Higher Education

Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 4th Edition

  • Joseph Moravek Nance Universal HVACR Technical School, Beaumont, Texas
  • Curtis McGuirt Nance International, Beaumont, Texas
  • Wilma B. Miller Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • ISBN-10: 113358814X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133588146
  • 360 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 1996
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.25
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Overview

Packed with vivid illustrations and a complete set of commercial prints, best-selling BLUEPRINTS AND PLANS FOR HVAC, 4th Edition combines in-depth instruction with relevant hands-on applications to equip students with the skills to succeed in the workplace. Now in an engaging four-color format, this popular text helps readers master the basics of blueprint reading and apply their new skills to work in the HVAC trade. This Fourth Edition has been updated to include the latest codes and technological advancements, while still covering all the critical areas of study, including using the architect's and engineer's scale, creating and using working and construction drawings and freehand sketching and drafting with instruments. In addition, the new CourseMate solution includes extra activities and CAD files to increase the number of real-world exercises for students. Practical, current and exceedingly accurate, BLUEPRINTS AND PLANS FOR HVAC, 4e, serves students in the classroom and beyond.

Features and Benefits

  • A complete set of commercial blueprints correlates directly with the book's exercises, allowing readers to apply what they learn as they learn it.
  • Helpful appendices give learners instant access to frequently used geometric figures and formulas, conversion tables, abbreviations and symbols.
  • Assuming no prior knowledge, Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 4th Edition is ideal for anyone planning a career in the HVAC industry or the building trades.

Table of Contents

1. Review of Basic Mathematical Procedures.
2. Safety.
3. Linear Measurements.
4. Angular Measurements.
5. Learning to Use the Architect's Scale.
6. Learning to Use the Engineer's Scale.
7. Symbols and Abbreviations.
8. How Working Drawings are Created.
9. Categories of Working Drawings.
10. Sections, Elevations and Details.
11. Creating Construction Drawings.
12. Who Uses Construction Drawings.
13. Specifications.
14. Title Blocks.
15. Types and Weights of Lines.
16. Orthographic Projection.
17. Oblique Drawings.
18. Isometric Drawings.
19. Lettering and Notations.
20. Organizing a Drawing Sheet.
21. Shading and Crosshatching.
22. Drawing Construction Elevations.
23. Drawing Construction Details.
24. Freehand Sketching.
25. Drafting with Instruments.
26. Reading Architectural Plans.
27. Ductwork Plans.
28. Reading Mechanical Plans.
29. Reading Electrical Plans.
30. Reading Plumbing Plans.
31. Current Technology.
32. Introduction to Load Calculations.
33. Appendices.
34. Glossary.
35. Index.

What's New

  • An all-new chapter on Current Technology offers thorough coverage of computer aided design (CAD), providing information that is basic enough to introduce the technology today's professionals use to develop drawings without overwhelming the reader.
  • Vivid illustrations, photos, graphs and sketches reinforce key concepts and clarify complicated material.
  • Providing ultimate flexibility, the new CourseMate solution connects instructors with PowerPoints, quizzes and additional CAD files and activities for further exploration and expansion of the material, giving students even more hands-on applications.
  • Expanded instructor support materials now include an image library and additional online resources.

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.

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Instructor Supplements

Intructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1133588158 | ISBN-13: 9781133588153)

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

CourseMate 1-Year Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133588581 | ISBN-13: 9781133588580)

Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's Blueprint Reading CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Blueprint Reading CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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Student Supplements

CourseMate 1-Year Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133588581 | ISBN-13: 9781133588580)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Blueprint Reading CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking and an interactive glossary and Interactive learning tools, including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, and more!

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joseph Moravek

Joseph Moravek is the HVACR director at Nance Universal HVACR Technical School in Beaumont, Texas, where he is responsible for short- and long-term training course development and updating curriculum. He also occasionally teaches local and overseas HVACR classes for Nance. In addition, he serves as a consultant with Mechanical Training Service, Houston, Texas, doing EPA training, continuing education for contractors and other custom developed coursework. A licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor in the state of Texas, he holds several ICE and NATE certifications, is a member of the ASHRAE, CARE and AEE professional organizations and has a master's degree in education. Mr. Moravek started in the HVACR profession in 1976 doing heat load calculation for a federally-funded weatherization program. His experience also includes working as an HVACR technician and inspector for the city of Houston. He served as the HVACR lead instructor at Lee College for 14 years.

Curtis McGuirt

Curtis McGuirt is Vice President of Nance International in Beaumont, Texas, where he supervises and coordinates the estimates, design, and drafting of the programs. EPA certified, he has traveled extensively worldwide to provide training to offshore drilling and marine customers. Throughout his career, he has focused on areas such as HVAC load calculations, equipment selection, equipment design, duct design, piping design, electrical design, specifications, and CAD drawings. Mr. McGuirt began in the HVACR profession since 1966 as a laboratory technician for General Electric Company, working 15 years in the design of air conditioning equipment for residential and commercial units. He helped in the development of the first factory heat pump training school for air conditioning technicians. He has served on the advisory boards of Shreveport-Bossier Vocational School, Air Conditioning Training, in Beaumont. A licensed mechanical contractor for air conditioning and refrigeration in Louisiana, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Wilma B. Miller

Ph.D., Lehigh University