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The DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference is a powerful reference tool for plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, HVAC technicians, MRO staff or any other trade professional. This resource is fully illustrated with a multitude of real blueprint sections and symbols broken down by the specific trades.
The ultimate code reference for construction is back — and this time it' s more current than ever, using the 2009 International Residential Code® as the foundation for learning common code requirements, violations, and installation concerns. Retaining the simple, easy-to-understand approach that made the previous edition wildly successful, the revised DEWALT Building Code Reference will provide users with over 80 pages of photo-quality illustrations and clear, concise, text. Coverage ranges from wall, floor, and roof framing to foundations and footings, containing all the information you need to be successful in the industry in a compact, easy-to-use reference guide. Packaged in a conveniently-sized, durable format, it will withstand even the harshest jobsite conditions.
If you're looking to get the most comprehensive building contractor's licensing guide on the market today, look to the industry leader in contractor education! Updated to reflect the 2009 International Building Code and International Residential Code, this guide introduces students to the most critical concepts, from code and OSHA requirements to business management and building theory. This valuable content is enhanced by the book's student-friendly features, including an interactive CD that simulates actual exams, over 500 practice questions, test-taking strategies, exam rules, and answer keys.
Packed with the most valuable reference tools required in everyday residential carpentry and framing, the DEWALT Carpentry Quick Check: Extreme Duty Edition will give your students the knowledge they need to master the mathematical aspects of carpentry. From math calculations and fastener schedules to span tables, load calculations, and framing, this innovative resource has identified the formulas that are most critical, and presents them using a clear, step-by-step approach. The guide's comprehensive yet concise content is complemented by its practical packaging: a tough, sturdy cover and laminated pages make it a toolbox- and site-friendly tool, and its quick-reference tabs provide at-your-fingertips information, any time that you need it.
Packed with powerful, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, the DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook will give you the ability to teach your students the basics of carpentry and framing using the methods that will most effectively reach them. Students are often drawn to images and artwork, preferring to see how tasks should be completed, instead of reading about it. This book does just that by spelling out, through pictures, the step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. The accompanying text is clear, straightforward, and accessible, clarify and elaborating on the visuals. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing. The book concludes with a chapter on special topics, which includes an exploration of the construction of stairs, railings, porches, and decks. Logically organized for easy reference, this is a thorough yet concise introduction to the world of carpentry and framing.
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.
The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference guide is essential in helping the professional successfully bid on construction projects. Based on real-life experience in bidding hundreds of different types of jobs, this guide walks through every step of the bidding processfrom receiving a set of drawings to the post-bid review.
Give your students the tools they 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 for your students to quickly access the information they need, when they need it.
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. Subjects covered include framing, hardware sizing, correct nailing patterns, stairway stringers, walls and roofing, flooring and tile, roof pitches, excavation, insulation, masonry, doors and door openings, rebar and much more.
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.
The DEWALT Safety/OSHA Professional Reference contains all of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites in the United States. It addresses scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, protective equipment, electrical, working in trenches, demolition, safety plans, forms, and much more. It also includes forms and plans that comply with OSHA rules.
The secrets of today's successful contractors include two things: having a way to logically and efficiently document jobsite activity, as well as the resources and references to complete the documentation. This new book gives you both. DEWALT Contractors Daily Log & Jobsite Reference is a two-in-one resource that provides all of the necessary elements needed to effectively run and complete a construction project. An ideal tool for contractors, builders, maintenance managers, and construction managers alike, its consistent use can prove invaluable in the progress of a project, especially in preparing for potential legal matters that may arise.
The contractors forms and letters reference comes with an accompanying CD that allows users to easily and effectively manage every area of their contracting business! This extraordinary CD resource contains a user-friendly interface in which all of the forms and letters are easy to find and utilize in both Microsoft Word and Excel formats. Together, the book and CD provide over 150 of the most useful forms and letters available on topics such as general company and staff communications, customer correspondence, accounting notices, and more!
he DEWALT Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2012 International Residential Code to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application. This title is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project. Its comprehensive coverage includes: - Administrative standards - Definitions of terms - Building planning - Foundations - Floors - Walls and wall coverings - Roofs and roof coverings - Chimneys and fireplaces - Energy efficiency - Mechanical topics, including installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas - Plumbing topics, including connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution - Electrical topics, including inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools
The DEWALT Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference contains the essential reference material for almost every aspect of residential construction, remodeling and repair. It covers concrete, masonry, carpentry, walls, floors, roofing, siding, insulation, painting, finishing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and much more.
The DEWALT Illustrated Spanish/English Construction Dictionary is the most comprehensive tool of its kind. It is a vital resource for jobsite communication with over 200 illustrated callouts that help identify terms which are listed both by trade AND alphabetically.
The DEWALT Datacom Professional Reference is the perfect resource for installers and service technicians. It covers the design, installation, testing and troubleshooting of teledata, computer, internet, fiber optics, audio, video and other cabling applications.
The DEWALT Electric Motor Professional Reference is a perfect pocket resource that is easy-to-follow and covers everything you need to work with electric motors including running currents, wiring diagrams, lock rotor amps, installation requirements, thermal overloads, maintenance procedures, fuses, maintenance forms, troubleshooting guides, motor controls and much more.
Transform complex residential electrical installation requirements into practical, simple, easy-to-understand concepts all with a tool durable enough to withstand any jobsite condition. DEWALT ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE SECOND EDITION: BASED ON THE 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE examines all aspects of residential wiring, from the rough-in stages to the final trim out. It explores each room of the house in detail, including receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells, and crawl spaces. The book's thorough coverage also expands to address grounding and bonding requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and even voltage drop calculations. Enhancing this content are the book's powerful features and important learning tools: worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, clear, straightforward diagrams for wiring devices, and code references that highlight critical NEC 2011 requirements. The end result is a must-have addition to the toolboxes of all your students.
The DEWALT Electrical Estimating Professional Reference Second Edition is a practical guide for electricians to successfully estimate and bid jobs anywhere. Based on real-life experience from the angle of a professional electrical estimator, this detailed book covers every step of the process from pre-bid to the contract being awarded, and everything in between.
For years, electrical instructors have turned to the DEWALT ELECTRICAL LICENSING EXAM GUIDE for all of their licensing exam preparation needs. With a commitment to delivering both the need-to-know knowledge and valuable test-taking strategies to demonstrate that knowledge, it is a comprehensive and thorough guide to successfully mastering various state and local electrical licensing exams. Its latest edition, based on the 2011 National Electrical Code, is no exception. Covering Journeyman, Contractor, Master, Maintenance, Residential and Sign licensing exams, it takes a non-state-specific approach to its content coverage, making it a useful tool for electrical students anywhere. At the core of the book's value: proven methods for exam preparation, including study aids and tips, examination regulations, formulas and references, and realistic sample exams with over 500 practice questions. As a result, your students will develop accurate expectations of what to expect in the exams, and key techniques for passing them.
When you're in the field, you need fast, easy-to-access information. You also need thorough coverage of the very latest, most essential content. The DEWALT Electrical Professional Reference 2011 Code gives you the best of both worlds in a handy pocket-sized package! The book delves into areas critical for success in an electrical professional's career, from motors, transformers, and grounding, to voltage drops, fastener charts, and tools.
