Modern Carpentry is a well-illustrated, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials, tools, and construction methods. It provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light construction. This text also familiarizes students with other aspects of the building trades with chapters on plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Changes for this edition include a new Building Envelope and Control Layers chapter and new Workplace Skills features. 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 options. Detailed, step-by-step procedures break down complex operations into east-to-follow tasks, ensuring student success.