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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...


Between Flexibility and Reliability

by Chiu-Yuan Wang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution”...


Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

by Chen Kun Chung, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature...


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


LAND 25. A Tribute to Italian Landscape

by Andreas Kipar, Giovanni Sala, Land

For 25 years the LAND studio has promoted a project for the Landscape - in its fullest and culturally richest sense - in both Italy and Europe. In primis its founders, Andreas Kipar and Giovanni Sala, have introduced...


British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


McGraw-Hill National Electrical Code 2008 Handbook, 26th Ed.

by Brian J. McPartland & Joseph F. McPartland

The #1 Guide to the 2008 NEC® to Ensure that Electrical Work Passes Inspection on the First Try!

Completely revised and updated to reflect all 2008 Code changes, McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code® 2008...


Handbook of Rigging: For Construction and Industrial Operations

by Joseph A. MacDonald, W. A. Rossnagel & Lindley R. Higgins

The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Operating Safe, Efficient Rigging Systems

Recent years have seen an abundance of changes in the rigging industry. This popular, hands-on reference brings you completely up...


Corporate Real Estate Asset Management

by Barry Haynes & Nick Nunningham

It is important for those studying and practicing in real estate and property management to learn to manage property assets effectively, to be able to provide their companies with effective property and facilities...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Real Estate Development - 4th Edition: Principles and Process

by Mike E. Miles, Gayle L. Berens & Mark J. Eppli

Ideal for anyone new to real estate development, the fourth edition of this bestselling book covers each stage of the process step by step, explaining the basics of idea conception, feasibility, planning, financing,...


Electrical Principles on Your Mobile

by Clive W. Humphris

This eBook has been optimized for use on mobile devices with a small screen.

It covers all the topics of this popular software title used in schools and colleges worldwide for over twenty years.

Now published...


Architecture for a Free Subjectivity: Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real

by Dr Simone Brott

Architecture for a Free Subjectivity reformulates the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's model of subjectivity for architecture, by surveying the prolific effects of architectural encounter, and the spaces...


Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business

by Richard B. Peiser & David Hamilton

This basic primer covers the nuts and bolts of developing all types of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, and industrial projects. Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes numerous case...


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...


Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approach

by Peter Fewings

The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking...


Google SketchUp Cookbook: Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques

by Bonnie Roskes

As the first book for intermediate and advanced users of Google SketchUp, this Cookbook goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step...


Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

by Duncan Cartlidge

This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage...


Urban Design: Method and Techniques

by Rafael Cuesta, Christine Sarris & Paola Signoretta

This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed...