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181. Engineering Mechanics, Statics
by William F.Riley, Leroy D.Sturges
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Asin: 0471053333
Catlog: Book (1995-10-16)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 381533
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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These exciting books use full-color, and interesting, realistic illustrations to enhance reader comprehension. Also include a large number of worked examples that provide a good balance between initial, confidence building problems and more advanced level problems. Fundamental principles for solving problems are emphasized throughout. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Thourough Statics Text
The greatest feature of this book is the generous use of examples throughout. For every type of problem, there is some close example that you can refer to.

Even though I didn't particularly enjoy the class for which this text was assigned, I think that the book itself is a great resource, and should be recognized as so. ... Read more


182. Manufacturing Engineering Handbook
by HwaiyuGeng, Hwaiyu Geng
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Asin: 0071398252
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Let our teams of experts help you to stay competitive in a global marketplace. It is every company's goal to build the highest quality goods at the lowest price in the shortest time possible. With the Manufacturing Engineering Handbook you'll have access to information on conventional and modern manufacturing processes and operations management that you didn't have before.

For example, if you are a manufacturing engineer responding to a request for proposal (RFP), you will find everything you need for estimating manufacturing cost, labor cost and overall production cost by turning to chapter 2, section 2.5, the manufacturing estimating section. The handbook will even outline the various manufacturing processes for you.

If you are a plant engineer working in an automotive factory and find yourself in the hot working portion of the plant, you should look up section 6 on hot work and forging processing. You will find it very useful for learning the machines and processes to get the job done. Likewise, if you are a Design Engineer and need information regarding hydraulics, generators & transformers, turn to chapter 3, section 3.2.3, and you’ll find generators & transformers.

Covering topics from engineering mathematics to warehouse management systems, Manufacturing Engineering Handbook is the most comprehensive single-source guide to Manufacturing Engineering ever published. ... Read more


183. Water Quality & Treatment Handbook
by Raymond D. Letterman, American Water Works Association
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Asin: 0070016593
Catlog: Book (1999-10-30)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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State-of-the-arthandbook of community water supplies.

The leading source of informationon water quality, water treatment, and quality control for 60 years is now available in an up-to-the-minute new edition. The American Water Works Association's Water Quality & Treatment, Fifth Edition fully covers the field, bringing you the expertise of 20 distinguished specialists whoprovide the latest information on everything from aeration and coagulation processes, to chemical oxidation and water plant waste management. At least 90% of the material in this new edition has been revised and updated. Among the areas of special concern covered are:

*Cutting-edge membrane processes
*U.S. regulatory changes, including new rulings on disinfection by-products
*Current concerns with preventing cryptosporidium and e. coli outbreaks
*Enhanced removal of total organic carbon
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184. Handbook of Hydrology
by David R. Maidment
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Asin: 0070397325
Catlog: Book (1993-02-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook of Hydrology
The book covers everything from the hydrologic cycle, climatology and precipitation to hydrologic design for groudnwater pollution control. This is a great book to use for reference material. I keep going back to this text when ever I am looking for a quick reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars The must have book for hydrology
The handbook of hydrology is the bible for engineers and scientists in the field of hydrology. The text covers all facets of the topic with the most knowledgable perspectives from current research. My most referenced Handbook of Hydrology chapter is Ch. 18 on the frequency analysis of extreme events. Don't practice in the field without this text on your shelf. ... Read more


185. Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (8th Edition)
by Daniel D. Chiras, John P. Reganold, Oliver S. Owen
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Asin: 0130333980
Catlog: Book (2001-07-17)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 13462
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Written from a sustainable perspective, this readable, yetrigorous, book provides comprehensive coverage of a variety of local, regional, national, and global resource and environmental issues from population growth to wetlands to agriculture to global air pollution. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.Overall increased emphasis on international and global issues (includes many examples from Canada). New information on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing—integrated GIS Remote Sensing boxed information appears throughout, including 12 case studies. Expanded coverage of ecosystem management and watershed management, global climate change, ozone depletion, wetlands protection, and policy—including new international treaties, new federal laws, and more.The friendly, approachable writing style makes the book accessible to a wide range of readers—from those who want an introduction in natural resource conservation and natural resource management to professionals in this field. ... Read more


