A practical approach to planning residential spaces
Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered.
Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work."
Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
The Architect In Practice 11th Edition
Throughout its many editions, The Architect In Practice has remained a leading textbook used in the education of architects. While the content of the book has developed, the message and philosophy has remained constant: to provide students of architecture and young practitioners with a readable guide to the profession, outlining an architect's duties to their client and contractor, the key aspects of running a building contract, and the essentials of management, finance and drawing office procedure.
The eleventh edition follows in that tradition. The text has been brought up to date to ensure it follows the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 as the guide to the architect’s workflow. In addition, a number of changes to standard forms of contract were made with the publication of the JCT 2011 suite of contracts, and the RIBA Standard Form for the Appointment of an Architect 2010 (2012 Revision). These new forms are fully covered. In addition, the opportunity has been taken to reorganise the layout so that the content flows in a way that is more consistent with current architectural practice, and to deal with the increasing use of BIM. The eleventh edition of The Architect in Practice continues to provide the guidance and advice all students and practising architects need in the course of their studies and in their profession.
TedBooks - Tương Lai Của Kiến Trúc
Một cuộc cách mạng trong kiến trúc đang diễn ra. Ngày nay, một người bình thường đã có thể bày tỏ ý kiến của mình về kiến trúc thoải mái hơn bao giờ hết. 1 tỷ 750 triệu điện thoại thông minh trên thế giới đang thay đổi căn bản cách mà kiến trúc được sử dụng, biến mọi người trở thành những nhiếp ảnh gia kiến trúc. Những bức ảnh được chia sẻ trên phương tiện xã hội đã giải phóng những công trình ra khỏi vị trí địa lý vốn có, mở ra một cấp độ gắn bó mới của chúng với cộng đồng. Ngày nay, chúng ta trải nghiệm kiến trúc với một sự gần gũi chưa từng có, tạo ra những chủ đề cho các cuộc đối thoại trên toàn cầu về các công trình xây dựng và ảnh hưởng của chúng.
Trong thế giới mới này, nơi mà con người đang đòi hỏi ngày càng nhiều hơn từ những công trình xây dựng, các kiến trúc sư không còn bị bó hẹp trong bất kỳ phong cách đơn lẻ nào tại bất kỳ thời điểm nào. Thậm chí các nhà sử học về kiến trúc cũng không biết chính xác điều gì đang diễn ra ngay lúc này bởi tất cả đang xảy ra quá nhanh. Thực tế, họ sẽ chẳng bao giờ biết điều gì đang diễn ra nữa bởi tương lai của ngành kiến trúc là một cơn cuồng phong của thử nghiệm và tái đánh giá những thói quen từ lâu đã được chấp nhận.
Chúng ta đang bước vào một kỷ nguyên mới của kiến trúc – thời đại mà chúng ta muốn nhà không còn chỉ là những nơi trú chân. Chúng ta kỳ vọng những căn nhà thân thiện với môi trường. Chúng ta mong muốn một căn nhà có khả năng soi rọi mọi khả năng của con người nhưng đồng thời cũng phục vụ những nhu cầu của cộng đồng. Chúng ta cần những tòa nhà được xây dựng bằng công nghệ mới kết hợp với nguyên liệu được tái sử dụng. Chúng ta muốn nhiều hơn nữa từ kiến trúc. Một căn lều làm bằng giấy. Một tòa nhà ăn mòn cả sương. Một sân khấu biểu diễn có thể bơm phồng. Một phòng thí nghiệm có thể di chuyển xuyên qua lớp tuyết dày.
Như một thư viện kiến trúc, “Tương lai của kiến trúc” tập hợp những nhà sáng tạo nhất trên thế giới – những sản phẩm kiến trúc của hôm nay và ngày mai. Tràn đầy những hình ảnh hoa lệ và câu chữ dí dỏm, cuốn sách này là một bản hướng dẫn thiết yếu để tiến đến tương lai.
