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Overview

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource Guide

ISBN: 9781111306489
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.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781111306496
The Instructor's Resource Guide CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781111306519
The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781111306526
The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

Workbook with Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111306502
The student workbook/lab manual is designed to help your students 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. The student workbook/laboratory manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your students' lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found.

DVD 1 Sampler

ISBN: 9781111306533
The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

DVD 2 Sampler

ISBN: 9781111306540
The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

FOR STUDENTS

Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133609544
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781111306519

DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781111306526

Workbook with Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111306502