Roof Framing

Course Number: CT 106
Transcript Title: Roof 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 the theory and practice of roof framing. Includes calculations to determine rafter lengths for slopes and spans. Addresses erecting and installing trusses and techniques for rafter installation. Prerequisites: MTH 60or 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. Apply math formulas to calculate rafter layouts.
  2. Classify and describe various roof types.
  3. Follow local building codes for roof construction.
  4. Analyze and build a functioning structural roof system.
  5. Describe the framing methods for different types of roofs.

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: Apply math formulas to calculate truss construction.
  • Understand the purpose of roof trusses.
  • Identify common truss parts, including plates and connectors
  • Calculate truss load based on number of members and nodes
  • Create a scale model of a truss pattern
  • Describe installation of trusses
Outcome #2: Classify and describe various roof types.
  • Identify and apply elements of gable roof
  • Identify and apply elements of hip roof
  • Identify and apply elements of an intersecting roof
  • Identify and apply elements of a truss roof
Outcome #3: Follow local building codes for roof construction.
  • Identify appropriate codes that apply to roof construction
  • Read and interpret codes
  • Follow and apply code standards
Outcome #4: Analyze and build a functioning structural roof system.
  • Determine which roof type is right for the project – Pros and cons
  • Apply principles of roof layout
  • Determine roof pitch and unit rise
  • Identify span and run
Outcome #5: Describe the framing methods for different types of roofs.
  • Consider load issues with flat roofs
  • Identify angles used for upper roof surfaces and lower roof surfaces
  • Recognize special framing problems that may occur, and identify possible solutions