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House Framing Course

$299 | Hours: 45 | Type: Distance | Enroll

House framing involves all the methods and materials used to create the structure of the home. It includes the foundation, walls, ceilings, roof, decks, openings and any other part of the home that must support weight. Most house framing is only visible from unfinished areas. This makes it difficult to spot defects unless you have a solid knowledge of framing.

PHII's in-depth framing course will teach you all the types of house framing you are likely to encounter as a home inspector. Starting with the common terminology used, this course will take you step-by-step through each part of the framing process using hundreds of photos, diagrams, and video clips. The course begins with the different types of wood framing including platform, balloon, and post-and-beam, and also covers concrete, steel and masonry framing. You will even learn about straw bale and rammed earth framing which is still used in parts of the country including the state of Texas.

The course, available online and on CD-ROM, teaches you how to distinguish one type of framing from another and where to look for defects in various types of framing. As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test and verify your knowledge simultaneously through instant computerized feedback. Your computer records the results so you can easily track your progress. When you finish the course you will feel more confident and informed about all areas of house framing.

What You Will Master

  • MenuUnderstand the different types of wood framing
  • Foundation construction requirements and techniques
  • Identify the parts of a floor frame
  • Understand why and when joists should be doubled
  • Identify parts of rough window openings
  • Understand outside wall construction techniques
  • The process for installing wall sheathing
  • Construction differences between bearing and non-bearing walls
  • The various framing members used in roof construction
  • Understand the difference between run and span
  • And much more

Approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for 45 Core Hours.

Package Includes:

Fees: $299 | Hours: 45 | Type: Distance | Enroll 

Online Course Access, Tracking via the Internet, Computerized Flashcards & Testing, Audio/Video Demonstration Clips, Certificate, Toll Free Support. Free Membership in NSHI, the National Society of Home Inspectors.

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1. Common Terminology
2. Wood Framing
3. Common Terminology
4. Wood Framing
5. Floor Structure
6. Wall Structure
7. Roof Structure
8. Doors
9. Windows
10. Ceilings
11. Stairways
12. Porches, Decks, Etc.
13. Fireplace & Chimneys
14. Flashing
15. Wood I Joists
16. Wood Structural Panels
17. Panelized Construction
18. Steel Framing
19. Insulated Concrete
20. Masonry
21. Straw Bale
22. Rammed Earth