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Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery

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Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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 free online 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.

  • 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.

  • 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( 4 )
  • CARPENTRY - INTRODUCTION TO FORMWORK AND JOINERY
  • Module 1: Introduction to Concrete
    • Introduction to Concrete - Learning Outcomes
    • Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, Forms
    • Concrete and Concrete Materials
    • Concrete Mix Proportions and Measurements
    • Special Types of Concrete
    • Concrete Curing, Testing, Estimating Volume
    • Concrete Reinforcement Materials
    • Concrete Forms and Footings
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Windows and Exterior Doors
    • Windows and Exterior Doors - Learning Outcomes
    • Terms Associated with Windows and Exterior Doors
    • Window Components, Types, Installation
    • Exterior Door Components and Types
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Stair Construction
    • Stair Construction - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Stair Construction
    • Types of Stairs
    • Stairway Components and Terminology
    • Stair Framing
    • Design and Layout of Stairways and Stairwells
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Carpentry - Formwork and Joinery Assessment
    • Carpentry - Introduction to Formwork and Joinery Assessment
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Module 4: Carpentry - Formwork and Joinery Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    US AID

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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