McGraw-Hill Construction Locator (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): Building Codes, Construction Standards, Project Specifications, and Government Regulations / Edition 1

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If you're a building professional, here's your chance to slash untold hours of bureaucratic legwork from your schedule—with the McGraw-Hill Construction Locator.

Packed with a wealth of time-saving and budget-preserving solutions, this unique, 600-page resource delivers clear, where-to-find-it directions to:

  • Building codes
  • Building documents
  • Construction standards
  • Project specifications
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Government services
  • And more!


The McGraw-Hill Construction Locator is much more than a directory. It also gives you descriptions and contact information for the nearly 500 organizations that develop and produce these documents, codes and standards. Plus, the book follows the universally accepted CSI Master Format, to help accelerate your searches even more.


Written by a 40-year veteran of the construction industry, the McGraw-Hill Construction Locator is the resource you'll turn to again and again during every project. It promises to dramatically minimize the time you spend wrangling paperwork - and maximize the time you can spend doing what you do best.

Companion web site features exclusive content!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071475303
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Construction Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years of editorial experience including 18 years with Engineering News Record, Perspectives, and Private Power Executive magazines. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Building and Construction Technology, co-editor for Handbook of Rigging and Scaffolding, and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations. His early career included a tour of duty with a USN Mobile Construction Battalion as Project Engineer, and positions as Construction Field Engineer for a number of engineering firms in New York, Massachusetts, and California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Historical Perspective     2
Document Identification     4
Building codes     4
Construction standards     5
Standard categories     5
Project specifications     6
Government regulations     7
Miscellaneous restrictions     7
Regulations Knowledge     8
Development Procedures     10
Application Problems     12
References     12
Building Codes     13
International Codes     14
Code Commentaries-ICC     15
Specialty Industry Codes     16
Construction Standards     19
Facility Construction     20
General     20
Existing conditions     27
Concrete     31
Masonry     33
Metals     35
Wood, plastics & composites     44
Insulation     47
Openings     48
Finishes     49
Specialties     50
Equipment     50
Special construction     50
Conveying equipment     51
Facility Services     51
Fire suppression     51
Plumbing     57
Heating, ventilating & air conditioning     64
Integrated automation     67
Electrical     67
Communications     75
Electronic safety & security     76
Site & Infrastructure     76
Earthwork     76
Exterior improvements     77
Utilities     77
Transportation     77
Waterway & marine construction     80
Process Equipment     80
Pollution control equipment     80
Project Specifications     87
Facility Construction     88
Facility Services     105
Site & Infrastructure     111
Process Equipment     113
Government Regulations     117
Federal Acts & Laws     119
Asbestos     119
Endangered species     119
Energy conservation     119
Energy policy     120
Environmental protection     120
Fasteners     120
Fire protection/prevention     120
Hazardous & solid wastes     120
Historic preservation     120
Housing     121
Noise control     121
Pesticides     121
Pollution control     121
Safety & health     121
Transportation     122
Water resources     122
Construction Criteria Base     122
Disc A     122
Disc B     123
Disc C     124
Disc D     124
Document Distributors     125
Research & Development     126
Acoustics     126
Airports     126
Arid regions     126
Asbestos     126
Atmospheric sciences     126
Barrier-free design     126
Bridges     126
Building technology     127
Ceramics     127
Chemicals     127
Coastal     127
Cold regions     128
Combustion technology     128
Computers     128
Concrete     128
Conservation     128
Construction materials     128
Construction technology     128
Correctional facilities     129
Corps of engineers     129
Earth sciences     129
Earthquakes     129
Ecology     130
Electrical/electronics     130
Emergencies/disasters     130
Energy     130
Engineering technology     131
Environmental     131
Fire protection/prevention     132
Departments     132
Hazards     133
Housing     133
Hydraulics     133
Hydrology     133
Maps & mapping     133
Materials science     134
Nondestructive testing     134
Nuclear technology     134
Pavements     134
Plastics     134
Plumbing     134
Shock & vibration     134
Software     135
Soil mechanics     135
Standards     135
Structures     135
Technical publications     135
Thermodynamics     135
Toxic hazards     135
Water & wastewater     135
Weather/climate     135
Wood & lumber      135
Reference Publications     137
Standards Writing Bodies     143
Document Distributors     149
Keyword Index     153
Organization Acronyms     183
Organization Profiles     197
Index     285
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