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RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary Author RSMeans
ISBN-10 9781118392386
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 384
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This concise student edition of the most widely used dictionary for construction and design professionals offers clear explanations of essential construction-related terms and concepts. Illustrated throughout with explanatory drawings and photographs, it is an indispensable reference for beginning and advanced students in construction, architecture, design, facility management, real estate, and other related fields. Features include: Easy-to-understand definitions of nearly 10,000 terms, phrases, and abbreviations from every area of construction More than 1,400 drawings and photographs that help clarify concepts Up-to-date coverage of new industry trends, including building automation, energy conservation, green building, historic preservation, and more An extensive reference section with plan symbols, conversions and equivalents, and more



RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary with Free Interactive CD ROM

RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary  with Free Interactive CD ROM Author RSMeans
ISBN-10 0876290926
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 880
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The new, updated fourth edition of RSMeans' popular construction dictionary features over 20,000 terms, phrases and abbreviations, as well as over 1,400 illustrations. Your reliable source for: Comprehensive coverage of the construction trades, practices, and equipment Easy-to-understand, illustrated definitions of building materials and methods Updated and expanded coverage of new trends in the industry such as building automation, green building, energy conservation and more Regional terminology and slang expressions Extensive reference section with plan symbols, contact listings for professional organizations, conversions and equivalents, and more A free CD-ROM is included that lets you browse and search the complete print version of the dictionary, with additional expanded information and graphics. As a desk or field reference, RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary is invaluable for architects, contractors, and facility owners and managers, as well as insurance and real estate professionals, attorneys, and anyone else who needs to understand construction terminology. RSMeans is the leading provider of cost and reference information on facility design, construction, and management in North America.



Means illustrated construction dictionary

Means illustrated construction dictionary Author R.S. Means Company
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050272759
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 790
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Long regarded as the Industry's finest, the Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary is now even better. With the addition of over 1000 new terms and hundreds of new illustrations, it is the clear choice for the most comprehensive and current information. The companion CD-ROM adds many extra features: larger graphics, expanded definitions, and links to both CSI MasterFormat numbers and product information. Includes Interactive CD-ROM.



Craftsman s Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms

Craftsman s Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms Author James T. Frane
ISBN-10 1572180080
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 412
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Almost anything you could possibly want to know about any word or technique in construction. Hundreds of up-to-date terms, materials, drawings and pictures with detailed descriptions.



RS Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary

RS Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:983476747
Release 2012
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RS Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from RS Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full RS Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary book for free.



Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Fundamentals of Residential Construction Author Edward Allen
ISBN-10 9781118978009
Release 2017-02-08
Pages 752
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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.



Complete Book of Framing

Complete Book of Framing Author Scot Simpson
ISBN-10 9781118216446
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 368
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The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling. Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element—from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right—and more easily.



A Dictionary of Construction Surveying and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction  Surveying  and Civil Engineering Author Christopher Gorse
ISBN-10 9780199534463
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 497
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The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.



The Illustrated Dictionary of Building Terms

The Illustrated Dictionary of Building Terms Author Tom Philbin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040708177
Release 1997
Pages 249
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Defines terms encountered in the construction field, presents advice and anecdotes, and offers tips and shortcuts for more efficient building methods



Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Terms

Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Terms Author Hugh Brooks
ISBN-10 0976836483
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 270
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Your value in the construction industry will be measured by your understanding and use of its terminology. THIS UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDTION gives concise explanations of over 3,000 terms you will hear in meetings, read in reports, and discuss on the job site. A single source for terminology in all areas of construction technology, including related terms in engineering, mathematics, energy conservation, surveying, construction management and real estate. Includes an invaluable resource directory for trade and professional associations, governmental and regulatory agencies, and current building codes. A compendium of information for all involved in today's building and construction industry.



Construction Dictionary

Construction Dictionary Author Bni Buildings New
ISBN-10 1557011818
Release 1997
Pages 106
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This handy reference measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/4"-- which means it fits perfectly in your pocket or briefcase. The Building News Construction Dictionary: Pocket Edition can be used for easy reference. This dictionary offers you extensive coverage of construction terms, which can help any Construction Professional in his/her daily operations. Expand your knowledge of construction terms with this very useful reference.



Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards Author Leonard J. Hopper
ISBN-10 9781118272008
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 576
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on landscape architecture Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a condensed treatment of the authoritative Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Professional Edition. Designed to give students the critical information they require, this is an essential reference for anyone studying landscape architecture and design. Formatted to meet the serious student's needs, the content in this Student Edition reflects topics covered in accredited landscape architectural programs, making it an excellent choice for a required text in landscape architecture, landscape design, horticulture, architecture, and planning and urban design programs. Students will gain an understanding of all the critical material they need for the core classes required by all curriculums, including: * Construction documentation * Site planning * Professional practice * Site grading and earthwork * Construction principles * Water supply and management * Pavement and structures in the landscape * Parks and recreational spaces * Soils, asphalt, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, and recreational surfaces * Evaluating the environmental and human health impacts of materials Like Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information on the fundamentals of landscape architecture, including sustainable design principles, planting (including green roofs), stormwater management, and wetlands constuction and evaluation. In addition, expert advice guides readers through important considerations such as material life cycle analysis, environmental impacts, site security, hazard control, environmental restoration and remediation, and accessibility. Visit the Companion web site: wiley.com/go/landscapearchitecturalgraphicstandards



Construction Contractors Survival Guide

Construction Contractors  Survival Guide Author Thomas C. Schleifer
ISBN-10 0471513245
Release 1990-03-16
Pages 155
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The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This book identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows how to avoid them. Each element of failure is defined, illustrated by real examples, and ways are discussed to avoid or minimize the risks involved. The final chapter shows how to bring all these elements together to develop a positive and workable management strategy. This survival guide should prove invaluable to the 1.4 million individual construction-industry businesses in this country.



Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading Author Sam Kubba
ISBN-10 9780071549875
Release 2008-10-31
Pages 368
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Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes. Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on: Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more. Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics • Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment



Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Author Saleh A. Mubarak
ISBN-10 9781118845790
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 528
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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from thestart Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides acomprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devisea reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for constructionprojects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains newinformation on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationshipto project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage ofthe latest developments in the field. Written by a careerconstruction professional, this informative text introducesstudents to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author'sown Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary andacronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numeroussolved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge andapply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. Acomplete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems inthe book, test questions for each chapter, and additional examquestions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on anefficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly definedwhile allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helpsstudents learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to makeprojects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities ofthis complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edgemethods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of projectcontrol Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and leanconstruction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements andequipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring adeep understanding of the process. For the student interested inconstruction management, Construction Project Scheduling andControl is an informative text on the field's current bestpractices.



The Construction Chart Book

The Construction Chart Book Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924109467997
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 80
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The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues. The book presents this information in a series of 50 topics, each with a description of the subject matter and corresponding charts and graphs. The contents of The Construction Chart Book are relevant to owners, contractors, unions, workers, and other organizations affiliated with the construction industry, such as health providers and workers compensation insurance companies, as well as researchers, economists, trainers, safety and health professionals, and industry observers.



Residential Building Codes Illustrated

Residential Building Codes Illustrated Author Steven R. Winkel
ISBN-10 9780470916483
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 352
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An easy-to-use illustrated guide to building codes for residential structures As the construction industry moves to a single set of international building codes, architects and construction professionals need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This newest addition to Wiley’s series of focused guides familiarizes code users with the 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC) as it applies to residential buildings. The book provides architects, engineers, and other related building professionals with an understanding of how the International Residential Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of residential buildings. • User-friendly visual format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy • The book’s organization follows the 2009 International Residential Code itself • Nearly 900 illustrations, by architectural illustrator Steven Juroszek in the style of noted illustrator and author Frank Ching, visualize and explain the codes • Text written by experienced experts who have been instrumental in gaining acceptance for the new unified building code This book is an essential companion to the IRC for both emerging practitioners and experienced practitioners needing to understand the new IRC.