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  • Home Plan Doctorby Larry W. Garnett

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95

    Building a new house begins with a home plan, but the two-dimensional drawings used by contractors are often difficult to interpret and challenging to visualize. In easy-to-understand language, Larry W. Garnett explains construction terminology and basic design principles, enabling you to expertly navigate every step of the home-building process.... more...

  • Floor Plan Manualby Oliver Heckmann; Friederike Schneider

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 84.00

    This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example structures by famous and lesser known... more...

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areasby Caird Ramsay; Lisle Rudolph

    CSIRO Publishing 2003; US$ 35.95

    A practical guide that will assist in actively planning for prevention of property loss in bushfires. more...

  • Blueprint Readingby Sam Kubba

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 62.00

    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...

  • Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Bookby Duncan Cartlidge

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    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 of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost... more...

  • The Upcycleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart; Bill Clinton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 24.99

    From the authors of Cradle to Cradle , we learn what's next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle , one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses,... 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...

  • Architectural Graphic Standardsby Charles George Ramsey; Harold Reeve Sleeper; Bruce Bassler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 120.00

    The new student edition of the definitive architectural reference For seventy-five years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the go-to reference for architects, builders, and engineers. Revised for the first time since 2000, Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition gives students their own handy resource. Carefully abridged from... more...

  • Color Drawingby Michael E. Doyle

    Wiley 2011; US$ 99.00

    The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings. Update with over 100 pages, this Third Edition contains an entirely new section focused on state-of-the-art digital... more...