The DEWALT Lighting & Maintenance Professional Reference is a two-part informational guide. Part one covers the design, selection and installation requirements of lighting systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Part two contains valuable information regarding electrical and general maintenance including critical electrical safety issues.
Technicians have been asking for this reference material for years. DEWALTs Security, Sound & Video Professional Reference covers everything you need for working in these fields including installation requirements, formulas, technical data and specifications, and maintenance forms. It also contains charts, tables and graphs that encompass subjects such as sensor application, speaker impedance, voltage drops, satellite television, symbols, definitions, troubleshooting tips and much, much more.
The DEWALT Wiring Diagrams Professional Reference is a must-have resource for anyone installing or replacing electrical wiring. This book is packed with hundreds of easy-to-follow diagrams covering outlets and switches, electrical service, lighting, power distribution, transformers, overload protection, motors and controls, grounding and bonding, wiring guidelines and specifications, low voltage, hazardous locations and more.
Understanding electrical formulas is one of the most important tasks facing today's electricians. Accurate calculations make for proper code compliance and safe installations. That's why the DEWALT WIRING QUICK CHECK: EXTREME DUTY EDITION will prove to be a valuable resource in the hands of your students. The book compiles the most commonly used formulas and simplifies them, using a step-by-step approach and practical, real-world examples. Topics range from Ohm's Law and power formulas to areas of conduit and conduit fill. With easy-reference tabs and a sturdy design, this is the certain to be a beneficial tool for students long after they leave your classroom.
Transform complex residential electrical installation requirements into practical, simple, easy-to-understand concepts all with a tool durable enough to withstand any jobsite condition. DEWALT ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE SECOND EDITION: BASED ON THE 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE examines all aspects of residential wiring, from the rough-in stages to the final trim out. It explores each room of the house in detail, including receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells, and crawl spaces. The book's thorough coverage also expands to address grounding and bonding requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and even voltage drop calculations. Enhancing this content are the book's powerful features and important learning tools: worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, clear, straightforward diagrams for wiring devices, and code references that highlight critical NEC® 2011 requirements. The end result is a must-have addition to the toolboxes of all your students.
Get your next HVAC job done right - the first time - with this new reference guide from an industry leader in contractor education. The DEWALT HVAC Code Reference uses the International Mechanical Code as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to install or modify HVAC equipment successfully. With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials and duct construction to chimneys, vents, grease duct systems, and more.
The DEWALT HVAC Estimating Professional Reference is the ideal pocket tool for any mechanical estimator. This book guides you through each step of the HVAC bidding process, from looking for business opportunities to closing the deal, as well as other useful information including, forms and checklists, life cycle cost analysis, ductwork estimating, reviewing contracts, value engineering, math shortcuts and much more.
HVAC manufacturers are now requiring their authorized dealers and contractors to utilize certified service technicians and equipment representatives. This book is the most complete and comprehensive HVAC Technician Certification guide available in the industry. Subjects include methods to improve test scores, strategies to prepare, study aids and tips, realistic sample exams, exam answer keys, choosing a certification, maintaining your certification and much more. Includes interactive CD.
The DEWALT HVAC/R Professional Reference expanded edition contains approximately twice as much information as our earlier HVAC reference book. This comprehensive jobsite solution for HVAC/R technicians covers formulas, design data, heating, ventilation, piping, service, troubleshooting, electrical motors and much more.
the DEWALT Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference is the perfect resource to help plumbing professionals successfully bid on jobs anywhere. This book covers every step of the bidding experience from the angle of a professional plumbing contractor, as well as other useful information including quantity take-off checklists, estimating forms, procedure worksheets, suggested man-hours, proposal inclusions and exclusions, math shortcuts and much more.
Only the industry leader in contractor education can give you a resource like this one that takes a straightforward, illustrated approach and uses it to explain the most important and commonly used codes in the 2009 International Plumbing Code. With over 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns and coverage that includes everything from material requirements and horizontal drain sizing to framing notching, and design standards, the DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference, 2nd Edition will prove itself to be an indispensable resource for anyone in or entering the plumbing field.
When you need to pass an apprentice, journeyman, contractor, or master licensing plumbing exam, there is no better resource than the DEWALT PLUMBING LICENSING GUIDE, 3E. This latest edition uses the same powerful formula that made previous editions so successful - an interactive CD that simulates actual exams and comprehensive content that contains over 500 practice questions. It also includes test-taking strategies, exam rules, as well as answer keys so you can get immediate feedback as you test your knowledge of the guide's key topics.
The DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference is a compact yet powerful resource tool for anyone working with plumbing systems. This book covers everything you need including how to size pipe and fittings, calculate water demand, find installation requirements and specifications, design and install drainage and sewer systems, size hot water heaters and pumps, and review excavating guidelines to help get the job done right.
Take the mystery out of the mathematical calculations that are so critical for a successful career in plumbing with this one-of-a-kind resource for anyone working in the plumbing industry. DEWALT Plumbing Quick Check: Extreme Duty Edition gathers the most commonly used mathematical formulas, simplifies them, and compiles them in this sturdy, durable, easy-to-reference guide. The step-by-step approach and practical, real-world examples convey important math concepts that will enhance code compliance and installation safety. Topics include the conversion of water measurements, sizing horizontal drains, sizing vent pipe, and more.
Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® SOFTCOVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high. The content in this code book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs, making this an essential reference guide for students seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems.
Get up-to-date on the critical regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from all types of fire and explosion hazards with the 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE LOOSE-LEAF VERSION. THIS newly updated resource is the ultimate reference guide for addressing fire safety in both new and existing buildings. Using prescriptive- and performance- based approaches, this guide includes coverage of general precautions against fire, emergency planning and preparedness, fire department access, fire hydrants, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and hazardous materials storage and use. This Loose Leaf version gives users the ability to easily remove pages of the code from the three-ring binder for ease of reading.
For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2012 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE® SOFTBOUND VERSION. Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems.
A strong companion to the 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL CODE offers provisions for design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems, and provides flexibility in the development of safe and sanitary systems. Updated to reflect the most current industry technology, trends, and standards, it is a valuable addition to a user's code books and a vital reference guide.
Now updated to reflect the most current industry standards and technology, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE provides guidelines and requirements for the continued use and maintenance of plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems in existing residential and nonresidential structures. This valuable reference guide's comprehensive coverage also extends to include space requirements for determining maximum occupancy, as well as minimum light and ventilation criteria, making it the perfect addition to a student's code books.
This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2012 International Residential Code® For One- and Two- Family Dwellings Softbound Version uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions.
Updated to reflect the most current information, technology, and trends, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE CODE? is an ideal resource for designing and working with buildings constructed near wildland areas. This book's comprehensive coverage includes provisions for addressing fire spread, accessibility, defensible space, water supply and more.
The most current reference guide for promoting uniformity and consistency in zoning is now available. The 2012 INTERNATIONAL ZONING CODE provides comprehensive coverage of the various provisions and requirements, making it a must have for city planners, code officials, and developers alike.
