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Designing & Building Your Own Home
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Designing & Building Your Own Home

By Martin Cummins

The Crowood Press, Great Britain, 2002. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. Many people dream of designing and building their own home, but don't know where to start. This book guides you through the process, making it an affordable, realistic and, above all, exciting option. Written by a practising architect, the book aims to provide the support and answers you will need, including where do you start? What are your options? What type of site are you after and how do you find it? What should you plan for and what processes should you expect and whose help you will need? What regulations will affect you and how will you gain planning permission? What should you consider when designing your home, inside and out and what should you look for in design drawings and how can you do your own? 176 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Building; Architecture; Architecture. ISBN: 1861265352. ISBN/EAN: 9781861265357. Inventory No: 248660.. 9781861265357

$24.58

Newnes Building Services Pocket Book
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Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

By J. KNight & P Jones

Newnes, Great Britain, 1995. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. The text guides readers in their choice of system by giving the principal characteristics of different types of HVAC systems. It also shows the inexperienced engineer how to produce initial theoretical designs and how to convert them into full working designs. The book takes into account the need to rationalize certain aspects of detail design to facilitate modular construction, prefabrication, cleaning, maintainance and saving time. 382 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Building. ISBN: 0750621486. ISBN/EAN: 9780750621489. Inventory No: 248554.. 9780750621489

$17.56

Building Surveys
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Building Surveys

By Peter Glover

Butterworth-Heinemann, Great Britain, 2001. Fourth Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Since 1983 'Building Surveys' has been a favourite source of reference for architecture, building and surveying. The book's emphasis on the practical knowledge, techniques and equipment required to inspect and report accurately make it invaluable for both professionals and students. Peter Glover has fully updated his book and added extra material for this 4th Edition including a new chapter on the increasingly important role of the surveyor as expert witness. The Government proposals for compulsory 'Sellers Packs', including a Home Condition Report as part of the house selling process in England and Wales, are also covered. Starting with an introduction to the role of surveyor, the book covers the main structural elements, finishes and surfaces before dealing with the various types of reports and buildings that surveyors may encounter, including historic buildings and the surveyor's role in conservation. Students will find it a comprehensive introduction to this important subject. 276 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Building; Engineering, Industrial, Trade; ISBN: 0750653019. ISBN/EAN: 9780750653015. Inventory No: 248552.. 9780750653015

$24.58

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

By Stewart Brand

Phoenix Illustrated, Great Britain, 1997. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Stewart Brand puts forward the radical proposal adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of time. 243 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Building; Architecture; Architecture. ISBN: 0753800500. ISBN/EAN: 9780753800508. Inventory No: 248559.. 9780753800508

$21.07

The Edifice Complex: How The Rich and Powerful Shape The World
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The Edifice Complex: How The Rich and Powerful Shape The World

By Deyan Sudjic

The Penguin Press, New York, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. From one of the world's premier architecture critics, a groundbreaking dissection of how the colossal egos of the powerful and wealthy determine what actually gets built--of the real reasons why we build. Architecture critics most often write about buildings as a form of art, promulgating an "auteur theory" of architecture that focuses on the dazzling brilliance of the big names, such as Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry, and underplaying the role of the wealthy and powerful in forcing the architects' hands. Deyan Sudjic puts forth a boldly contrarian view. Architecture must be understood as an expression of power and as a weapon, or form of propaganda, that is used in ways both subtle and grandiose as a means of achieving and maintaining power--of carving a legacy out of glass, steel, and stone. While most architecture books focus on a certain building or a specific architect, The Edifice Complex takes a wide-angle look at a fascinating range of buildings and large-scale building schemes--both the impressively effective and the disastrously ill conceived. In a lively and wonderfully accessible narrative style, Sudjic takes readers behind the scenes of the stories of the great political manipulators of architecture in the twentieth century, from the great dictators of fascism--Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin--and their megalomaniacal plans for rebuilding Berlin, Rome, and Moscow, to power-broker businessmen such as Nelson Rockefeller; and from the "theme park" propaganda of the presidential libraries to the vainglorious symbolism of Saddam Hussein's Mother of All Battles Mosque. While some leaders have used architecture as a means of consolidating control over a nation, others have employed architecture to shape a new national identity, as Ataturk did to a large degree of success in Turkey and the shahs attempted and failed to do in Iran. But what of the architects? Sudjic also examines the role they play in lending their talents to these efforts, from those who have all too willingly aided and abetted, such as Albert Speer, to those who have courted the powerful while remaining true to their art, such as Mies van der Rohe. The Edifice Complex offers a brilliant reinterpretation of the role of buildings in our lives and of the age-old question why we build. 403 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Building. ISBN: 1594200688. ISBN/EAN: 9781594200687. Inventory No: 248553.. 9781594200687

$24.58

Time-Saver Standards: Site Construction Details Manual [350 Ready-To-Use Details]
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Time-Saver Standards: Site Construction Details Manual [350 Ready-To-Use Details]

By Nicholas T. Dines, Kyle D. Brown

McGraw Hill Publishing, New York, 1999. Softcover (Spiral Bound). Fine Condition. 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. This efficiency-boosting resource gives you fast access to 350 of the most commonly used site construction details Details for curbs, steps, lighting fixtures, walls, and much more are ready to be copied from the convenient spiral-bound, lie-flat format. In addition, this manual offers you a clear view of each detail both in section and in a photograph of a sample installation. To further simplify and speed up your design and adaptation work, each clear, standard-scaled detail is accompanied by full data on cost, CSI Masterformat reference, applications, installation, intensity of use and substrate constraints, maintenance and climatological requirements, and other relevant considerations. Perfect for on-site consultation or desktop at-a-glance reference, as well as time-saving adaptation to documents, Site Construction Details Manual gives landscape, design, and construction professionals the comprehensive and up-to-date selection of details they need, right where they need it. Any way you look at it, this all-in-one detail anthology is an invaluable on-the-job toolNone that youOll definitely want to keep within reach. And it's a handy companion to the popular Landscape Construction Details CD-ROM! 398 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; United States; Architecture; Building. ISBN: 0070170398. ISBN/EAN: 9780070170391. Inventory No: 247721.. 9780070170391

$35.11

The Penguin Dictionary of Building
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The Penguin Dictionary of Building

By James H. Maclean and John S. Scott

Penguin, Great Britain, 1995. Fourth Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Do you need to know your lime putty from your lime plaster? Want to improve your flatness tolerance? Stuck with an incomprehensible DIY manual? The Penguin Dictionary of Building is your answer. Ably steering you through the confusing maze of jargon and technical terms, this ever-popular text has sold over 150,000 copies and is invaluable for anyone interested in construction: students, professional architects, bricklayers, carpenters, glaziers, plasterers, plumbers or DIY enthusiasts. From abrasives to Z-purlin via the murder clause, this clear and comprehensive dictionary provides succinct and accurate explanations of the techniques, equipment and issues of the building world. 517 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Building; Architecture; ISBN: 014051239X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140512397. Inventory No: 247496.. 9780140512397

$8.43