The "magazine style" format with hundreds of superb photos makes this an exciting text for both teachers and students.
New chapters include Housing and Technology, Designing Livable Homes, Renting Homes Versus Buying, Planning for Construction, and Home Maintenance.
Making a Difference photo essays showcase actual design solutions to encourage discussion.
Diagrams provide guidelines for evaluating a home's floor plan.
Putting Skills to Work career features focus on people in real-life housing career jobs. Students learn how skills like math, writing, and getting along with others are critical for career success.
You'll find more on computer-aided design, including the latest 3D technology; material on radon and other health concerns; and a wealth of current ideas, facts, and guidelines.