Basic Building & Construction Skills: Carpentry & Other Construction Trades

  • Richard Moran
  • Cengage Learning
  • 6 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780170420570


RRP: $97.95 (Inc. GST)



Basic Building and Construction Skills, 6e is one of four titles in the Building Skills series. This market-leading text provides underpinning knowledge and skills for apprentices to work safely, efficiently and prolifically in the building and construction industry.

Mapped to the latest CPC Training Package, Basic Building and Construction Skills, 6e combines standard industry practice with the newest industry technology, tools and benchmarks. Includes updated end-of-section worksheets, updated content, images and photos, and a robust instructor support package. Fully updated to reflect present day building practices, standards and legislation, with a strong focus on sustainability.

The bestselling Building Skills series addresses the key competencies of the Certificate III in Carpentry. Series titles are built for learning with colour photographs and illustrations, online tools, and concepts explored in context to help student understanding. Work Health and Safety (WHS) icons identify critical points for concern and student activities help them apply the knowledge and skills. The Worksheets at the end of each chapter are a resource for teachers and trainers to provide formative assessment and feedback on learner progression.

Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform. Learn more about the online tools

New to Edition

  • MindTap containing NEW instructional videos
  • Get It Right photo case studies
  • New chapter, ‘Apply basic levelling’ (CPCCCM2006)
  • Coverage of construction tools and equipment (CPCCCM2005)
  • Coverage of construction materials (CPCCCM2004)
  • Reorganisation of chapters into clusters to assist logical learning path


  • Content updated based on latest Artibus Qualifications
  • Updated and new learning tasks encourage students to apply the skills they have learned
  • WH&S aspects have been highlighted with specific icons throughout the book for quick information at a glance
  • Updated worksheet questions that help students assess their understanding of the theory and concepts in the chapter

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