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Green Building

by John Wiley & Sons

A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers

Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication of the widely read first edition...

Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings

by Jean Carroon & Richard Moe

Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make?from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques...

Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...

Visual Merchandising: Mirror and soul of a point of sale

by Gianfranco Giacoma-caire

Visual Merchandising is a technical manual that has more than 400 photos and 100 drawings. It speaks about the aesthetic aspects to set a window shop and the internal visual in a store. Analyse the psychological...

Equipment Inventories for Owners and Facility Managers: Standards, Strategies and Best Practices

by R. A. Keady

How to use industry standards to create complete, consistent, and accurate equipment inventories

The National Institute of Science and Technology estimates that the loss of information between the construction...

Applying the ADA: Designing for The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design in Multiple Building Types

by Marcela A. Rhoads

A guide to real-world applications of The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

Applying the ADA helps architects and developers understand better how the rules for eliminating...

BIM for Facility Managers

by Paul Teicholz

A practical look at extending the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into facility management?from the world's largest international association for professional facility managers

Building owners and...

Building Science

by Jens Pohl

With the improved efficiency of heating, cooling and lighting in buildings crucial to the low carbon targets of all current governments, Building Science: Concepts and Applications provides a timely and much-needed...

SketchUp For Dummies

by Bill Fane, Mark Harrison & Josh Reilly

The first step in making your ideas a reality

SketchUp offers a vast array of tools that help you get your building, woodworking, and design plans out of your head and into a real model. Even if you've never...

Principles of Victorian Decorative Design

by Christopher Dresser

Classic by noted Victorian designer discusses aesthetics, practical considerations of Victorian and Edwardian design. Rich, illuminating treatment of historic styles, beauty, utility, design of furniture, carpets,...

RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

by Means Engineering Staff

This concise student edition of the most widely used dictionary for construction and design professionals offers clear explanations of essential construction-related terms and concepts. Illustrated throughout...

Design (&) Activism

by Tom Bieling

This is a book about how the worlds of design and activism (could) inspire each other. As Design and its conceptual, functional, aesthetic, speculative and interventional concepts inevitably affect our lives,...

Drawing from the Model

by Frank Melendez

Bridges traditional and contemporary methods of creating architectural design drawings and 3D models through digital tools and computational processes.


Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing,...

Design Disegno

by Matteo Fraschini

This text is a reflection that, with the benefit of practical examples, proposes to reason on the relationship between an idea and its representation, between a sketch, analogical and digital models, and on...

Design a Book Cover

by Tim Shaker

Are you sick of outsourcing book covers or investing in expensive designers or artists? Do you want full control, and do you want your cover fast? Then take a look at this book, which will guide you through...

SketchUp for Builders

by John G. Brock

The only comprehensive SketchUp guide written for builders and contractors 

SketchUp is a 3D modeling application used in areas ranging from civil and mechanical engineering to motion picture and video game...

Negotiating Cultures

by Pilar Maria Guerrieri

Focusing on one of the largest megacities in the world—Delhi—this volume is a rare peek into the ineluctable process of hybridization between Indian and ‘other’ cultures within its local architecture...

A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or...


by Loraine Boettner

Death and the future state are by their very nature mysteries incapable of solution apart from the revelation that has been given in Scripture. There is a tendency on the part of many people to avoid any serious...

Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population

by Victor Régnier

"Longer lifespans and the needs of the oldest old are challenging the senior living industry to find bold and compassionate solutions to combine programs and services with housing.  Victor Regnier's latest...