The How-To of Building Practical Guide - The Perfect Guide for Contractors, Home Owners and Professionals

Table Of Contents

CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION 5
2 TRAINING IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY 13
3 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING 17
4 BUILDING DRAWINGS 33
5 SPECIFICATIONS 49
6 COST ESTIMATING 59
7 BUILDING ADMINISTRATION & ORGANISATION 69
8 SAFETY & GENERAL SITE CONSIDERATIONS 103
9 TOOLS 113
10 SITEWORKS 163
11 ALTERNATIVE BUILDING METHODS 193
12 FOUNDATIONS 197
13 SUPERSTRUCTURE 255
14 FORMWORK & SCAFFOLDING 359
15 ROOFING 371
16 PLUMBING 453
17 ELECTRICAL 519
18 PLASTERING 553
19 CEILINGS & PARTITIONS 575
20 CARPENTRY & JOINERY 601
21 FASTENERS, ADHESIVES & ABRASIVES 635
22 METALWORK 645
23 GLAZING 661
24 PAINTING 685
25 TILING 707
26 FLOORING 723
27 SPECIALISED CONTRACTORS 767
28 ADVERTISERS 806