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Atlas Construction Business Forms Book
LE-WM-290-5035-07
$39.95
Atlas Construction Business Forms Book -

122 Essential Forms at your Fingertips!

  • Accounting Forms
  • Business Forms
  • Contract Forms
  • Estimating Forms
  • Field Forms

The Atlas Construction Business Forms Book consists of 122 essential forms (2 copies each) to keep your business transactions looking professional and organized. These forms are perfect for Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Contractors, HVAC Professionals, Plumbers, Electricians, Designers, and more!

Atlas Construction Business Forms CD-ROM
LE-WM-290-5031-05
$49.95

Atlas Construction Business Forms CD-ROM -
The Atlas Construction Business Forms CD consists of 122 essential forms to keep your business transactions looking professional and organized.

Atlas Construction Business forms come in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word format. The Word forms are fully customizable so you can change and/or add information tailoring each form to meet specific job applications. Just add your company name and information for fully customized, professional looking forms. All PDF forms come in a fill-it-in-before-you-print format and you can print as many copies as you like. You can also save your completed PDF documents to your computer if you own a read/write Adobe Acrobat program.

Please note that the information in these documents is designed to provide outlines that you can follow when formulating business or personal plans or agreements and are not meant to provide legal advice. - more info

Atlas Construction Daily Project Log for Construction and Maintenance
LE
-WM-5046-06
$49.95

Atlas Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance -
Track events and projects with the Construction Daily Project Log

395 undated log pages give you the flexibility to keep track of events without preprinted dates!

Effortlessly keep track of daily events and occurrences including: weather conditions, craftspeople, contract extras, equipment usage and rental, material purchases, overall progress, safety concerns, accidents and more with the Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance.

Complete with enough log sheets to track more than 12 months of work, you can use your completed Daily Project Log to keep accurate records of jobsite activities, document events during the course of construction, compare the accuracy of initial estimates, gauge your overall productivity and better manage your resources and costs. - more info

Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
DE-1435483782
$117.95 $101.95

NEW!Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching -

For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading.

The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings.

This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. It will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing.  - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Be a Successful Green Builder
LE-MG007159261X
$34.95

New!Be a Successful Green Builder -

Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations

Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise.

  • A plain-English guide to developing a lucrative green building enterprise
  • Information on selecting the best green building products
  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business - more

Blueprint Reading
LE-MG0071549862
$49.95

NEW!Blueprint Reading -

Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings

Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings.

Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes.

You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more.

Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls
CR-188989267X
$59.95
Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls -

Here you’ll find the data you need on average rainfall and runoff requirements so you can figure gutters, downspouts and roof drainage, and install appropriate waterproofing and dampproofing in basements and crawlspaces.

The book gives details for determining slope drainage, doing the grading, complying with street drainage requirements, and dealing with lots with septic systems. Many types of retaining wall are covered, including modular unit walls, bin and crib walls, and more.

Also provides tables for estimating concrete quantities for both poured-in-place and masonry and concrete walls. Includes detailed recommendations for retaining walls in most of the situations you’re likely to encounter. Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster
CR-1889892726
$49.95
Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster -

This practical manual covers every aspect of stucco design, construction and repair.

You’ll find techniques for attaching stucco to wood frames, steel frames, sheathed material, or masonry. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to install flashing, corner beads, casing beads, control joints, weather-resistant barriers, exterior insulation systems, and one-coat stucco systems.

Shows the recommended method for mixing and applying stucco, both manually and by machine, and illustrates techniques for producing different textures and for creating decorative plaster work such as implants and molds. Explains how to estimate labor and material costs for stucco, as well as equipment rental fees. Also includes practical instructions for stucco maintenance and repair. - Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction
CR-1889892505
$49.95

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction -

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report.

You’ll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

Covers underground piping, including drain, supply, and gas; and electrical work, including grounding and supply to breaker, pump, underwater lighting, and heater. - more

Building Trades Dictionary
AT-0406
$100.00
Building Trades Dictionary -

Building Trades Dictionary is a comprehensive reference for trades workers. Building trades, basic engineering, and architectural terms are presented in a highly illustrated, concise format.