186. House Framing
by John D. Wagner
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Asin: 1880029987
Catlog: Book (1998-03-28)
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Sales Rank: 21786
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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House Framing leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure using platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today.Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything he needs to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints.The book then takes the reader through the framing process; from installing mudsills on the foundation through floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more.The book ends with three project chapters, one on building stairs, another on finishing a basement with steel studs, and the last on framing a bay window.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Illustrative
This is a good book for anybody looking to uncover the mystery of framing and roof building. The illustrations are good and the text is very informative. The section on roof building is well thought out. Excellent reference for a begining/intermediate contractor or a do-it-yourselfer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative Book!
This book is an extremely well-written introduction to house framing. Each chapter is full of great, color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. The text is clear and concise.

I bought this book before building a redwood-framed greenhouse, and the information it provided was critical to my success. Then I bought one for my brother. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in building a greenhouse, shop, add-on room, or similar project.

Thanks to the publisher! All do-it-yourself books should read like this one! ... Read more


187. Barnett's Manual: Analysis and Procedures for Bicycle Mechanics
by John Barnett
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Asin: 1931382298
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: VeloPress
Sales Rank: 31532
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Barnett's Manual has become the industry standard, demystifying every aspect of bicycle repair by emphasizing detail, logic, and measurement. The manual, published in four volumes and printed on perforated, grease-resistant paper, can be used by both bike mechanics and the serious DIY-er. Each chapter is structured logically for maximum use: terminology, reasons for service, prerequisites, tool choices, anticipation of complications, fits and dimensions, service procedures, and troubleshooting. Extensive reference information minimizes the need to cross-reference to other sources when solving a repair problem, and the drawings on nearly every page help explain each procedure. This new, updated edition of the bible of bicycle repair also includes more than 1,000 clear and detailed drawings illustrating each procedure. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is what you're searching for.
Don't waste your money on those paperbacks that clutter the sports sections of Barnes & Noble and Borders.
The Nashbar & Performance Bike offerings are just as inadequate.
By the time you've spent $10-$20 each on 2 or 3 of those anecdotal "manuals" with their "fits all" diagrams,
you can almost pay
the Amazon discounted price for this...........
.........THE REAL THING.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive with many details, yet perhaps a little dated
I haven't seen any bicycle maintenance books that come close to providing the kind of detail that Barnett's Manual does - detail in such areas as exact measurement and classification of parts and threads, tool part numbers for many manufacturers, and elaborate torque specifications. The Manual actually consists of four volumes with vol 4 consisting of material extracted from the previous three for easy access. The repairs and adjustments are conducted via written step-by-step procedures. Many of the adjustments utilize self-adhesive markings that are put on the bike for the purpose of exactly increasing or decreasing the tightness of bearing adjustments. Proper torquing is always specified. The Manual attempts to be comprehensive covering both road and mountain bikes and all sorts of groupos. Some of these are covered better than others. The manuals also deal with frame preparation using facing and threading tools. In some ways the manuals are a little dated. For example the wheel building and truing sections use traditioanl rims and spokes, not to mention traditional hubs. But modern wheels are using vastly reduced spoke counts, exotic spoke materials and shapes, and cartridge type hubs. The translation from the old to the new is hardly discussed, if at all. Cartridge hubs in particular are given insufficient weight. On the other hand the adjustment of newer STI derailleur systems is superb, not to mention threadless headsets, V-brakes, etc. The author probably would contend that his manuals facilitate learning the principles of bicycle repair and maintenance and that dealing with new technologies would follow the same guide lines. And there is of course some truth in that. However, a purchaser of these manuals could be disappointed if he or she expects every bicycle part to be covered in detail, becasue they are not.

