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  • Understanding Building Failuresby James Douglas; Bill Ransom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry. Investigating... more...

  • Collaborative Design Managementby Stephen Emmitt; Kirti Ruikar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The design process has always been central to construction, but recent years have seen its significance increase, and the ways of approaching it multiply. To an increasing degree, other stakeholders such as contractors have input at the design stage, and the designer?s role includes tasks that were traditionally the realm of other professions. ... more...

  • Kevin McCloud?s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Centuryby Kevin McCloud

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Kevin McCloud?s 43 Principles of Home represents a landmark piece of interiors publishing. more...

  • Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architectureby Mariana Correia; Gilberto Carlos; Sandra Rocha

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 279.00

    In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident. Historically, vernacular heritage research focussed on philosophical... more...

  • Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soilsby Márcio de Souza S. Almeida; Maria Esther Soares Marques

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 139.95

    Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The book presents the development concepts necessary for... more...

  • Durability of Bridge Structuresby Khaled Mahmoud

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 159.95

    On Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed due to impact by an oversize truck, dumping vehicles and people into the water. Fortunately, the bridge is located in a rural area and nobody was killed in the accident, but three people were rescued after their cars plunged into the frigid... more...

  • Understanding Housing Defectsby Duncan Marshall; Derek Worthing; Roger Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This third edition of Understanding Housing Defects provides a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in housing. Each of the eighteen chapters covers a specific building element and includes a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice. Each... more...

  • Structure & Fabric 1by J S Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.95

    A new edition of the best selling title in the prestigious Mitchell's Building Series. This book is the first of a two volume set which provides a complete and thorough treatment of the principles and techniques used in the design and construction of a building. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to bring it into line with recent changes... more...

  • Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industryby Allan Ashworth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 82.99

    Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject and reinforces the changes that are taking place within the construction industry, such as how it is organised and the way in which consultants, contractors, subcontractors and all of those involved in the supply chain obtain... more...

  • Concrete and Steel Constructionby Mohamed A. El-Reedy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 149.95

    Starting with the receipt of materials and continuing all the way through to the final completion of the construction phase, Concrete and Steel Construction: Quality Control and Assurance examines all the quality control and assurance methods involving reinforced concrete and steel structures. This book explores the proper ways to achieve high-quality... more...