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BOOKS

TECHNICAL & PRACTICE - UPDATE

Archive Buildings in the United Kingdom 1993-2005 Christopher Kitching Phillimore & Co, 2007, £17.95 A sequel to an earlier volume (1977-1992), this book by the former secretary of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts surveys the key issues of archive buildings: developing a brief, security, fire-prevention, environmental control, etc. 35 short case studies provide a brief overview of the surprising diversity of this specialised building type.

Design Risk Management: Advice for Designers on the Implications of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 Association for Project Safety, edited by Nick Charlton Smith, RIBA Publishing, 2007, £40 Best-practice advice for architects on designers' duties, presented in simple language and a straightforward layout.

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