Teach yourself the math you need. This title includes: down-to-earth explanations; easy-to-remember tips and tricks; formulas and calculations for construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, and more; packed with examples; and, metric conversion tables.Get the math you need for framing a wall, spacing beams, figuring water flow, sizing wiring, mixing concrete, preparing estimates, determining loan costs - just about any calculation in the building trades. A complete, compact self-study course, "Mastering Math for the Building Trades" even helps with tools, from steel square and surveyor's transit to calculators and computers. Here to help you meet deadlines, avoid costly and wasteful errors, write better estimates and plans, and have happier customers, this self-teaching tool provides the answers you want, in the office or in the field. This edition includes all new examples and illustrations, self-test Q and A's, HVAC load calculations, thermal performance calculations, fiber optic cabling formulas, and guidance on estimating software.