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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
Edward Allen
0471219037
December 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Now in its Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction is an essential textbook that has been used by thou-sands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The best-selling 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, the new edition includes new coverage of green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International Building Code(r).

Book Info
Text provides complete, up-to-date coverage of building construction practices. Includes new drawings and photographs, a companion Web site, and references to other key Web sites. For...


Residential Land Developer's Checklists and Forms
R. Dodge Woodson
0071441735
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
R. Dodge Woodson uses his years of experience as a builder and land developer to compile this unique checklist and forms book covering the day-to-day business practices of the residential land developers and the construction community. All forms and checklists will also be available in customizable Word and PDF format from companion website. Contents: Researching Profitable Properties * Doing the Demographics * Zoning Matters * Flood Zones and Flood Plains * Wetland Issues * Road Considerations * Leftover Lots * Timber Tactics * Budgeting Your Money * Selecting Partners * Beating the Bank * Organizational Skills That Win Selecting Your Professional Team * Contractual Terms and Offers * Dealing With PropertyOwners * Working With Real Estate Brokers * Site Inspections * Plans and Specifications * Putting Work...


Prairie Style (Architecture and Design Library Series)
Lisa Skolnik
0760754926
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Synopsis Originated and championed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie style is as fresh today as it was at its inception 100 years ago, as evidenced by some of the finest and most original structures and interiors America has ever known. By taking a total approach to the environment, Wright and his contemporaries blur the line between architecture and design. With striking color photographs and illuminating text, Lisa Skolnik's Prairie Style highlights the sweeping lines, natural materials, precise forms, and integration of building and landscape that are the hallmarks of this design aesthetic. Discover for yourself the refined elegance that makes this original American style such a favorite.


Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)
Janet Rumbarger (Editor), Richard J. Vitullo (Editor)
0471241091
February 10, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is an all-new visual guide devoted exclusively to construction standards of residential structures. Created exclusively for professionals working in residential design and construction, this guide combines key information culled from the tenth edition of Architectural Graphic Standards with all-new material on residential design. This special volume provides thousands of standard architectural details and guidelines and is an easy reference for anyone designing or constructing a residential project.

From detailing foundations to designing home theaters, home offices, and other specialty rooms, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is a resource that's as efficient as it is comprehensive. You'll find...



Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

Book Info
Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


Project Resource Manual (PRM) : The CSI Manual of Practice
The Construction Specifications Institute
0071370048
September 16, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The authoritative resource for the organization, preparation, use, and interpretation of construction documents encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility. This new edition considers the need for interdependent processes of design, construction and facility use. The Fifth Edition expands the scope of the manual to meet the requirements of all participants involved in a construction project in a stage-by-stage progression, including owners, A/Es, design-builders, contractors, construction managers, product representatives, financialinstitutions, regulatory authorities, attorneys, and facility managers. It promotes a team model for successful implementation.

From the Back Cover
First published in 1967, the CSI Manual of Practice has been recognized as...


Working with Concrete
Rick Arnold
1561586145
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The fate of any house literally rests on its foundation. From design and excavation issues to formwork, reinforcement, drainage, and waterproofing details, this handy guide covers the full range of residential concrete work. Author Rick Arnold, a foundation contractor and coauthor of Precision Framing, walks the reader through all the steps. Also included are chapters on foundations built from materials other than concrete (blocks, ICFs, wood) and on flatwork (slabs, walkways, patios). These clear instructions for building a concrete foundation are accompanied by over 200 color photos and dozens of color illustrations.


Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment
Blaine Erickson Brownell
1568985630
December 2005
Paperback
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New Scientist (UK), Februaury 2006
Colorful and stimulating, and you don't have to be an architect to appreciate it. . . there is endless inspiration here.

res magazine, march/april 2006
A must-have for designers of all walks. Transmaterial's attention to the increasingly blurred lines between art and material.

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Prefab Modern
Jill Herbers
006058923X
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Who says dream houses are only for the rich? The ongoing revolution in prefabricated homes brings innovative, contemporary design to the masses, transforming "trailer trash to trailer chic," declares architectural writer Herbers. These diverse projects by 15 firms-from Michael Graves’s Pavilions (designed for Target as freestanding structures or home additions) to Rocio Romero’s LV Home building kit-are not only inexpensive, they’re also sturdy, transportable, adaptable and, most revolutionary of all, purchasable online. Much of the secret to cutting costs is using readily available materials such as steel, glass and aluminum, and cutting the building process down to a few days. As a result, several bargain homes featured sell for well under $100,000 and can be assembled by the owner-like...