Since publication of the first edition in 1976, The Building Regulations: Explained And Illustrated has provided a detailed, authoritative, highly illustrated and accessible guide to the regulations that must be adhered to when constructing, altering or extending a building in England and Wales.
This latest edition has been fully revised throughout. Much of the content has been completely rewritten to cover the substantial changes to the Regulations since publication of the 13th edition, to ensure it continues to provide the detailed guidance needed by all those concerned with building work, including architects, building control officers, Approved Inspectors, Competent Persons, building surveyors, engineers, contractors and students in the relevant disciplines.
The Water Sensitive City
This book advocates a more thoughtful approach to urban water management. The approach involves reducing water consumption, harvesting rainwater, recycling rainwater and adopting Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) where surface water is not sent straight to drains but is intercepted by features like green roofs, rain gardens, swales and ponds.Cities in particular need to change the existing linear model of water consumption and use to a more circular one in order to survive. The Water Sensitive City brings together the various specialised technical discussions that have been continuing for some time into a volume that is more accessible to designers (engineers and architects), urban planners and managers, and policymakers.
Stress Management In The Construction Industry
This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) harnesses digital technologies to unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining built environment assets, so the Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook ensures the reader understands what BIM is, what the UK strategy is and what it means for key roles in the construction team.
Analogue And Digital 2th Edition
Simon Haykin has written two books with Wiley for Communications Systems, Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e and the forthcoming revision of his classic Communications Systems, 5e. The second edition of Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e is written at an accessible level and serves as an introductory treatment of communication theory, both ana-log and digital communications.
Given the highly mathematical nature of communication theory, it is rather easy for the reader to lose sight of the practical side of communication systems. Throughout the book, the authors have made a special effort to move through the mathe-matical treatment at an easy-to-grasp level, and also to point out the practical relevance of the theory wherever it is appropri-ate to do so. Drs. Haykin’s other text, Communication Systems reaches out to a higher level of math rigor. Also, Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e offers the probability coverage later in the book (chapter 8) since probability theory is not critical to the understanding of modulation. This also contributes to the accessible approach of the text.
Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e is self-contained and suited for a one or two-semester course in communica-tion systems taken by Electrical Engineering juniors or seniors. The book offers flexibility for organizing the course material to suit the interests of course professors and students.
My current textbook by Proakis/Salehi: Communication Systems Engineering, 2e did not meet my student’s capabilities and expecta-tions. The textbook is too complicated and overloaded with heavy mathematical equations. The material is not always logically presented. Not to mention, there is 800 pages of text. I was impressed with Haykin/Moher’s: Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e and the straightforward comprehensive material coverage of the basic principles of communication theory. Also, the text is logically written with easy to follow and understand mathematical equations and examples. Absolutely, I would like to use this textbook for my communications systems class as soon as it will be possible.” Andrei Pet-rov- Idaho State University
“ Overall, I found the concepts are clearly explained, the chapters are well motivated by their introductions, “Lessons to be learned” at the beginning of each chapter are particularly appealing, and concluded with well put summaries. A very well-written introductory text to grasp the basics of communication systems.” Aylin Yener-Penn State University
Launched in 1993, the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract has become one of the UK's leading standard forms of contract for major construction and civil engineering projects. The third edition, popularly known as NEC3, is a process based contract embodying project and commercial management best practice, so its basic philosophy differs from the more adversarial approach of other standard construction contracts. Since the first edition of this book, the third edition of the contract has seen the introduction of a new secondary option for use in the UK and amendments to a number of clauses. In addition, in September 2011, changes were introduced to cater for the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which became effective for all new contracts entered into from 1 October 2011. These amendments have been incorporated into the text. A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract will be useful to everyone in the construction industry working on a project under this contract. It will be of interest to the complete construction supply chain, including employers, construction professions, contractors and sub-contractors, as well as consultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either in the preparation of contract documentation or the day to day management or the resolution of problem situations which may arise.