Residential Construction Academy: Carpentry / Edition 3

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Developed in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its Home Builders Institute (HBI), this book offers a visual, step-by-step approach to learning how to build a home, while guiding you through the development of essential workplace skills. RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY, 4E is constructed within a modular design, with current and concise information crafted logically to help you master the skills you need for professional success.From start to finish, this book systematically steps you through the construction industry, and the carpentry techniques, code requirements, and best practices associated with constructing a residential building, including coverage of tools and materials, rough carpentry, exterior and interior finishes and more.

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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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111308261
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/8/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 922,827
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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. Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids. 7. Building Plans and Codes. 8. Building Layout. 9. Concrete Form Construction. 10. Floor Framing. 11. Wall and Ceiling Framing. 12. Roof Framing. Section III: EXTERIOR FINISH. 13. Roofing. 14. Windows and Doors. 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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