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  1. testo 606-1 measures material moisture. Material moisture is displayed in percent by weight using stored material characteristic curves for wood and building materials. Accurate wood moisture measurement with stored characteristic curves for beech, spruce, larch, oak, pine, maple Additional characteristic curves to locate wet points in building materials for cement screed, concrete, plaster, anhydrite screed, cement mortar, lime mortar, brick Hold function for easy readout of readings Display illumination Self-test function Protective cap for safe storage Belt case, wrist strap and calibration protocol included Storage temperature: -40 to +70 C Operating temperature: -10 to +50 C Battery type: 2 batteries Type AAA Battery life: 200 h Weight: 90 g Dimensions: 119 x 46 x 25 mm Probe type: Conductive measurement cell Meas. Range: 0 to 50 % Accuracy: ±1 % Resolution: 0.1

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  2. In addition to material moisture, testo 606-2 also measures air moisture and temperature. In this way, drying conditions can be reliably assessed directly on-site Precise measurement of wood moisture with stored characteristics curves for beech, spruce, larch, oak, pine, maple Additional characterisitic curves for cement screed, concrete, plaster, anhydrite screed, cement mortar, lime mortar, brick Hold function for easy readout of readings Display illumination Self-test function Protective cap for safe storage Including wrist strap and belt holder Measurement of temperature and humidity in ambient air Air humidity measurement with the long-term stable Testo humidity sensor Incl. dewpoint calculation and wet bulb Storage temperature: -40 to +70 C Operating temperature: -10 to +50 C Battery type: 2 batteries Type AAA Battery life: 130 h Weight: 90 g Dimensions: 119 x 46 x 25 mm Probe type NTC Meas. range: -10 to +50 C Accuracy: ±0.5 C Resolution: 0.1 C Probe type Conductive measurement cell Meas. Range: 0 to 50% Accuracy: ±1% Resolution: 0.1 Probe type: humid. sensor, cap. Meas. Range: 0 to 100 %RH Accuracy: ±2.5 %RH (5 to 95 %RH) Resolution: 0.1 %RH

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  3. Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.

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  4. This standard building materials sourcebook summarizes technical data and practical information and identifies appropriate solutions to any given problem in low-cost construction.

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  5. Pocket QP2310 Moisture Level Meter for Wood and Building Materials

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  6. As a direct consequence of increasing concerns around environmental sustainability, and with a focus on reducing the carbon footprint of any building, architects are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to build responsibly, yet imaginatively. Innovation and Application of Green Building Materials is a comprehensive guide to creating sustainable buildings, using a range of resources that have a unique identity, a unique imprint that finds a connection with the natural environment. Using materials sourced from around the globe including local stabilised earth brick from West African, bamboo from Southeast Asia, this is a diverse collection of houses built from wood, stone and glass; reflecting local culture and its ecology, informed by a new sustainable design philosophy.

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  7. The timber-framed home is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own classic timber-framed house — one that's enduring, and features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction. Following the traditional "hall-and-parlor" home design, architect and builder Jack Sobon carefully and clearly explains finding the ideal building site; creating the master plan; selecting the best tree species; hewing and milling timbers; assembling the frame; installing wall sheathing, windows, and doors; designing and finishing the interior; expanding on the plan.One of the best-known and most distinctive figures in the timber-framing revival, Jack Sobon knows how to make home building affordable with economical hand tools, by taking control of the processing of building materials, and through using local inexpensive supplies.The basic house design of this book is easily adapted to meet different needs. Sobon's practical advice incorporates the latest knowledge on building a healthy house, integrating natural systems, and finding effective home heating solutions.

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  8. A comprehensive guide to the physical construction of buildings from the 1840s to the present, this study covers the history of concrete- , steel- , and skeleton-frame buildings, provides case histories that apply the information to a wide range of actual projects, and supplies technical data essential to professionals who work with historic structures.

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  9. A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like:Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek RevivalDrawings of the essential parts of different buildingsUnique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architectureFrom Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!

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  10. Written by an architect with many years' experience in practice and teaching, this book is a well-illustrated introduction to the great range of materials used in much of the world's building and construction. It is the only book of its type on the market, and suitable for anyone teaching or studying for building trades, architecture, building, landscape design, structural engineering, and allied disciplines. When first published, a reviewer commented, "This book has filled a large gap in publications available to both students and the building professions." The Fourth (2009) Edition is now available, incorporating many references to current standard codes, research, manufacturers, and other authoritative information on the internet, to expand content further if needed.

