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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Hardcover: 1008 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition
(December 10, 2008)  ISBN: 047007468X
Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete...

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Residential and Light Commercial Construction Standards Residential and Light Commercial Construction

Paperback: 575 pages
Publisher: R.S. Means Co; 3rd edition
(July 1, 2008)  ISBN: 0876290128

This one-stop reference is a unique collection of industry standards that define quality in construction. For contractors, architects, owners, engineers, facility managers, building officials, home inspectors, and insurance personnel, this book provides authoritative requirements and recommendations compiled from the nation's leading professional associations, industry publications, and building code organizations. This reference covers every aspect of building construction, organized by CSI MasterFormat division.

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Fundamentals of Residential Construction Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Hardcover: 640 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition
(February 24, 2006)  ISBN: 0471681792

Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Second Edition, features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing...

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Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques

Hardcover: 1232 pages
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 2 edition
(August 21, 2006)   ISBN: 1418001813

This comprehensive, newly updated book extensively explores construction materials and properties as well as current methods of residential and commercial building construction. Revisions reflect the changes based on the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and follows the logical sequence of a construction project. Complete with current information that is the result of input from hundreds of manufacturers and professional and trade organizations, it makes frequent reference to building codes relating to various construction materials and methods.

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Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
(June 1994)  ISBN: 0876293488

A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors -- based on the latest construction materials and methods. Learn how to read and interpret building plans, create an accurate takeoff using a complete set of working drawings. Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry -- and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. Over 160 illustrations.

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Print Reading for Construction: Residential and Commercial Print Reading for Construction: Residential and Commercial

Spiral-bound: 352 pages
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Co; 5th edition
(January 1, 2005)  ISBN: 1590703472

Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. Suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction drawings. The combination text and workbook presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics...

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DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: DEWALT; 1st ed
(May 12, 2006)  ISBN: 0977000354
This pocket reference covers a multitude of trade industries, and gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, and others access to all the important information. Readers will learn how to read and understand blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans, electrical plans, and more. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a quick refresher is a must!
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