Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures has been the cement and concrete industry’s primary reference on concrete knowledge for almost 100 years. Since the first edition was published in 1924, the U.S. version has been updated 16 times to reflect advances in cement and concrete technology and to meet the growing needs of architects, engineers, builders, concrete producers, concrete technologists, instructors, and students.
This manual serves as a valuable reference book for the painting and decorating industry. The textbook has been used with many apprentice programs and has been cited as an authority in litigation to settle issues arising from the alleged improper application or use of materials. Topics covered in the manual include materials, equipment, rigging, safety, color, procedures, failure and remedies, wall-coverings, application techniques, surface preparation and more.
Building on a history of duct construction standards nearly 100 years old, the flagship SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standard – Metal & Flexible 4th edition represents the state of the art in the sheet metal duct fabrication and installation requirements. Significant changes for the 4th edition include; flat oval tables for positive/negative pressure applications; spray and aerosolized duct sealants; non-fiberglass duct liner applications; added information on spiral duct fittings; updates to duct hanger requirements; flexible duct hanger spacing and support bracing.
This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project’s environmental performance and additional study resources/references.
The 9th Edition of Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It then progresses to teaching safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone. Coverage of concrete form construction and flatwork is also included. Green features address specific topics relating to masonry's impact on the environment.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), this authoritative resource explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line construction, operation, and maintenance. You will get comprehensive coverage of the newest equipment, techniques, and procedures along with current OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed illustrations and photos make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises reinforce key concepts.
Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive carpentry program that focuses on residential construction with many procedures also applying to light commercial construction. The informative text provides detailed, heavily illustrated information about materials, tools, and processes, with many step-by-step procedures.
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Prepare for a career in the commercial or residential plumbing fields with this popular book, which has been updated to reflect the very latest advancements in the plumbing industry. Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation, 4E has also been restructured to begin with instruction on the major, introductory concepts, and then progressing to more specific, advanced lessons, allowing readers a complete and thorough understanding of the material. This edition includes coverage of the very latest products, tools, codes, and drain cleaning equipment that have had a remarkable impact on the plumbing industry and how plumbers work successfully. The latest water heater technology, such as Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant heaters, DWV system segments and sizing, new safety regulations, and all relevant code changes are also addressed.
The New Fifth Edition of Manual N® details the load calculation procedure that addresses the advances in the commercial construction industry: new materials, methods of assembly, and operational requirements
Manual Q is your one-stop reference book on the low-pressure, low-velocity systems used in small and mid-size commercial buildings. Manual Q gives you time-saving quick fitting loss tables and a complete set of fitting loss tables compiled from the ASHRAE and SMACNA handbooks.
Low Pressure Boilers is the leading resource for preparing for low pressure boiler operator and facility operating engineer licensing. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest information on the safe and efficient operation of low pressure steam and hot water boilers, cooling systems, and related equipment. Each chapter is divided into sections to aid comprehension of key concepts. To assist with preparing for a licensing exam, a separate chapter with test-taking tips and a sample exam is included.
Printreading Based on the 2017 NEC® provides a thorough foundation for understanding drawings and concepts related to electrical printreading and includes important changes that appear in the 2017 National Electrical Code® as they pertain to one-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, commercial locations, industrial locations, special equipment, and hazardous locations. Electrical plans are used in conjunction with NEC® requirements to familiarize the learner with standards that promote best practices. This informative and full color textbook serves as both an instructional tool and a valuable technical reference for professionals in the field.
Manual J 8th Edition is the national ANSI recognized standard for producing HVAC equipment sizing loads for single-family detached homes, small multi-unit structures, condominiums, town houses, and manufactured homes. A proper load calculation, performed in accordance with the Manual J 8th Edition procedure, is required by national building codes and most state and local jurisdictions.
Modern Plumbing provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, systems, design, installation, and service needed for a career in plumbing. Students are supported in building an in-demand career with strong foundational knowledge, current technologies, and a knowledge of Codes. Learning tools to help today’s learners succeed include pedagogy designed for learning, applied math connections, workplace and career skills, safety, and hands-on activities.