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RSMeans Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2014
RS-Concrete
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2014 RS Means Concrete & Masonry Cost Data Book
Create Quick and Reliable Cost Estimates for Concrete & Masonry Jobs with 2014 Cost Data
For accurate, complete concrete/masonry estimating data.… The Means Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2014 contains the latest unit price data, with illustrated concrete and masonry assemblies cost tables, helpful reference data and estimated aids. This is your guide to fast, accurate concrete and masonry estimating in 2014 -even if you've never done it before. 
ACI 530-11 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
ACI530-11
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ACI 530-11 Building Code Requirements Specification for Masonry Structures
Covers Design and Construction of Masonry Structures To the ACI 530-11 Standard
Contains ACI 530-11, ACI 530.1-11, ASCE 5-11, ASCE 6-11, TMS402-11 & TMS 602-11 Standards
The 2011 edition of Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures covers the design and construction of masonry structures. As a Standard, it is written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a legally adopted building code. Changes to this edition include a recalibration of allowable stresses, the addition of provisions for infill masonry, and a refinement of the quality assurance/special inspection provisions for masonry that includes references to relevant requirements for each inspection task. Topics include: definitions, contract documents, quality assurance, materials, placement of embedded items, analysis and design, strength and serviceability, flexural and axial loads, shear, details and development of reinforcement, walls, columns, pilasters, beams and lintels, seismic design requirements, glass unit masonry, and veneers.

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Acid Stain Concrete Video - DVD
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Acid Stain Concrete Video - DVD
Learn To Use Chemical Acid Stain For Unique Concrete Finishes

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Decorative Concrete. Learn how to use chemical acid stain to change boring concrete into a work of art! Join master artisan, Juan Romero, as he guides you through various techniques. Get the BASIC steps plus TIPS and solutions. Discover the magic of the chemical acid stain process. Watch plain concrete transform to look like marble. See how breakfast cereal and plant leaves can help you create a terrific special effect. This video makes acid stain easy for beginners and offers new ideas for professionals. Plus, this technique can be done for a minimal cost. This video is ideal for property owners, do-it-yourselfers, contractors, architects.

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Acid Staining Secrets of the Pros: Professional Stainers Package - Loose-leaf & DVD
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Acid Staining Secrets of the Pros: Professional Stainers Package with 3 DVD's
Comprehensive Course in Acid Staining Concrete for Professional Contractors - Book and 3 DVD's

This package is designed for the Contractor or anyone who aspires to become a Professional Stainer. Includes: The Fundamentals of Acid Staining Manual: This is the definitive guide to the basics of staining concrete floors. Offers step-by-step instructions from planning for stained concrete floors, preparing for and performing a staining project, to protecting the floor for years to come. With specific information on renovating old floors, this manual is a MUST HAVE for anyone intent on staining a slab that has been under carpet, linoleum, or tile. 142 pages, full color gloss paper for durability, full color vinyl 3-ring binder so the manual lays flat. The Artistic Acid Staining Manual: The most advanced artistic manual for concrete staining. All of Gaye's trade secrets and professional decorative techniques are here.

Advanced Concrete Technology
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Advanced Concrete Technology
Focused on Advanced, State-of-the-art Concrete Technologies With the Latest Developments
The most common building material used around the world, concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing in the past two decades. Through the use of various additives, production techniques, and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications. The first book of its kind to focus on advanced, state-of-the-art concrete technologies, Advanced Concrete Technology serves as a practical primer on concrete's important role in infrastructure and private building construction, as well as a handy reference for building professionals seeking better understanding of its basic behaviors and continued maturation through scientific enhancement.

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Anchorage In Concrete Construction - Hard-cover
JW-3433011435
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Anchorage In Concrete Construction
A Comprehensive Reference of Concrete Anchoring and Current Fastening Technology

A comprehensive treatment of current fastening technology including inserts, post-installed anchors, as well as power-actuated fasteners, in both concrete and masonry. The section "Fastenings in Concrete" describes in detail these elements together with their behavior and load-bearing capacities in cracked and uncracked concrete, while also considering the effects of corrosion and fire, as well as earthquake and shock loading. It concludes with an assessment of fastenings, illustrated by numerous examples. The "Fastenings in Masonry" section goes on to deal with different types of masonry and describes the load bearing characteristics with an assessment of plastic fastenings and injection-molded anchors, including criteria for selecting the correct fastening.

