Table of contents for A smart guide to high-value, low-cost construction / Fernando Pages Ruiz.

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Introduction	000
Chapter 1: Money Matters	000
A Hard-Dollar Cost Approach	000
The Affordability Equation	000
Achieving Blueprint Democracy	000
Every House Can Be Built Better	000
Great Expectations	000
Chapter 2: Design	000
Building a Better Box	000
Using a Modular Planning Grid	000
Inner Space	000
Lot Basics	000
The Language of Affordability	000
Chapter 3: Foundations	000
Concrete Is the Traditional Choice	000
A Soils Test Is a Good Investment	000
Concrete: More than the Basics	000
Do You Really Need a Footing?	000
Consider Alternatives to Conventional Foundations	000
Slab-on-Grade Foundations Are Affordable	000
Sealing Foundation Walls	000
Chapter 4: Framing	000
Optimum Value Engineered Framing	000
Building Walls the New Way	000
Prefabrication Is the Future	000
Alternatives to Wood Walls	000
Floor Framing	000
Stairways	000
Girders, Beams, and Posts	000
Installing Subfloors	000
Engineered Floor Systems	000
Framing the Roof	000
Installing Framing Connectors	000
Chapter 5 : Plumbing: Less May Be Better	000
Smart Layout Cuts Costs	000
Rethinking Supply Lines	000
Choosing Drain, Waste, and Vent Lines	000
Saving with Stainless Gas Lines	000
Shopping for Fixtures	000
Chapter 6: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
Take an Active Role in Planning	000
Selecting the Right Equipment	000
Sizing Equipment for the House	000
Planning the Network of Ducts	000
Fresh Air Is Important, Too	000
Chapter 7: Wiring and Light Fixtures	000
Fine-Tuning the Site Plan	000
Devising a Smart Floor Plan	000
Reducing Lights and Switches	000
Choose Wire Gauge Carefully	000
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters	000
Consider Aluminum Wire	000
Recessed Fixtures Save Money	000
Chapter 8: Insulation	000
Making the Building Tight	000
Plug the Small Gaps, Too	000
The Airtight Drywall Approach	000
Choosing the Right Insulation	000
Chapter 9: Windows, Doors, Driveways, and Walks	000
Pitched Roofs Are Better	000
For Siding, No Maintenance Is Best	000
Economizing with Doors and Windows	000
For Walks and Driveways, Skip the Concrete	000
Chapter 10:Interior Finish	000
Design One Detail at a Time	000
Making the Most of Drywall	000
Choose Paint Carefully	000
Installing Interior Trim and Millwork	000
Saving in the Kitchen	000
Flooring Makes a First Impression	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

House construction -- Cost effectiveness.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Cost effectiveness.