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  • Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, Ninth Edition

    by Robert L. Peurifoy and 3 more

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Fully updated coverage of construction planning techniques and equipment technologyConstruction Planning, Equipment and Methods, Ninth Edition, follows in the footsteps of previous editions by laying out the ... Read more

    $207.45 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

    $76.77 AUD

  • Working Drawings Handbook

    by Keith Styles and 1 more

    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

    $87.55 AUD

  • Modern Construction Economics

    Theory and Application

    by Gerard de Valence

    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

    $83.92 AUD

  • Material Strategies

    Innovative Applications in Architecture

    by Blaine Brownell

    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

    $22.87 AUD

  • Learn to Timber Frame

    Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty

    by Will Beemer and 1 more

    The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Using full-color photos, detailed drawings, and clear step-by-step instructions, Beemer shows you exactly how to build one small (12ʹ x 16ʹ) timber-frame structure — suitable for use ... Read more

    $23.75 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

    $22.87 AUD

  • Hand Hewn

    The Traditions, Tools, and Enduring Beauty of Timber Framing

    by Jack A. Sobon

    Hand Hewn is a gorgeous celebration of the traditions and artistry of timber-frame building, a 7,000-year-old craft that holds an enduring attraction for its simple elegance, resilience, and the warmth of the wood. Internationally renowned timber-frame architect and craftsman Jack A. Sobon offers a fascinating look at how the natural, organic forms of trees become the framework for a home, with ... Read more

    $33.43 AUD

  • Prefabulous World

    Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

    by Sheri Koones and 1 more

    The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, ... Read more

    $38.71 AUD

  • Experimental Architecture

    Designing the Unknown

    by Rachel Armstrong

    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

    $62.58 AUD

  • The Green Studio Handbook

    Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

    by Alison G Kwok and 1 more

    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

    $116.15 AUD

  • Materials, Specification and Detailing

    Foundations of Building Design

    by Norman Wienand

    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

    $66.10 AUD

  • AM Envelope

    The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

    by Holger Strauss

    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


  • Construction Technology For Tall Buildings (Fifth Edition)

    by Yit Lin Michael Chew

    This 5th edition covers the latest practices and processes of various alternative methods for the construction of tall buildings from foundation to roof. The text progresses through the stages of site investigation, excavation and earthmoving, foundation construction, basement construction, structural systems for the superstructure, site and material handling, wall and floor construction, external ... Read more

    $107.90 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

    $9.45 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

    $76.77 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

    $116.15 AUD

  • Managing the Brief for Better Design

    by Alastair Blyth and 1 more

    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

    $80.40 AUD

  • The Construction MBA: Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting

    Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting

    by Matt Stevens

    Proven business strategies for operating a profitable and efficient construction firmWritten by a successful management researcher, advisor, and educator to construction contractors, The Construction MBA reveals effective operating practices for managing the multiple processes that must work simultaneously to make a construction firm consistently profitable. The methods in the book apply to both ... Read more

    $105.15 AUD

  • Estimating for Building & Civil Engineering Work

    by John Williams and 1 more

    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

    $178.63 AUD

  • European Landscape Architecture

    Best Practice in Detailing

    by Ian Thompson and 2 more

    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

    $107.13 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

    $11.10 AUD

  • Creating Sensory Spaces

    The Architecture of the Invisible

    by Barbara Erwine

    Creating Sensory Spaces celebrates spaces enlivened with sensual richness and provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to create them. Drawing on numerous built case studies in ten countries and illustrated with over 85 full color images, the book presents a new framework for the design of sensory spaces including light, color, temperature, smell, sound, and touch. Bridging across ... Read more

    $71.49 AUD