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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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

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  • ISBN-10: 1305143124
  • ISBN-13: 9781305143128
  • STARTING AT $20.99

  • ISBN-10: 1133282431
  • ISBN-13: 9781133282433
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $97.50
  • RETAIL $129.95

"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."

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 CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781133282440

Instructor's Resource Guide

ISBN: 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: 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.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Workbook

ISBN: 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.