For the first time, readers can gain a solid, working knowledge of critical building code applications without the text-heavy, complex, and sometimes abstract language that complicates many of the more traditional code related books that are available. BUILDING CODE BASICS: BUILDING, BASED ON THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE is designed to tackle the basics of the IBC, including its essential requirements and intent, while maintaining an organized, user-friendly, and practical approach. It is one installment of Building Code Basics, a series dedicated to providing high-quality, technically accurate, simplified code books for readers who are unfamiliar with the underlying concepts of the I-Codes. Coverage follows the general purpose of the building code to provide fire, life, and health safety for the occupants of a building. Code references are also included, and when paired with non-technical explanations, they provide added value to the book's usefulness, making this an ideal tool for anyone in or entering the field of design, construction, or inspection of commercial buildings.
Comprehensive coverage and strong, clear connections between building- and fire-related concepts and the International Fire Code requirements that govern them form the cornerstone of this valuable resource. The CODE BASIC BOOK FOR THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE is designed to explore the proper application and use of the 2009 International Fire Code, by offering detailed guidance of the basic provisions found in the Code. It begins with a section of prerequisite reading, explaining occupancy classifications, what they are, and how they should be applied. This is critical in establishing a foundational knowledge that readers can build upon as they progress through subsequent content. The book is then divided into six logically organized sections, and covers important topics as they pertain to the Code, including firefighter's response to buildings, fire department access to roadways, firefighter protection systems, sprinkler systems, hazards in buildings and communities, compressed gasses, combustible liquids, basic requirements for storage & use for hazardous materials, and much more. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it is an indispensable tool for fire inspectors, code officials, fire marshals, design professionals, and firefighters alike.
The first book of its kind to hit the market, BUILDING CODE BASICS: RESIDENTIAL, BASED ON THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE departs from traditional code books by using non-code language, detailed illustrations, and an emphasis on practical information to give readers a solid, working knowledge of critical code applications. Part of Building Code Basics, a series dedicated to providing high-quality, technically accurate, simplified code texts for anyone seeking greater understanding of the workings of the I-Codes; this installment focuses on the basics of the residential code. Topic coverage follows the logical order of construction, beginning with site work and foundations, and ending with fire- and life-safety and the environmental requirements of a finished building. These code requirements are introduced using non-intimidating language and an easy-to-understand writing style, facilitating learning and comprehension. Code references are also included, and when paired with these practical explanations, they are a valuable addition to the book's resources, making this an ideal tool for students of construction technology or anyone considering a career in the design, construction, or inspection of residential buildings.
The Study Guide For Calculated Industries Master Pro Calculator is a must-have study guide to accompany the Calculated Industries Master Pro Calculator. This study guide conveys the fundamentals of the most complete builders calculator on the market.
Never before has a single resource packed so much value as both an in-the-field reference guide and as a critical component of the code enforcement and inspection process. CODE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE is an at-your-fingertips guide to complying with the energy provisions of the 2009 IECC and the standards set forth by the American Recovery and Re-investment Act (ARRA). Designed to assist field inspectors and plans examiners in the completion and performance of their duties, it will instill a solid knowledge of the practical application of the code. It uses a simple, easy to understand format that lists out the most common code items that warrant examination for compliance, clearly organizing them in a manner that is both efficient and effective. Coverage is comprehensive enough to provide all the information students will need, but always easy to find, resulting in a must-have resource for anyone in the field.
With a single resource, you can learn to translate key state and federal accessibility requirements into clear, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply explanations. It's all contained in CODE SOURCE ACCESSIBILITY: CODES, STANDARDS, AND GUIDELINES, the groundbreaking resource that explores the accessibility requirements that apply to commercial, residential, and existing buildings. The book focuses on four major industry publications: the International Building Code (IBC) and its accessibility reference standard A117.1 2003, the Revised Americans with Disabilities Act/Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG 2004), and the Federal Fair Housing Act's Accessibility Guidelines (FH Act). Working in agreement with one another, the standards set forth by these documents serve as the guiding principles for the construction of code-compliant buildings, and CODE SOURCE ACCESSIBILITY: CODES, STANDARDS, AND GUIDELINES is the perfect collection of their most critical provisions. Not intended to replace the full state and federal accessibility requirements, this concise yet thorough resource will help readers to learn and quickly reference basic code-compliant accessibility standards for people with disabilities. It will also help readers to avoid the future pitfalls of not adhering to the standards, such as costly litigation and retrofitting, making it a tool they won't want to be without.
CODE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE distinguishes itself from any other fire code resource on the market by pairing comprehensive coverage with supreme readability that makes quickly accessing need-to-know information a breeze. An ideal fire code reference, this valuable resource offers readers an introduction to the guidelines and recommendations for fire department maintenance inspections for all types of occupancies. It examines code points and detailed inspection items for each occupancy group and emphasizes the keys to compliance throughout. With such a unique and all-encompassing format, it is the only comprehensive inspection guide book for the enforcement of the IFC. Its coverage is thorough enough to ensure that readers can find the information they need, yet organized efficiently enough that they can easily retrieve it, making this a must-have addition to any reference library.
The construction industry now has a clear, targeted resource for learning pertinent legal principles. Traditional books focus on general legal principles or general construction practices, while this book focuses on that critical place where the law and construction practices intersect. From labor law to contracts, property law to insurance, Construction Law for Managers, Architects, and Engineers uses real-world examples and clear, straightforward business language to transform complex legal jargon into relevant, applicable legal principles and strategies. This book serves as an ideal reference for managers, architects, engineers, construction executives, as well as a useful learning tool for students seeking the knowledge to succeed in these important fields.
Unlike any other book on the market, Construction Specifications: Principles and Applications addresses specification writing as a valuable tool that can play a critical role in managing professional risk, enhancing the value of an architects or engineers instruments of service, and increasing the profitability of facilities in both public and private sectors. This book will guide users through the creation and implementation of construction specifications and related construction administration documents, detailing the requirements for effective, successful specifications. Coverage includes topics never before explored in other specification-focused publications, such as standards of professional care, risk management, liability reform for architects and engineers, and the very latest formats of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), including MasterFormat 2004 Edition, SectionFormat, and UniFormat. Given the growing complexity of the construction industry, the demand for specifications that can serve as management assets and risk prevention resources is at an all-time high, and professionals armed with the knowledge that this book provides will be best prepared to face these new challenges.
Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction is the consummate source of LEED information for all of your construction students. Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this one-of-a-kind resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements. It offers detailed explanations of the rational for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance. With a clear, logical organization, the book will serve as a learning guide for your students and as a valuable construction reference as they progress into the world of work.
The cutting-edge green building projects of today are quickly becoming standard practice for tomorrow. In order for industry professionals to keep up with this trend, theyll need to have a solid grasp on green building, and the technologies, market forces, and governmental policies that drive it. Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation is designed for those seeking a better understanding of current design and building performance issues. Coverage includes straightforward explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, as well as the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations. Relevant codes and standards are discussed in-depth, with particular attention to the International Green Construction Code. Knowledge is essential for environmentally-appropriate and efficient building solutions. Readers of this book will have a better understanding of where the building industry is headed and how to become compliant with green practices and regulations.
