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Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery

Learn more about formwork and joinery.

Free Course
Learn more about formwork and joinery.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    USAID
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

There is a constant demand for carpenters in the construction trade. Today, expertise in working with various types of building materials is an indispensable requirement of a carpenter's job. Formwork and joinery are two such areas where skilled carpenters would find themselves working with diverse materials.

Formwork involves constructing the forms into which concrete is poured, whereas joinery comprises of working with the wooden parts of a building, such as window frames and doors. Both jobs require further knowledge of working with wood, concrete, and other building materials such as steel reinforcement bars.

This course will introduce the learner to the basic practices involved in formwork and joinery. The course explains the general types of concrete, concrete mixing information, and the test carried out to measure the workability of fresh concrete.

The course also outlines the key components and terms associated with windows, exterior doors, and stairways used in residential construction.

This course will be of great interest to all construction professionals who would like to learn more about the carpentry skills involved in finishing and closing off a structure. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to further develop their career in carpentry and the construction trade.

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