ALBANY, N.Y. - Thomson Delmar Learning has announced the newest additions to its DEWALT Trade Reference Series. The series is a complete line of reference books designed for technical and trade professionals. The company will be adding eight new titles to the series throughout the remainder of the year.

"The continued strong employment growth within the professional building trades paired with the tremendous strength of the DEWALT brand has provided this series with a loyal and rapidly expanding customer base. By keeping with the series objective of providing critical, on-the-job reference material, these new titles are natural additions; and we expect the same strong demand as we've had with our existing publications," said Ed Francis, product development manager at Thomson Delmar Learning.

The newest books in the Trade Reference Series include:

  • DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference (available now): a reference tool for plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, HVAC technicians, MRO staff, or other trade professionals. This title includes real blueprint sections and symbols broken down by the specific trades.

  • DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference (available summer 2006): Designed to help the trade professional successfully bid on construction projects. Based on real-life experience in bidding hundreds of different types of jobs, this guide walks through every step of the bidding process, from receiving a set of drawings to the post-bid review.

  • DEWALT Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference (available summer 2006): Provides reference material on the different aspects of residential remodeling and repair. It covers concrete, masonry, carpentry, walls, floors, roofing, siding, insulation, painting, finishing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and more.

  • DEWALT HVAC/R Professional Reference-Master Edition (available fall 2006): With more than 500 pages of information on such topics as refrigeration systems, piping, ductwork, motors, compressors, fans, pumps, and more, this "answer book" is one of the most complete HVAC/R professional references available.

  • DEWALT Safety/OSHA Professional Reference (available winter 2006): More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers access to critical safety information as it applies to scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, protective equipment, electricity, working in trenches, demolition, and more.

  • DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide (available winter 2006): Based upon the 2006 International Plumbing Code®, this resource covers the journeyman, apprentice, master, and contractor licensing exams, as well as ICC Certification.

  • DEWALT Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide (available winter 2006): Based upon the 2006 International Building Code®, this guide covers residential, commercial, and industrial licensing exams, as well as ICC Certification.

  • DEWALT Spanish/English Construction Dictionary (illustrated) (available summer 2006): A resource for jobsite communication with over 200 illustrated callouts that help identify terms which are listed both by trade and alphabetically.

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    Publication date: 06/05/2006