"Residential Construction Databook" is written by Sidney M. Levy. It provides the data needed to plan projects, estimate costs, install systems, find product specs, comply with building codes, and solve on-site problems. It includes hundreds of tables, charts, diagrams, and illustrations covering materials and components most frequently utilized in residential construction. It focuses on easy-to-understand construction principles. Sidney M. Levy (Baltimore, MD) is a principal in his own construction business and is author of numerous books on construction methods and operations, including McGraw-Hill's "Project Management in Construction".