Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades (2nd Edition)
Author: Alfred P. Webster
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: July 29, 2001
Generously illustrated with real-world problems based on the authors' actual experience in the building field, this book first covers the fundamental mathematics necessary to a broad range of both life and building construction skills; then covers mathematical matters of direct concern to the builder, in the same logical and sequential process as required in the construction process itself. Problems include step-by-step summary explanations of their solutions, with the necessary steps highlighted and enclosed for easy identification. Features an appendix of home plans and houses actually built by the author. Whole Numbers. Fractions. Decimal Fractions. Weights, Measures and Conversions. Ratio and Proportion. Percents. Angles and Triangles. Areas and Perimeters. Volume and Surface Area of Solids. The Metric System. Board Measure. Lumber Pricing. Footings, Foundations, and Slabs. Girders, Sill Plates, Bridging, Floor Joists, and Floor Covering. Wall Framing. Roofs I: Common Rafters. Introduction to the Framing Square. Overhangs. Roofs II: Rafters--The Conventional Case. Roofs III: Valley Rafters--The Conventional Case. Roof IV: Jack Rafters. Roofs V: Hip and Valley Rafters--The Unconventional Cases. Stairs. Framing and Covering Gable Ends; Exterior Trim. Wall and Roof Covering. The Estimating Process. For Construction Supervisors, Building Contractors, carpentry/building construction apprentices, unions, trade school students.