

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has...

Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

by Rajib B. Mallick & Tahar El-Korchi

Pavement Engineering will cover the entire range of pavement construction, from soil preparation to structural design and life-cycle costing and analysis. It will link the concepts of mix and structural design,...

The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race

by Carl C. Anthony

Carl Anthony's memoir offers a new worldview to people of color. His work is both a personal story and an exposition of ideas that will appeal to those who appreciate thoughtful writing on issues of race, including...

Structural Drafting - A Practical Presentation of Drafting and Detailed Methods used in Drawing up Specifications for Structural Steel Work

by Frank O. Dufour

"Structural Drafting" contains a detailed, practical treatise on architectural drawing with a focus on methods used in drawing up specifications for structural steel work. With authentic photographs and simple...


by Victoria Charles

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


by Victoria Charles

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...

City Lights

by Victoria Charles

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


by Victoria Charles

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...

Mechanical Drawing Problems

by Charles William Weick

This volume analyses mechanical drawing based on its elements, or natural divisions, such as perspective sketching, orthographic sketching, pencil mechanical drawing, inking, tracing, and reproducing. It contains...

Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

by Luisa Maria da Silva Gonçalves, Hugo Rodrigues & Florindo Gaspar

New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex,...

Coastal Planning and Management

by Robert Kay & Jaqueline Alder

The first comprehensive tool-kit for coastal planners and those aiming to achieve effective coastal management worldwide. Coastal Planning and Management provides a link between planning and management tools...