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This concise student edition of the most widely used dictionary for construction and design professionals offers clear explanations of essential construction-related terms and concepts. Illustrated throughout with explanatory drawings and photographs, it is an indispensable reference for beginning and advanced students in construction, architecture, design, facility management, real estate, and other related fields. Features include:... more...

Written for the layman, this is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own electricity using the Sun. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through site assessment and determining the type of system needed, providing a solid understanding of grid-tied and off-grid systems, along... more...

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the information needed to prepare the technician for success in today s world.... more...

Inside Tiny House Floor Plans you'll find over 200 interior designs for tiny houses - 230 to be exact. A tiny house is exactly what it sounds like, a house with many of the amenities you’d expect in a home tucked neatly into a super small space. Often these homes are built on trailers giving them the added benefit of mobility. But these designs could also be built on your choice of foundation. Each chapter focuses on one size footprint to show what... more...

As known, each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance encompasses the state of the art in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and safety assessment. Written by... more...


What if someone told you that you could make your home look gorgeous, be more energy and cost efficient and be kind to the environment at the same time? With the help of Jean Nayar and the experts at PointClickHome.com now anyone can remodel, renovate, or decorate their home, all without hurting the planet. Filled with easy, insider tips on everything from insulation, carpentry, lighting, and complete renovations to simple projects like... more...

American architect Hank Schubart was regarded as a genius for finding the perfect site for a house and for integrating its design into the natural setting, so that his houses appear to be as native to the forest around them as the trees and rocks. Salt Spring Island, one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada, offered him a place to create the kind of architecture that responded to its surroundings, and Schubart-designed homes... more...

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design is a selection of more than 40 sleekly designed and wonderfully executed bars, restaurants and clubs from across Southeast Asia. Representative of a new wave of interior design and architecture that combines Eastern aesthetics and materials with Western know-how, these designs are sure to excite insiders of the hospitality industry, foodies, interior design aficionados and people who love beautiful and well-designed spaces.

Timber Design covers timber fundamentals for students and professional architects and engineers, such as tension elements, flexural elements, shear and torsion, compression elements, connections, and lateral design. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures series, it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement. Timber Design begins with an intriguing case study and uses a range of... more...

Find all of the most up-to-date information you need to design and equip your own greenhouse, all in one place! BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses is a new edition to the popular Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color... more...