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:
Science STEM Connection features
Green Construction features
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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
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.