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For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with…read more

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From the architect's plans to the landscaping.read more

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Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both strength and beauty and includes a starter…read more

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Instant answers to any construction-related math question. In the office or out in the field, Mastering Math for the Building Trades, by James Gerhart gives you a perfect tool for accurately performing the calculations required in all the major building trades. Down-to-earth explanations,…read more

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From the first experimental Holt crawler tractor to the mighty Cat D9G, this book offers the most extensive review of Caterpillar tractors available. You will be thrilled by the photos of tracklaying machines at work in operations that include earthmoving, farming, logging, military support,…read more

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This Second Edition focuses on the commercial issues of contracting, covering the lifespan of a contract in four stages: inception of need, bid and award, administration, termination. Written from the owners' perspective, it is appropriate for construction managers and contract administrators.…read more

Building Layout

by W. P. Jackson|

December 1, 1987

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This practical handbook explains valuable skills of foundation and wall layout, transit usage, correct elevations, proper grading and much, much more. Hundreds of suggestions for planning, leveling, cost control, etc.read more

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Now completely revised and updated, B. Allan This classic is still considered the best book ever written on making a full sized log home. This enlarged eighth edition, revised in 1997, is filled with numerous major construction improvements, and clearly shows the novice and experienced log builder…read more

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The Only Comprehensive Guide to Brick Specifically for Landscape Architects "Nothing remarkable about a brick, is there? A brick is a brick so far as most people are concerned. And it is not a very beautiful thing, is it? But what you can do with it!" -Frank Lloyd Wright Brick was one of the first…read more

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Accurately estimate every phase of residential construction costs. Shows you how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate estimates for framing, foundations, and much more. Provides and explains sample worksheets with instructions.read more

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Problem-solving data for immediate use in medium-to-large scale construction projects. Practical, "hands-on" advice that will help you achieve higher quality standards...ensure top production from subcontractors. A step-by-step graduate course to smoother job closings and on-time performance. How…read more

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Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents' watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you've grown up, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive…read more