Instant answers to any construction-related math question. In the office or out in the field, Mastering Math for the Building Trades, by James Gerhart gives you a perfect tool for accurately performing the calculations required in all the major building trades. Down-to-earth explanations, easy-to-memorize tips and tricks of the trade, worked examples, illustrations and tables make everyday number crunching easier, giving you the step-by-step help you need to complete estimates, meet deadlines, and satisfy new customers. Whether you're an old pro or apprentice...contractor, tradesperson or supplier...whether you're building, repairing, or remodeling...you'll find ready answers for: grading and excavating; concrete and other masonry work; septic systems; fluid mechanics; metal framing; engineered beams; fiber optic cabling; estimating software; floor framing and covering; roofing; finishing interiors; heating and cooling; plumbing; electrical; more
Math and the building trades. Measuring tools. Basic math for estimating. Grading and excavating math. Math for concrete & other masonry work. Math for floor framing & covering. Math for wall framing. Roofing math. Math used for finishing interiors. Math for heating & cooling. Plumbing math. Math for the electrician. Summary of construction math procedures. Appendices.