Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Author: Cameron K. Andres
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131599239
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Estimating for Residential Construction

Author: David Pratt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111130887X
Format: PDF
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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.

Olin s Construction

Author: H. Leslie Simmons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067053
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction! For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.

Builder s Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572181052
Format: PDF, ePub
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Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. Full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. Updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions.

Construction Jobsite Management

Author: William R. Mincks
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Author: David Pratt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337399396
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive resource offers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and helps readers develop the skills they need to become professional estimators. FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING, Fourth Edition, presents estimating procedures in a straightforward and engaging way, clearly explaining key processes of estimating and costing construction work such as quantity takeoff; pricing of contractor work, sub-trade work, and site overhead; and compiling bid documents. In addition, the text includes drawings of two major projects--one residential and one commercial--to guide readers through a complete estimating process that can be followed by 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.

Estimating in Building Construction

Author: Frank R. Dagostino
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133779387
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book takes a careful, step-by-step approach to construction estimating that documents each value. KEY TOPICS: The book provides practical coverage of both commercial and residential buildings. It also examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material. The fifth edition of Estimating in Building Construction has been revised to include computer solutions to all examples as well as appropriate adjustments reflecting current costs. A valuable reference for construction professionals.

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Author: William P. Spence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305086279
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book's logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today's construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts

Author: Stephen Mettling
Publisher: Performance Programs Company
ISBN: 0915777134
Format: PDF
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Principles of Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts contains the essentials of the national and Massachusetts real estate law, principles, and practices necessary for basic competence as a real estate professional and as mandated by Massachusetts license law. It is based on our highly successful and popular national publication, Principles of Real Estate Practice, which is in use in real estate schools nationwide. The text is tailored to the needs of the pre-license student. It is designed to - make it easy for students to learn the material and pass their real estate exam -prepare students for numerous career applications -stress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge. Principles of Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts is streamlined, direct and to-the-point. It includes multiple learning reinforcements. It has a student-oriented organization, both within each chapter and from chapter to chapter. Its examples and exercises are grounded in the authors’ many years in real estate education. Table of Contents Principles of Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts The Real Estate Business Rights in Real Estate Interests and Estates Ownership Encumbrances and Liens Transferring and Recording Title to Real Estate Real Estate Leases Land Use Planning and Control Legal Descriptions Real Estate Contract Law Agency Listing Agreements The Brokerage Business Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate Real Estate Market Economics Appraising and Estimating Market Value Real Estate Finance Real Estate Investment Real Estate Taxation Ethics: Laws and Practices Closings Real Estate Licensing and Regulation Risk Management Property Management Massachusetts Licensing Regulation Requirements Governing Licensees Transaction-Related Issues Licensee Disclosures; Consumer Protection Massachusetts Agency Landlord-Tenant Relations Environmental Concerns & Hazards Housing Regulations Real Estate Mathematics and Formulas Glossary of Residential Style and Construction Terms Glossary of General Real Estate Terms Index