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Buildings don't just appear. While the aesthetics and theory of architecture have their glamour, architecture would not exist without the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts process of construction. Construction of Architecture gives architects, contractors, managers, trade workers, and anyone else involved in a building project a thorough overview of the process of taking or converting a fine design concept from a paper exercise to a finished, full-sized, occupiable and usable building.In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Ralph Liebing distills the often-complex procedures in the construction of architecture into clear, understandable phases. Connecting each phase to the next, he takes you step-by-step from project inception and documentation to code compliance to bidding and the contract through finalization of the project and occupancy of the completed building.This book is enhanced with features such as:Drawings and photographs of the building process.Samples of documents used in construction.A concise narrative of the construction of a typical commercial building, from start to finish.An Instructor Companion Site with an expanded glossary and additional resources.With this primer in hand, every aspiring building professional will have the solid foundation in the concepts and skills needed to bring any building project to fruition, from inception to occupancy.
"At various times, homosexuality has been considered the noblest of loves, a horrible sin, a psychological condition or grounds for torture and execution. David F. Greenberg's careful, encyclopedic and important new book argues that homosexuality is only deviant because society has constructed, or defined, it as deviant. The book takes us over vast terrains of example and detail in the history of homosexuality."--Nicholas B. Dirks, New York Times Book Review
This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a 'five-pound note' with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we see and touch.
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For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.This Fifth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience.The Fifth Edition features include:Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction projectExpanded coverage of production planningLarge foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the bookThorough and up to date, Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projectsFor more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources.Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.Features two integrated example projects--one civil and one commercial--fully developed through the textIncludes end-of-chapter questions and problemsDetails BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVAProvides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questionsConstruction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.
This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.
This book provides answers to the following problems: how to identify the most probable critical failures; how to describe and use data-concerning materials that are either heterogeneous, time-variant, or space-variant; how to quantify the reliability and lifetime of a system; how to use feedback information to actualize reliability results; and how to optimize an inspection politic or a maintenance strategy. Numerous authors from public research centers and firms propose a synthesis of methods, both new and well-known, and offer numerous examples concerning dams, geotechnical study, and structures from nuclear and civil engineering.
Where do trucks and tractors work all day?From quarries to mines, from the snow to beneath the ground, trucks and tractors work in all kinds of construction sites. Get an up-close look at the important work they do!
Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows readers how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around them. The book's current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts-challenging readers to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. They present deviance as a component of society, examine the construction of deviance, and explore the processes in society that create deviance. Intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. The balanced selection of readings is timely and engaging, while in-depth introductions, explanations of theory, and discussion questions guide readers through the fascinating material.
With a framework for analysing diverse social conflicts, this book covers all aspects of a conflict right from how they are waged, involvement of social media and how to foster constructive ways to resolve them.
This engaging book presents a range of creative, time-effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinically oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles of constructive therapy, the externalization and deconstruction of problems, narrative work with ADHD-diagnosed children, a solution-focused approach for dealing with cases of domestic violence, EMDR and the MRI interactional approach, actualizing the empty self in psychotherapy, emotional and spiritual healing, and more. Illustrative case examples are featured throughout.
"Constructive wallowing" seems like an oxymoron. Constructive is a good thing, but wallowing is bad.Right?But wait a minute; is it really so terrible to give ourselves a time-out to feel our feelings? Or is it possible that wallowing is an act of loving kindness, right when we need it most?Just about everyone loves the idea of self-compassion -- the notion that maybe in spite of our messy emotions and questionable behavior, we really aren't all that bad. In recent years there's been an explosion of books that encourage readers to stop beating themselves up for being human, which is terrific. Unfortunately, readers who aren't interested in Buddhism or meditation have been left out in the cold. Self-compassion is an everyday habit that everyone can learn, even if they a) aren't particularly spiritual, b) find most books about self-compassion too serious, or else c) have already overdosed on meditation.Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them is the first book to cut right to the chase, bypassing descriptions of Eastern philosophy and meditation techniques to teach readers exactly how to accept and feel their feelings with self-compassion for greater emotional health and well-being ... while making them laugh from time to time.It seems that the wisdom of "keeping your friends close and your enemies closer" applies to emotions as well as people. It's tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief or regret and treat them like unwanted guests; however, ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. They lurk in the background like punks with switchblades, waiting to pounce as soon as they see an opening.By learning to accept and embrace, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, people can keep their sense of personal power and, better yet, gain greater understanding and ultimately esteem for themselves. Feeling bad can actually lead to feeling better, faster!
Are there such things as moral truths? How do we know what we should do? And does it matter? Constructivism states that moral truths are neither invented nor discovered, but rather are constructed by rational agents in order to solve practical problems. While constructivism has become the focus of many philosophical debates in normative ethics, meta-ethics and action theory, its importance is still to be fully appreciated. These new essays written by leading scholars define and assess this new approach in ethics, addressing such questions as the nature of constructivism, how constructivism improves our understanding of moral obligations, how it accounts for the development of normative practices, whether moral truths change over time, and many other topics. The volume will be valuable for advanced students and scholars of ethics and all who are interested in questions about the foundation of morality.
Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements provides legal and practical advice on how to write a clear, solid legal agreement. It also explains how to define current projects, establish deadlines, avoid disputes, set fees and satisfy IRS requirements. The book includes tear-out agreements and a CD-ROM with over 15 agreements tailored to the most popular fields for independent contractors. The 6th edition is revised and updated and now includes a checklist that helps business owners determine whether someone should be classified as an employee or independent contractor.
