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Building an Affordable House
Fernando Pages Ruiz
1561585963
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Log Home Living
"An insider's view of the construction biz with a ton of anecdotes that will make you smarter and save money."

ToolBase News
"One of the most comprehensive and thorough guides of its kind."

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Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects
Mario G. Salvadori
1556520808
March 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Card catalog description
Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using materials found around the home.


Carpentry & Building Construction
William Perkins Spence
0806998458
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive collection of information for do-it-yourselfers. It serves not only as an excellent introduction for novices to various projects, but also as a valuable reference guide for more experienced carpenters. In its most introductory moments, Carpentry & Building Construction covers topics such as the proper use of ladders, including an explanation that extension ladders must extend 36 inches above the edge of a roof for safe access. Those with advanced skills will find more useful information in sections devoted to topics such as framing flat, shed, gambrel, and mansard roofs. Regardless of skill level, however, readers will find clear writing and explanations made even more useful with over 2,000 photos, diagrams, and detailed drawings. Chapters are devoted to a variety of...


Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
David Macaulay
0395316685
October 1981
Paperback
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Book Review
The Gothic cathedral is one of humanity's greatest masterpieces--an architectural feast that couldn't help but attract the attention of renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. Once an architectural student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Macaulay glories in the intricacies and beauty of structure, as evidenced in his masterful pen-and-ink drawings in critically acclaimed children's books such as Castle, Pyramid, and Rome Antics. He begins Cathedral in 1252, when the people of a fictitious French town named Chutreaux decide to build a cathedral after their existing church is struck by lightning. We first meet the craftspeople, then examine the tools, study their cathedral plans, and watch the laying of the foundation. Week by week we witness the construction of this glorious temple to God. Macaulay intuitively hones...


Means Building Construction Cost Data
Phillip R. Waier
0876297866
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Building Cards: How to Build Castles
Doug Stillinger
157054204X
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Introducing a construction toy large enough to accommodate boundless imaginations. This book comes with a deck of 58 beautifully illustrated cards, perforated to break into more than 150 pieces in four different shapes. Assemble the cards any way you want to create freestanding fantasy fortresses in a zillion possible variations.


Building a Straw Bale House
Nathaniel Corum
1568985142
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Columbus Telegram, Oct. 30, 2005
Corum's colorful book (is) an essential starting point for anyone looking into the straw bale home concept.

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders and Designers
Rob Thallon
1561583537
October 2000
Ringbound
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From Library Journal
For over 100 years, the majority of North American homes have been built using wooden framing. This technique is strong, conserves materials, and allows great design flexibility. Framing Basics (part of Sterling's excellent "Basics" series, which covers numerous tools and woodworking techniques) offers a helpful introduction to framing for do-it-yourselfers. Readers for whom this book is intended aren't going to build an entire house; they are homeowners who want to move, remove, or install a wall or create built-in storage. Peters covers tool-use, materials, methods of work, and demolition in easily understood text supplemented with numerous color photographs. Thallon, a professor of architecture, takes frame construction to the next level, showing how to build a house's entire shell from the foundation to the...


Low Cost Pole Building Construction
Ralph Wolfe
0882661701
Jan 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
278,000 copies in print.

About the Author
Ralph Wolfe has written Storey's Low-Cost Pole Building Construction with the expert advice of Doug Merrilees and Evelyn Loveday. It has received acclaim from Countryside & Small Stock Journal: "The definitive book on the subject, Low-Cost Pole Building Construction, is cheap enough and sufficiently valuable to belong in every homestead library." Ralph has since passed away.


City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
David Macaulay
0395349222
October 1983
Paperback
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Review
School Library Journal Starred : "City charts the planning and building of an imaginary Roman city, 'Verbonia.' Macaulay focuses on the achievement of efficient and rational city planning. His brilliantly individualistic drawings capture the essential quality of the Roman character, the ability to organize."

Review
"City charts the planning and building of an imaginary Roman city, 'Verbonia.' Macaulay focuses on the achievement of efficient and rational city planning. His brilliantly individualistic drawings capture the essential quality of the Roman character, the ability to organize."

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Audel Complete Building Construction
Mark Richard Miller
0764571117
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
You can build on this foundation

Whether construction is your livelihood or you're just planning a home addition, you need to know the latest about materials, methods, and more. From locating the structure on the site to installing roof shingles, this book helps you make responsible decisions about every stage of building construction. Fully updated with information about available resources, new materials, and recent code changes, it helps you build cost-effective, energy-efficient structures with confidence. Understand how different types of lots, covenants, and zoning will affect structure placement Consider the Air Freezing Index and Degree Days when planning foundations Look at the pros and cons of welded wire fabric in concrete work Explore low-E window glass, heat mirror, and switchable...



