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101 Guides to Get Started with Roofing - A step by step guide to begin your roofing project (Paperback): Dariel Gustavo 101 Guides to Get Started with Roofing - A step by step guide to begin your roofing project (Paperback)
Dariel Gustavo
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
101 Beginners Guide on Plumbing - Tip and guide you need to get started on plumbing work (Paperback): Sutton Taylor 101 Beginners Guide on Plumbing - Tip and guide you need to get started on plumbing work (Paperback)
Sutton Taylor
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Walls and Molding - How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster (Paperback): Natalie Shivers Walls and Molding - How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster (Paperback)
Natalie Shivers
R795 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R199 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You’ve been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? … Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls — all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create. The book includes extensive charts on finishes, wood and plaster problems, and safety precautions. Combining a look at past building techniques and modern rehabilitation procedures, Walls and Molding focuses on what can be done to preserve and enjoy the special interiors in old and historic buildings. Some 300 photographs and drawings, helpful checklists, a glossary of wall treatment terms, a suggested reading list and official preservation guidelines followed nationwide provide further ideas and guidance for planning an appropriate rehabilitation in your old or historic building.

Proceedings of FORM 2021 - Construction The Formation of Living Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Pavel Akimov, Nikolai... Proceedings of FORM 2021 - Construction The Formation of Living Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Pavel Akimov, Nikolai Vatin
R5,322 Discovery Miles 53 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of environmental and construction engineering, as presented by international researchers at the XXIV International Scientific Conference "Construction: The Formation of Living Environment", held in Moscow, Russia on April 22-24, 2021. It covers highly diverse topics, including sustainable innovative development of the construction industry, building materials, reliability of buildings and constructions and safety in construction, modelling and mechanics of building structures, engineering and smart systems in construction, climate change and urban environment. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Gebaudeautomation in Wohngebauden (Smart Home) - Eine Analyse Der Akzeptanz (German, Hardcover, 1. Aufl. 2018 ed.): Karolin... Gebaudeautomation in Wohngebauden (Smart Home) - Eine Analyse Der Akzeptanz (German, Hardcover, 1. Aufl. 2018 ed.)
Karolin Wisser
R1,471 Discovery Miles 14 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Plumbing Technology - Design and Installation (Hardcover, Introductory International Edition): Lee Smith, Michael Joyce Plumbing Technology - Design and Installation (Hardcover, Introductory International Edition)
Lee Smith, Michael Joyce
R2,111 R1,818 Discovery Miles 18 180 Save R293 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for a career in the commercial or residential plumbing fields with this popular book, which has been updated to reflect the very latest advancements in the plumbing industry. Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation, 4E has also been restructured to begin with instruction on the major, introductory concepts, and then progressing to more specific, advanced lessons, allowing readers a complete and thorough understanding of the material. This edition includes coverage of the very latest products, tools, codes, and drain cleaning equipment that have had a remarkable impact on the plumbing industry and how plumbers work successfully. The latest water heater technology, such as Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant heaters, DWV system segments and sizing, new safety regulations, and all relevant code changes are also addressed.

Audel Questions and Answers for Plumbers' Examinations (Paperback, All New 4th Edition): Rex. Miller, Mark Richard Miller,... Audel Questions and Answers for Plumbers' Examinations (Paperback, All New 4th Edition)
Rex. Miller, Mark Richard Miller, Jules Oravetz
R626 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R161 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What's the best way to study?
The best guarantee of exam success is to know the material and be prepared for the questions you're likely to encounter. This book provides hundreds of questions and answers to help you review, tips for more productive studying, advice on how to approach the exam, a valuable chapter that outlines state licensing requirements for apprentice, journeyman, master, and inspector, and more-all designed to help you face the license exam with confidence.
* Study plumbing drawings, material takeoff pro-cedures, and typical system layouts
* Check your knowledge of plumbing mathematics
* Understand what plumbing installation inspections involve
* Become familiar with regulations for both the uniform and international codes
* Review residential trailer plumbing standards and private sewage treatment facilities
* Refresh your understanding of steam and hot water heating procedures
* Study the specific licensing requirements for your state and your experience level

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us - A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction (Paperback): Rob Roy Timber Framing for the Rest of Us - A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction (Paperback)
Rob Roy
R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way . . .

