Architect's Pocket Book

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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.

Architecture Student's Bundle

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Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi,David Littlefield,Charlotte Baden-Powell,Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross

Publisher: Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781856176378

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Combining TWO BESTSELLING REFERENCES and a BRAND NEW DICTIONARY, this essential bundle provides complete coverage for the architecture student at a great price! The 3 books contain technical guidance that that will help to ground projects in reality, information that will be referred to time and again. The Metric Handbook 3rd edition (ISBN 9780750652810) is THE major handbook of planning and design data for architects. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. The Architect's Pocket Book 3rd edition (ISBN 9780750686174) is a time saver that provides quick and easy references to various architectural data. It's designed an everyday reference to help you locate essential information wherever you are. The Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (ISBN 9780750685023) is a comprehensive and beautiful guide to a complex industry. Containing over 20,000 definitions and supported with over 4,000 drawings it will help you to quickly understand those terms that you are not familiar with. Bundled together to save you money, this is the ideal way to get up to speed with the basics as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

Architect's Legal Pocket Book

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Author: Matthew Cousins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135140979

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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A little book that’s big on information. The Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is the definitive pocket reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket book provides key legal principles and the latest legal developments that will help you quickly understand the law and where to go for further information. This book covers a wide range of subjects focused on the UK including building legislation and the Localism Bill, negligence, liability, planning policy and development, listed buildings, party wall legislation and rights of light. Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this pocket book is an invaluable source of practical information and a comprehensive guide of the current law for architects. The Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is written in a format that has already proved hugely popular throughout the construction industry and is a book no architect should be without. Matthew Cousins is a practicing architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is an established author with a Diploma in Law from City University.

Landscape Architect's Pocket Book

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Author: Siobhan Vernon,Rachel Tennant,Nicola Garmory

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136740716

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.

Architect's Pocket Book

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Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429301

Category: Architecture

Page: 305

View: 2761

This fully revised edition of the pocket book includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand. The book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. There is no similar compendium currently available. The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and addresses, and is intended to be used both at the drawing board and on site. The selection of the material by the author is based on many years' experience of architectural practice in both public and private offices. Now fully updated to take into account the new 2002 editions to the Building Regulations documents H, J, L1 and L2. Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and has practised as an architect for 38 years. She began by working for British Rail and later for Sir Denys Lasdun. Since then she has run her own practice in London and Bath, dealing with new works as well as the restoration and extension of old buildings. She has written and lectured about the design of kitchens and bathrooms and is the author of Fireplace Design and Construction.

Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

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Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429220

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 399

As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket Book' this title includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand. Focusing on kitchen design, this book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. It outlines all the information needed to design a workable kitchen, including ergonomics, services such as water and waste, appliances, and material choices for the floor, walls and ceiling. There is no similar compendium currently available.

Architect's Legal Pocket Book

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Author: Matthew Cousins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588703

Category: Architecture

Page: 362

View: 9771

A little book that's big on information, the Architect's Legal Pocket Book is the definitive reference on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket guide covers key legal principles which will help you to quickly understand the law and where to go for further information. Now in a fully updated new edition, this bestselling book covers a wide range of subjects focused on the UK including building legislation, negligence, liability, planning policy and development, listed buildings, party wall legislation, and rights of light. This edition also contains greater coverage of contracts including the RIBA contracts, dispute resolution and legal issues in professional practice. Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this is an invaluable source of practical information and a comprehensive guide of the current law for architects. It is a book no architect should be without.

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

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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

Building Regulations Pocket Book

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Author: Ray Tricker,Samantha Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351254782

Category: Architecture

Page: 444

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This handy guide provides you with all the information you need to comply with the UK Building Regulations and Approved Documents. On site, in the van, in the office, wherever you are, this is the book you’ll refer to time and time again to double check the regulations on your current job. The Building Regulations Pocket Book is the must have reliable and portable guide to compliance with the Building Regulations. Part 1 provides an overview of the Building Act Part 2 offers a handy guide to the dos and don’ts of gaining the Local Council’s approval for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval Part 3 presents an overview of the requirements of the Approved Documents associated with the Building Regulations Part 4 is an easy to read explanation of the essential requirements of the Building Regulations that any architect, builder or DIYer needs to know to keep their work safe and compliant on both domestic or non-domestic jobs This book is essential reading for all building contractors and sub-contractors, site engineers, building engineers, building control officers, building surveyors, architects, construction site managers and DIYers. Homeowners will also find it useful to understand what they are responsible for when they have work done on their home (ignorance of the regulations is no defence when it comes to compliance!).

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

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Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315519321

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

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The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3; measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format; changes in procurement practice; changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work; the increased use of NEC3 form of contract; the impact of BIM. This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer’s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

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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.

Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference

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Author: Ken Haggard,David A. Bainbridge,Rachel Aljilani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317705173

Category: Architecture

Page: 92

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Our pocket reference books provide a wealth of practical information at your fingertips, whenever you need it. Rich in background detail, at-a-glance tables and diagrams, equations, and more, the Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference is a handy resource for architects, engineers and students. Coverage includes: definitions load determinants and Responses (including world wide biomes and climates, building metabolism and response, thermal sources and sinks, passive building responses to sources and sinks, tuning the building to the environment, optimizing insulation & thermal mass for comfort) contextual aspects (including microclimate and siting, temperatures, humidity, wind, radiation and comfort parameters passive components (including building envelope, passive solar terminology, orientation, apertures and glazing, thermal storage, thermal control and materials design tools (including sun path diagrams, sun peg diagrams, air flow relationships, thermal modelling and life cycle design specific functions (including passive heating, passive cooling and ventilation, natural lighting, passive water heating, resource collection and integrated design).

