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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: $144.78
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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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Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) 800+ Photos; Step-by-Step Projects and Comprehensive How-To Information on Up-to-Date Products & Code-Compliant Techniques for DIY

Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) 800+ Photos; Step-by-Step Projects and Comprehensive How-To Information on Up-to-Date Products & Code-Compliant Techniques for DIY Lowest new price: $12.06
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Author: Editors of Creative Homeowner
Brand: Creative Homeowner

Save money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements yourself, with help from this complete home plumbing guide!

  • More than 800 photos
  • Detailed how-to diagrams
  • Learn how to skills, from fixing leaky faucets to soldering copper tubing like a pro
  • Save money and resources with "Green Solutions"
  • Install plumbing fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawns sprinklers, & much more
  • Learn how your home's plumbing system works so that you can take action in an emergecy
  • Add value to your home by making plumbing fixture improvements

This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's comprehensive, bestselling plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. Strong emphasis in the how-to information is placed on doing things correctly, so all of the projects use only code-compliant techniques.

Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to renovating a bathroom. It also gives an overview of a house's plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well.

In addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, you'll learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in your home plumbing system.

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  • Creative Homeowner

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Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos

Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos Lowest new price: $8.35
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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 360 plans to help you find & build your dream home
  • More than 250 color photos of finished 1-story homes
  • Home plans from top architects and designers from all over North America
  • Wide variety of styles and sizes suited for any budget, from Traditional Ranch style to Country Craftsman cottages
  • Special sections featuring outdoor living trends, kitchen design ideas, today's top features in a home, & how to maximize your living space
  • CAD blueprint files available for order, for easy customizing

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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Building Construction Costs with RSMeans Data 2018 (Means Building Construction Cost Data)

Building Construction Costs with RSMeans Data 2018 (Means Building Construction Cost Data) Lowest new price: $200.74
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Get the confidence and knowhow you need to deliver more accurate cost estimates and improve profitability. The 76th edition of this bestselling cost guide has been updated and expanded to provide you with the information you need to estimate projects with confidence and accuracy, improve project planning and budgeting, and reduce risk.

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Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2015 International Building Code

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2015 International Building Code Lowest new price: $28.81
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Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Dive into the history and application of the IBC

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction, this updated text offers new information regarding hazmat occupancies, hospitals, and nursing homes, major changes to how building heights and areas are presented, as well as means of egress, and the latest information on building materials, interior environments, and structural provisions. Francis D.K. Ching's distinctive illustrations and the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, give students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering industries a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to fundamentally understanding the 2015 IBC.

Building codes and standards serve to establish minimum regulations that emphasize performance while prioritizing public health and safety. Updated every three years, the IBC is the most important reference that you can leverage throughout your career in architecture, design, or engineering. The IBC is a national 'model building code' which is adopted in some form by most building permit jurisdictions across the nation and in several foreign countries.

  • Access the updated regulations reflected in the 2015 IBC
  • Explore how the IBC was developed, and why it is an important component of so many industries
  • Identify the areas of the IBC that have undergone the most change, such as the presentation of building heights and areas, along with changes to means of egress provisions
  • Easily navigate and digest the information with full illustrations

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a practical, fully illustrated reference that guides you through the latest in building code regulations.

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The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating

The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating Lowest new price: $10.03
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Author: Design America Inc.

Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes—1,200 square feet or less!

  • Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or under
  • Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success
  • Variety of plans including cabins, cottages, small homes, and tiny houses in Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional styles
  • Includes helpful advice on rightsizing your home, and maximizing your living space with organization, decorating, and storage solutions
  • Practical do-it-yourself guide helps save money, making planning and cost estimating easier when building the small home of your dreams

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact.

Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you're looking to build a cabin, cottage, small home, or tiny house, you're sure to find the ideal small home with the features that will fit your lifestyle inside The Big Book of Small Home Plans.

Select from a catalog of more than 360 plans, prepared by expert architects and designers, for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available to purchase for each project to ensure success. Construction blueprints are available in both print and digital formats.

The Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating, and smart storage.

Choosing a new house design is exciting, but can be a difficult task. The Big Book of Small Home Plans makes it easy with small home designs for everyone, with all of the amenities and features homeowners are looking for in a new home today. Start your search right now for the perfect small home!

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2012 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)

2012 International Building Code (International Code Council Series) Lowest new price: $107.00
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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.

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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.

Features:

  • 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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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Lowest new price: $68.00
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Author: Edward Allen
Brand: imusti

Note from the publisher:

Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

 


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Steel Construction Manual

Steel Construction Manual Lowest new price: $270.00
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Author: AISC

This manual is the 15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. It replaces the 14th Edition Manual originally published in 2011. The following specifications, codes and standards are printed in Part 16 of this Manual: 2016 AISC Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings 2014 RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges The following major changes and improvements have been made to this revision: All tabular information and discussions are updates to comply with the 2016 Specification for Structural Buildings, and the standards and other documents referenced therein. Shape information is updated to ASTM A6/A6M-14 throughout this manual. Larger pipe, HSS and angle sizes have also been incorporated into the dimensions and properties tables in Part 1. The available compressive strength tables are expanded to include 65- and 70-ksi steel for a limited number of shapes. In Part 6, a new design aid is included that provides the width-to-thickness slenderness limits for various steel strengths. In Part 6, a new design aid is included that provides the available flexural strength, available shear strength, available compressive strength, and available tensile strength for W-shapes in one table. In Part 9, a new interaction equation is provided for connection design based on a plastic strength approach. in Part 9, a new approach to designing coped beams is presented based on recent studied In addition, many other improvements have been made throughout this manual.

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