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Alarm system components (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This page shows images of five components used in a typical intruder alarm system. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page there are three images. From left to right they are a PIR motion detector, a shock and inertia detector and a remote keypad (RKP). At the bottom right of the page are a panic button (PAB) on the left and a magnetic switch (MAG) on the right. PIR motion detector At the top of the image is a window for the sensor. At the bottom is an indicator light. Shock and inertia detector At the top of the image is the sensor and at the bottom an indicator light. Remote keypad (RKP) This is an image of the remote keypad, which is used to set the time and turn the system on and off. At the top of the image is a liquid crystal display and at the bottom are buttons to enter information into the numeric keypad. Panic button (PAB) This is an image of a panic button, which can be pressed to call for help in the event of an emergency. At the top of the image is a large easy-to-find button and at the bottom an indicator light. Magnetic switch sensor (MAG) On the left of the image is the magnetic switch, installed on windows and doors to sense when they are open. On the right of the image is the controller for the switch.

AQA Design & Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) AS/A2 (PDF)

by Brian Evans Will Potts

Specifically written to cover AQA's Product Design (3-D Design) specification, our student book takes a focused look at design and manufacturing processes, providing a visual insight into specific products and industries to help motivate students. Clear learning objectives at the start of each chapter, helping students focus on what they need to know. Key terms reinforce learning, providing definitions of key words that students need to be familiar with. Includes a range of activities that encourages your students to analyse materials and manufacturing processes used in product design.

Architectural Science and the Sun: The poetics and pragmatics of solar design

by Dason Whitsett Matt Fajkus

Architectural Science and the Sun synthesizes physics, climate, program, and perception to provide a foundation in the principles of architectural science related to the sun: solar geometry, solar analysis and design techniques, passive design principles, and daylighting. Part analytical handbook, part inspiration source for schematic design, the content comprises a critical component of effective sustainable design. Beyond the purely technical aspects of these topics, Architectural Science and the Sun begins with the premise that great architecture goes beyond energy performance and the visual-aesthetic to engage all of the senses. Given that the stimuli to which our senses respond are physical phenomena such as light, heat, and sound, the designer must manipulate these parameters through the craft of building form and technology to create the desired qualitative experience. This book is designed to help the reader develop that skill.

Architectural Science and the Sun: The poetics and pragmatics of solar design

by Dason Whitsett Matt Fajkus

Architectural Science and the Sun synthesizes physics, climate, program, and perception to provide a foundation in the principles of architectural science related to the sun: solar geometry, solar analysis and design techniques, passive design principles, and daylighting. Part analytical handbook, part inspiration source for schematic design, the content comprises a critical component of effective sustainable design. Beyond the purely technical aspects of these topics, Architectural Science and the Sun begins with the premise that great architecture goes beyond energy performance and the visual-aesthetic to engage all of the senses. Given that the stimuli to which our senses respond are physical phenomena such as light, heat, and sound, the designer must manipulate these parameters through the craft of building form and technology to create the desired qualitative experience. This book is designed to help the reader develop that skill.

Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts

by William W. Braham

Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over the coming century, we will be challenged to return to the renewable resource base of the eighteenth-century city with the knowledge, technologies, and expectations of the twenty-first-century metropolis. This book explores the architectural implications of systems ecology, which extends the principles of thermodynamics from the nineteenth-century focus on more efficient machinery to the contemporary concern with the resilient self-organization of ecosystems. Written with enough technical material to explain the methods, it does not include in-text equations or calculations, relying instead on the energy system diagrams to convey the argument. Architecture and Systems Ecology has minimal technical jargon and an emphasis on intelligible design conclusions, making it suitable for architecture students and professionals who are engaged with the fundamental issues faced by sustainable design. The energy systems language provides a holistic context for the many kinds of performance already evaluated in architecture—from energy use to material selection and even the choice of building style. It establishes the foundation for environmental principles of design that embrace the full complexity of our current situation. Architecture succeeds best when it helps shape, accommodate, and represent new ways of living together.

Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts

by William W. Braham

Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over the coming century, we will be challenged to return to the renewable resource base of the eighteenth-century city with the knowledge, technologies, and expectations of the twenty-first-century metropolis. This book explores the architectural implications of systems ecology, which extends the principles of thermodynamics from the nineteenth-century focus on more efficient machinery to the contemporary concern with the resilient self-organization of ecosystems. Written with enough technical material to explain the methods, it does not include in-text equations or calculations, relying instead on the energy system diagrams to convey the argument. Architecture and Systems Ecology has minimal technical jargon and an emphasis on intelligible design conclusions, making it suitable for architecture students and professionals who are engaged with the fundamental issues faced by sustainable design. The energy systems language provides a holistic context for the many kinds of performance already evaluated in architecture—from energy use to material selection and even the choice of building style. It establishes the foundation for environmental principles of design that embrace the full complexity of our current situation. Architecture succeeds best when it helps shape, accommodate, and represent new ways of living together.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

by Sumita Sinha

Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

by Sumita Sinha

Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Architecture in Motion: The history and development of portable building

by Robert Kronenburg

The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Building on his earlier works Portable Architecture and Houses in Motion, Robert Kronenburg compares traditional forms of building, current commercial products and the work of innovative designers, and examines key contemporary portable buildings to reveal surprising, exciting and imaginative examples. He explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by these experimental and futuristic prototypes. By understanding the nature of transitory architecture, a new ecologically aware design strategy can be developed to prioritise buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book provides a unique insight into this pivotal field of design.

