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Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls
CR-188989267X
$59.95
Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls -

Here you’ll find the data you need on average rainfall and runoff requirements so you can figure gutters, downspouts and roof drainage, and install appropriate waterproofing and dampproofing in basements and crawlspaces.

The book gives details for determining slope drainage, doing the grading, complying with street drainage requirements, and dealing with lots with septic systems. Many types of retaining wall are covered, including modular unit walls, bin and crib walls, and more.

Also provides tables for estimating concrete quantities for both poured-in-place and masonry and concrete walls. Includes detailed recommendations for retaining walls in most of the situations you’re likely to encounter. Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster
CR-1889892726
$49.95
Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster -

This practical manual covers every aspect of stucco design, construction and repair.

You’ll find techniques for attaching stucco to wood frames, steel frames, sheathed material, or masonry. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to install flashing, corner beads, casing beads, control joints, weather-resistant barriers, exterior insulation systems, and one-coat stucco systems.

Shows the recommended method for mixing and applying stucco, both manually and by machine, and illustrates techniques for producing different textures and for creating decorative plaster work such as implants and molds. Explains how to estimate labor and material costs for stucco, as well as equipment rental fees. Also includes practical instructions for stucco maintenance and repair. - Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Concrete at Home
CR-156158682X
$32.00
Concrete at Home -

Build artistic custom concrete floors, cabinets, countertops, sinks, dividers, fireplaces, mantlepieces and more.

You'll learn how to custom design, pour, finish, and seal one-of-a-kind custom interior and exterior floors. Includes information on admixtures, crack control, custom finishes, self-leveling compounds, and reinforcement techniques.

Shows how to apply inlays, linework, and stamps and finishes to concrete floors. Explains how to create custom concrete countertops and sinks.

Illustrates the fundamentals of concrete wall design, including innovative uses for concrete block, applying color and texture on walls, using ties, rebar, and forms for walls. - more

ConcreteCalc Pro
LE
-CI4225

$69.95 $59.95

ConcreteCalc Pro -

For Concrete, Masonry and Paving Professionals

Increase efficiency in the field or in the office with fast, accurate solutions for Square-ups, Loads, Area, Volume, Rebar, Drop, Stairs and much more.

  • Work in Yards, Feet-Inch-Fractions
  • Calculate Area, Volume and Weight per Volume
  • Automatic Square-ups and Drops
  • Rebar solutions for total Linear Feet and Weight per size
  • Complete Stair Layouts; set Riser Height and Tread Width
  • Equal Sided Polygons
  • Circular Solutions: Circumference, Arc, Cone, Column and More!
Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947
Concrete Formwork New!Concrete Formwork, 5E -

Concrete Formwork provides valuable information on the construction and safe assembly and disassembly of formwork for residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial structures.

Various aspects of concrete construction methods are presented in sequence, from site preparation through concrete placement and stripping forms.

This edition has been updated with expanded information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and safety data sheets (SDSs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and total stations.

New topics in this edition include wind turbine foundations, micropiles, bridge deck overhangs, building information modeling (BIM), form vibrators, and concrete structures such as bridges, dams, and grain elevators. - more

Concrete Principles Concrete Principles -

Concrete Principles Workbook w/ Answer KeyConcrete Principles provides comprehensive coverage of current practices used in the concrete industry.

Step-by-step placement, consolidation, and finishing procedures for flatwork and structures are featured, as well as formwork and reinforcement requirements.

Applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI and ASTM standards are cited throughout. An overview of concrete composition, analysis and testing, factors affecting concrete quality, basic math fundamentals, and concrete cost estimating are also included.
>> Instructor's Resource Guide also Available - more...

Foundations and Concrete Work
CR-156158990X
$24.95
Foundations and Concrete Work -

FOR PROS BY PROS

  • Form and pour a solid foundation.
  • Install concrete piers and footings.
  • Lay groundwork for patios and decks.
  • Waterproof a basement and keep it dry.
  • Retrofit and repair foundations.

You'll find how to troubleshoot and correct common masonry mistakes, how to use concrete in the home landscape, and how to build a foundation that will last and resists the forces of nature and time to provide a sturdy base to build on. - more

Green from the Ground Up
CR-9781561589739
$24.95

Green from the Ground Up -

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, , Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.

Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you’ll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy

Laser Dimension Master 130
LE-CI3356
$69.95

New!Laser Dimension Master 130 -


True Laser Measuring, Easy to Use, Fast, Affordable and Precise!

Laser Dimension Master 130 is a one-person laser measuring tool for distances, areas and volumes. It is easier and faster to use than a tape measure and fits easily in your hand, pocket or tool belt.

  • Measure up to 130 Feet with accuracy of 1/8 Inch or better over entire range

  • Its small size makes it easy to use in hard-to-access areas

  • Measure distances in Feet-Inches, Decimal Feet, Inches or Meters

  • Large, bright, color easy-to-read display. - more

Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised
CR-1572180447
$37.75
Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised -

This is the revised edition of the popular manual, with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces and chimneys.

There’s an added appendix on safety regulations, with all the applicable OSHA sections pulled together into one handy condensed reference. There’s new information on concrete, masonry and seismic reinforcement. Plus improved estimating techniques to help you win more construction bids.

This book is the ideal reference for the busy masonry contractor, with just about everything you need to know about masonry and concrete construction. - more

Masonry Skills
DE-1418037532
$207.95 $164.95

Masonry Skills -

Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry.

This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today's masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete.

Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today's masonry professionals. - more

 MT6 Electronic Metal Detector & Locator
LE-ZR-58594
$134.95

MT6 Electronic Metal Detector & Locator -

MT6 finds Metal through solid ConcreteRecommended Tool for Hurricane Loss Mitigation

An advanced user interface makes the MT6 the easiest metal finder ever.

Find metal up to 6 inches (154 mm) deep through solid concrete or find pipes and junction boxes behind tile—before you ruin expensive drill bits or saw blades.

It automatically differentiates between magnetic metal (such as rebar) and nonmagnetic metal (such as copper pipe).

The LCD graphics are easy to read and easy to interpret. The screen pinpoints the location of metal objects to the nearest inch, and depth to the nearest 1/2 inch. - more

Moisture Meters/Detectors

Measure moisture content of wall board, wood, concrete and other building materials to determine places of harmful mold growth or unseen water damage.

Typical applications also include checking moisture of concrete slab and wood before installation of floors, determining wood moisture content during drying process, and checking wood moisture before material is used for woodworking applications.

Amprobe MT-10 Moisture Meter
Amprobe MT-10
Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin
Type
Moisture Meter
REED R6010 Non-Destructive Moisture Meter
 REED R6010 Non-Destructive
Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin
Type
Moisture Meter

Residential Construction Academy, Masonry, Brick and Block Construction
DE-1418052841
$83.95 $74.95

Residential Construction Academy, Masonry, Brick and Block Construction -

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field.

Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures.

With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason. - more

Safety for Masons
DE-1418049905
$94.95 $85.45

Safety for Masons -

A safe worker is a productive and profitable one for their employer as well as their self.

With a focus on accident prevention, Safety for Masons, 2nd Edition is a valuable resource that demonstrates safety practices important for a masonry career.

This book is organized in a systematic progressive order that will walk you through job safety situations as you will most likely come in contact with them in learning the masonry trade.

OSHA Regulations are covered throughout. - more

   

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2012 International Codes Signifigant Changes to the International Codes
Atlas Construction Business Forms Book
LE-WM-290-5035-07
$39.95
Atlas Construction Business Forms Book -

122 Essential Forms at your Fingertips!

  • Accounting Forms
  • Business Forms
  • Contract Forms
  • Estimating Forms
  • Field Forms

The Atlas Construction Business Forms Book consists of 122 essential forms (2 copies each) to keep your business transactions looking professional and organized. These forms are perfect for Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Contractors, HVAC Professionals, Plumbers, Electricians, Designers, and more!

Atlas Construction Business Forms CD-ROM
LE-WM-290-5031-05
$49.95

Atlas Construction Business Forms CD-ROM -
The Atlas Construction Business Forms CD consists of 122 essential forms to keep your business transactions looking professional and organized.

Atlas Construction Business forms come in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word format. The Word forms are fully customizable so you can change and/or add information tailoring each form to meet specific job applications. Just add your company name and information for fully customized, professional looking forms. All PDF forms come in a fill-it-in-before-you-print format and you can print as many copies as you like. You can also save your completed PDF documents to your computer if you own a read/write Adobe Acrobat program.

