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Facilities Maintenance - Residential Construction Academy

Using step-by-step photos as often as possible to convey important tasks, this book will train the residential facilities handyman in all the responsibilities of the job!

A refreshingly easy-to-read writing style and a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement within residential facilities combine to communicate common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, plumbing, and HVAC.

Safety for each task is addressed, as well as important employability skills for success on the job.

No-nonsense Information on tasks for which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, are also highlighted


  • The Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards drive this book, focusing coverage on the core topics for facilities maintenance as it applies to apartment complexes, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities
  • Ample checklists provide a clear path for readers while they complete each specific task, while Job Sheets assist learners in monitoring their progress
  • Discussions on the importance of ?soft? skills help readers brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities in order to optimize their employability
  • Essential information on safety and OSHA regulations and the organization of work tasks rounds out the comprehensive task coverage


1. Customer Service Skills

2. Organization of Work Tasks

3. Safety & OSHA Regulations

4. Tools and Equipment

4.1. Anchors & Fasteners
4.2. Hand Tools
4.3. Portable Power Tools
4.4. Stationary Tools

5. Pest Prevention


6.1. Safety, Tools & Equipment
6.2. HVAC Maintenance

7. Trash Compactors

8. Electrical Maintenance

8.1. Safety Practices & Interpret Plans
8.2. Electrical Materials and Supplies
8.3. Electrical Maintenance

9. Elevators

10. Painting

10.1. Surface Painting
10.2. Temporary Work Platforms

11. Practical Electrical Theory

12. Plumbing

12.1. Plumbing Materials and Supplies
12.2. Plumbing Maintenance

13. Appliance Repair and Replacement

14. Carpentry

14.1. Wood and Lumber
14.2. Identify Engineered Products, Panels & Sheet Goods
14.3. Framing Components
14.4. Interior Carpentry Maintenance
14.5. Inspection and repair of Exterior Carpentry

15. Grounds Keeping

400 Pages
Copyright 2008
Softcover - 8-1/2 x 11in.


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