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
-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!