Category Archives: Engineering

New Global Wiley Press Room Launches!

October 2, 2009 – The new global Wiley Press Room has launched. To continue receiving the latest news from Wiley, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/press.

“The world of residential building is poised to do great things. The guidance, information, materials and technology, while ever-evolving, are in place. Now it’s the hearts and minds that must follow. Modern Sustainable Residential Design is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide that can help. So let’s get started.” —From the Foreword by Allison Arieff,

MODERN SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN A Guide for Design Professionals May 25, 2009 – By designing and adapting the places where people work and live in an ecologically responsive style, architects and designers are able to contribute to the well being of the planet and its limited natural resources. Sustainable building practices, coupled with emerging technologies, […]

Ed Struzik Travels in the Melting North

For over a year, Struzik traveled on eleven trips throughout Alaska, Canada’s Arctic territories, and Greenland to document this rapidly changing world. The veteran journalist gained unprecedented access to scientific expeditions, native communities, as well as security and sovereignty experts. THE BIG THAW details Struzik’s observations of receding glaciers, dwindling herds, and invading species symptomatic of a world in decline.

Struzik goes into the field with the world’s leading polar bear scientist, skis on melting glaciers with glaciologists, travels the Northwest Passage on an aging icebreaker, and stalks a carnivorous rogue walrus with an Inuit hunter. His journeys bring him up close to some of the world’s most unique animals, from the iconic polar bear to the mysterious narwhal to the prehistoric-looking muskox.

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers

May 4, 2009 – Building Information Modeling, or ‘BIM’, is one of the most exciting developments in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. With BIM technology, an accurate virtual model of a building is generated that contains geometry, data and rules about all of the objects in a building. The result is better quality buildings, […]

WILEY ANNOUNCES THE 10TH EDITION OF HAROLD KERZNER’S “BIBLE” ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT

April 13, 2009 – For over 30 years project managers and those studying to become project managers have turned to Harold Kerzner as the main source of fundamental knowledge on the subject. His books have become best sellers on a global basis because they present the breadth of project management knowledge and aid readers in […]

Wiley Aligns with International Institute for Learning to Produce Project Management Series

March 10, 2009 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today a new partnership with International Institute for Learning Inc., (IIL), to publish books for the Project Management market that also supplement IIL course offerings. The new series of books will produce best practice insights for project managers and those responsible for sponsoring and supporting […]

Wiley is proud to announce the Winners of the Association of American Publishers 2008 PROSE Awards

February 24, 2008 – The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced the winners of the 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). Presented since 1976, and now newly renamed and rebranded, the 2008 PROSE Awards received a record-breaking 439 entries – over […]

SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK’S COMMON SENSE CONSTRUCTION LAW: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional, Fourth Edition

February 16, 2009 – Just as construction projects are complex and multifaceted, so are the laws that govern construction. Aside from questions of what one can do in construction, there also looms the question of what the law of construction allows, and what factors influence the evolution of construction law. A strong foundation in construction […]

A PROJECT MANAGER’S BOOK OF FORMS: A Companion to the PMBOK Guide

February 16, 2009, Every four years the Project Management Institute (PMI) revises their Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), which has become the gold standard for the profession. As an ANSI Standard, the PMI does not describe how to apply those practices found in the PMBOK, nor does it provide a […]

From the Past to the Future – A Look at Urban Design

“The wisest, clearest introduction I know to the art and science of designing cities.” Robert Campbell, Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe architecture critic “At last! Urbanism is in, and urban designers Brown, Dixon, and Gillham offer a focused lens through which to understand it. Combining urban design history and precepts with selected case studies, they generously […]

ENTERPRISE EXCELLENCE: A Practical Guide to World Class Competition

December 18, 2008 – As businesses around the world scale back, retool, and work to increase profitability and productivity, they often turn to a number of methods and tools for business process improvement. From Six Sigma and “lean manufacturing/processes”, to voice-of-the-customer (VOC) and “quality management” that reached prominence in the early 1990s, each of these […]

The only comprehensive guidebook to discuss the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs.

December 18, 2008 – The last fifty years have been dominated by the reproduction of sprawl development patterns. The big project for the next fifty years will be retrofitting sprawl into sustainable places. While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the exurban periphery, […]

GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS, 4E

“New York’s lifeblood is its landmarks–its historic neighborhoods, its incomparable buildings, its distinctive streets. This book will guide you through the extraordinary places that make New York New York.” –Paul Goldberger, Architecture critic, The New Yorker “This vital book will not only offer interesting information and insights on New York City’s 90 historic districts, 1,181 […]

BUSINESS SITE SELECTION, LOCATION ANALYSIS AND GIS

November 2008 – All organizations — businesses, government agencies, and even individuals — face location and relocation decisions: where to open a new store, where to build a new factory, where to locate a new transportation hub? Identifying the best site for a particular facility is no easy task. Planners must consider economic and demographic […]

DESIGN WITH CONSTRUCTAL THEORY

November 14, 2008 – First developed in the late 1990s, constructal theory unites nature with engineering. Intended to help explain nature and generate novel designs across the board, the theory holds that flow architecture arises from a natural tendency to seek greater flow access in time, in flow configurations that are free to morph. From […]