Emphasis is placed on construction tools and equipment, materials, and processes. Similar to a standard dictionary, terms are defined, synonyms are identified, and illustrations are provided.

Over 1500 terms have been added to this edition and existing terms have been revised to reflect changes in the industry.

Includes a CD-ROM with the Building Terms in a searchable format. - more

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials
CR-1572180749
$34.75

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials -

This book is for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects – both residential and commercial. It covers the materials - including their strengths and any limitations – as well as installation tips and manhour estimates.

Here you'll find the true facts, not the hype, about a variety of alternative materials. These are quality components that can help you deliver a better overall product – something your customers will enjoy and benefit from long after you leave their projects!

All the products covered here have been used or well-researched by the author and represent a cross section of available products. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials covers materials used in each phase of a project in order – from the foundation to the ridge peak: - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy
Carpentry NEW!Carpentry -

The professional’s book of choice, provides a highly illustrated and straight-forward approach to step-by-step carpentry skill development.

In addition to comprehensive coverage of trade practices, tools, equipment, and materials, this edition includes expanded coverage of OSHA requirements, insulating concrete forms (ICFs), vinyl siding installation, deck construction, stairway code requirements, and trade organizations.

Carpentry has been thoroughly updated and expanded in this new edition to reflect both the latest trends and accepted practices of the carpentry trade.  Includes a CD-ROM that supplements the Textbook. - more

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Code Check Code Reference Series
Hundreds of Code Facts at your fingertips to build it right the first time -
"An indispensable guide for homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, and every building professional."

With over 200,000 copies sold, the Code Check Series is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information on the most up-to-date codes. The convenient size of these books and their durable, laminated, spiral-bound format enable them to withstand job-site use, with information clearly presented in hundreds of line drawings and tables. Compiled by three certified experts with over 55 years combined experience, the Code Check Series is endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO / ICC). >> Own the Set!

Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical - 4th Edition Code Check Complete, 2E
Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical Code Check Complete
       
Code Check Code Check 7th ed. - An illustrated guide to building a safe house
CR-9781600857751
$19.95
NEW!Code Check (7th ed.) -

This spiral-bound flip chart with heavy laminated pages provides you with quick access to answers to hundreds of common Code questions that face you on the jobsite. View the checkboxes and see at a glance what the requirements are.

Find answers to just about all your Code questions in the clear illustrations that explain the requirements and critical dimensions you need to stay within Code.

Using clear language and helpful diagrams, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2012 International Residential Code. It is also cross-referenced to the Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code.

It also lists a summary of the top Code changes in clear language so that you can see how the Code has evolved from the last edition. It is ideal for homeowners, inspectors, and builders working anywhere in the country.  - more

On the Lighter side

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  The Construction Game

The Construction Game

The Construction Game ™ teaches the gut-wrenching risks and rewards of the business.

Fun for the whole Family!

  The Farming Game

The Farming Game

Whether you are a real life Farmer or an Apartment Dweller this Award Winning game can make you laugh at some of Life's calamities.  - more

ConcreteCalc Pro
LE
-CI4225

$69.95 $59.95

ConcreteCalc Pro -

For Concrete, Masonry and Paving Professionals

Increase efficiency in the field or in the office with fast, accurate solutions for Square-ups, Loads, Area, Volume, Rebar, Drop, Stairs and much more.

  • Work in Yards, Feet-Inch-Fractions
  • Calculate Area, Volume and Weight per Volume
  • Automatic Square-ups and Drops
  • Rebar solutions for total Linear Feet and Weight per size
  • Complete Stair Layouts; set Riser Height and Tread Width
  • Equal Sided Polygons
  • Circular Solutions: Circumference, Arc, Cone, Column and More!
Concrete Formwork New!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.

Now in full color, this edition has been updated with expanded information on personal fall-arrest systems, concrete exposure hazards, concrete reinforcement, and heavy construction equipment and safety.

The Appendix and illustrated Glossary provide reference material, such as ACI and OSHA guidelines and regulations and the use of surveying instruments.- Instructor's Resource Guide also Available - more

Concrete Manual
CR-1580015018
$73.00
Concrete Manual -

The Concrete Manual, now updated to the 2006 IBC and ACI 318-05, provides the guidance and information inspectors and related professionals need to become more proficient in relating to concrete field practices and inspection.

