Designed to provide plumbing professional with the knowledge and tools to make successful bids, this book is the perfect pocket guide for on-the-job success. The DEWALT Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference addresses every step of the bidding process, from preparing proposals and making accurate estimates of supplies and man-hours, to reviewing contracts and finalizing the deal. With quantity take-off checklists, estimating forms, and other on-site worksheets, this book is a valuable reference tool, both for use in preparing a bid from the office, or making on-the-job decisions and calculations. Benefits: * over 350 pages of estimating charts and reference material * "Getting the Job" tips provide practical advice for handling various estimating scenarios * 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 makes finding information a breeze * conveniently fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along
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.
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.
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: Christopher Prince
Release Date: 2010-07
Get the only tool you will ever need to tackle the most dreaded and often neglected topic in construction ? math! DEWALT? CONSTRUCTION MATH QUICK CHECK: EXTREME DUTY EDITION has identified the mathematical formulas that are most commonly used in the construction industry and simplified them using a clear, step-by-step approach. Topics include basic conversions, percentages, volume calculations, framing calculations, and more. The guide also offers more than just solid content: its durable material makes it a toolbox- and site- friendly resource, and its tabs make it easy to quickly access the information you need, when you need it.
Mechanical estimators, building contractors, and technical trade contractors alike will benefit from the straightforward, must-know HVAC estimating information that this book provides. The DEWALT? HVAC Estimating Professional Reference guides readers through each step of the HVAC bidding process, beginning with identifying potential business opportunities, and progressing to estimating, conducting cost analysis, reviewing contracts, and finally, to closing the deal. On-site worksheets, ?Getting the Job? tips, and math shortcuts offer additional tools, making this a concise yet comprehensive resource for anyone preparing to bid for an HVAC job.
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.
Author: Ed Sarviel
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Provides the 300 most useful manhour tables for practically every item of construction. Labor requirements are listed for sitework, concrete work, masonry, steel, carpentry, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, mechanical, and electrical. Each section details the work being estimated and gives appropriate crew size and equipment needed. This new revised edition contains National Estimator, a computer estimating program. This fast, powerful program and complete instructions are yours free on high-density 3 1/2" disk when you buy the book.
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.
The book's purpose is to provide you with the ability to build since this will lead you to great financial achievement into the construction business. Electrician, Electrical apprentice, with the desire to make a career in the electrical field will benefit from the experience of thousand and hundreds of hours spend in the construction sites. This book is the valuable tool for any individual involved in electrical field as beginner that performs tasks as electrician, estimator, apprentice or engineer. Contractors will discover information they need in their business. The book is the perfect for any new emigrant that intends to make a career in the construction business as electrical contractor or electrician. To make it more affordable is coming in black &white version but is available in full color version also. The full-color version will be able to provide more clarity and easy understanding of the pictures, sketch, drawings and diagrams. Limited preview on www.books.google.com
Translate the complex requirements of the 2017 National Electrical Code into simple, practical guidelines for residential electrical installation with this thorough, user-friendly resource. Ideal for homeowners and experienced electricians alike, DEWALT ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE: BASED ON THE NEC 2017, Fourth Edition, examines all aspects of residential wiring, from initial rough-in to final trim-out. The author explores each room of the house in detail, covering receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells, and crawl spaces, as well as key topics such as grounding and bonding requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and voltage drop calculations. To help readers master even complex concepts readily, the text includes worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, straightforward diagrams for wiring devices, and code references highlighting critical NEC 2017 requirements. This highly practical, up-to-date reference is a must-have resource for anyone undertaking residential electrical work today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Release Date: 2015-02-24
A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors -- based on the latest construction materials and methods. Learn how to: read and interpret building plans create an accurate takeoff, using a complete set of working drawings. Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry -- and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff. Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical. With over 160 illustrations, including commercial construction details.
All of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals. More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information as it applies to scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, protective equipment, electricity, working in trenches, demolition, and much more. Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA. Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included, making this the number one pocket reference for safety and OSHA-related regulations.