Mastering Math for the Building Trades

Paperback | July 20, 2000

byJames Gerhart

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Instant answers to any construction-related math question. In the office or out in the field, Mastering Math for the Building Trades, by James Gerhart gives you a perfect tool for accurately performing the calculations required in all the major building trades. Down-to-earth explanations, easy-to-memorize tips and tricks of the trade, worked examples, illustrations and tables make everyday number crunching easier, giving you the step-by-step help you need to complete estimates, meet deadlines, and satisfy new customers. Whether you're an old pro or apprentice...contractor, tradesperson or supplier...whether you're building, repairing, or remodeling...you'll find ready answers for: grading and excavating; concrete and other masonry work; septic systems; fluid mechanics; metal framing; engineered beams; fiber optic cabling; estimating software; floor framing and covering; roofing; finishing interiors; heating and cooling; plumbing; electrical; more!

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Instant answers to any construction-related math question. In the office or out in the field, Mastering Math for the Building Trades, by James Gerhart gives you a perfect tool for accurately performing the calculations required in all the major building trades. Down-to-earth explanations, easy-to-memorize tips and tricks of the trade, ...

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TEACH YOURSELF THE MATH YOU NEED*Down-to-earth explanations*Easy-to-remember tips & tricks*Formulas and calculations for construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, and more*Packed with examples*Metric conversion tablesGet the math you need for framing a wall, spacing beams, figuring water flow, sizing wiring, mixing ...

James Gerhart is experienced in residential construction, working for a number of years as a project coordinator. He built his reputation, however, teaching subjects such as math, estimating, scheduling, blueprint reading, and surveying to vocational and construction management studies students.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.9 × 4.9 × 1.02 inPublished:July 20, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071360239

ISBN - 13:9780071360234

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Table of Contents

Math and the building trades.

Measuring tools.

Basic math for estimating.

Grading and excavating math.

Math for concrete & other masonry work.

Math for floor framing & covering.

Math for wall framing.

Roofing math.

Math used for finishing interiors.

Math for heating & cooling.

Plumbing math.

Math for the electrician.

Summary of construction math procedures.

Appendices.