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

By: Deyan Sudjic

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248553

ISBN: 1594200688

Condition: Near Fine Condition

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 a... View more info

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Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

By: J. KNight & P Jones

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Newnes: 1995

Seller ID: 248554

ISBN: 0750621486

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Penguin Dictionary of Building

By: James H. Maclean and John S. Scott

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin: 1995

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 247496

ISBN: 014051239X

Condition: 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 a... View more info

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Designing & Building Your Own Home

By: Martin Cummins

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Great Britain, The Crowood Press: 2002

Seller ID: 248660

ISBN: 1861265352

Condition: 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 conside... View more info

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

By: Nicholas T. Dines, Kyle D. Brown

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw Hill Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 247721

ISBN: 0070170398

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Building Surveys

By: Peter Glover

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Butterworth-Heinemann: 2001

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 248552

ISBN: 0750653019

Condition: 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 Engla... View more info