Carpentry Shop 2019 Outside Production; 2 Story Addition
The Junior and Senior Carpentry classes have begun “Phase 1” of the framing out on our production job in Bridgeport, CT. The students are learning how to handle, measure, and cut framing material for a construction job. They have learned to read and reference an Architectural Blue Print for this project, and with layout tools, mark all the necessary components required on the exterior wall plates. Using industry standard power tools and fasteners, the students have cut, assembled, and installed multiple exterior partitions, along with the main structural girders needed to support the second story floor system. The carpenters have learned the importance of accurate 16 O.C. layout and have successfully constructed the second story deck; floor joists, metal cross bridging, and ¾” TG subflooring. As we move forward, the students will learn how to calculate, measure/cut, and install a framed roof system on this project, along with roofing material to weatherize it. The windows and siding will be installed after the completion of the framing (see pictures) and come spring, the students will be constructing a large exterior deck, railing system, and stairs for the second story. Trex decking will be installed, where the students will learn how to install these boards via “hidden” clip system so no nails or screws are seen on the face of the decking. Vinyl railing kits are to be cut, assembled, and installed by the students, and soon will show how these railings give an elegant professional look to help finish off the project. Mr. Simmons (Carpentry Dept. Head) came to the jobsite to survey the progress and had this to say; “I am very proud of our Junior and Senior groups and all their hard work and professionalism on outside production, their doing an outstanding job, and I couldn’t be more pleased.” Great job Carpenters, keep up the good work!!! WE ARE CARPENTRY!
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Carpentry course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.