Building For Boomers Mcgraw Hill Construction Series

Author: Judy Schriener
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071599827
Size: 19.63 MB
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Design and Build Housing for the Boomer Generation This unique resource provides the latest housing data, options, and trends to help you plan, design, and construct homes and communities to meet the requirements and expectations of aging baby boomers. There are 77 million boomers in the United States alone who continue to set the new, higher standard for product change and innovation as they have been doing for decades. Building for Boomers offers targeted information for architects, builders, engineers, developers, remodelers, and suppliers interested in capitalizing on this exploding market. LEARN HOW TO: Plan neighborhoods based on local and regional factors, including zoning and other regulations Understand different types of neighborhoods, such as age-targeted, mixed generations, transit-oriented design (TOD), traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs), cohousing, and others Integrate aging in place, universal, and green building design concepts Incorporate technology infrastructure into your designs, including communication, entertainment, lighting, environment, protection, and healthcare Design single family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments Explore various design options for living spaces, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and storage Stay informed of growing trends such as green construction and smart homes Determine and develop your niche

Rock Your Life

Author: Craig Duswalt
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
ISBN: 1938015819
Size: 45.78 MB
Format: PDF
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Rock Your Life is filled with amazing stories by incredible people. Craig Duswalt asked some of his high-profile friends if they would share a success they had in their lives so that they might inspire future business leaders and world changers. They all said yes! This book features an impressive lineup of “RockStars” including Russell Hitchcock, lead singer of the amazing and successful pop duo, Air Supply; Dean Cain, played Superman on the hit television show, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; Ray Parker Jr., writer and performer of the mega-hit song, Ghostbusters; Don Cromwell, former bass player for Air Supply and Eddie Money; Natasha Duswalt, author of three books, one #1 Amazon best-selling book, and owner of a top modeling agency in Los Angeles; Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO of the #1 Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, eWomenNetwork; Captain Charlie Plumb, retired Navy Captain, former POW and International Speaker; Bill Walsh, America’s Business Expert; Joel Weldon, Golden Gavel winner and Hall of Fame Speaker; “Famous Dave” Anderson, America’s Rib King and founder of Famous Dave’s restaurants; and RADM Paul Becker, a retired, highly decorated U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer.

Building Design And Construction Handbook 6th Edition

Author: Frederick S. Merritt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070419995
Size: 33.17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more--all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.

Dictionary Of Architecture And Construction

Author: Cyril Harris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071589017
Size: 36.28 MB
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Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design. Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to include more historic architectural styles. New terms include: Legal Architectural Barriers Act Wheelchair Accessible Materials Fibrous Concrete Latex Mortar Polymer-Based Stucco Concrete Compliance Conformity Refractory Mortar Organizations Building Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great Britain ASTM Historic Architectural Styles Anglo-Palladianism French Victorian Isabellino Mudajar Mozarabic Neo-Rococo

The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design And Construction Guide

Author: Mitch Tilbury
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071595896
Size: 63.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Market: electronics hobbyists and Tesla societies and websites Features 76 worksheets to simplify design The only book available to cover the Tesla coil in so much detail

Sustainable Landscape Construction Third Edition

Author: Kim Sorvig
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610918118
Size: 42.46 MB
Format: PDF
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Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to include important recent developments in this landscape revolution. It remains essential reading for everyone with an interest in "green" design of outdoor spaces and infrastructures. Like its predecessors, the new edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction is organized around principles, recognizing that built environments, and our work in them, pose both pragmatic and ethical challenges. Each chapter focuses on one overarching site goal, such as "Pave Less,” "Heal Injured Sites,” and "Consider Origin and Fate of Materials.” These principles of land sustainability are clearly articulated and developed through specific examples of more than 100 projects from around the world, reflecting both traditions and recent innovations. Expanded coverage of industry trends toward performance monitoring, and of lessons from project failures, form an important enhancement in this edition. New content also details the necessity to plan adaptively, not just preventively, for the realities of changing climate and intensifying weather. Some of the trends covered will shift how landscape architects and contractors will do business in challenging years ahead: to survive, many professionals and clients will focus on restoration projects, motivated by ecosystem services and social justice, and funded by innovative methods. Sustainable Landscape Construction is part of the canon of landscape construction texts, and with this update, remains a visionary, one of a kind reference for professionals and students.

Site Planning And Design Handbook Second Edition

Author: Thomas Russ
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071605592
Size: 52.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity. Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success. Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to: Integrate sustainability into site design Gather site data and perform site analysis Meet community standards and expectations Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods Manage brownfield redevelopment Apply landscape ecology principles to site design Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation

The Commercial Real Estate Revolution

Author: Rex Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470523704
Size: 72.50 MB
Format: PDF
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As it currently operates, the commercial real estate construction industry is a disaster full of built-in waste. Seventy-percent of all projects end over budget and late. The buildingSMART Alliance estimates that up to fifty-percent of the process is consumed in waste. Almost every project includes massive hidden taxes in the form of delays, cost overruns, poor quality, and work that has to be redone. Building new structures is a fragmented, adversarial process that commonly results in dissatisfied customers and frequently ends in disappointment, bitterness, and even litigation. The industry must change—for its own good and that of its customers. But while the industry has tried to reform itself, it can’t do it alone. Real change can only come from business owners and executives who refuse to continue paying for a dysfunctional system and demand a new way of doing business. The Commercial Real Estate Revolution is a bold manifesto for change from the Mindshift consortium—a group of top commercial real estate industry leaders who are fed up with a system that simply doesn’t work. The book explains how business leaders can implement nine principles for any project that will dramatically cut costs, end delays, create better buildings, and force the industry into real reform. The Commercial Real Estate Revolution offers a radically new way of doing business—a beginning-to-end, trust-based methodology that transforms the building process from top to bottom. Based on unifying principles and a common framework that meets the needs of all stakeholders, this new system can reform and remake commercial construction into an industry we’re proud to be a part of. If you’re one of the millions of hardcore cynics who work in commercial construction, you probably think this sounds like pie in the sky. But this is no magic bullet; it’s a call for real reform. If you’re an industry professional who’s sick of letting down clients or an owner who’s sick of cost overruns and endless delays, The Commercial Real Estate Revolution offers a blueprint for fixing a broken industry.