Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction / Edition 3

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Prepare for your career in the building trades with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 4E. This student-friendly, full color book helps you stay current with industry standards and trends and develop the basic skills you'll need for success in the field, such as work ethics, safety procedures, construction mathematics, communication, print reading, and common tools. The author also provides vital information on careers in the construction industry.
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Michael E. Long Sr., Little Rock Job Corps"I was surprised at its content for a small book. It is easy to read and understand I would recommend this book to others for the information it has."

Ed Moore, York Technical College"The book is a good source of material for an introduction class. It contains just enough general topic material so that it can be used in a variety of occupations, but is easily affordable."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111307189
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,344,718
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Huth is a former editor at Delmar Cengage Learning, a role that took him inside hundreds of classrooms and allowed him to glean the best teaching methods for his students and readers. He travels extensively throughout North America, gaining first-hand knowledge of construction methods and materials. In addition to BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, he is the author of several other respected texts on construction principles, technology, and mathematics. Mr. Huth has also taught high school building construction and worked as a professional carpenter and subcontractor. He holds a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as permanent certification in building construction from the New York State Education Department.
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Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. 1. Organization of the Industry. 2. Working in the Industry. 3. Green Construction. SECTION II: SAFETY. 4. Jobsite Safety. 5. Safety with Ladders, Scaffolds, and Machines. SECTION III: CONSTRUCTION MATH. 6. Whole Numbers. 7. Decimals. 8. Fractions. 9. Linear Measure. 10. Percent (Percentage). 11. Area and Volume. 12. Right Angles. 13. Combined Operations. 14. Hand Tools-Selection, Use and Care. 15. Power Tools-Selection, Use, and Care. 16. Fasteners. 17. Rigging. SECTION V: PRINT READING. 18. Views. 19. Scales. 20. Alphabet of Lines. 21. Use of Symbols. 22. Plan Views. 23. Elevations. 24. Sections and Details. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.
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