NCCER Construction Technology, 4th Edition © 2016

NCCER Construction Technology, 4th Edition, published by Pearson, provides basic knowledge and principles of carpentry, masonry, concrete finishing, electrical work, HVAC, and plumbing. This training is the ideal starting point for a wide variety of career paths.

  • Become skilled in different project phases
  • Interpret construction drawings
  • Perform quality concrete and brickwork
  • Frame walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Install proper wiring and piping

Construction Technology CTE Program with Digital Integration

This construction technology trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, and review questions.

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Industry Recognized Authorship

Construction Technology, 4th Edition is authored by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER®), a non-profit education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and credentialing.


Connect to Careers

Cornerstone of Craftsmanship features individual profiles and offers students a look into potential future careers in a conversational manner.


Special Carpentry Features

Real-life scenarios mirroring those on job sites offer a head start for those entering the carpentry field with technical tips and professional practices from craftworkers.


Online Learning Capabilities

With NCCERconnect, students can access eTexts and other dynamic resources through the online platform, while teachers can save time with preloaded content and auto-grading assignments.

Construction Technology Teaching Solutions

  • Concept Reinforcement
  • Special Features
  • Going Green Features
  • Digital Resources

Concept Reinforcement

  • Chapter Overviews
    Chapter Overviews provide a clear blueprint for learning with Objectives, Performance Tasks, and Trade Terms for that module.
  • Skills Practice
    Each chapter concludes with practical and effective skills practice.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    Step-by-step instructions are used throughout to guide students through technical procedures and tasks from start to finish. These steps show you not only how to perform a task but also how to do it safely and efficiently.
  • End-of-Chapter Features
    Chapter end resources include a Chapter Summary, Review Questions, and Trade Terms Quiz.

Special Features

  • Figures and Tables
    Photographs, drawings, diagrams, and tables are used throughout each module to illustrate important concepts and provide clarity for complex instructions. Text references to figures and tables are emphasized with italic type.
  • Trade Features
    Trade features present technical tips and professional practices from the construction industry based on real-life scenarios similar to those you might encounter on the job site.
  • Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
    Safety features are set off from the main text in highlighted boxes and categorized according to the potential danger involved. Notes simply provide additional information. Cautions flag a hazardous issue that could cause damage to materials or equipment. Warnings stress a potentially dangerous situation that could result in injury or death to workers.
  • Case History
    Case History features emphasize the importance of safety by citing examples of the costly (and often devastating) consequences of ignoring best practices or OSHA regulations.

Going Green Features

  • Going Green
    Going Green features present steps being taken within the construction industry to protect the environment and save energy.
  • Emphasize Preservation
    This feature emphasizes choices that can be made on the job to preserve the health of the planet.

Digital Resources

  • Interactive course on NCCERconnect
    NCCERconnect is a robust online supplement that includes an electronic book, auto-graded homework and practice opportunities, and audio / video content reinforcement.
  • Classroom management tools
    This user-friendly interface includes all of the essential course management tools you would expect in an online environment: a gradebook, assignment manager, and communication features.
  • Engage in craft training
    NCCERconnect provides a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements to enhance student learning and instructor delivery of craft training.

Learn more about the industry recognized authorship team, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER®)


NCCER Overview

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Online Platform for your Construction Technology Curriculum


NCCERconnect prepares students for work as craft professionals by enhancing learning with a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements. Ideal for blended, virtual, or traditional classroom environments, it's perfect for your craft training course. Teachers can deliver instruction using pre-loaded content and course management tools, streamline training, and track results through the online gradebook.

Additional Construction Technology Resources

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • Lesson Plans
  • PowerPoint® Presentations
  • Printable Exams
  • Performance Profile Sheets

Downloadable Teacher Resources

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Lesson Plans

Precreated lesson plans for each module provide the teacher with key instructional support including objectives, teaching time, prerequisites, safety considerations, materials checklists, and more!

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PowerPoint® Presentations

Pre-made presentations for each module are available so teachers can easily use them during an in-person lecture or an online class.

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Printable Exams

Module exams are provided in PDF format to easily print and administer. An answer key is included.

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Performance Profile Sheets

These evaluation sheets provide a space to record ratings for student performance on tasks specific to the module.

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Frequently Asked Questions about NCCER Construction Technology

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?


    • 68101-09 (27401-08 Carpentry Level Four) Site Layout One: Distance Measurement and Leveling
    • 68102-09 (27108-06 Carpentry Level One) Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms
    • 68103-09 (27305-07 Carpentry Level Three) Handling and Placing Concrete
    • 68104-09 (28101-04 Masonry Level One) Introduction to Masonry
    • 68105-09 (28105-04 Masonry Level One) Masonry Units and Installation Techniques
    • 68106-09 (27105-06 Carpentry Level One) Floor Systems
    • 68107-09 (27106-06 Carpentry Level One) Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • 68108-09 (27107-06 Carpentry Level One) Roof Framing
    • 68109-09 (27202-07 Carpentry Level Two) Roofing Applications
    • 68110-09 (27204-07 Carpentry Level Two) Exterior Finishing
    • 68111-09 (27110-06 Carpentry Level One) Basic Stair Layout
    • 68112-09 (26102-08 Electrical Level One) Electrical Safety
    • 68113-09 (26111-08 Electrical Level One) Residential Electrical Services
    • 68114-09 (03101-07 HVAC Level One) Introduction to HVAC
    • 68115-09 (02112-05 Plumbing Level One) Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent Systems
    • 68116-09 (02106-05 Plumbing Level One) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
    • 68117-09 (02107-05 Plumbing Level One) Copper Pipe and Fittings.
  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?

    Grades 9-12

  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Introductory or Exploratory Construction courses.
  • What is NCCER?
    The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) was founded in 1996 with the goal of developing a safe and productive workforce with standardized training and credentialing. With over 40 craft and maintenance areas and 6,000+ Training locations, NCCER is the leader in building the next generation of industry professionals.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the Hardcover Trainee Guide and student access to NCCERconnect.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include NCCERconnect Teacher Access, Lesson Plans, PowerPoint® Presentations, Printable Exams, and Performance Profile Sheets.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to NCCERconnect can be bundled with the Trainee Guide or purchased separately for 1 year.

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