Floor Framing and Beams
Course 10

About the course

The lesson begins with a foundation sill plate and a basement bearing wall in place. The framer lays out the joists. The function of band joists, solid blocking, and bridging are covered. Openings in floor systems for things such as stairs or chimneys are supported with the use of beams called headers. Connectors used with headers and the concept of shear force are reviewed. This leads to a discussion of nails and their ability to resist shear force. Different types of nails are covered as are the methods for expressing their size. The lesson ends with more detailed coverage of beams or headers in construction. All common types of beams are covered, as is their proper installation.

Course 10: Floor Framing and Beams

  • Chapter 1: Main Floor Support Systems 4:04 (11.1 MB)
  • Chapter 2: Main Floor System Connectors 5:42 (10.0 MB)
  • Chapter 3: Beam Terminology 8:34 (14.5 MB)
  • Chapter 4: Beam Support 3:17 (4.6 MB)

Related Courses

Course 11: Sheathing, Floors, and Stairs
Course 9: Lumber and Wall Framing