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Design & Construction

  • Bigger Isn't Necessarily Betterby Frederick Abernathy; Kermit Baker; Kent Colton; David Weil

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 29.99

    Despite the growth of huge national home builders and industry consolidation that accompanied it, Bigger Isn?t Necessarily Better shows that most builders did not improve their operational performance during the boom. As a result, the sector had a long way to fall as the economy collapsed about them. Given the importance of housing to the US... more...

  • Homes for a Changing Climateby Will Anderson

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 22.00

    Homes for a Changing Climate celebrates the collected wisdom of traditional and contemporary responses to the challenges of climate and illustrates the many ways in which houses can be designed, built, and adapted to cope with these challenges. At the beginning of the 21st century, the world finally woke up to the reality of climate change and began... more...

  • Building Simple Furnitureby Cathy Baker

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1983; US$ 3.95

                    EASY-TO-BUILD PROJECTS FOR THE WEEKEND WOODWORKER! Look over the variety of simple wood-working projects in the bulletin and you?ll quickly find something that deserves a place in your home.  A small table for the hallway, perhaps, or an Adirondack chair or picnic set for the deck or garden?                 The good news is that... more...

  • Prescriptions for a Healthy Houseby Paula Baker-Laporte; Dr. Erica Elliott; John Banta

    New Society Publishers 2008; US$ 28.95

    The Healthy House bible revised, updated and expanded, including contributions from leading North American building biologists. more...

  • Extreme Weather Hits Homeby John Banta

    New Society Publishers 2007; US$ 22.95

    How to spot early warning signs of costly climate change damage to your home. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodelingby John Barrows; Lisa Iannucci

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    It's easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how... more...

  • Shelters, Shacks, and Shantiesby D. C. Beard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations more...

  • Build Rabbit Housingby Bob Bennett

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1982; 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 the Timber Frame Houseby Tedd Benson; James Gruber; Jamie Page

    Touchstone 1981; US$ 21.99

    For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most... more...

  • Building the Timber Frame Houseby Tedd Benson; James Gruber; Jamie Page

    Touchstone 1981; Not Available

    For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most... more...