Bob Harris’ Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings
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Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings
Become an Expert in Concrete Overlay and Topping with This Practical Instruction Manual on Rejuvenating Concrete Floors, Driveways, Exterior Flatwork and even Wall Surfaces

Learn from this practical instruction manual how to rejuvenate concrete floors, driveways, exterior flatwork, and even wall surfaces. Offer your customers beautiful alternatives to costly removal and replacement of old concrete. Here you’ll find detailed application techniques for concrete on different surfaces, and how to select the most appropriate resurfacing system for each project. You’ll learn how to estimate materials, prep and prepare surfaces, repair cracks, and test for moisture-vapor transmission. Step-by-step instructions are included for obtaining different finishes – including the use of stamping mats, stencils, spray-downs, micro-topping, scoring techniques, working with gelled acid, polishing, and applying stains, dyes, tints, and even selecting and applying the right sealer.

Bob Harris' Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors
CR486
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Bob Harris' Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors
Learn How to Turn Concrete Slabs Into Works of Art Your Customers Will Cherish Rewarding You with Repeat Business

Learn how to turn concrete slabs into works of art your customers will cherish, and in return, reward you with a lifetime of repeat business. This new book shows you concrete design options available today, how to estimate costs of different techniques and compare those costs to other floor covering options such as carpet, wood floors, tile, or marble. Find out how to sell your services, write a contract for floor staining, then keep notes and records so you can repeat your performance. Large color photos show how to correct problem floors, test your stain before beginning, apply dyes, grouts and sealers, and specialty techniques. Full of charts, helpful hints and step-by-step instructions.

Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete
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Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete
Become a Concrete Stamping Expert with Hundreds of Practical Tips from Bob Harris

Here you’ll find hundreds of ideas and sources for stamping designs. You’ll learn of site conditions affecting stamped concrete and how to avoid problems. Shows everything from preparing the subgrade to erecting forms, installing reinforcement, and placing the concrete. Gives different methods of stamping concrete, coloring stamped concrete, applying color hardener, release agents, installing expansion joints, and special techniques for finishing and sealing the concrete, Shows how to improve the durability of stamped concrete, and how to fix minor flaws. Explains how to write a fair contract for the work you perform and how to determine what to charge your customers for the finished job.

ConcreteCalc
RC-CI4225
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ConcreteCalc Pro - Concrete Calculator
The only Concrete Calculator Designed Specifically for Concrete Construction Pros!
Use the concrete calculator that is helping thousands of construction pro's save time, eliminate costly mistakes, and improve profits. The innovative ConcreteCalc lets you perform instant square-ups, layouts, accurately estimate material costs & volumes, and solve common construction problems like a pro. Why work another day without it?

Concrete At Home
RC-T070763
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Concrete at Home
From best-selling author Fu-Tung Cheng, the recognized master craftsman of residential concrete design, comes Concrete at Home, the follow up to his ground-breaking Concrete Countertops. In this new title, Cheng shows you the anything-is-possible flexibility of concrete, and gives you the step-by-step guidance and confidence to form, pour, and polish your own distinctive countertops, floors, walls, fireplaces, and more. Part design study, part instruction manual, Concrete at Home is packed with hundreds of photos .

Concrete Countertops
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Concrete Countertops
This book re-invents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Although this method of building kitchen and bathroom countertops is currently very popular, not one book on the subject exists -– until now. Enter Fu-Tung Cheng, master of design and construction. Here at last is a complete, start-to-finish book on creating concrete countertops. Cheng takes you step-by-step through the process of making a concrete countertop -- from building the mold and mixing and pouring concrete to curing, grinding, polishing, and installing the countertop.

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Concrete Countertops Made Simple - Illustrated Book and DVD
RC-T070927
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Concrete Countertops Made Simple Book & DVD
Book and DVD Shows The Art of Making Concrete Countertops

With his first bestselling book, Concrete Countertops, designer Fu-Tung Cheng brought homeowners and contractors an affordable, attractive alternative to expensive granite, marble, and man-made countertops. Now, he takes his concrete revolution one step further with this remarkable DVD/Book set. In seven simple steps, Cheng takes the reader through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a concrete countertop that will look great and survive the test of time. Explaining the process like a chef guiding you through a recipe, Cheng shows that even an amateur with the simplest tools can produce fantastic results the very first time.

