Select the Course Title for Textbook Information

The textbook information for each online class is listed below. Follow the links to purchase textbooks online. It is best to order ahead of time so that the books can be shipped to you before class starts. In some cases you may be able to download the textbook right away. If you have questions on which edition to buy you may contact us.

101 Introduction To Construction Estimating

ENGR 34Construction Estimating and Bidding

Construction Estimating and Bidding in Building Construction
2nd Edition, by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Hardcover – 2nd edition (2005)
Associated General Contractors of America

SDSU students: You can order this book directly from the AGC.

Order the books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  Scroll down to the ENGR section, course #034 to find your book.  Select Extended Studies Online and then choose your book.  You can also email the book store at weborderasm@sdsu.edu or call them toll free at 1-866-388-7378.

102 Essential Construction Math

ENGR 35Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades

Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades, 3/E by Alfred P. Webster and Kathryn B. Bright.  ISBN: 10 0-13-511400-4, Publisher: Prentice Hall,  408 pages.

Order Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades from Amazon.com. If you buy a used book, be sure you are getting the 3rd edition.

Order the books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  Scroll down to the ENGR section, course #035 to find your book.

103 Construction Blueprint Reading

ENGR 33Print Reading for Construction

Be sure you are getting the 6th Edition!

Print Reading for Construction is published by Goodheart Wilcox and is authored by Walter Brown and Daniel Dorfmuller.  ISBN 978-1-60525-802-7

The book comes with 140 sheets of blueprints covering 6 different projects for use within the class. The projects range from simple residential to complex commercial projects.

Order Print Reading for Construction in hard copy from Amazon.com.

Or purchase the electronic version through the publisher, Goodhart_Wilcox. The book is also widely available at other book stores. The electronic version is only available through the publisher.

If you would like to purchase the textbook and live outside the United States, the electronic version is recommended.

Not sure whether the hard copy or online book is right for you? See our comparison.

Read this note about used books if you intend to buy one.

Order the textbooks through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  Scroll down to the ENGR section, course #033 to find your book.  Select Extended Studies Online and then choose your book.  You can also email the book store at weborderasm@sdsu.edu or call them toll free at 1-866-388-7378.

Important Note for used book buyers!! Whoever you order the book from, be sure they include the blueprints with the textbook. Some students have reported the book being sold used or at a discount without the blueprints.

105 Estimating and Bidding 1 ; 106 Estimating and Bidding 2

ENGR 21 and 22Estimating in Building Construction

Estimating in Building Construction by Steven Peterson, MBA, PE and Frank Dagostino comes with construction plans for two commercial and one residential building projects.  Click on the photo if you would like to see a larger photo of the book.

Hardcover – 360 pages 8th edition (2014) This book comes with digital drawings.  Prentice Hall ISBN: 978-0-13-343110-0

Order Estimating in Building Construction from Amazon.com.   If you buy a used book, be sure you are getting the 8th edition.

Read this note about used books if you intend to buy one.

Order the books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  Scroll down to the ENGR section, course #021 for Estimating and Bidding 1 or ENGR section, course #022 for Estimating and Bidding 2 to find your book.

107 Construction Materials and Processes
ENGR 18Building Construction Illustrated Textbook information Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition by Francis D. K. Ching, Cassandra Adams.  ISBN 978-1-118-45834-1, Paperback, 480 pages, February 2014 Order the books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  Scroll down to the ENGR section and course #018 to find your book. Order Building Construction Illustrated from Amazon.com.
108 Construction Equipment ; 109 Civil Construction

ENGR 43 and 44Means Heavy Construction Handbook

Means Heavy Construction Handbook  Richard C. Ringwald, PE. 1993.

ISBN 978-0-87629-283-9

Order Means Heavy Construction Handbook from Amazon.com.

Caterpillar Performance Handbook, 45th Edition, Caterpillar, Inc., 2015
Available free online as a PDF.

