Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction

Author: Cameron K. Andres,Ronald C. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132353267

Category: Building

Page: 493

View: 6241

Provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. This work offers a balance of available practices and the principles behind them. Each chapter covers the principles and practices of a particular aspect of the construction process - from site layout to building finishes.

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Author: Cameron K. Andres,Ronald C. Smith

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131599239

Category: Architecture

Page: 610

View: 3562

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!

Olin's Construction

Principles, Materials, and Methods

Author: H. Leslie Simmons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118067053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

View: 7421

Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction! For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.

Estimating for Residential Construction

Author: David Pratt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111130887X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 3953

ESTIMATING FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, 2E provides a very visual, reader-friendly introduction to processes as it details the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. In his signature clear, straightforward writing style, proven author David Pratt explains how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. He also covers the impact of green building practices. The book offers specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assess markup on an estimate, and review a bid before it is submitted to the client. It covers the basic math of residential work early on, devotes an entire chapter to remodeling, and provides tips of the trade from professionals in every chapter. In addition, the Second Edition is linked to a Student Companion Website, where instructors and students can access spreadsheets to assist in estimating tasks and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Builder's Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572181052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 2335

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.

Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Author: Abe Kruger,Carl Seville

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111135959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 4629

GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to think green from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Equipment Management

Author: John Schaufelberger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137162673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 8893

A valuable reference for those in civil/construction technology, this practical and informative guide provides critical knowledge of construction equipment, its use, and management considerations. It provides clear, concise explanations of concepts, supported by detailed example problems and realistic exercises, and requires only limited knowledge of construction equipment.Covers all major types of equipment typically used on commercial construction projects, and illustrates the operational capabilities of each type with numerous figures. Shows how to select the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and discusses techniques for estimating equipment productivity and costs. Discusses major equipment management issues, including the time value of money, fleet management, and maintenance management. Contains a glossary, common conversion factors, and tables of interest factors.

Construction Jobsite Management

Author: William R. Mincks,Hal Johnston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537092

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 9233

The newly updated Fourth Edition of CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE MANAGEMENT examines all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view. The responsibilities of project managers, construction superintendents, and construction engineers are covered in depth, from configuring a project team through closing out a project. The text maintains a strong focus on jobsite personnel activities, outlining proven procedures and offering helpful techniques to manage projects effectively from start to finish. Clear, concise language and accurate, relevant detail make this book an essential introduction to the real world of construction jobsite management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Estimating in Building Construction

Author: Frank R. Dagostino,Leslie Feigenbaum

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780133779387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 377

View: 8331

This book takes a careful, step-by-step approach to construction estimating that documents each value. KEY TOPICS: The book provides practical coverage of both commercial and residential buildings. It also examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material. The fifth edition of Estimating in Building Construction has been revised to include computer solutions to all examples as well as appropriate adjustments reflecting current costs. A valuable reference for construction professionals.

Printreading for Heavy Commercial Construction

Author: Leonard P. Toenjes

Publisher: Amer Technical Pub

ISBN: 9780826904614

Category: Education

Page: 327

View: 1503

Accompanied by one box of Plans (58 folded sheets); these prints are also available on the CD-ROM.

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona

Author: Stephen Mettling,David Cusic,Kurt Wildermuth

Publisher: Performance Programs Company

ISBN: 091577710X


Page: 564

View: 2802

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona contains the essentials of the national and Arizona real estate law, principles, and practices necessary for basic competence as a real estate professional and as mandated by Arizona license law. It is based on our highly successful and popular national publication, Principles of Real Estate Practice, which is in use in real estate schools nationwide. The text is tailored to the needs of the pre-license student. It is designed to make it easy for students to learn the material and pass their real estate examprepare students for numerous career applicationsstress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge. Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona is streamlined, direct and to-the-point. It includes multiple learning reinforcements. It has a student-oriented organization, both within each chapter and from chapter to chapter. Its examples and exercises are grounded in the authors’ many years in real estate education. Note: For students looking for an Arizona exam prep book, we also publish Arizona Real Estate License Exam Prep. Table of Contents Principles of Real Estate Practice in Arizona The Real Estate BusinessRights in Real EstateInterests and EstatesOwnershipEncumbrances and LiensTransferring and Recording Title to Real EstateReal Estate LeasesLand Use Planning and ControlLegal DescriptionsReal Estate Contract LawAgencyListing AgreementsThe Brokerage BusinessContracts for the Sale of Real EstateReal Estate Market EconomicsAppraising and Estimating Market ValueReal Estate FinanceReal Estate InvestmentReal Estate TaxationEthics: Laws and PracticesClosingsReal Estate Licensing and RegulationRisk ManagementProperty ManagementReal Estate Law in Arizona Arizona Licensing Law & Regulations Easements, Encumbrances, Ownership & Conveyances Land & Environmental Laws Disclosure & Consumer Protection Regulated Activities & Relationships Arizona Finance & Taxation Practices Leasing & Property Management Other Related Arizona Practices & LawsReal Estate Mathematics and FormulasGlossary of Residential Style and Construction TermsGlossary of General Real Estate TermsIndex

Green Building Fundamentals

Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying Fundamental Sustainable Construction Practices and the LEED System

Author: Michael Montoya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135111086

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

View: 7291

This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project's environmental performance and additional study resources/references. Some features include: Covers cost implications of green building practices, including initial investments, long-term cost benefits, and current market trends. Provides a practical guide to understanding fundamental sustainable design and green building practices. Includes a Focused Study Guide that helps readers prepare for the LEED-Green Associate exam. Plus! A companion student website, "MyGreenTradesKit", is now available! Click here for a brief demonstration of this outstanding resource.

