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Evocations of Place: The Photography of Edwin Smith

Hailed by the poet and architectural historian Sir John Betjeman as "a genius at photography", Edwin Smith (1912-1971) was one of Britain's...

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Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2015

This year’s book has a strong approximate estimates section, with most measured works items also presented as composite items. Now in its 34...

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RIBA Journal is the official magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Packed with regular essential reading, in-depth building...

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A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project

If you need to know about engaging the services of an architect, this RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up to date, it sets out...

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RIBA Journal is the official magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Packed with regular essential reading, in-depth building...

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If you need to know about engaging the services of an architect, this RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up to date, it sets out...

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Spon's Architect's and Builders' Price Book 2015

Recovery in construction is still on track. Business confidence is increasing – but still not yet secure. Following the 18% fall in tender...

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BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising architecture and construction, as more and more practices are realising the benefits it...

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An Introduction to Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Legislation and Practice

Most architects are likely to work with historic buildings at some point in their career. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation introduces...

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Building Construction Handbook 10th Edition

The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly...

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Guide to the JCT Minor Works Building Contract MW11

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guide comes fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation...

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NRM2 New Rules of Measurement: Detailed Measurement for Building Works

The RICS new rules of measurement (NRM) is a suite of documents issued by the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group. The...

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Health, Safety and Environment Test DVD for Operatives and Specialists: GT100/14

This revision DVD contains everything you need to know to book, prepare for and sit the health, safety and environment test for operatives and...

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Guide to the JCT Intermediate Building Contract IC11

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guide comes fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation...

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Fragments of Wilderness City: The Work of Bryan Avery

James Pallister, Architects Journal

The interplay between city and countryside is rich pickings for writers, architects and artists, particularly when they delve deeper than this simple dichotomy.

In addition to chapters on civic space, workplace and climate, Avery’s romp through the problems of the UK countryside...


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BIM for Construction Health and Safety

Heather Bryant, HSE Chief Inspector of Construction

This book is aimed at people working within the construction industry who need to understand how Building Information Modelling and health and safety management fit together.  The authors explore how the potential of BIM can be exploited to  reduce health and safety  risks. ...


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Museum without Walls

Rachel Cooke, New Statesman

'I pick up Jonathan Meades's new collection of essays, Museum Without Walls and I read a paragraph or three. It's the writerly equivalent of standing on the top of Kinder Scout and breathing deeply. The scope of his ideas, the force of his arguments, the sheer vitality of his sentences: these...


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What Colour is your Building?: Measuring and reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings

Paul King, CEO of UK Green Building Council

‘What Colour Is Your Building is an important and timely guide to help us navigate the often misunderstood subject of energy use in and around buildings. This is not an academic pursuit, it is an urgent course of action that we must embark on to harvest the most cost-effective energy and...


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A House in the City: Home Truths in Urban Architecture

Paul Finch, Architects' Journal

A House in the City: Home Truths in Urban Architecture, edited by Tim Battle and written by Robert Dalziel and Sheila Qureshi Cortale (RIBA Publishing), is well worth reading, as it is one of the few worked-through propositions about housing in recent years that is resulting in actual...