2009 International Building Code Need to Know The 20 of the Code You Need 80 of the Time

Author: R. Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007159258X
Format: PDF, ePub
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2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements. Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install building systems. Save time and money, reduce errors, stay in compliance, and increase job site safety using this quick reference. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know features: Clear explanations and interpretations of ICC International Building Code Helpful trade tips Detailed visual references Inside this on-the-job guide: Use and Occupancy Classification * Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy * General Building Heights and Areas * Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction * Fire-Protection Systems * Means of Egress * Accessibility * Exterior Walls * Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures * Structural Design * Soils and Foundations * Wood * Plastic * Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

The Rule of Nobody Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

Author: Philip K. Howard
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242110
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think. Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship. Rules have replaced leadership in America. Bureaucracy, regulation, and outmoded law tie our hands and confine policy choices. Nobody asks, “What’s the right thing to do here?” Instead, they wonder, “What does the rule book say?” There’s a fatal flaw in America’s governing system—trying to decree correctness through rigid laws will never work. Public paralysis is the inevitable result of the steady accretion of detailed rules. America is now run by dead people—by political leaders from the past who enacted mandatory programs that churn ahead regardless of waste, irrelevance, or new priorities. America needs to radically simplify its operating system and give people—officials and citizens alike—the freedom to be practical. Rules can’t accomplish our goals. Only humans can get things done. In The Rule of Nobody Philip K. Howard argues for a return to the framers’ vision of public law—setting goals and boundaries, not dictating daily choices. This incendiary book explains how America went wrong and offers a guide for how to liberate human ingenuity to meet the challenges of this century.

UK Merger Control

Author: Jonathan Parker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317197
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a fully up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the law, economics and practice of UK merger control law, including a review of the recently revised guidelines of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission. This guide presents an integrated legal and economic assessment of the substantive appraisal of mergers and examines in detail the following topics: the history of the Enterprise Act and its development from the Fair Trading Act; the various regulatory bodies that form the institutional structure of the UK merger control regime; enterprises subject to merger control regulation and the jurisdictional thresholds of the Enterprise Act; the relationship of the Enterprise Act with the European Merger Regulation; the procedural and substantive practice of the Office of Fair Trading; references to, and in-depth reviews by, the Competition Commission; appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal; public interest mergers and the role of the Secretary of State; and merger remedies. Uniquely, this book also provides insights into the substance and procedure of UK merger control from Simon Pritchard, formerly Senior Director of Mergers, OFT.

Restraint

Author: Barry R. Posen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801470862
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The United States, Barry R. Posen argues in Restraint, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. Since the collapse of Soviet power, it has pursued a grand strategy that he calls “liberal hegemony,” one that Posen sees as unnecessary, counterproductive, costly, and wasteful. Written for policymakers and observers alike, Restraint explains precisely why this grand strategy works poorly and then provides a carefully designed alternative grand strategy and an associated military strategy and force structure. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from America’s consistent overreaching, Posen makes an urgent argument for restraint in the future use of U.S. military strength. After setting out the political implications of restraint as a guiding principle, Posen sketches the appropriate military forces and posture that would support such a strategy. He works with a deliberately constrained notion of grand strategy and, even more important, of national security (which he defines as including sovereignty, territorial integrity, power position, and safety). His alternative for military strategy, which Posen calls “command of the commons,” focuses on protecting U.S. global access through naval, air, and space power, while freeing the United States from most of the relationships that require the permanent stationing of U.S. forces overseas.

A Hedonist s Guide to Dubai

Author: Hallie Campbell
Publisher: A Hedonist's guide to...
ISBN: 1905428359
Format: PDF, ePub
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Color-coded maps and color photos enhance this helpful guide to the opulent sights and refined adventures in and around the city for sophisticated and seasoned travelers.

Laudato si

Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Die Kunst der JavaScript Programmierung

Author: Marijn Haverbeke
Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
ISBN: 3864911915
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Das Buch ist eine Einführung in JavaScript, die sich auf gute Programmiertechniken konzentriert. Der Autor lehrt den Leser, wie man die Eleganz und Präzision von JavaScript nutzt, um browserbasierte Anwendungen zu schreiben. Das Buch beginnt mit den Grundlagen der Programmierung - Variablen, Kontrollstrukturen, Funktionen und Datenstrukturen -, dann geht es auf komplexere Themen ein, wie die funktionale und objektorientierte Programmierung, reguläre Ausdrücke und Browser-Events. Unterstützt von verständlichen Beispielen wird der Leser rasch die Sprache des Web fließend 'sprechen' können.

The Rules of Love

Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133047431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Love . Some people know how to find it...Share it...Make it last. Were they born that way? No. They’ve learned the rules. Rules you can learn, too. The Rules of Love. Here they are: 100 simple rules to live and love by... Rules for finding a partner you can love for a lifetime... and keeping your partner just as happy... for keeping your relationship fresh, intimate, and wonderfully surprising... for getting past game playing, jealousy, arguments, and history... for actually, really communicating... for knowing what matters, and what doesn’t... for building better relationships with your entire family (including your kids...maybe even your in-laws) The most important rules you will ever follow Follow them to joy, to contentment, to lifelong love.