5-0 out of 5 stars great manual
This book is a weath of knowledge and experence. It covers items that I never have know about and am able to do more work on my bike than ever before. It has detail explinations about how to perform repairs and maintance and will tell you if you need to start with another procdure first before starting the procedure you are about to work on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Tecnical Manual
If you have ever needed to change a part on your bike, upgrade to something better, change out your drivetrain, tune your derailleur's, or even true a wheel... this is the book for you! With awesome in depth pictures, and step by step technical procedures for doing just about anything to the bike that you so dearly love. John Barnett's experience with bike repairs far surpasses that of the guy that you normally bring it into for those expensive repairs, so spend the money for the book, and save money in the future while at the same time learning from one of the top professionals in his business! Do it, it's an awesome book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably detailed and user friendly!
The most detailed book on bicycle repair I have ever seen. Even though it is written for professionals, the detailed step-by-stem procedures leave nothing to assumption. All procedures are covered by detailed worksheets which you are encouraged to photocopy and use as a guide through the repair. The illustrations are great. Details, worksheets, and illustrations make this book very user friendly, even though it's target audience appears to be professionals. ... Read more


188. Automotive Mechanics
by William H. Crouse, Donald L. Anglin
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Asin: 0028009436
Catlog: Book (1993-01-13)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 255499
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This edition of the text covers the latest developments in automotive design, construction, operation, diagnosis, and service. The text integrates the new with the old, simplifying explanations, shortening sentences, and improving readability. Hundreds of illustrations cover new developments, espeially those relating to the foreign automotive industry and federal laws governing automotive air pollution, safety, and fuel economy. The Tenth Edition contains two four-color illustrated sections.

Many chapters end with vocabulary words and "think-type" review questions, in addition to the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) style of multiple-choice questions. For schools seeking program certification by the national Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), the high-priority items from their diagnosis, service, and repair task lists have been included. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This was a good book but out of date on many topics. It is a great all around reference or start-up and go book. I decided I wanted to learn about cars so I found this book at a tag sale and now I know the basics. I would suggest this book for its no-nonsense and in-depth approach.

4-0 out of 5 stars A must for motoring enthusiasts.
I'm an automotive engineering student and I use this book as a reference. It provides information on virtually everything on or related to a car, tools, brakes, suspensions, fuel systems, just to name a few. Besides that, it also provides service and diagnosis information on every system of the car it covers. The language used is simple to understand, and yet blends well with layman's terms. There's also a dictionary on automotive terms in the book. Recommended to motoring enthusiasts and automotive students. ... Read more


189. Measuring, Marking, and Layout: A Builder's Guide
by John Carroll
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Asin: 1561583359
Catlog: Book (2001-12-31)
Publisher: Taunton Press
Sales Rank: 11775
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have
If you're planning on building any of the hard parts of a house like footings, foundation, floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, stairs, masonry or shingles, you will want this book so you can figure out how to make them plumb, square, level, and evenly distributed. (I think that covers most of the carpentry sections)
He shows a few options for arriving at each layout, typically mathematically, from charts, and from pictures, so if you have trouble with one of them you can try another.
Octagons aren't very popular in my neighborhood, but if those (or other polygons) appear in yours, you'll find he has good information on them too.
I'd recommend a read through the book for suggestions when you first get it, (I did that in a long evening) and if you're a really good student you can follow along with all the examples. (I wasn't). But keep it by your side and read the chapter you need as you build. It will pay for itself in saved time and straigher work on the first job.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for learning or reference
I am a project manager for a commercial / industrial contractor. So many times I am changing gears, direction . . . in coordinating the project. Calls from other contractors and or the field keeps you busy and frequently having more to do immediately than you feel you can do in days. But this book is useful. While much of it relates to residential construction, simple layouts and thought processes do not change. While so many times I am challenged with laser layouts and trades that swear their layout is on the money, a few time proven methods and understanding can prove the " sure money " wrong. This book is well organized, clearly written and the compilation of formulas and calculations is helpful. This book will prove to be very useful for a do it yourselfer or anyone working within the trades or offices alike. I certainly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book is a must have! Great information and laid out well. I wish I had known about this book earlier.

