IHS BRE Press Datasheets for Technical Books

Technical books include full-length handbooks, textbooks, manuals, guides, analytical reports, and other comprehensive resources on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Non-traditional houses -- AP294 A wealth of information and advice is brought together in this comprehensive, highly illustrated CD on non-traditional houses. This unique classified reference details 450 house types, with isometric drawings, photos...
Calcium aluminates -- EP104 Author: Charles Fentiman, Raman Mangabhai and Karen Scrivener Publication Date: May 2014 The proceedings of the international conference on calcium aluminates held in Avignon, France, in May 2014 with papers...
Radon protection for new domestic extensions and conservatories with solid concrete ground floors -- GG73 revised Author: Chris Scivyer Publication Date: Jan 15 Get practical advice on the successful installation of radon-protective measures in new domestic extensions and conservatories with solid concrete ground floors. This Good...
Radon protection for new dwellings -- GG74 revised Author: Chris Scivyer Publication Date: Jan 15 Get practical advice on the successful installation of radon-protective measures in new dwellings. This Good Building Guide covers the key issues that need...
Radon protection for new large buildings -- GG75 revised Author: Chris Scivyer Publication Date: Jan 15 Get practical advice on the successful installation of radon-protective measures in new large buildings such as workplaces. This Good Building Guide covers the...
Watermist systems for fire protection in domestic and residential buildings -- DG534 Author: Corinne Williams Publication Date: Sep 2014 An introduction to the installation of watermist fire protection systems in domestic and residential buildings, covering the reasons for choosing watermist systems, current...
Fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings -- DG533 Author: David Charters, Roisin Cullinan and Emma Warren Publication Date: Aug 2014 Understand the nature of fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings and how it can be adequately...
Specifying structural timber -- DG416rev Author: Ed Suttie and Chris Holland Publication Date: Apr 2014 Get up-to-date guidance on how to correctly specify timber at the design stage so that it is more likely to...
Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver -- DG532/3 Author: John Holden and Patrick Robinson Publication Date: Dec 14 Gain an overview of the different types of heat pump system and how they operate. This Digest discusses installation requirements...
Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver -- DG532/4 Author: John Holden Publication Date: Dec 14 Gain an overview of the different types of solar thermal system and how they operate. This Digest discusses installation requirements and methods for...
Making the most of renewable energy systems -- DG531 Author: John Holden Publication Date: Jun 2014 This BRE Digest describes the most popular renewable energy technologies included in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. An overview of the safety, performance and...
Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver -- DG532/2 Author: John Holden Publication Date: Sep 2014 Find out about the nuts and bolts of installing a biomass system. Items covered include types of wood fuel, choosing and installing a...
Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver -- DG532/1 Author: John Holden Publication Date: Sep 2014 Get an overview of PV systems and the types of PV module available, including how they work, and the building and site characteristics...
Environmental impact of biomaterials and biomass -- FB67 Author: Nigel Jones and Jo Mundy Publication Date: May 2014 Understand the significant benefits and impacts of biomaterials and biomass over their whole life cycle and identify opportunities for improvements...
Wind loads on roof-mounted photovoltaic and solar thermal systems -- DG489rev Author: Paul Blackmore Publication Date: May 2014 Get updated guidance on the wind loads to be used for the design of roof-mounted solar systems in the UK. This Digest has...
Computational fluid dynamics in building design -- FB69 Author: Richard Chitty and Chunli Cao Publication Date: Sep 2014 Understand how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is applied to building design. This guide for non-experts gives guidance on best practice,...
External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances -- BR187 2nd edition Author: Richard Chitty Publication Date: Jun 2014 Understand the methods for calculating adequate space separation between buildings to ensure that fire spread to an adjacent building is sufficiently delayed for...
A technical guide to district heating -- FB72 Author: Robin Wiltshire, Jonathan Williams and Paul Woods Publication Date: Dec 14 Are you involved in developing a new district heating scheme or refurbishing an existing one? This comprehensive technical...
Why do buildings crack? -- DG361 rev Author: Roger Sadgrove Publication Date: Aug 2014 This revised issue of DG 361 updates the references included in the Digest. It examines the causes of cracking in buildings and illustrates,...
