Green Buildings and the Law

Green Buildings and the Law
  • Author : Julie Adshead
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2011-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781135239145

Green Buildings and the Law Book Review:

In countries such as the UK, the energy used in constructing, occupying and operating buildings represents approximately fifty percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to improve the environmental performance of buildings during both construction and occupancy, particularly to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, has become intense. Understandably, legislation and regulation are driving green development and compliance. And this is happening in a wide variety of ways. This review of the law in key jurisdictions for the research community, lawyers, the construction industry and government examines some of the mechanisms in place – from the more traditional building regulation controls to green leases and the law relating to buildings and their natural environment. Members of the CIB TG69 research group on ‘Green Buildings and the Law’ review aspects of the law relating to green development in a range of jurisdictions.

Strategic Sustainable Procurement

Strategic Sustainable Procurement
  • Author : Colleen Theron,Malcolm Dowden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 129
  • Relase : 2017-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781351274463

Strategic Sustainable Procurement Book Review:

Procurement is playing an increasingly strategic role as a lever for sustainable development and social and environmental responsibility. Greater regulation on sustainable procurement in the public sector, including significant changes to the EU Directive in April 2014, are driving this change.This comprehensive guide to sustainable procurement by practising legal experts Colleen Theron and Malcolm Dowden distils key developments in EU and UK public sustainable procurement legislation, government guidance and policy; provides an introduction to sustainable procurement more broadly; provides case studies and practical examples on contractual aspects of procurement; shows you how to set up a sustainable procurement strategy; and contributes to the development of sustainable procurement policy. There is also increased emphasis on "clean" supply chains in the private sector, as best practice seeks to mesh with public sector requirements and reduce the risk that bids for public contracts might be undermined by adverse environmental impacts or social misconduct along the supply chain.Private sector companies should act now to establish best practice sustainable procurement principles to minimize the risk of litigation; several international standards are embedding the principles of sustainable procurement into their requirements.The book also offers practical examples of what sustainable procurement entails, whether the organization is bidding for public sector contracts, in need of meeting tender requirements, looking to obtain certification for a standard, or is simply seeking to improve its supply chain management and implement best practice.

Questioning Architectural Judgment

Questioning Architectural Judgment
  • Author : Steven A. Moore,Barbara B. Wilson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2013-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781135079871

Questioning Architectural Judgment Book Review:

The book shines light on the problem of judgment, particularly in the realm of architectural "technics" and the codes that regulate it. The struggle to define "sustainability," and thus judge architecture through such lenses, is but one dimension of the contemporary problem of judgment. By providing the reader with an inherently interdisciplinary study of a particular discipline—architecture, it brings to the topic lenses that challenge the too frequently unexamined assumptions of the discipline. By situating architecture within a broader cultural field and using case studies to dissect the issues discussed, the book emphasizes that it is not simply a matter of designing better, more efficient, or more stringent codes to guide place-making, but a matter of reconstructing the boundaries of the systems to be coded. The authors are winners of the EDRA Place-Research Award 2014 for their work on the Green Alley Demonstration Project used in the book.

CIB W99“建筑安全与健康的全球合作”国际会议论文集

CIB W99“建筑安全与健康的全球合作”国际会议论文集
  • Author : 方东平,Rafig M. Choudhry,Jimmie W. Hinze
  • Publisher : 清华大学出版社有限公司
  • Pages : 684
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 7302132364

CIB W99“建筑安全与健康的全球合作”国际会议论文集 Book Review:

本书精选了CIB W99“建筑安全与健康的全球合作”国际会议论文75篇,涉及有关建筑安全与健康的法律、战略和发展规划,规范和标准,教育培训和持续学习,风险分析与决策,安全投资和效益,量测及定量分析,信息技术和自动控制的应用等内容。

Court-Connected Construction Mediation Practice

Court-Connected Construction Mediation Practice
  • Author : Andrew Agapiou,Deniz Artan Ilter
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2016-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781317609896

Court-Connected Construction Mediation Practice Book Review:

The value of mediation has been widely acknowledged worldwide, as shown by the number of jurisdictions in which the courts enforce obligations on parties to negotiate and adopt mediation to settle construction disputes. This book examines the expansion and development of court-connected construction mediation provisions across a number of jurisdictions, including the England and Wales, the USA, South Africa and Hong Kong. It includes contributions from academics and professionals in six different countries to produce a truly international comparative study, which is of high importance to construction managers as well as legal professionals.