A collaborative effort between the International Code Council (ICC) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the National Green Building Standard (ICC 700-2008) provides the "green" practices that can be incorporated into a variety of areas, from new homes to high-rise multifamily buildings, and from remodels and additions to hotels and motels. As going green becomes an increasingly necessary part of building design, this standard outlines effective, relevant green practices, including lot design, preparation and development, resource, energy, and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and operation, maintenance, and building owner education. By defining four threshold levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald, the standard gives builders the means to achieve their sustainability goals whether they are designing a basic, entry-level green building or aiming for the highest level sustainable "green" building with energy savings of 65 percent or higher. Ideal for use in both individual projects and community- or state- wide programs, it is an indispensable resource for anyone in the industry.
Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement.
Sorting through a key code whether it is the INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING, MECHANICAL, OR FUEL GAS CODES - can be a daunting task. So when a code update occurs, you may feel even more overwhelmed. Fortunately, there is a resource that will break down all three of these codes so that readers can easily identify key changes and their real-world applications. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE AND INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE 2012 edition addresses more than 125 of the most crucial changes contained in these codes. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the type of change: newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and practical examples, which clarify some of the technical jargon and make the content more relevant. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 codes to the new 2012 versions.
In the fast-paced world of residential construction and coding, you want to be armed with a solid understanding of the latest updates to the INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE. Fully achieving this requires gaining a clear knowledge of the code itself, but also precisely what areas have been updated, how they have been revised, and the rationale behind those changes. Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2012 Edition provides just that- all in a single, easy-to use resource! The book focuses on provisions that have special significance, are utilized frequently, or have had a change in application between the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world application example, or an illustration to assist and enhance readers' understanding. With a summary and discussion of the impact of these changes, this guide's coverage is complete, making it the perfect tool for transitioning from the 2009 IRC to the new 2012 edition.
When it comes to understanding the very latest accessibility standards, there is no better tool than Significant Changes to the 2009 Accessibility Standard. This one-of-a-kind resource identifies significant changes in the 2009 edition of the ICC A117.1 standard and the accessibility items in the 2009 International Building Code, and provides the reason and rationale behind those changes. Essential for an easy transition between code updates, the book's value lies in its focus, which is aimed at the most critical provisions, the most frequently used provisions, and provisions that have had a significant change in application, so that users can readily identify the need-to-know information. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world example, or an illustration, and is followed by a summary and analysis. Further enhancing this key content is the clear and deliberate labeling of each change as an addition, modification, clarification, or deletion. The end result is an indispensable resource that will familiarize building officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, and anyone in the building construction industry with the many important accessibility-related changes that have materialized in the 2009 and 2012 International Building Codes and the 2009 A117.1 standard.
Gain full access to the most critical updates to the International Building Code, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2012 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the new 2012 International Building Code, offering key insights into its contents its implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IBC to the new 2012 edition.
With one easy-to-use resource, discover all the information you need to understand the most critical updates to the 2012 International Fire Code, the impact of those changes, and their origins. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE analyzes approximately 90 new or revised provisions in the 2012 IFC. These requirements cover a broad range of subjects, including construction requirements for ambulatory health care occupancies, emergency responder radio coverage, fire protection system requirements for educational occupancies, fire service access elevators, building means of egress, hazardous materials, and more. Each change analysis contains the affected code sections and includes information to help identify if the text is new language, a modification of existing language, or if text has been deleted. The changes are also listed alongside illustrations or concrete examples, in an effort to bring the technical jargon of the code into a real-world setting. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IFC to the new 2012 edition.
Learn how to enforce the International Building Code when violations occur, and to correctly write any document required by the job! This new book features a compilation of legal notices, letters, complaints, and other documents that inspectors can use for effective enforcement of the most common problems likely to be encountered in the field. In addition to the forms, valuable checklists help users follow the required steps in enforcement, and tables assist inspectors in better understanding the Code. Even if a municipality does not use the International Building Code, the documents in this book can be adapted for local use because they are so universal.
This groundbreaking new book offers fire inspectors, building code officials, and anyone in the field of building inspections a valuable resource that goes beyond understanding the codes to actually teaching how to enforce them. From filing charges for non-compliance to obtaining inspection search warrants to closing unsafe structures, inspectors today need to have effective documentation tools and skills to pursue fire code violators in an appropriate manner, but are often required to do so with minimal legal training. In response to this, The Fire Officials Guide was developed, providing inspectors with a comprehensive set of the notices, letters, complaints and other documents that are critical to the effective enforcement of todays most common problems and violations of the International Fire Code. Also ideal for municipal attorneys who can use the included forms to draft legal documents, this book provides all the forms necessary to keep reporting accurate, consistent, and efficient.
A must-have for the desk of every successful building inspector, as well as the technicians that assist them, The Residential Inspectors Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints provides a practical guide through the tools and techniques of accurate, consistent, and efficient code violation documentation. From filing charges for non-compliance to obtaining administrative search warrants to condemning unsafe properties, inspectors today need to be able to pursue violations in an appropriate manner, but are often required to do so with minimal legal training. This valuable resource fills this gap by offering a complete set of the notices, letters, complaints, and other documents that are critical to the effective enforcement of the most common problems facing inspectors today.
Part of the highly successful International Code Council's Code & Commentary series, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE COMMENTARY is the ideal tool for anyone interested in learning the provisions contained in the code, what they mean, and how to apply them. The driving force behind the book's effectiveness is its format: it has been strategically designed to pair each section of the code text with an insightful commentary that goes beyond the technical requirements to explore their practical implications. Content includes rationale for the various requirements, suggestions for applying them, and potential consequences for not adhering to them. With a clear, straightforward writing style that clarifies even the most complex code regulation, this is a resource that will enhance the learning and reference libraries of code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners,contractors, and anyone who uses the 2012 IEBC.
Learn to read and interpret blueprints through the eyes of an electrician. Now in its 3rd edition, Blueprint Reading for Electricians presents students and apprentices alike with the blueprint reading terminology and applications unique to the electrical industry. This specialized resource begins by covering fundamental tools and basic sketching, then progressing to include coverage of views, plans, schedules and specifications. With additional chapters devoted to the types of prints found in a set of construction drawings and clear explanations of their relationships to various electrical installations, the book offers content that is both comprehensive and applicable. It has been updated to reflect the very latest technology and industry trends and is ideal both as a training manual and reference guide; its content, hands-on exercises, and real-world applications will help readers of all levels to master their print reading skills.
Real-world, on-the-job scenarios and a clear, straightforward approach bring to life the fundamental mathematical concepts that readers will learn with BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN MATHEMATICS, 2nd EDITION. This latest edition begins with deliberate and thorough coverage of the simplest topics, like whole numbers and fractions, before delving into more advanced areas. By the time the book has progressed to complex subjects like binary numbers and Boolean algebra, readers have been armed with such a solid foundation of the basics that comprehension is easy. Added value is found in the practical examples that encompass typical situations electricians face every day, providing a concrete context for learning and making this book an indispensable resource for anyone seeking the mathematical skills necessary for work in the electrical field.