The age and construction of English homes -- FB71 Author: Simon Nicol, Chris Beer and Chris Scott Publication Date: Oct 2014 Get detailed information on typical designs and features of English houses built at different periods over the last...
Applying flood resilience technologies -- GG84 Author: Stephen Garvin and Katy Hunter Publication Date: Sep 2014 Practical guidance on providing flood protection to buildings or communities using flood resilience technologies. It will help developers, planners, designers...
DC isolators for photovoltaic systems -- FB68 Author: Steve Pester Publication Date: Oct 2014 PV power systems are now commonplace. In most cases the PV systems are safe, reliable systems but incorrectly installed isolators can damage the...
Design of durable concrete structures -- FB70 Author: Stuart Matthews Publication Date: Oct 2014 Understand the complex phenomena governing durability and long-term performance of concrete structures, as a basis for service-life design, focusing on the behaviour of...
Delivering sustainable buildings -- FB63 Author: Yetunde Abdul and Richard Quartermaine Publication Date: Aug 2014 Learn about the costs and payback of design and construction strategies that enhance building sustainability and help to achieve BREEAM...
Earthships in Europe -- EP102 Evaluate the building of the first earthships in Europe. The new edition of this successful book, which includes case studies and post-construction monitoring, gives design recommendations to make earthships more...
Housing in the UK
-- FB62
Examine this comparison of the housing stock profile and condition statistics from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, together with a quantification of the total repair bill and cost of...
Earth building -- EP101 Explore strategies for the analysis and conservation of earth buildings, including adobe, cob and rammed earth. Richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams of buildings from around the world, this book...
Concrete usage in the London 2012 Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village and its embodied carbon content -- FB49 Explore the concrete supply strategy for the Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village, including how it reduced embodied carbon emissions of the facilities and infrastructure, and influenced the...
Domestic smoke alarms -- DG525 Find out about the different types of domestic smoke alarm available in the UK, and learn how to correctly specify, locate, install and maintain fire detection and alarm systems. Find...
Saving money, resources and carbon through SMARTWaste -- FB48 Gain an overview of SMARTWaste Plan, the online tool developed by BRE to help users to prepare, implement and review their site waste management plans. This report provides detailed performance...
Energy management in the built environment -- FB44 Get a step-by-step approach to energy management and a powerful matrix tool for energy management initiatives with this guide, which identifies areas for improvement and prioritises energy management activities. Applicable...
Flood-resilient building -- DG523 set Get an introduction to flood-resilient building throughout the UK with this Digest, which covers flood legislation and planning requirements, flood-risk assessment and the flood performance of buildings. Author: S Garvin...
Structural assessment of existing large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks for accidental loads -- DG526 Get an overview of the advice given in BRE Report 511 entitled 'Handbook for the structural assessment of large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks for accidental loading'. It explains the...
Effects of chemical, physical and mechanical processes on concrete -- DG527 Get an overview of the main considerations in designing, specifying and executing durable concrete in order to ensure that it continues to perform in aggressive environments without premature deterioration or...
Radon solutions in homes (3-part set) -- GR37 set Get guidance on how to reduce radon levels in homes using underfloor ventilation, positive ventilation or sump systems. Advice is also given on system maintenance and troubleshooting. Author: C Scivyer...
Dealing with difficult demolition wastes -- FB54 Get guidance on waste management routes and how to improve reuse, recycling and recovery of 'difficult' demolition wastes, such as carpet underlay, insulated concrete formwork, industrial batteries, structural insulated panels...
Handbook for the structural assessment of large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks for accidental loading -- BR511 Get new guidance on the structural assessment and strengthening options for large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks, focusing primarily on their resistance to accidental loading associated with gas explosions. Author:...
Evacuating vulnerable and dependent people from buildings in an emergency -- FB52 How should people who are elderly or ill, or children, be evacuated from buildings, residential, healthcare and domestic premises? This guide will enable designers, owners and managers of buildings to...
Ninety years of housing, 1921–2011 -- FB46 Learn about key changes to the UK's housing stock since 1921. This report focuses on trends relating to living standards, energy use and carbon emissions. It also looks forward to...
External fire performance of roofs -- DG528 Learn about the current test and assessment methods for the fire performance of roofs. This Digest explains how test data are used to classify fire performance and discusses the limitations...