Plant Propagation

Principles and Practices

Author: Hudson Thomas Hartmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Plant propagation

Page: 702

View: 1913

General aspects of propagation. Propagating structures, media, fertilizers, soil mixtures, and containers. Sexual propagation. The development of fruits, seeds, and spores. Production of genetically pure seed. Techniques of seed production and handling. Principles of propagation by seeds. Techniques of propagation by seeds. Asexual propagation. General aspects of asexual propagation. Anatomical and physiological basis of propagation by cuttings. Techniques of propagation by cuttings. Theoretical aspects of grafting and budding. Techniques of grafting. Techniques of budding. Layering. Propagation by specialized stems and roots. Special methods of propagation. Propagation of selected plants.

Food Processing Technology

Principles and Practice

Author: P J Fellows

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081005237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1152

View: 4967

Food Processing Technology: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition, has been updated and extended to include the many developments that have taken place since the third edition was published. The new edition includes an overview of the component subjects in food science and technology, processing stages, important aspects of food industry management not otherwise considered (e.g. financial management, marketing, food laws and food industry regulation), value chains, the global food industry, and over-arching considerations (e.g. environmental issues and sustainability). In addition, there are new chapters on industrial cooking, heat removal, storage, and distribution, along with updates on all the remaining chapters. This updated edition consolidates the position of this foundational book as the best single-volume introduction to food manufacturing technologies available, remaining as the most adopted standard text for many food science and technology courses. Updated edition completely revised with new developments on all the processing stages and aspects of food industry management not otherwise considered (e.g. financial management, marketing, food laws, and food industry regulation), and more Introduces a range of processing techniques that are used in food manufacturing Explains the key principles of each process, including the equipment used and the effects of processing on micro-organisms that contaminate foods Describes post-processing operations, including packaging and distribution logistics Includes extra textbook elements, such as videos and calculations slides, in addition to summaries of key points in each chapter

Q&A Public Law

Author: Richard Glancey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317660706

Category: Law

Page: 186

View: 2900

Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains up to fifty essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and fully worked model answers. These books provide you with the skills you need for your exams by: Helping you to be prepared: each title in the series has an introduction presenting carefully tailored advice on how to approach assessment for your subject Showing you what examiners are looking for: each question is annotated with both a short overview on how to approach your answer, as well as footnoted commentary that demonstrate how model answers meet marking criteria Offering pointers on how to gain marks, as well as what common errors could lose them: ‘Aim Higher’ and ‘Common Pitfalls’ offer crucial guidance throughout Helping you to understand and remember the law: diagrams for each answer work to illuminate difficult legal principles and provide overviews of how model answers are structured Books in the series are also supported by a Companion Website that offers online essay-writing tutorials, podcasts, bonus Q&As and multiple-choice questions to help you focus your revision more effectively.

Legal and Political Hermeneutics, Or, Principles of Interpretation and Construction in Law and Politics

With Remarks on Precedents and Authorities

Author: Francis Lieber

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772263

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 5981

Lieber, Francis. Legal and Political Hermeneutics, or Principles of Interpretation and Construction in Law and Politics, with Remarks on Precedents and Authorities. Enlarged Edition. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839. xii, [13]-240 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-226-3. Cloth. $65. * "The Hermeneutics was intended as a chapter of his Political Ethics, but became so extended that it was published separately. His distinction between interpretation and construction had great influence among legal writers of his day. The first is 'the art of finding out the true sense of any form of words' (...) in the sense which the author intended to convey, while construction is the drawing of conclusions respecting subjects that lie outside the direct expression of the text. Constitutions should be construed closely, he holds, since their words have been carefully weighed. The treatise received high commendation from Chancellor Kent, Henry Clay, Rufus Choate, and others." (DAB). Lieber was a Prussian scholar and political activist who was persecuted for his liberalism. He emigrated to the United States in 1827, and his writings, among them an encyclopedia that was the foundation of the Encyclopedia Britannica, advanced his reputation. He became professor of history and political economy at South Carolina College, and was later appointed to the same chair at Columbia College. In 1865 he moved to Columbia Law School, where he was renowned as a prominent political philosopher. Dictionary of American Biography VI: 236-237.

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers

Author: Emer de Vattel

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: 563

View: 6106

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1935589814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 4548

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

The Gypsum Construction Handbook

Author: USG

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118749812

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

View: 1344

The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.