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  • BIM for Facility Managersby IFMA; Paul Teicholz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    A practical look at extending the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into facility management—from the world's largest international association for professional facility managers Building owners and facility managers are discovering that Building Information Modeling (BIM) models of buildings are deep reservoirs of information... more...

  • Blueprint Readingby Sam Kubba

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 65.00

    Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect... more...

  • Managing the Brief for Better Designby Alastair Blyth; John Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Briefing is not just presenting a set of documents to the design team; it is a process of developing a deep understanding about client needs. This book provides both inspiration to clients and a framework for practitioners. The coverage extends beyond new build, covering briefing for services and fit-outs. Written by an experienced and well-known... more...

  • Programming.Architectureby Paul Coates

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 66.95

    Programming.Architecture is a simple and concise introduction to the history of computing and computational design, explaining the basics of algorithmic thinking and the use of the computer as a tool for design and architecture. Paul Coates, a pioneer of CAAD, demonstrates algorithmic thinking through projects and student work collated through... more...

  • Material Designby Thomas Schröpfer; James Carpenter; Sheila Kennedy; Liat Margolis; Toshiko Mori; Nader Tehrani; Peter Yeadon

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 31.79

    The approach of "Informing Architecture by Materiality" opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity, transparency and fluidity as a point of departure, the concept described and employed here transcends the conventional definitions of building materials.... more...

  • Innovative Design and Constructionby Stefan Behling; Christian Brensing; Andreas Fuchs; Christoph Ingenhoven

    DETAIL 2010; US$ 42.36

    How is innovative architecture created? How can efficient synergies between planners and manufacturers be achieved? And how does an enterprise such as seele, with its proven high-level qualifications in the area of steel and glass, respond to planners' design ideas? These are just some of the questions answered in "Innovative Design + Construction",... more...

  • The Way We Build Nowby Andrew Orton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 141.95

    This book examines the structural and construction design of buildings. The first part presents an overview of materials and structural forms taking the point of view of the designer, architect and engineer. The second part is an extensive examination of over 70 case studies. They have been carefully selected and tightly structured to present a summary... more...

  • Seeing and Making in Architectureby Taiji Miyasaka

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    You always aim to achieve that moment of insight that leads to ingenuity and novelty in your design, but sometimes it remains elusive. This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new ways of seeing and making that will enhance your... more...

  • Emergent Technologies and Designby Michael Hensel; Achim Menges; Michael Weinstock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Emergence - the process by which new and coherent structures, patterns and properties ?emerge? from within complex systems Traditional architecture starts from the premise that architectural structures are singular and fixed, and however well integrated are separate from their environment and context. Emergence requires that the opposite is true... more...

  • From Models to Drawingsby Marco Frascari; Jonathan Hale; Bradley Starkey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere ?models? for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the broader range of methods and meanings at stake in the... more...