Concrete for Underground Structures
0873353463
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Concrete For Underground Structures
One-Source Guide for Designing and Building Underground Concrete Structures
Concrete for Underground Structures: Guidelines for Design and Construction can make that task a lot easier. Instead of searching pages of scattered reference materials when writing specifications, this book is a one-source guide to help you quickly find the answers you need. The first resource of its kind, this practical nuts-and-bolts handbook provides an industry voice as well as recommendations for areas of concrete application. You'll get valuable insights into current best practices for all aspects of the design and construction of underground structural concrete.

Concrete Formwork
AT-0708
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Concrete Formwork
Complete Guide to The Safe Construction of Concrete Formwork
Presents information regarding the safe construction of forms for residential, light commercial, and heavy construction with detailed step-by-step illustrations. This new edition presents various aspects of form construction ranging from site preparation through concrete placement to stripping forms. The Appendix and illustrated Glossary provide reference material, such as ACI and OSHA guidelines and regulations and the use of surveying instruments.

Concrete & Formwork
CR482
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Concrete & Formwork
This practical manual has all the information you need to select and pour the right mix for the job, lay out the structure, choose the right form materials, design and build the forms, and finish and cure the concrete, Nearly 100 pages of step-by-step instructions show how to construct and erect most types of site-fabricated wood forms used in residential construction.

Concrete Manual: Updated to the 2006 IBC and ACI 318-05
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Concrete Manual - Updated to the 2006 IBC and ACI 318-05
Fully Updated to 2006 IBC and ACI 318-05

Provides the inspector with an understanding of the scientific principles that underlie sound practices and will assist the inspector in making rational decisions. The Concrete Manual provides the guidance and information that inspectors and related professionals need to become more proficient in relating to concrete field practices and inspection. Increases the technical capabilities of jurisdictional inspectors in the performance of their inspection duties. The Concrete Manual serves as a valuable reference to assist the special inspector in performing the duties and responsibilities of special inspection for reinforced and prestressed concrete construction. (Hardbound, 356 pages) A valuable CD-ROM is included which contains the entire Concrete Manual in a PDF format.

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Concrete Principles
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Concrete Principles - Textbook
This full-color text provides a comprehensive overview of the tools, materials, and practices commonly used in the concrete industry. The content areas covered correlate with the established apprenticeship training programs. Each text contains an IBM-compatible CD-ROM in the back of the book that contains Chapter Quick Quizzes, an illustrated Glossary, and related web links to educational resources.

Concrete Principles Workbook
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Concrete Principles - Workbook
Concrete Principles Workbook is designed to reinforce information presented in the text. Each chapter in the Workbook covers information in the corresponding chapter in the textbook above. Activities included in each workbook chapter correlate to chapter content and reinforce comprehension of related concepts and math principles.

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Concrete Secrets Driveways and Sidewalks Video on DVD
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Concrete Secrets: Driveways and Sidewalks - DVD
Concrete video series contains form setting, expansion placement, grading, ordering Ready-mix concrete, pouring, tamping, bullfloating, using a Walking Edger, jointing, using a Fresno, hard troweling, using a Walking Trowel, patching, brooming and formula for ordering Ready-Mix concrete for 4in. 6in. and 8 inch slabs. Video & Instructions

Concrete Secrets Driveways and Sidewalks Video on VHS
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Concrete Secrets: Driveways and Sidewalks - VHS
Concrete video series contains form setting, expansion placement, grading, ordering Ready-mix concrete, pouring, tamping, bullfloating, using a Walking Edger, jointing, using a Fresno, hard troweling, using a Walking Trowel, patching, brooming and formula for ordering Ready-Mix concrete for 4in. 6in. and 8 inch slabs. Video & Instructions

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Concrete Secrets Stamped Concrete (Stamped Concrete DVD)
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Concrete Secrets: Stamped Concrete - DVD
Step-By-Step Instructions on All Aspects of Concrete Stamping Techniques
Stamped concrete has become popular in the concrete industry. The ability to mold, cast or stamp concrete into almost any desired shape or texture, is appealing to the residential and commercial property owner. Concrete Secrets Stamped Concrete instructional dvd incorporates the latest in 3-demensional texture mat patterns, colored hardeners and release agents on a 1100 sq. ft. steel reinforced driveway. Step by step instruction on: Set grade, form setting, dirt grading, compaction, expansion placement ordering concrete, pouring out, rodding, tamping, bull floating, edging adding colored hardeners, adding, release agent, imprinting texture mats, saw cutting control joints, calking control joints, dust proofing, eliminating oil spots, sealing stamped concrete, add the wet look. Concrete Secrets Stamped Concrete instructional dvd, provides you with all the how-to information to install Stamped Concrete with maximum color, durability and strength.

Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation
1856175499
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Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair & Rehabilitation
Guidance On Evaluating, Protecting and Repairing Concrete Structures
Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation provides guidance on evaluating the condition of the concrete in a structure, relating the condition of the concrete to the underlying cause or causes of that condition, selecting an appropriate repair material and method for any deficiency found, and using the selected materials and methods to repair or rehabilitate the structure. Guidance is also provided for engineers focused on maintaining concrete and preparing concrete investigation reports for repair and rehabilitation projects. Considerations for certain specialized types of rehabilitation projects are also given. In addition, the author translates cryptic codes, theories, specifications and details into easy to understand language. Tip boxes are used to highlight key elements of the text as well as code considerations based on the International Code Council or International Building Codes

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors, Second Edition
0750666560
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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors
Introduces the Basic Principles and Importance of Successful Concrete Floor Design
Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user. The book covers: Uses of concrete floors, Structural design, Concrete used specifically for floors, Cracks and joints, Floor surface properties, This book is ideal for structural engineers and others in the building and design industry that want to use a balanced approach and look beyond structural strength in the design of a good floor.

Design of Reinforced Concrete
0470279273
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Design of Reinforced Concrete
How to Apply the Concepts of Reinforced Concrete Updated to ACI 318-08
With its accessible approach and streamlined coverage of theory, engineers will quickly learn how to apply the concepts in the eighth edition. The contents have been updated to conform to the 2008 building code of the American Concrete Institute (ACI 318-08). New spreadsheets are included that arm the reader with tools to analyze and design reinforced concrete elements and quickly compare alternative solutions. A new chapter on seismic design explores the issues related to the design of reinforced concrete structures to resist earthquakes. The new materials section also provides engineers with details and examples on how to design shear walls for combined axial load and bending moment

DigiRoller Plus II
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DigiRoller Plus II
Digital Distance Measuring Wheel - Durable, Hi-Tech Design and Folding Kickstand
Easy, One-Person Operation - Get fast, accurate measurements for all your on-site linear, area and volume estimates. Built-in functions automatically calculate and store square footage, cubic volumes and more for up to 9 different areas. Works and converts in all U.S. and Metric units. Weighs just 3 lbs. and includes convenient kickstand.

Foundations and Concrete Work (Best of Fine Homebuilding)
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Foundations and Concrete Work - For Pros By Pros
Details, Design Considerations & Specifications for a Solid
Foundation

Foundation work is not the glamorous side of home building. It is hard, dirty work. But it's also the work upon which all other work rests, and so a good foundation is critical to every home," writes Fine Homebuilding editor-in-chief Kevin Ireton in the introduction to Foundations and Concrete Work. And whether you are planning to build a new foundation, shore up an old foundation, or pour a new driveway, this collection of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine will .

Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction
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Green Building With Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction
State of the Art Methodologies for Using Concrete In Green Building Projects
From the manufacturing of cement to the rehabilitation of concrete, this comprehensive book explains how concrete can be used for sustainable design and construction. It offers insight into new technological and social developments guiding the introduction of green buildings and examines the attributes that concrete has to offer the green building movement. The text also highlights research on economic analysis—particularly life cycle costing—to provide a full picture of the economic benefits of concrete. Expert contributors from around the world offer diverse viewpoints on global sustainability.

HeavyCalc Pro
RC-CI4325
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HeavyCalc Pro - Heavy Construction Calculator
The Only Calculator Designed Specifically for Heavy Construction Pro's, Excavators & "Dirt" Contractors

Excavators, heavy construction, engineering and design pros will save time, reduce material and labor costs, and eliminate costly errors on all construction jobs. Built-in functions for area/volume/weight, slopes, swell, and shrink, cut/fill and more. Works in and converts between all building dimensional formats, including Yard, Feet-Inch-Fraction, and even Metric.

Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation
0470404795
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Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation
Complete Reference To Designing Foundations With Helical Piles
Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation answers the industry's need for an unbiased and universally applicable text dedicated to the design and installation of helical piles, helical piers, screw piles, and torque anchors. Fully compliant with ICC-Evaluation Services, Inc., Acceptance Criteria for Helical Foundation Systems and Devices (AC358), this comprehensive reference guides construction professionals to manufactured helical pile systems and technology, providing objective insights into the benefits of helical pile foundations over driven or cast foundation systems, and recommending applications where appropriate. After introducing the reader to the basic features, terminology, history, and modern applications of helical pile technology

Insulating Concrete Forms Construction Manual
0070670323
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Insulating Concrete Forms Construction Manual
Concise Handbook on Using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF's)

Insulated concrete forming systems (ICFs) provide many benefits to both contractors and homeowners. Hidden from view under sheetrock and siding, ICFs offer low labor costs; are easy to install; and are durable, energy-efficient, fire-safe, and virtually soundproof. Homes built with these systems look like any other, but under the standard covering lie solid, built-to-last concrete walls. Endorsed by the Portland Cement Association, this concise handbook gives contractors the hands-on information they need to use ICFs in the field

Miller's Guide to Foundations and Sitework (Miller's Guides)
0071451455
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Miller's Guide to Foundations & Sitework
A Complete Guide to Site Selection & Building Residential Foundations

Starts from scratch like selecting the site or lot, choosing the footings, and the type of foundation to fit the type of house preferred or being plan. For people who want to build from the ground up, or at the same time, includes those who are still mentally planning to build. For those who want to figure how to repair certain things about the foundation, footing, and why the site is or is not suitable. From starting the job to completion, including real examples offered for nearly every application. Provides essential information needed to plan, manage and complete the job. Tip boxes included throughout
Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design (6th Edition)
0132176521
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Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design - 6th Edition
Excellent Text for Professionals Who Need Comprehensive Reference on Concrete Structures
Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 6/e is a perfect text for professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete design encompasses both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies design rules, but also is capable of being built in a timely fashion and for a reasonable cost. A multi-tiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of university courses on reinforced concrete design. Topics are normally introduced at a fundamental level, and then move to higher levels where prior educational experience and the development of engineering judgment will be required.

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Reinforced Concrete Design - 7th Edition - Hard-cover
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Reinforced Concrete Design - 7th Edition
Learn The Basic Concepts of Applying the ACI 318-05 Code Rules and Formulas

Now revised to ACI 318-05 code, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, and José A. Pincheira's Reinforced Concrete Design incorporates the changes in design rules arising from the publication of the 2005 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code and Commentary (ACI 318-05). Written for students and practicing engineers, the book explains the basic concepts you need to understand and properly apply the ACI Code rules and formulas. Throughout, the emphasis is on the ACI approach involving strength and serviceability "limit states" and factored loads. Detailed numerical examples illustrate the general approach to design and analysis.


RSMeans Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2014
RS-Concrete
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RS Means Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2013 Book
Create Quick and Reliable Cost Estimates for Concrete & Masonry Jobs with 2013 Cost Data
For accurate, complete concrete/masonry estimating data.… The Means Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2013 contains the latest unit price data, with illustrated concrete and masonry assemblies cost tables, helpful reference data and estimated aids. This is your guide to fast, accurate concrete and masonry estimating in 2013 -even if you've never done it before. 
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Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings - Hard-cover
JW-0471081221
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Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings
Learn The Basics of Seismic Resistant Design of Concrete Structures

Presents the basics of seismic-resistant design of concrete structures with a major focus on the seismic design of precast bracing systems.  This 848 page hard-cover manual covers the basic concepts, component behavior and design and systems design of reinforced and precast concrete buildings.

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Simplified Design of Concrete Structures - Hard-cover
JW-0470044144
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Simplified Design of Concrete Structures
The Primary Source for Design of Concrete Structures

For over sixty years, the primary source for design of concrete structures--now revised and updated. Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, Eighth Edition covers all the latest, commonly used concrete systems, practices, and research in the field, reinforced with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. Updated to conform to current building codes, design practices, and industry standards. Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, Eighth Edition is a reliable, easy-to-use handbook that examines a wide range of concrete structures, building types, and construction details

Spray Coat Texture
B000UYG45Q
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Spray Coat Texture Video - DVD
Spruce Up Concrete Surfaces With Inexpensive Spray Coating Techniques

Welcome to the Wonderful Word of Decorative Concrete. In this video the technique of Spray Coat is explored. this can be one of the most inexpensive ways to add texture, color and design to existing concrete surfaces. This simple process creates a nice, durable surface that is especially popular for pool decks, patios, sidewalks and driveways. It is also a good technique for walls and other vertical surfaces. Get BASIC STEPS and helpful TIPS for basic application, continuous coverage, stencil designs, free hand designs, brick borders, sample boards, logo designs and more. Ideal for property owners, do-it-yourselfers, contractors, and architects.

