All posts tagged: Wiley

The Eyes of the Skin: Pallasmaa

this piece of literature attempts to highlight the importance of sensory experience in architecture

Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears

For more than thirty years, “Construction Project Management” by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.This Sixth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS). A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience. Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also …

Architecture of First Societies

Architecture of First Societies does more than just present the architecture of first societies. The author includes information on the environment, society and cultures that influenced the resulting architecture of those first societies. In addition to being useful for presenting the motivation of these examples of early architecture, the presentation, which includes, way of life, frequently depicted with color photographs of people who carry on some of these ways of life today, color photographs of modern day versions of the architecture, color photographs of archeological diggings of historic architecture and, finally, color photographs of the environment that the various peoples lived in with notes on climate changes that have occurred since then. Finally, the presentation includes architectural drawings, especially overhead drawings of the layout of whole villages and houses. For me, this had the effect of placing me in the context of what the author was describing. The only drawback was that, due to a large amount of extra material, there were not as many architectural drawings as I might have liked. For example, it …

Book Review: Architectural Theory

The book highlights some of the well known as well as little known theories that have surfaced in one and last one and half century.Insight into most theories, charters and dissemination makes this book valuable. Without reading each and every manifesto, an spending years to develop an understanding over them,this book excerpts the most valuable transcript and it is most certainly an astonishing read. Abstract of 326 theories in just 603 pages just shows the plethora of topic it includes.Starting from Arts and crafts movement to recent Deconstruction movement it encompasses almost all theories that have occurred during this time. This is an invaluable resource for any theorists and students who wants to delve deeper and think beyond. More details can be found here: ISBN-9781405102605