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Environmental Construction Handbook

Mike McEvoy and Anne Dye

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 288

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Feb 2008

  • Stock Code: 55092

  • ISBN: 9781859461631

  • Binding: Paperback

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Environmental Construction Handbook is an illustrated analysis of the various specific sustainability challenges presented by different building types. Based on rigorous research, it examines the consequences of contemporary construction methods and the ways in which their environmental impacts can be improved.

A thought-provoking introductory chapter that makes sense of the plethora of benchmarks and environmental assessment methods serves as essential background reading, while the subsequent chapters, which concentrate on discrete building types, are designed to be dipped into as needed. The types considered houses, housing, offices, schools, supermarkets, and factories are all described using consistent, objective measures. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies contributed by some of the UKs leading exponents of environmentally conscious design, each accompanied by an ECOpoints summary to allow comparison. Comprehensive in its coverage, it makes extensive use of information panels that highlight particular issues, systems or technologies.

Overall, Environmental Construction Handbook is an important, authoritative compendium designed to help architects and other building construction professionals to deliver more sustainable buildings.

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About the Author

Mike McEvoy

Prof. Mike McEvoy is an architect who holds Masters Degrees from Cambridge and Cornell Universities and studied for his Doctorate at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London. Since the 1970s he has been engaged in architectural practice, teaching and research in the UK, US and Canada. He is the author/editor of two previous books on construction technology.

Anne Dye

Anne Dye is Head of Technical Research at the RIBA, responsible for delivering the research agenda in alliance with the RIBA Research and Innovation Group. This includes the development, support and promotion of a range of strategic built-environment research projects both within the RIBA, in partnership with other organisations and within the wider research community, as well as providing advocacy for research to key stakeholders.

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