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  • Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition


    Gypsum Construction Handbook has been the best reference for gypsum products and systems in the building industry. Throughout the years it has evolved and changed as the building industry itself has evolved and changed.

    The fifth edition of the Gypsum Construction Handbook is a guide to good construction procedures for gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, cement board and conventional plaster construction. It contains the newest developments in products and systems including time-saving, lower-cost methods of installation to simplify and speed construction.

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  • Painting and Decorating Craftsmans Manual and Textbook 8th Edition


    This recently revised manual serves as a valuable reference book for the painting and decorating industry. The textbook has been used with many apprentice programs and has been cited as an authority in litigation to settle issues arising…

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  • Cost & Estimating Guide Volume 2-Rates and Tables


    Rates and tables are used extensively by painting and decorating estimators on a daily basis. Suggested labor production rates for all work processes likely to be performed are presented, including surface protection, surface preparation, painting, gypsum

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  • Painter’s Handbook


    Loaded with “how-to” information you’ll use every day to get professional results on any job: the best way to prepare a surface for painting or repainting; selecting and using the right materials and tools (including airless spray); tips for repainting; etc.

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  • BNi General Construction Costbook 2021 Edition


    The most comprehensive and accurate cost coverage for all aspects of construction.

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  • Drywall Contracting


    How to set up and operate a drywall contracting business. Here you’ll find how to get set up as a drywall contractor, the tools you’ll need, how to do the work, and how to estimate and schedule jobs so that you keep the work flowing and the money coming in. How to prevent drywall problems, spot hidden problems before you begin, and how to install and repair drywall in new construction or remodeling work. Lists the eight essential steps in making a drywall estimate and includes estimating forms and man-hour tables for your use. This book is filled with practical tips, illustrations, pictures, tables and forms to help you build your career as a successful drywall contractor.

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  • Paint Contractor’s Manual


    This is the only manual ever written that explains how to start and run a profitable paint contracting business: getting set up and organized to handle volume work, the tools you’ll need and the tools you shouldn’t even consider buying, avoiding the mistakes most painters make, getting top production from your crews and the most value from your promotion dollar. Shows how to estimate all surface preparation and painting and includes manhour figures the author uses when estimating residential, commercial and industrial jobs. Suggests pricing strategies when bidding custom residential, tract and apartment painting. Includes sample estimating take-off forms and checklists so your estimates cover all costs on every job.

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  • Residential Construction Academy Facilities Maintenance: Maintaining, Repairing, and Remodeling, 3rd Edition


    Developing an understanding of the facilities maintenance industry has been made easier with this unique texts clear, step-by-step illustrations and easy-to read writing style that will start you on the path toward a successful career in the field. RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 3rd Edition focuses on preparing you to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. New chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that you receive the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.

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  • Drywall


    Drywall is a comprehensive text detailing the principles and practices of the drywall trade. Math concepts are presented with special emphasis on the math skills required to measure and cut drywall. Common materials, tools, and equipment are described and shown in use.

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