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Activity Based Costing for Construction Companies

by Yong-Woo Kim

Activity Based Cotsting for Construction Companies provides guidelines on how overhead costs can be managed for using Activity Based Costing (ABC), providing gains in contractor competiveness. Illustrated with...


Learning from Bogotá: Pedagogical Urbanism and the Reshaping of Public Space

by Rachel Berney

Once known as a "drug capital" and associated with kidnappings, violence, and excess, Bogotá, Colombia, has undergone a transformation that some have termed "the miracle of Bogotá." Beginning in the late 1980s,...


The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home: A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction

by Kent Lester & Dave McGuerty

Save 30% on home construction!

Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting...


Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

by Robert E. Parkin

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive...


Analisys and application of dry cleaning materials on unvarnished pain surfaces

by K. J. van den Berg, M. Daudin-Schotte & H. van Keulen

This book began as a project of Netherland Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) in collaboration with the Dutch restorers of paintings and Curtauld Instutute of Art that was aimed to achieve a better understanding...


Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery - Comprising Notes on Materials, Processes, Principles, and Practice, Including about 1800 Engravings and Twelve Plate

by Paul N. Hasluck

Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery' is a practical work on practical handicrafts, and it was first published in the confident belief that it was by far the most exhaustive book on these subjects hitherto produced....


Precast Concrete Structures, Second Edition

by Kim S. Elliott

This second edition of Precast Concrete Structures introduces the conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples of designs to Eurocode EC2, before...


Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers, Third Edition: Theory, Design and Application

by Trevor Cox & Peter D'Antonio

This definitive guide covers the design and application of absorbers and diffusers in acoustics. Surface diffusion is a relatively young subject area, and diffuser design, application and characterisation are...


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


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...


England's Historic Churches by Train: A Companion Volume to England's Cathedrals by Train

by Murray Naylor

The second millennium saw the spread and consolidation of Christianity in Britain. One means by which the Normans tightened their grip on Britain after 1066 was by the construction of magnificent cathedrals,...


A Vision of Place: The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects

by Russell Windham, William Curtis & Stephen Fox

Since the beginnings of their architectural practice in 1992, William Curtis and Russell Windham have dedicated their work to the principle that classical architecture, in its best sense, should embody the same...


Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structur

by Koen Van Balen & Els Verstrynge

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions...


Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2017

by AECOM

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

by AECOM

'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)....