CONSTRUCTION CALCULATORS, ILLUSTRATIONS, TIPS, ARTICLES, VIDEOS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC.

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VARIOUS CALCULATORS, ILLUSTRATIONS, TIPS, ARTICLES, VIDEOS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC. 
 

ADA  
  • Fair Housing Act Design Manual   A manual to assist Designers and Builders in meeting the Accessibility Requirements of the Fair Housing Act.Released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1996 and revised in 1998. The manual provides comprehensive information about accessibility requirements which must be incorporated into the design and construction of multifamily housing.
 

Air Conditioning
 
 

Angle's
 
 

Area
 
  • Area Calculator - Public use calculator provided by csgnetwork.com that allows the user to determine the area of an Ellipse, Parabola, Parallelogram, Pyramid, Trapezoid, Surface, Irregular Polygon, Land Parcel, Triangle, Square, Rectangle, etc.

Buildings
 
 

Boardfeet
 

Ceilings and Attics
 
 

Commercial Building 
 
 
Concrete Calculators

 

Standard Pre-Mix Bag Concrete Quantity and Cost Calculator - Presented by csgnetwork.com


Decks

 
  • Deck Design - TimberTechs free Design a Deck tool enables you to design your own deck on-line and when you're done print out a 3-D model, decking materials list and installation guidlines.
  • 2006 ICC Deck Design Manual A manual to assist in the design and construction of Residential Decks based on the 2006 International Residential Code Released by the American Forest & Paper Association. This manual applies to single level residential decks only
 

Drywall
 
  • Drywall Quantity and Cost Calculator - Public use calculator provided by csgnetwork.com which will calculate the amount of sheetrock needed to drywall an area or a room along with a cost estimate based on your input.

Electrical
 
 

Elevation
 

Flooring
 
 

Foundations
 

Fractions to Decimal Equivalents
 
  • Fractions to Decimal Equivalents Chart - View

Insulation
 
  • Installing Ductboard - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Insulating Attics and Walls (Cellulose) - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Insulating Ceilings (Cellulose) - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Insulating Ceilings (Fiberglass) - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Insulating Walls (Cellulose) - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Insulating Walls (Fiberglass) - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Structural Insulated Panels - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center - Source CEC
  • Wall Insulation Details - Video by the Building Energy Codes Resorce Center - Source CEC 

Land 
 
  • Acreage Calculator - This public use calculator offered by csgnetwork.com  is designed to supply the user the acreage (number of acres), square feet, square yards and square inches, based on the value entered by the user.
  • Ground Cover Quantity and Cost Calculator - This public use calculator is offered by csgnetwork.com 

 


Moisture

 


Plastic Sheeting

 

 

 


Pulley's

 


Pumps

 

  • EPA Publications Listing and links of a variety of released publications.  Provided in pdf versions.  Click link to EPA Publications for a full listing of the releases and other versions (i.e. html) that are available.
  • A Citizen's Guide to Radon - The guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.  This guidance offers strategis for testing your home for radon and discussions of what steps to take after you have tested, discussions of the risk of radon and radon myths.
  • Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon - Resistant Homes - This 81 page, fully illustrated guide contains all the info needed in one place to educate home builders about radon-resistant new construction.
  • Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction - How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home.  This booklet is for people who have teste their home for radon and confirmed that they have elevetated radon levels -- 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.  This booklet can help you: Select a qualified contractor to reduce the radon levels in your home, Determine an appropriate radon reduction method, and maintain your radon reduction system.
  • Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon - This booklet is intended for anyone who is buying or selling a home, real estate and relocation professionals, home inspectors and others.
  • Local Efforts to Reduce Exposure to Radon - Every day in the U.S. someone is exposed to radon gas in their home.  EPA and its partners are working to inform and educate citizens of the dangers associated with exposure to radon gas.
  • Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings - This document is intended to serve as a bodel for use by the Model Code Organizations, States and other jurisdictions as they develop and adopt building codes, appendices to codes, or standards specifically applicable to their unique local or regional radon control requirements. 
  • EPA SLIDESHOW An EPA  slideshow to the Introduction, Behavior, and Radon Mitigation System Design and Installation.This is a slide-show format instructional presentation produced by Doug Kladder, Colorado Vintage Companies, presented by the US EPA and the Regioonal Radon Training Centers for many years.
  • EPA VIDEO This video is provided by the EPA and is a short visual educational tool on how to best include radon in residential real estate transactions. (22.7MB, 13.10 minutes, Windows Media Player)
 

Roofing
 
 

Stairways
 

Ventilation
 

Volume