Synopses & Reviews
Ideal for anyone beginning a career in the building trades industry, Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 2E provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of the core academic areas that are necessary for success in the field. Topics include work ethic, math, communications, print reading, safety, and common tools. Now in its 2nd edition, this book has been updated to include new coverage of building codes and safe materials handling in order to stay current with industry standards and trends. In addition, a new chapter on percentages rounds out the math section, and an English-Spanish glossary has been added to better address the needs of all readers.
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About the Author
Mark W. Huth brings many years of experience in the industry to his writing, first working as a carpenter, contractor, and a building construction teacher, then as a publisher of construction textbooks. His career has allowed him to consult with hundreds of construction educators in high schools, colleges, and universities. Mr. Huth has also authored several other construction titles including; BASIC BLUEPRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, AND PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR CARPENTERS. Mr. Huth holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Table of Contents
PART 1 THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. Organization of the Industry. Working In The Industry. PART 2 SAFETY. Jobsite Safety. Safety with Scaffolds, Ladders, and Auxiliary Power. PART 3 CONSTRUCTION MATH. Whole Numbers. Decimals. Fractions. Linear Measure. Perimeter Area. Volume. Right Angles. Combined Operations. PART 4 TOOLS AND FASTENERS. Common Tools &Selection, Use, and Care. Fasteners. PART 5 PRINT READING. Views. Scales. Lines. Symbols. Plan Views.Elevations.Sections and Details