Now your students can overcome and even grow amidst the challenges posed by a challenging economy. The Contractor's Survival Guide provides all the tools needed to succeed when others in the industry are struggling. This book is written by a contractor with first-hand experience, and it is packed with proven techniques that will increase leads, cut costs, drive profits, and improve overall productivity. Topic coverage includes identifying the most effective areas to spend marketing dollars, gathering qualified but inexpensive leads, selling more estimates, driving business through the Internet and social networking sites, and more. With special attention to industry-specific trends and the latest technologies, this is a must-have for anyone seeking to develop a strong business that is driven by growth.
Using a distinctive blend of theory-based explanations and real-world applications, Fundamentals of Instrumentation, 2E will guide users through the basics of instrumentation - from installation to wiring, process connections, and calibration. The updated edition has improved readability and six new chapters covering the most critical topics in the industry such as loop checking, loop turning, troubleshooting, testing techniques, and more. This excellent learning tool can be used by anyone entering the field, or by a seasoned professional as a valuable reference on-the job. With the help of the books detailed illustrations, diagrams, and practical examples; users will gain proficiency in mounting, wiring, impulse tubing, and the calibration principles of instrumentation.
Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green.
When a jobsite emergency arises, it's the people on the job that are the first responders. This gives those people the contractors, the construction workers, and anyone else onsite the critical responsibility of quickly and effectively acting to minimize damage and maximize safety. Prepare your students for this important role with JOBSITE FIRST AID: A FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. This book takes a systematic approach to responding to emergency situations, from minor burns to life-threatening events and situations. It is the perfect complement to hands-on safety training, and it's ideally packaged to fit into your students' toolboxes, glove boxes, or desk drawers, so that it can be easily accessed when needed.
If youre a homeowner, contractor, or do-it-yourselfer that has ever needed to navigate a home project through code compliance, permits, and the inspection process, but felt intimidated by the complexity of it all, your resource is here. The Building Process Simplified is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide with an abundance of practical examples that clarify otherwise complicated code articles and approved processes. Coverage spans a broad range of topics, from code compliance and permits to the court process and zoning issues, making this a well-rounded, valuable resource for anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of home projects and their processes.
What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes
The 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE LOOSE-LEAF VERSION sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available. The requirements are performance-driven, making this an effective tool and valuable addition to a user's code products. This Loose Leaf version gives users the ability to easily remove pages of the code from the three-ring binder for ease of reading.
Designed to guide apprentices, entry-level technicians, and first-year students through their first experiences in the HVAC/R trade, HVAC 101 provides a solid and thorough introduction to the field. It is the culmination of the efforts of industry leaders like the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice & Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). Backed by these organizations and the high standards and cutting-edge resources that they are known for, the book begins with simple concepts that provide an overview of the world of HVAC/R and its main systems and components. Coverage then progresses to increasingly complex procedures, such as maintenance and inspection, installation and repair, and customer service and sales. This building-block approach, combined with numerous practical examples, makes the book the ideal resource for learning and applying key HVAC/R concepts.
The second installment in a series of useful and resourceful guides, HVACR 201, continues to build upon the basics of the HVACR trade. The result of a joint effort by industry leading Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice & Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the book begins with simpler HVACR concepts and progresses into increasingly complex theories and skills. Starting with coverage of all of the important components of a system, the book advances to deal with topics in electrical ,heating, motors , and cooling- then moving to troubleshooting and installation procedures. Theoretical knowledge is presented alongside practical, industry-relevant examples, allowing both entry-level technicians and 2nd year apprentices to easily learn and apply key HVACR concepts.
A continuation of the solid skills development and strong theoretical knowledge established with HVACR 101 and HVACR 201, this third installment in the series guides readers through increasingly advanced concepts in the field. Like the rest of the series, HVACR 301 is backed by the high standards and cutting-edge resources of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association Educational Foundation (PHCC Education Foundation), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). Coverage ranges from the troubleshooting of systems and components to concepts of fluid handling systems, cooling towers, and indoor air quality. With a building block approach that ensures readers comprehend simpler concepts before moving on to more complex information, this is the perfect resource for learning and applying advanced HVACR concepts.
HVACR 401: HEAT PUMPS sets itself apart from other books on the market with its emphasis on the service technician perspective, instead of the design engineer viewpoint. The book begins with a review of the refrigeration cycle in comfort conditioning, and gradually progresses to more in-depth topics, including electrical schematics, maintenance, geothermal heat pumps, and troubleshooting case studies. With content that has been closely reviewed and revised in conjunction with the most respected national organizations in the HVACR industry (ACCA, PHCC, and RSES), this will prove to be a valuable learning tool that offers a wide range of critical concepts, presented in a clear, straightforward manner that facilitates comprehension and encourages you to apply the information as you learn it.
With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE LOOSE-LEAF VERSION sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems. This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage. The 2012 edition of the code includes the 2012 INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL CODE, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems. Using both prescriptive- and performance-related specifications, this code provides comprehensive minimum regulations for a variety of plumbing facilities, facilitating the design and acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems. This Loose Leaf version gives users the ability to easily remove pages of the code from the three-ring binder for ease of reading.
Written by contractors for contractors, their employees, and first-year plumbing students, Plumbing 101, 5E delivers the practical, on-the-job information needed to meet the workforce training needs of the industry. This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Fundamental industry topics including safety on the job, basic fixtures & appliances, piping and sewage disposal are covered along with related math and science concepts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect the most current plumbing products, materials, and technology on the market, including all-new coverage of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). Readers in a wide range of plumbing fields, from residential and commercial service and repair to new construction, will find all of the basic plumbing information they need for the start of a successful career in plumbing.
With practical, hands-on knowledge of the real-world issues that face plumbing professionals, Plumbing 201, 5E presents the second installment in our four-part plumbing training series. This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Plumbing 201, 5E builds upon the fundamentals covered in Plumbing 101, 5E. This product offers an introduction to piping materials, sources, distribution for potable water, water pipe sizing, cross-connection protection, and water heaters. Coverage then progresses to sewage disposal, drainage fixture units, building drains, and stacks. The revised 5th edition features all-new code and safety sidebars to emphasize key code and safety information throughout the book. Using a clear, straightforward writing style and realistic examples that encourage readers to apply what they learn, this book is a proven resource for anyone entering or working in the plumbing industry.
Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers. Coverage begins with basic installation practices, and progresses to include blueprint reading, the National Fuel Gas Code, surveying instruments, and special chapters devoted to connections to the math and science of plumbing. Discussions of water heaters, water treatment, trench safety, and electrical controls and wiring have been added to round out the thorough coverage. With two chapters on preplanning and electrical controls, this book will give readers the tools they need to be successful as they continue their journey into the plumbing industry.
Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes. Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes. Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike.
Now anyone can master the 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE (IECC) with this practical guide that will first present the code's regulations, and then walk through its real-world applications. The 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE COMMENTARY is a unique resource that goes beyond code requirements to delve into the meaning behind those requirements, their implications, and the consequences that exist when they are not followed. Through the use of text from the code itself and insightful commentaries, the book provides code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, and contractors with the perfect tool for elevating their knowledge of the 2012 IECC.
