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- Taylor and Francis 1992; US$ 70.00
This book is unique in its attempt to explore the many ways we have of thinking about buildings. In particular it raises questions about the kinds of knowledge we have and will need in designing, making and enjoying our buildings. At the very least this book provides an overview of the fragmented construction industry, making it a vital purchase for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
'Structure and Architecture' is an essential textbook for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. MacDonald explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. Furthermore, the book links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. An... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
A thorough introduction to building for the non-expert, this book is a one-stop book reference source for knowing everything important about building structures. Readers: follow the history of structural understanding grasp all the concepts of structural behaviour via step by step explanations apply the concepts to a simple building see... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 60.00
Putze, Farben und Beschichtungen prägen Oberflächen und erzeugen Raumwirkung. Ihr Einsatz ist entscheidend für die Wirkung eines Gebäudes und gleichzeitig Schutzschicht. Dieses Buch stellt überzeugende Lösungen vor ?bewährte wie innovative. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 167.95
Traditionally the process of design has concentrated on the construction phase itself, with the primary objective being to optimise efficiency and minimise costs during development and construction. With the move towards a more sustainable development comes the need for this short-term approach to be expanded to encompass the entire service life of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.99
Specially written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Finishings contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit. This is the first book to include typical project costs for painting and wallpapering, plasterwork, floor and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 189.95
Developed as a resource for practicing engineers, while simultaneously serving as a text in a formal classroom setting, Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings provides a fundmental understanding of the behavior of steel, concrete, and composite building structures. The text format follows, in a logical manner, the typical process of designing a... more...
- IOS Press 2007; US$ 65.00
Irregularly shaped building designs with surfaces curving in two directions ('double curved'), and also known as Free Form, Blob or liquid architecture, have gained renewed interest in the last decade due to the then emerging availability and user-friendliness of computerized design tools in the 1990's. These tools were introduced in the... more...