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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…

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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…

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Since everything assembled consists of either straight lines, curved lines, or a combination of both, the ability to calculate circles and right triangles is essential for anyone who works in a building trade. This simple and straightforward book explains the…

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Basic engineering principles are offered in non-technical language that the builder can put to use on his jobs. Includes understanding engineering requirements on the plans and how to meet them, sizing of structural members using only preliminary plans, and…

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This is the new handbook for the concrete professional ... the man on the job who needs sure answers to practical problems All the information you need to select and pour the right mix for the job, lay out the structure, select the right form materials, design…

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This accessible text introduces the basic elements of steel structure design. Topics are presented in a logical progression to provide the reader with a broas and in-depth understanding of the design process. The author first introduces tension and compression,…

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Construction Zone

by Tana Hoban

|April 15, 1997

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Crisp, clear, full-color photographs show all the fascinating machines and earthmovers found at a construction site. Even the very youngest readers will want to put on hard hats! "The roaring power of 13 construction machines is captured in clear, brilliantly…

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Now in its 5th edition, this well established text first examines individual management techniques and then demonstrates these in practice, via a large new section of case studies based on actual building projects. This edition also features a revised section on…

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This Fifth Edition maintains the basic Ferguson approach in which design procedures stem from and provide the basis for a clear understanding of the behavior of reinforced concrete. Behavior of reinforced concrete members and assemblages at every load stage is…

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A straightforward description providing readers with a guide to contract law as it relates to construction contracting. Thoroughly explains when a lawyer may or may not be needed and offers guidance for working with one. Prior notice provisions, no damage for…

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Presents basic theory of prestressed concrete along with the load balancing, working-load and ultimate-load methods for prestressed concrete design. Material revised in light of substantial advances in the field includes: materials, prestressing systems, loss of…