Fire doors -- DG524 Learn about the key performance requirements for fire doors and smoke control doors - their role, methods of assessing performance, and requirements of regulations and codes of practice. This Digest...
Security glazing: is it all that it's cracked up to be? -- FB55 Learn about the performance of glazing in security applications. This publication outlines the different types of glazing, guides the reader through applicable standards and offers advice on selecting glazing systems...
Obtrusive light from proposed developments -- DG529 Learn how obtrusive light can be addressed when a new development is proposed. This Digest explains current guidelines and how they can be applied to different types of lighting such...
Residential sprinklers for fire protection (2-part set) -- DG519 set (2012) Learn how to design, install and maintain domestic and residential sprinkler systems in accordance with BS 9251. This 2-part Digest, updated for 2012, clarifies, amplifies and provides additional requirements to...
Performance of photovoltaic systems on non-domestic buildings -- FB60 Learn how to develop a PV system to maximise energy generation performance in commercial buildings. This report uses monitoring data from real buildings and recent research, and draws on experiences...
A guide to the use of urban timber -- FB50 Learn how to make best use of wood residue from the urban timber resource. This illustrated guide gives information on selecting species and processing methods to enable both common and...
Reducing thermal bridging at junctions when designing and installing solid wall insulation -- FB61 Learn how to minimise the effects of thermal bridging or inconsistency in thermal envelope performance when designing and installing solid wall insulation during refurbishment. This guide sets out clear principles...
Refurbishing stairs in dwellings to reduce the risk of falls and injuries -- FB53 Learn how to reduce the risks associated with falls on domestic stairs and steps. This report considers the aspects of poor stair design that can be repaired or replaced in...
Applications, performance characteristics and environmental benefits of alkali-activated binder concretes
-- DG530
Learn more about alkali-activated binders, which use less energy and produces less carbon dioxide than conventional Portland cement (PC). These binders also offer flexibility in materials sourcing and can also...
Selecting lighting controls -- DG498rev Lighting controls can give important energy savings and their reasonable provision is required by Building Regulations whenever lighting work is carried out in buildings that are not dwellings. When choosing...
Design of low-temperature domestic heating systems -- FB59 Low-temperature systems can improve energy efficiency and hence reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This guide provides information for those who wish to install low-temperature heating systems in dwellings, and...
Designing resilient cities: a guide to good practice -- EP103 Review the future performance of urban development and regeneration-related 'sustainability solutions' with this guide which provides insights into the impacts of planning/design decisions and incorporates changing priorities and different ways...
BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park -- FB47 Share in the lessons learned about sustainable design and construction on this exceptional project: the use of BREEAM on two Olympic venues and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the...
Structural appraisal of existing buildings, including for a material change of use -- DG366 SET This comprehensive 4-part Digest gives guidance on the structural appraisal of existing buildings, including making a structural appraisal for a material change of use. Author: S Matthews, BRE Publish Date:...
The essential guide to retail lighting -- FB56 This guide reviews typical current practice and gives advice on how to achieve effective and energy-efficient retail lighting. It provides retailers, architects and designers with practical guidelines both on refurbishing...
Low flow water fittings: will people accept them? -- FB51 Understand the barriers to and enablers of water-efficient behaviour which is essential to the appropriate installation of low flow rate appliances. This report discusses a BRE study on the acceptability...
Sound insulation -- GG83/1 Understand the importance of providing good sound insulation between and within homes. Part 1 of this 3-part Good Building Guide describes: - the problems associated with neighbour noise - how...
Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multistorey buildings -- BR135 Understand the principles and design methodologies for fire performance characteristics of external cladding systems with the third edition of this authoritative BRE guide, fully updated to reflect current materials and...
Environmental impact of brick, stone and concrete -- FB58 Understand the significant benefits and impacts of brick, stone and concrete over their whole life cycle and identify opportunities for improvements to their environmental performance. This report reviews how these...
Environmental impact of metals -- FB57 Understand the significant benefits and impacts of metals over their life cycle and identify opportunities for improvements to their environmental performance. This report reviews how metals have been assessed within...
The cost of poor housing in Northern Ireland -- FB45 What is the condition of the housing stock in Northern Ireland, and what impact does poor housing have on health costs? This report, commissioned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive...