Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

Author: Robert Thallon
ISBN: 163186372X
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: House & Home

A classic reference, the Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is a comprehensive visual handbook filled with hundreds of meticulous drawings showing the framing details you need to understand when building with wood. This revised fourth edition reflects the most recent changes in residential frame construction. It contains more details for engineered wood products, fasteners, and seismic hold-down requirements, as well as the latest IRC code updates. It is well annotated and covers foundations, floors, walls, stairs, and roofs. Because examples are taken from actual job sites by a trusted expert, this book is an invaluable visual aid that can help builders and homeowners alike to tackle a wide range of framing projects.

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.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118978016
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Architecture

The leading guide to professional home construction, updated and expanded Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional home construction. Over 1,200 drawings and photographs animate the textbook, while interactive supplementary online resources help facilitate an understanding of the material. This fourth edition accommodates the latest developments in materials and methods, including new coverage of sustainable building and energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, and CAD/BIM planning tools in residential construction. Authoritative coverage of wood light-frame construction, building systems, industrialized fabrication, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel and masonry construction, multi-family buildings, and more provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes. Building a home requires a deeply integrated understanding of materials, structures, codes, and management procedures. Because the process involves such a broad array of considerations and challenges, construction professionals must regularly draw on a clear body of knowledge to keep a project running smoothly. This book helps you lay the groundwork of expertise required to successfully complete a residential project. • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of common materials and systems • Understand site preparation, foundations, and framing • Delve into the details of roofing, finishing, and energy efficiency • Understand heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical options • Examine the latest codes, costs, and management best practices Designing and constructing a home presents a unique project dynamic; people's homes are their sanctuaries, where they make the memories of a lifetime. They must be designed to be lived in, not simply "used." Lifetime costs play a major role in decision-making, materials must be carefully chosen and sourced, and spaces must be structured to be efficient yet enjoyable. Fundamentals of Residential Construction shows you how to bring it all together to turn a project into a family's cherished home.

Graphic Guide to Site Construction

Author: Rob Thallon
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: UOM:39015058106231
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

From one end of the property line to the other, Graphic Guide to Site Construction provides you with the essential details on a vast array of residential site construction projects - from basic walkways to driveways, retaining walls, septic systems, decks

Framing a House

Author: Roe Osborn
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600851018
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

House framing can be an intimidating challenge. This comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book by former "Fine Homebuilding" editor and builder Osborn walks readers through this complicated process with ease.

Rough Framing Carpentry

Author: Mark Currie
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0934041865
Release Date: 1993
Genre: House & Home

This book contains all the information necessary for framing houses and light commercial buildings. Includes shortcuts to laying out, speed cutting trimmers and plates, rake walls, installing ceiling backing, ceiling joists and truss joists, arches and drop ceilings--all with time-saving techniques. Over 100 on-the-job photos of how to do it right and what can go wrong.

Residential Framing

Author: William Perkins Spence
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806985941
Release Date: 1993
Genre: House & Home

“Opens the subject to anyone...explores all the standard framing methods for floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs... demystifies some of the more obscure tasks, such as building gable dormers, multiple-pitched roofs, staircase construction, and structural foundations. There’s even a section devoted to post-and-beam construction. The book concludes with a discussion about door and window installation, exterior siding and interior finishing.”—Popular Mechanics.

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.

Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings

Author: Morton Newman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070463638
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This practical guide provides a graphic medium of communication between architects, engineers, contractors, and students engaged in the design and construction of wood framed buildings. An important tool for translating design calculations into practical field applications which meet building codes. Illustrations and index included.

Precision Framing

Author: Mike Guertin
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586349
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Developed as a guide for the authors' crews, this book has evolved into a comprehensive framing handbook -- from basics to finishing techniques. It combines common sense, sound engineering, and craftsmanship. Custom framers can use these procedures -- or adapt them to their needs -- to achieve labor efficiency and excellent results every time.

Residential Structure Framing

Author: Robert Randall (P.E.)
Publisher: Journal of Light Construction Books
ISBN: 1928580173
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: House & Home

Find practical engineering and advanced framing techniques for builders and remodelers. Advice on using the latest building materials and methods helps create strong, durable, high-quality structures

Framing floors Walls Ceilings

Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158570X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

All new...completely updated best-seller: Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings. With a fresh new design and the latest, up-to-the-minute content, this edition more than lives up to its billing as part of the For Pros By Pros series. Loaded with essential field-tested information from working pros it's the go-to resource for pros and serious non-pros, covering all this and more: Construction methods, techniques, and trade secrets from some of today's finest builders from across the country In-depth instruction on specific types of framing fundamentals and materials The most current information on energy-efficient framing practices Learn the latest from the best in the business! Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings distills decades of builder-tested methods and techniques as some of America's finest builders pass on their hard-won secrets and latest know-how. From the basics of framing to advanced techniques for framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings, it's all here for you, including 6 proven ways to build energy-smart walls. Know-how you can't afford to be without! Learn how the experts frame with a crane, support a cantilevered bay, frame big gable walls safely, and use double-stud walls to conserve energy. Don't take chances and avoid trouble when you know how to: manage job-site mud choose the right framing material frame strong stable floors work with factory-built walls remodel a flat ceiling into a cathedral and so much more The best, most comprehensive framing guide around. This latest edition of Framing Floors Walls & Ceilings is a treasure trove of trusted advice. With 350 color photographs and 50 instructive illustrations, it puts, right at your fingertips and all in one place, the best articles on all aspects of framing compiled from Fine Homebuilding, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country.

Renovating Old Houses

Author: George Nash
ISBN: 0942391659
Release Date: 1992
Genre: House & Home

"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget".--The Old House Journal.

House Framing

Author: John D. Wagner
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 1580112358
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

Leads readers step-by-step through the house framing process. 788 photographs and illustrations.