Roofing Construction and Estimating

Author: Daniel Benn Atcheson

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572180079

Category: House & Home

Page: 444

View: 6533

Everything you need to know to estimate, build, and repair practically every type of roof covering: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles & shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Shows how to measure and estimate most roofs (including estimating shortcuts discovered by the author), how to install leak-proof underlayment and flashing, and how to solve problems with insulation, vapor barriers, and waterproofing. Over 300 large, clear illustrations that help you find the answers to all your roofing questions.
Release

The New Strawbale Home

Author: Catherine Wanek

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586852030

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

View: 6814

Although straw bale construction is beginning to enter the mainstream, many people continue to wonder what a straw bale house looks like. The New Strawbale Home answers definitively, "Anything you want!" Innovative architects and builders are reinventing this century-old technology to create thick-walled modern houses of unsurpassed natural beauty. The New Strawbale Home compiles floor plans and images from thirty cutting-edge homes across North America, from California to Quebec, New Mexico to New England, showcasing a spectrum of regional styles and personal aesthetic choices. This practical guide discusses varying climate considerations and essential design details for problem-free construction and low maintenance, and also points out the ecologically friendly, energy-saving aspects of straw bale construction. The New Strawbale Home beautifully illustrates how building with straw bales allows for maximum personal creativity-whether the finished product is an urban home, a country hideaway, or anything in between. The New Strawbale Home includes information on budget considerations, code compliance, siting for energy efficiency, structural systems, and finishing touches. Also included are the valuable insights and experience of architects, contractors, and owner-builders, plus an extensive resource section. Author and photographer Catherine Wanek organized the building of a straw bale greenhouse in 1992 and has been an advocate for straw bale construction ever since. She produced and directed the Building with Straw video series, and spent nearly five years publishing and editing The Last Straw Journal. Her first book, The Art of Natural Building, was published in 2002. Wanek lives in Kingston, New Mexico.
Release

Traditional Mexican Style Interiors

Author: Donna McMenamin,Richard Loper

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764316937

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 2229

There is charm and character in a Mexican home like no other architectural style. It is a classic, timeless style that remains in constant demand. All who enjoy looking at beautiful interiors and want new ideas for their own home will find this book irresistible. Over 280 color photographs of some of the most beautiful new, old, and remodeled Mexican-style homes are compiled here. Color is everywhere vibrantly painted walls offer a rainbow of hues, hand painted talavera tiles cover every available surface, and traditional Mexican folk arts adorn walls and furnishings. Twelve chapters illustrate beautiful entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, ceilings and floors, stairways, niches, fireplaces, lighting, and arts. Having specific rooms and architectural details divided into separate chapetrs is a format sure to please decorators, designers, architects, builders, and homeowners looking for new and exciting ideas.
Release

The Construction Chart Book

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cpwr - The Center for Construction Research and Training

ISBN: N.A

Category: Construction industry

Page: 80

View: 1328

The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues. The book presents this information in a series of 50 topics, each with a description of the subject matter and corresponding charts and graphs. The contents of The Construction Chart Book are relevant to owners, contractors, unions, workers, and other organizations affiliated with the construction industry, such as health providers and workers compensation insurance companies, as well as researchers, economists, trainers, safety and health professionals, and industry observers.
Release

2017 National Building Cost Manual

2017 Total In-Place Costs for Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, and Military Structures

Author: Ben Moselle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572183247

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 4193

Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings. Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach. Quickly work up a reliable budget estimate based on actual materials and design features, class of construction, area, shape, wall height, number of floors, and support requirements. Includes easy-to-use software that calculates total in-place cost estimates. Use the regional cost adjustment factors provided to tailor the estimate to any jobsite in the U.S. Then view, print, email or save the detailed PDF report as needed.
Release

Construction Contracting

A Practical Guide to Company Management

Author: Richard H. Clough,Glenn A. Sears,S. Keoki Sears,Robert O. Segner,Jerald L. Rounds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118693213

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 5677

The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management, with sample contracts and documentation and a companion website for additional guidance. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.
Release

Contact

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150117231X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7870

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.
Release

Thinking in Java

Author: Bruce Eckel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131872486

Category: Computers

Page: 1482

View: 5417

With humor and insight, the author introduces the fundamental concepts of the Java programming language, from object development to design patterns, with the help of straightforward examples. By the author of Thinking in C++++. Original. (Beginner).
Release

Fiscal Health for Local Governments

Author: Beth Walter Honadle,Beverly Cigler,James M. Costa

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080472782

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 7147

Fiscal Health for Local Governments offers a how-to approach to identifying and solving financial problems. Its principal selling point lies in its assumptions: instead of using the vocabulary and research agendas of economist, finance scholars, and political scientists, it will appeal to readers who lack sophisticated knowledge in these areas and nevertheless need practical advice. The book stems from the Fiscal Health Education Program, an applied economics program at the University of Minnesota. It uses three measures of fiscal health — financial condition, trend analysis, and financial trend monitoring system — as the basis for advocating particular fiscal strategies. The book examines the tools that can be used to assess the condition of a local government's fiscal health and some of the policy causes or remedies for certain situations, as well as some of the strategies governments can pursue to maintain and improve health. It will serve as a primer for readers interested in understanding financial processes and alternatives, and as a practical guide for those who need access to fiscal measurement tools. How-to approach will appeal to readers who lack sophisticated knowledge Contains discussion questions and anonymous case studies of actual cities and municipalities Presents practical methods for identifying and solving common fiscal problems
Release

Marine Concrete Structures

Design, Durability and Performance

Author: Mark Alexander

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081000847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 5962

