Basic Building and Construction Skills,
7th Edition

Adrian Laws

ISBN-13: 9780170463126
Copyright 2024 | Published
400 pages | List Price: USD $66.50

Basic Building and Construction Skills, 7e is designed for the Certificate III in Carpentry qualification (CPC30220). It provides the knowledge and skills apprentices need to work safely, efficiently and prolifically in the building and construction industry. The text combines standard industry practice with the newest industry technology, tools and benchmarks, and is fully updated to reflect present day building practices, standards and legislation, with a strong focus on sustainability. This bestselling title is built for learning with colour photographs and illustrations with concepts explained in context to help your understanding. Work Health and Safety (WHS) icons identify critical points for concern, and learning tasks after every key topic help you apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learned. The worksheets at the end of each chapter are aligned to the Unit of Competency and can be used to record your learning achievements. The text covers 10 core units and 1 general elective.


Unit 1 – Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
Unit 2 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Unit 3 – Plan and organise work
Unit 4 – Conduct workplace communication
Unit 5- Work hazards and select risk control strategies (New)
Unit 6 – Carry out measurements and calculations
Unit 7 – Read and interpret plans and specifications
Unit 8 – Handle carpentry and construction materials
Unit 9 – Use carpentry and construction tools and equipment
Unit 10- Construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements (New)
Unit 11 – Apply basic levelling

  • 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 re-aligned to match the current Training Package unit of competency requirements

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

  • Two new units covering CPCCOM3001 and CPCWHS3001 have been included in this seventh edition

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

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

  • 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 improves 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

  • 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 conceptsThe text includes visually engaging colored 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')

  • MindTap for the Construction Series. Flexible and 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; 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.

  • Instructor Resource Pack. Premium resources that provide additional instructor support are available for this text, including PowerPoints, Test Banks, mapping grid, solutions manual, downloadable/editable PDF worksheets , and artwork from the text. These resources save you time and are a convenient way to add more depth to your classes, covering additional content and with an exclusive selection of engaging features aligned with the text. The Instructor Resource Pack is included for institutional adoptions of this text when certain conditions are met. The pack is available to purchase for course-level adoptions of the text or as a standalone resource. Contact your Cengage learning consultant for more information.

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