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Residential Construction Academy, Facilities Maintenance: Maintaining, Repairing, and Remodeling

ISBN 13: 9781133282433

ISBN 10: 1133282431

Author: Kevin Standiford

Pages: 592

Published: 09/23/2013

Price: $129.95 Add to cart

Description
Created in partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Residential Construction Academy Series is the only program based on the National Skill Standards for residential construction. Step-by-step illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style make RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 3RD the powerful tool readers need for any facilities maintenance course. This edition walks readers through a straightforward approach that describes common maintenance tasks in detail, like carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC. Enhanced chapters on basic math and blueprint reading give readers the most comprehensive training available. Plus, each section emphasizes safety and highlights the skills readers can build that employers are searching for. RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 3RD is the manual readers need to develop a solid foundation in facilities maintenance.
Benefits
  • All-new chapters on weatherization and solar energy systems.
  • Revisions reflect the most up-to-date trends and technology.
  • Detailed photos and illustrations that highlight the most current equipment, tools and procedures.
  • Chapter summaries have been added at the end of every chapter.
  • Teaches problem solving skills on diagnosis, repair, and maintenance.
  • Follows the Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards, which focus on apartments, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities.
  • Clearly defines multiple task requirements with checklists for specific tasks and Job Sheets to help students monitor their progress.
  • Expands skills beyond basic facilities maintenance to include important skills that will help students brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities, optimizing their employability.
  • Ensures a practical, working knowledge on safety and OSHA regulations.
Author Bio
Kevin Standiford
Kevin Standiford has been in the technology fields of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, HVACR, Process Piping and Robotics for more than 15 years. While attending college to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he worked for McClelland Consulting Engineers as a Mechanical Designer, designing HVAC, complex processing piping, and cogeneration systems for commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Standiford also has experience working for one of the leading HVAC engineering firms in the state of Arkansas, Pettit and Pettit Consulting Engineers, as a Mechanical Design Engineer. His career then led him to teaching engineering, design, and technology courses for Garland County Community College. Maintaining his focus on education, Mr. Standiford has served as an author and consultant for a number of published textbooks and learning resources in the HVAC, CAD, and Plumbing fields. Today he is a full-time consultant working for both the publishing and engineering industries and a part-time instructor.
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Table of Contents
1. Customer Service Skills.
2. Methods of Organizing, Trouble-shooting, and Problem Solving.
3. Applied Safety Rules.
4. Fasteners, Tools, and Equipment.
5. Practical Electrical Theory.
6. Electrical Facilities Maintenance.
7. Carpentry.
8. Surface Treatments.
9. Plumbing.
10. Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Systems.
11. Appliance Repair and Replacement.
12. Trash Compactors.
13. Elevators.
14. Pest Prevention.
15. Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
16. Basic Math for Facilities Maintenance Technicians.
17. Blueprint Reading for Facility Maintenance Technicians.
18. Weatherization Concepts.
19. Weatherization Installation, Maintenance and Repair.
20. Solar Systems, Maintenance and Repair.
Sample Chapters