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This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on  sustainable development methods. The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and manage the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction through to repair, maintenance and   'end of life' scenarios. While several papers have discussed the greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, less... more...
«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 diversity of construction forms for a wide range of building types.
Traditionally the process of design has concentrated on the construction phase itself, with the primary objective being to optimise efficiency and minimise costs during development and construction. With the move towards a more sustainable development comes the need for this short-term approach to be expanded to encompass the entire service life of the structure. This book describes how to optimise the service life of structures, through an optimum... more...
Gives precise guidelines on how to design the acoustics in venues that present amplified music Debates essential construction details, including placement of sound system and use of possible building materials, in the architectural design of new venues or the renovation of old ones Presents 75 well-known European Rock & Pop venues, their architecture, beauty and properties. 20 venues are rated for their acoustics by... more...
Traditionally a building material of hot climate zones in Asia and Latin America, bamboo is increasingly discovered by architects of the Northern hemisphere as well. It is lightweight, highly elastic and ductile, and in addition offers qualities especially in demand in an era of limited resources, renewability and abundant availability. Architects and engineers have significantly widened the applications of bamboo in recent years and today even... more...
Filled with hundreds of lush, full-color photographs, 150 Best Minimalist Interior Ideas profiles beautiful minimalist rooms around the globe and presents tips, tricks, and techniques revealing how to create your own gorgeous, sophisticated interiors. One of the most popular contemporary interior design trends, minimalism highlights the essence of a room, stressing clean lines, clutter-free spaces, and a limited color palette. In... more...
The book presents a mixed research method adopted to assess and present the Toyota Way practices within construction firms in general and for firms in China specifically. The results of an extensive structured questionnaire survey based on the Toyota Way-styled attributes identified were developed and data collected from building professionals working in construction firms is presented. The quantitative data presented in the book explains the status... more...
The book presents the development of the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS), Singapore’s de facto quality performance measurement system, explains the application of the Quality Management System (QMS) to manage CONQUAS and identifies 33 critical success factors (CSFs) for achieving high CONQUAS scores. Through CONQUAS, the reader benefits from understanding how the Singapore government developed and implemented the first objective... more...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electrical Repair is a basic instruction manual on home wiring and repair. The book covers AC/DC, volts, watts, fuses, and circuit breakers, national and local codes, and caution signs and safety concerns. Learn when it's best to do-it-yourself and when you need to bring in the pros. Also covered are extension cords and multiple strips, switches and receptacles, installing fixtures and adding new circuits,... more...
Highlighting the world’s first professional kitchen, this volume showcases the massive galleys at Hampton Court Palace. Illustrating how kitchens originally built to supply the entire household of King Henry VIII were run, this guide dispells many of the misconceptions about the table manners, quality of cooking, and serving of meals in Tudor England. Authentic recipes—adapted for modern kitchens—from the period are... more...
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