Floor Framing

Course Number: CT 104
Transcript Title: Floor Framing
Created: March 25, 2021
Updated: March 25, 2021
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

MTH 60 or MTH 98, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores

Course Description

Introduces basic floor framing systems and principles used in construction. Includes floor system install on foundations using current building construction methods. Explores floor leveling, sill plate installation, and joist and beam lay-out. Prerequisites: MTH 60 or MTH 98, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of framing.
  2. Calculate the load on girders and beams used in construction.
  3. Follow local building codes for floor construction.
  4. Demonstrate the procedure to assemble a floor frame.
  5. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a team.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a combination of hands-on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency based assessment in an environment that requires demonstration of skills necessary for success in industry.

Texts and Materials

Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition, Wagner, Smith

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Identify the types of framing
  • Explain platform framing, its use and advantages
  • Explain balloon framing, its use and advantages
  • Identify the framing methods shown in an architectural plan
Outcome #2: Calculate the load on girders and beams used in construction.
  • Calculate the size of girders and beams needed for support in a structure
  • Demonstrate the construction of a built-up girder
  • Understand weight bearing advantages of steel beams
Outcome #3: Follow local building codes for floor construction.
  • Identify appropriate code that apply to floor construction
  • Read and interpret code
  • Follow and apply code standards
Outcome #4: Demonstrate the procedure to assemble a floor frame.
  • Identify sub floor material
  • Construct a cripple wall
  • Install sill plates
Outcome #5: Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a team.
  • Determine role for team members to accomplish a project
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise with project
  • Respect opinions and work through disagreements