Everyday Math for the Building Trades

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9780070242661: Everyday Math for the Building Trades

This text includes diagrams, tables, charts and ways to work out routine and complex field calculations. It addresses day-to-day math problems on the site with tips for quick and accurate calculations. Information on difficult-to determine areas such as roof pitch and stair risers/treads is included. It also provides instruction on how to train existing staff to use these techniques in the field.

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Find solutions to everyday math problems with this time-saving field reference You've got enough on your hands meeting deadlines and satisfying customers without having to be a whiz at mathematics, too. Now you can turn to this handy reference for answers to all of your construction-related mathematics questions. Filled with practical information and useful shortcuts, it's the perfect tool for performing the on-the-job calculations required in all of the major building trades, including construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and roofing. Even complicated calculations such as roof pitch will become simple with the help of unique, time-saving features such as quick-reference diagrams, tables, and charts. The book guides you step-by-step through complicated calculations and provides plenty of easy-to-memorize tips and tricks for performing routine and complex calculations. You'll use this versatile handbook to figure: The amount of brick needed for building walls; Header sizes for wall spans; Space requirements for drainage pipes; The amount of paint needed for jobs; Stair riser elevations; And a host of other in-the-field tasks. Concise, down-to-earth explanations and formulas for solving day-to-day math problems in the field; Proven techniques for performing complex calculations quickly; Shows you how to train your staff in easy-to-use, problem-solving techniques.

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