Construction Databook Construction Materials and Equipment

Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071613587
Format: PDF, ePub
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Up-to-Date Details on Construction Materials and Equipment A thoroughly revised, all-inclusive compendium, Construction Databook, Second Edition contains hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, and illustrations covering all of the materials and equipment most frequently used at a typical job site. You'll find easy-to-access, practical information on application, selection, dimensions, and installation of all construction components. New details on sustainable materials and energy-saving options are also included. Ideal for both commercial and residential projects, this one-stop resource will help you run any construction job more efficiently and economically. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Soils, site utilities, and sitework equipment Substructures The building envelope Carpentry, framing, drywall, and engineered wood projects Fireproofing and soundproofing Interior finishes--millwork, laminates, paint, and wall coverings Doors and windows Plumbing Mechanical systems and equipment Electrical Useful tables, charts, and formulas

Electrical Construction Databook

Author: Robert B. Hickey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071373494
Format: PDF, ePub
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Keep your electrical construction projects running smoothly ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION DATABOOK is the all-in-one power tool you need to minimize construction risks and problems, avoid costly mistakes, work more efficiently, handle more projects without outside help, reduce waste, cut cost, and maximize profits. Applications expert Bob Hickey provides the exact data that lets you keep any commercial, industrial, or institutional electrical design and construction project on track and within budget. In this detail-by-detail, quick-reference sourcebook, Bob focuses on easy-to-understand electrical system concepts, calculations, and code requirements that are most frequently encountered in a typical electrical system installation. You get a wealth of practical advice backed by hundreds of tables, sample calculations, charts, diagrams, and illustrations that will enable you to quickly and easily: * Plan and design projects * Determine space requirements for equipment installations * Properly size equipment and distribution components * Ensure adequate short-circuit protection * Provide proper over-current protection and coordination * Comply with building codes and industry standards

Construction Site Work Site Utilities and Substructures Databook

Author: Sidney M. Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071360210
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bring every substructure project in on time and under budget Get fast access to the information you need for estimating, specifying, budgeting, and doing actual installations on all kinds of underground construction equipment and systems -- all in one handy source. Construction Site Work, Subutilities, and Substructures Databook fully covers both commercial and residential construction. Project management expert Sidney M. Levy shows you the best way to: *Specify underground plumbing, electrical systems, and drainage piping with easy-to-use tables, charts, formulas, and diagrams *Compare material uses, weights, installation requirements, costs, and more *Find turning radii, capacities, capabilities, and other key data on heavy equipment such as bulldozers, loaders, excavators, and cranes *Get fully illustrated help with foundation work, including concrete mixes, additives, and reinforcement types*More

Design Build Project Delivery

Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071487030
Format: PDF
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U.S. audience: architects (113,000), construction managers (389,000), engineers (228,000), urban and regional planners (32,000) All federally funded construction projects must be, by law, design-build projects

MEP Databook

Author: Sidney M. Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071360203
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A one-stop, fast-access sourcebook, MEP Databook packs the ôuse it nowö mechanical, electrical and plumbing data you need to plan projects, estimate costs and materials, install systems, find product specs, comply with building codes, and solve on-site problems. This must-have resource by respected construction expert Sidney M. Levy includes: *Schematics of the most common types of HVAC systems and descriptive information for their key components *Typical steel, copper, and plastic piping plumbing systems, with detailed specs and installation tips *Fire protection installations that comply with NFPA- approved systems ù cut-away diagrams reveal components and sequence of operations ù use the guidelines as convenient inspection checklists *Extracts from key portions of the NEC highlight equipment clearances...doÆs and donÆts...and basic compliance *Controls ù from the simple wall-mounted thermostat to the complex direct digital control (DDC) system*Much more!

Construction Superintendent s Operations Manual

Author: Sidney M. Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071412056
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete reference for Construction Superintendents, divided into three sections: Administrating Construction Contracts, Supervising the Construction Process, and Construction Components and Technology. The book covers administrative procedures, review of contract documents, basic managerial practices, tips for successful job completion and more.

Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118243544
Format: PDF
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How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material costs. This book guides readers through the entire estimating process, explaining in detail how to put together a reliable estimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also for developing a schedule, managing a project, dealing with contingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSI MasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practical guide describes estimating techniques for each building system and how to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Cost considerations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included for virtually every type of work found in residential and light commercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry to windows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professional construction cost databases, the new edition provides experienced contractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflecting updates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as the extremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies, and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues and budgeting for subcontractor work

Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook

Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071500405
Format: PDF, Docs
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A one-stop resource for residential or commercial construction projects, Construction Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook gives you instant access to hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, diagrams, and illustrations covering materials and components most frequently used on a typical job. In easy-to-understand language, construction pro Sidney M. Levy covers: *Interior metal stud specifications, design data and typical details...drywall installation...and fire and sound ratings *Structural steel, cast-in-place concrete and masonry structural systems, with details, specifications, and illustrations of component parts *Masonry shapes, patterns, installations tips and practices, with an illustrated guide to reinforcing specifications and materials *Roofing types and materials...flashing and waterproofing details *Finishes including plastic laminates...resilient flooring... painting specifications...and installation guidelines *Much more!

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures

Author: Andrew Civitello
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071593151
Format: PDF, Docs
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Smooth the managerial side of running a small- to mid-sized contracting firm with this paperwork slashing, time-saving, business-boosting reference. Readers will find methods, strategies and tactics, forms, checklists, and ready-to-copy letters laid out in a concise easy-to-follow format. The new fourth edition offers 20% more forms and checklists, covers the latest developments in construction management software, along with new material on the Design-Build process. The CD-ROM contains project delivery forms, sample letters, checklists, and more.

Project Management in Construction Sixth Edition

Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071753095
Format: PDF, Kindle
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PROVEN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODS Fully revised to cover the most current contract information and green building guidelines, Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition provides project managers and general contractors with the skills necessary to run every phase of a construction job. This practical guide discusses estimating, purchasing, contract administration, team management, quality control and quality assurance, safety, and other topics essential to completing a project on time and within budget. Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition features: A new chapter on ConsensusDOCS, AIA Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean Construction contract documents Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Green Format Specifications and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2009 Certification System Updated construction industry statistics and trends Current safety data from OSHA The latest court decisions on key construction topics COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES: Introduction to the Construction Industry * Start of the Construction Process * General Conditions to the Construction Contract * Bonds and Insurance * Organizing the Project Team * Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Start * Estimating * Buying Out the Job * Change Orders * Quality Control and Quality Assurance * Project Documentation * Claims, Disputes, Arbitration, and Mediation * Safety in Construction * Design-Build * Sustainability and Green Buildings * Interoperability and Building Information Modeling (BIM)