5-0 out of 5 stars this is a keeper
This book is well thoughtout and covers all the details a builder needs to do accurate layouts. I would recommend it for both those learning and the professionals in the building trades as a reference source. I have seen and purchased some of the authors other books and would not recommend them to building professionals.

I liked that this book is hard covered. The diagrams used to explain the concepts are accurate and concise. It is not "exotic" in the types of layouts it covers but covers the basics well. Lead carpenters and journeyman layout carpenters won't find much new here. But for apprentice and carpenters and builders still learning there trade it has merit.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book that answers questions...
This is a book I have enjoyed reading and learning from. The book is well worth the money. I have purchased a copy for my son and he found it to be very helpful to him in his work... ... Read more


190. Mechanical Cost Data 2005 (Means Mechanical Cost Data)
by Melville J. Mossman
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: R. S. Means Company
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191. Building an Affordable House : Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
by FERNANDO PAGES RUIZ
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Catlog: Book (2005-01-09)
Publisher: The Taunton Press
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The first comprehensive guide of its kind, Building an Affordable House is for homeowners and building contractors who want to incorporate proven cost-saving techniques into their projects. Written by a contractor who has been nationally recognized for his innovative approach to cost control, this book shows readers how to generate significant savings on major projects such as building a new home or adding on to an existing one.The first section provides an economical approach to planning projects, while the second reveals the quality-conscious, cost-cutting strategies the author has uncovered through direct construction experience and extensive consultation with industry experts. The third section covers finish details from drywall to flooring, with emphasis on saving money without compromising quality or distinctive results. Handy features include floor plans, resource listings, and project management tools. ... Read more


192. Project Resource Manual (PRM) : The CSI Manual of Practice
by The Construction Specifications Institute
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Asin: 0071370048
Catlog: Book (2004-09-16)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 176529
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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, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, attorneys, and facility managers. It promotes a team model for successful implementation. ... Read more


193. Principles of Combustion
by Kenneth Kuan-yunKuo
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Catlog: Book (2005-01-14)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Principles of Combustion, Second Edition is a revision of what was the leading book on combustion engineering. The new edition has been revised to include new theoretical results and measurement techniques of non-intrusive diagnostic methods, contains more material on chemical kinetics during ignition; and is expanded to provide more in-depth treatment of sensitivity analysis and methods for identifying controlling chemical mechanisms. Expanded coverage is combined with the latest results regarding turbulent activity during combustion and the chemical kinetics of flames. ... Read more


194. Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering
by Gregory Baecher, John Christian
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Asin: 0471498335
Catlog: Book (2003-10-31)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Probabilistic reasoning, statistical methods, and measures of engineering judgment are combined to develop a quantified approach for analyzing and managing risks in civil engineering systems and the applied earth sciences. The resulting risk analysis approach described in this book reflects an emerging trend in geotechnical engineering, natural hazards mitigation, infrastructure protection, and other civil engineering fields to directly and quantitatively deal with uncertainty. Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering offers a much needed state-of-the-art reference for risk analysis in geotechnical engineering and geology.

Integrating theory and practical applications, this book:

  • Discusses the nature and philosophy of uncertainty in geological and geotechnical engineering.
  • Addresses fundamentals and limits of probabilistic and statistical methods in the geological and geotechnical context.
  • Develops statistical approaches to site characaterization decisions and for analyzing field and laboratory data.
  • Explains traditional and emerging risk analysis methodologies and provides guidance for their use.
  • Presents many applications of statistics, reliability, and risk techniques to practical problems.

Emphasizing both theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, this comprehensive text constitutes an invaluable reference for practising geotechnical engineers, geologists, university students, and civil engineers in general practice. ... Read more


195. Building Construction for the Fire Service, Third Edition
by Francis L. Brannigan
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Asin: 087765381X
Catlog: Book (1992-01-01)
Publisher: Natl Fire Protection Assn
Sales Rank: 191667
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse!

Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as:

The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood

The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood

The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction

The dynamics of the "stack effect"... and more!

Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Stick to IFSTA's Bld Construction...
Mr. Brannigan, whether senile or just incompetent, fails to write his book in any logical order. He is all over the place when presenting the few facts he is actually correct about. The book currently stands at 667 pages. It would be 1/3 of that length if it weren't for the numerous opinions, hearsay and accumulated ramblings of this arm chair quarterback who has apparently done more fire buffing than fire fighting! Studying for a promotional or just increasing your knowledge base? Stick with IFSTA's Bld Contstruction and study guide or Vinnie Dunn's "Collapse of Burning Buildings."

5-0 out of 5 stars THE book for the Fire Service.
This should be required reading for anyone in the fire service who deals with Structural fire fighting. The book is pretty straight forward and in an easy to read font. I love this book. It also has a pretty decent index if you're using it for school. Out of all the books I've had to buy for school so far, this is the best one. If you're a fan of Brunacini, you may find a few points where they disagree, thus creating the great debate between which author is right. The principles of this book are easily put to use in day to day firefighting and could possibly save your life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read For All Fire Personnel
This is not an easy reading book. Dry and distant at times it is however the finest collection of fire dept related constrution information ever collated. Whether you like it or not you MUST read this book. The information within could make the difference when your backs against the wall.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important information for all firefighters
This book is essential for all firefighters to read, and a MUST for all fire officers! If you want to know anything about building construction for the fire service...Brannigan has the answer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Essential information for all fire fighters
Working fire fighters can't read this book without feeling both more confident (from their increased knowledge) and more frightened (from realizing how much they DIDN'T know before). While some of the author's "tactical considerations" and advice on actual fireground operations are kind of silly, his knowledge of building construction is vast and he's able to communicate in non-technical, plain English. I learned a lot from this book, and would recommended to any fire fighter. ... Read more


196. Illustrated Guide to the NEC (Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code (Nec))
by Charles Miller
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Asin: 1401850685
Catlog: Book (2004-12-08)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 1041693
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Over the years, the National Electrical Code® has grown in volume and complexity. This updated edition utilizes visualization to present a complete, concise, and easy-to-understand exploration of the 2005 Edition of the NEC®. Each highly-detailed illustration offers insight into Code requirements and is enhanced by clearly written text blocks that read quickly and with little effort. Includes coverage of fundamental provisions, followed by Code requirements relevant to specific types of occupancies. Intended as an indispensable supplement to the NEC®, this book translates the sometimes vague and complex language of the Code into clearer, cleaner, and simpler terms. ... Read more


197. Construction Contracting, 6th Edition
by Richard H.Clough, Glenn A.Sears
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Asin: 0471309680
Catlog: Book (1994-03-02)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 377952
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This completely updated version contains a greater depth and breadth of subject matter coverage. Devotes more attention to recent developments in such areas of construction contracting as estimating, bidding, insurance, contracts, business techniques, labor law and labor relations. Features samples of important AIA, CSI, AGC and AAA documents including reference sources and cost information. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Construction Classic !
This book is a legendary classic in the field of general construction and is a must for personnel involved in construction management, general contracting and professional consulting. It covers all aspects of construction from company organization, estimating, field procedures, cost control, changes, punchlist, claims, labor relations and safety. The appendix contains reference standard documents and contract boilerplate from the AIA, AGC and others. It would take 20 years of work in the construction field to obtain the knowledge that this book can help to provide. This text is a must for all construction professionals. ... Read more


