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Significantly updated with revisions to nearly all 200-plus details, this second edition of Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing provides architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and other building professionals with all of the common construction details, materials information, and detailing concepts used throughout the industry. The information can be used as is or modified to fit individual project designs. Each of book's... more...
Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about 'sick buildings', thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability, all have accelerated the development of a field, which until some 40 years ago was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics. Building physics combines several knowledge domains such as heat and mass... more...
Bring big style to a small bathroom In these tough economic times, more and more people are downsizing their living spaces to smaller, more functional homes. But as typical living quarters become smaller, it doesn't mean that those dwelling in smaller digs need to sacrifice style along with space. Small Bath Solutions is packed with example bathrooms, galleries of ideas, and tons of projects for readers to bring a big punch to even... more...
Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will represent about 85% of the total expenditure in the construction field. It has been forecast that, in the same year in the USA, 50 billion... more...
There are some books that target the theory of the finite element, while others focus on the programming side of things. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB® and Abaqus accomplishes both. This book teaches the first principles of the finite element method. It presents the theory of the finite element method while maintaining a balance between its mathematical formulation, programming implementation, and application... more...
When decoration becomes a main approach of interior design and we have a higher demand towards the mental enjoyment of interior spaces, which therefore have gone beyond pure functionality and comfort, the New Art Deco is ready to prevail in interior design. It quickly becomes the foremost avantgarde style of modern interior design. This book introduces Art Deco with stunning graphics in 5 sections: New Art Deco in Designers' Eyes Art Deco Mix &... more...
The lobby & Lounge of a hotel leave the first impression of the hotel for visitors. They represent the image of the hotel and act as a public space for visitors.
As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable... more...
* Compiles all the rules of thumb and referenced facts to provide a convenient, one-stop resource for builders and architects * Updated to include new cost information and coverage of the latest International Building and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Codes * Hundreds of diagrams, charts, tables, checklists, details, and other design data for building materials, components, and assemblies * Structured to follow typical job progression,... more...
This book is aimed at developing the elementary analysis skills, familiarity and intuitive feel for composite construction that is required by undergraduate and graduate students, and by structural engineers. It does not require a prior knowledge of advanced analysis and design techniques, but builds on simple concepts such as statics and the mechanics of materials. A topic is first introduced by a brief description, with numerous carefully-chosen... more...
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