CCOG for BCT 120 Summer 2024

Course Number:
BCT 120
Course Title:
Floor Framing
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Covers basic floor framing systems and principles used in residential construction. Includes floor systems installed on foundations using current building construction methods. Includes floor leveling, sill plate installation, floor framing material identification, joist and beam lay-out, quantity take offs, estimating and related codes. Prerequisites: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to: 

  • Estimate floor framing materials
  • Lay out floor joist and beams
  • Assemble floor system components
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other students

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Students will individually layout a joist floor system and post and beam system with floor openings.
  2. Students will individually identify conventional floor framing parts and terminology.
  3. Students will collaboratively construct various floor systems.
  4. Students will individually complete a floor material take-off from a plan.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:

Floor systems
Fastening systems
Floor load requirements
Joist framed floors
Post and beam framed floors
Floor sheathing
Pressure treated sills
Square footage
Board footage
Collaborative work practice
Job site safety
Squaring techniques
Building codes
Material take-offs
Process skills:
Safe and proper operation of hand and power tools.
Labor, material and equipment estimating.
Work methods.
Blueprint and specification reading.
Floor layout.
Floor assembly.
Verbal communications
Written communications
Mathematical computations