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Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment Tu Delft (June 25, 2013)

This volume of A+BE examines the current extent of knowledge sharing between actors who form design teams of Large Complex Building Projects (LCBPs), the problems that limited knowledge sharing causes in such...


Building for a better hospital

by Johan Van Der Zwart, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in...


Durable past - sustainable future

by Rob Van Hees, Tu Delft, Silvia Naldini, Tu Delft & Job Roos, Tu Delft Tu Delft (September 21, 2014)

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department...


The Vertical City

by Philippe Samyn, Bebooks Editions & Académie royale de Belgique Bebooks (September 11, 2014)

The growth of world population and its concentration in cities leads to excessive occupation of the ground by constructions.

Technical and scientific progress in the last decade allows, from now onwards, to envisage...


Understanding culture in territorial management and its implications for spatial planning.

by Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

This study presents and applies an integrative conceptual framework which is used to explain how culture, planning policy and territorial management outcomes are interrelated, and what the implications are for...


HydroScope anglais 2014-2015

by Tigrane Hadengue Mama Editions (May 22, 2014)

HydroScope is an annually updated professional directory, listing addresses, websites, trade shows, festivals and more than 1300 professional contacts


Woningcorporaties en Vastgoedontwikkeling: Fit for Use?

by Reinier Van Der Kuij, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (December 23, 2013)

Woningcorporaties en vastgoedontwikkeling, dat is een logische combinatie. Tenminste, het lijkt een logische combinatie. Woningcorporaties worden niet voor niets nog steeds vaak woningbouwverenigingen genoemd....


Performance measurement of workplace change

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (December 23, 2013)

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employee’s...


Performance Assessment Strategies

by Michela Turrin, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (December 23, 2013)

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial...


Spiritual Alchemy

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov Editions Prosveta (September 09, 2013)

True Alchemy does not consist in the spectacular transmutation of base metals into gold, but in the spiritual transmutation of man’s own matter.

Grains of sand are transformed into pearls; summer sees twisted,...


Spatial Planning and High-tech Development

by Wei-Ju Huang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (August 01, 2013)

n the past three decades, numerous high-tech city-regions have emerged with the rise of new high-tech industries across the world. Many of them have been specifically supported by national technology policies—in...


High Steel

by Jim Rasenberger HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York...


Integral Facade Construction

by Tillmann Klein & Tillmann Klein, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (June 03, 2013)

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship...


The Genius in the Design

by Jake Morrissey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries...


Why We Build

by Rowan Moore Harper Design (August 20, 2013)

In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—such as hope, power, sex, and our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind...


Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

by Sean T. Posey The History Press (August 21, 2017)

Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley.

From the days of the gaslit opera houses through the era of...


Brooklyn Heights

by Robert Furman & Brian Merlis The History Press (July 13, 2015)

Settled in the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods.

Its strategic location overlooking the harbor proved instrumental during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn. In...


Time Exposure

by William Henry Jackson Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

The unmatchable autobiography of the pre-eminent American photographer of the 19th century William Henry Jackson. Jackson, who was also a renowned painter, lived a long and adventure filled life from boyhood...


Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

by Leonardo da Vinci, Maurice Baring & Lewis Einstein Éditions by e-artnow (October 14, 2012)

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci.

Table of Content:

Introduction

I Thoughts on Life

II Thoughts on Art

III Thoughts on Science...


History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks

by Frederic G. Mather Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

This book deals with the History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks. "The old Romans used this water-clock; but, when their empire was destroyed, all Western Europe forgot the existence of such a thing. In the...


English Cathedrals: England’s magnificent cathedrals and abbeys (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most famous cathedrals and abbeys. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of cathedrals covered in the book.

Historical background and architectural details for...


English Castles: England’s most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, many of which are open to visitors. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of castles covered in the book.

Features historical...


PreFab Houses DesignSource

by Marta Serrats Harper Design (July 31, 2012)

For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great...


Scottish Castles: Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Chris Tabraham Collins (September 07, 2017)

A handy guide to nearly 140 of Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public.

Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this ebook are not suitable for viewing on black...


New Delhi

by Robert Byron Index ebooks (June 26, 2017)

"THAT New Delhi exists, and that, twenty years ago, it did not exist, are facts known to anyone who is at all aware of the British connection with India. It is expected, and assumed, that the representatives...


Everyday Monet

by Aileen Bordman Dey Street Books (June 05, 2018)

Bring Monet’s paintings and gardens to life using this gorgeously illustrated book that will teach you how to create a Monet lifestyle from your living room to your kitchen to your garden—from the documentarian...


SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Israel 2016

by Collectif Oecd (November 21, 2016)

This report examines Israel’s performance in stimulating SMEs and entrepreneurship and makes recommendations for government policy. A dual economy has gradually emerged in Israel, in which high rates of successful...


OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2016

by Collectif Oecd (May 26, 2016)

The publication presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD and some G20 countries. The statistics presented include measures of labour productivity,...


Inclusive Business Creation

by Collectif Oecd (May 20, 2016)

This compendium contains 20 case studies of public programmes in European countries that are successfully supporting business creation by people from disadvantaged and under-represented groups in entrepreneurship....


The Problem of Space Travel

by Herman Potočnik Noordung Zavod Ksevt (December 22, 2010)

Herman Potocnik Noordung’s ‘Inhabitable Wheel’.

In 1929, an Austro-Hungarian - Slovene called Herman Potocnik published a book under the pseudonym of ‘Noordung’. The book was Das Problem der Befahrung...


Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (February 01, 2016)

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate...


Augmented Management

by Dominique Turcq Boostzone Editions (March 30, 2013)

Augmented reality broadens our vision of everyday life, so couldn’t the same be achieved for senior managers as they face growing complexity both within and beyond their company? Just as a Smartphone can be...


The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (November 23, 2015)

Dozens of investments have been made in cultural monuments and historic environments in the countries of South-East Europe over the last decade in accordance with the principles of the European Union and Council...


The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

by Ulrich Boser HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“Boser cracks the cold case of the art world’s greatest unsolved mystery.”

Vanity Fair

 

“The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft,” The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser is a fascinating...


How to Read a Building (Collins Need to Know?)

by Timothy Brittain-Catlin Collins (May 22, 2014)

Architecture is all around us – it is part of our lives, and its development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a building is the route to understanding a major part of our cultural...


Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

by David Crane William Collins (April 29, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.

Before...


The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

by Simon Thurley William Collins (December 06, 2013)

From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world.

The Building of England puts into context the significance...


Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

by David Crane William Collins (September 26, 2013)

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.

Before...


Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands

by Darinka Czischke, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades?are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the...