Report of the tests of metals and other materials for industrial purposes made with the United States testing machine at Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts, during the year ended ...

Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
G.P.O.
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Dec 31, 1906
Read more
Collapse
Pages
450
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Best For
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Architecture / Methods & Materials
Building materials
Metals
Strength of materials
Technology & Engineering / Material Science
Testing
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Collapse

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle
The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse and recycle resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the natural world as we live, create, and build.
For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices—and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our green future as it unfolds in front of us.
The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring—but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the environment? We can have a beneficial, sustainable footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.
Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way . . .

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers and owner-builders—methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws and common sense building principles to accomplish the same goal in much less time. And while there are many good books on traditional timber framing, this is the first to describe in depth these more common fastening methods. The book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers, including:
the historical background of timber framing
crucial design and structural considerations
procuring timbers—including different woods and recycled materials
foundations, roofs and in-filling considerations
the common fasteners

A detailed case study of a timber frame project from start to finish completes this practical and comprehensive guide, along with a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography.

Highly illustrated, this book enables "the rest of us" to build like the professionals and will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike.

Rob Roy is a former contractor with 11 previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of homes, as well as in the numerous outbuildings at Earthwood Building School which he founded in 1981 with his wife, Jaki. He is most recently the author of Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, 2003).

 TABLE OF CONTENTS 
CHAPTER ONE 
INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS: 
NEW OR USED CONTAINER: 
PERMITS AND REGULATIONS: 
CHAPTER TWO 
FOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
SITE CONDITIONS: 
CLIMATE: 
MARKET FACTORS: 
BUILDING DESIGN: 
EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS: 
TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION: 
CHAPTER THREE 
PLACING THE CONTAINERS: 
JOINING THE CONTAINERS: 
WELDING BASICS: 
ADVANTAGES: 
DISADVANTAGES: 
PARTS OF THE WELDER KIT: 
WELDING SAFETY GEAR: 
PREPPING & GRINDING THE WELD: 
COMMON WELDING PROBLEMS: 
CONTAINER REINFORCEMENT: 
CHAPTER FOUR 
ROOFS: 
TYPES OF ROOFS: 
1. SHED: 
2. GABLE ROOF: 
HOW TO CUT SHIPPING CONTAINERS 
CHAPTER FIVE 
ADVANCED FRAMING: 
ROUGH ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING WORK: 
SOLAR PANELS: 
PLUMBING: 
CHAPTER SIX 
CONTAINER HOME INSULATION: 
THERMAL BRIDGING: 
FLOORING: 
SAFETY LOCKS FOR YOUR CONTAINER HOME: 
CHAPTER SEVEN: RESOURCE DIRECTORY 
CHAPTER EIGHT: PLANS 
PUBLISHER 

Introduction to Shipping Container Homes: 

Shipping container homes are houses that are built using shipping containers. The strength, durability, availability, and the cost effectiveness of containers as building material has made these types of homes popular in recent years. When you buy a container, it might appear as hollow boxes with no windows or openings. However, these boxes are highly customizable; they can be stacked and welded together to create beautiful yet economical homes. The next section is about the pros and cons of living in a shipping container home.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.