Be a Successful Building Contractor
R. Dodge Woodson
0071441743
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
All the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable enterprise in today's construction market. Packed with fast track building code facts, tips and techniques, and quick calculations, this practical resource helps building contractors define their business requirements, select a business structure, manage jobs efficiently, locate desirable building lots, build on speculation, computerize their operations, understand financial transactions, hire top-notch employees--and avoid common pitfalls. NEW TO THIS EDITION: insurance, financial issues, energy requirements; computerization; more quick-reference facts and figures throughout.

From the Back Cover
"A wonderful book on the industry ... If you are interested in becoming a contractor and don't have much experience...


Dictionary of Architecture and Construction
Cyril M. Harris
0071452370
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design.Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to...


Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code
Francis D. K. Ching, et al
0471099805
March 14, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, illustrated guide to the new International Building Code
With the publication of the International Building Code, the building industry is moving toward a single universal set of construction codes, rather than the three regional codes previously in use. Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This unique reference blends the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel. It closely examines the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides a simple and practical interpretation through words and illustrations. All the changes in the new code are explained in simple, user-friendly language that allows architects to get...


Architecture in Detail
Oscar Riera Ojeda
1592531326
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Materials is the first book in the Architecture in Detail series, which examines a wide spectrum of architectural palettes from traditional products used innovatively to the testing of newer substances and from elegant applications of inelegant materials to experimentation with unconventional construction practices. Each photograph demonstrates the capacity of details to be mesmerizing expressions of quality and craft through techniques of pattern, texture, color, and surface. Together, all these characteristics ingeniously contribute to the vitality of the architecture surrounding them.

About the Author
Mark Pasnik is an associate at the Boston architecture firm Machado and Silvetti Associates. He teaches regularly at Northeastern University and in a contributor to many...


Color Drawing: Design Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers, 2nd Edition
Michael E. Doyle
0471292451
June 16, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Stunningly updated, totally redesigned, practical, and ready to use This new edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing is the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings. In an easy to use, step-by-step approach, this comprehensive guide presents a total system of color design drawing that encompasses approaches to sketch communication as well as more finished presentation drawing. Totally redesigned to provide quick, easy access to key information, this Second Edition covers the basics of color phenomena, media, techniques, and approaches to illustrating materials necessary to communicate design ideas. With nearly 400 new color illustrations, it contains a new section on color and design principles...


Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (3rd Edition)
John L. Hennessy
1558605967
June 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description


This best-selling title, considered for over a decade to be essential reading for every serious student and practitioner of computer design, has been updated throughout to address the most important trends facing computer designers today. In this edition, the authors bring their trademark method of quantitative analysis not only to high performance desktop machine design, but also to the design of embedded and server systems. They have illustrated their principles with designs from all three of these domains, including examples from consumer electronics, multimedia and web technologies, and high performance computing.


The book retains its highly rated features: Fallacies and Pitfalls, which share the hard-won lessons of real designers; Historical Perspectives, which provide a deeper look at computer...



25 Houses Under 2500 Square Feet
James Grayson Trulove
006008944X
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet discusses carefully defined spaces and how space can be used most effectively. The 25 recently-constructed homes featured are 2,500 feet and under with some as small as 640 square feet. An exciting collection -- a charming one square foot in size -- presents dream houses any person can relate to, as well as innovative and exciting designs sure to inspire and amaze.

About the Author

James Grayson Trulove is the author, publisher, and editor of dozens of books addressing the subjects of architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design. His most recent books include Sustainable Homes, The Smart Loft, and Private Towers. He resides in Washington, DC and New York.



The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishes: Using MASTERSPEC to Evaluate, Select, and Specify Materials
Elena M. S. Garrison (Editor)
0471227668
August 12, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finish materials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC® and Architectural Graphic Standards join forces to offer architects vital single-source access to the unbiased information they need to evaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for any job. This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrations from Architectural Graphic Standards with corresponding building material performance and specification information from AIA’s MASTERSPEC®, published by ARCOM. Use this book during the schematic and design development phases of a project and as an indispensable aid for product selection and specification. Essential for architects, interior designers, and building...


