The Whole Building Handbook

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society.

Author: Varis Bokalders

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844078332

Category: Architecture

Page: 689

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The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on: * How to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. * How to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimized and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used. * How to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients. * Includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
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The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook

The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar ...

Author: Steven Winter Associates Inc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471183083

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

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The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies detailed, step-by-step information on all practical aspects of passive solar design and construction and fills you in on all the latest advances in materials and building techniques—including the most recent findings on material and assembly performance. You'll also find the latest techniques for computer simulation and energy analysis. This timely and informative book: Reviews passive solar design principles Discusses the unique design opportunities inherent in passive solar homes Describes the various solar home types Introduces the principles of "whole-house" design Includes more than 300 illustrations, complete construction details and notes, and dozens of helpful case studies Explores important regional issues, such as termite shields, pressure treating wood, attic ventilation, and special structural requirements in seismic areas. For building contractors, architects, and anyone interested in state-of-the-art passive solar construction, The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook saves hours of research and provides the complete, authoritative, up-to-date information that professionals need to take on a challenging job with confidence.
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The Consensus Building Handbook

Agreement on Principles of Collaboration Consensus building comes in myriad
forms. Each process consultant, depending on his or her training, background,
and area of expertise, takes a somewhat different approach to consensus
building ...

Author: Lawrence E. Susskind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761908447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1147

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This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group can put these approaches into practice, and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied.
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Building Construction Handbook

Whichever hatchings are chosen they must be used consistently throughout the
whole set of drawings. In large areas it is not always necessary to hatch the
whole area. Symbols ~ these are graphical representations and should wherever
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Author: Roy Chudley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135137847

Category: House & Home

Page: 800

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Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect the 2011 changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on energy performance, and substantial revisions of the section on structures.
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Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design

This comprehensive book covers all aspects of provision of ice rinks and swimming pools.

Author: Geraint John

Publisher: Architectural Press

ISBN: 0750622563

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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This comprehensive book covers all aspects of provision of ice rinks and swimming pools. Highly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, it gives guidance to architects and others on the design of the whole facility, from structural considerations to building services. Sport in all its many forms is enjoyed every day by hundreds of millions of people around the world and provides significant social and physical benefits for its participants. At the same time it faces intense competition for a share of their leisure time and disposable income. To retain its international and universal appeal, sport must offer both participants and spectators easy access to well designed, high quality facilities and ancillary services. The design of these facilities offers a particularly high profile challenge to architects and designers. Few other types of public building or facility are likely to be used by such a high proportion of the population. The definitive comprehensive reference, with the authority of the Sports Council Covers the whole facility
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Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Outdoor sports

The Handbook has established itself as the major reference work on sport.

Author: Geraint John

Publisher: Architectural Press

ISBN: 0750612932

Category: Architecture

Page: 281

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The Handbook has established itself as the major reference work on sport. Together with the second volume on indoor sports, this second edition confirms its place as the most comprehensive and authoritative manual on sports building design ever published. Design of sports facilities offers a particularly high profile challenge to architects and designers. Few other types of public buildings or facilities are likely to be used by such a high proportion of the population. The first volume of the Sports Council Handbook covers the requirement of outdoor sports in clearly laid-out studies, each illustrated with photographs and/or diagrams. As well as containing the latest internationally agreed dimensions for playing areas, the Handbook gives guidance to architects and others on the design of the whole facility, from structural considerations to staffing. It aims to provide complete information on the design and dimensions of over forty outdoor sports that now enjoy considerable popularity.
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Green Building Handbook Volume 1

A Guide to Building Products and their Impact on the Environment Tom Woolley,
Sam Kimmins, Rob Harrison, Paul Harrison. with some reasonably hard facts, at
least as far as the current state of the art (or science) permits. Many people avoid
 ...

Author: Tom Woolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135811594

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest, a publication described by Building Design as well-researched, authoritative and exhaustive, this practical new handbook considers the environmental issues which relate to the production, use and disposal of key building products and materials. It is designed to help specifiers and purchasers gain awareness of the potential environmental impact of their decisions. Chapter by chapter Green Building Handbook looks at a different sector of the trade from flooring to roofing, comparing the environmental effects of commonly available products with less well known green alternatives. A Best Buy section then ranks these products from lowest to highest impact.
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Building Design and Construction Handbook

Zoning places limitations on building dimensions to limit population density and
to protect the rights of occupants of ... in accordance with street width , setting
minimums for distances of buildings from lot lines , or relating total floor area in a
 ...

Author: Frederick S. Merritt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015008947213

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1568

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Provides updated, comprehensive, and practical information and guidelines on all aspects of building design and construction, including materials, methods, structural types, components, and costs, and management techniques
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Routledge s American Handbook and Tourist s Guide Through the United States

To the west of the President's mansion are two brick buildings , somewhat
antiquated in style : one , 159 feet long , by 57 deep , and ... The whole building
conta 150 apartments , for the accommodation of the treasury and its various
bureaus .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822043013457

Category: United States

Page: 216

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Metric Handbook

"An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data.

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781856178068

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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"An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data. For each building type, the book gives basic design requirements, principal dimensional data and details of relevant building regulations. The book also contains information on broader aspects of design applicable to all building types, such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and data on human dimensions and space requirements. Significantly updated, the new edition of this work focuses on sustainable design practice to make projects competitive within a green market. As well as a full revision, including additional new building types and the latest updates to regulation and practice, the book features an improved new layout with color images and text to make it easier to find vital information quickly. Metric Handbook is a tried and tested, authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems - it is a must have for every design office desk and drawing board"--
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Handbook Of Radon In Buildings

Despite these problems , however , the tracer gas technique offers the only real
method of measuring the naturally occurring fresh air change rate in a building .
Whole building pressurization provides the main alternative to tracer gas analysis
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Author: Mueller Associates (Baltimore, Md.)

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0891168230

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 261

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Very Good,No Highlights or Markup,all pages are intact.
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Handbook to the Mediterranean

294, taken from Eergusson's ' Architecture,' vol. i., will give a better idea of its
structure than any description ; the portions shaded dark are actually in existence
, the lighter portions indicate what the building probably was ; the whole is,
however ...

Author: John Murray (publishers.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590793223

Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: 512

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Handbook to London as it is

Total , 3s . 2d . General History . — The first stone was laid June 21st , 1675. - |
Divine service was performed for the first time Dec. 2nd , 1697 ... Immense as the
building looks and is , it could actually stand within St. Peter's at Rome . The outer
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Author: John Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112083817061

Category: London (England)

Page: 332

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Handbook to London as it is

Total , 3s . 2d . General History . The first stone was laid June 21st , 1675 . Divine
service was performed for the first time Dec . 2nd , 1697 ... Immense as the
building looks and IS , 16 could actually stand within St . Peter ' s at Rome . The
outer ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNNVI9

Category: Digital images

Page: 327

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Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace

The Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace addresses this complex and daunting task by presenting an accessible blueprint for this development.

Author: Joseph de Rivera

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387095752

Category: Psychology

Page: 407

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Mediation and negotiation, personal transformation, non-violent struggle in the community and the world: these behaviors – and their underlying values – underpin the United Nations’ definition of a culture of peace, and are crucial to the creation of such a culture. The Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace addresses this complex and daunting task by presenting an accessible blueprint for this development. Its perspectives are international and interdisciplinary, involving the developing as well as the developed world, with illustrations of states and citizens using peace-based values to create progress on the individual, community, national, and global levels. The result is both realistic and visionary, a prescription for a secure future.
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Handbook to the Mediterranean

The original temple hand to secure the preservation of the is ascribed by some to
Juno Augusta building , but , beyond ... the extent of 14 mètres throughout
buildings which obstruct the view on the whole extent of the building , have three
sides ...

Author: Sir Robert Lambert Playfair

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112052707947

Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: 512

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A Book on Building Civil and Ecclesiastical

We were hampered with the difficulties of a strictly confined space in re - building
the church . ... fails ; for after the first minute the eye recognises nothing but the
universal littleness , and regards the whole building as a kind of baby house .

Author: Edmund Beckett Baron Grimthorpe

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:AR52265927

Category: Architecture

Page: 391

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The illustrated handbook of architecture

... building 390 ft. by 455 ft. No pillars whatever are used in its construction,
except ... The whole building is of brick, covered with stucco ; and fortunately
almost every opening is surmounted by an inscription in the. 1 See Coste's
Edifices de ...

Author: James Fergusson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590358553

Category:

Page:

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