Built on Water

This volume provides an insightful overview of the multitude of floating construction concepts which has become an increasingly popular sector in times of climate change and urbanization.

Author: Lisa Baker

Publisher: Braun Publishing AG

ISBN: 9783037681787

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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Architecture on the water has changed from a fringe niche market into an increasingly popular sector. This book offers a selection of projects that provides an overview of the multitude of concepts in this new field of design.

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment

In both situations, the sustainable building can incorporate water conservation,
safe water quality, and the overall protection and enhancement of the
environment, while also positively impacting the local community socially and

Author: Marilyn Waite

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1843393239

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 221

View: 642

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment focuses on the water aspects of sustainable construction in less economically developed environments.

Water Permeability of Walls Built of Masonry Units

The the W. E. Dunn Manufacturing Co. and in amount of water added to the mix
was kept in similar walls for structural tests . 7 adjustment to the satisfaction of the
mason , Block 4. - Cinder - concrete , with cored holes , and the desired amount ...

Author: Cyrus C. Fishburn



Category: Building materials

Page: 37

View: 244

Building with Water

... its effort of constructing a seawall, built in 1927 and approximately 10 metres
tall, to separate downtown businesses from the unhealthy waters and to protect
its urban core from unpredictable water level fluctuations. Capitulating to the rise
of ...

Author: Zoë Ryan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034610947

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 391

Water has been an important topic in architecture and urban planning for years. The revitalization of the waterfront has been a prevalent trend in cities around the world. On the other hand, architecture also had to respond to the threat of floods. The theme of Building with Water is the use of water in architecture. It presents buildings that explicitly refer to water in their design and form. It establishes a typology of building by the water: residential structures, recreation facilities, industry and infrastructure, buildings for culture and art. The various design parameters are explored in four essays. Subsequently, twenty-two international projects are presented, organized according to their locations by a river, a lake or the sea. The authors’ concern is not to show luxurious buildings in privileged locations but rather presenting projects that seriously grapple with the main criterion of the location—namely, water—in an ecologically sustainable way and respond to it with their design. Wasser ist seit Jahren ein wichtiges Thema in Architektur und Städtebau. «Building with Water» thematisiert die Verarbeitung von Wasser im architektonischen Entwurf; es werden Bauten vorgestellt, die sich in ihrer Gestaltung und Form ausdrücklich auf Wasser beziehen. Eine Typologie des Bauens am Wasser wird erstellt: Wohnbauten, Verkehrs- und Industriebauten, Bauten für Kultur und Freizeit. Ebenso werden einleitend klassische Beispiele des Bauens am/im/auf dem Wasser gezeigt, wie etwa Château de Chenonceaux an der Loire, Falling Water in Pennsylvania von Frank Lloyd Wright oder das Salk Institute in La Jolla, Kalifornien, von Louis I. Kahn. Geordnet nach ihren Standorten am Fluss, See oder Meer, werden dann etwa 20 internationale Projekte vorgestellt. Es geht den Autoren nicht darum, luxuriöse Bauten an privilegierten Plätzen zu zeigen, sondern Projekte darzustellen, deren Entwurf sich ernsthaft und ökologisch verträglich mit dem Hauptkriterium des Standortes – nämlich Wasser – auseinandersetzt und sich gestalterisch darauf bezieht

Floating Architecture

The self-sufficient energy and supply systems required for floating settlements can also be used in rural areas with a lot of migration.This collection presents papers of conferences organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urban ...

Author: Horst Stopp

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643909101

Category: Architecture

Page: 134

View: 441

Floating architecture is not only an issue for luxurious tourism but with the climatic change the building of floating structures becomes relevant for many areas in the world. In regions with rising sea levels, frequent flooding, or thawing permafrost, floating structures can be a solution to adapt existing settlement areas to these new conditions. The self-sufficient energy and supply systems required for floating settlements can also be used in rural areas with a lot of migration.This collection presents papers of conferences organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU). (Series: Floating Architecture-Building at the and on the Water / Schwimmende Architektur-Bauen am und auf dem Wasser, Vol. 1) [Subject: Architecture, Environmental Studies]

Building Technology Project Summaries

Phase 3 - Field demonstrations in one or more VA hospitals , involving
measurements of key hydraulic performance parameters and loadpatterns at
selected points in the building . TECHNOLOGY OF WATER CONSERVATION
Lawrence ...




