Best Books – Appropriate Building Technologies

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Appropriate Building Technologies subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Appropriate Building Technologies along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Appropriate Building Technologies subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Appropriate Building Technologies" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Civil Engineering Drawing and House Planning” by B P Verma

“Civil Engineering Drawing and House Planning” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate civil engineers for a single semester elementary course. It covers civil drawing. It helps the readers to understand how engineering drawing principles are applicable to the Civil Engineering sciences. We can learn about drawing offices, rooms, doors, windows and other components of buildings. The book contains a vast number of questions from university level examinations that helps the students to learn the exam pattern.

2. “Building Materials” by S K Duggal

“Building Materials” Book Review: This book gives the introduction of Basic Principles and applications of commonly used building materials. The book covers topics like Mechanical and physical properties of various materials, influence of various factors on these properties, causes of defects, their prevention and remedies etc. This book is useful for Undergraduate students of Civil engineering, architecture and construction technology.

3. “Building Construction” by B C Punmia and Ashok Kumar Jain

“Building Construction” Book Review: The book was published in 1984 and contains 32 chapters on various aspects of Building Construction. One chapter is based on “Earthquake Resistant Buildings”. The book tells us about the modern methods of sound construction, incorporating appropriate use of materials, sufficient strength, stability and performance, maximum utility and good proportion and grace. The book is designed for Civil Engineers, Architects, Builders, Contractors so that they can learn about basic principles as well as current design practices in the construction of buildings.

4. “Building Planning and Drawing” by S S Bhavikatti and M V Chitawa

“Building Planning and Drawing” Book Review: This book helps readers to understand how to plan the building so that it can have good ventilation, thermal comfort and acoustic requirements. Readers will get to know how to satisfy minimum standards and rules and regulations of local authorities. To give clear details of the buildings drawings are made. With the help of this book readers will know how to make building drawings with the aid of computers. It serves as a reference book for practicing engineers.

5. “Illustrated Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings” by Dr S R Karve & Dr V L Shah
6. “Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction” by Bill Addis

“Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction” Book Review: This book tells us about the centuries of innovations in engineering and building construction. This well-explained book is designed for students and young professionals who are interested in exploring the materials, classic texts, instruments and theories. The book focuses on developments since the industrial and scientific revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It consists of short biographies of eminent engineers, excerpts from classic texts, stories of individual projects of major importance, and brief histories of key concepts such as calculus. It also includes appendices, a glossary, bibliography and index.

7. “Artificial Intelligence: Building Intelligent Systems” by Joshi P

“Artificial Intelligence: Building Intelligent Systems” Book Review: This book is based on Artificial Intelligence and is divided into 21 chapters. Readers can understand each and every concept related to intelligent systems.They can understand each and every basic concept so that they can develop thought processes that can contribute to the building of advanced intelligent systems. Various aspects of AI like problem solving, search techniques, intelligent agents, constraint satisfaction problems, knowledge representation and planning are included in the book. Concepts like machine learning, natural language processing, pattern recognition, game playing, hybrid and fuzzy systems, neural network-based learning are well-explained. This book can be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science and engineering and information technology.

8. “The Science and Technology of Building Materials” by Henry J Cowan and Peter Smith
9. “Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures” by Shashikant K Duggal

“Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures” Book Review: The aim of the book is to explain the different sources of damage that can be caused by an earthquake and the theoretical method of earthquake-resistant design. This book gives us a detailed introduction about earthquakes and ground motion. This book covers structures and soil in terms of their seismic response. This book is useful for postgraduate students of civil engineering, practising engineers and architects.

10. “Automation Systems in Smart and Green Buildings (Modern Building Technology)” by V K Jain
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