Learn time-saving techniques and tested production-ready tips for maximum speed and efficiency in creating professional-level architectural visualizations in 3ds Max. Move from intermediate to an advanced level with specific and comprehensive instruction with this collaboration from nine different authors from around the world. Get their experience and skills in this full-color book, which not only teaches more advanced features, but also demonstrates the practical applications of those features to get readers ready for a real production environment. Fully updated for the most recent version of 3ds Max.
This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.
For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group has built and repaired straw-bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the way, they created an architectural phenomenon. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy to follow, manual for would-be straw-bale builders.
The title is misleading until you check out the contents. It is all about HVAC and more. This compilation has organized data frequently used by Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Contractors and Plant Facility Engineers. The book will end the frustration on a busy day searching for design criteria.
Revit Architecture is transforming how architectural models are designed and documented, and this is the perfect guide to quickly become productive with this industry-leading BIM solution. This practical reference and tutorial offers you a theoretical overview of BIM, explains the principles of Revit, and delves into all of Revit’s essential tools. The expert authors are architects whose years of experience with BIM technology have resulted in these pages of impressive examples, practical explanations, and in-depth and detailed tutorials.
This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilém Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary "things" as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships between art and science, theology and technology, and archaeology and architecture. Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the designs behind them) represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.
This publication contains practical guidance on the process of creating or adapting accommodation for design and technology teaching in secondary schools. It is aimed at teachers and governors, local education authority advisers and building professionals. Chapters review key planning principles and accommodation requirements involved, as well as giving more detailed guidance on planning individual timetabled and untimetabled learning spaces; non-teaching support spaces and storage aspects; furniture, surface finishes and fittings to create a successful learning environment; machines, servicing and equipment; services and environmental design; cost guidance with a worked case-study; health and safety regulations relevant to design and technology. This publication supersedes the previous 1996 edition of Building Bulletin 81 (ISBN 0112709176), and has been revised to take account of current education policies, including issues around ICT and inclusion. A companion website can be found at www teachernet.gov.uk/designandtechnology/
Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents' watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you've grown up, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive guide ever to building your own castle in the air, be it a simple child's playhouse or an adult's cozy retreat with all the modern conveniences, including electricty. Peter Nelson, the nation's foremost authority on treehouses, tells you everything you need to know about designing and building the house that's right for you and your family. He gives you information on site selection (why some trees provide better homes than others), safety issues, tree care, advice on styles and materials, and other essential rules of thumb that will save time and money. Nelson walks you through the construction of four actual projects: a children's playhouse, a vacation home, an office, and a full-time residence. Whether you'd like to build your children a safe and fun place to play and dream, or you're contemplating your own retreat from the drudgeries of earthbound living, this practical, wildly fanciful guide will show you how to make your tree fantasies come true.
Reference Data for Engineers is the most respected, reliable, and indispensable reference tool for technical professionals around the globe. Written by professionals for professionals, this book is a complete reference for engineers, covering a broad range of topics. It is the combined effort of 96 engineers, scientists, educators, and other recognized specialists in the fields of electronics, radio, computer, and communications technology. By providing an abundance of information on essential, need-to-know topics without heavy emphasis on complicated mathematics, Reference Data for Engineers is an absolute "must-have" for every engineer who requires comprehensive electrical, electronics, and communications data at his or her fingertips. Featured in the Ninth Edition is updated coverage on intellectual property and patents, probability and design, antennas, power electronics, rectifiers, power supplies, and properties of materials. Useful information on units, constants and conversion factors, active filter design, antennas, integrated circuits, surface acoustic wave design, and digital signal processing is also included. The Ninth Edition also offers new knowledge in the fields of satellite technology, space communication, microwave science, telecommunication, global positioning systems, frequency data, and radar. * Widely acclaimed as the most practical reference ever published for a wide range of electronics and computer professionals, from technicians through post-graduate engineers. * Provides a great way to learn or review the basics of various technologies, with a minimum of tables, equations, and other heavy math.
AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required is your step-by-step introduction to the latest version of AutoCAD, the drafting and design program that has become the industry standard in architecture, landscaping, engineering, and construction. Inside, practical examples and straightforward explanations show you exactly what you need to know to create, develop, and complete a sophisticated AutoCAD project. Gain the AutoCAD Skills That Matter Most Finding your way around AutoCAD Understanding basic commands Applying AutoCAD's coordinate systems Setting up a drawing Mastering drawing strategies Accessing right-click context menus Employing Polar and Object Snap Tracking Setting up layers, colors, and linetypes Using blocks and Wblocks Dragging AutoCAD objects from one drawing to another Generating elevations Working with hatches and fills Controlling text in a drawing Dimensioning a drawing Managing external references Using layouts and printing an AutoCAD drawing Sharing drawings on the Internet Viewing 3D models dynamically with 3D Orbit Rendering a 3D model Setting up attributes
A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.
Recovery in construction is still on track. Business confidence is increasing – but still not yet secure. Following the 18% fall in tender prices between 2008 and 2013, price levels are beginning to recover some lost ground, particularly in the residential sector and with London based projects. It is important to make sure tenders are competitive, whilst minimising your risk as input material prices and labour rates continue to rise and tender prices are forecast to increase an average of 4.5% over the next 3 years, reaching the pre 2008 recession levels in 2017. Spon's Architect's and Builders' Price Book, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2015 edition until the end of December 2015. We now provide SPON’S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package. Major changes have been made to this 140th edition: As well as an overhaul of prices, over new items have been added. These include: New cost models for Business Parks and Data Centres An expanded range of Kingspan roof and wall claddings New ASSA ABBLOY sectional overhead doors, including rapid opening and fabric New ASSA ABBLOY industrial dock levellers and shelters An increased range of Altro safety flooring and resin flooring systems New Altro Whiterock hygiene doorsets