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Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil

by Jaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol & Klaas van Breugel

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2016, the fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016), to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, October 16-19, 2016. It consists...

Multifamily Housing Development: Ten Case Studies of Innovative Projects

by Dean Schwanke

This publication provides a detailed look at ten leading examples of multifamily projects that have been developed in recent years. The case studies are drawn from the ULI Case Studies program, which showcases...

Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity¿Revised 2nd Edition

by Dan Chiras

The completely revised and updated guide to solar energy – everything you need to power your home or small business

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2017


Tender prices performed strongly again in 2016, with a provisional rate increase of 10.3% versus a year earlier.

SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2017 from AECOM gives costs for both general...

Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2017


'An essential reference for everybody concerned with the calculation of costs of mechanical and electrical works.' - Cost Engineer

...riding with the UK construction industry.

Spon's Mechanical and Electrical...

District Cooling: Theory and Practice

by Alaa A. Olama

DISTRICT COOLING: THEORY and PRACTICE provides a unique study of an energy cogeneration system, set up to bring chilled water to buildings (offices, apartment houses, and factories) needing cooling for air conditioning...

Eco-design of Buildings and Infrastructure

by Bruno Peuportier, Fabien Leurent & Jean Roger-Estrade

The Chair on Ecodesign for buildings and infrastructures was created by ParisTech in partnership with VINCI with the aim of developing evaluation and simulation tools that integrate all ecodesign aspects (e.g....

Brick and Block Masonry: Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy, 26-30 June 2016

by Claudio Modena, F. da Porto & M.R. Valluzzi

Brick and Block Masonry - Trends, Innovations and Challenges contains the lectures and regular papers presented at the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (Padova, Italy, 26-30 June 2016)....

I-SPY SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS: You Must Obey (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...

The Society of Interiors

by Tatjana Schneider, Tor Lindstrand, Petra Pferdmenges & Rochus Hinkel et al.

The Society of Interiors discusses a variety of spatial practices which critique, reveal, and resist the economical logic of a neo-liberal market. A market that caters for exclusiveness and individualities,...

How to make yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool

by Hélène Frichot

Set amidst the experimental ecology of practices that supports feminist thinking and doing in architecture, this small book outlines an instruc- tion guide that presents six provocative steps toward the invention...

Architectural Aesthetic Speculations

by Jasper Michael

Architectural Aesthetic Speculations expands our understanding of the role of formal aesthetic criteria in twentieth-century artistic practices and reveals potentially transformative aspects in the art of architectural...

Palazzos of Power: Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930

by Aaron V. Wunsch, David E. Nye & Joseph E.B. Elliott

"If it isn't Electric, it isn't Modern." Such was the slogan of the Philadelphia Electric Company, developer of an unprecedented network of massive metropolitan power stations servicing greater Philadelphia...

City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

by Michael J. Lewis

The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. In City of Refuge, Michael Lewis takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian...

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017


UK construction shows its underlying strength. Tender prices have risen strongly since last year's book was compiled -- increasing by around 8%, and at an annualised rate of close to 10% in the last half year....

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2017


A general upgrade, with good external works site cost models, strong on composite items and more measured works.

Now in its 36th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2017 offers the only comprehensive...

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

by Christophe Girot & Dora Imhof

On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Waldheim's Landscape Urbanism Reader, comes another essential reader, . Examining our shifting...

Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

by Nick Dunn

Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when are they?

Inflection 03: New Order

by Rory Hyde, Luke Pearson, Forensic Architecture & Breathe Architecture et al.

In the context of recent global political and economic disruption, architecture seems no longer equipped to address the demands of contem- porary society as an isolated discipline. One solution offered in this...

Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits

by Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take...