Carpentry and Building Construction © 2016

Grade Levels: 9-12

Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive carpentry program that focuses on residential construction with many procedures also applying to light commercial construction. The informative text provides detailed, heavily illustrated information about materials, tools, and processes, with many step-by-step procedures.

Carpentry and Building Construction © 2016

This program introduces students to the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in a professional construction environment by exposing students to real-world carpentry careers and practical business aspects of working in the carpentry trade.


  • Regional Concerns prepare students for different situations based upon the regions of the United States.
  • Helps students prepare for future certifications by meeting the NCCER Standards.
  • Step-by-step illustrations, photos, and graphs guide students through each key process.
  • Integrated Reading Strategies provide students with opportunities to preview the content before they read it, consider ways to connect topics to their own lives, and confirm their comprehension before progressing to the next topics.
  • Builder’s Tips provide helpful tips on how to best use tools and how to optimally perform different tasks; Job Safety alerts students of the most safe and practical ways to use different tools and perform different tasks.
  • Construction Careers are featured at the beginning of each unit and allow students to read about a specific career in construction and the academic skills and abilities needed to reach that position.

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