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Residential Construction Academy: Carpentry, 3rd Edition

  • Floyd Vogt State University of New York, Delhi
  • ISBN-10: 1111308268  |  ISBN-13: 9781111308261
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • A wide range of useful, text-specific supplements, such as the Image Library, offers numerous simple and effective options to enhance teaching and learning.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Construction CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card (6)

ISBN-10: 1285259211 | ISBN-13: 9781285259215

List Price = $221.95  | CengageBrain Price = $221.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Construction CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
    List Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“This book is well written and easy enough for the slower student and challenging enough for the advanced student.”

— Construction Technology & Real Estate, College of the Redwoods

“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.”

— Carpentry, Department, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

“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.”

— Construction Technology Program, Umpqua Community College

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111308284 | ISBN-13: 9781111308285)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111308306 | ISBN-13: 9781111308308)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

List Price = $1678.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1678.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1244.00

DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111308314 | ISBN-13: 9781111308315)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

List Price = $1678.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1678.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1244.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111308292 | ISBN-13: 9781111308292)

The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

List Price = $48.95  | CengageBrain Price = $48.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

RCA: Carpentry DVD 1 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111308322 | ISBN-13: 9781111308322)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

RCA: Carpentry DVD 2 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111308330 | ISBN-13: 9781111308339)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

Instructor’s Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111308276 | ISBN-13: 9781111308278)

The Instructor’s Guide serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

RCA: Facilities Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1111311129 | ISBN-13: 9781111311124)

Proven-effective learning aids like clear, step-by-step task illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style make this a powerful teaching tool for your facilities maintenance courses! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing students to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities workers. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that students are receiving the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is the complete resource for establishing a solid foundation in facilities maintenance.

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.50

Residential Construction Academy HVAC  (ISBN-10: 143905634X | ISBN-13: 9781439056349)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute’s Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = $136.95  | CengageBrain Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.75

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing  (ISBN-10: 1111307776 | ISBN-13: 9781111307776)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your students’ education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on "Green" advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers.. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Student Supplements

Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609465 | ISBN-13: 9781133609469)

Cengage Learning’s Construction 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, 3rd Edition.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.95

DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111308306 | ISBN-13: 9781111308308)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

List Price = $1678.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1678.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1244.00

DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111308314 | ISBN-13: 9781111308315)

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. Some of the features include-Works on a TV DVD player or a computer DVD drive, Studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, Graphics and animations illustrate important concepts, creating a visually appealing presentation.

List Price = $1678.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1678.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1244.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111308292 | ISBN-13: 9781111308292)

The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

List Price = $48.95  | CengageBrain Price = $48.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

Residential Construction Academy HVAC  (ISBN-10: 143905634X | ISBN-13: 9781439056349)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY HVAC 2nd is a full color, comprehensive text for aspiring technicians, covering installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. The presentation of the material is detailed with step by step procedures that clearly illustrate key skills needed to properly install a system. Full color illustrations of procedures have side by side descriptions to clarify the instructions. Topics covered include the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = $136.95  | CengageBrain Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.75

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing  (ISBN-10: 1111307776 | ISBN-13: 9781111307776)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on "Green" advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Floyd Vogt

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.