Daily Archives: February 22, 2016
Offers practical advice on the use of bricks, concrete, and stone in the construction of foundations, floors, walls, sidewalks, driveways, and patios
Download ebook Construction Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide : Asbestos Detection, Abatement and Inspection Procedures – R. Dodge Woodson
Disturbing asbestos materials during construction is a serious hazard that all contractors may encounter. Because of the insidious nature of the material as a health hazard, EPA regulations require that even when a structure is to be completely demolished, asbestos (and all other hazardous materials) must be removed by a qualified contractor prior to general […]
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
This price guide to electrical and mechanical (HEVAC) services installation can be updated free every three months during its currency. In this edition the presentation of labour, materials and price follow the same format as the other Spon price books, with quick rule-of-thumb pricing using the approximate estimating sections.
"Building with Engineered Lumber" is a comprehensive guide to choosing and using engineered lumber. Designed specifically for building contractors, the book includes current information on design, ordering, handling and installing a wide variety of engineered lumber products. It helps builders improve quality, efficiency and profitability by knowing when and why to use these new products.
"The fire alarm blares! Do you know what to do? Fires can be scary, but you can be prepared. The scenarios and safety tips in this book will help you come up with a plan."
The construction industry is one of most important components in the economic development of a developing country, being a major contributor to the national economy and responsible for the provision of housing, infrastructure projects and employment.The construction industry of Yemen is plagued by difficult economic and technical problems. This industry faces many barriers, in addition, […]
For a one-semester first course in Building Construction and Materials and Introduction to Building Science for architecture, construction and engineering technology. Using an innovative, integrated approach, this text explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction – to help future architects and builders deal more critically with the ever-increasing array […]
Download ebook The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House : For Parents & Adults Who are Kids at Heart – Robert Miskimon
As children, many people dreamed of having a tree house, a place where they could get away to play and relax. This guide shows you how to create one of these sky-high getaways, whether it is a child's play area or an adult hideaway. It also shows you how to select a tree, prepare the […]
Download ebook Fire from First Principles : Design Guide to Building Fire Safety – Paul Stollard, John Abrahams
The third edition of this well established introduction to building fire safety explains from first principles the basic strategies of fire-safety design available to the building and construction professional. Providing an introduction to the theoretical basis of fire-safety engineering and fire-risk assessment, it will enable the design team to consider alternative methods of achieving fire […]
Download ebook The Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs : Installation, Troubleshooting and Tricks of the Trade – T. Tamminen
If you are thinking about getting a hot tub or spa – or already own one – here is the best investment you can make. There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence – and not get soaked – let Terry […]
Created by an assembly of leading designers, architects, and bloggers, these 57 unique and innovative designs will show you the limits of what is possible. All of the designs include beautiful full-colour photos along with floor plans and building tips; 15 of them include flushed-out concept sketches; and five include step-by-step building plans. You'll also […]