- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5th edition (February 7, 2019)
- Language: English
- 368 pages
- ISBN-10: 1337913820
- ISBN-13: 978-1337913829
This is a comprehensive and exhaustive study guide for the General Contractor.
Prepare for a successful career in the building trades with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, Fifth Edition. This reader-friendly, highly visual, full-color book was created in partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and based on National Skill Standards for residential construction, so you can be confident you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. The new edition includes updates to give you the latest information on today’s industry standards, current technology and techniques, and practices you’ll likely encounter on the job. You’ll also learn essential ideas and skills to help you launch and grow your career, including work ethics, safety procedures, construction mathematics, communications, print reading, and common tools.
Mark Huth is a former editor at Cengage Learning, a role that took him inside hundreds of classrooms and allowed him to glean the best teaching methods for his students and readers. He travels extensively throughout North America, gaining first-hand knowledge of construction methods and materials. In addition to UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS and BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, he is the author of several other respected texts on construction principles, technology, and mathematics. Mr. Huth has also taught high school building construction and worked as a professional carpenter and subcontractor. He holds a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as permanent certification in building construction from the New York State Education Department.