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The Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) is an organization of architectural educators, passionate about teaching the technology of building design and construction. The mission of the BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of our disciplines in the profession at large.

 

Authors' Corner

Many of the members of BTES have published key texts that relate to Teaching and Research in various areas of Building Technology. Below please find some information on the texts as well as links out to sites where the books can be purchased. If you are a BTES member and would like to have your book added to this page, please email the information!

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods - Sixth Edition

Edward Allen

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Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics, 3rd Edition

Edward Allen and Patrick Rand

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Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

Edward Allen and Waclaw Zalewski

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The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Edward Allen and Joseph Iano

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How Buildings Work: The Natural Order of Architecture

Edward Allen and and David Swoboda

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Building Structures - Third Edition

James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders - Eleventh Edition

James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

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Simplified Design of Wood Structures - Sixth Edition

James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

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Simplified Design of Steel Structures - Eighth Edition

James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

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Simplified Design of Concrete Structures - Eighth Edition

James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

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Materials for Design

Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand

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Rand materials

Materials for Design 2

Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand

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Building Construction: Principles, Materials, & Systems (new edition due out 2012)

Medan Mehta, Walter Scarborough and Diane Armpriest

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Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual

Terri Meyer Boake, Technical Illustrations: Vincent Hui

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A review published in JAE 2016 by Andrzej Zarzicki

 

Diagrid Structures Book

Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details

Terri Meyer Boake

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A review published in JAE 2016 by Andrzej Zarzicki

AESS

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details

Terri Meyer Boake

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A review published in JAE 2016 by Andrzej Zarzicki

Designing the Exterior Wall: An Architectural Guide to the Vertical Envelope

Linda Brock

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Sun Wind and Light

Sun, Wind and Light:
Architectural Design Strategies, 3rd Edition

G.Z. Brown and Mark DeKay

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review published in the SBSE News

review published in Spacing

Integral Sustainable Design

Integral Sustainable Design

Mark DeKay

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review in Metropolis Magazine

review published in the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice

BIM

BIM and Integrated Design

Randy Deutsch

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BIM Kensek

Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice

Karen Kensek and Douglas Noble

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BIM Kensek

Building Information Modeling: Pocket Architecture Technical Design Series

Karen Kensek

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Rashida Ng

Performative Materials in Architecture and Design

Rashida Ng and Sneha Patel, editors

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Building Systems Integration for Enhanced Environmental Performance

Shahin Vassigh and Jason R. Chandler

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Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg

Ulrich Dangel

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Building Systems: Design Technology and Society

Kiel Moe and Ryan E. Smith

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Structural Elements for Architects and Builders

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Salvadori's Structure in Architecture: The Building of Buildings, 4th Edition

Mario G. Salvadori, Robert Heller, Deborah J. Oakley

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Prefab Architecture: A Guide to Modular Design and Construction

Ryan E. Smith

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France Trubiano

Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes

Franca Trubiano, editor

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