Shows how to pour, how to affect strength, how to affect durability, how to avoid cracks and blemishes, types of aggregates, types of sealants, formwork requirements, proportioning the concrete mixture, how to test and control concrete, slabs on ground, finish and curing, precast and prestressed concrete, steel reinforcing, and special concrete techniques.

Filled with illustrations, diagrams, and photographs, this essential Code resource covers every aspect of concrete from the Code’s point of view. Includes CD-ROM for searching text and copying images in PDF format. - more

Concrete Principles Concrete Principles -

Concrete Principles Workbook w/ Answer KeyConcrete Principles provides comprehensive coverage of current practices used in the concrete industry.

Step-by-step placement, consolidation, and finishing procedures for flatwork and structures are featured, as well as formwork and reinforcement requirements.

Applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI and ASTM standards are cited throughout. An overview of concrete composition, analysis and testing, factors affecting concrete quality, basic math fundamentals, and concrete cost estimating are also included.
>> Instructor's Resource Guide also Available - more...

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Moisture Meters/Detectors

Measure moisture content of wall board, wood, concrete and other building materials to determine places of harmful mold growth or unseen water damage.

Typical applications also include checking moisture of concrete slab and wood before installation of floors, determining wood moisture content during drying process, and checking wood moisture before material is used for woodworking applications.

Amprobe MT-10 Moisture Meter
Amprobe MT-10
Moisture Meter
REED ST-123 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED ST-123 Pin
Type
Moisture Meter
REED ST-128M Non-Destructive Moisture Meter
REED ST-128M Non-
Destructive
Moisture Meter
REED ST-129 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED ST-129 Pin
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Moisture Meter
Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook
LE-MG0071468250
$59.95
Construction Codes & Inspection Handbook -

Ensure code compliance, accurate calculations, and quality, while saving time and money

Comprehensive, practical, and visual, this resource provides you with instant access to job-critical information.

  • 600 tables, charts, checklists and calculations for quick look-up
  • Provides job-critical data on every major building code, including the IBC (International Building Code) -- the world's most widely adopted building code
  • Jargon-free explanations clarify complex codes
  • Covers construction procedures and standards for commercial and industrial projects - more
Construction Databook - Construction Materials and Equipment
LE-MG0071613579
$89.95 $79.95
New!Construction Databook - Construction Materials and Equipment -

A thoroughly revised, all-inclusive compendium, Construction Databook, Second Edition contains hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, and illustrations covering all of the materials and equipment most frequently used at a typical job site.

You'll find easy-to-access, practical information on application, selection, dimensions, and installation of all construction components.

New details on sustainable materials and energy-saving options are also included.

Ideal for both commercial and residential projects, this one-stop resource will help you run any construction job more efficiently and economically. - more

Construction Estimating
Book w/ CD-ROM
New!Construction Estimating, 2E

Construction Estimating is a comprehensive introduction to estimating practices used in the construction industry.

This new edition of Construction Estimating provides a comprehensive introduction to the estimating practices used in the construction industry. The textbook not only covers how to develop estimates, but also provides a guide to information on drawings and in specifications.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been added throughout. BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components.

The Sage Timberline Office Estimating Products CD-ROM provided with the textbook includes a demonstration release of the Sage Timberline Office estimating Extended Edition. - more

Construction Inspection Manual
CR-9781557016423
$76.95
Construction Inspection Manual -

PROVIDES UNIVERSAL STANDARDS FOR DESIGN, SPECIFICATIONS, CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION

For over 35 years, the Construction Inspection Manual has been the nationally accepted guide used by the construction industry for specification writing and inspection procedures.

It features an extensive series of checklists for field inspection covering basic elements in a construction project and is formatted to correspond to the Construction Specification Institute's MASTERFORMAT.

