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Building for a better hospital: Value-adding management & design of healthcare real estate

by Johan Van Der Zwart

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in Dutch hospitals. CREM can be defined as the management of the real estate portfolio of a corporation by aligning the portfolio and services with the needs of the core business in order to obtain maximum added value for the business and an optimal contribution to the overall performance of the organisation. This definition assumes that accommodation can add value to the organisation and contribute to its overall achievement. Elaborating on the added value of real estate in addition to quantifying these added values and making them applicable to hospital real estate management is therefore...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward  

Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands: Between the State, Market and Community

by Darinka Czischke

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the way in which social housing providers perform their task and are reshaping their relationships with the State, communities and with other market actors. The combination of continued State withdrawal from service provision, the deep and persistent effects of the global financial crisis that begun in 2008 and profound changes in the type of demand for social housing across North Western Europe call for a reflection on the implications of these phenomena
for social housing providers. Several studies indicate that social housing providers in Europe have begun to adopt new (social) entrep...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward  

Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they break cold winds and protect their microclimate. In temperate climates (such as of the Netherlands), the thermal behaviour of courtyards has been studied less. In this dissertation, low-rise residential courtyard buildings were therefore studied among (and along) different urban block types in the Netherlands....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward  

Evaluation of Plan Implementation: Peri-urban Development and the Shanghai Master Plan 1999-2020

by Jinghuan He

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive urban expansion. Shanghai’s GDP growth rate has been over 10 per cent for more than 15 years. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 23.47 million, which is double its size in 1979. The urban area enlarged by four times from 644 to 2,860 km2 between 1977 and 2010. Such demanding growth and dramatic changes present big challenges for urban planning practice in Shanghai. Plans have not kept up with development and the mismatch between the proposals in plans and the actual spatial development has gradually increased, reaching a critical level since 2000. This issue of A+BE asks to what e...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 218 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
7 reviews

A Primer on Solar Power: Making the Choice to Invest in Personal Solar Panels

by Devin Wraight

Interested in getting on board with solar energy? Feel like you don't know where to start?

A Primer on Solar Power takes a look at the current state of solar technology around the world, argues the Pro's and Con's of solar power, specifies the types of solar power and goes into detail on Residential solar power and whether or not you should take the step in adding solar panels to your home or business.

Without going into crazy detail with a bunch of confusing scientific lingo and what not, A Primer on Solar Power provides a general view on solar energy and tries to answer the big question: "How much can I save with solar power?"...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Photo Book of Old San Francisco (1900 - 1910): (More than 50 slides of historic San Francisco) (Includes Images of San Francisco earthquake 1906) (old ... history, san francisco photo book)

by Merrily Home

Photo Book of Old San Francisco (1900 - 1910) (More than 50 slides of historic San Francisco) (Includes Images of San Francisco earthquake 1906)

This book is a collection of more than 50 digitally enhanced vintage photographs of San Francisco, as it was between 1900 -1910.

Amazon Prime/Kindle Unlimited Members can borrow this book for FREE

Tags - old san francisco photos, old time photos san francisco, old photos of san francisco ca, old photos of san francisco neighborhoods, old san francisco earthquake, historical evidence san francisco earthquake 1906,
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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Photography, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward  

by Kees Geevers

Dit proefschrift is de weerslag van het onderzoek naar stedenbouwkundige structuren van historische industri...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 293 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward  

Photo Book of Old Washington, D.C. (1900 - 1910): (More than 80 Historic Photos of Washington, D.C.)

by Merrily Home

Photo Book of Old Washington, D.C. (1900 - 1910) (More than 80 Historic Photos of Washington, D.C. )

This book is a collection of more than 80 digitally enhanced vintage photographs of Washington, D.C., as it was between 1900 -1910.

