Written by a seasoned professional with more than 50 years experience in manufacturing, the new third edition of this widely used text and self-training manual has been expanded to include many new and revised worksheets designed to facilitate the reader's ability to form a mental picture from a drawing. Blueprint Reading Basics reviews the subject in great detail using many illustrations and examples, as well as thoroughly reviewing all other aspects of print reading. It includes industry standards, practices, and copies of industrial prints throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industry applications. And it is the perfect text for students taking blueprint reading, machine shop, or tool and die courses, as well as machinists, mechanics, technicians, and inspectors. Each chapter thoroughly covers one subject and contains an introduction, a detailed review of the subject, illustrations, review questions, and worksheets with short and specific questions. Many worksheets can be completed after studying one subject, meaning they can be reviewed before studying the entire chapter. Discussions of mathematics, engineering theories, drafting techniques and machine shop practices are kept to a minimum. All exercises can be used as teaching aids and have been classroom tested. Stresses practical concerns through questions designed to reinforce techniques of calculating dimensions. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-understand manner.
This outstanding pocket guide is designed for use on-the-job by security, sound, and video professionals. It is chock full of everything users need for working with security, sound, and video equipment and features installation requirements, formulas, technical data, and maintenance forms. Abundant charts, tables, and graphs are also included that cover sensor application, speaker impedance, voltage drops, satellite TV, and more. Helpful troubleshooting tips help readers prepare for common problems likely to be encountered in the field.
Author: William P. Spence
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering
DEWALT Construction Professional Reference Master Edition is a must-have resource for anyone working in the residential or commercial construction trades. This comprehensive job site solution provides contractors with easy access to a wealth of reference material including construction specifications, site work, concrete and masonry construction, foundations, carpentry, roofing, and drywall/plaster. Covered exclusively in the master edition are topics such as job site safety, architectural design information, rigging, electrical and plumbing installations, fasteners, finish flooring, protective and decorative coatings, metal structural products and lightweight steel construction, engineering data and much more. Be sure to have this professional job site reference guide in your toolbox. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro?. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.
A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT® Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel® spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.
The DEWALT® Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook is an easy-to-understand reference for the complex safety and OSHA regulations that construction professionals face every day. The book provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards, and safe work practices that should be adhered to on any jobsite. Because the more complicated topics have been translated into simple, straightforward terms, workers can spend their time focusing on the OSHA-compliant practices that are emphasized instead of getting bogged down with complicated regulatory language. In essence, this is a tool that truly makes construction safety clear. You won’t want to be without it. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.
This unique and easy-to-understand pocket guide was developed by a real-world contractor who has perfected the art of construction estimating! The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference is the only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author's real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Benefits: exceptionally comprehensive coverage walks readers through every step of the bidding process - from the moment a set of drawings is received to the post-bid review practical, "how-to" instructions and essential information on ways to minimize errors will help readers save valuable time and money at home and on the job more than 350 pages of professional reference material provides swift and easy access to hundreds of charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and symbols content is completely current and up-to-date with industry standards special cover material is flexible, tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the shop or on-the-job exclusive super-strong binding allows the books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely intact large and easy-to-read text and illustrations make finding and retaining information a breeze convenient size easily fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!
Author: John E. Traister
Release Date: 1981
Genre: House & Home
Every construction "pro" has to know how to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This manual explains how. You'll find it an excellent tool, whether you're a student, apprentice, craftsman, technician, or engineer. The author guides you, step by step, in the simplest terms, through all the practical details of construction documents, using real-life examples. Every chapter ends with a question and answer section you can use to check your knowledge. When you've finished this book, you'll be able to understand and follow any construction document. Book jacket.
Author: Ron Russell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Accurately interpret graphic and written construction documents Construction documents are the vital link between the architect's vision and the finished physical structure. Building professionals must accurately read and follow these documents in order to build a given design in the most efficient way possible. Print and Specifications Reading for Construction explains exactly how to interpret construction documents, offering students and professionals a complete package for learning and understanding. The text clearly lays out different graphic and written document types, how they developed, what information they contain, and their current use in residential and commercial construction today. Next, it looks in depth at the documents, revealing how each type works in action through example projects. Alongside the text, online access to three complete sets of sample sheets gives you experience working with prints and specifications. Inside you will discover: How to solve real construction problems in large-scale residential and commercial projects Coverage of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil drawings and specifications Relevant terminology for, and practical applications of, sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Practice questions and exercises throughout An all-in-one reference that combines clearly written text, complete document sample sets, and up-to-date digital resources, Print and Specifications Reading for Construction is an essential companion for anyone learning or practicing construction or contracting.
Author: Chris Prince
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering
"[A] two-in-one resource that provides all of the necessary elements needed to effectively run and complete a construction project. Part One offers daily log pages, carefully designed to assist contractors in documenting everything necessary on the jobsite, from daily activities to weather conditions to schedule, deliveries, subcontractors, OSHA requirements, and more. Part Two complements the preceding section by including a variety of resources related to the daily log, including a math/calculations section, an extensive jobsite safety/OSHA requirements section, Spanish/English translations and a comprehensive reference section." -- Publisher's description.
The DEWALT Construction Professional Reference is a powerful reference tool that saves you time and money. It provides contractors with a wealth of useful information concerning basic building disciplines.
Author: Sam Kubba
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes. Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on: Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more. Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics • Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment
Author: Ernest R. Weidhaas
Release Date: 2002
Informative, yet concise, this reputable volume helps readers become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses, and provides actual photographs of the buildings under construction. Individually shrink-wrapped exercises provide a neat and readily accessible means of applying material in the book. KEY TOPCIS: Topics covered include architectural plans, symbols and dimensions, reading residential floor plans, plot plans and roof framing plans, elevations and sections, reading commercial plans, fire protection, trusses and more. For construction professionals, owners and others interested in reading residential and commercial construction plans.