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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


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,...


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

by 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...


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...


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...


Finance and Control for Construction

by Chris March

Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building...


HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed.

by Arthur Bell

The Latest Information and “Tricks of the Trade”for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job!

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design...


Japan Modern: New Ideas for Contemporary Living

by Michiko Rico Rico Nose & Michael Freeman

Featuring over 200 stunning photographs, this Japanese design book captures the delightful, modern style of the Japanese home.

Japan has always intrigued the world with its deceptively simple blending of architecture,...


Estimating for Builders and Surveyors

by R D D Buchan, Eric Fleming & Fiona Grant

Written for students taking courses in building and surveying, 'Estimating for Builders and Surveyors' describes and explains the method used by the estimator to build up prices or rates for items described...


Commercial Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

by Peter Fenn

Commerce is inherently complex and the sums of money involved can be astronomical, so it is no surprise that conflicts and disputes are all too common. There are numerous techniques designed to resolve these...


National Electrical Safety Code (Nesc) 2012 Handbook

by David Marne

Achieve full 2012 NESC compliance with this hands-on guide

Designed to be used alongside the Code itself, McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) 2012 Handbook provides a rule-by-rule annotation...


Electrician's Calculations Manual 2nd Edition

by Nick Fowler

THE ULTIMATE ON-THE-JOB COMPANION--FULLY UPDATED

Thoroughly revised to reflect the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the latest industry advances, Electrician's Calculations Manual, Second Edition gives...