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Residential Construction Academy, Basic Principles for Construction

ISBN 13: 9781305088627

ISBN 10: 130508862X

Author: Mark W. Huth

Pages: 368

Published: 03/09/2015

Price: $129.95 Add to cart

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.
  • Updated safety content reflects the latest OSHA regulations.
  • Coverage of green construction and green certification programs has been updated to reflect changes in the industry.
  • Updated coverage of building codes, permits, and zoning laws ensure that students have the most relevant and up-to-date information.
  • New "Success Stories" in every chapter demonstrate concepts in action.
  • Comprehensive coverage of a solid range of topics makes this a must-have guide for students beginning in the industry.
  • Detailed color photos and illustrations highlight important concepts and familiarize first-timers with the latest equipment and procedures.
  • Coverage of basic math concepts and work ethic guidelines provide students with important material often overlooked in traditional building trades books.
  • Summaries at the end of every chapter provide a "built-in study guide" to ensure student mastery of key points.
Author Bio
Mark W. Huth
Mark Huth is a former editor at 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 UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS and 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
1. Organization of the Industry.
2. Working in the Industry.
3. Green Construction.
4. Jobsite Safety.
5. Safety with Ladders, Scaffolds, and Machines.
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.
19. Scales.
20. Alphabet of Lines.
21. Use of Symbols.
22. Plan Views.
23. Elevations.
24. Sections and Details.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Sample Chapters