198. Code Check: A Field Guide to Building a Safe House (Code Check Series)
by Redwood Kardon, Michael Casey, Douglas Hansen, Paddy Morrisey
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Asin: 1561586250
Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
Publisher: Taunton Press
Sales Rank: 74181
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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This useful guide emphasizes life-safety principles underlying building codes. Designed for quick reference, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2003 International Residential Code. Also cross-referenced to the Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, and the National Electrical Code, Code Check Revised is endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). Included are summaries of international code specifications in an easy-to-use format that reduces code violation callbacks. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good help for the Do-it-yourself remodeler.
If you're a do it yourself remodeler or basement finisher this is a good reference to make sure you meet the building codes. It provides some quick answers to things like nailing requirements, maximum spans for doors, roof frames, and floor joists, and many other quick facts for plumbing, electrical, fire and structural codes. But for many questions/issues it just lists the IRC or UPC reference. For that reason it would be even more valuable if you had a copy of the International Residential Code in case you needed more details since it provides the references. I have a building permit to finish my basement and I want to make sure that I meet the codes and this book has been helpful. I plan to buy the plumbing, building and electrical Code Check too.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent reference
I read a couple negative reviews of this book and almost didn't buy it! If you have common knowledge of construction and building this book will be an invaluable reference for you. Many things are abbreviated, so it might look confusing at first. Using some common sense and the abbreviation key in front will get you through the initial learning curve. This book will help you comply with electrical codes, plumbing, etc., with sketches only where needed. I rebuild houses on the side, and this book is invaluable.

4-0 out of 5 stars helping hand
any time a book comes out that can help the average home owner to the professional with something that has to be done any where is some thing that you need to go out and get. this book shows you what is needed, when you need it, and at what stage of your project.this ,by no means, is to take place of actual codes or instructions from your local building code office.this is a tool that will help you but if used incorrectly will cost you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, at this price.
Cheap, easy, and fun to read. Well-organized. It's good for simple stuff... stair/railing dimensions, distance from spa to cutoff switch, etc. But as another reader says, in such a small book, don't expect the entire building code to be in there. Still, if I lost my copy, I'd run right out and buy another one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Sketchy
I suppose if you are already familiar with all of the code sections involved in a code inspection, or at least the portion presented in this form, this would be a helpful form. However, if, even as a building inspector, you need occassional reminders of exactly what a code section involves, this may force the user into guessing what is meant by a particular item on this form. Unfortunately, as a result, I firmly believe, inspections done using this form will not represent the kind of accuracy it seems to imply it can provide from the authors/reviewers. Some of the diagrams are useful. However, a great deal is still lacking in helping the inspector, layman or professional, in understanding exactly what they are looking for.

For instance, one of the items under "Service Conductors" within the "Temporary Power" section reads "Identify neutral at both ends". If the National Electric Code Section referenced (200-6b) is accurate, then this actually means that non-white wires in temporary power systems that are #6 or larger, but not the commonly used #8 copper, must be marked with a white identification tape wrapped around the insulation of the wire in the junction boxes in which both ends of the wire terminate. I'm not sure many of my fellow professionals in the building inspection profession, much less the layman, would know these specifics from this short identifying phrase provided in the form. Furthermore, it could take several books, including a copy of the National Electric Code itself, for someone to fully understand what this code section means.

As a result, I don't believe that this form is designed for the layman at all. I don't believe it will be useful to the typical home buyer having a home built. I think they could be much better served by the local code inspectors. If they were not convinced that a local code inspector would be likely to serve them well, for whatever reason, they should consider using the money to help pay for a full-fledged private inspection by a local home inspector who does new construction inspections.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I do not have the benefit of knowing any of the authors on a first name basis. I'm not sure that would help. If the form is to be useful, it needs to be useful in and of itself, not because of any personal contact with any of the authors. They won't be available to answer questions from the purchasers of the form when the form leaves the reader/purchaser confused. ... Read more


199. Roof Cutters Secrets: To Framing the Custom Home
by Will L. Holladay
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200. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors
by Sharon KoomenHarmon, Katherine E.Kennon
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This award-winning reference offers clear explanations of the relevant sections of codes that affect the design of interiors. The new edition has been extensively revised to cover the new International Building Code, and also provides a more in-depth treatment of ADA requirements. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a simple, straight forward guide to understanding how building codes regulate design. The guidebook builds a chapter by chapter systematic approach to code research and application that can be followed by every practictioner regardless of building locale. ... Read more


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