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Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery - Revised

Learn the necessary knowledge and skills for the construction of formwork and joinery with this free joinery course.

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This free online Joinery course will introduce you to formwork and joinery. Carpenters are always in demand in the construction trade. Knowledge and expertise in working with various types of building materials, formworks, and joinery are indispensable requirements for any carpenter's job. With this course, you will gain a strong understanding of the general types of concrete and woodwork used in residential construction.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course will first discuss the different terms associated with concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, and concrete forms. You will study the four basic materials used in making concrete and the concrete mixing procedure used to get high-strength, general use, and large volume concrete. The course will also cover concrete walls, footings, and floor slabs. You will then look into types of windows and exterior doors used in residential construction, as well as study the kinds of glass used in window glazing.

Next, you will study the different types of doors used in residential construction as well as learn their different components. The course will also discuss the construction of stairs, as well as the different stair designs including straight-run, platform, or winding stairs. You will then study the three categories of stairs as well as the components of a flight of stairs and interior stairways. The course will also discuss the requirements, design, and layout for building stairways, stairwells, and stair framing.

The use of formwork and joinery are very important processes in construction. By gaining this skills, you can become a valuable member of almost any construction team. But sometimes, these processes can seem difficult and complex. This free online carpentry course is designed to teach formwork and joinery in an easy-to-understand manner and in just a few short hours. Check out the course today, and by the end of the week you will have given your career a solid boost.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the terms associated with concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, and formwork
  • Apply the concrete mixing information to get different types of concrete, designed to suit various purposes
  • Explain the basic concrete curing methods and materials
  • List the various components of windows, exterior doors, and stairways used in residential construction
  • Summarize the basic installation procedure for pre-hung windows
  • State the various types of exterior doors used in residential construction
  • Identify the essential requirements for framing stairs
  • Describe the design and layout techniques used for stairways and stairwells


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