Residential Construction Academy: Carpentry

First Edition
Author: Floyd Vogt
ISBN #: 1401813437
©2003   Publish Date: 11/18/2002
Binding: HB
Pages: 480
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $129.95


Part of our new Residential Construction Academy series, Carpentry introduces users to skills and information required to work professionally on any job site. Based on nationally-recognized standards set by the construction industry, this handbook is organized into four sections; "Tools and Materials", "Rough Carpentry", "Exterior Finish", and "Interior Finish". Extensively illustrated and succinctly written, nearly every chapter contains special "Procedure" sections that combine precise, step-by-step instructions with helpful drawings, making it easy to master tasks. Safety is emphasized and safety cautions are highlighted throughout. Definitions of industry terms at the start of each chapter, are also included to help facilitate learning.

Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry! Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's Home Builders Institute and Delmar Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades.

Ideal for use in vocational programs, workforce development programs, professional associations, and trade unions, all materials are based on industry standards. The Residential Construction Academy also offers credentialing for programs using the skill standards and materials, along with a national registry of students who have successfully completed participating programs. The goal is a workforce that is skilled, knowledgeable, and able to meet the needs of the industry today and well into the future.

Product Benefits:

  • full-color photos, drawings, and top-quality illustrations capture attention and bring key topics to life
  • "Loaded with hands-on "Procedures" located at the ends of chapters, making it easy to review skills and techniques
  • "From experience" boxes highlight proven methods used by carpentry pros to get the job done right and on time
  • "Cautions" warn beginners about potential safety hazards and teach them how to avoid injury on any construction job site
  • proven-effective learning aids include chapter overviews, performance-based objectives, review questions, and more

Table of Contents:

Section 1 Tools and Materials
Chapter 1: Hand Tools
Chapter 2: Power Tools
Chapter 3: Wood and Wood Products
Chapter 4: Fasteners

Section 2Rough Carpentry
Chapter 5: Blueprints, Codes, and Building Layout
Chapters 6: Concrete Form Construction
Chapter 7: Floor Framing
Chapter 8: Wall and Ceiling Framing
Chapter 9: Scaffolds, Ladders, and Horses
Chapter 10: Roof Framing

Section 3Exterior Finish
Chapter 11: Windows and Doors
Chapter 12: Roofing
Chapter 13: Siding and Decks

Section 4: Interior Finish
Chapter 14: Insulation and Wall Finish
Chapter 15: Interior Finish
Chapter 16: Stair Framing and Finish
Chapter 17: Cabinets and Countertops


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