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.
1. The Carpenter's Workplace 2. Safety 3. Building Materials 4. Hand Tools 5. Power Tools 6. Scaffolds, Ladders, and Rigging 7. Plans, Specifications, and Codes 8. Building Layout
Foundations and Framing
9. Footings and Foundations 10. Floor Framing 11. Wall and Ceiling Framing 12. Roof Framing 13. Framing with Steel
14. Roofing Materials and Methods 15. Windows and Exterior Doors 16. Exterior Wall Finish
17. Thermal and Sound Insulation 18. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish 19. Finish Flooring 20. Stair Construction 21. Doors and Interior Trim 22. Cabinetry 23. Painting, Finishing, and Decorating
24. Chimneys and Fireplaces 25. Post-and-Beam Construction 26. Systems-Built Housing 27. Green Building and Certification Programs 28. Remodeling, Renovating, and Repairing 29. Building Decks and Porches
30. Electrical Wiring 31. Plumbing Systems 32. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Willis H. Wagner - was Professor Emeritus for the Department of Industrial Technology at Iowa State University. Mr. Wagner earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Missouri State University and a master of science degree from the University of Missouri. He worked in industry as a drafter and woodworker, and taught at the high school and collegiate levels. Mr. Wagner was a member of IAITA and ITEEA, and an honorary member of the Waterloo Technical Society.
Howard "Bud" Smith - spent most of his career as a magazine and textbook editor. He also worked as a carpenter for several years while earning a Ph.D. in journalism from Marquette University. Mr. Smith is the author of Energy and coauthor of Understanding Technology. Additionally, he has published articles in a variety of magazines over his career. He is currently retired.
Mark W. Huth - brings a great deal of relevant experience from multiple perspectives. He served seven years in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinists mate where he was recognized for proficiency in his craft. Following the Navy, he received a baccalaureate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. Mr. Huth taught high school for several years before beginning a career in educational publishing. His publishing career provided him with the opportunity to work with some of the most successful teachers across North America. Mr. Huth is the author of many career and technical education titles, such as Modern Carpentry, as well as successful textbooks on math topics.