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  • Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; carpentry; 12th Edition; 2016; construction
    Abstract:

    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. Premium content includes narrated videos and animations, label art activities, vocabulary activities, and review questions.

    By: Willis H. Wagner, Howard "Bud" Smith, and Mark W. Huth
    Brief Summary: 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.
  • Modern Carpentry, 11th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Carpentry
    Keyword(s): modern; carpentry; 11th Edition; 2008; construction
    Abstract:

    The 11th Edition of Modern Carpentry - Essential Skills for the Building Trades includes two new chapters, covering framing with steel and the building of decks and porches, as well as numerous text and illustration changes to depict current materials and practices. The text provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout; foundations; framing and sheathing; roofing; windows and doors; exterior finish; stairs; cabinetry, and finishing procedures for interior walls, floors, and ceilings.

    By: Willis H. Wagner and Howard Bud Smith
    Brief Summary: The 11th Edition of Modern Carpentry - Essential Skills for the Building Trades includes two new chapters, covering framing with steel and the building of decks and porches, as well as numerous text and illustration changes to depict current materials and practices. The text provides...
  • Modern Cabinetmaking, 5th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Cabinetmaking, 5th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; cabinet; cabinetmaking; 5th Edition; 2016
    Abstract:

    Modern Cabinetmaking is a comprehensive text that focuses on the techniques used by custom cabinetmakers and home woodworkers. While still providing classic coverage, the text has been thoroughly revised to include the latest in technology, materials, and processes such as CNC, 32 mm system construction, ready-to-assemble casework, and grinding and sharpening. This edition includes many new photos and diagrams showing updated technology and techniques. A chapter on employment introduces students to the careers related to cabinetmaking skills, and a chapter discussing industrial organizations helps students learn how to get more involved.

    By: William D. Umstattd, Charles W. Davis, and Patrick A. Molzahn
    Brief Summary: Modern Cabinetmaking is a comprehensive text that focuses on the techniques used by custom cabinetmakers and home woodworkers.
  • Modern Commercial Wiring, 6th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Commercial Wiring, 6th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; commercial; wiring; 2015; 6th Edition
    Abstract:

    Modern Commercial Wiring covers design, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. It provides comprehensive instruction regarding the complex wiring requirements associated with commercial installations. Specialized areas, such as motor control, emergency power systems, hazardous locations, and pool and fountain installations, are included. This is an ideal text for those with a background in electrical principles and wiring who want to add to their skills.

    By: Harvey N. Holzman
    Brief Summary: Modern Commercial Wiring covers design, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. It provides comprehensive instruction regarding the complex wiring requirements associated with commercial installations.
  • Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; masonry; 8th Edition; 2016
    Abstract:

    Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It then progresses to teaching safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone. Coverage of concrete form construction and flatwork is also included. Green features address specific topics relating to masonry's impact on the environment. New supplemental teaching materials include PowerPoint presentations and test creation software.

    By: Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D. and Timothy L. Andera
    Brief Summary: Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials.
  • Modern Plumbing, 8th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Plumbing, 8th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; plumbing; 8th Edition; 2015
    Abstract:

    Modern Plumbing provides information on the design, installation, and service of the different systems found in the field. Basic information regarding safety, tools, materials, and equipment is presented. Detailed chapters discuss planning and organizing a plumbing job and the different careers available in the trade. A separate Job Practice Manual is available to complement the textbook by offering additional activities and review questions.

    By: E. Keith Blankenbaker
    Brief Summary: Modern Plumbing provides information on the design, installation, and service of the different systems found in the field.
  • Modern Plumbing, 7th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Plumbing
    Keyword(s): modern; plumbing; 7th Edition; 2010; construction
    Abstract:

    Modern Plumbing is designed to prepare students for today's more complex and sophisticated plumbing systems. The text provides basic information about safety, tools, materials, equipment, procedures, and career opportunities in the plumbing field. To enhance learning, the text is written in simple language and is heavily illustrated.

    By: E. Keith Blankenbaker
    Brief Summary: Modern Plumbing is designed to prepare students for today's more complex and sophisticated plumbing systems. The text provides basic information about safety, tools, materials, equipment, procedures, and career opportunities in the plumbing field. To enhance learning, the text...
  • Modern Residential Wiring, 10th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Residential Wiring, 10th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; residential; wiring; 2015; 10th Edition
    Abstract:

    Modern Residential Wiring is a comprehensive text that presents the latest installation and repair practices, as well as a brief review of the principles of electricity. Essential information regarding tools, materials, equipment, and processes are included. Specialized installations, such as computer wiring, are also addressed. A career chapter introduces students to the different jobs that are available to those that have wiring skills while a separate appendix reviews the math skills needed by electricians.

