Residential Construction Academy: Principles for Construction

First Edition
Author: Mark Huth
ISBN #: 1401838375
©2004   Publish Date: 12/24/2003
Binding: HB
Pages: 288
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $129.95


Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry!
Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's Home Builders Institute and Delmar Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades.

This reader friendly introduction to the building trades helps users attain the skills and information necessary for success in a construction career. It thoughtfully examines the areas of workplace skills, mathematics, communications, print reading, safety, common tools, and job opportunities in the field. Chapter-opening objectives start readers on their way as they move through content that develops their ability to achieve those objectives. A host of chapter-ending activities engage readers in performing typically encountered on the job. This organized approach to learning helps users develop the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the industry today and in the future.

Product Benefits:

  • interactive format combines content and activities in one source, making this a perfect supplement for use with other Residential Construction Academy books or any core construction book
  • coverage helps cultivate the math, communication and workplace skills that students need to know for acquiring and retaining a job in the building trades
  • "success stories" provide information and advice from working professionals in a variety of construction trades, offering readers a sense of realism with the presentation of numerous career opportunities

Table of Contents:

PART 1 THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. Organization of the Industry. Working In The Industry. PART 2 SAFETY. Jobsite Safety. Safety with Scaffolds, Ladders, and Auxiliary Power. PART 3 CONSTRUCTION MATH. Whole Numbers. Decimals. Fractions. Linear Measure. Perimeter Area. Volume. Right Angles. Combined Operations. PART 4 TOOLS AND FASTENERS. Common Tools - Selection, Use, and Care. Fasteners. PART 5 PRINT READING. Views. Scales. Lines. Symbols. Plan Views.Elevations.Sections and Details

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