Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance

First Edition
Author: Delmar, Cengage Learning
ISBN #: 140186483X
©2008   Publish Date: 08/16/2007
Binding: PB
Pages: 448
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $129.95


Using step-by-step photos as often as possible to convey important tasks, this book will train the residential facilities handyman in all the responsibilities of the job! A refreshingly easy-to-read writing style and a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement within residential facilities combine to communicate common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, plumbing, and HVAC. Safety for each task is addressed, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. No-nonsense Information on tasks for which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, are also highlighted.

Product Benefits:

  • The Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards drive this book, focusing coverage on the core topics for facilities maintenance as it applies to apartment complexes, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities
  • Ample checklists provide a clear path for readers while they complete each specific task, while Job Sheets assist learners in monitoring their progress
  • Discussions on the importance of ?soft? skills help readers brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities in order to optimize their employability
  • Essential information on safety and OSHA regulations and the organization of work tasks rounds out the comprehensive task coverage

Table of Contents:

1. Customer Service Skills
2. Organization of Work Tasks
3. Safety & OSHA Regulations
4. Tools and Equipment
4.1. Anchors & Fasteners
4.2. Hand Tools
4.3. Portable Power Tools
4.4. Stationary Tools
5. Pest Prevention
6.1. Safety, Tools & Equipment
6.2. HVAC Maintenance
7. Trash Compactors
8. Electrical Maintenance
8.1. Safety Practices & Interpret Plans
8.2. Electrical Materials and Supplies
8.3. Electrical Maintenance
9. Elevators
10. Painting
10.1. Surface Painting
10.2. Temporary Work Platforms
11. Practical Electrical Theory
12. Plumbing
12.1. Plumbing Materials and Supplies
12.2. Plumbing Maintenance
13. Appliance Repair and Replacement
14. Carpentry
14.1. Wood and Lumber
14.2. Identify Engineered Products, Panels & Sheet Goods
14.3. Framing Components
14.4. Interior Carpentry Maintenance
14.5. Inspection and repair of Exterior Carpentry
15. Grounds Keeping

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