Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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

Construction Jobsite Management

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

Builder s Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572181052
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Green Building Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Author: Abe Kruger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111135959
Format: PDF
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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 Equipment Management

Author: John Schaufelberger
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137162673
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A valuable reference for those in civil/construction technology, this practical and informative guide provides critical knowledge of construction equipment, its use, and management considerations. It provides clear, concise explanations of concepts, supported by detailed example problems and realistic exercises, and requires only limited knowledge of construction equipment.Covers all major types of equipment typically used on commercial construction projects, and illustrates the operational capabilities of each type with numerous figures. Shows how to select the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and discusses techniques for estimating equipment productivity and costs. Discusses major equipment management issues, including the time value of money, fleet management, and maintenance management. Contains a glossary, common conversion factors, and tables of interest factors.

Estimating in Building Construction

Author: Frank R. Dagostino
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133779387
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Principles of Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts

Author: Stephen Mettling
Publisher: Performance Programs Company
ISBN: 0915777134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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