Please note that the information in these documents is designed to provide outlines that you can follow when formulating business or personal plans or agreements and are not meant to provide legal advice. - more info

Atlas Construction Daily Project Log for Construction and Maintenance
LE
-WM-5046-06
$49.95

Atlas Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance -
Track events and projects with the Construction Daily Project Log

395 undated log pages give you the flexibility to keep track of events without preprinted dates!

Effortlessly keep track of daily events and occurrences including: weather conditions, craftspeople, contract extras, equipment usage and rental, material purchases, overall progress, safety concerns, accidents and more with the Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance.

Complete with enough log sheets to track more than 12 months of work, you can use your completed Daily Project Log to keep accurate records of jobsite activities, document events during the course of construction, compare the accuracy of initial estimates, gauge your overall productivity and better manage your resources and costs. - more info

Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching -

For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading.

The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings.

This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. It will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing.  - more

Be a Successful Green Builder
LE-MG007159261X
$34.95

New!Be a Successful Green Builder -

Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations

Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise.

  • A plain-English guide to developing a lucrative green building enterprise
  • Information on selecting the best green building products
  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business - more

Blueprint Reading
LE-MG0071549862
$49.95

NEW!Blueprint Reading -

Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings

Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings.

Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes.

You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more.

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction
CR-1889892505
$49.95

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction -

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report.

You’ll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

Covers underground piping, including drain, supply, and gas; and electrical work, including grounding and supply to breaker, pump, underwater lighting, and heater. - more

Building Trades Dictionary
AT-0406
$110.00
Building Trades Dictionary -

Building Trades Dictionary is a comprehensive reference for trades workers. Building trades, basic engineering, and architectural terms are presented in a highly illustrated, concise format.

Emphasis is placed on construction tools and equipment, materials, and processes. Similar to a standard dictionary, terms are defined, synonyms are identified, and illustrations are provided.

Over 1500 terms have been added to this edition and existing terms have been revised to reflect changes in the industry.

Includes a CD-ROM with the Building Terms in a searchable format. - more

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials
CR-1572180749
$34.75

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials -

This book is for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects – both residential and commercial. It covers the materials - including their strengths and any limitations – as well as installation tips and manhour estimates.

Here you'll find the true facts, not the hype, about a variety of alternative materials. These are quality components that can help you deliver a better overall product – something your customers will enjoy and benefit from long after you leave their projects!

All the products covered here have been used or well-researched by the author and represent a cross section of available products. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials covers materials used in each phase of a project in order – from the foundation to the ridge peak: - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy
 
Code Check Code Reference Series
Hundreds of Code Facts at your fingertips to build it right the first time -
"An indispensable guide for homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, and every building professional."

With over 200,000 copies sold, the Code Check Series is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information on the most up-to-date codes. The convenient size of these books and their durable, laminated, spiral-bound format enable them to withstand job-site use, with information clearly presented in hundreds of line drawings and tables. Compiled by three certified experts with over 55 years combined experience, the Code Check Series is endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO / ICC). >> Own the Set!

Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical - 4th Edition Code Check Complete, 2E
Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical Code Check Complete
       

Craftsman CD Estimator
CR-CD-EST-17
$133.50

New!CD Estimator 2017 -

"The Complete Construction Estimator"

If your computer has Windows™ and a CD-ROM drive, CD Estimator puts at your fingertips 85,000 construction costs for new construction, home improvement, remodeling, renovation & insurance repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and concrete & masonry.

You'll also have the National Estimator program – a stand-alone estimating program for Windows that Remodeling magazine called a "computer wiz."

To help you create professional-looking estimates, the disk includes over 40 construction estimating and bidding forms in a format that's perfect for nearly any word processing or spreadsheet program for Windows. And to top it off, a 70-minute interactive video teaches you how to use this CD-ROM to estimate construction costs. - more

Construction Master Pro Desktop Model
LE
-CI44080

$89.95 $79.95

New!Construction Master Pro Desktop Model -

Advanced Feet-Inch-Fraction Construction-Math Calculator With Full Trigonometric Function for Contractors, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators & Draftspersons

The Construction Master Pro Desktop is the most complete construction-math calculator on the market!  With many powerful new built-in solutions and expanded preference selection; it’s easy to use for fast, accurate solutions to construction problems. 

