TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

CONSTRUCTION TEXTBOOKS

Each of the construction courses listed below requires a textbook. If you are registering through SDSU or SFSU, follow the links to purchase the textbooks online. If you are registering through any other construction education programs provider, the textbook is included in your tuition.

Taking STP 200 series construction courses? Use this link to order the correct textbook for your class starting with 201.

 

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Make sure to order ahead of time so the books can be shipped to you before class starts. For some construction courses you may be able to download the textbook right away. If you have questions on which textbook to buy, please contact us

100 SERIES

ENGR 34

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 and SFSU students
: You can order this book hard copy directly from the AGC. 
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SDSU students: after logging into the San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore scroll down to the ENGR course #034 from the list of construction courses to find your book. You can also email the bookstore at service@shopaztecs.com or give them a call at 1-866-388-7378.

ENGR 35

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.
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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, select course #035 from the list of construction courses to find your book.

ENGR 33

Print Reading for Construction 8th Edition (be sure you are getting the 8th Edition) is published by Goodheart Wilcox and is authored by Walter Brown and Daniel Dorfmuller. ISBN 978-1649259851.

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
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To purchase the ebook, visit the publisher’s site Goodhart Wilcox.
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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.

SDSU Students: You can order the textbooks through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore. Scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #033 from the list of construction courses to find your book. You can also email the bookstore at service@shopaztecs.com 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. Although digital plans are always available inside the classroom the publisher includes hard copy plans with the textbook.

ENGR 21 and 22

Construction Estimating Using Excel by Steven Peterson, MBA, PE comes with digital construction plans and residential building projects. Click on the photo if you would like to see a larger photo of the book.
Hardcover – 480 pages 3rd edition (2017) This book comes with digital drawings. Prentice Hall ISBN: 978-0134405506.

Order Estimating in Building Construction from Amazon.com. 
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If you buy a used book for your construction courses, be sure you are getting the 3rd edition.

If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore. Scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #021 from the list of construction courses for Estimating and Bidding 1 or ENGR section, or course #022 for Estimating and Bidding 2 to find your book.

ENGR 18

Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods, 7th Edition by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano ISBN 978-1119446194, Paperback, 944 pages, October 2019.

Order the e-book through the publisher.
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Order the hard copy version from Amazon.com.
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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore  scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #018 from the list of construction courses for Construction Materials and Processes to find your book.

ENGR 43 and 44

Construction Planning, Equipment, & Methods 9th Edition Robert L. Peurifoy, Clifford j. Schexnayder, Robert L. Schmitt, Aviad Shapira 2018.

ISBN 978-1260108804
Order 9th edition of Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods from Amazon.com.
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Caterpillar Performance Handbook, 46th Edition, Caterpillar, Inc., 2016 Available free online as a PDF.
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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #043 from the list of construction courses for Construction Equipment and Methods or ENGR section, or course #044 for Practical Applications of Heavy Civil Construction to find your book.

ENGR 46

Soil and Rock Construction Materials by Greg McNally.
ebook edition available! ISBN 0203476573 
ISBN 0419214208

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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore. scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #046 from the list of construction courses for Civil Blueprint Reading and Methods or ENGR section, or course #046 for Civil Blueprint Reading and Methods to find your book.

ENGR 45

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

Order Estimating Excavation through Craftsman Book Company.
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200 SERIES

construction courses

    201 THROUGH 206 SUPERVISORY TRAINING BOOKS

We provide the Supervisory Training Program courses online and as part of several different construction education programs 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.

We have no affiliation with the AGC Mimeo bookstore. These links are being provided as a convenience for students.
Directions for ebook access is given here.

 

  201 LEADERSHIP &
MOTIVATION

ENGR 028

STP Unit 1 Leadership
& Motivation, Participant Manual 2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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202 ORAL & WRITTEN
COMMUNICATION

ENGR 030

STP Unit 2 Oral & Written Communications Participant Manual 2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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 203 RISK MANAGEMENT &
PROBLEM SOLVING

ENGR 048

STP Unit 6  Risk Management & Problem Solving Participant Manual 2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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204 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS & CONSTRUCTION LAW

ENGR 031

STP Unit 4 Contract Documents and Construction Law Participant Manual
2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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 205 PLANNING &
SCHEDULING

ENGR 032

STP Unit 3 Participant’s Manual Planning & Scheduling, 2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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206 CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY
& COST MANAGEMENT

ENGR 049

STP Unit 5 Participant Manual Improving Productivity & Managing Project Costs,
2015 Edition
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Also available in eBook edition
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300 SERIES

ENGR 38

Green Building Illustrated 2nd Edition
by Ching, Francis D. K. / Shapiro, Ian M.  ISBN: 1119653967
Hardcover 336 pages 2020
Order Green Building Illustrated from Amazon.com.
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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #038 from the list of construction courses for Building Green Buildings.

ENGR 47

Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction 3rd Edition by Alison Dykstra, AIA, CSI with Linda V. Kade
ISBN 978-0982703458

Order Construction Project Management from Amazon.
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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #047 from the list of construction courses for Construction Project Management

ENGR 50

Construction Law for Design Professionals, Construction Managers, and Contractors by Justin Sweet, March Schneier, and Blake Wentz

SBN 1111986908

Order Construction Law for Managers, Architects, and Engineers from Amazon.
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If ordering books through San Diego State University’s Aztec Bookstore scroll down to the ENGR section, select course #050 from the list of construction courses for Practical Application of Construction Law

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SDSU and SFSU students, make sure to order your textbooks before class starts.

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