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Here are some books about jobs and careers in the construction industry:

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Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth Press
Released: 2015-03-17
Kindle Edition (224 pages)

Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business
 
Product Description:
This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on:

Developing a business structure, including bank accounts, tax registration, insurance, and branding
Handling legal and accounting hurdles
Managing employees and dealing with clients
Using marketing systems to find and book work
Estimating and bidding on jobs
Writing contracts
Creating invoices and a billing system
Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin
Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed

By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor’s talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right!

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)

By David Gerstel

BON
Paperback (265 pages)

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)
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Product Description:
Running a small business can be daunting to the builder whose expertise is in the hands on work -- not finance or law. This book, written by a builder who came up through the trades himself -- and who for decades has run a highly respected and successful construction operation that does both remodeling and new construction -- helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field. Includes 50 color photos and drawings.

Dream Jobs in Architecture and Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)

By Adrianna Morganelli

Crabtree Publishing Company
Released: 2018-05-20
Hardcover (32 pages)

Dream Jobs in Architecture and Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)
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Careers in architecture and construction involve designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining structures. This book highlights a variety of specialized jobs with promising growth potential. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.

Math on the Job: Working in Construction

By Richard Wunderlich

Crabtree Publishing Company
Paperback (32 pages)

Math on the Job: Working in Construction
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This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in construction. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in building structures. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

DK Readers: A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (Jobs People Do series)

By Linda Hayward

DK CHILDREN
Released: 2001-03-28
Paperback (32 pages)

DK Readers: A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (Jobs People Do series)
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Jack Dale is building five new houses. One is for the Wilson family. Will the Wilsons like their new house? Author: Linda HaywardReading Level: Ages 4-8Format: 32 pages, Paperback Publisher: DK CHILDREN (March 28, 2001) ISBN: 978-0789473639

The Construction Crew

By Lynn Meltzer

HOLT
Released: 2017-07-03
Board book (32 pages)

The Construction Crew
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Now in board book! A construction crew tears down an old house in order to build a new home for a family.

Bring in the Bulldozers, Backhoes, Cement Mixers, and Cherry Pickers! The construction crew is tearing down an old building and laying the foundation for a new home. Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done―just in time for a family to move in.

Bold, vibrant illustrations and an alliterative text complete with shout-out language that young children will love make this a favorite for preschoolers.

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Busy People: Construction Worker

By Lucy M. George

QEB Publishing
Released: 2017-08-01
Hardcover (24 pages)

Busy People: Construction Worker
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Step inside the life of a Builder! The story focuses on the busy day to day life of a Builder as he goes about their daily work. Each day holds a new challenge in the exciting life of a Builder.

Next Steps are included at the back of the book to prompt further discussion and develop vocabulary. More information is provided about the Busy People and the type of equipment they need as well as the characters that work alongside them.

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