New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1995. First edition, fourth printing. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. xvi, 296, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, and some color photographs. Very good in very good DJ. Item #19336
Lumber prices soared in 1992 and 1993, resulting in a surge in alternative building methods, including new concrete homebuilding systems. Many were surprised to discover that CHS homes outperformed wood-frame homes in many areas, and could be aesthetically breathtaking. The result of a study of CHS techniques for several trade associations, this book thoroughly examines CHS archetype, providing in-depth discussion of factors to consider in choosing from among mortared block, mortarless block, poured concrete, or sprayed concrete. From the Old House Journal library.