Course Content and Outcome Guide for BCT 121

Course Number:
BCT 121
Course Title:
Wall Framing
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Course Description

Covers wood wall framing methods and principles currently used in residential construction. Includes wall layout and assembly of studs, corners, partitions and openings. Includes calculating material quantities, related codes, structural sheathing, interior wall bracing, bay framing, window box framing, framing arched openings and stair framing construction. Prerequisite: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to: 
  • Estimate wall framing materials
  • Lay out and assemble wall framing components
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with others

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Students will individually layout a typical wall section complete with
   door and window openings.                        
2. Students will individually identify conventional wall framing parts and terminology.
3. Students will collaboratively construct various wall systems.
4. Students will individually complete a wall material take-off from a plan.                               

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:
Wall systems
Fastening systems
Seismic requirements
Wood framed walls
Metal framed walls
Floor sheathing                                                                            
Square footage
Board footage
Collaborative work practice
Job site safety
Squaring techniques
Building codes
Repetitive framing members
Wall materials take off
Process skills:
Safe and proper operation of hand and power tools.
Labor, material and equipment estimating.
Work methods.
Blueprint and specification reading.
Wall layout.
Wall assembly.
Verbal communications.
Written communications
Mathematical computations