Smart Buildings Systems for Architects  Owners and Builders Book

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects Owners and Builders


  • Author : James M Sinopoli
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2009-11-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0080889697

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Smart Buildings Systems for Architects Owners and Builders Excerpt :

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders is a practical guide and resource for architects, builders, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building. Written for any professional interested in designing or building smart Buildings systems, this book provides you with the fundamentals needed to select and utilize the most up to date technologies to serve your purpose. In this book, you'll find simple to follow illustrations and diagrams, detailed explanations of systems and how they work and their draw backs. Case studies are used to provide examples of systems and the common problems encountered during instillation. Some simple Repair and Trouble shooting tips are also included. After reading this book, builders, architects and owners will have a solid understanding of how these systems work which of these system is right for their project. Concise and easy to understand, the book will also provide a common language for ensure understanding across the board. Thereby, eliminating confusion and creating a common understanding among professionals. Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols, SQL datebases, standard fiber optic Data Networks and Voice Networks Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance Systems Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems and Electric Power Management Systems, Lighting Control Systems Facility Management Systems

Smart Buildings Book
Score: 2
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Smart Buildings


  • Author : Jim Sinopoli
  • Publisher : Smart Buildings
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780978614409

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Smart Buildings Excerpt :

Smart Buildings is a practical guide and resource for architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building.

Intelligent Buildings Book
Score: 3.5
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Intelligent Buildings


  • Author : Derek Clements-Croome
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0727732668

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Intelligent Buildings Excerpt :

Intelligent buildings provide stimulating environments for people to work and live in. This book brings together a body of the latest knowledge about design, management, technology and sustainability set against the background of developments in the cultural landscapes, which affect those living and working in buildings.

Grow Home Book

Grow Home


  • Author : Avi Friedman
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2001-02-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773569089

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Grow Home Excerpt :

With economic restructuring, demographic shifts, and lifestyle changes, the traditional family - working father, stay-at-home mother, two to three children - is no longer the norm and the need for smaller homes at moderate cost has skyrocketed. The first prototype of the Grow Home was built on the campus of McGill University in 1990 and more than one thousand units were built across North America and Europe in the first year alone. In this illustrated guide, Friedman describes the background, conception, and construction of these modest (14" x 36") homes. He details their construction for prospective owners, builders, and architects, showing how past and contemporary precedents have been transformed and how the first versions were adapted by the building industry. Visits to completed Grow Homes shed light on why such homes were purchased and the process by which they "grew." Friedman also shows how the design has been adapted for prefabrication to meet the needs of the developing world. He describes the contribution that small-unit design makes to saving valuable natural resources and shares his experiences in planning communities based on the Grow Home. The Grow Home reveals the development and history of a concept that revolutionizes the home and building industry, has been translated into over 10,000 housing units, and has received, among many accolades, the United Nations World Habitat Award.

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects  Owners and Builders Book

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects Owners and Builders


  • Author : James M Sinopoli
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2009-11-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1856176533

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Smart Buildings Systems for Architects Owners and Builders Excerpt :

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders is a practical guide and resource for architects, builders, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building. Written for any professional interested in designing or building smart Buildings systems, this book provides you with the fundamentals needed to select and utilize the most up to date technologies to serve your purpose. In this book, you'll find simple to follow illustrations and diagrams, detailed explanations of systems and how they work and their draw backs. Case studies are used to provide examples of systems and the common problems encountered during instillation. Some simple Repair and Trouble shooting tips are also included. After reading this book, builders, architects and owners will have a solid understanding of how these systems work which of these system is right for their project. Concise and easy to understand, the book will also provide a common language for ensure understanding across the board. Thereby, eliminating confusion and creating a common understanding among professionals. Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols, SQL datebases, standard fiber optic Data Networks and Voice Networks Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance Systems Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems and Electric Power Management Systems, Lighting Control Systems Facility Management Systems

BIM Handbook Book

BIM Handbook


  • Author : Rafael Sacks
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119287544

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BIM Handbook Excerpt :

Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building product and process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Third Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Information on the ways in which professionals should use BIM to gain maximum value New topics such as collaborative working, national and major construction clients, BIM standards and guides A discussion on how various professional roles have expanded through the widespread use and the new avenues of BIM practices and services A wealth of new case studies that clearly illustrate exactly how BIM is applied in a wide variety of conditions Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Third Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.

Construction Law Book

Construction Law


  • Author : Gail Kelley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118229033

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Construction Law Excerpt :

For a construction business to function properly, architects, engineers, and contractors need to understand how the various state and federal laws affect their business and how to avoid disputes and exposure to liability. This book offers a comprehensive review of the US legal environment, both criminal and civil, focusing on the key legal concepts and issues applicable to a typical construction project. Construction professionals will find clear, concise introduction to a wide range of contractual issues related to project participants, as well as issues related to the actual construction and litigation.

