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Books Construction + Real Estate

2007 | Book

Failed Stone

Problems and Solutions with Concrete and Masonry

Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. But the fact is they develop problems. It is not always as dramatic as the collapse of a section of the roof of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2004. Gradual changes also occur that may …

Author:
Patrick Loughran

2010 | Book

Limited Language: Rewriting Design

responding to a feedback culture

"Limited Language" is a web-platform, co-founded in 2005 by Colin Davies (University of Wolverhampton) and Monika Parrinder (Royal College of Art, London), for generating writing and discussion about the design process. Over the last four years …

Authors:
Colin Davies, Monika Parrinder

2024 | Book

Adaptive On- and Off-Earth Environments

This volume investigates the challenges and opportunities for designing, manufacturing and operating off-Earth infrastructures in order to establish adaptive human habitats. The adaptive aspects are considered with respect to the development of …

Editors:
Angelo Cervone, Henriette Bier, Advenit Makaya

2005 | Book

Disappearing Architecture

From Real to Virtual to Quantum
Editors:
Georg Flachbart, Peter Weibel

2024 | Book

Sustainable Construction Resources in Geotechnical Engineering

Select Proceedings of CREST 2023

This book presents select proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST 2023), and focuses on sustainability, promotion of new ideas and innovations in design …

Editors:
Hemanta Hazarika, Stuart Kenneth Haigh, Babloo Chaudhary, Masanori Murai, Suman Manandhar

2024 | Book

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Conference 2022

This book gathers the best peer-reviewed papers presented at the Italian Concrete Conference, held in Naples, Italy, on October 12-15, 2022. The conference topics encompass the aspects of design, execution, rehabilitation, and control of concrete …

Editors:
Maria Antonietta Aiello, Antonio Bilotta

2024 | Book

Building Bridges Starts in the Mind

Engineering - More than Technical Solutions

Being a civil engineer is a fulfilling profession. Civil engineers design sustainable infrastructure. We build houses, roads, bridges, tunnels, cultural centres, towers and much more. We often bring all our engineering skills to bear to achieve …

Author:
Moritz Menge

Open Access 2024 | Open Access | Book

Cycling Through the Pandemic

Tactical Urbanism and the Implementation of Pop-Up Bike Lanes in the Time of COVID-19

This open access book provides insight on how the tactical urbanism has the capacity to influence change in mobility practices such as cycling. COVID-19 crisis prompted the public authorities to rethink the use of public space in order to develop …

Editors:
Nathalie Ortar, Patrick Rérat

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Book

Post Un-Lock

From Territorial Vulnerabilities to Local Resilience

This open access book builds a framework that holds together numerous open issues in territorial planning: from the understanding of territorial, landscape, environmental and climatic dynamics to the analysis of local vulnerabilities, to the use …

Editors:
Grazia Brunetta, Patrizia Lombardi, Angioletta Voghera

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Book

Technological Imagination in the Green and Digital Transition

This open access book addresses the pressing need for sustainability in urban development and the use of technology, with cities to serve as the main stage for strategies that seek to meet the targets and the cross-sector priorities indicated in …

Editors:
Eugenio Arbizzani, Eliana Cangelli, Carola Clemente, Fabrizio Cumo, Francesca Giofrè, Anna Maria Giovenale, Massimo Palme, Spartaco Paris

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Book

Urban Living Lab for Local Regeneration

Beyond Participation in Large-scale Social Housing Estates

This open access book provides an integrated overview of the challenges and resources of large-scale social housing estates in Europe and outlines possible interdisciplinary approaches and tools to promote their regeneration. It especially focuses …

Editors:
Nele Aernouts, Francesca Cognetti, Elena Maranghi

Open Access 2022 | Open Access | Book

Planning Cities in Africa

Current Issues and Future Prospects of Urban Governance and Planning

This open access book provides insights into challenges, threats and opportunities of urban development in Africa. It discusses how and why African cities need localised urban planning concepts and theories to deal with challenges and threats of …

Editors:
Dr. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis, Prof. Stefan Greiving, Prof. Ally Hassan Namangaya, Prof. Wilbard Jackson Kombe

Open Access 2021 | Open Access | Book

The Life and Afterlife of Gay Neighborhoods

Renaissance and Resurgence

This open access book examines the significance of gay neighborhoods (or ‘gayborhoods’) from critical periods of formation during the gay liberation and freedom movements of the 1960s and 1970s, to proven durability through the HIV/AIDS pandemic …

Editors:
Dr. Alex Bitterman, Prof. Daniel Baldwin Hess

2024 | Book

The Indonesian Economy and the Surrounding Regions in the 21st Century

Essays in Honor of Iwan Jaya Azis

This book broadens the reader’s knowledge of several important issues having to do with the economy of Indonesia and its surrounding regions, to which Professor Iwan Jaya Azis has made significant contributions in the last 40 years. The book is …

Editors:
Budy Prasetyo Resosudarmo, Yuri Mansury

Open Access 2021 | Open Access | Book

Frontiers of Real Estate Science in Japan

This open access book presents recent research and hot topics in the field of real estate science in Japan. It features carefully selected English translations of peer-reviewed papers and excellent articles published in the Japanese Journal of …

Editors:
Yasushi Asami, Yoshiro Higano, Hideo Fukui

2024 | Book

Graphic Horizons

Volume 3 - Graphics for Knowledge

This book reports on several advances in architectural graphics, with a special emphasis on education, research and heritage. It gathers a selection of contributions to the 20th International Congress of Architectural Graphic Expression, EGA 2024 …

Editors:
Luis Hermida González, João Pedro Xavier, Inés Pernas Alonso, Carlos Losada Pérez

2024 | Book

RC Structures Strengthened with FRP for Earthquake Resistance

This book covers the merits and demerits of advanced composite materials with regard to their applications for earthquake-resistant applications. The chapters in the book are divided into the following main topics: (a) the processing and …

Editors:
Shamsher Bahadur Singh, C. V. R. Murty

Open Access 2019 | Open Access | Book

Bio-based Building Skin

This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials’ application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review …

Authors:
Dr. Anna Sandak, Dr. Jakub Sandak, Dr. Marcin Brzezicki, Dr. Andreja Kutnar

Open Access 2021 | Open Access | Book

GeomInt–Mechanical Integrity of Host Rocks

This open access book summarizes the results of the collaborative project “GeomInt: Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities” within the Program: Geo Research for Sustainability (GEO: …

Editors:
Prof. Dr. Olaf Kolditz, Dr. Uwe-Jens Görke, Prof. Dr. Heinz Konietzky, Dr. Jobst Maßmann, Dr. Mathias Nest, Prof. Dr. Holger Steeb, Prof. Dr. Frank Wuttke, Prof. Dr. Thomas Nagel

Open Access 2020 | Open Access | Book

Buildings for Education

A Multidisciplinary Overview of The Design of School Buildings

This open access book presents theoretical and practical research relating to the vast, publicly financed program for the construction of new schools and the reorganization of existing educational buildings in Italy. This transformative process …

Editors:
Prof. Stefano Della Torre, Prof. Massimiliano Bocciarelli, Laura Daglio, Raffaella Neri