Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction Author Cameron K. Andres
ISBN-10 0131599232
Year 2009
Pages 610
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. It makes an excellent source of general information—complete with diagrams, details, photographs, and worked examples of typical construction calculations such as earth moving calculation, formwork calculations, concrete pressures, and insulation values for building components. Revised content in this new 8th edition includes additional examples and homework problems for a complete review, superior illustrations, added video clips to the ancillary materials, and much, much more!

Principles Practices of Commercial Construction

Principles   Practices of Commercial Construction Author Cameron K. Andres P.E., Retired
ISBN-10 9780133128154
Year 2013-01-02
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Pearson Higher Ed
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This up-to-date and practical text offers a complete and well-rounded approach to modern construction principles and practices. Each chapter, while complementary to other chapters, can be taught on a standalone basis, maximizing instructional flexibility in diverse construction, architecture, and engineering courses. PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION, 9/e shows how to apply design theory to the final constructed process, and provides crucial working knowledge for all contractors who must effectively manage subcontractors. Progressing from basic through advanced material, it enables students to follow design specifications through a complete project. Since this text is on the approved reference list for numerous states that require contractors to pass licensing exams, it offers even more value for students who may need to pass these exams later. This edition's enhancements include improved chapter organization; a new introductory chapter; and valuable new coverage of Proctor curves.

Building Construction

Building Construction Author Glenn M. Hardie
ISBN-10 UVA:X002626297
Year 1995
Pages 551
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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Introductory book for building construction and architecture covering; principles, practices, methods, and materials for light-heavy commercial construction.

Moisture Control Handbook

Moisture Control Handbook Author Joseph Lstiburek
ISBN-10 0471318639
Year 1996-01-15
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes: * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different) * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expand readers' knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Estimating for Residential Construction

Estimating for Residential Construction Author David Pratt
ISBN-10 9781111308872
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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ESTIMATING FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, 2E provides a very visual, reader-friendly introduction to processes as it details the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. In his signature clear, straightforward writing style, proven author David Pratt explains how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. He also covers the impact of green building practices. The book offers specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assess markup on an estimate, and review a bid before it is submitted to the client. It covers the basic math of residential work early on, devotes an entire chapter to remodeling, and provides tips of the trade from professionals in every chapter. In addition, the Second Edition is linked to a Student Companion Website, where instructors and students can access spreadsheets to assist in estimating tasks and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Green Building Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Green Building  Principles and Practices in Residential Construction Author Abe Kruger
ISBN-10 9781111135959
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to think green from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Quality Management

Construction Quality Management Author Paul Watson
ISBN-10 9781135165079
Year 2012-03-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organizations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organizations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This textbook is written in line with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organizational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organization. The text should prove most useful to students on both undergraduate and postgraduate construction management or construction project management courses. It will also prove a valuable resource for practising construction managers and project managers.

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating Author David Pratt
ISBN-10 9781133170150
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Cost Estimating

Construction Cost Estimating Author Len Holm
ISBN-10 0130496650
Year 2005
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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The most comprehensive book on the market that covers the fundamental cost estimating principles and processes used in commercial construction today. Using a single case study, the book shows readers how to prepare their estimates and to develop the necessary skills needed to be successful in the construction industry. It covers theory, types of estimates, estimating procedures and contractual aspects as well as providing practical tips on how to estimate. Specifically details the process for developing three separate types of estimates: a budget estimate during design development, a guaranteed-maximum-price estimate for a cost-plus contract, and a bid for a lump-sum contract. The book also discusses analysis of subcontractor quotations as well as estimating job site general conditions and company overhead costs; it even includes discussion of negotiated contracts. A comprehensive reference for construction professionals such as cost estimators and project managers.

Principles and Practices of Construction Law

Principles and Practices of Construction Law Author Nancy J. White
ISBN-10 0130325767
Year 2002
Pages 433
Language en
Publisher
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Principles and Practices of Construction Law presents the most common areas of law encountered in the construction industry in an easy-to-read format. Geared to those not yet studying law, the legal concepts are simplified and presented in a basic and simple format that is understandable, practical and devoid of excessive legal detail that can be overwhelming. The book is designed to build readers' ability to think critically, solve legal problems and write comprehensible solutions to claims and issues arising in the construction process. The volume provides an introduction to the legal system and the maxims of law, and addresses applying and using the law, logic, preparing legal arguments and briefing cases, law, ethics, and morality, relationships among the parties on the project, bidding, specification and plans, delays, and acceleration, differing, and unforeseen site conditions, warranties, termination of the contract and contract damages, torts, joint liability and indemnity and dispute resolution. For construction industry professionals interested in a basic understanding of important legal concepts.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy Author David Bodansky
ISBN-10 0387269312
Year 2007-06-25
Pages 694
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This second edition represents an extensive revision of the ?rst edition, - though the motivation for the book and the intended audiences, as described inthepreviouspreface,remainthesame. Theoveralllengthhasbeenincreased substantially, with revised or expanded discussions of a number of topics, - cluding Yucca Mountain repository plans, new reactor designs, health e?ects of radiation, costs of electricity, and dangers from terrorism and weapons p- liferation. The overall status of nuclear power has changed rather little over the past eight years. Nuclear reactor construction remains at a very low ebb in much of the world, with the exception of Asia, while nuclear power’s share of the electricity supply continues to be about 75% in France and 20% in the United States. However,therearesignsofaheightenedinterestinconsideringpossible nuclear growth. In the late 1990s, the U. S. Department of Energy began new programs to stimulate research and planning for future reactors, and many candidate designs are now contending—at least on paper—to be the next generation leaders. Outside the United States, the commercial development ofthePebbleBedModularReactorisbeingpursuedinSouthAfrica,aFrench- German consortium has won an order from Finlandfor the long-plannedEPR (European Pressurized Water Reactor), and new reactors have been built or planned in Asia. In an unanticipated positive development for nuclear energy, the capacity factor of U. S. reactors has increased dramatically in recent years, and most operating reactors now appear headed for 20-year license renewals.

Construction Jobsite Management

Construction Jobsite Management Author William R. Mincks
ISBN-10 9781305537095
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The newly updated Fourth Edition of CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE MANAGEMENT examines all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view. The responsibilities of project managers, construction superintendents, and construction engineers are covered in depth, from configuring a project team through closing out a project. The text maintains a strong focus on jobsite personnel activities, outlining proven procedures and offering helpful techniques to manage projects effectively from start to finish. Clear, concise language and accurate, relevant detail make this book an essential introduction to the real world of construction jobsite management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Specifications Writing

Construction Specifications Writing Author Mark Kalin
ISBN-10 9781118174388
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier's craft With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications. This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflect current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines for correct terminology, product selection, organization of specifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practical techniques for document production. Fully revised throughout, this Sixth Edition includes: Updates to MasterFormat 2004, as well as SectionFormat/PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat End-of-chapter questions and specification-writing exercises Samples of the newly updated construction documents from the AIA New chapter on sustainable design and specifications for LEED projects Updated information on the role of specifications in Building Information Modeling (BIM)