Preface. Part 1: The job begins. Mobilization. The construction contract and the construction documents. Job procedures and policies. Part 2: The construction process. Establishing the daily routine. Safety on the job site. Managing effectively. Basic construction law. Rehab and remodeling projects: what makes them unique. The punch list and other close-out requirements. Part 3: Basic construction technology. Excavation and site work. Dealing with difficult site and foundation problems. Concrete. Masonry and stone construction. Steel and steel structures. Wood: lumber, plywood, and mill work. Roofing: thermal and moisture protection. Doors, door frames, and finish. Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Plumbing. Fire protection: sprinkler and halon systems. Electrical. Automated building control systems. Appendix. Index.
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