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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...

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...

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...

A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them. The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts,... 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...


Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The 2030 Challenge aims to produce zero-net energy from new North American construction by 2030 while achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions from existing buildings. With less than 4 percent of commercial and residential structures in the United States and Canada certified by 2015, we seem destined to fall... more...

Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual, Second Edition provides engineers and designers with a quick reference guide to calculations, codes, and standards applicable to piping systems. The book considers in one handy reference the multitude of pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints that make up these often complex systems. It uses hundreds of calculations and examples based on the... more...

Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes in the field, with new and updated material on business size and structure, building... more...

The Building Services Handbook summarises concisely, in diagrams and brief explanations, all elements of building services. Practice, techniques and procedures are clearly defined with supplementary references to regulations and relevant standards. This is an essential text for all construction/building services students up to undergraduate level, and is also a valuable reference text for building service professionals.This new book is based on Fred... more...

The traveling public has no patience for prolonged, high cost construction projects. This puts highway construction contractors under intense pressure to minimize traffic disruptions and construction cost. Actively promoted by the Federal Highway Administration, there are hundreds of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) construction programs in the United States, Europe and Japan. Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and... more...