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.

Architect's Legal Pocket Book

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Author: Matthew Cousins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131758869X

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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.

Health and Safety Pocket Book

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Author: Garry Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351608797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 493

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The second edition of the Health and Safety Pocket Book has been fully revised and updated to include all the relevant legal, HSE ACoP/Guidance and practice references. It remains a handy reference tool for practising health and safety professionals, auditors, managers, HR personnel, employee representatives and anyone with health and safety responsibilities. The book is an essential compilation of guidance, data and checklists covering a wide range of health and safety topics, supported by extensive key glossary terms. The A–Z arrangement within the chapters and extensive cross-referencing make it easy to navigate, while its size and scope make it the ideal volume for ready reference and site visits. The book will also be useful for health and safety courses at all levels. Key features include: The principal health and safety legal requirements for every industry Safety management elements and systems Checklists for major hazards affecting all industries A wealth of charts, hard-to-remember details and data A glossary of the main concepts of health and safety A list of important health and safety courses, publications and organisations Revision tips for key examination themes.

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.

Professional Practice for Landscape Architects

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Author: Rachel Tennant,Nicola Garmory,Clare Winsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317501640

Category: Architecture

Page: 466

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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.

Materials for Architects and Builders

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Author: Arthur Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

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.

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!).

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).

The Architect in Practice

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Author: David Chappell,Michael H. Dunn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118907701

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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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.

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.

Introducing Architectural Tectonics

Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

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Author: Chad Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317564049

Category: Architecture

Page: 422

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Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz presents an introductory investigation into tectonic theory, subdividing it into distinct concepts in order to make it accessible to beginning and advanced students alike. The book centers on the tectonic analysis of twenty contemporary works of architecture located in eleven countries including Germany, Italy, United States, Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and Australia and designed by such notable architects as Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Kengo Kuma, Olson Kundig, and Peter Zumthor. Although similarities do exist between the projects, their distinctly different characteristics – location and climate, context, size, program, construction methods – and range of interpretations of tectonic expression provide the most significant lessons of the book, helping you to understand tectonic theory. Written in clear, accessible language, these investigations examine the poetic creation of architecture, showing you lessons and concepts that you can integrate into your own work, whether studying in a university classroom or practicing in a professional office.

Metric Handbook

Planning and Design Data

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Author: Pamela Buxton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186291X

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015 Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers This book belongs in every design office. The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design data for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as buildings, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

Architects' Data

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Author: Ernst Neufert,Peter Neufert,Johannes Kister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192534

Category: Architecture

Page: 593

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This text is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions and considerations of function and siting.

JCT Contract Administration Pocket Book

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Author: Andrew Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317525973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 227

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Successfully managing your JCT contracts is a must, and this handy reference is the swiftest way to doing just that. Making reference to best practice throughout, the JCT Standard Building Contract SBC/Q and DB used as examples to take you through all the essential contract administration tasks, including: Procurement paths Payment Final accounts Progress, completion and delay Subcontracting Defects and quality control In addition to the day to day tasks, this also gives you an overview of what to expect from common sorts of dispute resolution under the JCT, as well as a look at how to administer contracts for BIM-compliant projects. This is an essential starting point for all students of construction contract administration, as well as practitioners needing a handy reference to working with the JCT.