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Steel Construction Manual

Steel Construction Manual Lowest new price: $289.49
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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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Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated Lowest new price: $15.31
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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 cropthe 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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Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management Lowest new price: $15.13
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Author: Barbara J. Jackson
Brand: Barbara Jackson

Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book

The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process.

Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession.

  • Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry
  • Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role
  • Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them
  • Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks
  • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding

The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

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  • Construction Management JumpStart The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

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Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers (4th Edition)

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers (4th Edition) Lowest new price: $149.00
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Author: Michael S. Mamlouk
Brand: Frank M. Carrano & Timothy M. Henry

Civil and Construction Engineering Materials: Properties, Uses, and Evaluations

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers helps readers understand and select the materials involved in supporting the infrastructure needs of society--from buildings, to water and treatment distribution systems, to dams, highways, and airport pavements. By gaining a deep understanding of material behavior and the material selection process, readers can begin to understand how to create and maintain civil and construction engineering systems crucial to society.


The primary focus of the updates presented in this fourth edition was on the sustainability of materials used in civil and construction engineering. The information on sustainability was updated and expanded to include the most recent information.  In addition, sections were added describing the sustainability considerations of each material. The problem set for each chapter was updated and increased to provide some fresh exercises.  References were updated and increased in all chapters to provide students with additional reading on current issues related to different materials.

 

Features:

  • Hardcover: 936 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (August 31, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0133744051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133744057

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NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards

NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards Lowest new price: $10.60
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Author: NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Brand: National Kitchen and Bath Association Staff

The essential kitchen and bath design reference, updated with the latest codes

NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the industry standard reference, written by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and updated with the latest codes and standards. This new second edition features revised guidelines for cooking surface clearance, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for kitchens, as well as ceiling height, shower size, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for bathrooms. Revised to reflect the 2015 International Residential Code and the ICC A117.1-2009, all illustrations have been expertly redrawn using 2020 Design and Chief Architect Software to provide clearer visual reference for real-world application. With thirty-one kitchen guidelines and twenty-seven bathroom guidelines, this book provides full planning recommendations, code references, and access standards for today's kitchen and bath design professional.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most functional rooms in the house, and also the most code-intensive. It is imperative that design professionals stay up to speed on the latest guidelines to ensure the safety and efficiency of their projects.

  • Get up to date on the latest kitchen and bath codes
  • Reference a new range of standards for clearance, ventilation, and more
  • Design for storage based on the results of university research
  • Examine illustrative and descriptive plans, sections, and perspective views

The NKBA guidelines are based on a composite of historical review, current industry environment and practices, emerging trends, consumer lifestyles, research, and building codes. These factors combine to help kitchen and bath professionals create designs that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and safe. The NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the complete reference professionals turn to for the latest in kitchen and bath design.

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The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home, 4th Edition

The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home, 4th Edition Lowest new price: $14.57
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Author: Mark A. Smith
Brand: Brand: Consensus Group; 4th edition (January 15, 2007)

This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

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  • Great product!

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The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling, 3rd Edition

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $26.96
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Author: Charlie Wing
Brand: Charlie Wing

Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home.

With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations―this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library.

Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies.

With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction― and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge.

And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going.

Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition.

  • It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions
  • Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details
  • New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions
  • Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling
  • Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data

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  • The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling 3rd Edition

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Lowest new price: $5.27
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Author: Steven Johnson
Brand: Riverhead Books

The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery—these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the groundbreaking ideas that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson’s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out applicable approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality. What he finds gives us both an important new understanding of the roots of innovation and a set of useful strategies for cultivating our own creative breakthroughs.

 

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Audel Welding Pocket Reference

Audel Welding Pocket Reference Lowest new price: $14.78
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Author: James E. Brumbaugh
Brand: Brumbaugh, James E./ Miller, Rex

Featuring updated charts dealing with the most common situations welding workers face on the job , this comprehensive, pocket-sized reference is based on recommendations from working professionals and covers welding symbols and definitions, types of joints and welds, typical welding station configurations, oxygen cylinders, arc-welding charts, U.S metric measures, and more.

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Fourth Edition, Revised and Updated (For Pros by Pros)

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Fourth Edition, Revised and Updated (For Pros by Pros) Lowest new price: $17.38
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Author: Rob Thallon
Brand: Thallon Rob

If you’re in need of info on framing construction, look no further. This newly revised and updated edition of our classic visual handbook is loaded with up-to-date code information, the latest material advice, and detailed construction methods. Building on the success of earlier editions--which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies―accomplished architect and teacher Rob Thallon delivers on the details you need to get the job done right.

Covers a broad range of projects. Whether you’re setting a foundation, erecting a partition wall, or flashing a window, you’ll find information on the project in this book. The book’s major categories include:

  • Footings and Foundations
  • Beams, Joist Systems, and Subflooring
  • Wall Framing, Bracing, and Sheathing
  • Roof Framing, Flashing, and Insulation
  • Exterior and Interior Stairs and Handrails

Filled with 500+ meticulous drawings. There are well over a hundred new drawings in this updated edition that precisely explain best practices for energy-efficient construction, advanced framing techniques, how to control moisture in wood-framing, installation information for new building materials, and more.

Whether you're a builder, architect, or homeowner, you'll find this up-to-the-minute resource is the perfect visual aid to help you tackle a wide range of framing projects with confidence.

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  • Graphic Guide to Frame Construction Fourth Edition Revised and Updated

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