Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition
Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition, is written for those who want or need to know about carpentry and construction. Whether remodeling an existing home or building a new one, the rewards from a job well done are many-fold. This text can be used by students in vocational courses, technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, and construction classes in industrial technology
programs. The home do-it-yourselfer will find answers to many questions that pop up in the course of getting a job done whether over a weekend or over a year’s time.
In order to prepare this text, the authors examined courses of study in schools located all over the country. An effort was made to take into consideration the geographic differences and the special environmental factors relevant to a particular area.
Notice how the text is organized. The first chapter, “Let’s Get Started,” presents the information needed to get construction started. The next chapter covers preparing the site. Then the footings and foundation are described. Once the roof is in place, the next step is the installation of windows and doors. When the windows and doors are in place, the exterior siding is applied. Next, heating and cooling are covered—allimportant considerations for living quarters. Once the insulation is in place, the interior walls and ceilings are covered in detail before presenting interior finishing methods.
Special construction methods, maintenance and remodeling, and careers in carpentry are then described. The building of solar houses and the design of solar heating are covered to keep the student and do-ityourselfer up-to-date with the latest developments in energy conservation. Take a closer look at the steel framing used in more abundance today for private homes. Also note the use of foam and concrete to build homes of lasting quality that are almost completely free from tornado and hurricane damage. We trust you will enjoy using this book as much as we enjoyed writing it.
MARK R. MILLER
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