Modern Carpentry - Student Textbook (T143)
Modern Carpentry - Student Textbook (T143)
Modern Carpentry provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light construction, including site preparation and layout, foundations, framing and sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, stairs, cabinetry, and finishing. Special topics, such as chimneys, fireplaces, and decks, are also covered. The text familiarizes students with other aspects of the building trades with chapters on plumbing, electrical, and HVACR.
Changes for this edition include a new Green Building and Certification Programs chapter, new Thinking Green features, increased coverage of International Residential Code (IRC) and OSHA requirements, and increased safety and rigging content.
A career chapter and Construction Careers features throughout the text introduce students to on-the-job success factors, including basic skills, safety, attitudes, and career opportunities.
Detailed, step-by-step procedures break down complex operations into easy-to-follow tasks, ensuring student success.
Beyond a solid discussion of building basics, Modern Carpentry covers special topics such as constructing stairs, chimneys, fireplaces, and decks. Systems-built (prefabricated) houses, remodeling, cabinet installation, solar construction, and painting and decorating are also covered.
To familiarize carpentry students with other aspects of the building trades, the text includes chapters on mechanical systems: electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Throughout the text, safe working practices are emphasized, and special attention is paid to proper use of the latest tools, materials, and prefabricated components.
Chapters are arranged in a logical sequence, similar to the order in which the phases of building construction are performed.
Includes many step-by-step procedures set as boxed features.
Uses clear, nontechnical language and detailed illustrations to provide the most easy-to-understand presentation of any carpentry book on the market.
Provides useful career information in a dedicated chapter and more than 20 ?On-the-Job? features throughout the book that describe specific building trades occupations.
Provides detailed coverage of both residential and light commercial construction.
Table of Contents
Preparing to Build
1. Building Materials
2. The Carpenters Workplace
3. Plans, Specifications, and Codes
4. Hand Tools
5. Power Tools
6. Building Layout
Footings, Foundations, and Framing
7. Footings and Foundations
8. Floor Framing
9. Wall and Ceiling Framing
10. Roof Framing
11. Framing with Steel
12. Roofing Materials and Methods
13. Windows and Exterior Doors
14. Exterior Wall Finish
15. Thermal and Sound Insulation
16. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish
17. Finish Flooring
18. Stair Construction
19. Doors and Interior Trim
21. Painting, Finishing, and Decorating
22. Chimneys and Fireplaces
23. Post-and-Beam Construction
24. Systems-Built Housing
25. Passive Solar Construction
26. Remodeling, Renovating, and Repairing
27. Building Decks and Porches
28. Electrical Wiring
29. Plumbing Systems
30. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Scaffolds and Careers
31. Scaffolds and Ladders
32. CarpentryA Career Path
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