The Legacy and Potential of Spanish Construction.
In the opaque world of nineteen eighties civil engineering, its lead actors, civil engineers, went generally unnoticed by the public at large. In an ambience of theory and praxis created by a bare handful of maestros, their disciples designed and erected ever more efficient and better built roads, canals and harbours.
Outstanding Spanish roofs.
This book could be said to adopt the form of an inquiry, in which temporal continuity is honoured throughout. Whilst all buildings have roofs, some are so striking that they seem to overshadow everything else. A roof may become the building's theme, assuming a personality of its own, irrespective of any subordinate protective role or coverage of the rest.
The New High-speed Rail System in Spain.
Accession to the EU raised Spain's infrastructure investment budget considerably, enabling the country to upgrade its networks to European standards. Those appropriations were earmarked exclusively for investment schemes geared to reducing imbalance and favouring integration. The result was fierce competition among regions to improve their communications systems and vertebrate their territory.
Structures for Outstanding Spanish Buildings.
This book explores new avenues in pursuit of a fuller understanding of the implications of the structure-architecture binomial, beyond the usual platitudes. A building's structure is one of its essential components, with a role that transcends the mere prevention of its collapse by withstanding natural and service loads. This essay analyses the spatial role of the bearing structure as an element that enhances building design.
The Character of Spanish Bridges.
Bridges are the superstars of civil engineering. In the absence of synoptic overviews, the enormous effort deployed over the last 30 years to inventory Spain's bridge historic heritage is much appreciated. Many thousands of bridges have been inventoried in exquisite detail. In this book they are studied on the grounds of their significance, technological development and meaning as real-world structures.
Túneles y viaductos para los caminos españoles [Tunnels and viaducts for Spanish roads].
Book in Spanish only discussing general ideas on tunnel and viaduct construction, the development of tunnel and viaduct building technology and the obstacles posed by Spain's physio-geography to its land communications.