This extensively revised and updated Eighth Edition brings the Manual completely up-to-date, with detailed testing procedures and inspection checklists covering everything from sitework and earthwork to finishes and electrical installations. - more

Craftsman National Construction Estimator 2014
CR-9781572182929
$72.50

New!National Construction Estimator 2014 -

62nd Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

New costs for 2014 include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators. - more

Construction Master Pro Desktop Model
LE
-CI44080

$89.95 $79.95

New!Construction Master Pro Desktop Model -

Advanced Feet-Inch-Fraction Construction-Math Calculator With Full Trigonometric Function for Contractors, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators & Draftspersons

The Construction Master Pro Desktop is the most complete construction-math calculator on the market!  With many powerful new built-in solutions and expanded preference selection; it’s easy to use for fast, accurate solutions to construction problems. 

Perfect for completing layouts, bids and estimates – saves time, money, materials and frustration.  No office should be without it. - more

Construction Master Pro Calculator / Workbook Combo - Buy Both and save! New! Construction Master Pro Workbook and Study Guide

The easy-to-use course that will help you learn common construction-math principals, building techniques and acquire the skills to utilize the Construction Master Pro advanced Feet-Inch-Fraction calculator – accelerating your productivity on the job and in the classroom. You will quickly solve routine construction problems or undertake complex design and estimating challenges.

The Workbook topics are modular for on-going reference and are developed with flexibility to work in conjunction with the construction jobsite from entry level to advanced studies. - more

Atlas Basic Construction Math Review
LE-WM-250-0083-07
$29.95

Basic Construction Math Review -

A Manual of Basic Mathematics for Contractor and Tradesman License Exams - Only those math basics that will help you pass that competency test are discussed in this manual. - more

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Inches-Feet Conversions
  • Percentage
  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Algebra Fundamentals
  • Equation Solving
  • Areas & Volumes
  • Tables
  • Answers

Construction Surveying & Layout
CR-1557013632
$51.95

Construction Surveying & Layout -

A practical guide to simplified construction surveying.

How to divide land, use a transit and tape to find a known point, draw an accurate survey map from your field notes, use topographic surveys, and the right way to level and set grade.

You'll learn how to make a survey for any residential or commercial lot, driveway, road, or bridge – including how to figure cuts and fills and calculate excavation quantities.

Whether you want to make your own layouts and surveys or just read, understand and verify the accuracy of surveys made by others, you should have this practical guide. - more

Contractor's Exam Book - How to Pass the Examination for Master Builder and General Contractor
LE-WM-280-2400-06
$44.95

Contractor's Exam Book: How to Pass the Examination For Master Builder & General Contractor -

Since the appearance of the First Edition in 1971, the need for this book has increased tremendously. Many thousands of candidates have applied for contractor licenses in the construction industry as more states and municipalities have written contracting license examinations into their law books.

Contractor licensing has itself become a "growth industry." Many colleges and universities now offer degrees in building and construction science. License fees and renewal fees have become a continuing source of revenue. In some states, continuing education credits are required for licensed contractors. - more info

 
Labor & Cost Guides:
 
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Construction
  • Earthwork
  • Electrical
  • Facilities
  • Framing & Finish Carpentry
  • Home Building
  • Home Improvement
  • Public Works
  • Repair & Remodeling
  • Mechanical
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Unit Cost
Craftsman CD Estimator 2009 Craftsman National Construction Estimator 2014 BNI Electrical Costbook 2014 Sweets Residential Cost Guide 2013 Sweets Repair and Remodel Cost Guide 2013
Deck Construction Based on the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)
IC-9781580018807
$39.95
NEW!Deck Construction Based on the 2009 IRC -

Designed to put the 2009 IRC® code text in the hands of the deck industry in a customized format that includes explanations, full colored photos and illustrations related specifically to deck construction.

This book provides the 2009 IRC® sections relevant to deck design and installation.

Deck contractors, designers, homebuilders, plan reviewers, inspectors, and manufacturers will all find this book helpful in completing their work in accordance with the 2009 IRC® provisions, and in enhancing their comprehension of how the code applies to deck design and construction. - more

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000354
$19.95

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference -

Nothing is more essential in the construction industry than reading blueprints, and this pocket reference is the best of the best!

Covering a multitude of trade industries, the DEWALT® Blueprint Reading Professional Reference gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, and others access to all the important information.

