Learning Construction Spanglish: A Beginner's Guide to Spanish On-the-Job

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When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job – where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved – they need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with workers. That task gets considerably more difficult when managers and workers are speaking in different languages. More than simple dictionary terms or phrases, managers need a tool for understanding the basics of the language their workers use – a resource that lets them communicate the myriad of questions, issues, schedules, and tasks that come up on a construction job. Learning Construction Spanglish is exactly the tool they need. This book offers up: • Communication tools – a method for understanding the basics of Spanglish – not just dictionary terms. • Practical, useful on-the-job terms and phrases. • Logical organization that makes info fast and easy to find. • Both English/Spanish and Spanish/English glossaries.

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EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

Designed specifically for those who direct Spanish-speaking construction crews, this on-the-mark guide speeds the process of improving communication and ensuring understanding, and helps you find exactly the phrase you need for specific tasks.

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job with Spanish-speaking crew members -- such as where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved -- they need Learning Construction Spanglish. This book is a tool you'll be thankful to have beside you every day on the job.

  • A fast and easy method for understanding the basics of Spanish
  • Focused terms and phrases for questions, issues, schedules, and tasks in construction
  • Dialogue for every on-the-job situation
  • Logical organization that makes it quick and simple to find what you need
  • English/Spanish and Spanglish/English glossaries

GO RIGHT TO THE PHRASES YOU NEED FOR:
Foundations
Framing
Finish Work
Roofing
Exteriors
Drywall
Electrical
Plumbing
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About the Author:

Terry Eddy is a Senior Vice President and the Western District Director of the International Code Council (ICC), which produces the International Business Code (IBC), the most widely adopted building code in North America. Mr. Eddy has extensive experience in labor-management relations among organizations with Spanish-speaking workforces. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

Alberto Herrera has been a consultant to the publications and international departments of the International Code Council for six years. An experienced editor and translator, he taught Spanish language and Hispanic culture and civilization courses at Whittier College before joining ICC. He lives in Whittier, California.

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