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The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide

by John Wiley & Sons

Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam.

The CSI Construction Contract Administration...


The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management: Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm

by Rena M. Klein

The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firms

Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly...


The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide

by John Wiley & Sons

The must-have specifications writing reference—and essential study aid for the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) Exam

The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully...


Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms

by Jack Reigle

An essential guide for a firm of any size to effectively position itself in the marketplace

For an architecture or design firm to survive and prosper in the new economy, it needs to redefine and reinvigorate...


Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment

by Carter Wiseman

For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter...


Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster

by Esther Charlesworth

Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42...


The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

by David Ross Scheer

The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects...


Doing Disability Differently: An Alternative Handbook on Architecture, Dis/Ability and Designing for Everyday Life

by Jos Boys

This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance,...


Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering

by Clare Olsen & Sinead Mac Namara

The fields of architecture and engineering are undergoing dramatic change. New technologies and methodologies are transforming the way that projects are designed and delivered. These technologies enable the...


Building Information Modeling

by Karen M. Kensek

This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building...


What Planners Do: Power, Politics, and Persuasion

by Charles Hoch

What do planners do? To find out, Hoch interviewed 29 practicing planners and observed how they interacted with staff, citizens, and public officials. In ?What Planners Do ?, he tells their stories. The most...


Planning Theory for Practitioners

by Michael P. Brooks

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam.

In this new book, Michael Brooks bridges the gap between theory and practice. He describes an original approach—Feedback Strategy—that...


Design for the Changing Educational Landscape: Space, Place and the Future of Learning

by Andrew Harrison & Les Hutton

The complete design guide for any architect working on a learning environment from pre-school to tertiary education.


The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide

by Construction Specifications Institute

The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of commercial-level sustainable...


Spatial Agency Schneider & Till

by Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider & Jeremy Till

The book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice...


Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology

by Brian W. Edwards & Emanuele Naboni

This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward...


The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

by Keith Granet

The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking...


Questioning Architectural Judgment: The Problem of Codes in the United States

by Steven A. Moore & Barbara B. Wilson

The book shines light on the problem of judgment, particularly in the realm of architectural "technics" and the codes that regulate it.


Dwelling with Architecture

by Roderick Kemsley & Christopher Platt

The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape.

This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme 'dwelling...


Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style

by William W. Braham & Daniel Willis

Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance?

Architecture and Energy provides...