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Overview

Based on industry standards developed by the National Association of Home Builders and its Home Builders Institute, this comprehensive text covers the essentials of residential construction carpentry, including tools and materials, rough carpentry, and exterior and interior finish carpentry ensuring professional success on any jobsite. Extensively illustrated and succinctly written, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY 3e features “Procedure” sections in nearly every chapter that combine precise, step-by-step instructions with helpful drawings, making it easy to understand key concepts and master important techniques. The Third Edition includes much new and updated material, including special “green” features exploring environmentally friendly building practices, and exercises incorporating local building codes. As always, safety is strongly emphasized with specific tips and precautions in every chapter. Supported by a full range of supplements, this text is easy to use as part of a complete teaching and learning system.

Floyd Vogt, State University of New York, Delhi

Floyd Vogt is a sixth-generation carpenter and contractor. His family operated a small business devoted to all phases of home construction, and he began working in the family business at age 15. After completing a B.A. in chemistry at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Mr. Vogt returned to the field as a self-employed remodeler. In 1985 he began teaching in the Carpentry program at the State University of New York, Delhi. He has taught many courses, including light framing, advanced framing, math, energy-efficient construction, finish carpentry, finish masonry, and estimating. Mr. Vogt is currently a professor in the Construction Design-Build Management bachelor's degree program, where his course responsibilities include residential construction, AutoCAD, construction seminar, and physical science applications. He has also served as a carpentry regional coordinator for Skills-USA and as a post-secondary Skills-USA student advisor. Mr. Vogt is also the co-author or CARPENTRY, 6E and he is a member of a local town planning board.
  • A new introduction covers industry-related topics, such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of professionals working in the field.
  • Updated content includes new material on heat loss and insulation, and revised coverage of power tools, blueprints, codes, building layout, insulation, and wall finish.
  • “Green Tip” and “Green Checklist” boxes offer students insights into important environmentally friendly and energy-efficient industry trends and practices they will likely encounter as working professionals.
  • Know Your Codes” prompts students to research local and regional building codes, providing excellent practice for a critical on-the-job skill.
  • An answer key to the chapter-ending review questions is now included, making it easier for students to assess and evaluate their learning--and to identify any areas where they may need more help.
  • A wide range of useful, text-specific supplements, such as the Image Library, offers numerous simple and effective options to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Vivid illustrations, useful diagrams, and engaging visual material integrated throughout the text help bring key concepts to life and give students a clear understanding of important tools and techniques.
  • Incorporating industry standards developed by the National Association of Home Builders and its Home Builders Institute, students gain familiarity with important guidelines that affect the everyday work of professional carpenters.
  • With a concise, reader-friendly style and an emphasis on practical knowledge and hands-on skills, this comprehensive guide provides a valuable introduction for carpentry students and serves as a useful reference for working professionals.
  • A strong emphasis on safety, including tips and precautions integrated throughout the text, helps students develop good habits and careful practices right from the start.
Introduction to Carpentry, Third Edition.
Section I: TOOLS AND MATERIALS.
1. Hand Tools.
2. Power Tools.
3. Stationary Power Tools.
4. Wood and Wood Products.
5. Fasteners.
Section II: ROUGH CARPENTRY.
6. Building Plans and Codes.
7. Building Layout.
8. Concrete Form Construction.
9. Floor Framing.
10. Wall and Ceiling Framing.
11. Scaffolds, Ladders, and Sawhorses.
12. Roof Framing.
Section III: EXTERIOR FINISH.
13. Windows and Doors.
14. Roofing.
15. Siding and Decks.
Section IV: INTERIOR FINISH.
16. Insulation and Ventilation.
17. Wall Finish.
18. Interior Finish.
19. Stair Framing and Finish.
20. Cabinets and Countertops.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133482724
  • ISBN-13: 9781133482727
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  • ISBN-13: 9781111308261
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“This book is well written and easy enough for the slower student and challenging enough for the advanced student.”

“I supplied multiple options from this reviewer; see below about contacting him for permission to quote.RCA does an excellent job illustrating chapter material and procedures.The aspect I like most about RCA is that it never becomes too technical and wordy. Subjects are covered in a “need to know” as opposed to a “nice to know” manner.The figures are very appropriate and up to date. What is really nice is that they are accessible through the Image Library. In book format, the figures compliment the text, not over crowd it. The Procedures, like the Figures, compliment each chapter very well. They are very well illustrated, concisely worded and accurate. My students find the author’s writing very easy to read and understand. His writing style is like being spoken to. His ordering of material content by chapter and within each chapter mirrors the actual construction process of a home. As I said before, the author makes a clear effort to include “need to know” information and leave out “nice to know” information. If you were to build a house on your own, his textbook would make a great step-by-step manual. I would guarantee that you would not miss a single step nor would you be taking any unnecessary steps. First and foremost, it is student friendly and it is teacher friendly. It is simply written, super organized, well illustrated and current. I find this book to be an excellent resource to prepare students for an entry-level position in carpentry.”

“The table of contents does an excellent job of covering the basics for our program. This is one of the main reasons that we chose this book. Many of the carpentry books I reviewed are much too complicated or in depth where our students need a simple overview. Also, the order of topics is in what I would call “order of construction”. This is the most logical order because that is the normal process of construction. From my own perspective and from the feedback that I receive from my students the figures are adequate, clear, and informative. Many of the students in our program learn best from hands-on or visual example so I greatly appreciate the many figures and illustrations included. [The Procedures are] yet another reason why we continue to use this book. I have not seen another textbook that offers this kind of illustration. Many books have an “activity” section at the end of each chapter with a description of a recommended procedure with no or very little illustration. Our students learn more with the Procedures used in this book. I like the author’s approach and writing style. He is not too wordy keeping each paragraph fairly short and to the point. Each subtopic is highlighted with a different color to allow students to easily find them in review. Key words are in italics and also easily found. Figures referred to are usually on the same page as the reference. The references to procedures that apply to the subject matter are also in bold print at the end of said paragraphs. This book is far superior to any other carpentry textbook I have reviewed for use in our program.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Carpentry DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781305086234
The Carpentry DVD Series is an integrated part of the RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY package. The comprehensive two-part DVD of eight videos introduces viewers to Carpentry and its applications. You'll find studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, and graphics and animations that illustrate important concepts in a visually appealing presentation. DVDs work on a television DVD player or a computer DVD drive.

Instructor's Guide

ISBN: 9781305086197
The Instructor's Resource Guide serves as an instructional resource and provides key objectives, lesson plans, teaching tips, , answers to review and workbookquestions valuable safety information, a math review and additional exercises.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781305086203
The Instructor's Resources includes PowerPoint presentations, a computerized test bank in ExamView®, , Image Library, and a Correlation to the HBI Skills Standards for Carpentry.

Workbook

ISBN: 9781305086210
The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are a review of chapter objectives and key terms, an outline of key points, additional chapter questions and exercises, and job sheets to practice essential job skills.

Carpentry DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781305086227
The Carpentry DVD Series is an integrated part of the RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY package. The comprehensive two-part DVD of eight videos introduces viewers to Carpentry and its applications. You'll find studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, and graphics and animations that illustrate important concepts in a visually appealing presentation. DVDs work on a television DVD player or a computer DVD drive.

CourseMate 2 term (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305258389
Cengage Learning's Carpentry CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY, 4E.