Category: Building


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Creating the Built Environment

Others will have more than one part, e.g. a built in wooden cupboard or some
other joinery fitting. Baths, water closets and other sanitary fittings will be
connected to services and installations, e.g. a bath with bath panel, connected to
hot and ...

Author: Leslie Holes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135818258

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

View: 455

We spend most of our lives in buildings and almost every building is unique. The purpose of this book is to explain what buildings are and to provide an integrated overview of how they are built and sustained. The book does not presume any specialist knowledge of buildings, seeking instead to explain why the different groups involved in designing, constructing, managing and occupying them follow certain procedures. It is particularly concerned with the generation and circulation of information between these groups. In taking this view, the book considers the recommendations of Sir Michael Latham's 1994 report Constructing the Team which called for better cohesion and communication between specialists in the construction industry.

Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls

ABSTRACT: A high-rise, ElFS-clad residential building in Georgia was
experiencing water infiltration problems involving the EIFS, the aluminum
windows, and the sliding glass and hinged balcony doors. The infiltration had
been occurring ...

Author: Jon M. Boyd

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803126077

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

View: 328

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

CHAPTER 6 Water Supply and Drought Amelioration for Amenity Trees 6.1
Introduction In the last chapter we saw that some ... Once established , for trees
growing in parks and alongside roads the problem of acquiring sufficient water
will be ...

Author: John Roberts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117536203

Category: Architecture

Page: 488

View: 985

This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

Challenges and Operational Issures of Airports Built Close to Water

Author: Marco Gianello





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Payment for water based environmental services Ecuador s experiences lessons learned and ways forward

Drinking water is provided by the Quito Metropolitan Area Sewage and Potable
Water Company (EMAAP for is Spanish ... The Papallacta System, built in 1990,
catches and transports water from the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve to the


Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 955817744X



View: 370

Legislative History Saline Water Conversion Act

In other words , a plant that Frould produce electricity , water , and possibly some
value from the Mr. Honum . Yes , Mr. Chairman . ... A compilation of the pilot
plants which had been built and operated by the Ofice of Saline Water . 3. A list of
the ...




Category: Saline water conversion


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Green Home Building

But when water vapor molecules bunch up to make a molecule of liquid water,
they are then too big to fit through, preventing liquid water from entering the
building assembly through them. If you are using stucco as your cladding, leaving
a ...

Author: Miki Cook

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925733

Category: House & Home

Page: 432

View: 357

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.

Building Drawing

With an Integrated Approach to Built Environment M. G. Shah, C. M. Kale, S. Y.
Patki. 150 Building Drawing 151 Architecture 152 Building Drawing 153
Architecture 154 Building Drawing. Preparation of layout plans for the water
supply system ...

Author: M. G. Shah

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074638767

Category: Architectural drawing

Page: 404

View: 663

Water Leakage Through Building Facades

This paper is a case study of severe deterioration that has occurred due to water
ingress and resultant fungal attack at a condominium in Vancouver. The
condominium was built in 1987 and consists of 3, four-storey buildings
interconnected by ...

Author: Robert J. Kudder

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803120426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

View: 988

Derived from an American Society for Testing and Materials symposium of the same title held in March 1996 in Orlando, Florida, 23 papers canvass the art and science of design (including using the rainscreen RAIN computer program), repair, and testing and quality control issues (e.g. using modified A

Environmental Law for The Built Environment

EEC Drinking Water Directive This Directive (EEC Drinking Water Directive 98/83
)40 sets standards or parameters for drinking water quality.41 It specifies the
bacteriological, chemical and aesthetic requirements that all drinking water
supplies ...

Author: Jack Rostron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135340773

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 688

This book provides a concise exposition of the relevant law and techniques commonly used to meet the regulatory requirements concerning the built environment. It provides a much needed reference and learning text for the growing professional and student involved in the subject. Aspects of environmental law and technology covered include the administration and sources of law,town and country planning, water and air pollution, waste, integrated pollution control and the natural environment. It highlights the importance of cross-boundary control, describing in detail the European and international law and enforcement regimes, the agencies involved in town and country planning, procedures at inquiries and enforcement measures, as well as looking at future developments. The important new protocol for assessing the environmental impact of developments is explained in detail. The policy framework and technical processes involved in dealing with water pollution are explored in terms of abstraction, supply, discharge and classification. Air pollution is dealt with in terms of energy efficiency, nuclear power, transport and future potential developments, and the recent phenomenon of sick building syndrome is explored in some detail. Other areas covered include the regulatory and technical processes involved in dealing with contaminated land, recycling/re-use, incineration, import/export and the law, policy and technology of integrated pollution control. A detailed exposition is offered of the legal issues concerning protection of the countryside, birds and animals; the problem of genetically modified crops; forestry; and mining.

