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Design & Drafting

  • Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Processby Peter Szalapaj

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process introduces the reader to new developments in the computer modelling of design form in contemporary architectural practice through a series of detailed case studies. The book illustrates how evolving design practices use and exploit the potential of new computing technologies in a wide range of... more...

  • Building Information Modelingby Karen M. Kensek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is aádesign guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand what the benefits of BIM are or even the fundamental concepts... more...

  • Building Construction Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing... more...

  • Life Cycle Assessmentby Kathrina Simonen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods. Architects and construction professionals must assume greater responsibility in helping building owners to understand the implications of making material,... more...

  • Introduction to Architectural Scienceby Steven V. Szokolay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Softspaceby Sean Lally; Jessica Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This well-illustrated book unites essayists and emerging architectural practices to examine how digital tools are increasingly being used in architectural design, not only to show form, structure and geometries but also to visualize and simulate energies and material qualities such as air, gas, sound, scent and electricity. Softspace takes stock... more...

  • University Architectureby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the importance of university architecture. It is intended as... more...

  • Predictive and Optimised Life Cycle Managementby Asko Sarja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    Predictive and Optimised Life-Cycle Management sets out methodologies to meet the demands of the current trend towards sustainable civil engineering and building. Encompassing all aspects of construction practice, from design through to demolition and the recycling of materials, Sarja provides tools for optimal property-value protection, including... more...

  • Sports Architectureby Rod Sheard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the... more...