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Book: Psychotic Remodeling by Rick MacKay
"This is the guidebook of on-the-job problems. The following pages contain tales of scheduling, seduction, allowances, death, change orders, and criminal behavior. This "how-not-to" book is based on the notion that we all learn from our mistakes, for goof-ups seem to create a more indelible impression than the tiny triumphs that make up a day."
 
Book: Building Construction Field Forms...using Excel by Barton Jahn
A first of its kind book presenting 32 building construction field forms for use in commercial and residential construction. Using the Excel spreadsheet program affordable and accessible to all users, with easy to follow step-by-step keystrokes, this book helps the user to create field forms such as the Construction Daily Log, the Concrete Pour Card, the Structural Steel Erection Daily Log, the [...]
 
Book: Debugging Housing Design & Construction...at a glance Volume 1 - Black & White Edition by Barton Jahn
The theme of this book is the pursuit of excellence...the quest for information that will help everyone working in the housing construction industry to move closer to the ideal of perfection in design and construction, thereby increasing confidence, competence, and performance. At a glance...conveys the idea of a picture being worth a thousand words. The over 400 illustrations in this book, with [...]
 
Book: Debugging Housing Design & Construction...at a glance Volume 2 - Black & White Edition by Barton Jahn
I believe this 3-book series is an important new introduction of beneficial information into the standards-of-the-industry in the field of building design and construction. At a glance...conveys the idea of a picture being worth a thousand words. The over 400 illustrations and the images in this book, with a bare minimum of required explanatory text, provides the reader with a quick yet [...]
 
Book: Debugging Housing Design & Construction...at a glance Volume 3 - Black & White Edition by Barton Jahn
This Volume 3 represents 18-20 years of basic field research observing and recording problems in housing construction...working as a superintendent, bank construction inspector, and project manager. The topics covered include interior doors, windows, finish carpentry, cabinets, electrical, light fixtures, HVAC, plumbing, tile, stairs, and stair handrail. At a glance...conveys the idea of a [...]
 
Book: The Bricklayer by Rene Natan
Underneath the usual activities of a successful construction company, The Werkstein, lurk fraud, deception and murder. This all starts when Frederick Elliot Dalton, the owner of The Werkstein hires Moira Johnson, a female engineer in his otherwise all-male company. Fred knows that her presence can create problems, but he never expects it to trigger a chain of seemingly accidental deaths. Slowly, [...]
 
Book: Saints Under Construction - We are All a Masterpiece in Progress by Dr. Jeff Klick
Saints under Construction is a mentoring book but might be better described as a discipleship book. God designed the older, more experienced saints to instruct the younger ones in order to cover new ground and avoid old mistakes and previous pitfalls. One purpose of mentoring or discipling is to challenge the thought process of those that are following us (or in the case of a book, reading our [...]
 
Book: Evidence - Book Two of the Music Mystery Series by C.M. Albrecht
Detective Steve Music is back and boy are we glad.Dr. Haddon Dainsbury's bedroom is saturated in blood and his wife is missing.Detectives Steve Music and Kanietha Gerta are sure that Mrs. Dainsbury's body is missing because DNA evidence on "or in"her body will name her killer, but ...If they hope to catch this killer, they'll have to rethink everything they thought they knew about the collection [...]
 
Book: Faint Heart by Lizzie Ashworth
Cara Carson only wants one thing, and it isn't a man. Since the tragic death of her husband, she has focused on creating a business she could give herself to, a 'marriage' that will never leave her stunned in grief. Her recipes are perfected and the old house remodel is underway. But on this raw March morning, the contractor isn't returning her calls, there's a bulldozer mired in mud on the side [...]
 
Book: Whistlin' Dixie (Tempered Steel Book 1) by Maggie Adams
A man on a mission ... Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him. A woman protecting her family ... Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff's office with a sassy sway [...]
 
