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Overview

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.

Kevin Standiford, Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, Little Rock, AR, Lead Program Analyst

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.
  • Builds a comprehensive foundation in facilities maintenance with all-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading.
  • Offers a modern, realistic view of the industry through revisions that reflect the most up-to-date trends and technology.
  • Highlights the most current equipment, tools and procedures with all-new, detailed photos and illustrations.
  • Includes expanded coverage of painting and landscaping.
  • Teaches problem solving skills so diagnosis, repair, and maintenance can be achieved.
  • Teaches problem solving skills so diagnosis, repair, and maintenance can be achieved.
  • Driven by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards, which focus on the core topics for facilities maintenance as it applies to apartment complexes, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities.
  • Clearly defines multiple task requirements with ample checklists for specific tasks, and Job Sheets to assist students in monitoring their progress.
  • Expands skills beyond basic facilities maintenance to include important soft skills that will help students brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities, optimizing their employability.
  • Ensures a practical, working knowledge of key concepts by incorporating essential information on safety and OSHA regulations.
1. Customer Service Skills.
2. Organization of Work Tasks.
3. Applied Safety Rules.
4. Fasteners, Tools and Equipment.
5. Practical Electrical Theory.
6. Electrical Facilities Maintenance.
7. Carpentry.
8. Surface Painting.
9. Plumbing.
10. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems.
11. Appliance Repair and Replacement.
12. Trash Compactors.
13. Elevators.
14. Pest Prevention.
15. Grounds Keeping.
16. Basic Math for Facility Maintenance Technicians.
17. Blueprint Reading for Facility Maintenance Technicians.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133482678
  • ISBN-13: 9781133482673
  • STARTING AT $15.49

  • ISBN-10: 1111311129
  • ISBN-13: 9781111311124
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $92.50
  • RETAIL $122.95

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