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Geraint John

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Geraint John RIBA Dip Arch (UCL) CISRM MILAM FRSA. Honorary Life President of the UIA (International Union of Architects) Sports and Leisure Programme. Former Chief Architect at GB Sports Council. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rod Sheard

Rod Sheard Dip Arch (QUT) RIBA ARAIA FRSA. Stadium designer and Senior Principal of Populous. Author of The Stadium: Architecture for the New Global Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ben Vickery

Ben Vickery RIBA BA Dip Arch FRSA. Senior Principal of Populous and co-author of the SGSA guide on concourses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stadia : The Populous Design and Development Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... 7.1 Playing surfaces 7.2 Pitch dimensions, layout and boundaries 7.1 Playing surfaces 77 7.1.1 history Informal sport has been played on grass fields, city squares or open ground for hundreds of years but it was not until...

Biomass: making the right choices

Ecohouse : A Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... BioMAss: MAKing thE right choicEs geoff hogan Choosing the best biomass system for your home is not as straightforward as you may think. This is why we will take you through those choices step by step so you end up with the best design...

Nutrients

Gundula Proksch

Gundula Proksch is a licensed architect and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. With over 15 years of professional practice and teaching experience in London, New York City, and Seattle, her design, research, and scholarly work explores novel, sustainable design practices in architecture and landscape architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Urban Agricultural Systems : An Integrated Approach to Design

Routledge, 2017

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... Proksch Book.indb 6 03/10/2016 16:13 Nutrients Growing Systems and Zero Waste Future ABSTRACT Most cities maintain waste streams that do not sufficiently return nutrients to the natural cycle. Simultaneously, many ecosystems...

Building with Straw, Bad Deutsch, Austria

Mary James

Mary James is a science writer who specializes in covering building energy efficiency. She has written several books about passive buildings in North America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Bill

James Bill is president of Zero Impact Architecture and a founding member of Passive House California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Passive House in Different Climates : The Path to Net Zero

Routledge, 2016

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... Courtesy Milan Hutera Building with Straw, Bad Deutsch, Austria Bjorn Kierulf came into creating PHs in Slovakia through a slightly unusual route. By birth he is Norwegian, and by training he is an industrial designer. His wife, Zuzana...

Water, Waste, Materials and Landscape

Paul Appleby

Paul Appleby is a freelance consultant having recently retired from his role as Director of Building Sustainability at the URS Corporation Ltd. With a 40-year career in consultancy, academia and research, having numerous publications to his name, Paul has worked with some of the world's leading architects and developers and recently appeared in a Property Week list of 'Green Heroes' of the construction industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings : Cool Climates

Routledge, 2015

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... WATER, WASTE, MATERIALS AND LANDSCAPE Paul Appleby INTRODUCTION Sustainable refurbishment is not only about reducing operational energy and associated CO2 emissions and improving comfort and indoor environmental quality. Opportunities...

Natural and Synthetic Rubbers

Construction Materials Reference Book

Routledge, 2014

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... Vince Coveney PhD University of the West of England, Bristol (Faculty of Environment and Technology) Contents 28.1 Introduction 312 28.6.7 Ethylene–propylene rubbers 319 28.6.8 Chloroprene 319 28.2 Production of base elastomers 312 28.6.9...

Plant Materials

Elizabeth M. Golden

Elizabeth M. Golden is a registered architect in the United States and in Germany. She has contributed her expertise to the design and construction of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest institution of its kind in Afghanistan, and to Niamey 2000, an urban housing proposal for the rapidly expanding capital of Niger. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, she teaches courses focused on design, materials, and building technology, with an emphasis on sustainable systems. She is also co-director of the Philippines Bamboo Workshop. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building from Tradition : Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture

Routledge, 2018

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... Plant Materials .1 Traditional Japanese minka house in Japan. locally available. Our current understanding of building materials Weaving and binding were the first methods as durable or resistant is challenged by the employed to shape...

Thermal properties of building materials and elements

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 6. Thermal properties of building materials and elements The effectiveness of a building envelope is directly related to the choices made regarding materials and construction, that is, the thermal properties that each material has...