The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Author: Sofie Pelsmakers

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859465486

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick, easy to use and points to the facts, figures and performance data that are most important. This 2nd edition is now fully up-to-date with the latest Building Regulations Part L and F legislation (England and Wales), RIBA Plan of Work 2013, new information on the Green Deal and Zero Carbon and contains revised references and further reading sections throughout. The new edition also continues to provide: - Guidance on all core sustainability topics - Handy tools, allowing quick design estimates - Design guidance, technology, building science and best practice Whether used in the classroom, office or on-site, the book guides the designer through the entire process; from the fundamentals to the building details. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies - the Pocketbook has got it covered.

The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Author: Sofie Pelsmakers

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859463741

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

View: 9300

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The Environmental Design Pocketbook places the information you need for sustainable, low-energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools, and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick and easy to use. Pointing to the facts, figures, and performance data that are most important, it includes: Succinct guidance on all core sustainability topics Concise explanations and reference to the latest legislation and codes Invaluable checklists Handy tools that allow you to quickly estimate the values relevant to your design Design guidance, technology, building science, and best practice. Twelve sections guide the designer from the fundamentals through to the building details themselves. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies – the Pocketbook has got it covered. Written for architects, as well as engineers, planners, clients and developers, this handy new pocketbook will help the professional designer to meet and exceed sustainable standards.

Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross,Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131724303X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

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This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.

Environmental Science in Building

Author: Randall McMullan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137605456

Category: Buildings

Page: 399

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"Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. The new edition of this well-established text continues with and improves the environmental narrative based on appropriate principles and technologies such as carbon, lifetime performance and ratings schemes. It also expands the building services content with new coverage of equipment options, specifications and performance implications."--Provided by publisher.

Eco-Homes

People, Place and Politics

Author: Doctor Jenny Pickerill

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780325339

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Despite this, relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the United States, Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical changes to our houses – such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems – require changes in how we live. As such, it argues, it is not lack of technology or political will that is holding us back from responding to climate change, but deep-rooted cultural and social understandings of our way of life and what we expect our houses to do for us.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

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Construction project management requires a broad range of knowledge, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This practical no–nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

Sustainable Construction

Author: Sandy Halliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636076X

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

View: 616

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It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all. For designers, clients and project managers this means we have to create healthy buildings and places which support communities, enhance biodiversity and contribute to reversing unsustainable trends in pollution and resource consumption. It is a very positive agenda. This groundbreaking book will help all building design, management and cost professionals to understand sustainable design and provide the technical skills needed to implement the most up-to-date concepts. Based on a hugely successful series of workshops for professionals in construction, the book covers the history of ideas, materials, measurement - both cost and benchmarking performance - environmental services, and the building design and delivery process through to post-occupancy evaluation. It covers individual buildings and the urban scale. Sustainable Construction is a master-class in how to achieve practical, affordable, replicable, sustainable design. It has something new and often surprising in it for everybody in the construction industry. For the Architect and Engineer it gives chapter and verse to the basic design issues at all scales and through the whole of the plan of work For Quantity Surveyors and cost professionals it challenges current conventions with researched case study evidence" For clients and project managers it outlines the drivers and the justification for a sustainable approach and outlines the legislative framework; and it gives guidance on procurement and project and site management issues For contractors and developers it contains a wealth of case study material, rooted in practical experience and economic reality. For teachers and students it will bust myths, liberate thinking and inform design

Landscape Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Siobhan Vernon,Rachel Tennant,Nicola Garmory

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136740643

Category: Architecture

Page: 340

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An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office. Covering all the major topics, including hard landscaping, soft landscaping as well as planning and legislation, the pocket book also includes a handy glossary of important terms, useful calculations and helpful contacts. Not only an essential tool for everyday queries on British standards and procedures, this is a first point of reference for those seeking more extensive, supplementary sources of information, including websites and further publications. This new edition incorporates updates and revisions from key planning and environmental legislation, guidelines and national standards.

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

Eurocodes, Third Edition

Author: Fiona Cobb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0080971210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 890

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Functions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers... The hugely useful Structural Engineer’s Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the IStructE Part 3 exam. With stripped-down basic material—tables, data, facts, formulae, and rules of thumb—it is directly usable for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit, or on site. ...And a Core Reference for Students It brings together data from many different sources, and delivers a compact source of job-simplifying and time-saving information at an affordable price. It acts as a reliable first point of reference for information that is needed on a daily basis. This third edition is referenced throughout to the structural Eurocodes. After giving general information and details on actions on structures, it runs through reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. Provides essential data on steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and other main materials Pulls together material from a variety of sources for everyday work Serves as a first point of reference for structural and civil engineers A core structural engineering book, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Edition benefits both students and industry professionals.

