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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • Facade Construction Manualby Thomas Herzog; Roland Krippner; Werner Lang

    Birkhäuser 2004; US$ 182.00

    «Facade Construction Manual» provides a systematic survey of contemporary expertise in the application of new materials and energy-efficient technologies in facade design. It surveys the facade design requirements made by various types of buildings, as well as the most important materials, from natural stone through to synthetics, and documents a... more...

  • Loft Conversionsby John Coutts

    Wiley 2012; US$ 72.95

    Pressure on space and changes in planning law mean that loft conversions are now at the forefront in the race to improve the performance of Britain's ageing housing stock. Since 1990, roof space conversions have increased UK housing capacity by more than 200 million square feet - a living area equivalent to a medium-sized city - without the loss of... more...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade... more...

  • Felt and Torch on Roofingby Tim Richardson

    Crowood 2014; US$ 13.99

    A detailed guide to installing high performance felt and torch on roofs, for both DIY enthusiasts and professional roofers. From safety precautions, to the tips and tricks to keep a flat roof water-tight for many years, Felt and Torch on Roofing will teach the novice how to successfully complete their first felt roof to a high standard, and provide... more...

  • Earthen Floorsby Sukita Reay Crimmel; James Thomson

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors more...

  • The Building Envelopeby Alan J Brookes; Chris Grech

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The Building Envelope: Applications of New Technology Cladding provides an introduction to the state of the art in cladding systems. The goal is to show a precedent, and thus imbue confidence in architects so that they can approach a manufacturer with a reasonable working knowledge of what is feasible. This book contains 33 case studies of buildings... more...

  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...

  • Fabric Structures in Architectureby J Llorens

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 330.00

    Fabric Structures in Architecture covers the varying ways textiles and their properties are used in building construction, with particular focus given to tensile structures. The text begins with the fundamental principles of textiles, including the origins of fabric architecture, then progressing to a discussion of the modern textiles of today.... more...

  • R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industryby Keith Hampson; Judy A. Kraatz; Adriana X. Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry brings together contributions from leading industry researchers in a diverse group of countries to investigate the role of research and development (R&D) in the construction industry. Investment in R&D is a proven factor in economic growth, and helps develop a more productive and innovative... more...

  • Specialist Floor Finishesby D Cattell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 215.00

    First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...