Individual Books

  • ASTM: E1300-07e1 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings


    E1300 – 07e1 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings , annealed glass, deflection, flat glass, fully tempered glass. American Society for Testing and Materials.

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  • Builder’s Guide to Accounting


    Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guideline for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. This book is full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. It has been updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions. M. Thomsett, 2001 Edition, reprint 2006.

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  • Building Estimator’s Reference Book (Walkers)


    A guide to estimating material and labor costs, the Walker Building Estimator’s Reference Book is renowned for the depth of detail and description, providing the user a reference that is unique among books relating to estimating.

    Updated continuously since 1915, this hands-on manual covers updated construction methods, material and labor costs and labor productivity (man-hours). It walks you through each phase of the estimate in each CSI Division, 1 to 16. It also contains valuable information on construction finance, scheduling, construction management, bidding, negotiating contracts, value engineering, types of cost estimates, overhead, insurance, profit, change orders, and more. 30th Edition, 2014.

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  • Certified Pool/Spa Operator’s Handbook


    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. National Swimming Pool Foundation, 2014 edition.

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  • Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA) Textbook


    Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards. 29 Part 1926, 2015 Edition.

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  • Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers & Builders


    The Portland Cement Association’s 6th edition of the popular Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders has been completely updated and now includes more than 200 color photos to describe designing and building with concrete masonry. The handook maintains a similar organization to the previous version, and includes comprehensive coverage of concrete masonry units, mortar, and grout. The design and layout chapter provides an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry elements, including the types of loads acting on structures, and how the loads are carried through key components of masonry walls. Additional chapters address construction of concrete masonry, severe weather construction provisions, finishes for masonry walls, and applications of concrete masonry. The appendix includes more than 40 details of masonry sections, and a comprehensive glossary of masonry terms. This informative handbook reflects the latest applicable codes and standards including requirements in the 2006 International Building Code, the 2005 Masonry Standards Joint Committee Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry, and current ASTM standards. Relevant research and technical publications, including the National Concrete Masonry Association TEK series, are extensively referenced, providing both a thorough understanding of various topics and a key resource for deeper study. Portland Cement Association, 6th edition, 2008.

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  • Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures Textbook


    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures–the guide to applications, methods, and materials, has been the industry’s primary reference on concrete technology for over 85 years.  This fully revised 15th edition is a concise, current reference on concrete, that includes the many advances that occurred since the last edition. The text is backed by over 95 years of research by the Portland Cement Association. It reflects the latest information on standards, specifications, test methods and guides of ASTM International (ASTM), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). 15th Edition, 2011.

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  • Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida Textbook


    By University of Florida, this handbook is designed to provide up to date information for building energy efficient homes in Florida’s hot humid climate. Individual chapters focus on various aspects of residential construction, such as insulation, windows, lighting, air conditioning and duct systems. Many other topics are described in detail and references to the 2004 Florida Building Code, (Residential) are made in key areas. 2015 Edition.

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