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2012

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2012
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 851
  • Relase : 2011-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781482266832

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2012 Book Review:

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2012, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, provides an ongoing reality check and adjustment for changing market conditions. This is the o

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 837
  • Relase : 2012-09-06
  • ISBN : 9780415690775

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book Review:

Conflicting signals! Public sector cutbacks, soaring input costs, and a mixed picture all round. You need SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2013 to get the detail right. SPON’S A&B PRICE BOOK, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, provides an ongoing reality check and adjustment for changing market conditions. 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 back cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2013 edition until the end of December 2013. We now provide Spon’s Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package, which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years and which is no longer supplied with the hard copy book. Major changes have been made to this 138th edition: As well as an overhaul of prices, SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2013 includes: A new cost model for an office fit out. New measured works have been introduced: Concrete canvas, Dreadnought Handformed roof tiles, UPVC external doors, Thermalite paint grade concrete blocks, EPS/PIR hybrid roof insulation, Omnidec composite flooring systems, sheep wool insulation, Kingspan TEK cladding panels, 750 & 900 dia CFA piling, Lignacite architectural blocks. More has been given for cork flooring and much else has been changed throughout. ...along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK: 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses Updated, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk. Other titles in the Spon’s Price Book Series: SPON’S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK 2013 SPON’S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2013 SPON’S EXTERNAL WORKS AND LANDSCAPE PRICE BOOK 2013

Law and the Built Environment

Law and the Built Environment
  • Author : Douglas Wood,Paul Chynoweth,Julie Adshead,Jim Mason
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2011-01-25
  • ISBN : 9781405197601

Law and the Built Environment Book Review:

Law and the Built Environment is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studied by aspiring built environment professionals. Written by a team of lecturers with many years' teaching experience in these areas, key principles of English law are placed in their relevant professional context and clearly explained in exactly the right level of detail for success in the modules studied. The book also focuses in greater depth on some specialist areas of built environment professional practice, including construction contracts, health and safety, rent review, dilapidations, and lease renewals. It provides an essential resource for students studying for qualifications leading to professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). It caters primarily for students studying these subjects at bachelor's degree level, but will also be suitable for students on programmes at HNC and HND levels, as well as those undertaking professional examinations. It will also provide introductory reading for students undertaking master's level programmes, and particularly for the increasing numbers of graduates from other disciplines who are now studying on RICS-accredited master's degree conversion programmes.

Green Buildings and the Law

Green Buildings and the Law
  • Author : Julie Adshead
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 041555926X

Green Buildings and the Law Book Review:

"Legislation and regulation are driving green development and compliance in a wide variety of ways. This international review of the law in key jurisdictions for the research community, lawyers, the construction industry and government examines some of the mechanisms in place - from the more traditional building regulation controls to green leases and the law relating to buildings and their natural environment"--Provided by publisher.

Portugal SB07

Portugal SB07
  • Author : Luis Bragança
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 1179
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781586037857

Portugal SB07 Book Review:

"The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. On the other hand, construction and buildings have considerable environmental impacts, consuming a significant proportion of limited resources of the planet including energy, raw material, water and land. Therefore, the sustainability of the built environment, the construction industry and the related activities is a pressing issue facing all stakeholders in order to promote Sustainable Development. The new millennium is challenging practitioners and researchers with the sustainability of the built environment and the construction industry. Hence, the main purpose of this publication is to discuss these challenges and present solutions that actively facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment. The issues presented include: Building sustainability assessment tools; Indoor environment quality and benchmarks; Sustainable resources and materials use; Use of non-conventional materials; Use of industrial waste; Eco-materials and technologies; Sustainable management of existing building stock; Innovative sustainable construction systems; and Design."

Building Procurement

Building Procurement
  • Author : Roy Morledge,Adrian J. Smith,Samuel Y. Appiah
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2021-02-26
  • ISBN : 9781119609483

Building Procurement Book Review:

As an industrial process, construction is unique. The procurement processes used to achieve the successful completion of built assets requires a different approach to that adopted in most other industries, due to the design of buildings being bespoke and the sites being geographically varied. The procurement process is central to the success of any construction project and many of the problems which impact construction projects can be traced back to the procurement phase, so a good understanding of the methods of procurement, the development of a procurement strategy and the influence it has on project success is essential for all those working in the industry. Much has changed in the global construction industry since publication of the second edition of Building Procurement, for example the increase in debt burden of many major economies, widespread adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology in the industry and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. This new edition has been rewritten to take account of these significant developments, but at its core it continues to provide a critical examination and review of current procurement practices in the UK, continental Europe (including EU procurement procedures), China, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa and the USA. It retains its original strong emphasis on the need for clients to establish achievable objectives which reflect the project business case and focuses on development of suitable strategies and management structures to meet those objectives in the current construction climate. Building Procurement will be essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management and practitioners working in all areas of construction management.

New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law

New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 786
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5175371

New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law Book Review:

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Author : Annie R. Pearce,Yong Han Ahn,HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 898
  • Relase : 2017-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781317204992

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Book Review:

The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.

Towards Sustainable Building

Towards Sustainable Building
  • Author : Nicola Maiellaro
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2001-10-31
  • ISBN : 140200012X

Towards Sustainable Building Book Review:

In December of 1999, a conference on sustainable building was held at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). This volume contains 15 papers originally presented at the conference by Maiellaro (National Research Council of Italy) and other researchers. Topics include, for example, criteria for labeling buildings and building products as "environmentally friendly," bio-climactic technologies in Mediterranean countries, and economic challenges to sustainable construction. The volume is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The International Construction Law Review

The International Construction Law Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : OSU:32437011503857

The International Construction Law Review Book Review:

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I
  • Author : Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 490
  • Relase : 2009-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781848260603

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I Book Review:

Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. Technological innovation offers many opportunities to make buildings more dynamic and comfortable, and occupants more comfortable and productive. The necessity of environmental conservation, on the other hand, compels all types of developments and human activities to be environmentally responsive. The content of the Theme on Sustainable Built Environment is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering several topics: Urban Design ; Emerging Issues in Building Design; Environment, Energy and Health in Housing Design; Culture, Management Strategies, and Policy Issues in the Sustainable Built Environment; Using Technology to Improve the Quality of City Life; Urban and Regional Transportation, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

CIB Proceedings 2015: Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development

CIB Proceedings 2015: Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development
  • Author : Prof. Charles Egbu
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2016-02
  • ISBN : 9781326479510

CIB Proceedings 2015: Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development Book Review:

This International Conference is about sustainability in its wider sense. It is an important area of discourse, as it pertains to how we work and how we lead our lives while considering the lives and workplaces of future generations. The conference particularly sets out to explore some of the developments and challenges taking place in academia and industry in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The conference is entitled "Going north for sustainability". The North signifies progress in technology, education and other areas of human endeavour to many people. Progress requires that people learn across continents and cultures.

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions
  • Author : Matthijs Prins,Robert Owen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2010-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781136537042

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions Book Review:

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) represent a significant new research trajectory in the integration of architecture and construction through the rapid adoption of new processes. This book examines the ways in which collaboration and new methods of contracting and procurement enhance skills and improve processes in terms of lean and sustainable construction. Based on high quality research and practice-based examples that provide key insights into IDDS and its future potential, this book surveys the technologies that are being employed to create more sustainable buildings with added value for clients, stakeholders and society as whole.

Sustainable Building 2000, 22-25 October 2000, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Sustainable Building 2000, 22-25 October 2000, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Author : Chiel Boonstra,Ronald Rovers,Susanne Pauwels
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij Æneas BV
  • Pages : 808
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 9075365365

Sustainable Building 2000, 22-25 October 2000, Maastricht, The Netherlands Book Review:

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future
  • Author : Robert J. Howlett,John R. Littlewood,Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2021-02-06
  • ISBN : 9789811587757

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future Book Review:

This book contains an introduction and 20 studies, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy. Contributions are from many different countries of the world and on a range of topics, representing a sample of research within the ‘sustainable energy and buildings’ field. The book begins with chapters on the sustainable design of buildings, followed by descriptions of issues relating to the renovation, restoration and reconstruction of existing buildings, or in one case a railway wagon. The next part of the book covers factors that form barriers or impediments to low or zero carbon buildings, followed by studies of issues relating to policy and certification. There then follow four chapters on various topics related to sustainable buildings – undergraduate courses, insurance issues, biophilia relating to buildings and thermal conductivity measurement. There are several chapters relating to renewable energy, followed by two chapters with a sustainable transport theme, one relating to electric vehicles, and the other about a sustainable road infrastructure. The final chapter is on the manufacture of sustainable building components for the UK housing sector. The book is of use to engineers, scientists, researchers, practitioners, academics and all those who are interested to develop and use sustainability science and technology for the betterment of our planet and humankind, and to mitigate climate change reality.