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Finishing the Building Interior

Finishing the Building Interior

The Finishing the Building Interior course covers constructing stairways, installing doors, and finishing procedures. Emphasizes interior walls, ceilings, and floors. Finishing the Building Interior is available in course manual format.

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

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Lesson 1 - Interior Walls and Ceilings


Plasterboard construction and application; Fastening and cutting plasterboard; Corners and edges; Drywall construction and taping; Paneling; Plaster and masonry walls; Suspended tile ceilings

Learning Objectives:
– Explain how to fasten single-ply plasterboard panels to the stud framing for interior walls.
– Describe the three-step procedure for cementing and taping drywall construction.
– Name the advantages of a drywall system that uses metal studs.
– Explain how to install interior plywood paneling.
– Differentiate between the three coats of plaster required for plaster wall construction.
– Identify the main parts of the framing system for suspended tile ceilings.

Lesson 2 - Laying Flooring


Concrete and wood floors; Finishing and prefinished wood floors; Underlayment; Resilient floor coverings; Ceramic tile; Wood decking

Learning Objectives:
– Tell the differences between strip, block, and plank flooring.
– Explain how to lay flooring strips, keep them straight, and make adjustments when they are not straight.
– Tell how to plan and make a careful layout for installing a wood block floor.
– Give the sequence of sanding operations for a newly installed wood strip floor.
– Name the materials you can use for underlaying a resilient or ceramic floor.
– Explain how to lay a tile floor with the tile veneer method.

Lesson 3 - Stair Construction


Prefab stairs; Stairway parts, framing; Determining the height of risers, width of treads, run of stairway, and length of stringers; Railings

Learning Objectives:
– Describe some of the common stairway configurations: open, closed, L-shaped, U-shaped, etc.
– Starting with the stringers, name all the parts in a stair assembly.
– Explain how to use a story pole to check stair calculations.
– Tell how to anchor a flight of stairs.
– Name the guidelines for constructing handrails or railings in stairways.

Lesson 4 - Interior Doors and Door Jambs


Hinge construction, operation, and installation; Constructing a door jamb; Installing doors; Locking devices for doors

Learning Objectives:
– Explain how hollow-core, fiber-core and solid-core doors differ in construction.
– Tell how to remove a door hung on hinges with fixed pins. Also with loose pins.
– Give the guidelines for placing three hinges on the edges of a door.
– Describe how to install a single-swing door.
– Differentiate between pocket-type and bypass-type sliding doors.
– Name a few of the types of locks used on interior doors.

Lesson 5 - Installing Interior Trim


Types of molding; Joints; Using a miter box; Installing door trim, window trim, and baseboards

Learning Objectives:
– Differentiate between a base shoe molding and a baseboard molding.
– Give the uses of cove, crown, and half-round moldings.
– Describe how to make a scarf joint and coped joint.
– Demonstrate how to cut a 45° miter with a miter box.
– Tell how to install the casing around a door opening
– Explain how to construct the interior casing for a window.