Designed to provide your students with a thorough introduction to Alternating Current electrical characteristics and circuit construction, AC THEORY, 3rd edition explores the complexities of this more advanced circuit theory by building on the basics established in direct current theory. The book begins with an overview of the primary components of AC circuits, such as resistors, inductors, and capacitors, and then gradually introduces new, more complicated topics like applying AC principles in power generation and generators, parallel and combination circuits, troubleshooting and evaluation of circuit conditions, and more. With the same reader-friendly approach and practical examples that made previous editions so successful, this updated 3rd edition uses the most current technologies and trends to provide the ideal resource for anyone seeking a fundamental knowledge of AC theory.
The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses. With a vast array of information available on the subject, Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems stands out from the crowd as an easy-to-read resource on current, mainstream technologies as well as those on the horizon. This book bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems serves as a comprehensive guide that explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them. Readers will gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together.
APPLIED CODEOLOGY: NAVIGATING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2011 offers the perfect solution for any electrical professional who has ever felt overwhelmed when trying to locate specific information within the vast catalog of standards and articles contained in the NEC. As the world's predominantly adopted and enforced electrical installation standard, the code is a critical reference tool for anyone working in the field of electrical installation or maintenance. Recognizing that in order to use this resource proficiently a complete understanding of the outline format is necessary, the book introduces simple techniques that allow readers to quickly identify and locate various NEC sections. Readers then learn to qualify their electrical questions and efficiently and accurately access the necessary information within the code. Special attention is given to critical building block areas from the NEC such as the Table of Contents, Section-90 Arrangements, Chapter 1-9 and more. Revised to reflect the NEC 2011 and packed with all-new learning features, this book is a valuable "roadmap" that will familiarize readers with the code and give them the skills and confidence to make code-compliant installations that are safe and accurate.
Discover the fundamental direct current (DC) principles and applications, as well as the theories that underlie those principles all in an effort to build a strong foundation in electrical technology! Written with the student electrician in mind, DC Theory, 3E uses a reader-friendly approach and begins with the basics of electricity and DC circuits, including how properties of materials are categorized within conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Coverage gradually progresses to tackle more complex topics, like DC parallel circuits, DC combination circuits, magnetism and generators. With an emphasis on safety throughout, this book provides a valuable combination of both information and safe practice, providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary for future success in the electrical field.
ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 16th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.
This unique text fills the need for a convenient, single-volume reference source on the electrical theory that is the foundation of an electrical utility system. The second edition includes updates to many technical points, describes the equipment and situations that lineworkers deal with daily, and features information on safety. The thorough explanation of theory increases the lineworker's knowledge of the system being operated and maintained. The material is presented in a chronological order, taking the reader from an overview of power systems through current technology affecting the operation of electrical utilities.
Due to increased demand, it has become more important than ever for electronic technicians and security management professionals to have a thorough, grounded knowledge of the programming, installation, and functioning of IP-addressed electronic security devices. Guide to Networking for Physical Security Systems provides this information with a practical, straightforward approach. By first providing complete explanations of IP addressing, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, internet connections, and how networks operate; this book then delves into how these technologies can be used for electronic security device applications. With guided tours of common network devices such as DSL adapters, routers, IP security cameras, and detailed explanations of the various types of video compression; readers will gain a wealth of technical information that will prepare them for work in the electronic security industry.
Construction managers, architects, and civil engineers are working in an environment of rapidly changing and improving information technologies. This handy manual explores the entire spectrum of IT applications in construction, from traditional computer applications to emerging Web-based and mobile technologies. Information can be applied to firms of all sizes and features suggestions for IT solutions that can be implemented for complex projects as well as small, low cost ventures. Estimating, scheduling, web logs, project web portals, content management systems, document management systems, 4D CAD, mobile and field computing, and wireless computing are all discussed.
Inside INTRODUCTION TO LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, 2E students will discover comprehensive coverage of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods of the industry. All the basic elements of low voltage systems are combined into a single source to give a concrete understanding of the operation and integration of individual systems. Plus, this edition walks students through all they need to know about devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® in addition to the language and terminology of the industry. And, it's written especially for industry novices so difficult topics can be absorbed swiftly.
Give your students a tried-and-true tool to prepare for and pass professional electrical licensing exams. Now in its 7th edition JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN'S REVIEW: BASED ON THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2011 uses the same easy-to-understand approach and realistic exam questions that spelled success for previous editions but is updated to reflect the very latest edition of the National Electrical Code. Each chapter of this thorough yet concise study guide focuses on a specific topic covered on the journeyman licensing exams including general writing methods over-current protection grounding special equipment and occupancies and more. Practice questions that mimic those seen on actual exams guide your students quickly and efficiently to mastery of the most critical skills. With each question a detailed explanation is provided alongside its answer citing specific code references when applicable and offering students hands-on practice using the electrical industry's most authoritative reference. This book has a versatility that lends itself to learning in instructor-student and apprenticeship settings as well as self-study.
Get your students on the fast track to becoming licensed master electricians with this must-have book that combines realistic practice questions, in-depth answers, and conceptual background information to form the perfect exam review resource! Expanded and updated to reflect the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code, the book takes on the same clear, straightforward approach that made previous editions so popular. It engages students by inviting them to examine specific topics on the master electrician licensing exam in detail from general wiring methods and branch circuits, to special conditions and communications systems. Although broad in scope, content is concise and to-the-point, so your students will never feel lost or overwhelmed. Additional updates to this 7th edition include more detailed explanations of the answers to practice questions, providing for a better understanding of the subject. Whether your students need an all-in-one exam preparation guide or simply a convenient reference that can be used to solve the challenges of today's most complex electrical installations, MASTER ELECTRICIAN'S REVIEW: BASED ON THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2011 will provide it all.
From expanded coverage of diodes, troubleshooting power supplies, and transistor applications, to the latest technologies in the field, this updated edition of Semiconductor Principles and Applications will provide readers with the most current information in the field. Valuable as either a learning tool or a reference guide, the straightforward, clear explanations are accompanied by detailed diagrams, illustrations, and real-world applications for a complete and thorough learning experience. The book begins with an introduction to key concepts such as semiconductor principles and characteristics, diode principles and characteristics, and then builds on this knowledge to tackle more advanced topics such as integrated circuits and microprocessors. With the help of the book's built-in teaching tools like objectives, summaries, and sidebars, users can feel confident they are getting the very latest, need-to-know information that is easily transferable to on-the-job experiences.
The National Electrical Code® is the most widely recognized and accepted electrical standard in the world. Every three years the NEC® is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE NEC® 2011 EDITION aims to identify and analyze those changes in a way that cuts through the maze of jargon to hone in on key updates that will affect electrical installations. For maximum comprehension, the book is arranged to follow the general layout of the NEC®. Each change is also accompanied by an illustration, as well as background information and a discussion of the significance of the change. As the most comprehensive code change book on the market, this resource will prove invaluable to electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, electrical engineers, and anyone who needs to understand the most important updates in the NEC® 2011.
