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Construction Terms

Building Loads



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Exterior Cladding


Windows and Doors

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Construction Terms

This lesson sets forth an overview of how a house is constructed from foundation to roof, with explanations of common terms and components. With photographs and illustrations as aids, he describes types of foundations, framing systems, roof systems, and windows.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe the general construction process for a residential building
  • List the three common types of foundations, and describe each
  • Explain the difference between platform framed and balloon framed wall systems
  • List the four most common types of roofs
  • Describe a double-hung window and a casement window

Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Construction Terms

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