Builder's Portable Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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You'll be grateful for this book every time you need a fact, figure, or formula. Portable and a snap to use, the Builders' Portable Handbook is a shortcut past the code, load, best practice, and many other work-stopping questions that pop up during residential and commercial construction. Eliminating the temptation to make error-producing, and potentially hazardous, guesses, this guide is essential for any contractor, building inspector, architect, or engineer.

Page after page, it gives you easy-to-find, expert answers on:

Foundation requirements and codes.
Load factors, forces, and deflections.
Fastener types and schedules.Concrete and masonry facts and figures.
Wood strengths, sizes, uses, and substitutions.
Steel member comparisons.
Miscellaneous construction data.
Suppliers and trade organizations.
General safety information.
And more!

Organized by CSI MasterFormat(TM) and written by a structural engineer/lawyer, the "Builders' Portable Handbook" provides answers you can trust, when and where you want them, plus space for your notations. Put it in your pocket and expedite every construction project. (You'll appreciate its fast-access, well-illustrated format in the office, too!)

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Chapter 4Loads Forces Deflections
Chapter 5Concrete
Chapter 6Masonry

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About the author (2000)

August W. Domel, Jr., Ph.D., S.E., P.E., is structural engineering manager at an engineering consulting firm specializing in construction-related legal issues and failure investigations. Also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, he holds degrees in law and structural/civil engineering from Loyola University and the University of Chicago, respectively. Other books by Domel include Engineering for Contractors, Residential Contracting, and Legal Manual for Residential Construction. He resides in Dundee, Illinois.

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