Principles and Practices of Light Construction

Principles and Practices of Light Construction

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For courses in Architectural Drafting and Light Construction, Residential Construction, and General Carpentry. This complete introduction to residential construction includes coverage of the use and care of hand and power tools, building site preparation, and complete construction from foundation to finished product. A comprehensive text that addresses how residential buildings are assembled, regardless of location, Principles and Practices of Light Construction contains ample photos, up-to-date explanations, and guides to the proper and safe process of construction. Intended for beginners, this guide also will prove useful for advanced construction people, as it provides valuable insights in how to approach construction issues.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 205.74 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,156.65g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0130496626
  • 9780130496621

Table of contents

1. Tools. 2. Scaffolds. 3. The Building Site. 4. The Foundation. 5. The Floor Frame. 6. The Wall Frame. 7. The Ceiling and Roof Frame. 8. Stair Building. 9. Exterior Finishing. 10. Interior Finishing. 11. Energy-Efficient Housing. Glossary. Index.show more

Review quote

"The overall strength of this text is in its logical or sequential development related to the actual construction process. It is a good introductory book for beginning students." -- Eugene H. Wright, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "This text is designed to provide learning options for both the teacher and for students. The authors understand the construction process and have shared their knowledge in a way that is meaningful, practical, and useful to build a house or small building." -- D. Perry Achor, Purdue Universityshow more