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Construction and Design

From Ingenious Mechanisms to Mastercam Mill to Blueprint Reading, Industrial Press offers a wide range of resources vital to the design and development of products, materials and machines.

  1. Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook

    The Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is now suitable for both inch and metric users to accommodate readers around the world.  Each lesson starts with step-by-step instructions on how to master a particular task, followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands readers learned within that lesson.

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  2. Heating Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

    Most of the work technicians routinely perform is in maintaining existing equipment as opposed to installing new systems. The procedures and visual observation conditions presented in this title will enable technicians to perform their tasks more effectively. By knowing how the equipment is designed, built, and how the materials behave over time, they will be better able to execute a maintenance program extending equipment life and reducing unplanned malfunctions. This book’s emphasis is on implementing these actions correctly and in a timely basis so that equipment experiences an increase in “life expectancy,” reliability, more efficient energy performance, and a reduction in the possibility of future failures and liability. While the main focus of this work is on equipment installed in residential homes, the procedures detailed certainly apply to larger commercial heating equipment as well.

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  3. Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition

    At 600 pages, the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is extraordinarily comprehensive. Written by the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, it was prepared with the objective of being the most comprehensive reference text on PVC pipe and fittings.

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  4. Blueprint Reading Basics Instructor's Resource Kit

    Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned.

    This separate Instructor's Resource Kit includes:

    • Over 600 PowerPoint presentation slides for using the book in the classroom. The arrangement mirrors the book and can be customized by each instructor.
    • Blueprint Reading Course Recommended Syllabus and Lesson Plans, instructors can customize to suit their needs.
    • PDFs of Selected Figures and Tables.
    • PDFs of Review Questions and Answers.
    • PDFs of Worksheet Problems and Solutions.
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  5. Machine Designers Reference

    Designers at all levels of experience need a handy, comprehensive reference that helps them get the job done faster... and better. Machine Designers Reference by J. Marrs fulfills the need, and then some. This hardcover 716-page volume benefits from the author's 20 years of experience as a working mechanical designer. The result is 12 chapters organized in a very practical way (click the TOC button, above). This popular work is packed with essential charts and tables.

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  6. Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook

    For those new to the world of AutoCAD®, as well as those honing longtime skills, there is simply no better resource on the market than the Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook. Industry-expert authors and Professors Cheryl Strock and Steve Heather introduce two novel features in AutoCAD 2019, including “Drawing Compare” and “Shared Views,” both of which facilitate a greater capacity for colleagues and clients to share and comment upon changes and additions to drawings in real-time.

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  7. Vectors and Matrices for Geometric and 3D Modeling

    Vectors are perhaps the most important mathematical objects used in modeling and animation. They have the properties of magnitude and direction, and provide visual understanding of model construction and analysis. Matrices are natural and hardworking partners of vectors.

    This work presents lessons on vectors and matrices in geometric and 3D modeling—the mathematics at the foundation of computer graphics applications. The lessons appear as chapters, generally organized from introductory to more complex topics. Within each chapter, there is a similar order of elementary-to-advanced discussion.

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  8. Die Design Fundamentals, Third Edition

    Retaining its unique and much praised organization, this leading text has been revised to reflect the most recent developments in design tools. It provides balanced coverage of relevant fundamentals and real-world practices so that students, apprentices and on-the-job professionals can understand the important and often complex interrelationships between die design and the economic factors involved in manufacturing sheet-metal forming products.

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  9. AutoCAD 3D Modeling Exercise Workbook

    World-class AutoCAD expert Steve Heather, co-author with Cheryl Shrock of the Beginning AutoCAD Exercise Workbook, Advanced AutoCAD Exercise Workbook, and the AutoCAD Pocket Reference, has written this ground-breaking text, covering step-by-step 3D applications for all AutoCAD users. The AutoCAD® 3D Modeling Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is suitable for both inch and metric users. There are 8 lessons and 4 modeling projects, all of which are heavily illustrated, for visual learners.

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  10. Marketing Construction Services

    Overview

    Written for both seasoned professionals and industry novices by a professional with nearly three decades of experience in operations and business development, Marketing Construction Services provides a general overview, as well as a comprehensive understanding, of the projects, trades, money, and market processes of the construction industry. It is a “must read” for anyone working in and about this industry who wants to gain a better understanding of the various processes involved in acquiring and successfully completing a construction project. Owners, design professionals, financiers, construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors within the commercial construction industry will find this to be a handy and invaluable reference.

    Features

    • Offers the reader a new understanding for market processes, strategic planning and business development at all levels.
    • Presents comprehensive knowledge of contractual obligations throughout to include all phases of construction from owner requirements to market niches to planning to the bidding process to project completion and the ability to be paid to be ready to receive the next contract by owner.
    • Contains real-life examples that everyone in the industry can relate to.
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