Engineering

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  1. Book ImageInfrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape

    Brian Hayes

    Revised and Updated

    “Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” —Anne Eisenberg, Scientific AmericanMore

  2. Book ImageHotel Design, Planning, and Development

    Richard H. Penner, Lawrence Adams, Stephani K A Robson

    Second Edition

    A fully revised edition of the book architects and developers consider the bible of hotel design.More

  3. Book ImageLight Color Sound: Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture

    Alejandro Bahamón, Ana María Álvarez

    Showcases an array of contemporary buildings that glitter, glow, and resound thanks to advanced technologies.More

  4. Book ImageHistorical Building Construction: Design, Materials, and Technology

    Donald Friedman

    Second Edition

    Winner of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) 2012 Lee Nelson Book Award, this book is an updated edition of the classic text detailing the ins and outs of old building construction.More

  5. Book ImageTadelakt

    Michael Johannes Ochs

    The first comprehensive description of an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates unique, sensual, natural effects.More

  6. Book ImageCovered Bridges of New England

    Jeffrey E. Blackman

    During the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth centuries, the erection of nearly one thousand covered bridges was recorded in New England's archives. However, the ravages of time, storms, floods, neglect, and vandals have reduced the remaining historic, authentic covered bridges to fewer than two hundred. While the majority of these bridges are in the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, wonderful examples of covered bridges can be found in all six of the New England states.More

  7. Book ImageCorrugated Iron: Building on the Frontier

    Simon Holloway, Adam Mornement

    When Henry Palmer of the London Dock Company was granted the first patent for “indented or corrugated metallic sheets” in 1829, he little realized what he was starting.
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  8. Book ImageResidential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance

    Dariush Arasteh, John Carmody, Lisa Heschong, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    The third edition of Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance provides updated and expanded information on window properties and technologies, as well as new sections on such key topics as window installation, energy efficiency, and building codes.More

  9. Book ImageThe Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature

    Peter Forbes

    A riveting account of the unexpected relationship between nature and scientific design.More

  10. Book ImageEngineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan

    Yasmin Sabina Khan

    The structural engineer responsible for Chicago's John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structural systems for high-rise design that broadened the palette of building forms and expressions available to design professionals today.More

  11. Book ImageWindow Systems for High-Performance Buildings

    John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Eleanor S. Lee, Et Al.

    A guide to essential window design issues, technologies, and applications for designers, specifiers, and builders.More

  12. Book ImageEnergy Efficient Buildings: Architecture, Engineering, and Environment

    Wayne Forster, Dean Hawkes

    An examination of how energy efficiency can be enhanced by integrating advances in architecture and engineering.More

  13. Book ImageWhy Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

    Mario Salvadori

    "Readers will rejoice... in the physical discoveries, ancient and modern, that create and govern the artifacts inside of which readers spend most of their natural lives."—New York TimesMore

  14. Book ImageWhy Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Kevin Woest

    The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.More

  15. Book ImageThe Investigation of Buildings: A Guide for Architects, Engineers, and Owners

    Donald Friedman

    An essential reference for building professionals, owners, managers, and individuals planning to purchase or renovate a buildingMore

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