Foundations and Concrete Work

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585373
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

This book provides tips and advice from contractors and builders from all over the country to provide the best advice on formwork, foundations, waterproofing, reinforcement and related topics.

Working with Concrete

Author: Rick Arnold
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586145
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

A good shop is a place where you want to be - a safe, well-lit space where work flows efficiently from machine to bench to finishing area. This book offer ideas and solutions on everything from designing your floor plan for workflow to the nitty-gritty of picking the right tools.

Wiring a House

Author: Rex Cauldwell
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585270
Release Date: 2002
Genre: House & Home

A guide to residential electricity for professionals and laymen, discussing tools and materials, and offering instruction on how to design electrical wiring, install main service panels, install fixtures and appliances, and other tasks.

Working Alone

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585459
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

Framing Roofs

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585380
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time and money saving advice that comes from understanding the subject from all angles. Get the rock-solid results you're after with this comprehensive guide to building with concrete.

Construction Manual Concrete Formwork

Author: T. W. Love
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0910460035
Release Date: 1973
Genre: House & Home

Describes procedures involved in proportioning mixes, escavation, the design and construction of forms and framework, and handling, placing, and finishing concrete

Masonry Concrete Construction

Author: Kenneth J. Nolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572180447
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

Here is the revised edition of this popular, practical manual with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces, and chimneys. Plus, the book covers improved estimating techniques to help readers win more construction bids and pocket a healthy profit every time. The ideal reference for busy masonry contractors.

Roof Tiling and Slating

Author: Kevin Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847974716
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

If you have never fixed a roof tile or slate before but have wondered how to go about repairing or replacing them, then this is the book for you. Many of the technical books about roof tiling and slating are rather vague and conveniently ignore some of the trickier problems and how they can be resolved. In Roof Tiling and Slating, the author rejects this cautious approach. Kevin Taylor uses both his extensive knowledge of the trade and his ability to explain the subject in easily understandable terms, to demonstrate how to carry out the work safely to a high standard, using tried and tested methods. Topics covered: considers the various types of tiles, slates and roofing materials on the market and their uses, how to estimate the required quantities, and where to buy them; discusses how to check and assess a roof and how to identify and rectify problems; describes how to efficiently 'set out' roofs from small, simple jobs to larger and more complicated projects, thus making the work quicker, simpler and neater; examines the correct and the incorrect ways of installing background materials such as underlay, battens and valley liners; explains how to install interlocking tiles, plain tiles, and artificial and natural slates; covers both modern and traditional methods and skills, including cutting materials by hand without the assistance of power tools; provides invaluable guidance on repairs and maintenance issues, and highlights common mistakes and how they can be avoided.

Great American Homes William T Baker

Author: William T. Baker
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864704839
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture

William T. Baker's work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmansh

Housebuilding

Author: R. J. DeCristoforo
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1402743165
Release Date: 2007
Genre: House & Home

Thoroughly updated and expanded, a complete guide to home construction helps do-it-yourselfers build or remodel their own homes, with new sections on environmentally friendly building alternatives, enhanced safety instructions, information on new tools, energy-efficient options, and updated techniques, materials, standards, and resources. Original.

Carpentry

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 1561589152
Release Date: 2007
Genre: House & Home

Chef David Waltuck calls Chanterelle 'a fantasy of a restaurant, dreamed up by a little, food-loving kid, that somehow, magically, came true.' For over 28 years and from two different New York City locations, Chanterelle has broken the boundaries of French cooking, winning over such fans as Gael Greene, Richard Avedon, Keith Haring, and Malcolm Forbes along the way. Now, co-owner and co-founder Waltuck invites you into his bustling kitchen with a sumptuously illustrated cookbook chockfull of the recipes that have made Chanterelle a destination restaurant of international stature. From their signature Seafood Sausage and other fish and shellfish creations to salads and first courses, poultry and rabbit, meat and game, side dishes and desserts, the book simply overflows with nouvelle cuisine classics. A must for anyone who has ever had the pleasure of dining there - and perfect for professionals and the armchair market - Chanterelle is a cookbook to savour.

Audel Complete Building Construction

Author: Mark Richard Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764578793
Release Date: 2005-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

You can build on this foundation Whether construction is your livelihood or you're just planning a home addition, you need to know the latest about materials, methods, and more. From locating the structure on the site to installing roof shingles, this book helps you make responsible decisions about every stage of building construction. Fully updated with information about available resources, new materials, and recent code changes, it helps you build cost-effective, energy-efficient structures with confidence. * Understand how different types of lots, covenants, and zoning will affect structure placement * Consider the Air Freezing Index and Degree Days when planning foundations * Look at the pros and cons of welded wire fabric in concrete work * Explore low-E window glass, heat mirror, and switchable glazings * Find out what insulation and ventilation procedures are most effective * Learn about the properties of Gypsonite(TM) and FiberBond(TM) in interior construction * Handle the radon hazard and other environmental issues

Reinforced Concrete Designer s Handbook Eleventh Edition

Author: Charles E. Reynolds
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203087756
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Architecture

This classic and essential work has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with the requirements of new codes and standards which have been introduced in recent years, including the new Eurocode as well as up-to-date British Standards. It provides a general introduction along with details of analysis and design of a wide range of structures and examination of design according to British and then European Codes. Highly illustrated with numerous line diagrams, tables and worked examples, Reynolds's Reinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook is a unique resource providing comprehensive guidance that enables the engineer to analyze and design reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, retaining walls, and containment structures. Written for structural engineers, contractors, consulting engineers, local and health authorities, and utilities, this is also excellent for civil and architecture departments in universities and FE colleges.

Plumbing a House

Author: Peter Hemp
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561583332
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

Master plumber Peter Hemp explains in step-by-step sequence how to create (for both new and remodeled homes) plumbing systems that function efficiently and withstand the rigors of time. For both homeowners and professionals, he shows how to design, size, and install pipes using a variety of standard materials and tools.