Professional Practice for Landscape Architects

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Author: Rachel Tennant,Nicola Garmory,Clare Winsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317501659

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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Professional Practice for Landscape Architects third edition deals with the practical issues of being a successful landscape architect professional. Endorsed by the Landscape Institute, this book is an indispensable guide for licentiate members of the Institute on their Pathway to Chartership. It follows the revised 2013 syllabus covering all aspects of professional judgement, ethics and values, the legal system, organisation and management, legislation and the planning system, environmental policy and control, procurement and implementation. It also serves as a reminder and reference for fully qualified professionals in their everyday practice and for landscape students. Valuable information is presented in an easy to follow manner with diagrams and schedules, key acts, professional documents and contracts clearly explained and made easy to understand. A handy list of questions are included to aid with P2C revision, answers of which are found within the text.

Archispeak

An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms

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Author: Tom Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134421656

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved into a language of design jargon. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, Archispeak can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly to the new architectural student -- often incomprehensible. There is a need to translate architectural design concepts into spoken and written commentary -- each word in use embodying a precise and universally accepted architectural meaning. If we explore the vocabulary of this language we gain insight into good design practice and into collective understanding of what constitutes a refined architecture. This unique illustrated guide will help students understand the nuances of this specialized language and help them in communicating their own design ideas.

Design Management

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Author: Stephen Emmitt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317396812

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

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This is a design guide for architects, engineers and contractors concerning the principles and application of design management. This book addresses the value that design management and design managers contribute to construction projects. As part of the PocketArchitecture series, Design Management is divided into two parts: Fundamentals and Application. In Part 1, Fundamentals, the chapters address the why, what, how and when questions in a simple and informative style, illustrated with vignettes from design management professionals. In Part 2, case studies from Colombia, Norway and the USA represent unique examples of the application of design management. This book offers a concise overview of design management for postgraduate students and early career design managers.

Decoding Theoryspeak

An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory

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Author: Enn Ots

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136901981

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Existentialism; Urbanism; Aporia; Deontic; Tabula Rasa; Hyperspace; Heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism... What does it all mean? The unique language used in architectural theory – both in speech and writing – can appear daunting and confusing, particularly to new architectural students. Decoding Theoryspeak provides an accessible guide to the specialized language of contemporary design for the next generation of thinkers, architects and design leaders. It includes: definitions of over 200 terms clear cross-references illustrations throughout. It is an essential pocket-sized resource for students and practitioners alike.

Architect's Legal Handbook

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Author: Anthony Speaight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429360

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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The Architect's Legal Handbook is the established leading textbook on law for architectural students and most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice. This eighth edition includes all the latest developments in the law that effect an architect's work. A key addition is a greatly expanded section on adjudication - a topic that has become hugely important in the last few years. The book also builds on the comprehensive coverage of all UK law, with editors for Scotland and Northern Ireland expanding their sections.

Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary

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Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136444068

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

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This pocket-sized Dictionary offers huge coverage for the 40,000+ people studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. From Abaciscus to Zophorus, the reader is able to quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Compact and affordable; Davies and Jokiniemi's work is the miniature version of the Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction. The Architect’s Illustrated Pocket Dictionary can be used on site or quickly at the desk and is suitable for all those interested in the buildings that surround us.

Building Information Modeling

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Author: Karen M. Kensek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317752457

Category: Architecture

Page: 286

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This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand what the benefits of BIM are or even the fundamental concepts behind it. As part of the PocketArchitecture Series it includes two parts: fundamentals and applications, which provide a comprehensive overview of all the necessary and essential issues. It also includes case studies from a range of project sizes that illustrate the key concepts clearly and use a wide range of visual aids. Building Information Modeling addresses the key role that BIM is playing in shaping the software tools and office processes in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Primarily aimed at professionals, it is also useful for faculty who wish to incorporate this information into their courses on digital design, BIM, and professional practice. As a compact summary of key ideas it is ideal for anyone implementing BIM.

Architectural Acoustics

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Author: Ana M Jaramillo,Chris Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619358

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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The application of good acoustic design can seem daunting to designers when trying to understand the often-complex physics of sound control. The ever-increasing number of standards and performance criteria that can be requested on new developments further complicates acoustics for architects. Architectural Acoustics, part of the PocketArchitecture series, provides the fundamental theory and understanding of acoustics and applications of effective detailing for specific building types and conditions in an accessible and clear technical guide. The book provides: a compact and understandable introduction to the fundamentals of building and architectural acoustics definitions of suitable acoustic performance criteria for a wide range of common buildings and room types guidance on specification and detailing of the most suitable construction types in North America and the UK. This book is both, a handy rule of thumb on acoustics for anyone involved in the design or construction of buildings, as well as an essential addition to any architect’s reference library.