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Constructing the Building Shell

Constructing the Building Shell

The online course covers basic building techniques common to most structures, including methods of laying foundations, framing, covering walls, and roofs. Constructing the Building Shell is available in online and course manual formats.

TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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Lesson 1 - Footings, Foundations, and Forms

Topics:

Laying out building lines; Levels; Batterboards; Grading; Excavating; Footings; Concrete; Foundation walls; Waterproofing concrete

Learning Objectives:
– Demonstrate how to lay out a right angle without using instruments.
– Explain how to set up batterboards and building lines for an excavation.
– Tell what you can do to assure your own safety when working around an excavation.
– Describe how to erect a form for a concrete footing.
– Show how to mix a small batch of concrete using the "bottomless box."
– Describe how to prevent concrete slabs from cracking.


Lesson 2 - Framing the Structure

Topics:

Common framing method; Mounting the sill; Floor joists; Cantilever framing; Subflooring; Framing walls; Cross bracing; Wall sheathing

Learning Objectives:
– Demonstrates how to lay out anchor bolt holes in sills.
– Describe the two methods of framing a cantilever.
– Compare cross bridging and solid bridging between floor joists.
– Explain how to construct and erect an inner stud wall.
– Tell why carpenters prefer to use plywood for sheathing walls.


Lesson 3 - Framing the Roof with a Framing Square

Topics:

Roof designs; Rafter layout; Pitch and slope; Framing square; Estimating, laying out rafters; Setting frame in place; Roof trusses; sheathing

Learning Objectives:
– Point out how the heel, plumb, and seat cuts in a rafter are different.
– Identify the information printed on the face and back of a framing square.
– Explain how to use a framing square to determine the line length of a rafter.
– Describe how to lay out studs for a gable end.
– Tell how to determine the length of hip rafters.


Lesson 4 - Installing Windows and Exterior Doors

Topics:

Types of windows and sashes; Glazing; Heat gain/loss; Window unit and glass installation; Door jamb construction; Hinges; Hanging a door

Learning Objectives:
– Explain how awning-type and hopper-type casement windows differ in operation.
– Name three or four of the common glazings and tell the advantages of each.
– List the critical dimensions for preparing and installing window units.
– Describe how to install a window unit.
– Tell how to mount a fixed glass in a picture window.
– Explain how to install mortise hinges on a door, and hang the door in the jamb.


Lesson 5 - Installing Roofing and Siding

Topics:

Roofing materials; Built-up roofing; Shingles; Flashing; Valleys; Capping a roof; Cornices; Wood, other-than-wood, shingled, and vertical siding

Learning Objectives:
– Explain how a built-up roof is constructed.
– Give some of the safety precautions to follow when working with hot tar.
– Describe how to apply asphalt shingles to a roof.
– Tell how to estimate the amount of roofing required for a building.
– Describe how to use a story pole in the application of wood siding to a building.
– Explain how to install cornerboards for exterior trimming.

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