"Timber Framing for the Rest of Us" describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers and owner-builders--methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws and common sense building principles to accomplish the same goal in much less time. And while there are many good books on traditional timber framing, this is the first to describe in depth these more common fastening methods. The book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers, including:
the historical background of timber framing
crucial design and structural considerations
procuring timbers--including different woods and recycled materials
foundations, roofs and in-filling considerations
the common fasteners

A detailed case study of a timber frame project from start to finish completes this practical and comprehensive guide, along with a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography.

Highly illustrated, this book enables "the rest of us" to build like the professionals and will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike.

Rob Roy is a former contractor with 11 previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of homes, as well as in the numerous outbuildings at Earthwood Building School which he founded in 1981 with his wife, Jaki. He is most recently the author of "Cordwood Building: The State of the Art" (New Society, 2003).

Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair (Paperback): Katie Hamilton, Gene Hamilton Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair (Paperback)
Katie Hamilton, Gene Hamilton
R424 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Before you drive that first nail, this is the guide you need--thousands of hints, tips, and professional tricks of the trade

Authoritative, detailed, and fully illustrated, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair gives you all the inside information you need to make your home improvement project go faster and easier. For this all-in-one volume, do-it-yourself experts Gene and Katie Hamilton, founders of the online service HouseNet, have distilled the best professional home repair and remodeling information.

Rules of Thumb will help you avoid the costly headaches that can result from using the wrong materials, amounts, or measurements. Here in plain English are all the technical standards and specifications for lumber, fasteners and adhesives, carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, painting, walls, ceilings and floors, doors and windows, weatherizing and climate control, exteriors, asphalt, concrete, masonry, and more. Plus, you'll discover time-tested procedures that get you the results you want every time.

Whatever project you're about to begin, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair is the first place to look for professional advice.

Acclaimed do-it-yourself experts Gene and Katie Hamilton are the authors of many successful books and magazine articles on remodeling and repair. In addition to their nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Do It Yourself--Or Not?" they are the creators of HouseNet, an online home improvement service on America Online (keyword: housenet) and on the Internet (www.housenet.com). They have been on the Today show, Dateline, and CNN and have been written about in Newsweek and other national publications. TheHamiltons live in Maryland.

Zahlentafeln Fur Den Baubetrieb (German, Hardcover, 9th 9., Uberarb. Und Aktual. Aufl. 2016 ed.): Thomas Krause, Bernd Ulke Zahlentafeln Fur Den Baubetrieb (German, Hardcover, 9th 9., Uberarb. Und Aktual. Aufl. 2016 ed.)
Thomas Krause, Bernd Ulke; Contributions by Wilhelm Fix, Thomas Krause, Joerg Lemke, …
R1,909 R1,736 Discovery Miles 17 360 Save R173 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Complete Siding Handbook - Installation, Maintenance, Repair (Paperback, 2nd Edition): James E Brumbaugh, John Leeke Complete Siding Handbook - Installation, Maintenance, Repair (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
James E Brumbaugh, John Leeke
R980 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R281 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ultimate guide to siding for homeowners and professional builders The Complete Siding Handbook: Installation, Maintenance, Repair offers comprehensive guidance for all major types of siding including wood board, aluminum, shingle, plywood, vinyl, and more. Aimed at professional builders but accessible to homeowners, this informative guide includes practical information on sheathing, flashing, vapor and air retarders, insulation, and other preparatory materials, as well as expert advice on painting, staining and finishing. Detailed diagrams clarify installation and construction, while photographs show real-world applications of various materials and methods to provide builders and DIY-ers with an invaluable resource.

Immobilienbewertung - Grundlagen Und Anwendung Mit Lernvideos (German, Paperback, 1. Aufl. 2021 ed.): Stefanie Friedrichsen Immobilienbewertung - Grundlagen Und Anwendung Mit Lernvideos (German, Paperback, 1. Aufl. 2021 ed.)
Stefanie Friedrichsen
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Library, Volume 3 - Water Supply, Drainage, Calculations (Paperback, 4th Edition): Charles N McConnell Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Library, Volume 3 - Water Supply, Drainage, Calculations (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Charles N McConnell
R714 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R195 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Guides the plumber in the rules and regulations governing the installation of water supply and sewage disposal systems.

