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Framing

Most residential buildings in the U.S. are platform-framed. Here, weatherization specialists are introduced to typical framing materials and explains the structural design factors involved in sizing framing members.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • List the standard dimensions of common framing lumber
  • Recognize engineered framing materials
  • Identify common structural steel types
  • Compare dimensional lumber joists to I-joists
  • Define span and deflection
  • Distinguish between site-built and panelized housing
  • Understand the purpose and placement of framing hardware
  • Recognize various engineered beam materials
  • Explain how headers distribute loads around wall openings
  • Understand the purpose of wall sheathing
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of steel framing
  • Trace the load paths through any type of roof structure
  • Understand how roof and floor trusses work


Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Framing: Part 1 - Floors
Framing: Part 2 - Walls
Framing: Part 3 - Roofs

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