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Print Reading for Construction, 6th Edition

By: Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller
ISBN: 978-1-60525-802-7
Format: Softcover
Copyright: 2013
Subject: Print Reading
Description
Print Reading for Construction starts with the basics and progresses to advanced topics. It is a combination text-workbook that teaches the interpretation and visualization of residential and commercial construction prints. The content is ideal for career and technical students, apprentices, and building trades workers in addition to being suitable for self-study.
  • The Large Prints folder included with the text contains 140 foldout prints (17 in. x 22 in.) from residential and commercial construction, providing students realistic, on-the-job experience.
  • Four advanced projects at the end of the text provide additional practice to further develop skills.
  • Electronic versions of the foldout prints are available in PDF format on the Instructor's Resource CD.
Products & Prices
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Text 350 978-1-60525-802-7 $99.96
Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. The 2013 edition of this text has been extensively revised and features five new print reading projects, including two new unit-based projects with end-of-unit activities and three new advanced projects at the end of the text.

This practical text is suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction drawings. The combination text and workbook presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics.
  • Includes more than 125, 17” x 22” foldout prints, which provide learners with realistic on-the-job experiences.
  • Provides four comprehensive print reading projects at the end of the text.
  • Full color is used throughout the text to enhance student comprehension of the subject matter.
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription 350       Purchase
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 360 978-1-61960-156-7 $50.00
The G-W Online Textbooks one-year student access key code allows an individual online access to the textbook for 12 consecutive months using a unique username and password that must be associated with a valid e-mail address. The one-year student access key code is a shrink-wrapped packet that can be ordered by schools and bookstores, and redistributed or purchased by students for individual access. For those that would prefer to order direct and receive immediate access, a one-year individual subscription can be purchased at www.g-wonlinetextbooks.com.

The Online Textbook provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Textbook include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 1yr. Access Key Code) 978-1-61960-841-2 $132.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 1yr Access Key Code.
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 350 978-1-60525-872-0 $99.96
The Online Text six-year classroom subscription allows online access, in school or at home, for six consecutive years. A classroom subscription is for a shared group of students, and requires a purchase of a class set with the total pricing based on the number of users who require access.

The Online Text provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Text include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 350 978-1-61960-116-1 $150.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
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Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-806-5 $248.00 *
The 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.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
  • Answer Keys. Unit Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Unit Quizzes. Unit quizzes in PDF format.
  • Teaching Visuals. Visual masters ini PDF format.
  • Reproducible Masters. Printable instructional materials provided in PDF format.
  • Large Prints. 140 large prints from the textbook, provided in PDF 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), 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), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 610 test questions 978-1-60525-807-2 $244.00 *
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 product includes 17 test banks with a total of 610 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® 10.5.8 or OS® 10.6.4; 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 600 slides 978-1-60525-808-9 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 17 chapters, comprising over 600 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, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 600 slides 978-1-60525-809-6 $600.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 17 chapters, comprising over 600 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, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
*To order this item, please call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents
1. Construction Drawing Organization
2. Construction Math and Application
3. Reading Measuring Tools
4. Lines and Symbols
5. Fundamental Drawing Practices
6. Specifications and Building Codes
7. Construction Materials - Types and Uses
8. Site Plans
9. Architectural Drawings
10. Foundation Prints
11. Structural Prints
12. Residential Framing Prints
13. Plumbing Prints
14. HVAC Prints
15. Electrical Prints
16. Welding Prints
17. Estimating Construction Costs
Look Inside
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
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Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
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Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 5 (PPS, 24.7 MB)
About the Author(s)

Walter C. Brown - During his career, Dr. Walter C. Brown was a leading authority in the fields of drafting and print reading. He served as a consultant to industry on design and drafting standards and procedures and held a variety of professional offices of state and national associations.

Daniel P. Dorfmueller - is a technical author and consultant based in Lebanon, OH. He provides training in print reading for construction and print reading for concrete courses. He previously worked for Baker Concrete Construction in the greater Cincinnati, OH area.