Knights and Castles: A Nonfiction Companion to The Knight at Dawn
Will and Ma Osborne
0375802975
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
What was it like to wear armor? What was the food like in castles? This book explores what life was really like in medieval times.

Card catalog description
Jack and Annie look at knights, armor, and life in a castle. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Opportunites in Building Construction Trades
Michael Sumichrast
0844218189
Jan 1998
Paperback
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The Statue of Liberty: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)
Lucille Recht Penner
067986928X
July 1995
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 1?This easy reader attempts to explain the significance of the Statue of Liberty, where it originated, and how it came to be in America. However, the subject matter has been so simplified that it borders on being meaningless. Accompanying the statement "A Frenchman made the lady...He copied his mother's face for his statue" is a picture of a man drawing as a woman sits across from him. Without a knowledge of the work of sculpture, few children will be able to connect this activity with the "lady" he made. The most comprehensible section describes the size of the statue and the process of shipping it to America. The discussion of the building of "a high pedestal for the lady to stand on" is confusing as the illustrations show a structure more like a dock at the edge of the water and a...


Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings
Morton Newman
0070463638
Nov 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
AT LAST! Design, construction and UBC requirements combined in one building system. Tired of books that treat wood design and construction methods as separate theoretical subjects, failing to weave them together like they are in the real world? Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings, by Morton Newman, not only bridges this gap, it also cites UBC requirements and constraints every step of the way. Each phase of design and construction is illustrated by one of 350 AutoCAD-generated details or explained with an example calculation. Detail drawings also interpret the intent of the Uniform Building Code. And you'll find all the information organized in the same progression in which you work - general requirements, building design loads, design examples and assembly techniques.


My New York: New Anniversary Edition
Kathy Jakobsen
0316927112
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A gifted folk artist, Jakobsen (illustrator of Reeve Lindbergh's Johnny Apple seed ) here conducts a thoroughly enjoyable and informative excursion through Manhattan. Her fastidiously detailed oil paintings illustrate a chatty letter written by a girl named Becky to a friend who will soon be moving from the Midwest to New York. Becky's tour of the Big Apple includes visits to the Central Park Zoo, the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store, Chinatown and the South Street Seaport; like any good guide, she throws in suggestive statistics (the Baby Watson cheesecake operation uses more than 38,000 eggs a day). Several foldout pages present larger-scale visual extravaganzas, among them a panorama of the skyline as seen from the top of the Empire State Building, a high-rise under construction and dinosaur skeletons at the American...


Composite Construction Design for Buildings
Lawrence G. Griffs
0070674574
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Design composite structures with ease. Now there's a single-source guide to the latest codes, specs and state-of-the art techniques for designing composite steel and concrete structures. In Composite Construction Design for Buildings. Ivan M. Viest and 23 other experts show you step-by-step how to capitalize on the major innovations in designing composite columns and walls calculating load and resistance and exploiting the latest elasto-plastic analysis techniques. All procedures are based on new LTFD codes amd strength design methods and include practical design examples and case histories. It's simply the fastest, easiest way to get groundbreaking information on: Strength and serviceability of composite beams, joists, trusses and stub girders; Differential column shortening in tall buildings; Retrofitting buildings...


Castle
David Macaulay
0395329205
October 1982
Paperback
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Book Review
Imagine yourself in 13th-century England. King Edward I has just named the fictitious Kevin le Strange to be the Lord of Aberwyvern--"a rich but rebellious area of Northwest Wales." Lord Kevin's first task is to oversee the construction of a strategically placed castle and town in order to assure that England can "dominate the Welsh once and for all." And a story is born! In the Caldecott Honor Book Castle, David Macaulay--author, illustrator, former architect and teacher--sets his sights on the creation and destiny of Lord Kevin's magnificent castle perched on a bluff overlooking the sea. Brick by brick, tool by tool, worker by worker, we witness the methodical construction of a castle through exquisitely detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. Children who love to know how things work especially appreciate Macaulay's passion...


Great Buildings (Discoveries Series)
Anne Lynch
0760750726
December 2003
Hardcover
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A Pattern Language
Christopher Alexander
0195019199
Aug 1977
Hardcover
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Book Review
The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning," A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design.

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