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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • Building Enclosure in Hong Kongby Wah Sang Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 56.00

    This book examines in detail the external walls of buildings in Hong Kong. It is organized into two parts. The first part of the book presents readers with various factors such as technology and sustainability that affect the design of external walls. more...

  • Restoring Hardwood Floorsby Mary Twitchell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1995; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...

  • Building Stone Wallsby Charles McRaven

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1999; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...

  • Roof Tiling and Slatingby Kevin Taylor

    Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94

    If you have never fixed a roof tile or slate before but have wondered how to go about repairing or replacing them, then this is the book for you. Many of the technical books about roof tiling and slating are rather vague and conveniently ignore some of the trickier problems and how they can be resolved. In Roof Tiling and Slating, the author rejects... more...

  • Wood and Wood Jointsby Klaus Zwerger

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 74.00

    Building with wood as an ecologically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture which has ensued over the past centuries reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern und Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such a creative way. In the most typical method of building... more...

  • Facade Construction Manualby Thomas Herzog; Roland Krippner; Werner Lang

    Birkhäuser 2004; US$ 182.00

    «Facade Construction Manual» provides a systematic survey of contemporary expertise in the application of new materials and energy-efficient technologies in facade design. It surveys the facade design requirements made by various types of buildings, as well as the most important materials, from natural stone through to synthetics, and documents a diversity... more...

  • Felt and Torch on Roofingby Tim Richardson

    Crowood 2014; US$ 17.49

    A detailed guide to installing high performance felt and torch on roofs, for both DIY enthusiasts and professional roofers. From safety precautions, to the tips and tricks to keep a flat roof water-tight for many years, Felt and Torch on Roofing will teach the novice how to successfully complete their first felt roof to a high standard, and provide... more...

  • Earthen Floorsby Sukita Reay Crimmel; James Thomson

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors more...

  • The Building Envelopeby Alan J Brookes; Chris Grech

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The Building Envelope: Applications of New Technology Cladding provides an introduction to the state of the art in cladding systems. The goal is to show a precedent, and thus imbue confidence in architects so that they can approach a manufacturer with a reasonable working knowledge of what is feasible. This book contains 33 case studies of buildings... more...

  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...