Building Trades / Construction

Delmar Cengage Learning provides construction professionals and those just starting their career with the instruction they need to improve their building trades skills and meet national standards. Featuring titles from the Residential Construction Academy, which were developed through a partnership with the Home Builders Institute. you’ll find national skill standards in the craft areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

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Building Trades Specializations

Blueprint Reading

Featuring books covering blueprint reading and interpreting blueprints and technical drawings with many titles geared towards specific trades such as electrical, plumbing, welding, and machine trades.


From framing to finishing, carpentry titles introduces the skills and information required to work professionally on any job site.

Construction Management

Estimating, job site management and scheduling. are all covered within the construction management section.


The electrical section features numerous titles for the everyone from apprentices to master electricians, including the National Electrical Code®, electrician training, residential wiring, electrical principles for students and professionals.


Features masonry titles that provide the basic information and advanced skills needed to succeed in the field.

Plumbing Technology

Featuring basic plumbing principles and techniques through preparation for the master plumbers exam, as well as basic home plumbing maintenance for homeowners

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