Amazon Prime/Kindle Unlimited Members can borrow this book for FREE...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Photography, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
28 reviews

Drawn To You (#1 Conklin's Blueprints) (Conklin's Trilogy)

by Brooke Page and Samantha Hondorp

What do you do when your predictable life goes spiraling out of control? When your supposed childhood friend commits the most brutal betrayal, completely gutting you, destroying the life you thought you were meant to have? You make dangerous, careless decisions with your best friend, completely molding yourself into someone you’re not. I thought clubs, alcohol, and promiscuity would numb my pain, sculpt me into the person I should be; strong, confident, alive…
I was wrong.
So now I’m forced to go back home, where the only opportunity to throw my life back on track is located. I never wanted my parent’s wealth or notability, but I’m afraid if I don’t take the flight from Florida to Grand Rapids, I’m going to drown.
But instead of drowning in my own insec...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward  

Between Flexibility and Reliability: Changing Planning Culture in China

by Chiu-Yuan Wang

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution” as the main research skeleton. The starting point is to investigate to what extent Chinese urban planning has developed after the opening up and other reforms under the state-led and market-driven modes of Chinese reformation, and to investigate how the different modes and various actors have influenced urban planning, based on the investigation of the respective political and economic changes within the initial reformation in general, and planning in particular....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Integral Facade Construction: Towards a new product architecture for curtain walls

by Tillmann Klein

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship oriented constructions to highly developed facade systems. But its constructional principle is still the same....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal effectiveness of these devices and an exploration of factors that influence their use and effectiveness.Three case studies executed with three different HEMS in households, a life cycle assessment (LCA) on those three HEMS, as well as a reflection on the challenges of both researching and implementing HEMS in existing housing gave a comprehensive picture of the opportunities and barriers for HEMS.The research revealed five typical use patterns that emerged amongst households. It also revealed average energy savings of 7.8%, which however decreased in the follow-up that was condu...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

AM Envelope: The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve todays demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.The term AM Envelope (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades just in time. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 255 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration: A Study on Rehabilitating the Former Socialistic Public Housing Areas in Beijing

by Xiaoxi Hui

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 796 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 301 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Spatial Planning and High-tech Development: A comparative study of Eindhoven city-region, the Netherlands and Hsinchu City-region, Taiwan

by Wei-Ju Huang

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 252 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Performance Assessment Strategies: A computational framework for conceptual design of large roofs

by Michela Turrin

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial for developing well-performing final designs. Computer aided conceptual design has the potential to aid the design team in discovering and highlighting these relationships; especially by means of procedural and parametric geometry to support the generation of geometric design, and building performance simulation tools to support performance assessments. However, current tools and methods for computer aided conceptual design in architecture do not explicitly reveal nor allow for backtracking the relationships between performance and geometry of the design. They currently support post-en...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Performance measurement of workplace change: in two different cultural contexts

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employees performance and as such to contribute to organisational goals and objectives make it necessary to be concerned with other performance criteria as well, such as effectiveness, flexibility, employee satisfaction, productivity and creativity. There is a growing need for performance management and performance measurement that not only covers all aspects of an organisation, but which can be applied to various situations in a changing internal and external environment. Performance measurement methods which include an integrated perspective of performance have become essential. In additi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 349 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

50 Contractor Garage Plans Construction Blueprints - Sheds, Barns, Garages, Apartment Garages

by John Davidson and Specialized Design Systems

50 Contractor Garage Plans Construction Blueprints
Spec pages for sheds, barns, garages, apartment garages
All of these garages have been designed and built over the last couple years. John Davidson has drawn over 1000 garage and barn plans and here are 50 of the designs in this book.
20 Garages with apartments that you can look at to build a garage and add the office or apartment for the teenager or for that added income.
3 full plans to download from links in the book as well as sources to buy the entire set of plans for less than $1 per plan
This kindle book is designed as a catalog for sdsplans.com and the low cost plans that can be purchased on the internet....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2019 onward  

Woningcorporaties en Vastgoedontwikkeling: Fit for Use?