Whether you're contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you or your business, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility. Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to keep within the law, stay out of trouble and get the job done. If you're an independent contractor... Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way -- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes with clients drum up new business If you're hiring independent contractors... Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money -- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights avoid disputes with independent contractors get your money's worth The 7th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors.
Designed for both independent contractors and the businesses who hire them, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements is the most comprehensive guide you'll find anywhere. The book shows you how to: define a project's scope, components, and duration protect trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes The new edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. It includes step-by-step guidance and all the forms you'll need to draw up the necessary contracts.
The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech--author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting--shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless, fill-in-the-blanks, step-by-step process for setting up your consulting firm. New sections include:Why A Consulting Career--Five Reasons Why You May Be a Good InvestmentHow Much Will Clients Pay?Your first "To Do" ListWhat to call your businessCreating and writing Business PlansOffice Location OptionsSetting up your office, including Furnishing Your Office and planning your Technical NeedsElectronic Records, including Monthly Expense Records, Revenue Projections, and InvoicingStaying Organized, including a Session PlannerDetermining your market nicheCreating your marketing planDeveloping your websiteReviewing your first year with your familyElectronic resource list, available onlineSkills And Knowledge Required of Consultants
Accelerated business growth consultant Hanan presents his formula for achieving sales success. Known as "consultative selling," this approach is based upon the repositioning of the salesman as a consultant, who helps his clients to be more competitive in business. Topics include, for example, making the switch from vending to consultative selling, sidestepping purchasing "gatekeepers," and avoiding the delays inherent in traditional price negotiation. The volume does not contain bibliographical references. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, capitalize on your talents and learn how help others achieve their business goals as a consultant. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more Entrepreneur Editors' Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists Downloadable, customizable business letters, sales letters, and other sample documents Entrepreneur's Small Business Legal ToolkitMore about Entrepreneur's Startup Resource KitEvery small business is unique. Therefore, it's essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business's needs. That's why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more - all at your fingertips!You'll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit Sample Business Letters Sample Sales Letters
Consulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes a reorganization and narrower focus of the topic, with new or updated information that delves into the specifics of running your own consulting business. There is greater emphasis on the business of consulting, along with financial and legal issues involved in setting up a consulting business, deepening coverage of consulting proposals, and entirely new chapters on higher-level consulting issues that more-established consultants are demanding.
Fully adapted for a UK audience by consultancy specialist, Philip Albon, this book is an essential guide for anyone considering making a career out of consulting. Offering practical advice on all aspects of setting-up and running a successful consulting business including; setting your fees, keeping track of time and money, building business with new clients, winning proposals and business networking, Consulting For Dummies is the easiest way to make a name for yourself and profit from your expertise. Sections will include:What's a Consultant?- Deciding to set up and finding a business directionThe Consulting Process- How to create a business proposal, analyse the data, develop recommendations, present the findings, and make sure they're implementedKey Consulting Skills- Presenting a professional image, time-management and organisation, communication skills, writing reports and presentations, using technologySetting up your Business- setting fees, drawing up contracts, setting up a home office, keeping track of time and money, multiplying effectiveness with support servicesMarketing- Promotion, getting new clients, using referralsPlus, new information on Business reality- preparing for tax audits and general small business financeThis UK edition of Consulting For Dummies will fully update readers on current e-marketing techniques and the current opportunities offered to those using the Internet to promote their business and build a client list. It will also be adapted to include core UK business and finance information, crucial for those setting up alone. Topics such as bookkeeping and basic accountancy have been added, plus content on UK tax and how government policies affect small businesses. This new edition incorporates updated currency systems in order to cater for the UK market.
Locavore leaders such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver all speak of the need for sweeping changes in how we get our food. A longtime leader of this movement is Wes Jackson, who for decades has taken it upon himself to speak for the land, to speak for the soil itself. Here, he offers a manifesto toward a conceptual revolution: Jackson asks us to look to natural ecosystems-or, if one prefers, nature in general-as the measure against which we judge all of our agricultural practices.Jackson believes the time is right to do away with annual monoculture grains, which are vulnerable to national security threats and are partly responsible for the explosion in our healthcare costs. Soil erosion and the poisons polluting our water and air-all associated with agriculture from its beginnings-foretell a population with its natural fertility greatly destroyed.In this eloquent and timely volume, Jackson argues we must look to nature itself to lead us out of the mess we've made. The natural ecosystems will tell us, if we listen, what should happen to the future of food.
The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is an invaluable source of information for all veterinary nurses setting up and conducting their own nursing clinics in small animal practice. From the basics of setting up the consulting room to running and marketing individual clinics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the role of the consulting veterinary nurse. A large section of the book details specific clinics run by nurses, including nutritional assessments, behavioural clinics, puppy parties, seasonal information campaigns, senior pet clinics and medical clinics for a full range of conditions from arthritis and dental problems to epilepsy and cancer. A chapter specifically on rabbit clinics is also included.Written by an experienced senior veterinary nurse, this is a vital guide for all veterinary nurses seeking to develop their consulting role and contribute effectively to the long-term success of their practice.KEY FEATURESProvides a comprehensive guide to the role of the consulting veterinary nurseDetails specific nutritional, medical and behavioural clinics run by nurses Includes advice on presentation, marketing and communicating with clientsDiscusses client compliance and internal procedure and protocol Contains sample diet history sheets and unit conversion charts for use in practiceEndorsed by the British Veterinary Nursing Association
Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy-and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape.As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat-a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives. Soon they will learn that some bonds are stronger than love-and some battles cannot be won without sacrifice.