Simple Home Construction Course
PHII's Online Simple Home Construction is 8 hours and provides an overview of
how typical single family dwellings have been constructed during the last century. It follows the basic order of
home construction from the foundation to the framing to elements of the interior rough-in, identifying important
components and how they are assembled. The course focuses on the major elements that are most important to residential
Trying to immediately learn every system and component involved with home construction takes many hours and can
be overwhelming. Since many elements of construction build on each other, this course focuses on the major ones,
allowing you to keep each system fresh in your mind as you learn about the next. This course will help new inspectors
quickly learn the basics of how a home is constructed and the name and location of each component. It is also a
good refresher course for professionals who want to brush up on home construction or complete continuing education
The course defines, illustrates, and explains the most important components of home construction in a simple, straight-forward
manner. As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test
your knowledge, generate instant feedback and provide opportunities to correct mistakes, re-learn information and
re-test. Our system keeps track of your progress, so you can take a break at any time, even turn off your computer
and the course will return to where you left off. When you finish the course you will feel more confident and informed
about how homes are constructed.
What You Will Master
Simple Home Construction Course Lessons
1. Common Foundations
Basements, Crawlspaces, Slab-on-Grade, Footers, Piers, Piles
2. Building the Frame
Framing methods, Floor frames, Roof systems, Assembly sequences, Exterior finishes
3. Inside the House
Interior rough-in, Insulation & Windows, Finishing Walls & Trim, Mechanical systems
Types of foundations and how
they are constructed
Below grade walls and general
The sequence of construction for
Roof systems, finishes and water
Interior rough-in of normal house
The interdependence of a home's
And much more
Online Course Access and optional back-up CD, Online Flashcards & Testing, Certificate of Completion,
Toll Free Student Support.
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