House Framing Methods Course
Online House Framing Course is 45 hours and covers 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 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 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 and pass the final exam, you will
feel more confident and informed about all areas of house framing.
What You Will Master
House Framing Methods Course Lessons
1. Common Terminology
2. Wood Framing
3. Common Terminology
4. Wood Framing
5. Floor Structure
6. Wall Structure
7. Roof Structure
12. Porches, Decks, Etc.
13. Fireplace & Chimneys
15. Wood I Joists
16. Wood Structural Panels
17. Panelized Construction
18. Steel Framing
19. Insulated Concrete
21. Straw Bale
22. Rammed Earth
Understand the different types
of wood framing
Foundation construction requirements
Identify the parts of a floor
Understand why and when joists
should be doubled
Identify parts of rough window
Understand outside wall construction
The process for installing wall
Construction differences between
bearing and non-bearing walls
The various framing members used
in roof construction
Understand the difference between
run and span
Approved by the Texas Real Estate
Commission (TREC) for 45 Core hrs
Online Course Access and optional back-up CD, Online Flashcards & Testing, Certificate of Completion,
Toll Free Student Support.
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