Effective Construction Project Delivery - Improving Communication Performance in Non-Traditional Procurement Systems... Effective Construction Project Delivery - Improving Communication Performance in Non-Traditional Procurement Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
R2,982 Discovery Miles 29 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects. It helps readers to understand the fundamentals of non-traditional procurement, and highlights the inherent communication challenges that arise, as well as how to solve them. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which provides an introduction to communication, discussing the theoretical concepts and contextual nature of communication as well as its benefits. The second part goes into more depth, discussing communication in the context of construction project delivery and non-traditional procurement systems, what these two terms actually mean, and what effective communication looks like in these contexts. Part III offers solutions to the inherent challenges of communication, including the use of information and communications technology, while the book's fourth and final part explores the future of construction communication. Given the scope of its content, the book represents a valuable asset for researchers, professionals and students in the areas of procurement management and construction management.

Essential Guide to the Steel Square - How to Figure Everything Out with One Simple Tool, No Batteries Required (Paperback): Ken... Essential Guide to the Steel Square - How to Figure Everything Out with One Simple Tool, No Batteries Required (Paperback)
Ken Horner
R353 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R90 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For centuries, the steel square has been a mainstay in the toolbox of skilled craftsmen. In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, this simple tool can quickly solve many common construction problems involving angles, arcs, circles, and squares. With the help of the "Essential Guide to the Steel Square, anyone can unlock the helpful secrets of this valuable, time-honored tool. Packed with hundreds of clear illustrations and diagrams, skill-building exercises, and simple rules of thumb, this handy reference will show any curious carpenter, woodworker, or serious do-it-yourselfer how indispensable the steel square can be in building stairs, roofs, rafters, and practically anything else. No batteries are required your steel square can solve many problems that your smart phone can't!

Mit Sicherheit Gesund Bauen - Fakten, Argumente Und Strategien Fur Das Gesunde Bauen, Modernisieren Und Wohnen (German,... Mit Sicherheit Gesund Bauen - Fakten, Argumente Und Strategien Fur Das Gesunde Bauen, Modernisieren Und Wohnen (German, Hardcover, 2nd 2. Aufl. 2013 ed.)
Ruth Abel; Edited by Peter Bachmann; As told to Matthias Augustin; Edited by Matthias Lange; As told to Christoph Boehringer, …
R2,156 R1,986 Discovery Miles 19 860 Save R170 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Losemittel, Geruch, Schimmel, Formaldehyd und Elektrosmog das Leben in geschlossenen Raumen wird gesundheitlich immer bedenklicher. Durch steigende Dammstandards werden Gebaude dichter ausgefuhrt und es kommt haufig zu problematischen Schadstoffkonzentrationen. Aufgrund steigender Bewusstseinsbildung durch die Medien fordern Verbraucher und Investoren garantierte Eigenschaften. Mit Sicherheit gesund bauen beschreibt die aktuelle bauliche Situation und die daraus resultierenden Anforderungen fur die Zukunft der Bauwirtschaft. Die Autoren lassen dabei die rechtlichen Aspekte nicht ausser Acht. Bauliche Hinweise fur eine Planung und Umsetzung gesunder Gebaude werden anhand von Tools und Best Practice- und Worst Case-Projekten anschaulich dargestellt. Analog zum Bauprozess werden von der Planung bis zur Nutzung praktikable Losungen prasentiert."

Elementary Principles Of Carpentry (Paperback): Thomas Tredgold Elementary Principles Of Carpentry (Paperback)
Thomas Tredgold
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Advances in Structural Engineering - Select Proceedings of FACE 2019 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): K. V. L. Subramaniam, Mohd... Advances in Structural Engineering - Select Proceedings of FACE 2019 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
K. V. L. Subramaniam, Mohd Ataullah Khan
R3,200 Discovery Miles 32 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book contains selected papers in the area of structural engineering from the proceedings of the conference, Futuristic Approaches in Civil Engineering (FACE) 2019. In the area of construction materials, the book covers high quality research papers on raw materials and manufacture of cement, mixing, rheology and hydration, admixtures, characterization techniques and modeling, fiber-reinforced concrete, repair and retrofitting of concrete structures, novel testing techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC). Research on sustainable building materials like Geopolymer concrete and recycled aggregates are covered. In the area of earthquake engineering, papers related to the seismic response of load-bearing unreinforced masonry walls, reinforced concrete frame and buildings with dampers are covered. Additionally, there are chapters on structures subjected to vehicular impact and fire. The contents of this book will be useful for graduate students, researchers and practitioners working in the areas of concrete, earthquake and structural engineering.

