Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 No Experience Required By Wing, Eric (Book – 2013 )
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2014 By Bokmiller, Don/ Whitbread, Simon/ Hristov, Plamen (Book – 2013 )
The Art of the Data Center [a Look Inside the World’s Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments] By Alger, Douglas (Book – 2013 )
Architects will want to read this book, which showcases several data centers worldwide. Among other things, it discusses LEED and green technologies such as solar power and geothermal cooling. On that theme it mentions server consolidation using virtualization. In the midwest, data centers are tornado proof. In Sweden, a data center is in a re-purposed nuclear bunker! System admins will not find useful info in this book.
Toward A Zero Energy Home : A Complete Guide to Energy Self-sufficiency at Home, David Johnston, Taunton, 2010
This book is for the homeowner who wants to build a energy efficient dwelling. It is readable, and has many pictures, but is unfortunately intended for the do-it-yourself type. 250 pages.
Learning AutoCAD 2010, Autodesk, 2010
This is a user guide to AutoCAD. More graphics than text. 850 pages, heavy.
Google SketchUp for Site Design : a guide for modeling site plans, terrain, and architecture / Daniel Tal, Wiley, 2009
Architects who use SketchUp will find this book very useful, in particular for landscape design. Large format, many example graphics, 350 pages.