Casa Construction, Exterior

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Mike Devloo, Aug 20, 2008 - Architecture - 278 pages
Casa Construction aims to teach people in the construction industry the English or Spanish they need to better communicate, and better their construction knowledge. More than an English-Spanish dictionary of construction terms, Casa Construction is a guidebook to understanding residential construction concepts in both English and Spanish. It can be used as both a construction reference manual and a language learning tool. This first volume Casa Construction, Exterior highlights all exterior construction trades involved in home building construction. Construction concepts and processes are explained from the critical planning stages through exterior finish work. The book concludes with important chapters on construction management and construction safety. The book is divided into chapters by construction trades or topics which follow the order of a normal home-building project. Left side pages are written in English while the corresponding right side pages give a direct translation in Spanish. The reader can reference a particular process, task, or word in either English or Spanish and get a clear understanding of the concept in their own language. The reader can then easily view an explanation of the same concept in the unknown language on the page beside it. With this reference format of side-by-side English and Spanish the reader can relate word to word and paragraph to paragraph for each concept explained. Key words, definitions, and useful phrases are provided in each chapter for a quick language learning reference. Photos and diagrams are used to give visual explanations. Web references are included in the text to provide a starting point for additional research on more complex topics. For more information on using this first-of-its-kind construction reference manual, as well as information on additional products, and free online resources, see Casa Construction online at:

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Casa construction, Exterior is an essential guide for anyone working the US's bilingual construction industry. It's filled with key vocabulary in english and spanish and is organized by trade by time order of construction, just like it should be for a construction project. Much more complete that any other "english spanish dictionary for construction. Its unique english-spanish mirror image page layout gets English and Spanish Speaking workers "on the same page" please see website for video overview and tons of free information as well as other products!


Getting Started Primeros Pasos
Construction Planning and Design Planificación de Construcción y Diseño
Management and Safety Gestión y Seguridad
Bibliography Bibliografía
Índice en Español

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About the author (2008)

Mike Devloo is a Civil Engineer living in Vail, Colorado who specializes in site plan designs for custom homes. He has been involved in construction since his teenage years, learning from his father, Gary. He developed passion for the Spanish language at an early age while studying engineering in Madrid, Spain. Mike has also traveled extensively through Mexico, Central and South America and India. Mike's website for Engineering and English Spanish products for construction is

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