The National Electrical Code is the most widely recognized and accepted electrical standard in the world. Every three years the NEC is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE NEC 2011 EDITION aims to identify and analyze those changes in a way that cuts through the maze of jargon to hone in on key updates that will affect electrical installations. For maximum comprehension, the book is arranged to follow the general layout of the NEC. Each change is also accompanied by an illustration, as well as background information and a discussion of the significance of the change. As the most comprehensive code change book on the market, this resource will prove invaluable to electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, electrical engineers, and anyone who needs to understand the most important updates in the NEC 2011.
This one-of-a-kind resource provides quick access to important electrical and electronic concepts in both Spanish and English. A useful training tool for beginners, and a valuable on-the-job reference for experienced electricians and electronic technicians, the Spanish/English Dictionary for Electricity and Electronics addresses the need for clear, concise communication within a multilingual workforce. Accurate, effective communication is critical in these fields where safety and environmental issues are addressed daily; this dictionary becomes an indispensable resource that is unlike anything else on the market. The book's handy, easy-to-use format makes this a must-have for every electrician's toolbox, and a valuable addition to every office that has Spanish - and English - speaking technicians working together in the field.
The Field Guide for Powerline Workers is an indispensable tool full of basic principles and best practices. This electrical application manual offers a reader-friendly, day-to-day approach to constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines - both overhead and underground. Completely up-to-date with the latest OSHA guidelines and safety requirements, this book thoroughly outlines strategies for risk reduction, personal protection, managing emergencies, and controlling hazards on-the-job! Readers will learn effective troubleshooting skills that will enable them to handle situations involving power outages, voltage irregularities, transformers, and more. The material is presented in a quick reference format so that must-know information will be easily accessible in the field.
The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen, 2nd Edition is the much-needed solution to a gap experienced by instructors when preparing students for work on electrical utility circuits. Packaged as a convenient, single-volume reference guide on the operation of electrical utility systems, this book will give your students what other resources won't: practical coverage of the equipment and situations that powerline workers are exposed to on a daily basis, with a focus on ensuring concepts are meaningful and applicable. This book also pays special attention to the order in which topics are addressed; simple concepts are explained first, and the book then builds upon these fundamentals to explain more complex theories, thereby setting a strong foundation for clearly understanding key rules and regulations. This text been updated to include the most current industry information available, including applications of recent technology. This book also contains in-depth exploration of the mechanical aspects of the job, such as working with rigging, trucks, stringing wire, and tree felling. The need for safety and training is highlighted throughout the book, giving your students a powerful guide to learning the skills to construct, operate, and maintain the lines and cables in an electrical utility system.
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Hundreds of revisions in the 2011 NEC will have a direct impact on residential, commercial, and industrial installations.
Added NEC articles broaden the Code’s coverage of alternate energy sources and emerging technologies. Stay informed about
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Photovoltaic power systems are being installed throughout the U.S. The power output from PV systems ranges from a few hundred watts to many megawatts. Most of the systems are not operated or owned by any electric utility and therefore come under the requirements of the National Electrical Code. The Code requirements for a typical residential PV system are at least as complex as those for residential wiring, and the direct current (dc) portions of the system coupled with the alternating current (ac) interconnection to the utility grid make PV installations somewhat unique. If these systems are installed by individuals that have little or no experience or training in installing electrical systems, they may be unsafe (not code-compliant) at initial installation, may develop hazardous conditions over the life of the system, and may fail to deliver the full performance of a well-designed and installed PV system. PV installers who pursue additional PV-specific and electrical training and work closely with the local permitting and inspecting authorities perform the best, most code-compliant installations. This book reviews PV systems, explains how each part interacts with the other parts and reviews the Code requirements.
For those eager to improve their skills and knowledge in electrical grounding and bonding, this is the book
for you. Written by the experts, it explains how and why certain grounding methods are used, but it does so in a logical way,
balancing text with photos and illustrations. Cutting through the confusion of industry jargon and common misconceptions, the
text guides the reader step-by-step through the language and intent of the National Electrical Code, NEC-2011.
Ground-fault protection — for circuit interrupters and for equipment — is covered in one chapter instead of two. The coverage
is uniform, easy-to-read and easy-to-locate, making chapter fourteen one of the most exciting presentations of ground-fault
protection in the industry.
This edition of Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding has connected all the disconnects —
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Also, the book incorporates the metric system of measurement in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). Metric units appear first, followed by inch-pound units in parentheses. If you are serious about your knowledge and skills, your technical library is incomplete without this book!
Ugly's Electric Motors and Controls is a quick, on-the-job reference specifically designed to provide the most commonly required information on the design, installation, application, and maintenance of motors and controls in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format. An ideal tool for electricians, contractors, designers, engineers, instructors and students, this essential pocket guide uses diagrams, calculations, and quick explanations to ensure jobs are completed safely and correctly and in accordance to industry standards.
Ugly's Electrical References is designed to be used as an on-the-job reference. Used worldwide by electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, instructors, and the military Ugly's contains the most commonly required electrical information in an easy-to-read and easy-to-access format. Ugly's presents a succinct portrait of the most pertinent information all electricians need at their fingertips, including: mathematical formulas, National Electrical Code tables, wiring configurations, conduit bending, voltage drops, and life-saving first aid procedures. Revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code, Ugly's Electrical References includes updated coverage of: Combination Circuits Conductor Properties Conduit Bending Conversion Tables Electrical Formulas Electrical Symbols Insulation Charts Math Formulas Metric System Ohm\’s Law Parallel Circuits Series Circuits US Weights and Measures Wiring Diagrams
Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E® is the first pocket-sized summary of NFPA 70E 2009 with comparisons to current OSHA regulations and the National Electrical Code®. Designed for electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, instructors, and students, this invaluable resource provides fast access to the most commonly referenced sections of the latest NFPA 70E and related safety standards. In simple, straightforward language, Ugly's covers the safety requirements of electrical systems operating at or below 600 volts, including: Six-Step Procedures for Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition, Meter Safety, Safe Electrical Work Practices, PPE, Configurations, Electrical Hazards, and First Aid.
This quick on-the-job reference has been specifically designed to provide the most commonly required electrical wiring information for residential work in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format. The perfect tool for electricians, contractors, designers, instructors, students, and do-it-yourself home owners, Ugly's Residential Wiring saves you time and money by granting you instant access to specific rules, symbols and Code requirements for wiring dwellings to ensure your job stays on task and passes inspection the first time. Ugly's Residential Wiring includes coverage of basic residential requirements, including: Current / Ohm's Law / Resistance / Parallel Circuits / Series Circuits / Services and Service Points / Voltage / Wiring Diagrams and Rules
Stay competitive and up-to-code! The 2005 NFPA 70: National Electrical Code® is today's blueprint for electrical fire safety.