110 Civil Sitework Blueprint Reading and Construction Materials

ENGR 46Soil and Rock Construction Materials

Soil and Rock Construction Materials by Greg McNally.

ebook edition available! ISBN 0203476573

ISBN 0419214208

Order Soil and Rock Construction Materials from Amazon.com.

Order the textbooks through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.

114 Estimating Civil and Sitework Construction

ENGR 45

Estimating Excavation

Estimating Excavation e-Book

Estimating Excavation by Deryl Burch. Craftsman.  ISBN 978-1-57218-301-8. 550 pages. eBook (PDF)

Order Estimating Excavation through Craftsman Book Company.

201 through 206 Supervisory Training Books

Associated General Contractors (AGC) Textbook Information

To purchase the participant’s textbook for the 200 series classes, click on the STP participant manuals 201-206 below.  A new browser window will open at the secure AGC Bookstore site where you can order your textbook online.  If the company you work for is an AGC member you may be eligible for the member discount.

Students outside the USA should order by phone or email as the online order form is formatted for American zip codes and phone numbers.  Call in your book orders to AGC at 1-800-242.1767 or fax to 1-703.837.5405.

You can also email AGC at publications@agc.org with your order.

We have no affiliation with the AGC bookstore.  These links are being provided as a convenience for students.

CEI Course Number SDSU Number Book Title
201 ENGR 028 STP Unit 1 Participants Manual: Leadership and Motivation, 2015 Edition (also available in Kindle edition)
202 ENGR 030 STP Unit 2 Participant’s Manual: Oral and Written Communications 2015 Edition (also available in Kindle edition)
203 ENGR 048 STP Unit 6 Participant’s Manual Risk Management and Problem Solving 2015 (also available in Kindle edition)
204 ENGR 031 STP Unit 4 Participants Manual Contract Documents 2015 Edition (also available in Kindle edition)
205 ENGR 032 STP Unit 3 Participant’s Manual Planning and Scheduling, 2015 Edition, (also available in Kindle edition)
206 ENGR 041 STP Unit 5 Participants Manual Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs, 2015 Edition (also available in Kindle edition)
305 Building Green Buildings

ENGR 38Green Building Construction

Contractors Guide to Green Building Construction; Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction by Thomas E. Glavinich

ISBN: 9780470056219
Hardcover
288 pages
April 2008

Order Contractors Guide to Green Building Construction from Amazon.com.

Order the textbooks through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.

308 Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction by Alison Dykstra, AIA, CSI  Construction Project Management

ISBN 978-0-9827034-9-6

Order Construction Project Management from Amazon

Order the textbooks through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.

Construction Supervisory Participant Manuals

All 200 series courses require textbooks published by the Associated General Contractors.

See the 201-206 Supervisory Training Textbooks expandable section for AGC Bookstore links.Supervisory Training Program Books

SDSU students, get information on how to order the books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore.  You can also email the book store at weborderasm@sdsu.edu or call them toll free at 1-866-388-7378.  The are open from 7 am to 3pm Pacific time.

The cost of each Kindle book is $50. Each hardcopy textbook is approximately $155 plus shipping and handling. Be sure you are getting the 2015 edition.

Allow at least 5 working days between ordering the book and receiving it by the least expensive shipping.  You can have your book delivered more quickly by paying more for the shipping.  Foreign students should allow several weeks for delivery.

Be sure to get the correct edition of the book:

201 Leadership and Motivation , STP Unit 1, PM, 2015 Edition
202 Oral and Written Communications, STP Unit 2 PM, 2015 Edition
203 Problem Solving and Risk Management,  STP Unit 6 PM, 2015 Edition
204 Contract Documents and Construction Law, STP Unit 4 PM, 2015 Edition
205 Planning and Scheduling, STP Unit 3, PM 2015 Edition
206 Construction Productivity and Cost Management, STP Unit 5 PM, 2015 Edition