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CNBT 1415 Conventional Wall Systems - building a pier and beam base photos

This class worked on a project with a Concrete I class (photos) to redo one of the areas where Conventional Wall Systems students frame buildings and Conventional Roof Systems students get hands-on experience building a roof.

Photos of building the floor and wall frames

Photos of raising the walls and adding the roof trusses


The original layout of the framing area
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Students begin to demolish one of the existing stem walls - the new piers built by the Concrete I class are in place.
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While most of the students work to remove the prior stem wall...
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...another student trims the PVC inserted in the piers that the concrete class poured...
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..and then cuts the bolts that formerly anchored the stem wall to the ground.
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Next, the girders are cut...
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...and 3 girders are securely attached to each other (these are the "beams" of the pier and beam foundation - the building will rest on them.)
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The girders are anchored to the concrete piers via the PVC tubes previously installed.
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All girders are installed and ready for the sill plate and building frame.
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With guidance from the instructor, students add the sill plates and the "pier and beam" foundation is completed!
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Now the foundation is ready for the joists and subfloor to be added.

 

 

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