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Book Data

ISBN: 9780930031855
Year Added to Catalog: 2004
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w illustrations and photographs, appendices, index
Number of Pages: 7 1/2 x 10, 528 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 0930031857
Release Date: August 1, 1996
Web Product ID: 242

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Table of Contents

  Introduction 1
Part 1 : NEW APPROACHES TO DESIGN
1 Ergonomics & Accessibility 13
2 Pattern Languages 26
3 Sustainable Design: A Builder's Approach 30
Part 2 : DESIGN & PLANNING
4 Resources, Goals, & Priorities 41
5 Choosing a House Site 49
6 Preliminary Design Work 56
7 Making Scale Drawings & Models 72
8 Layout 78
9 Elevations, Sections, & Models 102
10 Kitchen & Bath Design 112
Part 3 : BUSINESS
11 Hiring Builders & Designers 133
12 Making Good Contracts 139
13 Estimating 146
Part 4 : BUILDING BASICS
14 Wood 165
15 The Structure of a House 181
16 Strength of Timbers 199
17 Heat 211
18 Heat Loss Calculations & Sun Paths 220
19 Summer Cooling & Ventilation 233
20 Plumbing & Water Systems 242
Part 5 : CONSTRUCTION METHODS
21 Building in the Right Order 259
22 Post-and-Beam Construction 262
23 Foundations 272
24 Floors 303
25 Walls 319
26 Roofs 336
27 Roofing & Flashing 357
28 Windows & Shutters 375
29 Doors 393
30 Siding 400
31 Insulation & Vapor Barrier 414
32 Finish Work 420
33 Stairs 448
34 Scaffolding 462
35 Using Tools 466
APPENDICES
A. F and E Values for Timber Calculations 483
B. Joist, Rafter, Header, Sill, & Column Size Tables 490
C. Bearing Capacity of Soils & Bedrock 498
D. Frost Lines 500
E. Snow Loads 503
F. Weights of Various Materials 504
G. Nails & Screws 505
H. Sound Isolation 508
  Index 513

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