Daily Archives: October 27, 2016
Mitchell, a licensed architect and general contractor, presents a manual for dealing with common problems contractors face. He explains how to deal with debt and find money, file for bankruptcy, the basics of the business, accounting, the contractor's role, and finding jobs. Other matters covered include the design process, bidding, and calculating overhead. The volume […]
Offers advice on how to set a budget, hire the best contractors, select a building site, develop a design, and obtain financing and permits
In any major heavy construction venture, overall planning, satisfactory maintenance of equipment, and efficient project management clearly play key roles. This third edition coherently sets out the considerations inherent in all aspects of these themes, and more. It contains sections on: project management, construction equipment, concrete production and placement, and drilling and blasting – tunneling. […]
Download ebook CAD Reference Guide for Residential Construction – John Jones, Jean Carmichael, Mark WhiteRead More
Explains the principles of heat loss, moisture condensation and airflow and tells how to make the best use of insulation, woodburning stoves, fireplaces, greenhouses and passive solar collectors
In this energizing session with firefighters, Chief Rick Lasky presents his renowned full day seminar on instilling pride and ownership in the fire service. Throughout this one-of-a-kind presentation, Chief Lasky offers upfront and honest criticism on the need to reignite the love of the job at every level, from chief down to probie. Fire departments […]
The international perspective of this wide-ranging handbook embraces temperate and tropical woods, as well as first-time coverage of uses of bark.
Download ebook Spon's House Improvement Price Book : House Extensions, Storm Damage Work, Alterations, Loft Conversions and Insulation – Bryan J.D. Spain
With house prices booming and a shortage of homes in the UK, the domestic housing sector of the industry is on the increase. This book has been written to respond to the increasing volume of work in the domestic housing market. More houses are being extended, converted and insulated than ever before and the maintenance […]
Ann Forsyth's 'Building Ideals' will be the standard book on the urban design of utopian and model communities from the end of World War II.
Download ebook An International Directory of Building Research Organizations – Building Research Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences
Construction is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States, yet building research is highly fragmented. This new book is a complete compilation of building research institutions. It contains profiles of the institutions and gives their addresses and phone numbers, the mission and focus of their research, their distinctive attributes, and their publications. A comprehensive […]
The first comprehensive guide to remote-source lighting for commercial, industrial, and residential applications describes how these systems work, their component hardware, and their varied applications, and gives useful technical data and practical tips on installation. Illus.
Download ebook Sticks & Bricks : A Practical Guide to Construction Systems and Technology – Christopher C. Whitney, Robert J. MacPherson, James Duffy O'Connor
The book presents a coherent analysis of basic building materials, and explains how building envelopes are constructed in laymen's terms.
Offers information on heating and air conditioning repairs and renovations, providing photographs of how the finished job should look.
HAPM Component Life Manual has broken new ground, it is the first document to provide extensive life-span assessments (suitable for insurance purposes) for a wide range of building components which are classified within the concept of quality specifications. A further benefit is that it does not seek to be prescriptive. It indicative 'benchmarks' against which […]