Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Japanese Joinery

Author: Yasuo Nakahara
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ISBN: 9780088179003
Size: 67.92 MB
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Handbook Of Joinery

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Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780809499410
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Geared to amateur and intermediate woodworkers, this series covers everything from using a handsaw to refinishing an antique. Full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions show how to perform specific woodworking tasks.

Genius Of Japanese Carpentry

Author: Azby Brown
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462913784
Size: 33.30 MB
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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry tells the story of the 1200-year-old Yakushiji monastery in Nara and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire and warfare. Although the full monastery reconstruction will not be completed until 2030, one of the main temples, the Picture Hall, has been completely restored employing the same woodworking technology used to create the original building. This new edition of an architectural classic is by Azby Brown—one of the world's leading experts on Japanese architecture. It contains a new preface and many new text materials and photographs—most of them now available in color for the first time. Azby Brown chronicles the painstaking restoration of the temple through extensive interviews with the carpenters and woodworkers along with original drawings based on the plans of master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka. An inspiring testament to the dedication of these craftsmen and their philosophy of carpentry work as a form of personal fulfillment, The Genius of Japanese Carpentry offers detailed documentation of this singular project and a moving reminder of the unique cultural continuity found in Japan.

Project Management

Author: David Richard Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405147466
Size: 69.36 MB
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Organisation structure can make or break the projectmanager… New forms of organisation are emerging in the constructionindustry – from partnering to virtual teams. There is agrowing need to consider project organisational structurescarefully. This book differs from the many other texts on projectmanagement by concentrating on the challenges of devising relevantstructures for project management. It examines the diverse factors to be considered whendetermining an initial overall organisation for new constructionprojects. It also looks at how to vary the organisation in responseto the differing environments over the lifetime of a project. In a pragmatic, accessible style, the author has both added tothe body of knowledge in this area and provided the projectmanagement with a set of effectivemanagement tools to: examine the criteria for designing structures within anorganisation identify the factors relevant to the development of an initialproject organisation structure assess the significance of an individual factor in theoperation of a structure

Engineers

Author: Matthew Wells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134343248
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This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state. Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.