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New Architecture Books from Wiley Address Core Competencies and Topical Trends

Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of several new architectural titles this Spring covering topics ranging across Urban Development, Building Codes and Building Information Modelling.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 am EDT

Brazil: Restructuring the Urban, guest-edited by Hattie Hartman (ISBN: 9781118972465, £24.99) is the latest in the Architectural Design (AD) series.

Highly topical following the 2014 Football World Cup and with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fast approaching, it provides key insights into Brazil's urban development and architecture and the radical changes that are taking place across the country’s cities and built environment.

The focus throughout this issue is on urban design interventions and architectural projects that represent a distinctly Brazilian approach and contribute a strong sense of place to their respective cities. It also highlights the integration of landscape design in urban planning and community interventions that seek to address the enormous disparity between the lives of the country's rich and poor.

Featuring well-known international names, such as Santiago Calatrava, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Herzog & de Meuron, it brings to the fore work of Brazilian architects Joao Filgueiras Lima, Carla Juacaba and Azevedo Architecture Agency and will be of interest to architects, urban designers, urban geographers and students of these fields.

About the author

Hattie Hartman is sustainability editor at The Architects' Journal in London. An American architect and urban planner, she has been based in London for more than 20 years. Hattie worked as an architect in Brasilia, Washington, D.C. and London before turning to freelance journalism in 1998 and joining The Architects' Journal in 2006. In 2008, she founded AJ Footprint, the AJ's dedicated coverage of sustainable design in the built environment, ( She lectures widely on mainstreaming green design and various technical aspects of sustainability. She is also the author of London 2012: Sustainable Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), a review of the sustainable design platform which underpinned the London Games. 

Drawing Architecture and the Urban by Sam Jacoby (ISBN: 9781118879405, £34.99) 

The recent proliferation of media, software and graphic approaches has made representation a minefield in architecture. In response, Drawing Architecture and the Urban by Sam Jacoby focuses on the what, how and why of representation and analysis. What, for instance, are the most important types of drawings to represent, compare and analyse a spatial project or argument in architecture? And how do you go about selecting them?

Going beyond a how-to guide, it provides students of architecture and urban design, as well as young practitioners, with an instrumental approach to drawing, especially computer-generated drawings; it outlines how drawings should be used to convey clear and analytical information in the process of design, as well as the communication and discussion of a project with in-depth examples. The final section demonstrates how to transform case-studies, directly connecting an analytical approach with the design process.

About the author

Sam Jacoby (AA Dip, Dr.-Ing, ARB, RIBA) is a chartered architect and educator with eleven years of experience teaching design studios at undergraduate and graduate level. He is Director of the MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and Teaching Fellow on the MArch Urban Design, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL). He has previously taught at the University of Nottingham and worked for various architectural and planning offices in the UK, USA and Malaysia.

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2015 International Building Code®, 5e by Francis D.K. Ching and Steven R. Winkel (ISBN: 9781119150923, £42.50)

The latest edition of the bestselling companion to the International Building Code (IBC) and is designed to give students and professionals of architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering an understanding of how the IBC is developed, how it is interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction.

As with previous editions, Ching's distinctive illustrations and the code expertise of Steven Winkel give students and professionals a user-friendly guide to the 2015 IBC. The book's design clearly denotes where new or changed code exists from the 2012 version, making it easy for readers to quickly see where updates have been applied. This includes new information related to hazmat occupancies, hospitals, and nursing homes; major changes to information on building heights; and latest information on building materials, interior environments, and energy efficiency.

About the authors

Francis D. K. Ching, FAIA, PE is one of the leading authorities on architectural design drawing around the world. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Steven R. Winkel, FAIA, PE CASp manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc. and has over 39 years’ experience as an architect, engineer, landscape architect. Steve is currently serving a term as the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences and is chair of the FEMA/NIBS Code Resource Support Committee. Steve has served as chair of the American Institute of Architects Codes and Standards Committee.

The BIM Manager’s Handbook  by Dominik Holzer (ISBN: 9781118982426, £29.99) 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now recognised worldwide for the efficiencies it delivers in terms of collaborative-working, communication, processes, cost savings and a property’s lifecycle management.

With the widespread adoption of BIM, the BIM Manager has become a much-needed, new breed of professional in architectural, engineering and construction practice. The BIM Manager’s Handbook provides an in-depth account of the breadth of activities that any BIM Manager or staff member, who is actively engaged in the delivery of projects, is required to undertake.

Originally published in six parts as an e-series during 2015, The BIM Manager’s Handbook is now available as a complete work – both in print and as an e-book – covering topics including: Best Practice BIM, Change Management, Focus on Technology, Building Up a BIM Support Infrastructure, Day-to-Day BIM Management and Excelling your BIM Efforts

About the author

Dominik Holzer is a leading BIM expert, consulting with design and construction firms in Australia. He is the previous chair of the BIM and IPD Steering Group of the Australian Institute of Architecture and Consult Australia. He is Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Holzer frequently publishes on Design Technology, particularly BIM, and he is a regular speaker/host at high level industry conferences.

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