This book has been designed as a basic text for students in wood technology classes at the high school, vocational school, and community junior college levels.It will also be helpful to those in apprenticeship training and to do-it-yourselfers who wish to undertake building or remodeling projects.
Everything you need to know to estimate, build, and repair practically every type of roof covering: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles & shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Shows how to measure and estimate most roofs (including estimating shortcuts discovered by the author), how to install leak-proof underlayment and flashing, and how to solve problems with insulation, vapor barriers, and waterproofing. Over 300 large, clear illustrations that help you find the answers to all your roofing questions.
Basic engineering principles are offered in non-technical language that the builder can put to use on his jobs. Includes understanding engineering requirements on the plans and how to meet them, sizing of structural members using only preliminary plans, and requirements for steel, concrete, and masonry.
The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.
This manual will become your favorite reference for all of these finish carpentry topics: evaluating the job, choosing the best tools, selecting the right materials, and much more!
Modern Masonry provides a thorough grounding in safe methods of laying brick, block, and stone, as well as a broad understanding of materials and their properties. Simply and clearly written, the text covers the important aspects of the masonry trade including tools and equipment; safety; the makeup, properties, uses, and sizes of every type of masonry unit; accepted techniques for laying all kinds of masonry units in all kinds of bonds; construction details for masonry walls, foundations, pavement, steps, garden walls, and masonry arches; and over 75 procedures for laying brick, block, and stone.-- Provides information on the newest materials and building techniques used in the industry, as well as the latest standards.-- Covers entire masonry systems such as walls, floors, and foundations.-- Full color throughout with numerous illustrations to enhance student understanding.-- Material is organized into functional units closely aligned with the needs of an apprenticeship training program, community college program, or other instructional setting.-- Reference section includes more than 30 useful charts and drawings.-- Offers step-by-step procedures for masonry techniques.-- Includes end-of-chapter review questions.
Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book’s logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today’s construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Refine the skills needed to become an accomplished professional carpenter with the in-depth coverage and practical applications found in Carpentry, 6E. This popular bestseller by well-known expert Floyd Vogt presents the intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction using step-by-step procedures. CARPENTRY, 6E follows the logical path of a residential project, using thorough explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry, and more. This edition blends traditional construction techniques with today's latest practices, including contemporary safety tools, alternative construction, such as concrete forms, and green building techniques. This edition also introduces more commercial drawings and construction. Photo-realistic drawings showcase concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information. The new online CourseMate provides interactive learning tools to further ensure carpentry success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.This workbook aligns to the textbook contents and provides students with opportunities to apply their learning.
One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting" Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.
Carpentry for commercial work is different. Here you'll find instructions for forming, framing, exteriors, interior finish, and cabinet installation in commercial buildings. How to design and build concrete forms, select lumber dimensions, select and install materials based on their fire rating or sound transmission characteristics. Full of illustrations, charts, and tables, to help you build commercial buildings.