Columns and Beams, Jan 29, 2014

Today was the first day of exams.  I thought you might like to know of the common errors so you can avoid them:

-came late to the exam

-improper layout – did not account for the thickness of the form or the 30mm plumb bob offset

-poorly nailed column

-studs the wrong length on the front of the column

-improper elevation

-forget to place the nails for the jacks or placed them incorrectly

-cut the beam too short

-forget to place the nails on the support on the yoke

-forget the brace on the column

-did not install the column clamps or placed them improperly

-forgot to plumb the column

-run out of time…….

As you can see there are lots of places to make small errors (and LARGE ones, too) and these can add up to make a failure.  As it turns out no one failed today although there were three close calls……..

Good luck to you tomorrow and Friday!


About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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3 Responses to Columns and Beams, Jan 29, 2014

  1. Brody says:

    hey john found this on youtube and thought you would find it interesting. it is a automatic brick layer … Brody…

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