• Ten to twenty thousand individuals take security-related exams each year
Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals. He currently works as a security consultant and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Consumers Digest, Crime Beat, Home Mechanix, Keynotes, The Los Angeles Times, and many other periodicals. He is the author of the “Lock” article in the World Book Encyclopedia and twelve security-related books, including McGraw-Hill's The Complete Book of Home, Site, and Office Security; The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Sixth Edition; Locksmithing; Master Locksmithing; and The Complete Book of Electronic Security.
Lighting Design Basics is the essential guide to this basic, but difficult-to-master aspect of interior design. Offering fundamental concepts and prescriptive techniques in a highly visual format, this book provides clear, practical guidance on utilizing the latest in lighting techniques and technology to showcase a space without sacrificing utility. Covering more than 25 different design scenarios with in-depth rationale for proposed solutions, this book provides insightful distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. Real-world case studies illustrate lighting design in residential, commercial, healthcare, education, and hospitality settings, and skill-building exercises offer practice for real-world projects as well as NCIDQ and NCARB exam preparation. This new third edition includes new instructor support materials, coverage of computer calculation software, and in-depth discussion on the latest in LED lighting.
Lighting is changing, both in the technology itself, and in the way a designer must approach it. This book provides immersive instruction through real-world settings, and practical guidance suited for immediate application in everyday projects.Get up-to-date on the latest methods and technology for lighting design Examine more than 25 design scenarios for different types of spaces Complete exercises to hone your skills or prepare for the NCIDQ or NCARB Create simple lighting designs and collaborate with architects on complex projects
Lighting can make or break a space. Improper lighting lends a space an uncomfortable feel, can induce headaches or eyestrain, and can even be hazardous—but thoughtfully designed and executed lighting adds that extra element so often missing from typical spaces. Lighting Design Basics shows you how to elevate any space through the fundamental tools and concepts of professional lighting design.
The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys—from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in most general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today’s cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors. You will also find an all-new chapter on frequently asked questions and a complete registered professional locksmith examination.
Written by a master locksmith and experienced author, the Seventh Edition offers detailed coverage of the latest techniques for lockpicking and fixing, safe opening and servicing, auto lock releasing, and electronic and high-security mechanical lock maintenance. You will also learn how to conduct a home security survey, get hired as a professional locksmith—even start up and run your own locksmithing business.
If you want an engagingly written, well-illustrated, cutting-edge guide to the fascinating field of locksmithing, your search ends here.
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.
Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on:Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects
You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more.
Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics• Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment
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Filled with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, charts, and checklists, this updated locksmithing resource covers locking mechanisms used in today's residential, automotive, commercial, and electronic security devices. Whether you want to install a home security system or start a successful locksmithing business, you'll find what you need in this book. Details about licensing and certifications and a sample Registered Professional Locksmith exam are included.
Locksmithing, Second Edition covers:Warded, lever tumbler, disc tumbler, side bar wafer, and pin tumbler locks Locksmithing tools Key-in-knob, deadbolt, and cylinder key mortise locks High-security cylinders Pushbutton combination locks Lock picking, impressioning, and forced entry Masterkeying Safe basics and drilling open safes Bumping keys Key coding machines Closed circuit television systems Access control, alarms, and system integration
150 Best New Kitchen Ideas offers an in-depth look at exemplary new kitchen designs from today’s most renowned architects and designers. Packed with 500 pages of gorgeous full-color photographs, it features the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective kitchen designs from around the world. Here are hundreds of ideas for lighting, floor, wall, and window treatments to create kitchens that are attractive, inviting, and highly functional, as well as a wealth of notions for cabinetry, countertops, sinks, and more.
Covering a diversity of current trends, 150 Best New Kitchen Ideas is an indispensable design and decorating resource filled with inspirational ideas for the homeowner, designer, interior decorator, and architect.