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ADA & ABA Handbook  ADA & ABA Handbook

Weight 3.9400 ISBN 1-55701-499-X Page Count 756 Publisher BNI Building News Dimensions 8.5 x 11

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Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing Book + eBook (PDF)  Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing Book + eBook (PDF)

If you've ever been stumped by an engineering problem on the job, yet wanted to avoid the expense of hiring a qualified engineer, you should have this book. Here you'll find engineering principles explained in non-technical language and practical methods for applying them on the job. You'll be able to understand engineering functions in the plans and how to meet the requirements, how to get permits issued without the help of an engineer, and anticipate requirements for concrete, steel, wood and masonry. See why you sometimes have to hire an engineer and what you can undertake yourself: surveying, concrete, lumber loads and stresses, steel, masonry, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Weight 2.0000 ISBN 0-934041-83-0 Page Count 400 Author Max Schwartz Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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BNI Construction Dictionary: Pocket Edition  BNI Construction Dictionary: Pocket Edition

This handy reference fits perfectly in your pocket and yet offers extensive coverage of construction terms. If you're looking for a good construction dictionary that's portable, this is it! Weight 0.2000 ISBN 978-1-55701-181-7 Page Count 86 Publisher BNi Building News Dimensions 4-1/2 x 7-1/2

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Build Smarter with Alternative Materials  Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

New building products are coming out almost every week. Some of them may become new standards, as sheetrock replaced lath and plaster some years ago. Others are little more than a gimmick. In this book, you'll find materials for almost all areas of constructing a house, from the ground up. For each product described, you'll learn where you can get it, where to use it, what benefits it provides, any disadvantages, and how to install it -- including tips from the author. And to help you price your jobs, each description ends with manhours – for both the first time you install it, and after you've done it a few times.

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Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction  Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report. You'll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems. Weight 1.3200 ISBN 1-889892-50-5 Page Count 240 Author Max Schwartz Publisher Builder's Book, Inc. Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Ceramic Tile Essentials Quick Cards  Ceramic Tile Essentials Quick Cards

This extended, 6-page laminated card, covers the essentials of ceramic tile. Great for contractors, builders, architects and engineers... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key in Construction. Weight 0.1000 ISBN 978-1-62270-103-2 Page Count 6 Author Builder's Book, Inc. Publisher Builder's Book Inc. Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)  Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)

Framing commercial jobs can be more lucrative than residential work. But most commercial jobs require some form of metal stud framing. This book teaches step-by-step, with hundreds of job site photos, high-speed metal stud framing in commercial construction.This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format. Page Count 208 Author Ray Clark Publisher Craftsman Book Company

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Construction Essentials Lumber Quick-Card 2015  Construction Essentials Lumber Quick-Card 2015

This 4-page card quickly covers the construction essentials you need in lumber: the formulas and rules of thumb for calculating dimensions, surface areas, volume, etc. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of lumber. Weight 0.1000 ISBN 978-1-62270-130-8 Page Count 4 Author Builder's Book, Inc. Publisher Builder's Book Inc. Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Construction Estimating  Construction Estimating

This unusually well-organized book shows the best and easiest way to estimate materials for room additions or residential structures. It gives estimating tables and procedures needed to make a fast, accurate, and complete material list of the structural members found in wood and steel-framed buildings. This book is divided into 72 units, each of them covering a separate element in the estimating procedure. Covers estimating foundations, floor framing, wall framing, ceiling framing, roof framing, roofing materials, exterior and interior finish materials, hardware, steel joist floor framing, steel stud framing, and steel ceiling joist and rafter framing. Weight 2.4600 ISBN 0-9663338-0-2 Page Count 496 Author Robert W. Petri Publisher R.W. Publishing Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Construction Inspection Manual, Eighth Edition  Construction Inspection Manual, Eighth Edition

This extensively revised and updated eighth edition is updated with detailed testing procedures, and inspection checklists covering everything from sitework and earthwork to finishes and electrical installations. This book represents the standard in inspection procedures on all types of construction work. It was written to achieve a consensus among owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and construction inspectors as to the best methods and practices. Weight 1.9800 ISBN 978-1-55701-642-3 Page Count 376 Publisher BNi Building News Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia Book with CD + eBook (PDF)  Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia Book with CD + eBook (PDF)