Stamped Concrete Overlay Video
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Stamped Concrete Overlay Video - DVD
Learn The Art of Concrete Stamping For A Beautiful Finish

See how to stamp overlay and to stamp concrete in a fun and entertaining way. Watch boring concrete transform into a work of art. See how to bring designs to existing concrete surfaces. This video offers a real workplace experience. Come on the job with master artisan, Juan Romero as he guides you through this fantastic experience where technique and art are combined. Get the BASICS plus TIPS and solutions. This easy to follow video features a pool deck...one of the most challenging areas, a sidewalk porch combination, a large commercial area with various techniques, multiple patterns, and framing spaces.

Stamping Fresh Concrete
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Stamping Fresh Concrete Video - DVD
Learn How To Stamp Fresh Concrete To Create Terrific Designs

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Decorative Concrete. See how to stamp freshly poured concrete and create terrific designs that are true pieces of art. In this video you will go on the job with master artisan, Juan Romero. He will guide you through the real workplace experience of stamping freshly poured driveways, sidewalks, steps, pool decks, and more. See how to create borders as simple as basic bricks or as fancy as wild roses. Get BASIC STEPS and Helpful Tips. Ideal for property owners, do-it-yourselfers, contractors and architects.

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Structural Concrete: Theory and Design - ACI 318-08 - Hard-cover
JW-0470170948
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Structural Concrete: Theory and Design - 4th Edition
Provides an Understanding of Concrete Design and Analysis, Updated to ACI 318-08 Code

New edition helps students make the bridge from concepts to problem-solving. The Fourth Edition of Structural Concrete: Theory and Design brings this text fully up to date while maintaining its acclaimed easy-to-follow, logical approach. Working with the text's numerous step-by-step examples, students quickly grasp the principles and techniques of analyzing and designing reinforced and prestressed concrete elements.  Moreover, the authors' emphasis on a top quality, economical approach helps students design concrete structures and members with confidence.

The Concrete House: Building Solid, Safe & Efficient with Insulating Concrete Forms
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The Concrete House: Building Solid, Safe & Efficient with Insulating Concrete Forms
Learn to Create Energy Efficient Houses with Insulating Concrete Forms
Prospective homeowners will welcome this introduction to a durable, energy-efficient new building technology: insulating concrete forms (ICFs). Written by a top expert in the field, and organized in an accessible question-and-answer form, it will help homebuyers decide whether an ICF is right for them and how to get the most for their money. Every aspect of planning and construction is covered, from exactly what an ICF is to the intricacies of building a concrete house, from choosing a contractor to selecting a suitable design for the system.

Working with Concrete - For Pros by Pros
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Working With Concrete - For Pros By Pros
A comprehensive Guide to Building with Concrete

Whether you're pouring a concrete walkway or staking out the excavation for a basement foundation, doing the job right demands a thorough knowledge of concrete construction techniques. In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time- and money-saving advice .

Masonry & Brickwork

Brick Projects for the Landscape
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Brick Projects for the Landscape
Step-By-Step Guides for Creating 16 Easy to Build Backyard Brick Projects
Brick Projects for the Landscape shows how to elegantly enhance outdoor spaces with traditional brick, a universal building material that is more popular today than ever before due to its classic appeal and durability. In addition to basic techniques, the book includes 16 complete, easy-to-build projects, ranging from a simple garden bed edging to a Tudor-style garden wall with a grotto inset. Each project includes step-by-step photos and complete directions.

Building With Masonry - Brick, Block and Concrete
RC-T070465
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Building With Masonry
Get Expert Advice from the Pros on building with masonry, including brick, block and concrete. This book shows you how to estimate the job, layout the design, lay the brick or block, and finish the job.  It also addresses the basics of concrete including mixing concrete and mortar, pouring footings, and forming and pouring a sidewalk.

Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile
CP-1589230949
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Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile
Time Saving Tips and Techniques for Every Tile Application Both Indoors and Outdoors.