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Already directly adopted in many states, this important NEC® edition is fully up-to-date with industry practices, new equipment, and advancements
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Major revisions in the 2005 NEC work to improve protection of people and property:
• Expanded requirements for ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCI) call for wider use of these devices in homes, businesses, and public spaces
• New requirements for arc-fault circuit-interrupters (AFCI)
• First-time Article 409 introduces rules for industrial control panels
• First-time Article 506 presents a zone hazardous area classification system for combustible dusts and ignitible fibers and flyings
• First-time Article 682 covers natural and artificially made bodies of water not classified as swimming pools or fountains
• First-time Article 353 governs installations using HDPE conduit
• Reorganized electrical calculation requirements in Article 220: Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations
• New requirements for identification of ungrounded branch circuit and feeder conductors protect electricians and maintenance personnel
Developed by NFPA®, the National Electrical Code has long been the world's most widely adopted safety code. Order the 2005 edition of the NEC direct from the source! This Softbound edition is the #1 choice of contractors and installers industrywide.
Safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations are made simple with the latest publication of this widely popular resource. Like its highly successful previous editions, the National Electrical Code 2011 softcover version combines solid, thorough, research-based content with the tools you need to build an in-depth understanding of the most important topics. New to the 2011 edition are articles including first-time Article 399 on Outdoor, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more. The National Electrical Code is adopted in all 50 states, and is an essential reference for those in or entering careers in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety.
The newly updated and revised 2011 NEC is perhaps the most important resource that will be purchased by any electrical industry professional or student seeking a career in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety. The new edition of the NEC explains safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations in a simple, easy to learn format, and provides the full text of the updated code regulations alongside expert commentary from code specialists. The guide offers code rationale, clarifications for new and updated rules, and practical, real-world advice on how to apply the code. The 2011 NEC also provides several new articles, including first-time Article 399 on Outdoor, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more. Features: Single most important reference in the electrical industry. Updated every three years and outlines minimum industry standards for all types of electrical installations. New and revised articles including Revised Article 625 with vital changes covering safe batter charging for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Revised wiring requirements and receptacles. New installation rules to improve electrical worker safety. Spiral Bound format makes it easy to use anywhere.
Safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations are made simple with the latest publication of this widely popular resource. Like its highly successful previous editions, the National Electrical Code 2011 LOOSE LEAF combines solid, thorough, research-based content with the tools you need to build an in-depth understanding of the most important topics. It provides the full text of the updated Code regulations alongside expert commentary from code specialists, offering code rationale, clarifications for new and updated rules, and practical, real-world advice on how to apply the code. And in a loose-leaf format, it's easy to customize your experience with the Code by adding job- and situation- specific materials. New to the 2011 edition are articles including first-time Article 399 on October, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more
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500+ full-color graphics, diagrams, photos, tables, and charts not in the Code
Visual cues help you quickly identify Code changes. Revised NEC text is shaded tan, while vertical rules and change dots alert you to major additions -- just like in the NEC.
Commentary is shaded in blue so it's easily distinguished from mandatory provisions.
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NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance helps you
develop and carry out an Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program for all
types of equipment and assemblies. Changes in the 2010 edition include:
Reorganization of document, including grouping of related topics plus consolidation of testing information
New material on emergency preparedness and electrical system and equipment restoration
New recommendations on how to conduct outsourcing of electrical equipment maintenance
New information on failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)
Order today to minimize accidents and costly breakdowns at your facility. (Softbound, 278 pp., 2010)
Make the right decisions about worksite electrical hazards with the new full-color 2012
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Commentary from electrical safety experts explains the intent behind rules, why the
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lockout/tagout, and how to conduct safety audits and reviews.
Exclusive commentary in the new Handbook explains provisions in the 2012 NFPA 70E and their intent, breaks down tasks, and provides full-color visuals of equipment and scenarios. The Handbook includes the entire 2012 NFPA 70E text for hands-on reference. New full-color photos, charts, and illustrations bring safety concepts to life -- invaluable on the job and for worker training. Case studies recount electrical incidents and their effects. Summaries show at a glance what's new in each chapter. Commentary is in blue and revised NFPA 70E text is shaded tan, with vertical rules indicating additions and bullets for deletions. Supplements include extracts from the 2011 NEC® Handbook on installation rules that facilitate NFPA 70E compliance. Avoid tragedies by correctly assessing risks, determining hazards, and selecting PPE. The NFPA 70E Handbook helps you work smarter and be able to answer questions about the vital difference between "risk assessment" and "hazard identification" and how the new NFPA 70E separates and defines these issues. You'll understand first-time direct current (dc) coverage that ensures you're ready to work safely with new technologies; and why the 2* designation has been eliminated to clarify that all H/R Category 2 tasks require full-head PPE. Get the NFPA 70E answers you need, direct from the Standard source! Keep your workplace electrical injury-free and protect your reputation for safety with the revised, full-color NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. (Hardbound, 496 pp., 2012)
Lives depend on you! Protect your personnel from electrical hazards and meet the highest standard for electrical safety with the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E®. Workplace safety in the United States is evolving due to better awareness and implementation of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Yet hundreds of deaths and thousands of disabling injuries still occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast -- and most could be prevented through NFPA 70E compliance. The 2012 NFPA 70E responds to the challenges, making it easier to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. Get new ways to calculate risks and mitigate hazards. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E responds to new information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Coverage of direct current hazards is the first of its kind in the U.S. The rising demand for alternative energy systems such as photovoltaic and wind power present greater dc shock and arc flash hazard exposures to workers. To protect personnel, NFPA 70E includes a new shock protection boundary, hazard/risk table, and incident energy calculation for direct current systems. Revised Article 320 focuses on safe work practices for stationary batteries and battery rooms, such as those used by alternative energy systems. Make hazard/risk assessments and select proper PPE. Revised requirements delineate the essential difference between "risk assessment" and "hazard identification." Supporting information is in revised Annex F. Hazard/risk tables are expanded to include electrical system characteristics and arc-flash protection boundaries. The 2* designation has been eliminated to clarify that all H/R Category 2 tasks require full-head PPE. Change on "layering" for a combined arc-rating permits the use of arc-rated garments only. Clarified text for arc flash hazard warning labels Give your employees the know-how they need to be electrically safe on the job! Training and audit-related revisions impact your company's electrical safety program. The 2012 NFPA 70E explains when the energized work permit (EWP) is required and what it should contain; requires emergency procedure instruction on AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), adds a new three-year maximum interval for employee training and documentation of content, and more. This edition also contains new information about implementing NFPA 70E within the framework of ANSI/AIHA Z10 and other health and safety management standards. Order your copy of the new NFPA 70E, the Standard that's changing the way America works! If you're responsible for ensuring workers are protected from shock and arc flash hazards, order NFPA 70E now to protect personnel and your reputation for safety. Contractors; risk managers; engineers; apartment, commercial, and retail building managers; and owners all have a stake in ending electrical-related accidents, liability, and loss. (Softbound, 103 pp., 2012)
Heightened risk awareness and changing safety dynamics have revolutionized the role of alarm and signaling systems in protecting life and property. At the same time, sophisticated technical advances and solid research findings have improved their ability to meet the new demands. It is in response to and out of this dynamic environment that the 2007 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code has emerged.
Nontraditional use of buildings...innovative designs...new technologies, materials, and construction practices. As the built environment and societal expectations change, so do the challenges to protect people from fire and related hazards. Fully updated to reflect the latest industry developments and lessons learned, the 2012 NFPA 101® raises occupant safety to a whole new level.