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Overview

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.

Michael A. Joyce,

Michael A. Joyce is a Class 1 licensed plumbing contractor in North Carolina with thirty three years of plumbing experience in commercial, industrial, and residential installations and repairs. He has authored several plumbing books and teaches a variety of plumbing seminars and classes throughout the country, including classes for the United States Pentagon, New York City hospitals and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of NC. Currently the President of Joyce Company, Inc., Mr. Joyce is also the owner of the Plumbing Education Station at www.plumbingpro.org.

Ray Holder,

Ray Holder has worked in the electrical industry for more than 50 years as an apprentice, journeyman, master, field engineer, estimator, business manager, contractor, inspector, consultant, author, and instructor. He is a graduate of Texas State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational education. A certified instructor of electrical trades, he has been awarded a lifetime teaching certificate from the Texas Education Agency in the field of vocational education. Mr. Holder has taught thousands of students at the University of Texas; Austin Community College; Odessa College; Technical-Vocational Institute of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Howard College at San Angelo, Texas; and in the public school systems in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas. He is currently the director of education for Electrical Seminars, Inc. Mr. Holder is a past member of the National Fire Protection Association and International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • Includes Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods.
  • New Green content pertaining to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and information, such as LEED 500-mile radius purchase/install initiatives.
  • Coverage of the new California "weighted average" lead free law.
  • New Green plumbing technologies like water conservation fixtures and faucets, tankless water heaters, and the use of Low Volatile Organic Compounds (LO-VOC).
  • A new Introduction chapter covers industry-related topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of fellow professionals working in the field.
  • A new feature called "What's Wrong with this Picture?" highlights through photos and descriptions the incorrect versus the correct way to execute basic tool use and avoid common mistakes.
  • A new end-of-chapter feature called "Know Your Codes" is an application-based feature that prompts students to research their local and regional codes, providing excellent practice for a critical on-the-job skill.
  • Incorporates new materials and various code updates from across the country.
  • Includes integrated projects with step-by-step art that bring the product and code lessons to life.
  • Includes step-by-step procedures for key areas of construction that make it easy for your students to understand and apply techniques.
  • Includes coverage of the rough-in phase of water and drainage waste and vent (DWV) systems.
  • Examines variations in building designs that focus your students on the design intent.
  • Based on industry skill standards developed in partnership with HBI and NAHB, with emphasis placed on safety and productivity throughout ensures students are adequately prepared for the world of work.
1. Tools and Materials.
2. Hand Tools.
3. Power Tools. Pipe. Fittings.
4. Valves and Device.
5. Fixtures and Equipment.
6. Fixtures.
7. Faucets and Drain Assemblies.
8. Equipment Layout and Installation.
9. Blueprint Reading and Drafting.
10. Layout and Material Organization.
11. Water Service Installation.
12. Water Distribution Installation.
13. Drainage Waste and Vent Segments.
14. Drainage Waste and Vent Installation.
15. Fixture and Equipment Installation.
16. Troubleshooting.
17. Plumbing Repairs and Troubleshooting.
18. Hydronic Heating Systems.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133558631
  • ISBN-13: 9781133558637
  • STARTING AT $17.49

  • ISBN-10: 1111307776
  • ISBN-13: 9781111307776
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $120.00
  • RETAIL $159.95

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