- Course Number:
- CT 104
- Transcript Title:
- Floor Framing
- Aug 09, 2022
- Apr 28, 2023
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
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 98 or placement into MTH 65; placement into IRW 115 or WR 115. Audit Available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices associated with Construction industry.
- Identify the types of framing.
- Calculate the load on girders and beams used in construction.
- Follow local building codes for floor construction.
- Demonstrate the procedure to assemble a floor frame.
- Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a team.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.
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.
Outcome #1: Demonstrate safe practices associated with Construction industry.
- Cleanliness of work area
- Recognizing margins for specific tool safety – Red Zone
- Hand tools
- Maintaining tools in proper working condition
- Safety rules of thumb:
- Don’t force tools to do something they are not meant to do
- Be present when using tools
- Stay alert to what is going on around you
Outcome #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Demonstrate the procedure to assemble a floor frame.
- Identify sub floor material
- Construct a cripple wall
- Install sill plates
Outcome #6: 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
Suggested Texts and Materials
Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition, Wagner, Smith