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Introduces and explains four basic engineering drawing projection methods – isometric, oblique, perspective, and orthographic – and demonstrates how to visualize a 3-D object from a 2-D drawing.

$72.00

What if you could build a house that saves Earth’s natural resources while saving you money? What if both energy efficiency and superb aesthetics could come from the same materials and design parameters? This informative program, winner of three 2005 Telly awards, takes viewers completely through the construction process of a hybrid home – a structure that is beautiful, highly functional, and Earth friendly; that generates all its own electricity; and that stays warm in winter and cool in summer without conventional heating or air-conditioning systems.

Students learn energy-saving techniques such as placing windows to maximize solar gain and using adobe to build interior thermal mass walls. Students see how natural building materials such as straw and mud can work together with high-tech elements to create a truly comfortable living environment. Includes information on post and beam construction, straw-bale walls, passive solar heating and cooling, radiant floor heating, electrical wiring, rainwater cisterns, design aesthetics, and much more.

DVD contains over five hours of information on building a straw-bale solar home. The 152-page handy reference guidebook complements the DVD with more than 400 full-color photographs and diagrams.

$66.95

Invaluable for all students of architecture and the building trades, design E2 examines international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture. Included are six 30-minute episodes of the PBS series that cover:

  • The rise of sustainable skyscrapers and apartment towers in New York City.
  • Community-based sustainable construction in Sonora, Mexico, and Austin, Texas.
  • The promotion of green building practices by Chicago's city government.
  • Recycling construction waste from Boston’s Big Dig project.
  • China's determination to improve its building practices and the ecological risk it poses if it does not.
  • The environmental leadership of three extraordinary architects – Kenneth Yeang, William McDonough and Wener Sobek.

$25.00 $18.75

Explains the principles of and the need for good dimensioning. All examples follow current (Y14.5M) ANSI standards.

$72.00

In this two-video series, drafting education expert Dr. Leonard Nasman shows students how to use basic drafting tools and equipment. Part 1 includes how to draw and erase lines at any angle using instruments such as T squares, triangles, lead holders, and erasers.

$72.00

In this two-video series, drafting education expert Dr. Leonard Nasman shows students how to use basic drafting tools and equipment. Part 2 explains curved lines; circles; and proper use of the compass, dividers, curve, scales, and more.

$72.00

Pleasing the eye is important, but a skilled designer also pays attention to the consumer’s mind, emotions, and needs. This video explains the basic elements of design and explores how they can be manipulated to create powerful visual and interactive experiences. Using examples in architecture, landscaping, graphics, and other fields, the program details the properties of lines, shape, tone, point, texture, color, and letterform and shows how designers organize these elements through contrast, patterning, figure-ground tension, and other methods. Students will find the lively animation sequences helpful as they absorb each design lesson.

$97.95

Modern Marvels returns to sadly productive territory to examine more engineering disasters. Computer graphics, location footage, and expert analysis reveal what went wrong. Disasters 20 examines the following events: a series of explosions at the BP Oil Refinery in 2005; the unusual circumstances that caused American Airlines Flight 587 to fall from the sky; dioxin contamination in Times Beach, Missouri; the untimely demise of NASA’s Skylab; and a fire that destroyed the Prazair gas company in June 2005.

$29.00 $21.75

Dr. Leonard Nasman, noted expert on drafting education, takes students on a comprehensive tour of drafting from a demonstration of how manual drafting tools are used through computer graphics techniques. These videos will save teachers hours of planning and perfecting lectures and curriculum. Dr. Nasman shows drawing techniques through a candid classroom presentation of engineering drawing exercises. Videos included are Drafting Tools and Equipment: Part 1; Drafting Tools and Equipment: Part 2; Basic Graphic Principles; Dimensioning; Multiview Drawing; and Section Views. Engineering Drawing Workbook, Item 72918, and Engineering Drawing Instructor's Guide, Item 72919, are included with this video set. Each video runs 25 to 30 minutes.

$382.95

For every activity or thing people are passionate about, there’s probably an engineer involved with it at some point. Sports, animal care, computers, music, amusement parks, movies, cars – they all require engineering.

Celeste Baine, author of Is There an Engineer Inside You? and High Tech Hot Shots, discusses the ever-widening career path available to those with engineering degrees. Plus, she shows you how to discover if you have what it takes to be an engineer.

$37.00

Teaches students how to create multiview drawings using orthographic projection.

$72.00

Covers sectional views, cutting planes, and unique manual drawing and computer graphics techniques.

$72.00
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