Step-by-step installation advice for just about any residential construction, remodeling, or repair task you're likely to face. Written in clear, everyday English with illustrations and diagrams that show how to build or install each part of the job. There's even a manhour table for each item covered so you'll know how long they should take. Includes a CD-ROM in PDF format with all the material in the book. Weight 6.0000 ISBN 1-57218-151-6 Page Count 792 Author Stephen and Janelle Diller Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Drafting House Plans  Drafting House Plans

Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience. This complete guide to drawing home plans walks you through the process of developed a complete set of plans: visualizing spatial relationships, using standard architectural scales and symbols, sketching preliminary drawings, developing a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and preparing a final plot plan. Covers pertinent code requirements. Weight 1.2500 ISBN 0-932370-04-7 Page Count 188 Author June Norris Curran, A.I.A. Architect Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Drywall Contracting  Drywall Contracting

How to set up and operate a drywall contracting business. Here you'll find how to get set up as a drywall contractor, the tools you'll need, how to do the work, and how to estimate and schedule jobs so that you keep the work flowing and the money coming in. How to prevent drywall problems, spot hidden problems before you begin, and how to install and repair drywall in new construction or remodeling work. Lists the eight essential steps in making a drywall estimate and includes estimating forms and man-hour tables for your use. This book is filled with practical tips, illustrations, pictures, tables and forms to help you build your career as a successful drywall contractor. Weight 1.3200 ISBN 1-55701-482-5 Page Count 256 Author James T. Frane Publisher BNi Building News Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Drywall Essentials Quick Cards  Drywall Essentials Quick Cards

NEW! This extended, 6-page guide covers the basics of the Drywall. Great for contractors, property owners... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key building phase. Featured Sections: Types of Drywall Drywall Fasteners Hanging & Fastening Drywall Measuring & Cutting Drywall Taping & Finishing Drywall Sound Insulation Fire Resistance Weight 0.1000 ISBN 978-1-62270-100-1 Page Count 6 Author Builder's Book, Inc. Publisher Builder's Book Inc. Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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E-Z Square  E-Z Square

This round, plastic computer is designed to help you save time in calculating diagonal dimensions in laying out excavations, footings, foundations, forms, walls, and plates. It also computes brick and block quantities for any known wall area and cubic yardage for excavating. It reads like a carpenter's rule and is an invaluable time saver in layout work. Weight 0.1300

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Fences & Retaining Walls  Fences & Retaining Walls

Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details. How to build retaining and rock walls. How to get your business off to the right start, keep the books, and estimate accurately. The book even includes a chapter on contractor's math. Weight 2.0600 ISBN 0-934041-53-9 Page Count 400 Author William McElroy Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Green From The Ground Up  Green From The Ground Up

Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you'll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. You'll find details for planning, material selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality – detailing every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes. This is a must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive and offer their customers the latest ideas for energy efficiency. Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission. Weight 2.0000 ISBN 978-1-56158-973-9 Page Count 330 Author David Johnson and Scott Gibson Publisher Taunton Dimensions 6-3/4 x 9-1/2

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Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 1  Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 1

Volume 1: Everything you need to know to start and run your construction business; the pros and cons of each type of contracting, the records you'll need to keep, and how to read and understand house plans and specs so you find any problems before the actual work begins. All aspects of construction are covered in detail, including all-weather wood foundations, practical math for the job site, and elementary surveying. Weight 2.0100 ISBN 0-934041-11-3 Page Count 416 Author Jack P. Jones Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 2  Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 2

Volume 2: Everything you need to know to keep your construction business profitable, including estimating methods, controlling costs, concrete, masonry, rough carpentry, roof covering, insulation, doors and windows, exterior finishes, specialty finishes, scheduling, managing workers, marketing, spec building and land development. Weight 1.8500 ISBN 0-934041-13-X Page Count 320 Author Jack P. Jones Publisher Craftsman Book Company Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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HVAC Tables, Equations & Rules of Thumb Quick-Cards Based on 2015 IMC, ASHRAE & SMACNA  HVAC Tables, Equations & Rules of Thumb Quick-Cards Based on 2015 IMC, ASHRAE & SMACNA

This 6-page laminated guide provides the basic numbers, flow rates and formulas the plumber and mechanics needs based on 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), ASHRAE & SMACNA Weight 0.1000 ISBN 978-1-62270-127-8 Page Count 6 Author Builder's Book, Inc. Publisher Builder's Book Inc. Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

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