Building Construction Handbook

Author: Roy Chudley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136443088
Size: 25.80 MB
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Building Construction Handbook contains everything you need to know about the construction process. Up-to-date examples of everyday practices and processes, accompanied by detailed drawings to illustrate the construction building elements, make the Building Construction Handbook a core reference for both students and professionals. This new 8th edition has been fully revised and updated with additional examples of building practice. New material on the following areas is included: energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues and fire protection to elements of construction. Building Construction Handbook is an essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year degree level. It is also a handy reference for building designers, contractors and others working in the construction industry.

Architectural Working Drawings

Author: Ralph W. Liebing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471348764
Size: 46.95 MB
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The classic guide for students and young professionals, fully revised and updated This new edition of the classic text that has become a standard in architecture curricula gives students in-depth understanding and insight for improving architectural working drawings through the integration of traditional guidelines, standards, and fundamentals with today's CAD operations. Ralph Liebing uses detailed coverage to emphasize the importance of learning the basics first, while encouraging mastery and application of a broad array of techniques and procedures. Architectural Working Drawings, Fourth Edition provides clear explanations of why these drawings are required, what they must contain to be relevant, the importance of understanding drawing intent and content, and how to combine individual drawings into meaningful and construction-ready sets. Using hundreds of real-world examples from a geographically diverse base, this book covers everything from site plans, floor plans, and interior and exterior elevations to wiring schematics, plumbing specifications, and miscellaneous details. Nearly 500 illustrations provide examples of the best and the worst in architectural working drawings. This Fourth Edition contains a wealth of new and updated material, including: * A new chapter of CAD case studies as well as substantially increased and integrated CAD coverage throughout the book * New drawing coordination systems from the Construction Specifications Institute and AIA * A new chapter on the coordination of working drawings and specifications * More than 140 new illustrations reflecting the methods for improving CAD drawings Architectural Working Drawings is the ideal guide for students and young professionals who seek a solid foundation and a broad knowledge of emerging technologies to prepare for the marvelous and unpredictable future in which their careers will unfold. RALPH W. LIEBING is currently a Senior Architect/Group Leader with Lockwood Greene, Engineers, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a registered architect and a Certified Professional Code Administrator. He has taught architecture at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and architectural technology at ITT Technical Institute, as well as serving as building commissioner for Ohio's Hamilton County in the Cincinnati area.

Contractor S Guide To Quickbooks Pro 2003

Author: Karen Mitchell
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572181304
Size: 44.54 MB
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Easily master QuickBooks Pro 2003 and quickly learn how to generate reports to help you analyze your company's progress. Includes a FREE CD-ROM with preconfigured construction company files for QuickBooks Pro, including one for Canada. Just drag the company file onto your hard drive and then fill it in with your vendors, subs, and customers. Also included is a complete estimating program with a cost database to help you estimate your jobs, and a unique translation tool to transfer the estimate to QuickBooks Pro for job costing. Includes 40 FREE construction forms.

Fundamentals Of Residential Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470905123
Size: 65.26 MB
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The leading guide to professional home construction—now updated and revised! Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing. Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings and photographs, including new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this Third Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and a new chapter on multifamily construction. Topics covered include: Plumbing Building codes Heating and cooling Financing Wiring Roofing Thermal insulation Environmental concerns Foundations Finish sitework Rough sitework Wood and light-gauge steel framing Engineered materials Exterior and interior finishes Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.

Fences Retaining Walls

Author: William McElroy
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041539
Size: 66.36 MB
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Fences and Retaining Walls, is a practical manual for the fencing professional and has all the information for quality fence work. An important book as well for house builders and home remodelers.

Contractor S Guide To Quickbooks Pro

Author: Karen Mitchell
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572181182
Size: 28.93 MB
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According to a recent national survey, more construction contractors use QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks than all other accounting programs combined. And for good reason. QuickBooks Pro excels at all the routine paperwork in a construction office: writing checks, keeping track of your bank balance, sending out invoices and statements, creating up-to-the-minute profit and loss statements for the month, year or by job, writing payroll checks, paying suppliers and subcontractors, tracking job costs, comparing estimated and actual costs for each job, and much more. But there's a lot to learn in QuickBooks Pro. And converting to a new accounting system can be a complex and confusing task, even if you have a strong background in accounting and plenty of time to install the new system. That's why this book was written -- because most construction pros aren't accounting experts and have more important work to do at the job site.

Housebuilding

Author: R. J. DeCristoforo
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806955216
Size: 71.50 MB
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Revised & Expanded Edition. Codes, Permits, and Inspections. before you Build.

Builder S Guide To Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572181052
Size: 25.40 MB
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This book includes self-test section at the end of each chapter. Test yourself, then check answers in the back of the book to see how you score. CD-ROM included.

Wood Frame House Construction

Author: LeRoy Oscar Anderson
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041744
Size: 24.19 MB
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Location & excavation -- Concrete & masonry -- Foundation walls & piers -- Concrete floor slabs on ground -- Floor framing -- Wall framing -- Ceiling & roof framing -- Wall sheathing -- Roof sheathing -- Exterior trim for cornices & eaves -- Roof coverings -- Exterior frames, windows & doors -- Exterior coverings -- Framing for plumbing & heating -- Thermal insulation & vapor barriers -- Ventilation -- Sound insulation -- Basement rooms -- Interior wall & ceiling finish -- Floor coverings -- Interior doors, frames & trim -- Casework & other millwork -- Stairs -- Caulking & flashing -- Adding a porch or garage -- Chimneys & fireplaces, masonry & metal -- Driveways, walks & basement floors -- Painting & finishing -- Protection against decay & termites -- Protection against fire -- How to reduce building costs -- Protection & care of material on site -- Maintenance & repair -- Estimating construction costs.