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Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

by Mark Leslie

It's been said that books have a life of their own, but there's more than literature lurking in the cobwebbed recesses of dusty bookstores and libraries across Canada. Read about some of the most celebrated...


Cognitive Architecture: Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment

by Ann Sussman & Justin B Hollander

In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the...


Dealing with Deindustrialization: Adaptive Resilience in American Midwestern Regions

by Margaret Cowell

The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to...


Construction Health and Safety Management

by Alan Griffith & Tim Howarth

Provides knowledge, understanding and guidance to the detailed and complex requirements of health and safety legislation as applied to the construction industry. This book provides the knowledge, understanding...


The Building Acts and Regulations Applied: Houses and Flats

by C. M. H. Barritt

This newly revised edition is an up-to-date and concise volume, clarifying the Building Acts and Regulations relating to houses, flats and maisonettes, for all construction professionals and students.

Each chapter...


Production, Places and Environment

by Ray Hudson

Drawing upon 25 years of original research, Production, Places and Environment provides a unique combination of rich, varied and theoretically informed case studies, along with more general analyses of processes...


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...


Conversations: Up Close and Personal with Icons of Fashion, Interior Design, and Art

by Blue Carreon

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


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...