RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION FRAMING (4 Programs)

Residential framing combines the construction of floors, walls, ceilings, and a roof to create the skeleton of a home. Shot on location at an active building site, this four-part series gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for framing a house, built one story at a time. Along the way students learn OSHA-approved jobsite safety guidelines and special "Tool Tips", along with "Green Tips" for extra efficiency, savings, and sustainability.

FLOORS, 11 minutes
Subflooring forms a large platform that covers the entire width and length of a house, providing the necessary base on which to secure the walls. This program explains how to frame the floor of a new home using the platform framing method. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, students learn the basics of placing and anchoring sills, butting and splicing, installing beams and joists, spacing, bridging, and laying both tongue-and-groove and square-edge subflooring.

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WALLS, 13 minutes
Wall framing creates spaces for plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems- and with the proper techniques, it can help cut energy consumption by allowing room for extra insulation. This program explains wall framing, with detailed information on chalking; cutting the stock plate; laying out the walls; cutting the lumber to size; preassembling the wall components; assembling, raising, bracing, and plumbing the walls; and nailing the cap plates. Tips on safety, tool use, and green building are provided throughout.

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CEILING, 8 minutes
After checking the building code for specifications, it’s time to add a ceiling to newly framed walls. This program takes students through the process of creating a ceiling frame to tie the walls together and provide the underlying structure for the installation of ducts, pipes, and insulation. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, it explains the essentials of laying out the ceiling frame and installing joists, with details on spacing, butting, splicing, the benefits of using engineered I joists, and more.

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ROOF, 10 minutes
Roofs can be constructed in two different ways: the conventional joist and rafter method, or the more common trussed roof method that uses prefabricated units. This program covers both techniques for building a roof frame, while providing safety, tool, and green-building tips as well. Topics covered include common rafter layout (ridge, birdsmouth, and tail cuts), roof overhangs, installing the rafters, and installing the roof sheathing with notes about when to consider possible regional specifications.

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