Construction Mathematics is an introductory level mathematics text, written specifically for students of construction and related disciplines.
Learn by tackling exercises based on real-life construction maths. Examples include: costing calculations, labour costs, cost of materials and setting out of building components.
Suitable for beginners and easy to follow throughout.
Learn the essential basic theory along with the practical necessities.
The second edition of this popular textbook is fully updated to match new curricula, and expanded to include even more learning exercises. End of chapter exercises cover a range of theoretical as well as practical problems commonly found in construction practice, and three detailed assignments based on practical tasks give students the opportunity to apply all the knowledge they have gained.
Construction Mathematics addresses all the mathematical requirements of Level 2 construction NVQs from City & Guilds/CITB and Edexcel courses, including the BTEC First Diploma in Construction. Additional coverage of the core unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment from BTEC National Construction, Civil Engineering and Building Services courses makes this an essential revision aid for students who do not have Level 2 mathematics experience before commencing their BTEC National studies. This is also the ideal primer for any reader who wishes to refresh their mathematics knowledge before going into a construction HNC or BSc.
Surinder Virdi is a lecturer in construction at South and City College Birmingham. He worked as a structural engineer for a number of years before starting his teaching career in further education. He has been teaching mathematics, construction science and construction technology on BTEC National and Higher National courses for the last 25 years. Roy Baker spent forty years teaching mathematics, construction science and structural mechanics at the City of Wolverhampton College before retiring in 2005. He now works as a visiting lecturer. Narinder Kaur Virdi is a programme manager at the South and City College Birmingham and is responsible for managing the provision of basic skills. She worked as a biochemist for a number of years before becoming a trained teacher. She has been teaching literacy and numeracy for the last 15 years.
1. Using a Scientific Calculator 2. Numbers 3. Basic Algebra 4. Indices and Logarithms 5. Standard Form, Significant Figures and Estimation 6. Transposition and Evaluation of Formulae 7. Fractions and Percentages 8. Graphs 9. Units and their Conversion 10. Geometry 11. Areas (1) 12. Volumes (1) 13. Trigonometry (1) 14. Setting Out 15. Costing - Materials and Labour 16. Statistics 17. Areas and Volumes (2) 18. Areas and Volumes (3) 19. Trigonometry (2) 20. Computer Techniques 21. Assignments Appendix 1 Concrete Mix Appendix 2 Solutions for Excercises Appendix 3 Assignment Solutions