The World s Water 1998 1999

Humans have been building dams since the earliest days of human civilization.
There are examples over 5,000 years old from Mesopotamia and Egypt. Legend
has it that the earliest known dam across a river, the Sadd el-Kafara, was built in

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262859

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 773

The quality and availability of fresh water is of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. The World's Water 1998-1999 is a comprehensive reference on worldwide freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It provides both detailed analysis of the most significant trends and events and the most up-to-date data available on water resources and their use. Chapters examine: access to basic water requirements for drinking and sanitation hydropower and dam construction water law water and conflict water and global climate change international water institutions and activities. The book features more than fifty charts, tables, and maps that present the most current data on a range of factors including: the availability and use of water; numbers of threatened and endangered aquatic species, dam and desalination capacity worldwide; trends in several devastating water-borne diseases; changes by region in global precipitation patterns since 1900; and much more. To be published on a biennial basis, The World's Water will be an essential reference for water resources specialists with both government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, resource economists, planners, public policy and public administration experts, environmental lawyers, students and anyone concerned with water issues.

Two Degrees The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

These empirically grounded, peer-reviewed findings rely most of all—especially
in our built environment—on a quiet revolution called ... For example, consider
water, which is intimately linked to energy in many ways and in both directions.

Author: Alisdair McGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136182500

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 394

The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But how do we act successfully? And what’s the backup plan if we fall short? Setting politics aside, Two Degrees reviews the current science and explains how we can set practical steps to reduce the extent of warming and to adapt to the inevitable changes, all while improving the bottom line, beautifying our communities, and increasing human health. The book is a practical guide intended for a broad audience of those who occupy and shape our built environment. The authors provide a clear framework for communities, policy makers, planners, designers, developers, builders, and operators to help manage the impacts and capture the opportunities of our changing climate. Two Degrees is divided into three sections—Fundamentals, Mitigation, and Adaptation—covering a diverse array of topics ranging from climate-positive communities and low-carbon buildings to the psychology of choice and the cost of a low-carbon economy. After a foreword by Amory Lovins, more than 10 contributing authors share knowledge based on direct experience in all aspects of built environment practice. This book clarifies the misconceptions, provides new and unique insights, and shows how a better approach to the built environment can increase resilience and positively shape our future.

Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment

Greywater is the unwanted household wastewater, derived from showers, baths,
washbasins, washing machines and kitchen sinks, which can be harvested and,
after treatment, used for domestic purposes not requiring drinking water quality ...

Author: Colin A. Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140519507X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 245

The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges. Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A wide perspective is provided through contributions from physical, environmental, social, economic and political scientists. This strategic view on built environment issues will be useful to researchers as well as policy experts and construction practitioners wanting a holistic view. This book clarifies complex issues around climate change and follows five main themes: climate change experiences; urban landscape development; urban management issues; measurement of impact; and the future. Chapters are written by eminent specialists from both academic and professional backgrounds. The main context for chapters is the developed world but the discussion is widened to incorporate regional issues. The book will be valuable to researchers and students in all the built environment disciplines, as well as to practitioners involved with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and government organisations developing and implementing climate change policy.

Conventional and Unconventional Approaches to Water Service Provision

ALTERNATIVES INTRODUCTION This ... POU devices range from carbon- and
resin - based water pitchers ( e.g. , as sold by The BRITA Products Company ...


Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 9781583213551

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 950

This research project looked at a newly emerging paradigm of water utilities supplying two distinct product: premium water for drinking and bulk water for other uses. They examined numerous unconventional approaches: bottled water distribution, point-of-use (POU), point-of-entry IPOE) device installation, neighborhood-scale treatment, water reuse, and dual distribution systems. Numerous evaluation criteria were used while also investigating two approach options: one dealing with regulatory compliance issues and the other with supplemental services. Many research findings are presented with a global conclusion that unconventional approaches hold considerable promise, especially for small systems and localized portions of larger systems.