    By: Harvey N. Holzman
    Brief Summary: Modern Residential Wiring is a comprehensive text that presents the latest installation and repair practices, as well as a brief review of the principles of electricity.
  • Modern Residential Wiring, 9th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Residential Wiring
    Keyword(s): modern; residential; wiring; 2011; 9th Edition; construction
    Abstract:

    Modern Residential Wiring provides essential information about the tools, materials, equipment, and processes encountered in the electrical trade. The 2011 edition of this comprehensive textbook includes the latest information on installation and repair techniques, as well as recent developments in wiring systems, personal protection equipment, and computer wiring. References to the 2011 National Electrical Code® are made throughout this text to reinforce the importance of installing residential wiring in a safe and professional manner.

    By: Harvey N. Holzman
    Brief Summary: Modern Residential Wiring provides essential information about the tools, materials, equipment, and processes encountered in the electrical trade. The 2011 edition of this comprehensive textbook includes the latest information on installation and repair techniques, as well as recent...
  • Print Reading for Construction, 6th Edition
    Cover URL: Print Reading for Construction
    Keyword(s): print; reading; 6th Edition; 2013; technology; construction
    Abstract:

    Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. This practical text is suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction drawings. The combination text and workbook presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics. This title also includes 140 additional electronic prints provided in PDF format as a download.

    By: Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller
    Brief Summary: Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. This practical text is suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction...
  • Exploring Woodworking: Fundamentals of Technology, 8th Edition
    Cover URL: Exploring Woodworking, 8th Edition
    Keyword(s): exploring; woodworking; 2014; 8th Edition; construction; building
    Abstract:

    Exploring Woodworking: Fundamentals of Technology provides the essential knowledge that beginning students require. It introduces different woods and their characteristics in addition to basic techniques using hand and power tools. Information regarding woodworking operations, such as drilling and sawing, is presented in individual chapters to ensure in-depth coverage.

    By: Fred W. Zimmerman, Larry J. McWard and Don L. Blazek
    Brief Summary: Exploring Woodworking: Fundamentals of Technology provides the essential knowledge that beginning students require.
  • House Wiring Simplified, 14th Edition
    Cover URL: House Wiring Simplified, 14th Edition
    Keyword(s): house; wiring; simplified; 14th Edition; 2018
    Abstract:

    House Wiring Simplified presents fundamental installation information and procedures, enhanced by the inclusion of easy-to-understand drawings. Content covers wiring in both older and newer homes. Also included are details on how to determine what wiring is needed and what equipment and materials to use. Color-coded diagrams aid in the explanation of various types of circuits. The text is based on the 2017 NEC®.

    By: Floyd M. Mix
    Brief Summary: House Wiring Simplified presents fundamental installation information and procedures, enhanced by the inclusion of easy-to-understand drawings.
  • Modern Residential Wiring, 11th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Residential Wiring, 11th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; residential; wiring; 11th Edition; 2018
    Abstract:

    Modern Residential Wiring presents the latest electrical wiring installation and repair practices in accordance to the National Electrical Code®. Essential information regarding safety, electrical theory, tools, and electrical systems is explained using clear and simple language. Specialized installations, such as swimming pools and emergency standby systems, are also addressed. A special math section reviews the math skills needed by electricians.

    By: Harvey N. Holzman
    Brief Summary: Modern Residential Wiring presents the latest electrical wiring installation and repair practices in accordance to the National Electrical Code®.
  • Print Reading for Construction, 7th Edition
    Cover URL: Print Reading for Construction, 7th Edition
    Keyword(s): print reading; print; reading; construction; 2019; 7th Edition
    Abstract:

    Print Reading for Construction provides a practical way to learn and master the skill of print reading for construction. It is a combination text-workbook that teaches the interpretation and visualization of residential and commercial construction prints. The text starts with the basics and progresses to advanced topics. The content is ideal for career and technical students, apprentices, and building trades workers in addition to being suitable for self‑study.

    By: Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller
    Brief Summary: Print Reading for Construction provides a practical way to learn and master the skill of print reading for construction.
  • Modern Commercial Wiring, 7th Edition
    Cover URL: Modern Commercial Wiring, 7th Edition
    Keyword(s): modern; commercial; wiring; 2018; 7th Edition
    Abstract:

    Modern Commercial Wiring covers installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and design. It provides instruction regarding the complex wiring requirements associated with commercial installations. Updated to the current National Electrical Code® (NEC), the text provides many opportunities for learning, researching, and applying the code. Specialized areas, such as motor control, emergency power systems, hazardous locations, and pool and fountain installations, are included.

    By: Harvey N. Holzman
    Brief Summary: Modern Commercial Wiring covers installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and design.

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