Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

    • Intro to Interiors and Exteriors

    • Watch this first. Video updates

    • Disclaimer

    • Terms

    • The 8 Steps to Success in Residential Construction

    • How to Build a House Order of Operations

    • Basic Order of Operations with Homeowners

    • Table of Contents for Exterior Trades

  • 2

    Cities, Permits and Inspections

    • Cities, Permits and Inspections Chapter 1 Update

  • 3

    SIT - Site Prep

    • SIT 2.1 Intro to Site Preparation

    • SIT 2.2 Do remodelers need to know site prep?

    • SIT 2.3 Check with the city first before anything

    • SIT 2.4 Zoning is all about the city

    • SIT 2.5 We really do not know what the Corp of Engineers Land is

    • SIT 2.6 Home Owner Association's have power

    • SIT 2.7 Historic Districts are tough

    • SIT 2.8 Conservation Districts are similar to Historic Districts

    • SIT 2.9 Order of operations for site prep

    • SIT 2.10 What are developers?

    • SIT 2.11 Do developers need permits?

    • SIT 2.12 What is a survey of the land

    • SIT 2.13 How are plot plans and site plans different

    • SIT 2.14 Platt plan numbers are required on every project

    • SIT 2.15 First you need to clear the land

    • SIT 2.16 What is rough grading the land and why do we need it?

    • SIT 2.17 Municipal utilities come first

    • SIT 2.18 Franchise utilities come after the roads

    • SIT 2.19 When do developers sell the lots?

    • SIT 2.20 Do you really want to be a developer?

    • SIT 2.21 Why use architects before buying the land?

    • SIT 2.22 What does an engineer do when prepping the land?

  • 4

    CON - Concrete

    • CON 3.1 Intro to Concrete

    • CON 3.2 How Concrete Works

    • CON 3.3 Concrete Safety

    • CON 3.4 Mixing concrete correctly

    • CON 3.5 Curing means its hardening

    • Concretes compressive, tensile and flexural Strength

    • CON 3.7 Two types of house foundations

    • CON 3.9 Utility locates

    • CON 3.10 Hiring a Concrete Contractor

    • CON 3.11 Footers and Trenching

    • CON 3.12 Concrete Forms

    • CON 3.13 Gravel

    • CON 3.14 Vapor Barrier

    • CON 3.15 Termites and bugs

    • CON 3.16 Mechanicals , Electrical and Plumbing - MEP Permits and Inspections

    • CON 3.17 Rebar, mesh and post tension cables

    • CON 3.18 Placing the concrete

    • CON 3.19 Slump Test

    • CON 3.20 Vibrating the Air Out

    • CON 3.21 Screeding and Floating

    • CON 3.22 Finishing the Slab

  • 5

    CON 2 - Other Uses of Concrete

    • CON 4.1 Intro to Other Uses of Concrete

    • CON 4.2 Floor Leveling

    • CON 4.3 Dry pack for shower floors

    • CON 4.4 Thinset for tile

    • CON 4.5 Stone Fireplaces

    • CON 4.6 Masonry

    • CON 4.7 What is Flatwork

  • 6

    LUM Lumber

    • LUM 5.1 Intro to Lumber and Fasteners

    • LUM 5.2 Hardwood and Softwood

    • LUM 5.3 Why the moisture content of wood is so important

    • LUM 5.4 Do not use wood with defects

    • LUM 5.5 Two ways to dry lumber

    • EXT 5 LUM 5.6 Why read the lumber labels

    • LUM 5.7 Lumber Sizing. A 2x4 is not a 2x4

    • EXT 5 LUM 5.8 Intro to structural panels

    • LUM 5.9 What is plywood

    • LUM 5.10 What is oriented strand board (OSB)

    • LUM 5.11 How beams hold everything up

    • EXT 5 LUM 5.12 Intro to fasteners

    • EXT 5 LUM 5.13 How are adhesives fasteners?

    • LUM 5.14 What is Structural and Non Structural

  • 7

    FRA - Framing

    • FRA 6.1 Intro to framing

    • FRA 6.2 Framing for different foundations

    • FRA 6.3 Platform and balloon framing

    • FRA 6.4 Parts of the wall

    • FRA 6.5 top and bottom plates

    • FRA 6.6 What are headers?

    • FRA 6.7 What are joists?

    • Beams and spans coming soon

    • EXT 6 FRA 6.9 How are Rafters and trusses different

    • FRA 6.10 Load, lift and fasteners

  • 8

    FRA 2 - Framing Walls

    • FRA 7.1 Best carpentry book ever???

    • FRA 7.2 Rough and finished heights

    • FRA 7.3 Load bearing and non load bearing walls

    • EXT 7 FRA 7.4 Stud spacing and on center

    • FRA 7.5 Rough openings for windows and doors

    • EXT 7 FRA 7.6 Top plate and bottom plate details

    • FRA 7.7 How to build corners

    • FRA 7.8 Level and plumb

    • FRA 7.9 What is blocking and when do we need it

    • FRA 7.10 How to remove a load bearing wall

  • 9

    WEA - Weatherproofing

    • Intro to Weatherproofing

    • WEA 8.2 House wrap

    • WEA 8.3 Weatherization panels

    • WEA 8.4 Weatherproofing windows and doors

    • WEA 8.5 New build vs remodeling

  • 10

    WIN - Windows and Doors

    • WIN 9.1 Intro to windows and doors

    • WIN 9.2 Energy codes

    • WIN 9.3 Window materials

    • WIN 9.4 Door Materials

    • WIN 9.5 Window and door schedule

    • WIN 9.6 Door installations

    • WIN 9.7 Window installations for new build

    • EXT 9 WIN 9.8 Window installations for remodeling

  • 11

    SID - Siding

    • EXT 10 SID 10.1 Intro to siding

    • SID 10.2 Vinyl siding

    • SID 10.3 Real wood siding

    • SID 10.4 Cement board

    • SID 10.5 Stucco

    • SID 10.6 Engineered wood

    • SID 10.7 Synthetic stone

    • SID Tru Exterior

    • SID 11.9 PVC siding

  • 12

    MAS - Masonry

    • MAS 11.1 Intro to Masonry

    • MAS 11.2 How walls and brick work

    • EXT 11 MAS 11.3 Brick terminology

    • EXT 11 MAS 11.4 Brick functions

    • MAS 11.5 Bonds

    • MAS 11.6 Brick ties

    • MAS 11.7 Mortar

    • EXT 11 MAS 11.8 Weep holes

  • 13

    ROO - Roofing

    • ROO 12.1 Types of roofs

    • ROO 12.2 Roof coverings

    • ROO 12.3 Roof pitch

    • ROO 12.4 Roof decking

    • ROO 12.5 Underlayment

    • ROO 12.6 Flashing

    • ROO 12.7 Drip caps

    • ROO 12.8 Starter course

    • ROO 12.9 Fasteners

    • EXT 12 ROO 12.10 Adhesives and sealers

    • EXT 12 ROO 12.11 Non combustibles

  • 14

    GUT - Gutters

    • EXT 13 GUT 13.1 Intro to gutters

    • GUT 13.2 Gutters Materials

    • GUT 13.3 Measuring for rainfall

    • GUT 13.4 Gutter sizing and types

    • GUT 13.5 Slopes

    • GUT 13.6 Downspouts

    • GUT 13.7 Seamless gutters

    • GUT 13.8 French Drains

    • Terms