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

Author: Paul Tymkow,Savvas Tassou,Maria Kolokotroni,Hussam Jouhara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136893660

Category: Architecture

Page: 378

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The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Author: Roxanna McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750680156

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Building and architecture has developed a language of its own, with terms and jargon that can confuse an expert let alone an outsider. Misunderstandings over what a word means can be irritating but unimportant, but could in the worst cases be costly or even dangerous. Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information. Each stage of the building and design process is illustrated, and each hand-drawn illustration is carefully labelled with the relevant technical terms, to ensure that each term is used correctly and consistently by everyone working on a project. The 'Illustrated Building Pocket Book' is a radical approach to the age-old problem of the ambiguous use of technical language in building and architecture. By using drawings – which leave little room for ambiguity – clarity, safety and certainty can be achieved. * Detailed hand-drawn images explain what terms mean and show how to use them * Logical progression though the building process * Avoid costly and dangerous misunderstandings about what is meant by building jargon

Sustainability

RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Author: Sandy Halliday,Richard Atkins

Publisher: Riba Publishing

ISBN: 9781859465912

Category: Construction industry

Page: 256

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Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task - in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and explains the essential activities required at each stage. Concise and easy to use with a consistent format these guides provide the ultimate quick reference support at your desk or on-site. An authoritative 'how to' full of pragmatic advice, examples and in-text features such as 'hints and tips' that illuminate best practice and clever solutions. Designed to be used on all projects - large and small - and across all types of procurement, they are task rather than role-oriented acknowledging that a variety of people take on these responsibilities. They are also invaluable for architectural students at Part 3 who are getting to grips with the realities of practice.

Thermal Delight in Architecture

Author: Lisa Heschong

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262580397

Category: Architecture

Page: 78

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Considerations given to thermal qualities in the design and construction of buildings worldwide and throughout history are examined in an attempt to show the importance of thermal qualities in effective building design

Plastic-Free

How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Author: Beth Terry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500350

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874005X

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Introduction to Architectural Science

The Basis of Sustainable Design

Author: Steven V. Szokolay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317918592

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods like air conditioning. This is not a ‘how to’ book but answers the question why. It equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this third edition including all the most relevant developments affecting heat, light and sound controls. The book responds to the need of understanding beyond ‘rules of thumb’.

Rough Guide to Sustainability

A Design Primer

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781849711975

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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Designers, Visionaries and Other Storiesis a compelling manifesto for change at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental regulation, and limited sustainable design progress.Written by the leading sustainable design thinkers, t

Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

Author: Andrew Prentice,John Knight,W.P. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136376526

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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Newnes Building Services Pocket Book is a unique compendium of essential data, techniques and procedures, best practice, and underpinning knowledge. This makes it an essential tool for engineers involved in the design and day-to-day running of mechanical services in buildings, and a valuable reference for managers, students and engineers in related fields. This pocket reference gives the reader access to the knowledge and knowhow of the team of professional engineers who wrote the sixteen chapters that cover all aspects of mechanical building services. Topic coverage includes heating systems, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, fans, ductwork, pipework and plumbing, drainage, and fire protection. The result is a comprehensive guide covering the selection of HVAC systems, and the design process from initial drafts through to implementation. The second edition builds on the success of this popular guide with references to UK and EU legislation fully updated throughout, and coverage fully in line with the latest CIBSE guides.

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

Author: Huw Heywood

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859464816

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer's thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the fundamentals of low energy buildings. With reliable, simple rules of thumb that will provide new ideas and refresh the designer's palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice or guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration, while there are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper. The emphasis is on passive low-energy principles, and the rules of thumb cover all the design fundamentals from site and location to orientation and form, peppered with some which will help the designer to think 'outside the box' about the design process itself. Applicable throughout the world in any climate region, 101 Rules of Thumb is a global primer intended to be dipped into at any time as a quick means of re-focusing on what's important when designing a new or retro-fitted low energy building.

Eco-minimalism

The Antidote to Eco-bling

Author: Howard Liddell

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859464953

Category: Architecture

Page: 114

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Describes the holistic, considered and appropriate deployment of building science in support of ecological, affordable sustainable architecture for everyone