Higher Education

Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance: Maintaining, Repairing, and Remodeling, 3rd Edition

  • Kevin Standiford Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, Little Rock, AR, Lead Program Analyst
  • ISBN-10: 1133282431  |  ISBN-13: 9781133282433
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50
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About

Overview

Created in partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Residential Construction Academy Series is the only program based on the National Skill Standards for residential construction. Step-by-step illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style make RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 3E a powerful teaching tool for any facilities maintenance course. This edition uses a straightforward approach to describe common maintenance tasks in detail, topics like carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC. Enhanced chapters on basic math and blueprint reading give students the most comprehensive training available. Three new chapters, two on Weatherization and a third on Solar, make this edition critically current as new facilities are built and others retrofitted with an aim toward maximized energy efficiency. Plus, each section emphasizes safety and highlights the skills that employers are searching for, making RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 3E the complete resource for developing a solid foundation in facilities maintenance.

Features and Benefits

  • Follows the Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards, which focus on apartments, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities.
  • Clearly defines multiple task requirements with checklists for specific tasks and Job Sheets to help students monitor their progress.
  • Expands skills beyond basic facilities maintenance to include important skills that will help students brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities, optimizing their employability.
  • Ensures a practical, working knowledge on safety and OSHA regulations.

Table of Contents

1. Customer Service Skills.
2. Methods of Organizing, Trouble-shooting, and Problem Solving.
3. Applied Safety Rules.
4. Fasteners, Tools, and Equipment.
5. Practical Electrical Theory.
6. Electrical Facilities Maintenance.
7. Carpentry.
8. Surface Treatments.
9. Plumbing.
10. Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Systems.
11. Appliance Repair and Replacement.
12. Trash Compactors.
13. Elevators.
14. Pest Prevention.
15. Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
16. Basic Math for Facilities Maintenance Technicians.
17. Blueprint Reading for Facility Maintenance Technicians.
18. Weatherization Concepts.
19. Weatherization Installation, Maintenance and Repair.
20. Solar Systems, Maintenance and Repair.

What's New

  • All-new chapters on weatherization and solar energy systems.
  • Revisions reflect the most up-to-date trends and technology.
  • Detailed photos and illustrations that highlight the most current equipment, tools and procedures.
  • Chapter summaries have been added at the end of every chapter.
  • Teaches problem solving skills on diagnosis, repair, and maintenance.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Being an overall maintenance tech can sometimes be overwhelming, especially with all the new technology being introduced. This text fits the overall maintenance tech to a better extent than any such I have read."

— Rodney Gaugh

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 113328244X | ISBN-13: 9781133282440)

Instructor's Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133282458 | ISBN-13: 9781133282457)

The Instructor Resources Guide commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133282466 | ISBN-13: 9781133282464)

The 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.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25

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 students' 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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

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.

List Price = $153.95  | CengageBrain Price = $153.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50

Student Supplements

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133282466 | ISBN-13: 9781133282464)

The 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.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

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.

List Price = $153.95  | CengageBrain Price = $153.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kevin Standiford

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.