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Residential Construction Academy: Principles for Construction

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9781401838379

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1401838375
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Pub. Date:
12/24/2003
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CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry!Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's Home Builders Institute and Delmar Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades.This reader friendly introduction to the building trades helps users attain the skills and information necessary for success in a construction career. It thoughtfully examines the areas of workplace skills, mathematics, communications, print reading, safety, common tools, and job opportunities in the field. Chapter-opening objectives start readers on their way as they move through content that develops their ability to achieve those objectives. A host of chapter-ending activities engage readers in performing typically encountered on the job. This organized approach to learning helps users develop the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the industry today and in the future.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About this Book xii
About the Author xvii
Acknowledgments xviii
SECTION 1 The construction Industry 1(28)
Chapter 1 Organization of the Industry
4(11)
Glossary of Terms
5(1)
Construction Personnel
6(2)
An Overall View of Design and Construction
8(2)
Forms of Ownership
10(3)
Review Questions
13(1)
Activities
14(1)
Chapter 2 Working in the Industry
15(14)
Glossary of Terms
16(1)
Ethics
17(1)
Working on a Team
17(2)
Communication
19(1)
Lifelong Learning
20(1)
Review Questions
21(1)
Activities
22(7)
SECTION 2 Safety 29(38)
Chapter 3 Job Site Safety
32(24)
Glossary of Terms
33(1)
Accidents
34(2)
OSHA
36(2)
Personal Protective Equipment
38(1)
Hazard Communication Standard
39(1)
Fire
40(3)
Trench safety
43(1)
Electricity
44(9)
Review Questions
53(1)
Activities
54(2)
Chapter 4 Safety with Ladders, Scaffolds, and Machines
56(11)
Glossary of Terms
57(1)
Scaffolds
58(1)
Portable Ladders
59(1)
Safe Climbing Habits
60(1)
Internal Combustion Engines
61(1)
Compressed Air
62(1)
Review Questions
63(1)
Activities
64(3)
SECTION 3 Construction Math 67(48)
Chapter 5 Whole Numbers
70(6)
Glossary of Terms
71(1)
Basic Principles
72(1)
Addition
72(1)
Subtraction
73(1)
Multiplication
73(1)
Division
74(1)
Combined Operations
75(1)
Chapter 6 Decimals
76(8)
Glossary of Terms
77(1)
Basic Principles
78(1)
Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
78(2)
Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
80(2)
Division of Decimal Fractions
82(2)
Chapter 7 Fractions
84(8)
Glossary of Terms
85(1)
Basic Principles
86(1)
Adding Fractions
87(1)
Adding Mixed Numbers
87(1)
Subtracting Fractions
87(1)
Multiplying Fractions
88(1)
Dividing Fractions
88(2)
Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents
90(2)
Chapter 8 Linear Measure
92(6)
Glossary of Terms
93(1)
Reading a U.S. Customary Scale
94(1)
Nominal Dimensions
95(1)
Combining Feet and Inches
95(1)
Metric System
96(1)
Perimeter Measure
97(1)
Chapter 9 Area and Volume
98(7)
Glossary of Terms
99(1)
Area of Squares and Rectangles
100(2)
Area of Triangles
102(1)
Area of Circles
102(1)
Volume of Rectangular Solids, Cubes, and Cylinders
103(2)
Chapter 10 Right Angles
105(5)
Glossary of Terms
106(1)
Basic Principles
107(1)
6-8-10 Method
108(2)
Chapter 11 Combined Operations
110(5)
Basic Principles
111(4)
SECTION 4 Tools and Fasterners 115(82)
Chapter 12 Hand Tools-Selection, Use, and Care
118(25)
Glossary of Terms
119(1)
Systems of Measurement
120(1)
Tape Measure
120(1)
Rafter Square
121(1)
Stair Gauges
122(1)
Speed Square
122(1)
Combination Square
122(1)
Chalk Line Reel
123(1)
6-8-10 Method and Checking Diagonals
123(1)
Spirit Level
124(1)
Builder's Level
125(1)
Laser Level
126(1)
Plumb Bob
127(1)
Hammers
128(1)
Bars and Nail Pullers
129(1)
Screwdrivers
129(1)
Pliers
130(1)
Wrenches
131(2)
Hacksaw
133(1)
Handsaw
133(2)
Coping Saw
135(1)
Wallboard Saw
135(1)
Utility Knife
135(1)
Snips
136(1)
Pipe and Tubing Cutters
136(1)
Flaring Tool
137(1)
Swaging Tools
138(1)
Review Questions
139(1)
Activities
140(3)
Chapter 13 Power Tools-Selection, Use, and Care
143(18)
Glossary of Terms
144(1)
Power Tool Construction
145(1)
Power Tool safety
146(1)
Portable Circular Saw
146(3)
Saber Saw
149(2)
Reciprocating Saw
151(1)
Drills
152(2)
Torches
154(2)
Review Questions
156(1)
Activities
157(4)
Chapter 14 Fasteners
161(36)
Glossary of Terms
162(1)
Nails
163(2)
Screws
165(1)
Bolts
166(1)
Anchors
167(3)
Hollow-Wall Fasteners
170(2)
Review Questions
172(1)
Activities
173(1)
Chapter 15 Rigging
174(1)
Glossary of Terms
175(1)
Slings
176(1)
Wire Rope
176(3)
Web Slings
179(3)
Chain slings
182(1)
General Requirements for Use of All slings
182(5)
Hardware Attachments
187(2)
Crane Operations
189(3)
Review Questions
192(2)
Activities
194(3)
SECTION 5 Print Reading 197(68)
Chapter 16 Views
200(8)
Glossary of Terms
201(1)
Isometric Drawings
202(1)
Oblique Drawings
203(1)
Orthographic Drawings
203(3)
Review Questions
206(1)
Activities
207(1)
Chapter 17 Scales
208(8)
Glossary of Terms
209(1)
Scale Drawings
210(2)
Reading an Architect's Scale
212(2)
Review Questions
214(1)
Activities
215(1)
Chapter 18 Alphabet of Lines
216(9)
Glossary of Terms
217(1)
Object Lines
218(1)
Dashed Lines
218(2)
Extension Lines and Dimension Lines
220(1)
Centerlines
220(1)
Leaders
221(1)
Cutting-Plane Lines
221(2)
Review Questions
223(1)
Activities
224(1)
Chapter 19 Use of symbols
225(13)
Glossary of Terms
226(1)
Door and Window symbols
227(1)
Materials symbols
227(3)
Electrical and Mechanical symbols
230(1)
Reference Marks
231(3)
Abbreviations
234(2)
Review Questions
236(1)
Activities
237(1)
Chapter 20 Plan Views
238(8)
Glossary of Terms
239(1)
Site Plans
240(1)
Foundation Plans
241(1)
Floor Plans
242(2)
Review Questions
244(1)
Activities
245(1)
Chapter 21 Elevations
246(9)
Glossary of Terms
247(1)
Orienting Elevations
248(3)
Information on Building Elevations
251(2)
Review Questions
253(1)
Activities
254(1)
Chapter 22 Sections and Details
255(10)
Glossary of Terms
256(1)
Sections
257(1)
Other Large-Scale Details
257(1)
Orienting Sections and Details
257(6)
Review Questions
263(1)
Activities
264(1)
Appendix A 265(1)
Appendix B 266(6)
Glossary 272(4)
Index 276


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