Marine Concrete Structures: Design, Durability and Performance comprehensively examines structures located in, under, or in close proximity to the sea. A major emphasis of the book is on the long-term performance of marine concrete structures that not only represent major infrastructure investment and provision, but are also required to operate with minimal maintenance. Chapters review the design, specification, construction, and operation of marine concrete structures, and examine their performance and durability in the marine environment. A number of case studies of significant marine concrete structures from around the world are included which help to reinforce the principles outlined in earlier chapters and provide useful background to these types of structures. The result is a thorough and up-to-date reference source that engineers, researchers, and postgraduate students in this field will find invaluable. Covers, in detail, the design, specification, construction, and operation of marine concrete structures Examines the properties and performance of concrete in the marine environment Provides case studies on significant marine concrete structures and durability-based design from around the world
Release

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

Author: Gilbert M. Masters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118633490

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 7637

A solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide range of renewable energy systems—in a completely updated, new edition The second edition of Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems provides a solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide range of renewable energy systems. For each topic, essential theoretical background is introduced, practical engineering considerations associated with designing systems and predicting their performance are provided, and methods for evaluating the economics of these systems are presented. While the book focuses on the fastest growing, most promising wind and solar technologies, new material on tidal and wave power, small-scale hydroelectric power, geothermal and biomass systems is introduced. Both supply-side and demand-side technologies are blended in the final chapter, which introduces the emerging smart grid. As the fraction of our power generated by renewable resources increases, the role of demand-side management in helping maintain grid balance is explored. Renewable energy systems have become mainstream technologies and are now, literally, big business. Throughout this edition, more depth has been provided on the financial analysis of large-scale conventional and renewable energy projects. While grid-connected systems dominate the market today, off-grid systems are beginning to have a significant impact on emerging economies where electricity is a scarce commodity. Considerable attention is paid to the economics of all of these systems. This edition has been completely rewritten, updated, and reorganized. New material has been presented both in the form of new topics as well as in greater depth in some areas. The section on the fundamentals of electric power has been enhanced, making this edition a much better bridge to the more advanced courses in power that are returning to many electrical engineering programs. This includes an introduction to phasor notation, more emphasis on reactive power as well as real power, more on power converter and inverter electronics, and more material on generator technologies. Realizing that many students, as well as professionals, in this increasingly important field may have modest electrical engineering backgrounds, early chapters develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand these important topics without the need for supplementary materials. With numerous completely worked examples throughout, the book has been designed to encourage self-instruction. The book includes worked examples for virtually every topic that lends itself to quantitative analysis. Each chapter ends with a problem set that provides additional practice. This is an essential resource for a mixed audience of engineering and other technology-focused individuals.
Release

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 1945

Release

Traditional Mexican Style Exteriors

Author: Donna McMenamin,Richard Loper

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764317262

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 1154

Incredibly beautiful, classic, and timeless architectural details of Mexican style are shown in over 300 color photographs of new, old, and remodeled traditional homes and gardens. From Spanish Colonial facades in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, to the best of the Mission and Spanish Eclectic homes, this volume is a must for everyone interested in Mexican architecture and outdoor charm. This book excites the readers imagination through nine chapters, including facades, doors, gates, portales & patios, columns, fountains, pools, cantera stonework, and gardens. Arcades support massive tiled roof overhangs and bring shade to the outdoor sala an affirmation for outdoor living at its best. Sparkling pools and spouting fountains bring tranquility to flower-filled gardens and courtyards. The pictures will inspire decorators, designers, architects, builders, and homeowners looking for traditional and exciting ideas. Everyone who enjoys looking at beautiful facades, outdoor living areas, and gardens will covet this book.
Release

A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques

Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 538

Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.
Release

Pipefitters Handbook

Author: Forrest R. Lindsey

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831130190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 4944

Compact and pocket-sized, this handy reference contains thousands of facts and figures relevant to pipefitters, steamfitters-anyone concerned with layout and installation of pipe.
Release

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook

Author: Billy C. Langley

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780135787410

Category: House & Home

Page: 505

View: 2936

An overview of the servicing and troubleshooting of cooling equipment provides detailed explanations of the purpose of each cooling system component, covering the common problems encountered during troubleshooting. Includes troubleshooting charts, mumerous diagrams, and suggested procedures for repairs.
Release

Critical Testing Processes

Plan, Prepare, Perform, Perfect

Author: Rex Black

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201748680

Category: Computers

Page: 571

View: 8256

* *A must-read for software testers from a noted software testing guru *Examples, specifics, and a running case study bring the content to life *Separates software test processes into three categories: routing, highly-visible, and mission-critical
Release

The Manager's Handbook for Business Security

Author: George Campbell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012800200X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4505

The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is designed for new or current security managers who want build or enhance their business security programs. This book is not an exhaustive textbook on the fundamentals of security; rather, it is a series of short, focused subjects that inspire the reader to lead and develop more effective security programs. Chapters are organized by topic so readers can easily—and quickly—find the information they need in concise, actionable, and practical terms. This book challenges readers to critically evaluate their programs and better engage their business leaders. It covers everything from risk assessment and mitigation to strategic security planning, information security, physical security and first response, business conduct, business resiliency, security measures and metrics, and much more. The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs. Chapters are organized by short, focused topics for easy reference Provides actionable ideas that experienced security executives and practitioners have shown will add value to the business and make the manager a more effective leader Takes a strategic approach to managing the security program, including marketing the program to senior business leadership and aligning security with business objectives
Release

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3848

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Release

Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process

Practice-Based Skills

Author: Patricia McCarthy Veach,Bonnie S. LeRoy,Nancy P. Callanan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319747991

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 6682

Designed as an aid to students in Genetics counseling classes and professionals interested in honing their skills, Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process will guide the reader through the why's and how's of assisting clients with these complex issues. The authors' collective years of both teaching students and counseling clients is reflected in the clear, practical approach of this manual.
Release