Mastering Math For The Building Trades

Overview

TEACH YOURSELF THE MATH YOU NEED

*Down-to-earth explanations
*Easy-to-remember tips & tricks
*Formulas and calculations for construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, and more
*Packed with examples
*Metric conversion tables

Get the math you need for framing a wall, spacing beams, figuring water flow, sizing wiring, mixing concrete, preparing estimates, determining loan costs—just about any calculation in the building trades. A complete, compact self-study ...

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Overview

TEACH YOURSELF THE MATH YOU NEED

*Down-to-earth explanations
*Easy-to-remember tips & tricks
*Formulas and calculations for construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, and more
*Packed with examples
*Metric conversion tables

Get the math you need for framing a wall, spacing beams, figuring water flow, sizing wiring, mixing concrete, preparing estimates, determining loan costs—just about any calculation in the building trades. A complete, compact self-study course, Mastering Math for the Building Trades even helps with tools, from steel square and surveyor's transit to calculators and computers.

Here to help you meet deadlines, avoid costly and wasteful errors, write better estimates and plans, and have happier customers, this self-teaching tool provides the answers you want, in the office or in the field.

New in This Edition:
*All New Examples & Illustrations
*Self-Test Q & A's
*HVAC Load Calculations
*Thermal Performance Calculations
*Fiber Optic Cabling Formulas
*Guidance on Estimating Software

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Editorial Reviews

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From estimating material and labor costs to the math needed in the hands-on construction process, brief chapters offer basic mathematic advice and formulas for advice such construction tasks as grading and excavating, masonry, floor framing and covering, wall framing, roofing, heating and cooling, plumbing, and electric work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071360234
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/29/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND ED..
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 819,948
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

James Gerhart is experienced in residential construction, working for a number of years as a project coordinator. He built his reputation, however, teaching subjects such as math, estimating, scheduling, blueprint reading, and surveying to vocational and construction management studies students.

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Table of Contents

Math and the building trades.

Measuring tools.

Basic math for estimating.

Grading and excavating math.

Math for concrete & other masonry work.

Math for floor framing & covering.

Math for wall framing.

Roofing math.

Math used for finishing interiors.

Math for heating & cooling.

Plumbing math.

Math for the electrician.

Summary of construction math procedures.
Appendices.
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