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Manual of Section

by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsutumaki & David J. Lewis

Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense....


Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

by Luis Amador-Jimenez

This textbook covers tools and applications in civil engineering systems. It begins by revising the mathematical and statistical background for the adequate formulation of civil engineering problems. Then it...


Sustainability of Construction Materials

by Jamal Khatib

Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues...


Cities That Think like Planets: Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

by Marina Alberti

As human activity and environmental change come to be increasingly recognized as intertwined phenomena on a rapidly urbanizing planet, the field of urban ecology has risen to offer useful ways of thinking about...


Power at Ground Zero

Secrets of Success for Architects in China: Insights from the Men and Women who Built Modern China

by Crombie Gavin, Lawley Lisa & Fabio Cibati

Why should you read this book?

If you are a young, or not so young design professional and you want to not only work in China but downright prosper and succeed then this book is essential.

It’s a distillation...


Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice

by Charlie Hailey

Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect's job does not stop at designing a building, but that it extends to constructing it as well. Now working into their fifth decade, Jersey Devil,...


Planning the Pacific Northwest

by Jill Sterrett, Connie Ozawa & Dennis Ryan

The Pacific Northwest is green to the extreme. Yet a day trip can go from pristine wilderness to downtown Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver. How are these commercial and cultural hot spots keeping nature and growth...


Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

by Jil Desimini, Charles Waldheim & Mohsen Mostafavi

Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description...


Construction Manager's BIM Handbook

by John Eynon

Building Information Modelling (BIM) harnesses digital technologies to unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining built environment assets, so the Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook...


Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Magwood

The essential guide to prefab straw bale panels - an innovative spin on a widely used natural building method


The Traffic Power Structure

by Planka.nu

The modern traffic system is ecologically unsustainable, emotionally stressful, and poses a physical threat to individuals and communities alike. Traffic is not only an ecological and social problem but also...


Construction Management: Document to Reduce Risk

by Francisco J. Farach

A practical manual for construction management that shows how to apply the rules contained in the contract to the documentation of problems throughout the construction process. The book provides the instruction...


The Material Culture of German Texans

by Kenneth Hafertepe

German immigrants of the nineteenth century left a distinctive mark on the lifestyles and vernacular architecture of Texas. In this first comprehensive survey of the art and artifacts of German Texans, Kenneth...


The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction

by George C. Wang

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction strives to integrate the theory, research, and practice of slag utilization, including the production and processing of slags. The topics covered...


Materials and Infrastructures 1

by Jean-Michel Torrenti & Francesca La Torre

This volume presents the first half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required...


Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development

by Gary Austin & Kongjian Yu

This book explains how with careful planning and design, the functions and performance of constructed wetlands can provide a huge range of benefits to humans and the environment. It documents the current designs...


Markets, Politics and the Environment: An Introduction to Planning Theory

by Barry Goodchild

Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question:

  • What is planning?' and as part of this 'What are its key features as a style of social practice and action?' and 'How does planning as...

Essential Hempcrete  Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Magwood

The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material


Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World

by Michael Fox

Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with...