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Carpentry - Introduction to Construction Methods

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  • Certification
  • Carpentry is a highly skilled trade and the work carpenters carry out is essential during the construction phase of items as varied as residential and commercial buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork etc. The main work performed by a carpenter during the construction phase is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials. In this free online course the learner will be introduced to skills that are essential during the construction phase of any project such as reading plans and elevations so that construction designs can be understood, how to build floor systems for residential and commercial properties, how to build and construct wall and ceiling framing systems, and the methodologies of roof framing. This course will be of great interest to all construction professionals who would like to learn more about the use of carpentry skills as part of the construction process, and to all learners who are interested in carpentry and construction as a career.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Identify the various types of construction drawings that make a drawing set;
    - State the guidelines to read and interpret reading plans and drawings, blueprints, and specifications;
    - List the various terms associated with floor systems, wall, ceiling and roof framing;
    - Explain the different methods of framing and constructing houses made of wood;
    - Describe the types of beams/girders and supports used in construction;
    - Outline the sequence involved in constructing a platform floor assembly;
    - Summarize the basic procedure for laying out, assembling, and erecting wood frame walls;
    - Recognize the different types of roofs used in residential construction;
    - Determine the length of a common rafter required to construct a roof.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • Module 1: Reading Plans and Elevations
    • Reading Plans and Elevations - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Reading Plans and Elevations
    • Drawing Set
    • Reading and Interpreting Drawings
    • Reading Plans - Other Important Terms
    • Organizing Projects and Working with Other Trades
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Floor Systems
    • Floor Systems - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Floor Systems
    • Methods of Framing Houses
    • Building Drawings and Specifications
    • Floor Systems
    • Constructing Platform Floor Assembly and Installing Joists
    • Determining Girder and Joist Sizes
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • Wall and Ceiling Framing - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • Laying Out a Wall
    • Assembling and Erecting a Wall
    • Ceiling Layout and Framing
    • Wall Framing in Masonry
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Roof Framing
    • Roof Framing - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Roof Framing
    • Roof Types and Components
    • Rafters
    • Sheathing
    • Truss Construction and Installation
    • Other Types of Roof Framing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Carpentry - Construction Methods Assessment
    • Carpentry - Introduction to Construction Methods Assessment
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Module 5: Carpentry - Construction Methods Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    US AID

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  • Assessment


  • Certification


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  • Reward

    50 Pts

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