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The Sustainable Design Book updates the reader on the latest products and developments in the field of "green" design. Around 300 of the most exciting new products are featured. Q&As with leading designers give insight into trends and key techniques used within the industry, while handy icons highlight each product's sustainability credentials at a glance. Beginning with a chapter on sustainable materials, the book goes on to cover furniture,... more...

Instant Revit!: A Quick and Easy Guide to Learning Autodesk® Revit® 2017 This book is designed to give the student a basic introduction to the Revit 2017 computer aided design (CAD) program. The book contains step-by-step project tutorials with screenshots using the Revit program. The units for the projects are in Imperial (Feet & Inches) units.The student begins with three warm-up projects designed to familiarize them with the... more...

TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS: NEW OR USED CONTAINER: PERMITS AND REGULATIONS: CHAPTER TWO FOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: SITE CONDITIONS: CLIMATE: MARKET FACTORS: BUILDING DESIGN: EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS: TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION: CHAPTER THREE PLACING THE... more...

The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firmsOwning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with the chaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management, a... more...

Published as a companion volume to 'Urban Design: Street and Square', this new book from Cliff Moughtin, Taner Oc and Steven Tiesell focuses on decorating the city; how ornament has been used to bring delight to the urban scene. The authors show how the pattern and distribution of street and square and other major elements in the city can be enhanced by the judicious use of decoration are outlined to bring together the ideas discussed and to show how... more...


An intensive how-to primer for design professionals for creating compelling and original concept designs through drawing by hand. Award-winning designers and workshop leaders Mark Baskinger and William Bardel bring us this thorough course in drawing to create better graphic layouts, diagrams, human forms, products, systems, and more.   Their drawing bootcamp provides essential instruction on thinking, reasoning, and visually exploring concepts to... more...

Updated and expanded, this core textbook introduces the range of building services found within modern buildings. In this fifth edition coverage has been broadened as a response to the trend towards low energy mechanical services systems for the heating and cooling of buildings. New chapters have been included on mechanical transportation and on understanding units. Now accompanied by a new instructor’s resource, it is extensively illustrated with... more...

Driven by new computer and digital fabrication tools, the architectural designs that are being built are pushing boundaries of form, customization and construction. Pushed by practices wanting and needing to produce novelty, computer-aided design systems are increasingly parametric – that is, they represent designs that change with their input data. Such systems give more control and capability to designers, but require much... more...

In 2008, Daniel Chavkin began photographing some of the more discreet and off-the-beaten-path midcentury modern homes and buildings in the Palm Springs area. These included secret gems created by such famous modernist architects as William Cody and John Porter Clark, as well as others by relatively lesser-known designers. The result is this rich photographic collection of largely unseen examples of desert modern architecture. Many of... more...

Many sectors of industry, including engineering, appreciate the importance of good project management for delivering projects in accordance with predetermined objectives. As a result, industrialists and engineering institutions have called for the inclusion of a significant proportion of project management in higher level degrees and there has been a marked increase in Continuing Professional Development, CPD, courses for professionals. This book... more...