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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

  • 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...

  • Fassadenby Anton Pech; Georg Pommer; Johannes Zeininger

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Der Band gibt einen strukturierten Überblick zum wichtigen Thema Fassade und stellt die technischen Grundlagen mit Hilfe von Faustformeln, technischen Zeichungen und Bildmaterial in leicht fasslicher Form dar. Vom herkömmlichen Fassadenaufbau der Massivwände über hinterlüftete Fassadensysteme, Fertigteilfassaden und Sandwichkonstruktionen... more...

  • Façadesby Ulrich Knaack; Tillmann Klein; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    This book demonstrates the principles of facade construction. Guidelines are suggested for good detailing. The installation procedures are described for the most common materials ? glass, wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum. Numerous drawings made specially for the book explain the principles of the individual types of facade which are then illustrated... more...

  • R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industryby Keith Hampson; Judy A. Kraatz; Adriana X. Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry brings together contributions from leading industry researchers in a diverse group of countries to investigate the role of research and development (R&D) in the construction industry. Investment in R&D is a proven factor in economic growth, and helps develop a more productive and innovative... more...

  • Einrichten und Zonierenby Eva Herrmann; Marcus Kaiser; Tobias Katz; Alexander Reichel; Kerstin Schultz

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 63.00

    SCALE is conceived as a series of practical textbooks. Each volume addresses a different design theme or construction topic. The fifth volume, Arranging and Dividing, presents a detailed elucidation of the theme of interior construction ? from design to implementation. 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Construction Envelopesby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 126.00

    The second edition of Modern Construction Envelopes was originally based on the two books by Watts, MC Roofs and MC Facades. Both volumes were gathered into one single volume. Using current examples by renowned architects, Watts presents the constructive and material-related details. It is based on a text, photos, and standardized detail... 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...

  • Stone Cladding Engineeringby Rui de de Sousa Camposinhos

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This volume presents new methodologies for the design of dimension stone based on the concepts of structural design while preserving the excellence of stonemasonry practice in façade engineering. Straightforward formulae are provided for computing action on cladding, with special emphasis on the effect of seismic forces, including an extensive... more...