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All the Modern Conveniences - American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890 (Paperback, New Ed): Maureen Ogle All the Modern Conveniences - American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890 (Paperback, New Ed)
Maureen Ogle
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As any American who has traveled abroad knows, the American home contains more, and more elaborate, plumbing than any other in the world. Indeed, Americans are renowned for their obsession with cleanliness. Although plumbing has occupied a central position in American life since the mid-nineteenth century, little scholarly attention has been paid to its history. Now, in All the Modern Conveniences, Maureen Ogle presents a fascinating study that explores the development of household plumbing in nineteenth-century America.

Until 1840, indoor plumbing could be found only in mansions and first-class hotels. Then, in the decade before midcentury, Americans representing a wider range of economic circumstances began to install household plumbing with increasing eagerness. Ogle draws on a wide assortment of contemporary sources -- sanitation reports, builders' manuals, fixture catalogues, patent applications, and popular scientific tracts -- to show how the demand for plumbing was prompted more by an emerging middle-class culture of convenience, reform, and domestic life than by fears about poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation. She also examines advancements in water-supply and waste-management technology, the architectural considerations these amenities entailed, and the scientific approach to sanitation that began to emerge by century's end.

"As part of this well-researched study, Maureen Ogle links cities, politicians, systems, sanitarians, and ideas to produce a compelling account of household plumbing -- a taken-for-granted set of devices that allowed Americans to express their individualism and their commitment to 'science.'" -- Mark H. Rose, Florida Atlantic University

Claim-Management - Bei Der Planung, Ausfuhrung, Nutzung Und Stilllegung Von Immobilien Mit 15 Praxisbeispielen (German,... Claim-Management - Bei Der Planung, Ausfuhrung, Nutzung Und Stilllegung Von Immobilien Mit 15 Praxisbeispielen (German, Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Rolf F Toffel, Friedrich Wilhelm Toffel
R1,174 R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Save R178 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Das Buch gibt einen vertiefenden Einblick zum Claim-Management (CM) in allen Lebensphasen einer Immobilie. Dieser Gesamtuberblick ist in der Literatur bisher nicht zu finden. Das Buch legt methodisch klar und praktisch nutzbar dar, wie Bauherren, Architekten, Ingenieure und Projektsteuerer ihre Anpruche insbesondere infolge geanderter Leistung erkennen, ermitteln, geltend machen und durchsetzen konnen. Ein Schwerpunkt des Buches ist das CM bei der Planung von Immobilien. Hier wird fur Architekten und Ingenieure praxisnah dargelegt, wie sie ihren 'Mehrvergutungsanspruch' infolge von bauherrenseitigen Planungsanderungen ermitteln und durchsetzen konnen. Gleichzeitig wird auch fur Bauherren dargestellt, wie sie wirksam die Vertragserfullung beauftragter Planer uberprufen konnen. Das Buch stellt dadurch AN- und AG-seitiges CM uber die Lebensphasen der Immobilie ausgewogen dar."

Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Hardcover): Louise Brigham Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Hardcover)
Louise Brigham; Illustrated by Edward H. Ascherman
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1910, this unusual book is about making furniture by hand using old boxes and crates. From the author's preface: "Two summers on the island of Spitzbergen taught me, more than all previous experiments, the latent possibilities of a box. Our camp was located seven hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle; Hammerfest, Norway, 535 miles to the southeast, was the nearest point from which supplies could be obtained. Ice and snow cut off the settlement from the outside world for eight months of the year. The provisions and other equipment necessary for the camp of eighty miners and workmen had to be carried in boxes on the ships that came from the mainland during the four summer months. When the portable house which was to be the home of the manager, his wife, and myself as their guest, had been put up and the supplies unpacked, the boxes began to accumulate. ... No lumber was available in Spitzbergen. ... cut off from materials the possibilities of the box seemed greater than ever, and the work, which daily grew in interest, commenced. As I worked in that far-off marvelous land of continuous day, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, I felt anew the truth, so familiar to all, that work to be of real value must be honest, useful, and beautiful..." With instructions on how to make 100 different items of useful furniture from boxes and cargo crates; including jardiniere, plant box, footstool, clock case, wall rack, washstand, bookcases, desk, game table, umbrella stand, nursery table, picture frames, corner seats, etc. etc.

Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Paperback): Louise Brigham Box Furniture - How To Make A Hundred Useful Articles For The Home (1909) (Paperback)
Louise Brigham; Illustrated by Edward H. Ascherman
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1910, this unusual book is about making furniture by hand using old boxes and crates. From the author's preface: "Two summers on the island of Spitzbergen taught me, more than all previous experiments, the latent possibilities of a box. Our camp was located seven hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle; Hammerfest, Norway, 535 miles to the southeast, was the nearest point from which supplies could be obtained. Ice and snow cut off the settlement from the outside world for eight months of the year. The provisions and other equipment necessary for the camp of eighty miners and workmen had to be carried in boxes on the ships that came from the mainland during the four summer months. When the portable house which was to be the home of the manager, his wife, and myself as their guest, had been put up and the supplies unpacked, the boxes began to accumulate. ... No lumber was available in Spitzbergen. ... cut off from materials the possibilities of the box seemed greater than ever, and the work, which daily grew in interest, commenced. As I worked in that far-off marvelous land of continuous day, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, I felt anew the truth, so familiar to all, that work to be of real value must be honest, useful, and beautiful..." With instructions on how to make 100 different items of useful furniture from boxes and cargo crates; including jardiniere, plant box, footstool, clock case, wall rack, washstand, bookcases, desk, game table, umbrella stand, nursery table, picture frames, corner seats, etc. etc.

Wind Effects on Buildings and Design of Wind-Sensitive Structures (Paperback, First & First): Ted Stathopoulos, Charalambos C.... Wind Effects on Buildings and Design of Wind-Sensitive Structures (Paperback, First & First)
Ted Stathopoulos, Charalambos C. Baniotopoulos
R3,264 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R2,355 (72%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by seven internationally known experts, the articles in this book present the fundamentals and practical applications of contemporary wind engineering. It covers complex problems in wind-building interaction from the perspective of a structural designer, examining both experimental and computational approaches and their relative merits.

Construction Daily Log - Maintenance Site, Management Record Contractor Book, Project Report, Home Or Office Building, Jobsite... Construction Daily Log - Maintenance Site, Management Record Contractor Book, Project Report, Home Or Office Building, Jobsite Equipment Logbook, Work Repairs Notebook (Paperback)
Amy Newton
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Basics of Soldering (Hardcover): Armin Rahn The Basics of Soldering (Hardcover)
Armin Rahn
R5,210 Discovery Miles 52 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most books on soldering work like cookbooks; they purport to offer the correct recipe for every task and each new situation. More realistically, this book helps engineers and quality controllers to adapt techniques and processes to changing situations along the electronics production cycle by affording them with an environment in which production problems can be solved through flexible thinking based on scientific fact. It achieves this aim in great part by providing a clear and coherent blending of the chemical and physical theory behind soldering technology with practical applications in the electronics manufacturing industry. Throughout The Basics of Soldering the focus is on the complex interrelationships of the different parameters. Through-hole and surface-mounted joining are treated in full, as are cleaning and statistical quality control. Instead of just the usual "cooking recipes" found in most books on the subject, readers will find well-founded scientific theories combined with exhaustive coverage of contemporary methods and materials and a thorough understanding of real-world applications of soldering technology. The result is faster problem solving, more effective training of new personnel, and a better understanding of soldering and related technologies. Because it is based on a successful seminar series, The Basics of Soldering is also an excellent teaching tool, well suited to both graduate and upper level undergraduate courses.

Contractor-Led Procurement - An Investigation of Circumstances and Consequences (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Contractor-Led Procurement - An Investigation of Circumstances and Consequences (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003)
Christoph Winter
R2,361 Discovery Miles 23 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Christoph Winter investigates the circumstances, which determine a contractor's competitive position in different construction markets for different types of clients, as well as the influence of the consultants upon the construction development process. Moreover, he analyses the role that a contractor's supply chain must fulfil in order to be as successful as the leader of the procurement process.

Water Wells & Septic Systems Handbook (Hardcover): R Woodson Water Wells & Septic Systems Handbook (Hardcover)
R Woodson
R2,354 Discovery Miles 23 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Packed with 200 illustrations!


A PRACTICAL, ONE-STEP RESOURCE FOR WORKING WITH WATER WELLS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS.



Each year, thousands upon thousands of Americans install water wells and septic systems on their properties. But with a maze of codes governing their use—along with a host of design requirements that ensure their functionality—where can someone turn for comprehensive, one-stop guidance? Enter the Water Wells and Septic Systems Handbook from McGraw-Hill.


