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Facilities Maintenance

Brand: Cengage
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ISBN-13: 9781133282433
ISBN-10: 1133282431
Author: Kevin Standiford
Pages: 512
$119.90 $129.95 (You save $10.05)

Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance 3rd Edition focuses on preparing readers to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, landscaping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing and HVAC are addressed. Chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition. Safety is emphasized, as well as important employability skills. The book takes a straightforward approach to providing information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional. Includes clear, step-by-step illustrations and an easy-to read writing style.

  • All-new chapters on weatherization and solar energy systems
  • Reflects the most up-to-date trends and technology
  • Detailed photos and illustrations that highlight the most current equipment, tools and procedures
  • Chapter summaries at the end of every chapter
  • Teaches problem solving skills on diagnosis, repair and maintenance
  • All-new chapters on weatherization and solar energy systems
  • Follows the Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards, which focus on apartments, nursing homes and other types of residential living facilities
  • Clearly defines multiple task requirements with checklists for specific tasks and Job Sheets
  • Expands skills beyond basic facilities maintenance to include important skills that will help readers brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities, optimizing their employability
  • Ensures a practical, working knowledge on safety and OSHA regulations.

Based on National Skills Standards for residential construction created by The Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the NAHB.