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- Wiley 2009; US$ 72.50
Communicating the design intent, from initial briefing through the design stage and on to the actual construction is vital to the success of any building project. This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process. The authors investigate communication... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 119.95
Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user. The book covers: * Uses of concrete floors * Structural design * Concrete used specifically for floors * Cracks... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 145.00
The provision of an adequate means of escape from fire is fundamental to the design of new buildings and to the alteration, change of use or extension of existing buildings. It is essential that means of escape are considered at the earliest stage of a project as mistakes are very expensive to correct later in the design. There is a great deal of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95
Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. This book examines communication at a number of levels... more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 55.00
Get a realisitic guide to producing construction documents that clearly communicate the interior space of new construction, remodeling, or installation projects with Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors . This highly visual book: includes such details as furniture, finishes, lighting, and others. features authors? drawings as well as... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 79.95
As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 155.00
This book describes current advances and future directions in the theory and application of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. It is the product of an international effort involving a network of construction IT and computing researchers, investigating different aspects of agent... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 39.95
Facades determine the appearance of a building. Thus they have a very important role to play in architecture. At the same time, the building envelope has important functions to fulfill, including lighting, weatherproofing, thermal isolation, load distribution, and sound insulation, to name only the most important. In the last fifteen years, facades... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 78.95
This key text addresses the topic of lightweight claddings in buildings and is a useful guide and reference resource. Written by well-known specialists in the field, this fourth edition of an established text has been revised throughout to incorporate the latest environmental issues, the use of wood and terracotta in cladding, and use of new materials,... more...
- New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2006; US$ 20.00
The book approaches research from a perspective different from that taken in other educational research textbooks. The goal is to show educators that the application of research principles can make them more effective in their job of promoting learning. The basic point is that we do not have to stop teaching to do research; research is something we... more...