Written in language any property owner can understand—yet detailed enough for professionals and technical students—this easy-to-use volume delivers the latest techniques and code requirements for designing, building, rehabilitating, and maintaining private water wells and septic systems. Bolstered by a wealth of informative charts, tables, and illustrations, this book delivers:

* Current construction, maintenance, and repair methods

* New International Private Sewage Disposal Code

* Up-to-date standards from the American Water Works Association

* And much, much more!


So, no matter if you’re a plumber, a driller, or a utility company professional, Water Wells and Septic Systems Handbook is the one resource you need to ensure your next job’s success!

Handy Formulas for Stick Framing Roofs (Paperback): Will Holladay Handy Formulas for Stick Framing Roofs (Paperback)
Will Holladay
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Practical Carpentry - A Complete Up-To-Date Explanation of Modern Carpentry (Paperback): William A. Radford Practical Carpentry - A Complete Up-To-Date Explanation of Modern Carpentry (Paperback)
William A. Radford
R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Light Frame House Construction - Technical Information for the Use of Apprentice and Journeyman Carpenters (Paperback):... Light Frame House Construction - Technical Information for the Use of Apprentice and Journeyman Carpenters (Paperback)
National Committee on Wood Utilization U
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
UEbungsaufgaben Und Berechnungen Fur Den Baubetrieb - Klausurvorbereitung Mit Ausfuhrlichen Loesungen (German, Paperback, 3rd... UEbungsaufgaben Und Berechnungen Fur Den Baubetrieb - Klausurvorbereitung Mit Ausfuhrlichen Loesungen (German, Paperback, 3rd 3., Uberarb. Aufl. 2019 ed.)
Thomas Krause, Bernd Ulke; Contributions by Thomas Krause, Joerg Lemke, Joachim Martin, …
R799 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R66 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dream Cottages - 25 Plans for Retreats, Cabins and Beach Houses (Paperback): Catherine Tredway Dream Cottages - 25 Plans for Retreats, Cabins and Beach Houses (Paperback)
Catherine Tredway
R560 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R61 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The cottage holds a special place in our minds and hearts as a place of retreat, peace, and relaxation as well as an expression of a family's own personality. In this elegantly illustrated book, architect and teacher Catherine Tredway presents 25 unique plans for a variety of cottages designed to meet a wide range of needs and lifestyles.

Inspired by the many regions of North America, Tredway's designs feature the distinctive architectural elements of an Adirondack cottage in the woods, a Minnesota lakeside cottage, a California cottage by the sea, and more. In addition, each design incorporates architectural details unique to a particular region and is shown in the author's full-color rendering accompanied by elevation views, floor plans, and close-up drawings and photographs of architectural details. The text highlights the historical background of the architectural style on which the design draws.

Part practical plans book and part inspirational idea book, this exploration of the beauty, function, and style of the cottage is a must for cottage owners, would-be cottage owners, and those who just like to dream.

Masonry and Concrete (Paperback, Ed): Beall Masonry and Concrete (Paperback, Ed)
Beall
R1,046 R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Save R175 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals

Part of the Complete Construction Series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behavior of each material

Provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations

Building Cabinet Doors and Drawers (Paperback): Danny Proulx Building Cabinet Doors and Drawers (Paperback)
Danny Proulx
R463 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R69 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here is a virtual encyclopedia of cabinet door and drawer styles and instruction for designing, constructing, and installing them. Slab, MDF, simulated and true raised panel, frame and panel, arched frame and panel, mitered panel, cope and stick, glass, and tambour: all of these types of cabinet doors--and the drawers to match--are illustrated and explained with step-by-step construction notes and measurements. In addition, all of the common methods of joinery, such as dowels, biscuits, splines, miters, dadoes, tongue and groove, and mortise and tenons are explained and illustrated.

Shipping Container Homes - The best guide to building a shipping container home and tiny house living, including plans, tips,... Shipping Container Homes - The best guide to building a shipping container home and tiny house living, including plans, tips, FAQs, and more! (Hardcover)
Damon Jones
R509 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tiny Houses - The ultimate guide to tiny houses, shipping container homes, and building your own tiny house! (Hardcover): Damon... Tiny Houses - The ultimate guide to tiny houses, shipping container homes, and building your own tiny house! (Hardcover)
Damon Jones
R509 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shipping Container Homes - Learn How To Build Your Own Shipping Container House and Live Your Dream! (Paperback): Bill Oatfield Shipping Container Homes - Learn How To Build Your Own Shipping Container House and Live Your Dream! (Paperback)
Bill Oatfield
R308 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Timber Construction Manual (Hardcover, 6th Edition): American Institute of Timber Construction (Aitc) Timber Construction Manual (Hardcover, 6th Edition)
American Institute of Timber Construction (Aitc); Edited by Jeff D. Linville
R2,674 Discovery Miles 26 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The definitive design and construction industry source for building with wood--now in a thoroughly updated Sixth Edition

