Florida Contractors Manual

Author: Associated Builders & Contractors (U.S.). Florida East Coast Chapter
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:895149714
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Construction contracts


Builder s Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572181052
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. Full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. Updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions.

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Author: Cameron K. Andres
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131599232
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. It makes an excellent source of general information—complete with diagrams, details, photographs, and worked examples of typical construction calculations such as earth moving calculation, formwork calculations, concrete pressures, and insulation values for building components. Revised content in this new 8th edition includes additional examples and homework problems for a complete review, superior illustrations, added video clips to the ancillary materials, and much, much more!

Sports Fields

Author: Jim Puhalla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470438930
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Genre: Architecture

The completely updated edition of the definitive sports field book Recognizing that new developments in the design, construction, and maintenance of sports fields have literally changed the playing field, Sports Fields, Second Edition is now fully updated and revised to continue its legacy as a leading authority on sports field management. Highly illustrated, with step-by-step examination of essential topics such as turfgrass and soil science, sand fields, turf paints, field quality evaluation, and weather preparedness, this in-depth guide chalks out the ultimate game plan to integrate these elements into a winning project. Sports Fields, Second Edition includes: New coverage of environmental stewardship and resource conservation, natural and organic field maintenance, and artificial turf care and maintenance Discussion of the following field types: baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and track and field Updated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers, and equipment New exploration of green initiatives in the design and maintenance of fields Hundreds of illustrations, 50 percent of which are newly updated A versatile how-to guide, Sports Fields, Second Edition suggests solutions to common field problems that are not only helpful for professional sports turf practitioners, but also for park and recreation professionals, school athletic field managers, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Chapter after chapter delivers on the promise of imparting well-grounded principles that can be applied to create athletic fields that are long-lasting, visually dazzling—and eminently playable.

The Complete Pool Manual for Homeowners Professionals

Author: Dan Hardy
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601380227
Release Date: 2007
Genre: House & Home

Dan Hardy has used every available resource in his 20-year career as a pool professional to add to his store of knowledge about making and keeping water safe. An untiring and dedicated 'Pool Doctor', he has become the 'go to' man for owners of some of the world's largest, most ornate, and expensive private swimming pools -- including that of award-winning actor Mr John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. Dan started working on pools as a boy in his dad's firm. Not content with doing routine maintenance, he began learning all he could about chemicals, mechanics, and safety. In this book he may just be a lifesaver to pool owners who want to save money on maintenance but need to know how to handle poisons safely. Pool maintenance business owners will want to have this book on hand as an easy guide to repairing filtration and pumps and dealing with serious pool problems. And anyone who wishes to have such a career could have no better mentor than Dan Hardy.

Telecommunications Wiring

Author: Clyde N. Herrick
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130286966
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The industry's #1 wiring reference, fully updated! Reflects the latest National Fire Code (NEC) wiring standards Planning, bidding, installation, testing, troubleshooting, documentation, and management In-depth coverage of both fiber and twisted-pair DSL wiring, power line networking, and more The industry's #1 wiring reference, fully updated for the latest NEC wiring standards! The #1 single-source resource for wiring professionals has just been updated to reflect the latest media, wiring schemes, products, and techniques — plus critical new safety and fire requirements from the latest National Fire Code (NEC).Telecommunications Wiring, Third Editionoffers the industry's most coherent, end-to-end approach to designing and implementing cabling systems. It delivers every skill you need, across the entire system lifecycle: planning, selecting media, defining architectures, creating successful RFPs, choosing vendors, installation, testing, documentation, and maintenance. Coverage includes: New National Fire Code (NEC) regulations: wiring certification, fire code labeling, environmental concerns, equipment room layouts, grounding, bonding, EMI, and more xDSL: Wiring, line connection, servicing, and key terminology Up-to-the minute installation and troubleshooting techniques Documenting and standardizing cabling systems — including step-by-step telecommunications database design Wiring management: tracking, measurement, retrofitting, security, and more Whether you're a telecom/datacom manager, wiring specialist, technician, consultant, contractor, or instructor, you can depend uponTelecommunications Wiring, Third Edition— today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

21st Century Security and CPTED

Author: Randall I. Atlas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439880227
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

The concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes over the last several decades since C. Ray Jeffery coined the term in the early 1970s, and Tim Crowe wrote the first CPTED applications book. The second edition of 21st Century Security and CPTED includes the latest theory, knowledge, and practice of CPTED as it relates to the current security threats facing the modern world: theft, violent crime, terrorism, gang activity, and school and workplace violence. This significantly expanded edition includes the latest coverage of proper lighting, building design—both the interior and exterior—physical security barriers, the usage of fencing, bollards, natural surveillance, landscaping, and landscape design. Such design concepts and security elements can be applied to address a wide variety of threats including crime prevention, blast mitigation, and CBRNE threat protection. Authored by one of the U.S.’s renowned security experts—and a premiere architect and criminologist—the book is the most comprehensive examination of CPTED and CPTED principles available. This edition includes a complete update of all chapters in addition to five new chapters, over 700 figure illustrations and photos, numerous tables and checklists, and a 20-page color plate section. This latest edition: Features five new chapters including green and sustainable buildings, infrastructure protection, and premises liability Presents step-by-step guidelines and real-world applications of CPTED concepts, principles and processes—from risk assessment to construction and post-occupancy evaluation Outlines national building security codes and standards Examines architectural surety from the perspective of risk analysis and premises liability Demonstrates CPTED implementation in high-security environments, such as hospitals, parks, ATMs, schools, and public and private sector buildings A practical resource for architects, urban planners and designers, security managers, law enforcement, CPTED practitioners, building and property managers, homeland security professionals, and students, 21st Century Security and CPTED, Second Edition continues to serve as the most complete and up-to-date reference available on next-generation CPTED practices today.

Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

Author: H. William Trimmer
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750672061
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, Third Edition has seen the alarm industry enter the computer age. With its coverage of microcomputerized controls, sophisticated detection devices, methods of alarm reporting, that second edition broke new ground. Now completely updated to reflect the security industry's most high-tech advances, the third edition of Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, continues on the road of educating the alarm dealer, installer, and technician. Prepares readers for the practicalities of dealing with customers Takes readers from the basics of electricity to the most modern equipment installation and repair Teaches the pitfalls one might encounter in the alarm servicing profession, along with the approaches for troubleshooting

2010 Florida Building Code Building

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: International Code Council
ISBN: 1609831845
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Education

Prepare to effectively accommodate Florida's unique environmental factors and the increasing complexity of building construction with this reliable, safety-focused resource. The 2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE - BUILDING is a valuable tool designed to provide users with a solid knowledge of the most critical building codes. Based on the 2009 International Building Code, it features chapters on accessibility and energy efficiency, as well as state regulations for licensed facilities. It is a single state building code that supersedes all local building codes, in an effort to provide uniformity, accountability, and consistency for code adoption and enforcement processes.

Plumber s Handbook

Author: Howard C. Massey
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572180560
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

This revised edition explains in simple terms how to install plumbing systems that will pass inspection - the first time. Every chapter is clearly illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables that make it easy to select the right material and install it correctly.It covers all of the plumber's trade: vents, waste piping, drainage, septic tanks, hot and cold water supply systems, wells, fire protection piping, fixtures, solar energy systems, gas piping and more.

Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts

Author: Kit Werremeyer
Publisher: RSMeans
ISBN: 0876298226
Release Date: 2006-09-29
Genre: Law

Construction is a complex business. Each project has its own unique physical and commercial considerations. Since there’s no such thing as a “standard” or “typical” construction project, construction contracts should also not be considered standard. The contractor must carefully manage both in order to have a successful outcome and protect the company’s interests and assets. This book will help you manage all these elements of the contract: Scope of work and schedule Terms of payment and cash flow Assurances of performance Insurance, bonding, indemnity, and warranties Changes to the contract Disputes and their resolution Damages Termination and suspension Force majeure International contracting

Contractor s Pricing Guide

Author: Gordon Group Inc.
Publisher: Gordian
ISBN: 1946872199
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: House & Home

This essential 2018 cost book gives you total unit price costs for every aspect of the most common repair and remodeling projects, in a format organized for the way you buildfrom frame to finish. It covers every step needed to complete each task, and includes demolition, installation, painting, cleaning and more.

The Construction MBA Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting

Author: Matt Stevens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071763264
Release Date: 2012-07-02
Genre: Architecture

Proven business strategies for operating a profitable and efficient construction firm Written by a successful management researcher, advisor, and educator to construction contractors, The Construction MBA reveals effective operating practices for managing the multiple processes that must work simultaneously to make a construction firm consistently profitable. The methods in the book apply to both general and specialty contracting firms and describe how to grow both the top line and bottom line. This strategic resource explains how to integrate metrics into your business model that allow you to identify and react to critical trends. You'll learn ways to gain the competitive edge by adopting superior processes, speeding up your business cycle, and maximizing client satisfaction. Tips for positioning your firm on the "sweet spot" of the risk-reward curve are also included. Realworld case studies demonstrate the concepts presented in this practical guide. In addition, eight legendary management books are reviewed and their lessons are applied to the construction contracting business. The Construction MBA covers: The new business model Corporate objectives and strategies Work acquisition Operations management Human resources Financial management Technology Good operating practices