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Construction and Building Technology

Construction and Building Technology
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By: E. Keith Blankenbaker

ISBN: 978-1-60525-810-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2013
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Construction and Building Technology introduces students to construction processes and procedures. Students will learn about construction technology, construction materials and management, and project design. They will study building foundations, subsystems, and structures, and learn how these systems are maintained, repaired, or altered. Chapters on commercial, industrial, and engineered construction processes and procedures are also included. The book is correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy and includes the following chapter features:
  • Career Connections—address careers related to the chapter material.
  • STEM Connections and Curricular Connections—relate chapter content to math, science, and social sciences.
  • Technology Links—highlight current technology that relates to chapter content.
  • Green Construction—features relate chapter content to environmental issues.
  • Test Your Knowledge—questions test student understanding of chapter content.
In addition to the textbook, the teaching package includes the Tech Lab workbook, Instructor's Resource CD, EXAMVIEW® Assessment Suite CD, and Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD.

Construction and Building Technology Supports STEM:
  • Design process
  • Measurement
  • Science STEM Connection features
  • Green Construction features
  • Engineering systems

Table of Contents

  1. What is Construction Technology?
  2. Planning for and Controlling Construction
  3. Construction Safety
  4. The Construction Process
  5. Construction Tools and Equipment
  6. Concrete
  7. Metals
  8. Wood and Wood Products
  9. Masonry, Glass, and Plastics
10. Architectural Design
11. Construction Engineering
12. Construction Documentation
13. Project Management
14. Construction Estimating and Bidding
15. Construction Scheduling
16. Site Preparation
17. Earthwork
18. Foundations
19. Floors
20. Walls
21. Roof and Ceiling Framing
22. Enclosing the Structure
23. Plumbing
24. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
25. Electrical Power Systems
26. Communication Systems
27. Insulating Structures
28. Finishing the Building
29. Landscaping
30. Final Inspection, Contract Closing and Project Transfer
31. Project Operation, Maintenance, and Repair
32. Remodeling Buildings
33. Dam Construction
34. Bridge Construction
35. Road Construction
36. Skyscraper Construction
37. Pipeline Construction
38. Careers in Construction
39. Construction in the Future

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 6 (PDF, 1.62 MB)
   sample Chapter 15 (PDF, 842 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
   sample Chapter 6 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
   sample Chapter 15 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 8 (PPS, 1.71 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

E. Keith Blankenbaker - is a leader in technology education curriculum development. He introduced contemporary technology education into the secondary schools where he taught in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. As a teacher educator he developed, and for 25 years, taught construction technology courses for technology education majors at The Ohio State University. During this same period he taught technology education curriculum, laboratory design, and supervised student teachers. He is the author of three Goodheart-Willcox books: Modern Plumbing, Construction and Building Technology and Painting and Decorating, in addition to several other texts. He has served as principal investigator for the Construction Education Curriculum Project, funded by the Associated General Contractors. He also served as principal investigator for the first edition of the plumbing apprenticeship program offered by the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Dr. Blankenbaker has provided leadership on the local, state, and national level. As a secondary school teacher he served as department chairman and was elected president of the regional industrial technology teacher education association. As a teacher educator he was elected program coordinator, served as president of the Ohio Technology Education Association, acted as coordinator for the development of a new technology education curriculum guide for Ohio, and served as a member of the ITEEA Board of Directors.

His construction work experience includes designing, building, maintaining, and remodeling residential and light commercial structures. These experiences include forming, placing, and finishing concrete; framing; roofing; plumbing; electrical; installing doors and windows; exterior and interior finish carpentry; cabinetmaking; and painting.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 608 978-1-60525-810-2 $93.28$69.96
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription Purchase
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 608 978-1-60525-878-2 $93.28$69.96
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 608 978-1-61960-102-4 $126.00$94.50
Workbook 978-1-60525-812-6 $26.64$19.98
* Instructor's Annotated Lab Workbook 432 978-1-60525-963-5 $60.00$45.00*
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-813-3 $260.00$195.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1376 test questions 978-1-60525-814-0 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 800 slides 978-1-60525-815-7 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 800 slides 978-1-60525-816-4 $600.00$450.00*
*Instructors’ materials and custom products cannot be ordered online. For more information or to place an order, please call 800.323.0440.

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