Since its first publication in 1966, "Timber Construction Manual "has become the essential design and construction industry resource for building with structural glued laminated timber. "Timber Construction Manual, Sixth Edition "provides architects, engineers, contractors, educators, and related professionals with up-to-date information on engineered timber construction, including the latest codes, construction methods, and authoritative design recommendations. Content has been reorganized to flow easily from information on wood properties and applications to specific design considerations.

Based on the most reliable technical data available, this edition has been thoroughly revised to encompass: A thorough update of all recommended design criteria for timber structural members, systems, and connectionsAn expanded collection of real-world design examples supported with detailed schematic drawingsNew material on the role of glulam in sustainable building practicesThe latest design and construction codes, including the 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction, AITC 117-2010, and examples featuring ASCE 7-10 and IBC 2009More cross-referencing to other available AITC standards on the AITC website

Shipping Container Homes - The complete guide to shipping container homes, tiny houses, and container home plans! (Hardcover):... Shipping Container Homes - The complete guide to shipping container homes, tiny houses, and container home plans! (Hardcover)
Andrew Marshall
R508 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shipping Container Homes - The complete guide to building shipping container homes, including plans, FAQS, cool ideas, and... Shipping Container Homes - The complete guide to building shipping container homes, including plans, FAQS, cool ideas, and more! (Hardcover)
Andrew Birch
R509 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shipping Container Homes - The best guide to building a shipping container home, including plans, FAQs, and much more!... Shipping Container Homes - The best guide to building a shipping container home, including plans, FAQs, and much more! (Hardcover)
David Winters
R505 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rational Transmitting Boundaries for Time-Domain Analysis of Dam-Reservoir Interaction (Paperback, illustrated edition):... Rational Transmitting Boundaries for Time-Domain Analysis of Dam-Reservoir Interaction (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Benedikt Weber
R2,228 Discovery Miles 22 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Most existing arch dams have been designed for seismic loading by static methods involving the use of seismic coefficients. Although there are no known examples of arch dams which have been seriously damaged by earthquakes, the need for more realistic seismic analyses is now well recognized, not only for new dams but especially in the context of the safety evaluation of existing dams. Fortunately, with the finite element method, engineers have a powerful tool for modeling the complex geometry and the nonlinear material behavior of a dam. However, there is still a major complication in the analysis procedure, namely the interaction of the dam with the reservoir and with the foundation during an earthquake. Interaction is a wave propagation problem involving transmitting boundaries. The State of the Art in engineering practice is to neglect wave propagation by modeling the water as incompressible and the foundation as massless. More advanced analysis methods using compressible water and foundation with mass have been available for some time. However, these methods are restricted to linear models, because they work in the frequency domain. On the other hand, there are also advanced nonlinear models for dams, but they can only be used in the time domain, usually with simple transmitting boundaries. In this report, which is based on an a doctoral thesis, rigorous transmitting boundaries in the time domain are developed which permit combining compressible water with n- linear dam behavior. The new numerical model is based on a systems-theory approach.

Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures (Hardcover, 1992 ed.): J. Bodig Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures (Hardcover, 1992 ed.)
J. Bodig
R3,933 Discovery Miles 39 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Reliability-based design (RBD) procedures for engineered structures are being developed and quickly gaining acceptance by cade agencies throughout the world. Numerous organizations are involved in the development of national or regional cades without the benefit of interchange of ideas and methodologies. Harmonization and coordination of these activities is absolutely essential if the ever-increasing international commerce is to flourish. This NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was organized to bring together, for the first time, experts on RBD and related subjects from various countries to assess the current knowledge and recommend new developments. Further, due to their unique nature and great economic significance in most parts of the world, special emphasis was placed on engineered wood structures. For example, in North America more wood products are used in construction than ali other materials (steel, concrete, brick, etc.) combined. However, the wood industry segment, historically, receives less attention and smaller financial support for new developments than other construction materials. RBD developments are being conducted in Similar, but largely independent, Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Experts from these regions were brought together to exchange information on current work, propose new developments and to provide means of international coordination. Thus, this ARW provided an opportunity to advance the cause of RBD of engineered wood structures.

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