Residential Construction Academy, Basic Principles for Construction

Second Edition
Author: Mark W. Huth
ISBN #: 1418052515
©2008   Publish Date: 05/15/2007
Binding: HB
Pages: 320
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $129.95

Description:

Ideal for anyone beginning a career in the building trades industry, Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 2E provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of the core academic areas that are necessary for success in the field. Topics include work ethic, math, communications, print reading, safety, and common tools. Now in its 2nd edition, this book has been updated to include new coverage of building codes and safe materials handling in order to stay current with industry standards and trends. In addition, a new chapter on percentages rounds out the math section, and an English-Spanish glossary has been added to better address the needs of all readers.

Product Benefits:

  • Comprehensive coverage of a solid range of topics makes this a must have for beginners in the industry.
  • Detailed illustrations throughout the book highlight importance concepts
  • Coverage of basic math concepts and work ethic guidelines teaches material that is often overlooked in traditional building trades books
  • End-of-chapter activities and review questions engage readers and encourage the application of key principles

Table of Contents:

SECTION 1 THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSRY
Chapter 1 Organization of the Industry
Chapter 2 Working in the Industry
SECTION 2 SAFETY
Chapter 3 Job Site Safety
Chapter 4 Safety with Ladders, Scaffolds, and Machines
SECTION 3 CONSTRUCTION MATH
Chapter 5 Whole Numbers
Chapter 6 Decimals
Chapter 7 Fractions
Chapter 8 Linear Measure
Chapter 9 Percent and Percentage
Chapter 10 Area and Volume
Chapter 11 Right Angles
Chapter 12 Combined Operations
SECTION 4 TOOLS AND FASTENERS
Chapter 13 Hand Tools - Selection, Use, and Care
Chapter 14 Power Tools - Selection, Use, and Care
Chapter 15 Fasteners
Chapter 16 Rigging
SECTION 5 PRINT READING
Chapter 178 Views
Chapter 18 Scales
Chapter 19 Alphabet of Lines
Chapter 20 Use of Symbols
Chapter 21 Plan Views
Chapter 22 Elevations
Chapter 23 Sections and Details
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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