Book: Creating A Great First Impression - Being An Effective New Home Sales Center Receptionist by Steve Hoffacker
Many new home sales centers have receptionists whose job it is to greet the public, help them feel welcome, create a strong initial impression of the new home community, and engage them before they begin working a sales representative to explore specific opportunities available for them. In this Kindle eBook, there are many concepts, tips, and strategies for new home sales center receptionist to [...]
 
Book: Universal Design For Builders - Building & Selling Accessible. Safe & Comfortable New Homes by Steve Hoffacker
Universal design is an effective strategy for creating safe, convenient, comfortable, and accessible living environments, and now home builders have been given specific strategies and concepts that they can incorporate into the design of the new homes. The objective is to appeal to all ages and abilities and to implement solutions that are nearly invisible - ones that do not call attention to the [...]
 
Book: Story of a Texas Marine - The Autobiography of Nick Quintanilla by Nick Quintanilla
The autobiography of brave Texas Marine Nick Quintanilla, now sadly afflicted with Parkinson's disease. Follow Nick through his colorful childhood in the racial hotbed of South Texas, his hilarious introduction to the Marine Corps at boot camp, his progression through the ranks as he traveled the world, and his very colorful and often newsworthy post-military career in construction project [...]
 
Book: Building a Passive Solar House - My Experience Shared... by Tracey Allen
This book outlines the experience of building a passive solar house from start to finish by the building owners. Included in the book are ideas to help renovate existing homes to capture passive solar gain. Where possible installation instructions and/or costs are provided. There are a number of pictures showing construction including architect's design development drawings. (Robert Haggis, ECC [...]
 
Book: The Pyramid Home Book by Dennis Hayes
This book is a comprehensive examination of the pyramid form as applied to architecture in today's world of building, showing the form is superior to the traditional box shape, post and beam construction we have accepted as a tradition. It addresses greater safety (withstanding 250mph winds and 8.0 magnitude earthquakes) and a 300% higher efficiency of energy costs. Lower construction costs, a [...]
 
Book: Another World, Another Life by Erling Stoldt
Sandi is a student from Fiji who comes to Australia to study business. She makes ends meet by working part-time as a stripper. When she is introduced to a shady character, he involves her and a friend with an insider trading scam. Her friend does well at it, but Sandy finds she is not really a scammer. She then meets Ben, a young construction worker of Austrian descent, and the two come to [...]
 
Book: Letters from the Good War - A Young Man's Discovery of the World by Hugh Aaron
The letters herein, some one thousand of them, are a day-to-day three year account of what happened in the life of a young enlisted man serving in the Naval Construction Battalions - the Seabees - during World War II. They take the reader from the first day of boot camp, to various training camps around the U.S., to the Southwest Pacific and back home.
 
Book: The Busty Ballbreaker - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery) by Mathiya Adams
Hot dog vendor Mark MacFarland - "Mac" to his friends - is suspicious when a young construction worker, Wanda Warren, approaches him with a tale of conspiracy, fraud, and murder. A friend of hers died in a tragic work accident, but she thinks that there is more to the story than workplace tragedy. She thinks he was killed to keep him quiet. MacFarland is not so sure. He is initially convinced [...]
 
Book: Llywelyn by Michael Hill
Dyffryn bendithion daw: ... a beautiful valley in Wales, loved by Llywelyn, where he has lived and farmed all his life, but is now losing possession. It has been taken for a reservoir. He has fought all he can, but to no avail, and lost his wife and son in the process. He may also be losing his mind. Nerys, Llywelyn's daughter, feels alone and isolated, caring for her young son Davie, trying to [...]
 
Book: Space Race Sabotage - The Eleventh Token (Time Game Book 11) by D. A. Featherling
OFF TO THE FUTUREThe futuristic society pictured on the Time Game board promises an amazing visit to a technologically advanced time and place. The Willoughby twins can hardly wait to get there.Only one little problem. Instead, they find themselves in the middle of the desert trying to stop sabotage to a spaceship under construction, while dealing with Nevada's infamous Area 51. Not to mention [...]
 