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  11. Although steel and glass dominate modern cities, Britain boasts innumerable beautiful examples of more traditional construction methods. Many date from the period before easy nationwide transportation, when materials were usually grown or extracted locally, and as a result Britain has a varied legacy of vernacular buildings that reflects its multitude of different landscapes. They display a rich and colorful palette of materials, from the honey-colored stone of the Cotswolds to the red earth of Devon and grey granite of Aberdeen. In this book, buildings historian Matthew Slocombe looks at the range of materials used for walls and roof coverings, explores the processes involved in their extraction, production and manufacture, and outlines the diverse range of skills required for their use in construction.

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  12. Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.

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  13. Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials presents the state-of-the-art development in: - Structural Engineering - Road & Bridge Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering - Architecture & Urban Planning - Transportation Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering - Engineering Management - Computational Mechanics - Construction Technology - Building Materials - Environmental Engineering - Computer Simulation - CAD/CAE Emphasis was given to basic methodologies, scientific development and engineering applications. Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials will be useful to professionals, academics, and Ph.D. students interested in the above mentioned areas.

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  1. From Egypt and Classical Greece and Rome through the building booms of the Gothic era and the Renaissance, and from the Industrial Revolution to the present era of digital modeling, Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering, and Construction, charts centuries of innovations in engineering and building construction. This comprehensive and heavily illustrated volume, aimed at students and young professionals as well as general readers, explores the materials, classic texts, instruments, and theories that have propelled modern engineering, and the famous and not-so-famous buildings designed through the ages, from the Parthenon to Chartres Cathedral and the dome of St. Peter’s, from eighteenth-century silk mills in England to the Crystal Palace, and on to the first Chicago high-rises, the Sydney Opera House, and the latest “green” skyscrapers.The book concentrates on developments since the industrial and scientific revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Incorporated within the continuous narrative are sidebars with short biographies of eminent engineers, excerpts from classic texts, stories of individual projects of major importance, and brief histories of key concepts such as calculus. Also included are extensive reference materials: appendices, a glossary, bibliography, and index.

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  2. Consumer Behavior: Building Marketing Strategy builds on theory to provide students with a usable, strategic understanding of consumer behavior that acknowledges recent changes in internal and external influences, global marketing environments, and the discipline overall. Updated with strategy-based examples from an author team with a deep understanding of each principle’s business applications, current and classic examples of both text and visual advertisements throughout the text will serve to engage students and bring the material to life. The 13th edition of Mothersbaugh/Hawkins is tech-forward in both format and content, featuring the addition of Connect’s robust digital suite, including SmartBook and other assignable interactives to help students learn, apply, and expand upon core marketing concepts and make assignment management and outcomes-based reporting easy.

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  3. “The New York Times Book Review, “ Top 10 Book of the Year“Time Magazine, “ Top Ten Fiction Book of the Year“Publishers Weekly, “Best Book of the Year“2013 Lynd Ward Prize, “ Best Graphic Novel of the Year“4-time 2013 Eisner Award Winner, “ including Best Publication, Best Writer/Artist and Best Graphic Album“Newsday,” Top 10 Books of 2012“Entertainment Weekly,” Gift Guide, A+“Washington Post,” Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012“Minneapolis Star Tribune,” Best Books of the Year“Cleveland Plain Dealer,” Top 10 Fiction Books of the YearAmazon, Best Books of the Year/Comics“Boing Boing,” Best Graphic Novel of the Year“Time Out New York,” Best of 2012“Entertainment Weekly,” Best Fiction of 2012 Everything you need to read the new graphic novel “Building Stories” 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets. With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it s reassuring perhaps even necessary to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity while discovering a protagonist wondering if she ll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you re feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep). A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times” and “McSweeney s Quarterly Concern,” “Building Stories” collects a decade s worth of work, with dozens of never-before-published pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical). “

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  4. Free Delivery Worldwide : Building Materials : Hardback : John Wiley and Sons Ltd : 9780471290841 : 047129084X : 26 Nov 1997 : Covering the dangerous properties of 1,448 common building materials, this reference guide is similar to VNRs classic Saxs Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, except that the information is tailored specifically to the building industry. This first edition of Building Materials: Dangerous Properties provides users with access to comprehensive health, hazard, and safety data on materials used in waterproofing, insulating, fireproofing, roofing, painting, plastering, building and treating...

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  5. Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces—including vertical gardening.Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects.This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons:- Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height).- Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem.- Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds.- Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can’t make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no- brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard!Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!

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  6. Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure.From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you’ll need and a relative skills rating.Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.

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  7. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Building Materials of Pennsylvania : Paperback : Kessinger Publishing : 9780548479087 : 0548479089 : 30 Sep 2007 : This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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