Daily Archives: December 23, 2015
The Peabody Fire Department was established in 1868, when the town changed its name from South Danvers to Peabody after one of its favorite sons: well-known philanthropist George Peabody. However, its long-standing history of being a first-class department dates farther back to the purchase of the town's first hand engine, the Federal No. 1, in […]
62nd Annual Edition – Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction […]
This volume is the outcome of a critical review of the most important and useful aspects of science and technology of cement. The contents present a combination of cement chemistry including mathematical modelling, manufacture showing geology of limestone and other raw materials, concrete and other blends, instrumental analysis showing thermoanalytical techniques, and x-rays. This publication […]
Careers in Focus: Construction, Fifth Edition profiles 23 careers for students interested in this growing field.
Download ebook Building Construction: Structure and Fabric Pt. 1 – G.A. Mitchell, A. M. Mitchell, Jack Stroud FosterRead More
Steeples stand out here on the prairies and plains of North Dakota. They are eclipsed by few other structures in the countryside, creating a cultural landscape like no other. Testaments to faith and community, the prairie churches of North Dakota captured the heart of the nation. Through the Grassroots Grant Program, Preservation North Dakota–a statewide […]
The book deals with theoretical and design issues of a new way of considering the relationship between the city and natural systems, landscape architecture as a new sensitive context.
Covers design, siting, the foundation, framing, roofing, siding, wiring, plumbing, heating, finishing, and landscaping
This compilation consists of 31 specifications, 20 test methods, four terminology lists, and two practices. The specifications address mason's lime, concrete brick, building brick and hollow brick, paving brick, facing brick, hollow and solid load-bearing concrete masonry units, masonry cement, facing tile, portland cement, mortar, grout, and prefabricated masonry panels. Methods for sampling and testing […]
Download ebook The Terracotta Revival : Building Innovation and the Image of the Industrial City in Britain and North America – Michael Stratton
This is an examination of the revival of terracotta over the last 200 years in the context of changing attitudes to decoration and the evolution of building construction in Britain and North America. The terracotta revival became of considerable significance in British architecture during the 19th century, and in the development of the American skyscraper […]
Pride and Ownership holds no punches. Chief Rick Lasky takes a hard look at the fire service and finds it short on the only element that makes it effective: passion. Chief Lasky gives an upfront and honest criticism about the need to reignite the love of the job on every level, from chiefs on down. […]