Architecture in Motion: The history and development of portable building

by Robert Kronenburg

The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Building on his earlier works Portable Architecture and Houses in Motion, Robert Kronenburg compares traditional forms of building, current commercial products and the work of innovative designers, and examines key contemporary portable buildings to reveal surprising, exciting and imaginative examples. He explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by these experimental and futuristic prototypes. By understanding the nature of transitory architecture, a new ecologically aware design strategy can be developed to prioritise buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book provides a unique insight into this pivotal field of design.

Bricklaying: Level 3 Diploma (Cskills awards) (PDF)

by John Carruthers Leeds College of Building Ian Coote

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying.

Business Principles for Landscape Contracting

by Steven Cohan

Business Principles for Landscape Contracting, fully revised and updated in its third edition, is an introduction to the application of business principles of financial management involved in setting up your own landscape contracting business and beginning your professional career. Appealing to students and professionals alike, it will build your knowledge of financial management tools and enable you to relate their applications to real-life business scenarios. Focusing on the importance of proactive financial management, the book serves as a primer for students in landscape architecture, contracting, and management courses and entrepreneurs within the landscape industry preparing to use business principles in practice. Topics covered include: Financial management and accountability Budget development Profitable pricing and estimating Project management Creating a lean culture Personnel management and employee productivity Professional development Economic sustainability.

Business Principles for Landscape Contracting

by Steven Cohan

Business Principles for Landscape Contracting, fully revised and updated in its third edition, is an introduction to the application of business principles of financial management involved in setting up your own landscape contracting business and beginning your professional career. Appealing to students and professionals alike, it will build your knowledge of financial management tools and enable you to relate their applications to real-life business scenarios. Focusing on the importance of proactive financial management, the book serves as a primer for students in landscape architecture, contracting, and management courses and entrepreneurs within the landscape industry preparing to use business principles in practice. Topics covered include: Financial management and accountability Budget development Profitable pricing and estimating Project management Creating a lean culture Personnel management and employee productivity Professional development Economic sustainability.

Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide

by Jane Hurwitz

An indispensable and lavishly illustrated guide to creating a garden that attracts and sustains butterfliesButterfly gardening creates habitats that support butterflies, connecting us with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world and bringing new levels of excitement and joy to gardening. In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Jane Hurwitz presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles. An indispensable resource for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners alike, Butterfly Gardening is the most gardener-friendly source on the subject, covering all the practical details needed to create a vibrant garden habitat that fosters butterflies. It tells you which plants support which butterflies, depending on where you live; it describes what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives; and it shows you how to become a butterfly watcher as well as a butterfly gardener.While predominantly recommending regionally native plants, the book includes information on non-native plants. It also features informative interviews with experienced butterfly gardeners from across the United States. These gardeners share a wealth of information on plants and practices to draw butterflies to all kinds of gardens--from small suburban gardens to community plots and larger expanses.Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, this is a must-have guide.An essential guide for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardenersEncourages readers to rethink gardening choices to support butterflies and other pollinators in their gardens and communitiesIntroduces gardeners to butterfly watchingIncludes regional lists of plant species that are time-proven to help sustain butterflies and their caterpillarsFeatures informative interviews with expert butterfly gardeners from across the United States

Cactus (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

There are two images of the Pachycereus pringlei cactus on this page.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.In the top right of the page is a small image, with a border, of a large branching cactus dwarfing a person standing to the right of it. This shows how large the plant can grow; the tallest found is 19.2 metres (63 feet) high.Most of the page is filled by an image of a young cactus with a single stem, shown at actual size. The plant is rooted in the soil at the bottom of the page. The plans stem is shaped like a squat column with a rounded top in the top part of the page. It has clusters of spines on its surface, which help it cut water loss in its hot, dry desert environment by slowing the flow of air around it.The cactus has ridges going vertically up its stem, giving it a star-shaped cross section. This allows the plant to expand and fill up with water during rainy periods.The cactus is a dicotyledon.

Cactus (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

There are two images of the Pachycereus pringlei cactus on this page.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.In the top right of the page is a small image, with a border, of a large branching cactus dwarfing a person standing to the right of it. This shows how large the plant can grow; the tallest found is 19.2 metres (63 feet) high.Most of the page is filled by an image of a young cactus with a single stem, shown at actual size. The plant is rooted in the soil at the bottom of the page. The plans stem is shaped like a squat column with a rounded top in the top part of the page. It has clusters of spines on its surface, which help it cut water loss in its hot, dry desert environment by slowing the flow of air around it.The cactus has ridges going vertically up its stem, giving it a star-shaped cross section. This allows the plant to expand and fill up with water during rainy periods.The cactus is a dicotyledon.

Christmas cactus (large print)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas cactus (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas cactus (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas pudding (Large Print)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas pudding (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas pudding (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas tree with decorations (Large Print)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

Christmas tree with decorations UEB Contracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

Christmas tree with decorations (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

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