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Construction and Building Technology

By: E. Keith Blankenbaker
ISBN: 978-1-60525-810-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2013
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-14
Description
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
Products & Prices
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price School Price Order Quantity
Text 608 978-1-60525-810-2 $93.28 $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.
Workbook 978-1-60525-812-6 $26.64 $19.98
Designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Annotated Lab Workbook 432 978-1-60525-963-5 $60.00 $45.00 *
Consists of the student workbook pages with answers printed in color to make grading easy.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-813-3 $260.00 $195.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. The Instructor's Resources in PDF format, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer. Also includes additional activities.
  • Chapter Resources. Customizable Chapter Resources in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
  • Answer Keys. Chapter Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Annotated Workbook. Instructor's Annotated Workbook in PDF format.
  • Chapter Quizzes. Chapter quizzes in PDF format.
  • Visuals and Masters. Contains Teaching Visuals and Reproducible Masters in PDF format.
  • Construction Company Simulation. Useful charts and tools provided in PDF and XLSX format.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4/10.6/10.7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1376 test questions 978-1-60525-814-0 $248.00 $186.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 39 test banks with a total of 1376 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 800 slides 978-1-60525-815-7 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 39 chapters, comprising over 800 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4/10.6/10.7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 800 slides 978-1-60525-816-4 $600.00 $450.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 39 chapters, comprising over 800 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4/10.6/10.7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
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
Text
PDF
Chapter 6 (PDF, 1.62 MB)
PDF
Chapter 15 (PDF, 842 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 6 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 15 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 8 (PPS, 1.71 MB)
About the 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.