Author: Jack M. Hageman
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Don't let your jobs be held up by failing code inspections. Smooth sign-off by the inspector is the goal, but to make this ideal happen on your job site, you need to understand the requirements of latest editions of the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Understanding what the codes require can be a real challenge. This new, completely revised Contractor's Guide to the Building Code cuts through the "legalese" of the code books. It explains the important requirements for residential and light commercial structures in plain, simple English so you can get it right the first time.
Author: Creative Publishing Editors
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: House & Home
Add value and functionality to your home with the addition of a great porch or patio. We offer detailed instructions for a variety of projects. Each page is loaded with great how-to photos that show you the different steps you'll follow en route to a fantastic new outdoor living space
Author: Rima Taher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Expert coverage of ASCE 7-16–compliant, wind-resistant engineering methods for safer, sounder low-rise and standard multi-story buildings Using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive engineering guide you will be able to design and construct safer buildings that will better withstand extreme wind forces. Written by a recognized structural design expert, the book explains the general concepts and principles involved in the design of buildings and structures for wind forces. Structural systems used to resist wind forces are outlined and explained, in the context of both low-rise and high-rise buildings. Building Design for Wind Forces provides easy-to-follow summaries of complex ASCE 7-16 wind load provisions and shows how to apply the corresponding design procedures using practical examples. A detailed discussion of typical structural damage caused by extreme wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes is presented along with design recommendations. Current wind engineering activities and recent research developments are discussed, and a general overview of wind tunnel procedures and an introduction to the concept of database-assisted design (DAD) is provided. Building Design for Wind Forces covers:•Wind forces and wind effects on buildings and structures•Wind load provisions of the ASCE 7-16 standard•Damage to structures caused by extreme wind events•Wind engineering activities and research trends•Structural systems for lateral loads•Tall buildings•Wind design procedures and wind load parameters•Wind loads on the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS)•Wind loads on Components and Cladding (C&C)•Wind loads on building appurtenances and other structures•Wind tunnels and the wind tunnel procedure•Database-assisted design (DAD)
Author: Waller S. Poage
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
Release Date: 1990
-- Latest changes to AIA prototype contracts. -- Updates on industry documentation. -- Covers all aspects of construction documentation. -- Overview of the primary product of the design professional -- contract documents. -- Full discussion of professional roles. -- Owner, designer and contractor liability.
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1998
The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies detailed, step-by-step information on all practical aspects of passive solar design and construction and fills you in on all the latest advances in materials and building techniques—including the most recent findings on material and assembly performance. You'll also find the latest techniques for computer simulation and energy analysis. This timely and informative book: Reviews passive solar design principles Discusses the unique design opportunities inherent in passive solar homes Describes the various solar home types Introduces the principles of "whole-house" design Includes more than 300 illustrations, complete construction details and notes, and dozens of helpful case studies Explores important regional issues, such as termite shields, pressure treating wood, attic ventilation, and special structural requirements in seismic areas. For building contractors, architects, and anyone interested in state-of-the-art passive solar construction, The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook saves hours of research and provides the complete, authoritative, up-to-date information that professionals need to take on a challenging job with confidence.
Author: R S Means Engineering
Release Date: 2006
The proven guide to estimating renovation and repair projects easily and accurately. This book simplifies planning, budgeting and estimating a range of renovation tasks. Contains over 16,000 unit costs, assemblies costs and more.
Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.
Author: Thomas Hootman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Conveniently organized and packed with robust technicalcontent and clear explanations of key principles Written by an architect who is the director of sustainability ata global architecture firm, Net Zero Energy Design is apractical guide for architects and related constructionprofessionals who want to design and build net zero energycommercial architecture. It offers no-nonsense strategies,step-by-step technical analysis, and valuable examples, in additionto developed case studies. With a focus on application in a varietyof building types and scales, the book also develops a broad-basedunderstanding of all the integrated principles involved inachieving net zero energy. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone venturing intonet zero energy design, construction, and operation, and it alsoserves as an excellent resource on a variety of sustainable designtopics. Important features include: Organization based upon the commercial building deliveryprocess Robust technical content for use in actual projectapplications Analysis examples that demonstrate key technicalprinciples Plenty of design data for use as a valuable designresource Abundant and sophisticated information graphics and colorillustrations and photographs A distinct design focus on the content that inspires adoptionof principles into projects