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- Wiley 2012; US$ 72.95
Pressure on space and changes in planning law mean that loft conversions are now at the forefront in the race to improve the performance of Britain's ageing housing stock. Since 1990, roof space conversions have increased UK housing capacity by more than 200 million square feet - a living area equivalent to a medium-sized city - without the loss of... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 93.00
Full of detailed construction drawings, this book covers cut roofs, bolted truss roofs, trussed rafter roofs, trimmed openings and ventilation. A major section deals with loft to attic room conversions, giving guidance on planning procedures, as well as dealing with structural matters and specifying conversion work. The Fourth Edition features... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00
Ajla Aksamija, PhD, leads Perkins+Will Tech Lab, a center for research of building technologies. Dr. Aksamija's research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging building technologies, digital design and information modeling. She has contributed to several books and has published numerous research articles. PERKINS+WILL... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 79.95
Sidney M. Levy is a construction consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. The author of 11 books, including several devoted to international construction and the renowned Project Management in Construction, published in both English and Spanish editions, he travels widely from his office in Chestertown, Maryland. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 89.95
THE PREMIER GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROOFS For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing and specifying low-slope roof systems. It remains unique -- the only working handbook that treats all topics in roof design, from fundamentals to roof systems and materials options. This fourth edition covers major... more...
- Spon Press 2003; US$ 170.00
This book provides practical solutions for the design of foundations for low-rise buildings, especially those on abnormal or poor ground. It will be a user-friendly reference for contractors, structural engineers, architects and students. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 118.95
Using this book can help the busy architect/engineer/contractor to optimize online time by determining the key sites to visit before connecting to the Internet. Topics are conveniently arranged by subject showing where to find the "index sites" together with details of many specialist sites. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95
Specifically written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Roofing contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit. This is the first book to include typical project costs for slating and tiling, sheeting, cladding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 119.95
Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user. The book covers: * Uses of concrete floors * Structural design * Concrete used specifically for floors * Cracks... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 79.95
As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth... more...