Readers will learn how to read and understand blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans, electrical plans, and more. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a quick refresher is a must! - more

DEWALT Building Code Reference
LE-DE-1111036624
$24.95 $19.95

NEW!DEWALT Building Code Reference, 2E -

Using the 2009 International Building Code and 2009 International Residential Code® as its foundation, the DEWALT Building Code Reference provides users with 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns.

From wall and floor framing to roof framing to foundations and footings, all the information you need to be successful in the industry is contained in this compact, easy-to-use reference guide.

Perfect for use on any jobsite and up-to-date with industry standards, this is a must-have for anyone in the construction field. - more

DEWALT Building Code Reference
LE-DE-0977718395
$24.95 $11.95

DEWALT Building Code Reference -

Using the 2006 International Building Code and 2006 International Residential Code® as its foundation, the DEWALT Building Code Reference provides users with 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns.

From wall and floor framing to roof framing to foundations and footings, all the information you need to be successful in the industry is contained in this compact, easy-to-use reference guide.

Perfect for use on any jobsite and up-to-date with industry standards, this is a must-have for anyone in the construction field. - more

DEWALT Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide, 2E
LE-DE-097974038X
$39.95

NEW!DEWALT Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide, 2E -

Prepare for your state or county licensing exam with the most comprehensive building contractor's licensing guide on the market today. -

With topics ranging from code and OSHA requirements to business management and building theory, readers are introduced to critical concepts. They are also given the opportunity to apply their knowledge, both with sample exams in the book, and simulated exam experiences in the back-of-book CD

The DEWALT Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide Second Edition provides complete coverage for exams that are based on the International Building Code® or International Residential Code®. Book w/ CD-ROM - more

DEWALT Construction Math Check
LE-DE-111112857X
$14.95

NEW!DEWALT Construction Math Quick Check -

DEWALT® CONSTRUCTION MATH QUICK CHECK: EXTREME DUTY EDITION has identified the mathematical formulas that are most commonly used in the construction industry and simplified them using a clear, step-by-step approach.

Topics include basic conversions, percentages, volume calculations, framing calculations, and more.

The guide also offers more than just solid content: its durable material makes it a toolbox- and site- friendly resource, and its tabs make it easy for your students to quickly access the information they need, when they need it. - more

DeWalt Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook
LE-DE-1133132057
$24.95

New!DEWALT Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook -

The DEWALT® Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook is an easy-to-understand reference for the complex safety and OSHA regulations that construction professionals face every day.

The book provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards, and safe work practices that should be adhered to on any jobsite.

Because the more complicated topics have been translated into simple, straightforward terms, workers can spend their time focusing on the OSHA-compliant practices that are emphasized instead of getting bogged down with complicated regulatory language.

In essence, this is a tool that truly makes construction safety clear. You won’t want to be without it - more

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977718336
$19.95

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference -

Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA.

All of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals.

More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information.

Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included, making this the number one pocket reference for safety and OSHA-related regulations. - more

DEWALT Contractor's Daily Logbook & Jobsite Handbook
LE-DE-143549993X
$24.95

NEW!DEWALT Contractor's Daily Logbook & Jobsite Handbook -

An ideal tool for contractors, builders, maintenance managers, and construction managers alike

DEWALT Contractor’s Daily Log & Jobsite Handbook is a two-in-one resource that provides all of the necessary elements needed to effectively run and complete a construction project.

Part One offers daily log pages, carefully designed to assist contractors in documenting everything necessary on the jobsite, from daily activities to weather conditions to schedule, deliveries, subcontractors, OSHA requirements, and more.

Part Two complements the preceding section by including a variety of resources related to the daily log, including a math/calculations section, an extensive jobsite safety/OSHA requirements section, Spanish/English translations and a comprehensive reference section. - more

DEWALT Contractor's Forms & Letters
LE-DE-0977718328
$39.95 $24.95

NEW!DEWALT Contractor's Forms & Letters -

The most comprehensive contractor’s forms and letters reference available comes with a CD-ROM that allows users to easily and effectively manage every area of their contracting business!

This extraordinary CD resource contains a user-friendly interface in which all of the forms and letters are easy to find and utilize in both Microsoft Word and Excel formats.