by Reinier Van Der Kuij

Woningcorporaties en vastgoedontwikkeling, dat is een logische combinatie. Tenminste, het lijkt een logische combinatie. Woningcorporaties worden niet voor niets nog steeds vaak woningbouwverenigingen genoemd. Vastgoedontwikkeling is altijd ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 282 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Total Design Over Time: Arup Design Book

by Arup

Since it was established by Ove Arup in 1946, Arup has been the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world's leading buildings and urban areas. The team has been pivotal in creating some of the world's best-known developments: from the groundbreaking Sydney Opera House to the unconventional Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe today. Beyond iconic buildings, Arup's influence is also in evidence behind the scenes. The hidden hand of the engineer has transformed many of our everyday experiences - often without us knowing. Arup has developed leading fire-safety systems in airports, cooling systems in museums to protect priceless artworks, and its experience with acoustics ensures every note is heard in the world's leadin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
3 reviews

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints - Spec Homes, Cabins, Condos, 4 Plexs and Custom Homes

by John Davidson and Specialized Design Systems

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints is a catalog of home plans built into a kindle book. All styles of homes are in this book
Spec Home Plans
Cabins Plans
Condos
4 Plexs
Custom Homes
Small Starter Homes

This book is a catalog of home plans for Specialized Design Systems http://sdsplans.com

100 House plan Spec sheets and renderings of homes that have been designed and drawn by the author. In the book you are shown how to get full house plans that are ready for construction for as low as $1 per plan if purchased as a set on DVD on Amazon.com or $20 each if downloaded individually. This is a great set of plans for any contractor or do it yourself people that are looking to save money on plans from high end custom ho...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 84 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer and MyBooks Classics

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.This publication features the Samuel Butler translation, and while it strays from the poetic style reproduced by more well known translators like Robert Fagles and Robert Fitzgerald, the vision of the epics as if they were prose found in modern novels take their best form under Butler's most capable hand....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic, Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Fairy Tales, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 January 2019 onward  

Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Hans Vermeulen and Martin Baldwin-Edwards

This open access book collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization.Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region.Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, t...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 January 2019 onward  

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment

by Thomas Elmqvist and Michail Fragkias

Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment and delivers four main conclusions:Urban areas are expanding faster than urban populations. Half the increase in urban land across the world over the next 20 years will occur in Asia, with the most extensive change expected to take place in India and China Urban areas modify their local and regional climate through the urban heat island effect and by altering precipitation patterns, which together will have significant impacts on net primary production, ecos...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 755 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2019 onward  

Advancing Equity Planning Now

by Norman Krumholz and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 301 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2019 onward  

Josep Ferrando, architect ...by himself · scalae: conversation · nuances · expression (scalae architecture + architects ebook collection 3)

by Félix Arranz and Josep Ferrando

The third volume in the scalae architecture + architects international ebook collection. The architect Josep Ferrando, from Barcelona, talks about the professional path he has taken; the expeditionary nature of all of the personal, professional, and university-related activities he has ended up being involved in; the way he understands any of the documents he produces as full-blown architecture; his vision of his career path as a journey that encompasses work on any scale. The rest of the book is made up of original documents, bibliographical references, an invitation to join the conversation, and the fractal map of scalae.net collaborations. The cost of the ebook is due to specific Amazon features such as direct download to Kindle devices, the complete integration of social networking ser...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 60 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
5 reviews

Living Off-Grid

by Tadhg O'Flaherty

Do you want to break the shackles and stop giving your hard earned money to large multinational utility companies?

What would you do if there was an extended blackout spanning a month or more? How would you feed yourself and your family if the shelves in your local supermarket were suddenly empty? By becoming self-sufficient you will never need to worry about these things.

Don’t worry; there is no need to suddenly jump into an off-grid lifestyle. You can begin slowly and increase your self-sufficient abilities over time.

This book is packed with useful tips and tricks that can help you begin with the enjoyment and rewards that come with off-grid living. You will learn how to grow your own food, harvest your own water and generate your own power....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Gardening & Horticulture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
18 reviews

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

by Graham Watkins

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.
6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.
A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.
What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.
Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds

by Ning Gu and Mary Lou Maher

Designing adaptive virtual worlds takes the design of virtual places for education, entertainment, online communities, business, and cultural activities to a new level. This book presents an agent model for a design grammar so that unique places can be created responding to the changing needs in the virtual world. Applying these techniques has immediate implications on the design of games....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 December 2018 onward  

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