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Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code Lowest new price: $48.30
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Author: Francis D. K. Ching

THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. 

The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the develop­ment, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more.

  • A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects
  • Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC
  • Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text
  • Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application 

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.

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Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life

Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life Lowest new price: $35.00
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Author: Erin Gates

New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish—yet practical and functional—family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned.

Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents.

Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She’ll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don’t look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.

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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Lowest new price: $75.30
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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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  • Wiley

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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: $123.02
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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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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: $41.13
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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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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: $129.95
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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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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: $12.39
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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.

Features:

  • Creative Homeowner

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2015 International Mechanical Code

2015 International Mechanical Code Lowest new price: $80.37
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Author: International Code Council
Brand: 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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2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)

2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC) Lowest new price: $54.95
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Author: International Code Council

With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE SOFT COVER sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems. This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage. The 2015 edition of the code includes information on public toilet facilities, as well as water temperature limiting devices, and replacement water heater installation. Using both prescriptive- and performance-related specifications, this code provides comprehensive minimum regulations for a variety of plumbing facilities, facilitating the design and acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems.

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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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