Together, the book and CD provide over 150 of the most useful forms and letters available on topics such as general company and staff communications, customer correspondence, accounting notices, and more

DEWALT Construction Professional Reference
LE
-DE-0975970984

$19.95

DEWALT Construction Professional Reference -

The Reference Guide for the Construction Industry - This outstanding "answer book" is the perfect professional reference for questions concerning basic building disciplines.

The DEWALT® Construction Professional Reference features at-a-glance information on hardware sizing, correct nailing patterns, walls and flooring, doors and door openings, roof pitches, stairway stringers, steel, excavation, masonry, and much more!

With illustrative diagrams and construction documents for use on the jobsite, this valuable reference is sure to be an effective tool from the configuration of a job to its conclusion. - more

DeWalt Construction Professional Pocket Reference MASTER EDITION
LE-DE-141806632X
$29.95

NEW!DEWALT Construction Professional Reference, MASTER EDITION -

For Residential & Light Commercial Construction

DEWALT Construction Professional Reference Master Edition is a must-have resource for anyone working in the residential or commercial construction trades.

This comprehensive job site solution provides contractors with easy access to a wealth of reference material including construction specifications, site work, concrete and masonry construction, foundations, carpentry, roofing, and drywall/plaster.

Covered exclusively in the master edition are topics such as job site safety, architectural design information, rigging, electrical and plumbing installations, fasteners, finish flooring, protective and decorative coatings, metal structural products and lightweight steel construction, engineering data and much more.

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977718336
$19.95

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference -

Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA.

All of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals.

More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information.

Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included, making this the number one pocket reference for safety and OSHA-related regulations. - more

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000311
$19.95

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference -

The Reference Guide for the Plumbing Industry

The DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference is a compact yet powerful resource tool for anyone working with plumbing systems.

This book covers everything you need including how to size pipe and fittings, calculate water demand, find installation requirements and specifications, design and install drainage and sewer systems, size hot water heaters and pumps, review excavating guidelines to help get the job done right. - more

DEWALT Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference
LE-DE-097771831X
$19.95

DEWALT Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference

The DEWALT Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference contains the essential facts and figures for almost every aspect of residential construction and residential remodeling available.

In it you will find valuable information on door framing and finishing, paint and caulking applications, walls and finishing, roofing and siding, telephone and cable TV wiring, fastener weights and strengths, rope strength, saw blades, and much, much more.

Supportive wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, and concrete and masonry diagrams provide the added clarity readers need to succeed both at home and on the job. - more

DEWALT Spanish / English Construction Dictionary
LE-DE-0977000397
$19.95

DEWALT Spanish/English Construction Dictionary -

The number one pocket dictionary for the construction industry is here!

This illustrated dictionary of the most common construction terms features Spanish and English definitions listed by trade as well as alphabetically!

By far the easiest-to-use reference available, the DEWALT® Illustrated Spanish/English Construction Dictionary boasts more than 200 illustrations that augment definitions and phrases relating to such important topics as employment, concrete and masonry, site work and demolition, construction safety and tools, carpentry and structural work, and much more.

DigiRoller Plus II
 

LE-CI6425
$169.95  $139.95

DigiRoller Plus II - Digital Distance Measuring WheelDigiRoller Plus II -
Digital Distance Measuring Wheel

Easy, One-Person Operation -
Take Fast, Digital On-Site Measurements!

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 new kickstand. - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Electrical Contractors' Business Forms CD-ROM
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The Electrical Contractors' Business Forms CD-ROM is loaded with essential forms created just for the electrical industry.

These forms will help ensure that your business transactions always look professional and organized.

Available in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word format, you can fully customize each of the over 40 forms for quick and polished documents every time. - more info

Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E
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NEW!Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E -

ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity.

This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections.

Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage. - more

Elevated Work Platforms and Scaffolding - Job Site Safety Manual
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Elevated Work Platforms and Scaffolding Job Site Safety Manual -

ELEVATE CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY!

Nowhere is construction site safety more at a premium than on elevated work platforms and scaffoldings. Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual, demonstrates how to keep these areas as accident-free as possible.

