Overview Of Building Trades 9-Hour Course Online in HD Video

 

Overview of Building Trades 9-Hour Course in HD-Video

Approved for 9 credit hours toward prelicensure and continuing competency.

 

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Recommended Books for this course:

Carpentry and Building Construction Text Book

 

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Course Description

This nine hour course provides an overview of building trade skills. The information provided in this course would be advantageous for anyone seeking to start a residential building project or enter into the building industry.

 

Chapter 1- Excavations

  • Define dewatering and the various laws and regulations surrounding dewatering activities.
  • Describe the purpose and steps involved in contacting MISS DIG before beginning a construction project.
  • Describe the methods by which soil and rock deposits are classified and analyzed.
  • Explain the various tests which determine absorption, density and moisture of soil.
  • Describe what kind of restrictions may be involved in regards to easements, floodways, and wetlands.
  • Explain why it is important to identify and protect survey monuments.
  • Describe the basic methods and tools required for site preparation.

Chapter 2- Footing and Foundation Walls

  • Identify and understand the components and methods to footing and foundation construction.

Chapter 3- Concrete

  • Describe and define 5 types of problems that typically occur with concrete.
  • Explain the difference between chemical and mineral add mixtures, and describe the several different types used.
  • Discuss how to construct proper concrete joints.

Chapter 4- Carpentry

  • Identify the basic components of framing:  bracing, joists, walls, floors, fastening schedules and fire blocking.

Chapter 5- Masonry

  • Describe brick and concrete uses, requirements and methods.

Chapter 6- Roofing

  • Understand the anatomy of a roof, the shingles, flashing, and types.

Chapter 7- Insulation

  • Describe the basic forms of residential home insulation.
  • Understand R-values and energy efficiency requirements.

Chapter 8- Ventilation

  • Be able to calculate required ventilation ratios.
  • Identify crawl space/foundation requirements.

Chapter 9- Windows, Doors and Skylights

  • Identify egress/escape requirements.
  • Identify types, materials, and installation.

Chapter 10- Siding

  • Recognize the advantages of different types of  siding.
  • Understand the basics of siding installation. 

Chapter 11- Interior and Exterior Finishing

  • Recognize stair, trim and tile basics.

Chapter 12- Specialties

  • Understand the basics surrounding associated trades:  plumbing, electricity and demolition.

Chapter 13- Construction Math

  • Basic construction math principles, formulas, conversions and practice exercises.