Learning Construction Spanglish: A Beginner's Guide to Spanish On-the-Job
Terry Eddy
0071448195
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job - where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved - they need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with workers. That task gets considerably more difficult when managers and workers are speaking in different languages. More than simple dictionary terms or phrases, managers need a tool for understanding the basics of the language their workers use - a resource that lets them communicate the myriad of questions, issues, schedules, and tasks that come up on a construction job. Learning Construction Spanglish is exactly the tool they need.This book offers up: Communication tools - a method for understanding the basics of Spanglish - not just dictionary...


Limestone Lives
Katherine Ferrucci
025334512X
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Look up at the Empire State Building in New York City and you will see an almost endless ribbon of soaring stone—Indiana limestone, to be precise. The Empire State Building, Pentagon, Chicago Tribune Building, and many university structures, state capitols, post offices, and churches in every state (and buildings in other countries) are constructed of this exceptional material, renowned for its durability, consistency, and capacity to accept and retain fine detail. When part of the Pentagon was destroyed after 9/11, an Indiana quarry went to work, mining 46 truckloads of limestone to be sent to the Washington site and enabling reconstruction to be completed ahead of schedule. Limestone Lives pays tribute to the skill and dedication of the men and women who work with stone. It combines 79 striking fine art...


Mary Gilliat's Dictionary of Architecture, Furniture, and Interior Design
Mary Gilliatt
0823013391
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this latest of Mary Gilliatt's must-have home decor and interior design books, readers are given an essential, one-stop shopping and reference book defining and explaining all terms necessary to work-either as a professional or a home owner-in the world of residential design and decorating. All of the terms are grouped into one of 12 subject areas, making the guide easy to use for the average reader. Every relevant subject is covered, including architects and interior designers; architectural and building terms; color, paint, and paint effects; fabric and wallpaper; floors; furniture and upholstery; glass and ceramics; lighting; Oriental and other rugs and carpets; styles and movements; window treatments; and wood. Whether working with a professional architect or designer on a major renovation, buying a house or...


Material ConneXion : The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists and Designers
George Beylerian, et al
047175403X
November 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“If you see a new material, it’s like a key that opens a door. Behind the door there’s a kind of new world, filled with new people, new figures, new ideas, new visions.”—Wolfgang Joop, Fashion Designer, Hamburg, Germany

“My favorite materials are one that can be almost immaterial in appearance – glass or plastics. Plastics provide the most varied performances, finishes, and diverse properties. They inspire me to create fluid, soft, organic, almost human form.”—Karim Rashid, Industrial Designer, New York

“Materials are the building blocks… Innovation in Materials is Innovation in Architecture and Design.”—Peter Marino, Architects and Interior Designer, New York

“Each new material allows you to bring life to a new...



Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
J. E. Gordon
0306812835
July 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Materials and Components of Interior Architecture
J. Rosemary Rosemary Riggs
0130483990
July 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers designers several essential tools to work successfully with architects, contractors, manufacturers, and clients: A comprehensive presentation of finishing materials for the interior of as building, whether residential or commercial Key information on environmentally responsible and sustainable products Careful presentation of correct installation procedures and product maintenance Interesting historical background on the development of key materials A glossary of useful terms at the end of the chapter Appendices that list manufacturers and associations that sell or represent the products covered in the text In short, this text provides interior design students with the vital knowledge that they need to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam.


Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook
Terry Patterson, Terry Patterson
0071423656
September 15, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
THE PICTORIAL GUIDE THROUGH THE MAZE OF BUILDING CODES REQUIREMENTS! When it comes to understanding the notoriously complex code requirements governing the health, safety, and welfare performance of buildings, there's never been a more powerful resource than the Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook. Heavily updated and packed with over 400 pages of informative illustrations, this indispensable volume will help you decipher complicated standards and get fast, positive responses on plan submissions -- avoiding costly revisions and re-designs. Perfect for the professional and student alike, this one-stop reference also: * Provides details and drawings for visualizing solutions * Interprets code requirements with illustrations, examples, explanations, and experience * Helps solve both nonstandard and routine...


Ecological Architecture
James Steele
0500342105
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The great untold story of the architectural history of the past century: the movement toward an ecological approach to building.In a world increasingly awake to environmental damage, the visionaries of the past who championed an environmentally sane architecture are vindicated. Yesterday's eccentricities are today's legal requirements, and every architect has an obligation to the environment as well as to his or her client.This groundbreaking book charts the rise of this new consciousness, assessing the situation now, and identifying future directions. After an introduction to the terminology of ecological architecture—comparing the use of "green" and "sustainable" as variants—the book is organized into three parts.• Part One identifies recurring themes in ecological architecture, including energy...

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