Written with authority by a trio of construction site safety experts, this heavily illustrated reference promotes safety through knowledge, correct equipment usage, and the careful application of construction regulations and standards. With a special emphasis on fall protection and collapse

Perfect for architects, engineers, contractors, and attorneys, Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual is the one volume you need to stay on top of this essential construction site safety issue! - more

Energy-Efficient Building Systems
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Energy-Efficient Building Systems -

Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption

Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results.

From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems…to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. - more

The Engineering Guide to LEED -New Construction
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New!The Engineering Guide to LEED -New Construction, 2E -

An Up-to-Date Guide to the Latest LEED-New Construction Guidelines

Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps you acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects.

The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, second edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the environmental systems and impacts on which many of the LEED-NC subcategories are based.

Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC.

Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included in this practical resource. - more

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Green Architecture - Advanced Technologies and Materials
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Green Architecture - Advanced Technologies and Materials -

The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture

Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings.

Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed.

This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. - more

Green from the Ground Up
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Green from the Ground Up -

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, , Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.

Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you’ll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy

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Handbook of Rigging

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Handbook of Rigging -

Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:

  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references concerning rigging - more

HeavyCalc Pro
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HeavyCalc Pro -

The Only Calculator Designed Specifically for Heavy Construction Pros!

Save time, eliminate costly errors, reduce material and labor expenses on all construction jobs.

Built-in functions quickly find solutions for Area, Volume, Weight, Slopes, Swell, and Shrink, Cut/Fill and More! Work in and convert between all building dimensional formats, including Metric.

The most effective equipment, manpower planning and estimating tool you can own!

For:  Engineers, Designers, Excavators, Highway and Heavy Construction Professionals - more

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines, 4th Ed.
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How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines -

Learn the Latest Money-Saving Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Any Briggs & Stratton Engine, New or Old!

Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.

Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems…to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos…carburetors… governors…alternators…main bearings…flywheels…coils…fuel pumps …air filters…rewind and electric starters…and connecting rods. - more

Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry
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New!Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry -

The perfect complement to hands-on safety training...

When a jobsite emergency arises, it's the people on the job that are the first responders. This gives those people — the contractors, the construction workers, and anyone else onsite — the critical responsibility of quickly and effectively acting to minimize damage and maximize safety. Prepare for this important role with JOBSITE FIRST AID: A FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

This book takes a systematic approach to responding to emergency situations, from minor burns to life-threatening events and situations.

It is the perfect complement to hands-on safety training, and it's ideally packaged to fit into your toolbox, glove box, or desk drawer, so that it can be easily accessed when needed. - more

 
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Learning Construction Spanglish
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Learning Construction Spanglish -

EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job – where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved – they need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with workers. That task gets considerably more difficult when managers and workers are speaking in different languages.

More than simple dictionary terms or phrases, managers need a tool for understanding the basics of the language their workers use – a resource that lets them communicate the myriad of questions, issues, schedules, and tasks that come up on a construction job. - more

Math for the Building Trades Math for the Building Trades -

Math for the Building Trades is a basic math textbook designed to assist entry-level building trade workers in understanding the math they will encounter on a daily basis.

Various building trades are depicted, using many examples, questions, and problems related to work in the field. An extensive glossary and appendix make this textbook an excellent resource as well as an effective training tool.

Includes a CD-ROM - a self-study aid with Quick Quizzes®, an Illustrated Glossary, Master Math™ Principles, Calculator Tutorial Videos, Media Clips, and Reference Material. - more

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers New!Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers, 3E -

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers WorkbookConstruction managers must understand all aspects of a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers provides an overview of these systems as required by general contractors, construction managers, and supervisors.

This new, comprehensive edition includes sustainable construction methods and energy efficiencies along with building automation retrofits of existing systems. Each chapter includes review questions that test for comprehension of the content covered.

This textbook can be used as part of a comprehensive mechanical construction management program. - more

Craftsman National Construction Estimator 2014
CR-9781572182929
$72.50

New!National Construction Estimator 2014 -

62nd Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

New costs for 2014 include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators. - more

National Contractor's Exam Study Guide
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$39.95
National Contractor's Exam Study Guide -

Turn to the National Contractor's Exam Study Guide to acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to ace this important exam on the first try.

