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RCA: Facilities Maintenance

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Developing an understanding of the facilities maintenance industry has been made easier with this unique texts clear, step-by-step illustrations and easy-to read writing style that will start you on the path toward a successful career in the field. RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2e focuses on preparing you to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. New chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that you receive the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.


  • Driven by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) skill standards, which focus on the core topics for facilities maintenance as it applies to apartment complexes, nursing homes, and other types of residential living facilities.
  • Clearly defines multiple task requirements with ample checklists for specific tasks, and Job Sheets to assist students in monitoring their progress.
  • Expands skills beyond basic facilities maintenance to include important soft skills that will help students brush up on their customer service strategies and communication abilities, optimizing their employability.
  • Ensures a practical, working knowledge of key concepts by incorporating essential information on safety and OSHA regulations.
  • Teaches problem solving skills so diagnosis, repair, and maintenance can be achieved.

What's New

  • Builds a comprehensive foundation in facilities maintenance with all-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading.
  • Offers a modern, realistic view of the industry through revisions that reflect the most up-to-date trends and technology.
  • Highlights the most current equipment, tools and procedures with all-new, detailed photos and illustrations.
  • Includes expanded coverage of painting and landscaping.
  • Teaches problem solving skills so diagnosis, repair, and maintenance can be achieved.

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