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Quality Improvement Techniques in Construction: Principles and Methods

by Steven McCabe

Quality management has received much attention in recent years, not least in the construction industry. This book provides a description of the techniques of quality management and how they are implemented,...


Planning and Monitoring Design Work

by E. J. Coles & C.M.H Barritt

With the rise of "design and build" many more organisations are having to undertake design work; new project organisational structures are developing and many people are migrating into new roles. As a result...


Lighting

by D. C. Pritchard

Lighting, now in its sixth edition, is the standard text on the principles and practice of lighting interiors and exteriors.

The book introduces all the main principles of light and colour, along with the design...


Human Resources Management in Construction

by D. Langford, M. R. Hancock & R. Fellows

Human Resources Management in Construction fills an important gap in current management literature by applying general principles of human resources management specifically to the construction industry. It discusses...


The Urban Section: An analytical tool for cities and streets

by Robert Mantho

The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales...


The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

by EdmundC. Snodgrass & Linda McIntyre

Green roofs - the ultimate in sustainable building practices - continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater...


Build Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-206

by René Laubach & ChristynaM. Laubach

This concise guide offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building eight different nestboxes. Each nestbox is designed to attract and house different kinds of backyard birds, including bluebirds,...


Building Bat Houses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178

by DaleEvva Gelfand

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Anchors of Faith: Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South

by Martha Lee Dickson

Reflecting times of untrammeled faith and religious values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of Faith gives a pictorial overview of 145 mostly late-nineteenth century wooden churches located in southern Alabama, Mississippi,...


Regions of Risk: A Geographical Introduction to Disasters

by Kenneth Hewitt

An introduction to hazards, human vulnerability and disaster, paying particular attention to the more severe or novel risks and disaster that affect the general public. The book is split into two parts, the...


Design and Build Contract Practice

by Dennis F. Turner

This edition covers the principles of the design and build system of construction and examines the detail of the operation.


Design for Secure Residential Environments

by Steve Crouch, Henry Shaftoe & Roy Fleming

There is currently a great deal of interest in crime prevention and how it can be reduced through better design. Design for a Secure Residential Environment provides the framework on which the risk of crime...


Global Environmental Change: A Natural and Cultural Environmental History

by DR A.M. Mannion

Now in its second edition. This text has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect the growth in environmental research during the last decade. Human-induced environmental change is occurring at such...


Environments in a Changing World

by John Huckle & Adrian Martin

While there is no shortage of of books on the environment there are few introductory texts that outline the social theory that informs human geographical approaches to the interactions between ecology and society....


Creating Regenerative Cities

by Herbert Girardet

Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world's land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe....


Europe Rehoused

by Elizabeth Denby

Europe Rehoused was one of the most influential housing texts of the 1930s, and is still widely cited. Written by the housing consultant Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it offered a survey of the nearly two decades...


Ecohouse

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes & Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house...


Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas

by Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson

In the early twentieth century, developers from Baltimore to Beverly Hills built garden suburbs, a new kind of residential community that incorporated curvilinear roads and landscape design as picturesque elements...


Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems

by Steffen Lehmann

Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability,...


Architecture and the Welfare State

by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete & Dirk van den Heuvel

In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed...