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: Routledge

ISBN: 1844075230

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 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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101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one.

Author: Huw Heywood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000708059

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide memoir for more experienced readers and practitioners interested in this field.
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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
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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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Energy Efficient Building Handbook

The system balances the heat load with zoned cooling to maintain a comfortable
environment throughout . form heat gain and loss calculations for the whole year ,
allowing the designer to simply integrate the calculations into the building ...

Author: Gail Greenberg

Publisher: Business Communications Company Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015006312998

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 107

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Passive Solar Design Handbook

The weighting factors are the ratios of the individual system A , to the whole
building A . Then apply Step 5 as for a single - system type to obtain the annual
auxiliary heat . or : Step 5B . Apply Step 5 to each individual system to obtain the
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033752026

Category: Solar energy

Page: 750

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Plastics in building Handbook

The glues recommended for the building of laminated structures , box beams ,
portal frames , lattice beams and shell roofs are “ Aerolite ” 300 ... As a result , the
whole structure is light at its centre and each quadrant is self - supporting .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89038838173

Category: Building materials

Page: 326

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School Planning and Building Handbook

The public should not be caused to think that those responsible at the moment
were claiming too much credit for what should be a joint effort of the whole
community. A pocket is cut out of the lower surface of many cornerstones, and a
copper ...

Author: Nickolaus Louis Engelhardt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027862773

Category: School buildings

Page: 626

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ASTM Standards on Whole Building Functionality and Serviceability

Utility representatives help facilitate contact with the customers in the buildings to
be monitored . X 1.2.5 The example is as follows . An actual project handbook
would typically be expanded to cover more topics . 2. Overview of Process 2.1 ...

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Publisher: Astm International

ISBN: CORNELL:31924074263538

Category: Law

Page: 234

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The Construction Industry Handbook

higher than about fifteen storeys , and especially those in exposed locations and
as the overall pressure differentials ( stack and wind effects ) in short sections will
not be as great as those over the whole height of the building . Also short ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015031949665

Category: Building

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Building Design and Construction Handbook 6th Edition

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 Professional

ISBN: 0071501797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1600

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A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more--all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.
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Concrete Construction Handbook

In a slipform application , the tower crane may be carried to the top with the form
and used to satisfy the hoisting requirements , or a portion of the hoisting
requirements , for the whole building after the slipform operation is complete .
Whatever ...

Author: Joseph A. Dobrowolski

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015047105062

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 941

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This edition of the handbook will be a useful tool for constructors, engineers and the owner needing information on cement and concrete.
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Concrete Construction Handbook

In a slipform application the tower crane may be carried to the top with the form
and used to satisfy the hoisting requirements , or a portion of the hoisting
requirements , for the whole building after the slipform operation is complete .
Whatever ...

Author: Joseph J. Waddell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015004488766

Category: Concrete construction

Page: 960

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Includes information on terrazzo or terrazo floors, section 27-33 to 27-38.
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Building Construction Handbook

Bore Hole Data - the information obtained from trial pits or bore holes can be
recorded on o pro forma sheet or on o drawing showing the position and data
from each trial pit or bore hole thus :grid line reference ( A B D 15.000 15.000
15.000 1 ...

Author: R. Chudley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: PSU:000024291637

Category: Building

Page: 543

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Building Construction Handbook summarises all elements of building construction practice, techniques, components and procedures. Information is presented concisely, in a highly illustrated and accessible style. This is an essential text for all building construction students up to, and including, undergraduate level. It is an ideal resource for a wide range of courses including: BTEC National, HNC/HND, and Level 3/4 NVQs. The comprehensive coverage and numerous references to the latest Building Regulations, Water Supply Regulations, British and European Standards also makes this book an invaluable reference tool for construction professionals. The fifth edition consolidates recent amendments to the Building Regulations, including: Part A Structure; Part C - Site preparation and resistance to moisture; Part E - Resistance to the passage of sound; Part L - Conservation of fuel and power; and Part M - Access to and use of buildings. The new edition also addresses the new governmental requirements for property sellers' information packs, including property condition surveys, structural defects and remedial measures. Reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading and new online lecture resources feature essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts. Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at Guildford College and the University of Portsmouth. He also examines for City & Guilds, Edexcel and the Chartered Institute of Building. Roy Chudley s books on Building Construction have helped many thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College. * Topics presented in a highly visual and easy to understand layout * Ideal for students on general construction and building courses * Updated in line with the latest revised Building Regulations * New website resources available
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Wind Loading Handbook

SMALLEST ENCLOSING RECTANGLE POR WHOLE BUILDING Diagram 2 . 9
this kind of building is shown in Figure 33 . It is so - called because the
approaching wind meets the front face of this wing as if this wing were the only
building ...

Author: T. V. Lawson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017781571

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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ASHRAE Handbook

Daily data are often used in these analyses , and raw hourly total building
consumption data , when available , provides information on occupied versus
unoccupied performance . Hourly , daily , monthly , and annual EUI across
buildings can ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002250387

Category: Air conditioning

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Murray s Handbook for Modern London

A simple pair of shears and the Derick crane was all the machinery used in
hoisting the materials, and the building arose ... The lifting of the semicircular ribs
of the transept was the most hazardous portion of the whole building; measuring
70 ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025113641

Category: London (England)

Page: 327

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Handbook of Soil Mechanics Application of soil mechanics in practice

Zoning of a building area : isothermic lines of the linear shrinkage characteristic
for a housing estate ( RÉTHÁTI , 1977 ) landscaping and surface drainage
should be carefully designed , trees should not be planted in the immediate
vicinity of ...

Author: Árpád Kézdi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026955529

Category: Soil mechanics

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