Perfect for completing layouts, bids and estimates – saves time, money, materials and frustration.  No office should be without it. - more

Construction Master Pro Calculator / Workbook Combo - Buy Both and save! New! Construction Master Pro Workbook and Study Guide

The easy-to-use course that will help you learn common construction-math principals, building techniques and acquire the skills to utilize the Construction Master Pro advanced Feet-Inch-Fraction calculator – accelerating your productivity on the job and in the classroom. You will quickly solve routine construction problems or undertake complex design and estimating challenges.

The Workbook topics are modular for on-going reference and are developed with flexibility to work in conjunction with the construction jobsite from entry level to advanced studies. - more

Laser Dimension Master 130
LE-CI3356
$69.95

New!Laser Dimension Master 130 -


True Laser Measuring, Easy to Use, Fast, Affordable and Precise!

Laser Dimension Master 130 is a one-person laser measuring tool for distances, areas and volumes. It is easier and faster to use than a tape measure and fits easily in your hand, pocket or tool belt.

  • Measure up to 130 Feet with accuracy of 1/8 Inch or better over entire range

  • Its small size makes it easy to use in hard-to-access areas

  • Measure distances in Feet-Inches, Decimal Feet, Inches or Meters

  • Large, bright, color easy-to-read display. - more

Construction Surveying & Layout
CR-1557013632
$51.95

Construction Surveying & Layout -

A practical guide to simplified construction surveying.

How to divide land, use a transit and tape to find a known point, draw an accurate survey map from your field notes, use topographic surveys, and the right way to level and set grade.

You'll learn how to make a survey for any residential or commercial lot, driveway, road, or bridge – including how to figure cuts and fills and calculate excavation quantities.

Whether you want to make your own layouts and surveys or just read, understand and verify the accuracy of surveys made by others, you should have this practical guide. - more

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977718336
$19.95

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference -

Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA.

All of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals.

More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information.

Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included, making this the number one pocket reference for safety and OSHA-related regulations. - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Elevated Work Platforms and Scaffolding - Job Site Safety Manual
LE-MG0071414932
$99.95 $89.95

Elevated Work Platforms and Scaffolding Job Site Safety Manual -

ELEVATE CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY!

Nowhere is construction site safety more at a premium than on elevated work platforms and scaffoldings. Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual, demonstrates how to keep these areas as accident-free as possible.

Written with authority by a trio of construction site safety experts, this heavily illustrated reference promotes safety through knowledge, correct equipment usage, and the careful application of construction regulations and standards. With a special emphasis on fall protection and collapse

Perfect for architects, engineers, contractors, and attorneys, Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual is the one volume you need to stay on top of this essential construction site safety issue! - more

Handbook of Rigging
LE-MG0071493018
$99.95 $89.95

Handbook of Rigging -

Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:

  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references concerning rigging - more

HeavyCalc Pro
LE
-CI4325

$69.95  $59.95

HeavyCalc Pro -

The Only Calculator Designed Specifically for Heavy Construction Pros!

Save time, eliminate costly errors, reduce material and labor expenses on all construction jobs.

Built-in functions quickly find solutions for Area, Volume, Weight, Slopes, Swell, and Shrink, Cut/Fill and More! Work in and convert between all building dimensional formats, including Metric.

The most effective equipment, manpower planning and estimating tool you can own!

For:  Engineers, Designers, Excavators, Highway and Heavy Construction Professionals - more

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines, 4th Ed.
LE-MG0071493255
$19.95

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines -

Learn the Latest Money-Saving Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Any Briggs & Stratton Engine, New or Old!

Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.

Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems…to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos…carburetors… governors…alternators…main bearings…flywheels…coils…fuel pumps …air filters…rewind and electric starters…and connecting rods. - more

 
Labor & Cost Guides:
 
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Construction
  • Earthwork
  • Electrical
  • Facilities
  • Framing & Finish Carpentry
  • Home Building
  • Home Improvement
  • Public Works
  • Repair & Remodeling
  • Mechanical
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Unit Cost

Moisture Meters/Detectors

Measure moisture content of wall board, wood, concrete and other building materials to determine places of harmful mold growth or unseen water damage.

Typical applications also include checking moisture of concrete slab and wood before installation of floors, determining wood moisture content during drying process, and checking wood moisture before material is used for woodworking applications.

Amprobe MT-10 Moisture Meter
Amprobe MT-10
Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin
Type
Moisture Meter
REED R6010 Non-Destructive Moisture Meter
 REED R6010 Non-Destructive
Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin
Type
Moisture Meter
Learning Construction Spanglish
LE-MG0071448195
$16.95
Learning Construction Spanglish -

EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job – where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved – they need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with workers. That task gets considerably more difficult when managers and workers are speaking in different languages.

More than simple dictionary terms or phrases, managers need a tool for understanding the basics of the language their workers use – a resource that lets them communicate the myriad of questions, issues, schedules, and tasks that come up on a construction job. - more

Math for the Building Trades New!Math for the Building Trades, 2E -

Math for the Building Trades, 2E is a text-workbook designed to help individuals learn and apply the basic math skills commonly required in the construction industry.

To maximize learning, all chapters are organized into sections that contain a thorough explanation of math principles and operations as well as step-by-step procedures for solving trade-specific math problems.

The checkpoints, reviews, and tests included in each chapter provide a variety of opportunities to practice and apply the concepts covered. - more

Craftsman National Construction Estimator 2017
CR-9781572183254
$87.50

New!National Construction Estimator 2017 -

65th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

Costs include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators. - more

National Green Building Standard
CR-9780867186413
$35.95

National Green Building Standard -

This is the first ANSI consensus standard on sustainable Green Building for residential construction.

This book was written as a collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, and provides "green" practices and standards that can be incorporated into new homes, including multi-family buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green buildings are located.

The Standard is the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval. It offers a complete green-building rating system. - more

Practical Math New!Practical Math, 4E -

Practical Math is a text-workbook that covers essential math concepts and how they are applied on the job in agriculture, alternative energy, culinary arts, boiler operation, construction, electrical, HVAC, manufacturing, maintenance, mechanics, pipefitting, plumbing, and welding.

The 10 chapters have been divided into 35 sections to maximize instructional flexibility.

Each chapter presents math concepts in visual steps and includes both math exercises and practical applications that reinforce learning.

Review problems and a chapter test assess learning. Online learner resources provide tools to reinforce math concepts and encourage practice in a variety of formats. - more

Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices
Textbook +
Pocket Guide

Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices -

Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling Practices is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes. Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices Quick Reference Guide

This textbook is relevant for all personnel involved in lifting operations and can be used as part of a training program for certification preparation.

Topics include industry standards and certifications, crane types and dynamics, signaling procedures, lift planning, weight and balance, sling loads, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, and lifting procedures.

Readers learn how to calculate a load’s weight and center of gravity (CG) and how these determine the sling loads on the rigging. Content also includes the effect of rigging arrangements and mechanical advantage on sling and line loads. - more

Rigging and Lifting Principles
CO-AT-3648
$21.00

Rigging and Lifting Principles -

Rigging and Lifting Principles is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes.

Topics include weight and balance, lift points, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, cranes, and lifting procedures.

Safety practices are discussed throughout this textbook.

  • Rigging
  • Rope
  • Slings
  • Rigging Component Handling
  • Lifting Devices
  • Cranes

New!
Small Gas Engine Repair
LE-MG007149667X
$24.95

Small Gas Engine Repair -

The Third Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows you how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps, and standby generators.

Completely revised and updated and offering a step-by-step approach, this bestseller covers all you need to know to repair and maintain a small gas engine and get professional results while saving money.

This in-depth guide by master mechanic Paul Dempsey includes the latest in small engine technology and gives you up-to-date information on overhead valve and overhead cam engines, carburetion advances, digital ignition systems, and more.

Dempsey explains how to troubleshoot and repair both two- and four-cycle engines. The author also reveals the shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that only working mechanics know. - more

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, 4th Ed.
LE-MG0071493719
$29.95

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines -

Harness the Latest Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Virtually Any Diesel Engine Problem

The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top condition.

Written by master mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, this hands-on resource covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls.

The book also contains cutting-edge information on diagnostics…fuel systems…mechanical and electronic governors…cylinder heads and valves…engine mechanics…turbochargers…electrical basics…starters and generators…cooling systems…exhaust aftertreatment…and more...

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