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Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 3rd Edition

  • Mark Huth
  • ISBN-10: 1111307180
  • ISBN-13: 9781111307189
  • 352 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 3E includes a full color design with new and updated photos and figures. Coverage of building codes and safe materials handling ensures the student will stay current with industry standards and trends. In addition, a new chapter on green building principles will introduce readers to jobsite practices while they plan and execute their work. This book is ideal for those beginning a career in the building trades industry and 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.

Features

  • Contains comprehensive coverage of a solid range of topics that makes this a must have guide for your students beginning in the industry.

  • Contains detailed color photos and illustrations throughout the book that highlight important concepts and familiarize first-timers with the latest equipment and procedures.

  • Includes coverage of basic math concepts and work ethic guidelines that teach your students material that is often overlooked in traditional building trades books.

  • Includes end–of-chapter activities and review questions that engage your students and encourage them to apply key principles.

About the Author

Mark 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.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
1. Organization of the Industry.
Glossary of Terms. Construction Personnel. An Overall View of Design and Construction. Forms of Ownership. Building Codes. Unions and Contractors' Associations. Review Questions. Activities.
2. Working in the Industry.
Glossary of Terms. Ethics. Working on a Team. Communication. Customer Service. Lifelong Learning. Review Questions. Activities.
3. Green Construction.
Glossary of Terms. Aspects of Green Building. Green Certifications Programs. Future of Green Home Building. Review Questions. Activities.
SECTION II: SAFETY.
4. Jobsite Safety.
Glossary of Terms. Accidents. OSHA. Personal Protective Equipment. Hazard Communication Standard. Fire. Trench Safety. Material Handling. Electricity. Review Questions. Activities.
5. Safety with Ladders, Scaffolds, and Machines.
Glossary of Terms. Scaffolds. Portable Ladders. Safe Climbing Habits. Internal Combustion Engines. Compressed Air. Review Questions. Activities.
SECTION III: CONSTRUCTION MATH.
6. Whole Numbers.
Glossary of Terms. Basic Principles. Addition Problems. Subtraction Problems. Multiplication Problems. Division Problems. Combined Operations.
7. Decimals.
Glossary of Terms. Basic Principles. Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions. Division of Decimal Fractions.
8. Fractions.
Glossary of Terms. Basic Principles. Adding Fractions. Adding Mixed Numbers. Subtracting Fractions. Multiplying Fractions. Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents.
9. Linear Measure.
Glossary of Terms. Reading of U.S. Customary Scale. Nominal Dimensions. Combining Feet and Inches. Metric System. Perimeter Measure.
10. Percent (Percentage).
Glossary of Terms. Perent. Interest.
11. Area and Volume.
Glossary of Terms. Area of Squares and Rectangles. Area of Triangles. Area of Circles. Volume of Rectangular Solids, Cubes, and Cylinders.
12. Right Angles.
Glossary of Terms. Basic Principles. 6-8-10 Method.
13. Combined Operations.
Basic Principles.
SECTION IV: TOOLS AND FASTENERS.
14. Hand Tools-Selection, Use and Care.
Glossary of Terms. Systems of Measurement. Tape Measure. Rafter Square. Stair Gauges. Speed Square. Combination Square. Chalk Line Reel. 6-8-10 Method and Checking Diagonals. Spirit Level. Builder's Level. Laser Level. Plumb Bob. Hammers. Bars and Nail Pullers. Screwdrivers. Pliers. Wrenches. Hacksaw. Handsaw. Coping Saw. Wallboard Saw. Utility Knife. Snips. Pipe and Tubing Cutters. Flaring Tool. Swaging Tools. Review Questions. Activities.
15. Power Tools-Selection, Use, and Care.
Glossary of Terms. Power Tool Construction. Power Tool Safety. Portable Circular Saw. Saber Saw. Reciprocating Saw. Drills.Torches. Review Questions. Activities.
16. Fasteners.
Glossary of Terms. Nails. Screws. Bolts. Anchors. Hollow-Wall Fasteners. Review Questions. Activities.
17. Rigging.
Glossary of Terms. Slings. Wire Rope. Web Slings. Chain Slings. General Requirements for Use of All Slings. Hardware Attachments. Crane Operations. Review Questions. Activities. .
SECTION V: PRINT READING.
18. Views.
Glossary of Terms. Isometric Drawings. Oblique Drawings. Orthographic Projection. Review Questions. Activities.
19. Scales.
Glossary of Terms. Scale Drawings. Reading an Architect's Scale. Review Questions. Activities.
20. Alphabet of Lines.
Glossary of Terms. Object Lines. Dashed Lines. Extension Lines and Dimension Lines. Centerlines. Leaders. Cutting-Plane Lines. Review Questions. Activities.
21. Use of Symbols.
Glossary of Terms. Door and Window Symbols. Materials Symbols. Electrical and Mechanical Symbols. Reference Marks. Abbreviations. Review Questions. Activities.
22. Plan Views.
Glossary of Terms. Site Plans. Foundation Plans. Floor Plans. Review Questions. Activities.
23. Elevations.
Glossary of Terms. Orienting Elevations. Information on building Elevations. Review Questions. Activities.
24. Sections and Details.
Glossary of Terms. Sections. Other Large-Scale Details. Orienting Sections and Details. Review Questions. Activities.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • Offers the very latest information on the industry's hottest topics, including a new chapter on green building that introduces green building principles and jobsite practices.
  • Clearly illustrated and up-to-date, the text is highlighted with new full color photos and illustrations that focus on the most current equipment, tools, and procedures.
  • New end-of-chapter summaries better facilitate comprehension and provide a "built-in study guide" highlighting key points from the chapter.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 1111307245 | ISBN-13: 9781111307240)

Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111307261 | ISBN-13: 9781111307264)

Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111307199 | ISBN-13: 9781111307196)

The instructor's guide serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111307202 | ISBN-13: 9781111307202)

The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Workbook for Huth's Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111307210 | ISBN-13: 9781111307219)

The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

DVD for Huth's Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111307229 | ISBN-13: 9781111307226)

This DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the text. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations to help facilitate classroom integration. Topics covered include: Safety, Construction Math, Tools & Fasteners and Construction Drawings.

RCA: Facilities Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1111311129 | ISBN-13: 9781111311124)

Proven-effective learning aids like clear, step-by-step task illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style make this a powerful teaching tool for your facilities maintenance courses! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing students to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities workers. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that students are receiving the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is the complete resource for establishing a solid foundation in facilities maintenance.

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.

Student Supplements

Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 1111307245 | ISBN-13: 9781111307240)

Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111307261 | ISBN-13: 9781111307264)

Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.

Building Trades/Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609422 | ISBN-13: 9781133609421)

Cengage Learning's Building Trades/Construction CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 3rd Edition.

Workbook for Huth's Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111307210 | ISBN-13: 9781111307219)

The student workbook is design to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

DVD for Huth's Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111307229 | ISBN-13: 9781111307226)

This DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the text. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations to help illustrate and reinforce important skills and concepts. Topics covered include: Safety, Construction Math, Tools & Fasteners and Construction Drawings.

Residential Construction Academy HVAC  (ISBN-10: 143905634X | ISBN-13: 9781439056349)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY HVAC 2nd is a full color, comprehensive text for aspiring technicians, covering installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. The presentation of the material is detailed with step by step procedures that clearly illustrate key skills needed to properly install a system. Full color illustrations of procedures have side by side descriptions to clarify the instructions. Topics covered include the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating. Now available with this text is The Complete HVAC Lab Manual, which features over 250 lab exercises, covering 15 topic areas. See the supplements section for more details.

Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing  (ISBN-10: 1111307776 | ISBN-13: 9781111307776)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on "Green" advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers' on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers' understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

RCA: Facilities Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1111311129 | ISBN-13: 9781111311124)

Facilities Maintenance has never been easier with this book's clear, step-by-step illustrations and an easy-to read writing style that will start you on a career path in facilities maintenance. RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2e focuses on preparing students to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that students are receiving the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. Building on the concepts behind the previous edition safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. The text takes a straightforward approach to providing information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional. This book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.