Description : For better plans–and better projects The complete guide to site analysis Site analysis is the key to a well–designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments. This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how these activities are integrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances the needs of the client and other stakeholders with the site′s suitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130 illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of maps and site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offers guidance on: ∗ Site identification, evaluation, and selection ∗ Site inventories of physical, biological, and cultural attributes ∗ Land use suitability analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ∗ Concept planning and design development ∗ Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders Filled with need–to–know information on the entire land planning and design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to the library of students and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related areas.
Description : "This book is intended to serve two purposes: to provide a coherent explanation of the theories and procedures that underpin forensic radio surveying and of the network technologies being surveyed in a form that can be read cover to cover as a text book; but also to act as a reference resource that can be dipped into as needed"--
Description : This new edition of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.
Description : Library building projects leave a legacy for decades, with one chance to get it right. Those with access to a trustworthy expert who can explain the process in step-by-step terms will have the best chance to make their projects succeed. Expert author McCarthy is an architect with in-depth expertise in building libraries as well as an 18-year veteran library trustee. This authoritative overview is filled with practical advice to understand key relationships and manage a complex process. Checklists and sample construction documents provide hands-on insights into the best practices in library construction and tools to do the job. Library directors, professionals, administrators, and trustees will get expert guidance on creating a realistic budget for new library construction and determining the responsibilities on both sides.