Angebots- Und Ausfuhrungsmanagement-Prozessorientiert - Erfolgsorientierte Unternehmensfuhrung (German, Hardcover, 3rd 3. Aufl.... Angebots- Und Ausfuhrungsmanagement-Prozessorientiert - Erfolgsorientierte Unternehmensfuhrung (German, Hardcover, 3rd 3. Aufl. 2015 ed.)
Gerhard Girmscheid
R2,377 R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Save R387 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Die zwischen Angebot und Auftragsabwicklung im Bauunternehmen entstehenden Probleme lassen sich vermeiden. In diesem Buch findet der Leser das Angebots- und Ausfuhrungsmanagement systematisch strukturiert. Die Projektphasen des Angebotsmanagements( Akquisition, Angebotsbearbeitung und Vertragsverhandlungen) sowie des Ausfuhrungsmanagements (Arbeitsvorbereitung, Beschaffung und Bauausfuhrung) werden in den einzelnen Schritten dargelegt. Im Vordergrund stehen die Prozessverantwortung sowie eine zielorientierte Arbeitsplanung und Arbeitsorganisation fur eine ergebnisorientierte Takt- und Fliessplanung mit Bauprogramm, Arbeitskalkulation, Wochen- und Tagesplanung, Logistik, Qualitats- und Nachtragsmanagement. Alle wichtigen Aufgaben der Beteiligten werden beschrieben. Das Buch dient als Leitfaden fur eine erfolgreiche, prozess- und ergebnisorientierte Projektabwicklung in Bauunternehmen zur Erzielung des kalkulierten Gewinns und einer hohen Kundenzufriedenheit. Die UEberarbeitungen und Erganzungen machen diese Neuauflage zu einem umfassenden Planungs- und Steuerungshandbuch fur die Angebots- und Ausfuhrungsbearbeitung von projektspezifischen unikaten Auftragen.

Hot and Cold Water Supply (Paperback, 3rd Edition): BSI (The British Standards Institution), Robert H. Garrett Hot and Cold Water Supply (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
BSI (The British Standards Institution), Robert H. Garrett
R1,477 Discovery Miles 14 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Provides a highly illustrated guide for designers, installers and contractors working on hot and cold water supplies. The book takes account of the 1999 Water Regulations and British Standard BS 6700. The new edition takes account of the latest requirements of the Building Regulations and features a new section on sprinkler systems.

Earthbag Building - The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Paperback, New): Kaki Hunter, Donald Kiffmeyer Earthbag Building - The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Paperback, New)
Kaki Hunter, Donald Kiffmeyer
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations Foundations, walls and floors Electrical, plumbing and shelving Lintels, windows and door installations Roofs, arches and domes Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer have been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specializing in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. They developed the "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" of building affordably with earthbags and have taught the subject and contributed their expertise to several books and journals on natural building.

Recent Trends in Civil Engineering - Select Proceedings of ICRTICE 2019 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): K.K. Pathak, J.M.S. J... Recent Trends in Civil Engineering - Select Proceedings of ICRTICE 2019 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
K.K. Pathak, J.M.S. J Bandara, Ramakant Agrawal
R6,126 Discovery Miles 61 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the selected peer-reviewed proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trends and Innovations in Civil Engineering (ICRTICE 2019). The volume focuses on latest research and advances in the field of civil engineering and materials science such as design and development of new environmental materials, performance testing and verification of smart materials, performance analysis and simulation of steel structures, design and performance optimization of concrete structures, and building materials analysis. The book also covers studies in geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, road and bridge engineering, building services design, engineering management, water resource engineering and renewable energy. The contents of this book will be useful for students, researchers and professionals working in civil engineering.

Water Storage  - Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers And Ponds (Paperback): Art Ludwig Water Storage - Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers And Ponds (Paperback)
Art Ludwig
R424 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R62 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining your water tank, cistern or pond, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes building instructions for several styles of ferrocement water tanks.

Elementary woodwork (Hardcover): George B Kilbon Elementary woodwork (Hardcover)
George B Kilbon
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
24105 Gaskets & TG (Paperback): Nccer 24105 Gaskets & TG (Paperback)
Nccer
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
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