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The Art of Lead Burning

by C. H. Fay

The mystery which has always surrounded the work of the lead burner, like that of all other handicrafts outside of ordinary occupations, dissolves under the light of a full knowledge of the causes and effects...

Bell's Cathedrals

by Philip A. Robson

This treatise is little more than a careful digest of numerous works, of the more important of which a list is given. A sincere note of obligation is due to Messrs. Jones and Freeman's scholarly and accurate...

Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments

by Suzanne J.M. van Eekelen & Marijn H.A. Brugman

A basal reinforced piled embankment consists of a reinforced embankment on a pile foundation. The reinforcement consists of one or more horizontal layers of geosynthetic reinforcement installed at the base of...

Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure

by Ingrid Burrington

A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets


What does the Internet look like?


It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of...

A Book of Vintage Lamp Making Designs

by Anon.

This text comprises a comprehensive handbook pertaining to the designing and making of vintage lamps and light fixtures. Complete with detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions for each piece, this text...

Coal Mining in Britain

by Richard Hayman

Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields – distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames,...

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

Advanced Technology for Smart Buildings

by James Sinopoli

Authored by an accredited expert in the field, this timely new resource introduces technologies that can be used for advanced smart buildings, including renewable power, communications, indoor positioning, security...

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


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...