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  • The Secrets of Hawthorn Place

    A heartfelt and charming dual-time story of the power of love

    by Jenni Keer ...
    'This is definitely up there as one of the best books that I have read. It's got a special place in my heart. Just amazing!' 5* reader review'Gorgeous! Exuberant writing, convincing, adorable characters, romance and a little whimsy' TRACY REES***Love will always find a way . . .***Discover the intriguing secrets of Hawthorn Place in this heartfelt dual-time novel, filled with warmth and charm, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Finance and Control for Construction

    by Chris March ...
    Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building process.Covering the stages from the client's initiation, to the final handover of the building, March includes evidence from those currently working in the industry, and covers the key ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • Working Drawings Handbook

    Covering every aspect of drawing preparation, both manual and computer-aided, this comprehensive manual is an essential tool for students, architects and architectural technologists. Showing what information is required on each type of document, how drawings relate to specifications, and how to organize and document your work, this handbook presents a fully illustrated guide to all the key methods ... Read more

    $106.99 AUD

  • Digital Fabrications

    Architectural and Material Techniques

    by Lisa Iwamoto ...
    series Architecture Briefs
    Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms. The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Wood

    Craft, Culture, History

    by Harvey Green ...
    A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human cultureWood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes one wood hard and one soft? How did we find it, tame ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Modern Construction Economics

    Theory and Application

    Traditional building economics has primarily been concerned with issues around project appraisal and cost management techniques. On the other hand, modern construction economics has a wider focus with stronger links to mainstream economics, reflecting an increased interest in a range of theoretical issues in construction economics, both at the macro and micro level. In Modern Construction ... Read more

    $90.99 AUD

  • Material Strategies

    Innovative Applications in Architecture

    series Architecture Briefs
    Blaine Brownell s best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • AM Envelope

    The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

    This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.The term ‘AM Envelope’ (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. ... Read more

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  • SAP MM TCodes

    by Gaurav Mehra ...
    SAP MM is known as SAP Material Management system. SAP MM role in business process is as follows:A business process in SAP is termed as “Module”.SAP Materials Management (MM) is a part of Logistics area and helps to manage the procurement activity of an organization from procurement.It supports all aspects of material management (planning, control etc).It is the backbone of the Logistics area ... Read more

    $5.01 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Experimental Architecture

    Designing the Unknown

    In this ground-breaking book, the first to provide an overview of the theory and practice of experimental architecture, Rachel Armstrong explores how interdisciplinary, design-led research practices are beginning to redefine the possibilities of architecture as a profession. Drawing on experts from disciplines as varied as information technology, mathematics, poetry, graphic design, scenography, ... Read more

    $67.99 AUD

  • Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

    Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet this challenge. The term mass customisation denotes an offering that meets the demands of each individual customer, whilst still being produced with mass production efficiency. Today mass ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • European Landscape Architecture

    Best Practice in Detailing

    Drawing together case studies from all over Europe, this text explores the relationship between the overall idea of the landscape architecture for a site and the design of details.Examining concept sketches and design development drawings in relation to the details of the design, the book offers a more profound understanding of decision making through all stages of the design process.The book ... Read more

    $115.99 AUD

  • Materials, Specification and Detailing

    Foundations of Building Design

    series Technologies of Architecture
    Continuing in the holistic philosophy of the Technologies of Architecture series, this volume examines the various layers of knowledge, skills and mechanisms that make up the many approaches to the essential function of technical design in the creation of successful buildings.Well-illustrated with case studies, the author draws on his extensive experience in architectural education to provide a ... Read more

    $71.99 AUD

  • Estimating for Building & Civil Engineering Work

    It deals in a practical and reasonable way with many of the estimating problems which can arise where building and civil engineering works are carried out and to include comprehensive estimating data within the guidelines of good practice. The early part of the book has been completely rewritten to contain chapters useful to students and practitioners alike for the development of the estimating ... Read more

    $192.99 AUD

  • The Green Studio Handbook

    Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

    The Green Studio Handbook remains an essential resource for design studios and professional practice. This extensive and user-friendly tool presents practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings. Students and professionals can quickly get up to speed on system viability and sizing. Each of forty-three environmental strategies includes a brief ... Read more

    $125.99 AUD

  • Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

    by Tony Wrench ...
    Tony covers the process of visualising and designing a house through to the practical side of lifting the living roof, infilling the walls. laying out rooms and adding renewable, autonomous technology. He offers advice on roofs, floors, walls, compost toilets, wood stoves, kitchens, windows and on planning permissions. There are photographs of the dwelling and illustrations from the construction ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Business Organisation for Construction

    by Chris March ...
    With a user-friendly style and a strong theoretical base, Business Organisation for Construction provides readers with the tools required to skillfully and successfully operate a business in today's construction industry. Arranged into three sections, Chris March explains:strategy and vision, business finance and the market placethe organization, recruitment, support, motivation and leadership of ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • The Ecology of Building Materials

    by Bjorn Berge ...
    The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as ... Read more

    $125.99 AUD

  • Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

    Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction.Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade. Beautifully illustrated with a great deal of technical information throughout, it shows work, technical ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • Managing the Brief for Better Design

    Briefing is not just presenting a set of documents to the design team; it is a process of developing a deep understanding about client needs. This book provides both inspiration to clients and a framework for practitioners. The coverage extends beyond new build, covering briefing for services and fit-outs. Written by an experienced and well-known team of authors, this new edition clearly explains ... Read more

    $90.99 AUD

  • Collage and Architecture

    Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and Teddy Cruz to illustrate the diversity of collage techniques. The six case study projects from ... Read more

    $94.99 AUD

  • Laboratory Design Guide

    by Brian Griffin ...
    Laboratory Design Guide 3rd edition is a complete guide to the complex process of laboratory design and construction. With practical advice and detailedexamples, it is an indispensable reference for anyone involved in building or renovating laboratories.In this working manual Brian Griffin explains how to meet the unique combination of requirements that laboratory design entails. Considerations ... Read more

    $133.99 AUD

  • Australian Metropolis

    A Planning History

    series Planning, History and Environment Series
    The Australian Metropolis splendidly fills a huge gap in the literature on Australian cities. It is the definitive account of the history of Australian cities and the crucial role which planning has played in their genesis and growth. Spanning two centuries from the very beginning until the present day, it will instantly become a standard work ' Professor Sir Peter Hall, author of Cities in ... Read more

    $109.99 AUD

  • The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated

    Design, Construction, Resources

    75% new material with all new, updated full color photosPrevious editions have sold over 17 800 copiesEditors are pioneers in the field of ecological construction and central figures in the alternative building fieldOver fifty contributors offer inspirational stories and practical techniques from around the worldGives a thorough grounding in the overall considerations of natural buildingIncludes ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD