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This section is the home of materials books on ribabookshops.com. We have divided the section into sub-categories to make it easy for you to find books written on specific building materials. The 'Assorted' sub-category holds books which cover more than one material.

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Failures in Concrete Structures Book by  book cover | Buy Failures in Concrete Structures from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Failures in Concrete Structures

Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it’s much cheaper to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to have to do so from...

£60.00

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Masonry Material and Structure Book by  book cover | Buy Masonry Material and Structure from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Masonry Material and Structure

In a famous quote, the architect Louis Khan rhetorically posed the question to a brick "what it wanted to be?" - and let the brick answer "I like...

£42.95

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Rethinking Wood: Future Dimensions of Timber Assembly Book by  book cover | Buy Rethinking Wood: Future Dimensions of Timber Assembly from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Rethinking Wood: Future Dimensions of Timber Assembly

Advances in the materials and the digitalization of architecture bring about new methods in design and construction. Whereas traditional timber...

£45.50

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Brick Index Book by  book cover | Buy Brick Index from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Brick Index

Brick Index is a collection of named bricks and the unseen makers marks stamped by brickworks from across the UK. It celebrates the humble brick...

£20.00

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