Building by the Book Book

Building by the Book


  • Author : Robert P. Guter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015020879261

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Building by the Book Excerpt :

Demonstrates how architectural ideas from books and popular periodicals helped shape New Jersey's landscape from the colonial era to World War II

Building Construction Inspection Book
Score: 5
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Building Construction Inspection


  • Author : Jay M. Bannister
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1991-09-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0471530042

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Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods Second Edition Edward Allen This remarkably complete introduction to the art of building sets the materials and building systems in an historical context. This unique evolutionary approach to building construction includes a description of how materials are obtained and processed, an outline of the people and organizations who work with each material, their tools and working methods, and the role of one building system in relation to others. Chapters include a listing of key terms and concepts useful in enlarging a technical vocabulary, review questions that underscore key concepts, and exercises that apply lessons to real-life situations. 1990 (0 471-50911-6) 803 pp. Understanding Infrastructure A Guide for Architects and Planners George Rainer This landmark reference--written for concerned professionals--describes the basic mechanisms essential to city function. Each element of infrastructure is discussed--from water supply, sewers and storm drainage, solid and hazardous wastes, energy, telecommunication, streets, bridges, to water-front infrastructure, rail/transit and aviation, buses, and parks--and set in a context familiar to the design professional. Includes an extensive discussion of standard and innovative solutions as well as relevant environmental, legal, and economic considerations. 1990 (0 471-50546-3) 278 pp. Construction Specifications Writing Principles and Procedures Third Edition Harold J. Rosen and Tom Heineman The classic guide to the principles and practice of specifications writing has been fully updated to reflect the latest AIA and CSI standards, the newest computer applications to spec writing, and the linkage of key databases to specifications. Retaining the format of its successful predecessors, this Third Edition outlines the basic principles, concepts and uses of specifications, showing how they relate to contract documents developed by the architect and engineer. Specific guide

Intelligent Building Technology in Japan Book
Score: 4
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Intelligent Building Technology in Japan


  • Author : Arthur Rubin
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN 10 : 9780788148934

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Intelligent Building Technology in Japan Excerpt :

While the concept of "intelligent buildings" was initiated in the U.S., in recent years the Japanese have been at the forefront in rapidly applying new technologies in building designs and applications. This report assesses advances in Japanese intelligent buildings, and the implication of its effects on the U.S. construction industries. Information was obtained from visits to advanced buildings and building complexes in Japan, and interviews with architects, engineers, researchers and academics. Covers: changing characteristics of building users, experiences with new technologies, and forecasts of intelligent building design.

Timber Construction for Architects and Builders Book

Timber Construction for Architects and Builders


  • Author : Eliot E. Goldstein
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045649558

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Timber Construction for Architects and Builders Excerpt :

Written by one of the country's leading practitioners and authorities on timber architecture and construction, and featuring chapters by a top wood scientist and several renowned timber engineers, this book may well be the most complete and readable introductory guide ever prepared on modern timber construction. It offers you guidance on every phase of timber construction, from traditional joinery to contemporary materials, and from architectural details to construction strategies, including evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Eminently readable and full of valuable advice, this book provides a conception-to-completion overview essential to anyone interested in or involved with timber construction.

Green Building Technologies and Materials Book

Green Building Technologies and Materials


  • Author : Xing Kuan Wu
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038135944

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Green Building Technologies and Materials Excerpt :

A major goal of this special collection of 47 peer-reviewed papers was to gather together the current knowledge of academic scientists, engineers and industrial researchers and have them share their experiences and research results concerning every aspect of green building technologies and materials, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. An interesting guide to this increasingly relevant subject. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).

Dense   Green Book

Dense Green


  • Author : Thomas Schröpfer
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038210146

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Dense Green Excerpt :

The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high-density buildings. The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment. From the Contents: •Dense + Green Building Types, by Thomas Schröpfer, architect, Singapore University of Technology and Design •Dense + Green Building Technology, by Atelier Ten, environmental design consultants and building services engineers, New York, NY •Dense + Green Landscape Design, by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect, Atelier Dreiseitl/Rambøll Liveable Cities Lab, Überlingen/Singapore/Portland, OR •Dense + Green Botanical Design, by Jean Yong, plant eco-physiologist, Singapore University of Technology and Design •Dense + Green Urbanism, by Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, ETH Zurich •25 in-depth case studies from Europe, Asia and the USA •Practice Reports by Foster + Partners, WOHA, Ken Yeang, MVRDV and others

Structural Competency for Architects Book

Structural Competency for Architects


  • Author : Hollee Hitchcock Becker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-11
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136666858

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Structural Competency for Architects Excerpt :

Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you need to know about structures for the design of components, as well as the logic for design of structural patterns, and selection of structural typologies. Organized into six key modules, each chapter includes examples, problems, and labs, along with an answer key available on our website, so that you learn the fundamentals. Structural Competency for Architects will also help you pass your registration examinations.