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B-4 General Residential Engineering (2017-10-18)

Construction and repair of appurtenances to residential structures. This scope includes all B-4R subclassifications: B-4R Corrosion Control; B-4R Sport Court Accessories; B-4R Soil Stabilization (note: Appurtenance is defined in R4-9-101 definitions).

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    Photovoltaic Systems 2012

    3rd Edition Edition
    Publication Year: 2012

    $129.00

    Photovoltaics, along with other renewable-energy technologies, is a rapidly growing sector of the energy market. Photovoltaic Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide to the design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. The textbook covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices. Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout.

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    Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code 2015

    $61.87

    The Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of solar, hydronic, and geothermal energy systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety and welfare. Published previously as the Uniform Solar Energy Code, the 2015 edition adds significant provisions concerning hydronic and geothermal systems.

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Tabs 2017

    $12.00

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code 2017

    Publication Year: 2017

    $101.57

    Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment. Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology. Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards. Work with the latest requirements governing public and private buildings, homes, and structures; outdoor yards and lots; utility equipment; installations that connect to the power grid; and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment. The 2017 NEC is better aligned with the safe work practices in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011

    $43.00

    This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earth moving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you’ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipe layers to fail when they try to start their own business.

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    Fences and Retaining Walls 1990

    Publication Year: 1990

    $39.00

    Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.

    How to build retaining and rock walls. How to get your business off to the right start, keep the books, and estimate accurately. The book even includes a chapter on contractor's math.

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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $13.85

    2018 IBC Turbo Tabs consist of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Building Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Building Code or the 2018 IBC Code and Commentary.

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    International Building Code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $115.42

    The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions The 2018 IBC contains many important changes such as:Accessory storage spaces of any size are now permitted to be classified as part of the occupancy to which they are accessory. New code sections have been introduced addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories. Use of fire walls to create separate buildings is now limited to only the determination of permissible types of construction based on allowable building area and height. Where an elevator hoistway door opens into a fire-resistance-rated corridor, the opening must be protected in a manner to address smoke intrusion into the hoistway. The occupant load factor for business uses has been revised to one occupant per 150 square feet. Live loads on decks and balconies increase the deck live load to one and one-half times the live load of the area served. The minimum lateral load that fire walls are required to resist is five pounds per square foot. Wind speed maps updated, including maps for the state of Hawaii. Terminology describing wind speeds has changed again with ultimate design wind speeds now called basic design wind speeds. Site soil coefficients now correspond to the newest generation of ground motion attenuation equations (seismic values). Five-foot tall wood trusses requiring permanent bracing must have a periodic special inspection to verify that the required bracing has been installed. New alternative fastener schedule for construction of mechanically laminated decking is added giving equivalent power-driven fasteners for the 20-penny nail. Solid sawn lumber header and girder spans for the exterior bearing walls reduce span lengths to allow #2 Southern Pine design values.

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    Arizona 811: Arizona Blue Stake Inc (English)

    July Edition
    Publication Year: 2010

    $10.00

    This booklet was published with the intent of assisting the excavator utilizing the special services of Blue Stake. It is not intended to be used as an interpretation of state law or as an industry standard. This booklet will be revised from time to time without notice.

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    Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual

    Publication Year: 2007

    $12.00

    This manual presents a guide for the proper installation of concrete pipe. For many years, the American Concrete Pipe Association has conducted comprehensive research and analysis of the factors which affect the field performance of concrete pipe. The knowledge and beneficial practices gained through research and experience are presented in this manual.

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    Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 2000

    $125.00

    This second edition covers state-of-the-art asphalt paving, plant operations, transportation of materials, surface preparation, lay down, compaction, and quality control processes. It is aimed at field personnel who are responsible for these operations—both contractor personnel who do the work and agency personnel who oversee and inspect the work.

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    Guide to Shotcrete ACI 506R-05

    Publication Year: 2005

    $75.02

    This guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete. Most facets of the shotcrete process are covered, including application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew. Other aspects, such as pre-construction trials, craftsman qualification tests, materials tests, and finished shotcrete acceptance tests, are also discussed.

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    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 2005

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 2005

    $106.80

    Written by and for contractors, this publication provides insight into proven construction practices that will produce quality concrete construction. Contents include organizing for quality, concrete mixture designs, specifications, foundations, formwork, reinforcement and embedments in structures, joints and reinforcement for slabs-on-ground, preparing for concreting, concrete placing and finishing, common field problems, and safety.

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    Simplified Irrigation Design

    Publication Year: 1995
    2nd Edition

    $84.00

    The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:* basic hydraulics* pipe sizing* friction loss calculations* determining water pressure.Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you'll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include:* Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients' environmental concerns* Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs* Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience.Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you're just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you'll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.

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    Landscaping Principles and Practices 7th edition

    7th Edition

    $130.00

    Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Extensive color illustrations and photos aid in visually understanding the concepts and industry specific insight allows the reader to tune into topics traditionally overlooked in other texts.

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    Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods 9th Edition

    $160.00

    Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, Ninth Edition, follows in the footsteps of previous editions by laying out the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple, and concise format. The book discusses the latest technologies and capabilities and offers real-world applications. Examples and illustrations showcase the latest equipment models and end-of-chapter summaries and homework problems reinforce salient points. You will explore construction economics, earthwork, and soil and rock properties. Safety procedures and financial considerations are thoroughly explained in this comprehensive guide.

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    International Plumbing code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $71.10

    The IPC provides minimum regulations for plumbing facilities in terms of both performance and prescriptive objectives, and provides for the acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems. Important changes include: Updated table for the Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Fixtures. Single-user toilet facilities (a room having a single water closet and a single lavatory) are not required to be labeled for use by only a male or female (separated use designations). Solar thermal water heating systems need to conform to the ICC 900/SRCC 300 standard. Well systems are required to comply with standard NGWA-01 where local requirements do not cover subject matter or are lacking in detail on others.

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    International Residential 2018 Tabs

    Publication Year: 2018

    $13.85

    2018 IRC Turbo Tabs consists of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Residential Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Residential Code or the 2018 IRC Code and Commentary.

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    International Plumbing Code 2018 Turbo Tabs

    Publication Year: 2018

    $13.85

    2018 IPC Turbo Tabs consist of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Plumbing Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Plumbing Code or the 2018 IPC Code and Commentary.

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $112.65

    This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code AdoptionsThe IRC contains many important changes such as:An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.

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    Planning & Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 2010

    $225.00

    In short, the book offers comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install solar thermal technology and is a highly valued resource for architects and engineers alike who are working on new projects, electricians, roofers and other installers, craftsmen undertaking vocational training and anyone with a specialized and practical interest in this field.

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    Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual 2015

    Publication Year: 2015

    $25.00

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2018

    $26.78

    This edition of 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations comes with complimentary online regulations at regs2go.com!  A free code for the same great format and features is included with the book.  Usable across all mobile devices.

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    Certified Pool & Spa Operators Handbook 2017

    $89.03

    This fundamental training and reference manual is for professionals who help protect those who use aquatic venues, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers and manufacturers. Industry leaders recognize the Handbook as the single most important resource for the recreational water industry.