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Residential Steel Design & Construction

Residential Steel Design & Construction

By John H. Hacker, Julie A. Gorges

Design and build energy efficient steel-framed houses as a practical alternative to wood!

Price: $41.95
ISBN: 9780070254763
Product Code: 0070254761
Year: 1998
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 493
Publisher: BNI Publications, Inc.

Learn to design and build steel-framed residential structures that are energy efficient, low in cost, and easy to build. Using examples from award-winning houses, this clear, step-by-step guide provides everything a residential contractor needs to know to build a steel-framed house quickly and easily.

The book will enable you to:

  • Select the right materials and tools
  • Use energy-efficient HVAC units, appliances, and lighting
  • Choose the best windows and doors
  • Optimize landscaping and solar design
  • Overcome steel's thermal deficiencies through proper design and insulation
  • Surpass the energy efficiency of traditional building materials
  • Conduct your own Model Energy Code energy analysis for compliance with HUD regulations
  • Explore CABO- and UBC-approved steel framing details for a complete two-bedroom house plan

If you are looking to build a steel frame home, let this book show you how!