Site Establishment: Footings and Framework,
5th Edition

Adrian Laws

ISBN-13: 9780170462822
Copyright 2024 | Published
512 pages | List Price: USD $66.50

Site Establishment Formwork & Framing is designed to complement your onsite learning experiences. It covers what to do with a vacant site, setting out a building on that site, and completion of the framed building with walls, roof and eaves in place. Each chapter deals with the main events involved in the process of taking that vacant site through to the completed building. The text heavily references Australian building standards, codes and guides. The updated coverage of sustainability, materials, tools and industry benchmarks, coupled with revised end-of-section worksheets and online study tools, makes this edition the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource in the market. The bestselling Building Skills series addresses the key competencies of the Certificate III in Carpentry.


Part 1 - Setting out
1. Carry out leveling operations
1b. (Online only -MT) Apply basic leveling procedures
2. Carry out setting out

Part 2 - Footings
3. Carry out excavation
4. Erect and dismantle form work for footings and slabs-on-ground
5. Place and fix reinforcement materials
6. Carry out concreting to simple forms

Part 3- Framing
7. Install flooring systems
8. Construct wall frames
9. Construct ceiling frames
10. Construct pitched roofs
11. Erect roof trusses
12. Construct eaves
13. Construct bulkheads

Part 4 - Demolition
14. Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

  • Adrian Laws

    Adrian Laws teaches the Certificate III in Carpentry course at the Wagga Wagga campus of TAFE NSW. He also is continuing to work in the industry erecting new housing and constructing renovations. At TAFE NSW he has coordinated the online delivery of post-trade training to distance education students and has used a range of technologies to meet the diverse learning needs of his students.

  • Content in every chapter has been updated and realigned to match the current Training Package unit of competency requirements

  • New and improved learning tasks and end-of-chapter worksheets in every chapter

  • New 'Performance of skills evidence' worksheets at the end of every chapter enable students to record their ability to demonstrate competency

  • Content updated to the new National Construction codes (NCC-2022)

  • Content on the 'Clean up' section of the unit of competency has been included in every chapter

  • Leveling chapter has been split into two to cover both the core units CPCCCM2006 and CPCCOM3006

  • The text offers rich volume of learning: each chapter aligns to a unit of competency and covers the elements and performance criteria as listed in the qualification supported by strong pedagogical features that increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes

  • The text is organised into sections to distinguish core units from electives and the elective units are grouped by field of work for a logical learning path

  • Student activities under 'Learning tasks' encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills learnt. The competency-mapped worksheets at the end of every chapter help students assess their understanding of concepts

  • The text includes visually engaging colour illustrations and photos of all modern tools and equipment. Every chapter includes visual representation of concepts with photo case studies ('Get it right'), and step-by-step process illustrations ('How to')

  • Interactive digital teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform - the personalised eLearning solution. MindTap is a flexible and easy-to-use platform that helps build student confidence and gives you a clear picture of their progress. MindTap for the Construction Series is full of innovative resources to support critical thinking, and help your students move from memorisation to mastery! Includes: Basic Building and Construction, 7e eBook; Construction Skills, 4e eBook; Site Establishment Formwork and Framing, 5e eBook ; Advanced Building and Joinery Skills, 4e eBook; locally produced instructional videos adding to the volume of learning; Test Bank; worksheets; revision quizzes. MindTap is a premium purchasable eLearning tool. Contact your Cengage learning consultant to find out how MindTap can transform your course.

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