Owing to the easy accessibility and user-friendliness of virtual books, these have been able to garner a huge reader base. Instead of carrying heavy hardbound books, readers all over the world are opting for ebooks. These are also preferred over paper books because of their environment friendliness. The hassles of carrying book loads and storing them are now simplified with the help of the digitised versions of the books. As these are easy to update and correct, it is convenient for both publishers and readers.
Several reference ebooks for architecture are available for the readers, namely Analyzing Architecture; Archispeak; Dictionary Of Islamic Architecture; Emerging Concepts In Urban Space Design; and Architecture Turn Around. Apart from these, Cities And Fascination; Losing Site; Architecture For A Free Subjectivity; and Fundamental Building Material are other prominent works under this category. These books, owing to their detailed and updated information, have simplified the way architects work. Such virtual books can be carried on-site and can be referred to instantly using Smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and digital eBook readers, thus giving quick solutions to problems associated with architectural project.
Architecture Security Design and CARVER+Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool ebooks are referred to by professional architects for protecting a critical infrastructure design. Moreover, there are various ebooks available for aspirants who want to make a career in this domain. Dealing with Builders, The A to Z Of Architecture, Urban Design Future are some of the notable ebooks available for such individuals.
Digitised books like The Integrated Physical Security Handbook and The Integrated Physical Security Handbook II are recommended to architects to develop appropriate security plans for government and commercial buildings. Architecture Security Designs is a popular eBook on this subject as it provides guidelines for conducting risk-based analysis and system characterisation. This book has updates on convergence of systems, privacy issues, cloud computing, emergency procedures, disaster planning and safe areas that help in developing a systematic integrated physical security programme.
CARVER+Shock Vulnerability Assessments Tool is preferred by most of the architects as it clearly demonstrates all the methodologies with appropriate illustrations. It helps in securing both hard and soft targets by implying the six step process widely applied by most of the experienced security experts. This book acts as a complete guide by instructing aspirants and experienced professionals using 30 unique tables, charts and check lists, which helps in developing a systemic work plan.