Ceramic tile has been a premium building material for literally thousands of years. And for good reason-no material is more attractive or durable. Today, ceramic and stone tile is enjoying even greater popularity. Once the territory of skilled trade professionals, tile can now be installed with using modern thin-set adhesives, backer boards, and cutting tools that are easily usable by do-it-yourselfers of modest abilities. The Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile shows how to use these time-saving techniques and materials in virtually any tile application a homeowner is likely to encounter, both indoors and outdoors

Complete Guide to Home Masonry
CP-0865735921
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Complete Guide to Home Masonry
The most comprehensive and useful guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner.

It even includes natural stone-a material absent from many competitive titles. This book is the only resource on the market that provides clear step-by-step instructions and color photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand today, including stone veneer, glass block, concrete block, poured concrete, stucco, and brick.

Guide to Concrete: Masonry & Stucco Projects (Quikrete)
CP-1589234162
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Guide to Concrete, Masonry & Stucco Projects (Quikrete)
All New Visual Guide to the Most Popular Home Concrete, Masonry & Stucco Projects.

Endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. Readers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars with this book, since concrete materials are one of the least expensive and long lasting of all building materials. Quikrete Guide to Concrete includes the most common home repairs, but goes a step further by offering some of the most exciting new techniques for building concrete countertops and form-cast landscaping features, as well as techniques for coloring and texturing concrete for designer finishes. 160 pages.

Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised
CR483
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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.

Masonry Instant Answers
MG-0071395156
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Masonry Instant Answers
The Easiest, Fastest Way to Answer Any Masonry Related Question
If you've been looking for a portable quick-reference that will help you do your job faster, better, and more economically, check out Masonry Instant Answers. Masonry Instant Answers delivers a no-nonsense, informational format packed with charts, tables, and figures -- just enough detail to get the job done. Perfectly sized for carrying on-site

Masonry Skills, Sixth Edition
1418037532
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Masonry Skills
Updated with the Latest Developments in the Masonry Trades

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.

Masonry Structural Design
007163830X
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Masonry Structural Design
Covers the Design of Masonry Structures Using the 2009 International Building Code
Written by the former chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC), this authoritative volume covers the design of masonry structures using the 2009 International Building Code and the 2008 MSJC Code and Specification. Masonry Structural Design emphasizes the strength design of masonry and includes allowable-stress provisions. Innovations such as autoclaved aerated concrete masonry (AAC) are also discussed. Real-world case studies featuring a low-rise building with reinforced concrete masonry and a four-story building with clay masonry illustrate the techniques presented in this comprehensive resource.

Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone
1605252433
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Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone
Thorough Discussion of Safe Methods for Laying Brick, Block and Stone
Simply and clearly written, Modern Masonry presents students with a thorough grounding in safe methods of laying brick, block, and stone. This thoroughly illustrated text provides a broad understanding of materials and their properties. It covers all important aspects of the masonry trade, including tools and equipment; safety; the makeup, properties, uses, and sizes of masonry units, and the accepted techniques for laying all kinds of masonry units in all kinds of bonds. Construction details for masonry walls, foundations, pavement, steps, garden walls, and masonry arches are covered, as are more than 75 procedures for laying brick, block, and stone.

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction
1418052841
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Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction
Explains Modern Residential Masonry Construction Procedures

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.

Patios And Walkways - Do It Now / Do It Fast / Do It Right Series
RC-T070813
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Patios And Walkways
Easy and Stylish Projects That Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Patios and Walkways features easy and stylish projects that extend your homes living space into the outdoors and significantly increase its curb appeal. More than 300 step-by-step photos show you how to enhance your homes livability, style, and value. Projects Include Patios, Walkways, Garden Path, Low Voltage Lighting, Raised Beds, Concrete Steps, Entryways.

Stonescaping Idea Book
RC-T070824
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Stonescaping Idea Book
Stonework Designs Add Graceful Contours to Your Landscape

There's nothing quite as functional -- or as beautiful -- as nature's own building blocks. Often shaped and weathered by natural forces, each stone has its own unique look and feel. From cover to cover, this delightful book offers hundreds of practical design ideas illustrated with colorful photographs and drawings, all divided into six sections: Paths and Steps, Terraces Patios and Garden spaces, Walls, Pools Ponds and Fountains, Finishing Touches

 

 

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