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Shortcuts Book 2: Sustainability and Practice
Date Published: Mar 2009
Stock Code: 67743
Total votes: 3
Shortcuts provide an eclectic mix of at-a-glance guides to the minefield of regulations, new materials, and technologies that confront building designers today.
Comprising hand-drawn sketches, technical drawings, and punchy articles, each Shortcut takes you right to the heart of a key topic in architecture and construction, presenting a wealth of invaluable information in an accessible and lively way.
Shortcuts: Book 2 explores the issues that affect the way building designers work, with topics grouped into chapters on Energy Conservation; Sustainability; Working Practices; Health and Safety; and Legislation and Guidance. The shortcuts range from zero carbon energy sources to green roofs, and from drawing conventions to contracts and case law. Each Shortcut is a quick, reliable, and incisive clarification of the welter of diverse (and sometimes conflicting) technical guidance that tends to bombard and bamboozle designers.
Also available is Shortcuts Book 1: Structure and Fabric.
Shortcuts provide an eclectic mix of at-a-glance guides to the minefield of regulations, new materials, and technologies that confront building...
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Azhar Azhar , MD - Integrated Sustainable Architecture
In a world, which creates "smoke and mirrors" of complexity and jargon. Confusing everyone into stagnation. Austin's stratight talking, and clarifying books SHORTCUTS are refreshing....and simply extremely useful. Very valuable work!
Iain Borden, Head, Bartlett School of Architecture
The two Shortcuts books are really great publications. They are essential reading for our students at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, providing a wealth of detail and information in a clear and accessible format. Highly recommended.
Geoff Wilkinson, Vice Chair, Faculty of Building Control and Standards
Although I have 25 years experience in Building Control, I still find that it is easier to explain regulations to a client using Shortcuts than to refer to the Approved Documents.
London-based, German architect Bernhard Blauel
Shortcuts are an extensive and fascinating exploration on the many aspects of construction with a wealth of insight and useful references (picking) up where Henry Haverstock left with his Easibrief ten years ago.
Shortcuts are the type of guides we all love. Really good basic information on technical stuff that we should all know about, illustrated by classic architects wobbly line sketches
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