Austin Williams

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Architect, project manager and author. Director of the Future Cities Project.

Austin Williams is director of the Future Cities Project externallink.

An architect and project manager by profession, he was the technical editor at the Architects’ Journal; architecture critic on BBC London; and transport commentator with The Daily Telegraph. He is now the architectural producer at NBS Learning Channels.

He is the author of Enemies of Progress; author and illustrator of Shortcuts Books 1 & 2; founder of Manifesto Towards a New Humanism in Architecture and co-editor of The Future of Community. He is the co-author of The Macro World of Microcars; and contributor to Academic Questions (Winter 2009-10); and Carchitecture.

He is currently writing Better City: Better Life: The Challenges of an Urban World; Shortcut Book 3: Environment and Process and On Progress: the Struggle between Liberty and Authority.

He speaks on a range of topics internationally and has written for a wide variety of publications, from The Times Literary Supplement to Top Gear; from New Humanist to The Tablet.

He devised and chairs the Bookshop Barnies.

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06 July 2015 | by

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce the concept of duty of care.

24 June 2015 | by

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we discuss the control of the moisture content of timber.

01 January 2012 | by

Austin Williams explores the difference between fixings and fastenings with a focus on nails and screws.

01 January 2010 | by

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce rainscreen cladding and its use in the UK.

01 March 2009 | by

Foundation design needs to take account of the water absorbing capacity of nearby trees as well as the potential groundswell caused by trees that have been removed.

01 January 2009 | by

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce the correct connection of domestic gravity-fed wastewater drainage.

01 November 2006 | by

Austin Williams, provides a general assessment of the needs for disabled access to toilets, in the first of the NBS Shortcuts series.

01 August 2006 | by

Approved Document Part F: Ventilation contains more guidance on domestic mechanical and natural ventilation systems than the previous ADF L: 1995.

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