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Length: 45-Hours (Online) Fees: $299
PHII's 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.
1. Common Terminology
Understand 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
Approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for 45 Core hrs
Online Course Access, Online Flashcards & Testing, Certificate of Completion, Toll Free Student Support. Training is 100% online, no materials are shipped.
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