Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery - Revised

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Learn about the basic practices of formwork and joinery in carpentry.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    US AID




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There is a high demand for carpenters in the construction trade. Currently, expertise in working with various types of building materials is an essential requirement in a carpenter's job. Formwork and joinery are two such areas where skilled carpenters would really find themselves working with numerous materials. Formwork involves the construction of forms into which concrete is poured, while joinery consists of working with the wooden parts of a building, such as window frames and doors. Both tasks demand further knowledge of working with wood, concrete, and other building materials such as steel reinforcement bars.

This course will guide the learner through the fundamental practices involved in formwork and joinery. It explains the general types of concrete, concrete mixing information, and tests carried out to calculate the workability of fresh concrete. The course also highlights 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 are eager to gain more knowledge 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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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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