Book: Collusion And Revelation (Collusion Equity And Revelation) by Julie Perry
Collusion And Revelation follows on from Collusion And Equity to complete the story. Danielle is happy for the first time in ages but will it be short lived? Nothing can prepare her for what lies in store. Will she ever find happiness or the justice she so desperately craves? How many times is she supposed to pick herself up and try and again? Will she survive and come to terms with the [...]
 
Book: Gift of the Pharaohs - Renaissance Egypt by Allen L Pollens
The Egyptian civilization began in 3150 BC with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. Its history is that of a series of stable kingdoms, separated by some less stable periods. The success of the ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River valley for agriculture. The predictable flooding and controlled [...]
 
Book: Getting Lucky (The Tempered Steel Series) by Maggie Adams
Lawrence "Lucky" Coalson is on the track of the arsonist that torched his older brother's construction company. The clues have led him to the Mississippi Flame Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking a job as a bouncer there, he hopes to find a connection to the vandalism or even the arsonist. What he finds is a blonde bombshell in a bit of trouble, so like the alpha male he is, Lucky comes to the [...]
 
Book: Found in Translation (Altered Hearts Book 1) by Roger E. Bruner with Kristi Rae Bruner
Kim Hartlinger eighteen and spoiled arrives on a mission trip to Mexico and discovers, to her chagrin, that she'll be doing construction in a tiny remote village without plumbing and electricity, rather than evangelism in a medium-sized town with a McDonald's. . . "Roughing it" isn't exactly what Kim had in mind when she signed up for this trip. As if that isn't enough, the group is without a [...]
 
Book: The Hitman - A short Story by Peprah Boasiako
When The Hitman woke up on that beautiful summer day, he had no idea his life would take a turn for the worst, or was it the best? He was just a working man, earning a living as a construction worker. It was that day's chain of events that turned his heart ice-cold. Now living on the other side of the law, The Hitman is faced with saving a reputed state official's political career, as well as [...]
 
Book: A Love Story - Lydia & Jerome by Olivia Williams Ball
The quiet laid back single mother wanted more. She enjoyed the PTA meetings, the soccer games with her son, hanging out with her sisters and an occasional outing with her girlfriend. But the thirty-three year old African American nurse craved something she had never had; a loving and long-lasting relationship with a man. Lydia met Jerome, an educated white-collar worker with a body like a [...]
 
Book: American Entrepreneur - An autobiography of William Henry Joiner, Jr.
American Entrepreneur follows the amazing life of Bill Joiner, a true self-made businessman in the best American tradition. From wild early days in Texas to a life of service to God and his church, Joiner blazes his own path through hunting, sports, adventure and his love of life. Joiner's say-yes, can-do attitude leads to adventures across the United States, Japan and Europe. He creates [...]
 
Book: Post-War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside
World War II has ended and the soldiers are coming home. After years of following her crop worker father, motherless Claire Flanagan is also coming home. If she can keep her father in one place long enough, she plans to follow her dreams to Hollywood. Until she meets Benjamin. Benjamin Russell has been working since he was fifteen to support his mother and siblings. What he most wants in life is [...]
 
Book: Deluge by Daniel Diehl
Noah's wife and sons knew he was old but they assumed his claim of being over 600 years old was a joke. But when he begins hearing a disembodied voice claiming to be an unknown God who was about to destroy the world, they begin fearing for his sanity. When Noah insists on building a huge ship to save his family they are certain that advancing age is destroying his mind - at least that's what they [...]
 
Book: A Killing Among the Dead by Diana M. Wilder
Wenatef, an officer and Kinsman high in Pharaoh's service, has been assigned to guard the workers at His Majesty's tomb while it is under construction. Troubled by whispers of robbery and corruption among the tomb workers, themselves, but excluded from their counsels, he finds himself fighting shadows until the night he awakens in utter darkness with the taste of blood in his mouth, his life [...]
 


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