Written by renowned construction author R. Dodge Woodson, this career-building resource reviews every topic covered on the National Contractor's Exam.

The book contains 1,500 questions and answers—presented in the same format used on the actual exam—plus numerous references to the 2006 International Building Code and many helpful illustrations that help clarify complicated codes and show how to use local codebooks to solve exam questions. - more

National Green Building Standard
CR-9780867186413
$35.95

New!National Green Building Standard -

This is the first ANSI consensus standard on sustainable Green Building for residential construction.

This book was written as a collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, and provides "green" practices and standards that can be incorporated into new homes, including multi-family buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green buildings are located.

The Standard is the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval. It offers a complete green-building rating system. - more

Practical Math, 3E Practical Math -

This new edition of a classic textbook presents basic mathematic concepts typically applied in areas such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, printreading, welding, boilers, and alternative energy.

Practical Math introduces and reviews basic math principles and operations by providing practical examples and industry-based applications. The textbook helps learners see why math skills are  needed on the job.

Explanations of mathematical operations are followed by step-by-step examples and selected math problems relating to the operation. Book w/CD-ROM - more

Prexiso X2 Laser Distance Measurer
LE-CI3350
$119.95 $99.95

New!Prexiso X2 Laser Distance Measurer -

True Laser Measuring – Easy to Use, Fast and Precise

Measures to 100-feet with accuracy of 1/8-Inch or better over the entire range

The PREXISO X2 is a one-person laser measuring tool for distances, areas and volumes. It is easier and faster to use than a tape measure, and more accurate than ultrasonic measures.

Quick, accurate measurements will help you make accurate material estimates, which will save you time and money. - more

Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste - A LEED-Based Toolkit
LE-MG0071625011

$69.95
New!Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste - A LEED-Based Toolkit -

A Complete Reference on Construction Waste Recycling

This GreenSource guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new construction and demolition waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines.

Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste provides the strategies and tools you need to develop and implement a successful jobsite waste management plan.

This practical resource also covers other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more...

Residential Construction Academy Facilities Maintenance
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Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance -

Using step-by-step photos as often as possible to convey important tasks, this book will train the residential facilities handyman in all the responsibilities of the job!

A refreshingly easy-to-read writing style and a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement within residential facilities combine to communicate common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, plumbing, and HVAC.

Safety for each task is addressed, as well as important employability skills for success on the job.

No-nonsense Information on tasks for which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, are also highlighted. - more

Rigging and Lifting Principles
AT-3648
$36.00

New!Rigging and Lifting Principles -

Rigging and Lifting Principles is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes.

Topics include weight and balance, lift points, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, cranes, and lifting procedures.

Safety practices are discussed throughout this textbook.

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Small Gas Engine Repair
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$24.95

Small Gas Engine Repair -

The Third Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows you how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps, and standby generators.

Completely revised and updated and offering a step-by-step approach, this bestseller covers all you need to know to repair and maintain a small gas engine and get professional results while saving money.

This in-depth guide by master mechanic Paul Dempsey includes the latest in small engine technology and gives you up-to-date information on overhead valve and overhead cam engines, carburetion advances, digital ignition systems, and more.

Dempsey explains how to troubleshoot and repair both two- and four-cycle engines. The author also reveals the shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that only working mechanics know. - more

Solar Power in Building Design
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New!Solar Power in Building Design -

Solar Power in Building Design is a complete guide to designing, implementing, and auditing energy-efficient, cost-effective solar power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

From basic theory through project planning, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods, this vital resource offers you everything needed for solar power design success.

Filled with case studies and illustrations, this state-of-the-art design tool covers new solar technologies…design implementation techniques…energy conservation…the economics of solar power systems…passive solar heating power…and more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, 4th Ed.
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$29.95

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines -

Harness the Latest Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Virtually Any Diesel Engine Problem

The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top condition.

Written by master mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, this hands-on resource covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls.

The book also contains cutting-edge information on diagnostics…fuel systems…mechanical and electronic governors…cylinder heads and valves…engine mechanics…turbochargers…electrical basics…starters and generators…cooling systems…exhaust aftertreatment…and more...

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