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Building Construction Cost with Rsmeans Data (Means Building Construction Cost Data)

Building Construction Cost with Rsmeans Data (Means Building Construction Cost Data) Lowest new price: $197.45
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Brand: Ingramcontent

Previously published as: RSMeans building construction cost data.

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  • Gordian

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Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty

Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty Lowest new price: $15.70
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Author: Will Beemer

The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Using full-color photos, detailed drawings, and clear step-by-step instructions, Beemer shows you exactly how to build one small (12ʹ x 16ʹ) timber-frame structure — suitable for use as a cabin, workshop, or studio. He also explains how to modify the structure to suit your needs and location by adding a loft, moving doors or windows, changing the roof pitch, or making the frame larger or smaller. You’ll end up with a beautiful building as well as solid timber-framing skills that you can use for a lifetime.

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Tiny House Design & Construction Guide

Tiny House Design & Construction Guide Lowest new price: $20.34
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Author: Dan S Louche

Take the first step to achieving your dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map to the entire build process. This guide will help you to understand each step that needs to be taken and, more importantly, give you the confidence to start building your own tiny house.

This is the expanded, 2nd edition of the Tiny House Design & Construction Guide. This latest edition contains over 50% more content and over 38 more images and illustrations. I listened to my reader's feedback and added much more information into the framing, electrical, and plumbing sections of the book.

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Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols

Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols Lowest new price: $22.95
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Author: Daniel K. Reif
Brand: Design Work

The Home Quick Planner includes 700 precut, reusable peel-and-stick, 1/4-inch scale furniture and architectural symbols, plus a 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid to help you design your own building, remodeling and decorating projects. (Also good for moving.) Symbols include everything you need from tables, chairs, couches, beds and pianos to every standard kitchen cabinet and appliance, an extensive assortment of bathroom fixtures and cabinets (for example, twelve sets of sink designs, six different showers, and a dozen various baths and whirlpools), plus windows, doors, walls, switches, outlets, lights and much more. Simply lift the symbols and arrange them on the floor plan grid to design floor plans, move furniture and make changes. Step-by-step instructions and Design Details: Critical Dimensions & Clearances are provided to help you improve your design and save money. The planner is part of the three-part design series by Daniel Reif. Sketch your design with the Architect’s Drawing Kit, try out endless floor plan layouts with the Home Quick Planner, and once you have a design that you like, build a three-dimensional model with the 3-D Home Kit.

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  • 4 Sheets
  • Peel-n-Stick
  • 700 precut, 1/4" scale, reusable pell-and-stick furniture and architectural symbols
  • 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid sheet

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2015 International Mechanical Code

2015 International Mechanical Code Lowest new price: $75.00
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Author: International Code Council

For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE SOFT COVER. Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems. This updated code includes information on condensate pumps, and the ventilation system for enclosed parking garages.

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2012 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)

2012 International Building Code (International Code Council Series) Lowest new price: $134.95
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Author: International Code Council

Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high. The content in this code book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs, making this an essential reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.


New in the 2012 IBC®

Key changes include:

Nonstructural

  • All definitions are included in Chapter 2.
  • Classifications for a variety of health-care related facilities have been clarified.
  • Covered- and open-mall provisions revised to fully address the construction of open malls.
  • Clarified provisions for incidental-use rooms and spaces.
  • Modified provisions addressing exterior wall projections.
  • Reformatted requirements for protection of vertical openings through floors.
  • Automatic sprinkler systems required where furniture and mattresses are manufactured or stored.
  • Increased capacity for stairways and other egress components in buildings with sprinklers and an emergency communication system.
  • Clarification of when unenclosed stairways can be used as a part of the means of egress system, including how travel distance is measured.
  • In three- and four-exit buildings, some exits are now permitted to serve a portion of a story rather than an entire story.

Structural

  • Wind design requirements extensively revised.
  • Wind load maps are now based on ultimate design wind speeds.
  • New terminology for wind speeds.
  • Updated seismic ground motion maps.
  • The term "occupancy category" changed to "risk category."
  • Special inspection requirements for structural steel and masonry construction are now based on referenced standards.
  • Penetration firestop and fire-resistant joint systems in high-rise buildings and in Risk Category III or IV structures require special inspection.
  • Modifications to the seismic provisions of ACI 318 Appendix D.

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Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated Lowest new price: $22.52
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Author: Michael Litchfield
Brand: Michael Litchfield

When it comes to home renovation, there's no substitute for experience.
Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America.
As a founding editor of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed books, and a home renovator himself, Litchfield was able to record lifetimes of practical, field-tested solutions and trade secrets from the cream of the crop--the pros that other pros admire.
Both first-time renovators and professionals who want to supplement their knowledge of specific trades will find Renovation 4th Edition invaluable. R4 reflects the new realities of planning carefully, spending wisely, maximizing space and building durably. Its 614 pages contain extensively revised chapters on planning; doors, windows and skylights; electrical wiring; and energy conservation. Its illustrations are crisp and informative. And its 1000+ photos were selected from more than 40,000 that the author has taken over the years.
This classic work covers renovation from start to finish surfaces. Best of all, R4 is written in a down-to-earth conversational style that is clear and easy to understand. Litchfield has a sharp wit and a dry sense of humor that makes this book not only useful, but great fun to read.

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  • Renovation 4th Edition Completely Revised and Updated

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Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)

Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series) Lowest new price: $169.98
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Author: American Institute of Architects

The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards

Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty-five percent new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips.

Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions, and normative construction details. The book is organized into three core sections covering: design and documentation, materials, and building elements.

Architectural Graphic Standards features:

  • Key architectural design and production processes—functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, and architectural construction documentation
  • Thorough coverage of materials: concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, and glass
  • An exhaustive survey of building elements—substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures, and siteworks
  • Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations

Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, this book has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

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Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color

Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color Lowest new price: $9.23
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Author: Editors of Creative Homeowner

If you're planning to build your own one-story dream home, this extensive collection will show you the best selling and most stylish designs available today. More than 350 home plans were selected for Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition as most desirable based on actual sales data.

From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, you'll find a wide variety of styles and sizes here to meet your budget. And with complete construction blueprints available for each and every house shown, you can build your special home just the way you want!

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2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings (International Code Council Series)

2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings (International Code Council Series) Lowest new price: $103.92
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Author: International Code Council
Brand: Brand: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning)

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2012 International Residential Code For One- and Two- Family Dwellings Softbound Version uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.


New in the 2012 IRC®

Key changes include:

  • New Seismic Design Categories maps.

  • Wind design including new maps.

  • Exterior wall clearances to lot lines.

  • Wireless smoke alarms.

  • Prescriptive roof connections to resist wind uplift forces.

  • Required clearance between townhouse separation walls and roof penetrations.

  • Prescriptive requirements for isolated masonry pier foundations.

  • Gypsum board under non fire-resistance rated floor assemblies.

  • Wall bracing provisions including a new simplified method.

  • Prescriptive design of whole-house ventilation systems.

  • Gray water recycling systems.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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