Building Materials and Fasteners – Module ID 27102

Building Materials and Fasteners – Module ID 27102


Building Materials and Fasteners (Module 27102) provides an overview of the building materials used by car- penters, including lumber, engineered wood products, concrete, and steel framing materials. The module also describes the various fasteners, anchors, and adhesives used in construction.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify safety hazards and precautions associated with wood, concrete, steel, and composite building materials.

  • Describe the focus four and explain how to reduce hazards associated with handling carpentry materials.
  • Explain the benefits of a job hazard analysis.

Learning Objective 2 – Identify different types of building materials and calculate needed quantities.

  • Summarize the types of lumber, their characteristics, and how lumber is graded.
  • Describe the types of treated lumber.
  • Identify engineered wood products and their applications.
  • Distinguish between the types of concrete construction materials.
  • Describe the types of steel framing and their applications.
  • Summarize how to calculate lumber, panel, and concrete quantities.

Learning Objective 3 – Explain how to properly handle and store building materials.

  • Describe how to safely handle and store wood, concrete, and steel building materials.

Learning Objective 4 – Identify fasteners, anchors, and adhesives used in construction.

  • Describe different types of nails, screws, bolts, and staples.
  • Summarize the categories of mechanical anchors.
  • List adhesives used in construction and identify their applications.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 2) Given a selection of building materials, identify a particular material and state its use.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 2) Calculate building material quantities using the described methods.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 4) Demonstrate safe and proper installation of vari- ous types of fasteners, anchors, and adhesives.

Course Sessions

Session One reviews dimension lumber, plywood, and other panel products.

1. Show Session One PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Provide an overview of the module.

3. Discuss the various types of wood building materials, including plywood and other panel products.

4. Have trainees identify various wood building materials and note their applications.

Session Two introduces engineered lumber products, their manufacture, and their applications.

1. Show Session Two PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Discuss how engineered lumber has changed the way some buildings are constructed.

3. Have trainees identify engineered lumber products and their applications.

Session Three reviews concrete, concrete masonry construction, and steel framing materials.

1. Show Session Three PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Review the ingredients in concrete and explain that varying the amounts of these ingredients will impart different characteristics and properties to the concrete.

3. Explain the benefits of concrete masonry construction.

4. Discuss the applications of steel framing members in commercial construction.

Session Four discusses the proper and safe handling and storage of building materials.

1. Show Session Four PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Emphasize the importance of safety on the job site, including safety when handling and storing building materials.

3. Review job hazard analysis (JHA) and its importance.

4. Review general safety, followed by safety with wood, concrete, and steel building materials.

5. Discuss the safe handling and storage of building materials.

Session Five discusses the calculation of lumber, panel, and concrete quantities.

1. Show Session Five PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Explain board foot measurements, and describe how board feet are calculated.

3. Discuss area and how it is calculated. Explain that area is a very common construction calculation.

4. Discuss volume and how it is calculated. Describe applications for volume calculations.

Session Six reviews common fasteners used by carpenters.

1. Show Session Six PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Discuss nail types and nail sizes.

3. Discuss staples and their applications.

4. Discuss screw types and their applications.

5. Discuss bolts and their applications.

Session Seven introduces common anchors and adhesives used by carpenters.

1. Show Session Seven PowerPoint® presentation slides.

2. Discuss common anchors and adhesives used on construction projects.

3. Emphasize the importance of proper ventilation and PPE when applying some types of adhesives.

Session Eight is a review and testing session.

Have trainees complete the module Review Questions and Trade Terms Quiz. (Alternatively, these may be assigned as homework at the end of Session Seven.) Answer any questions that trainees may have.

1. The trainees will complete the Module Examination. Any outstanding performance testing must be completed during this session.

2. Record the testing results on NCCER National Registry, and submit the report to your Training Program Sponsor.

Book Index

1.0.0   Safety Precautions with Building Materials

1.1.0   Carpentry Safety

1.1.1   Personal Protedtive Equipment

1.1.2   Good Jobsite Housekeeping

1.1.3   Wood Product Safety

1.1.4   Concrete Safety

1.1.5   Steel Product Safety

1.2 0   Creating a Safety Culture

1.2.1   Job Hazard Analysis

1.0.0   Section Review

2.0.0   Building Materials and Their Uses

2.1.0   Wood Qualities and Lumber Grades

2.1.1   Hardwoods and Softwoods

2.1.2   Types of Lumber Cuts

2.1.3   Lumber Characteristics and Defects

2.1.4   Moisture and Shrinkage

2.1.5   Lumber Grading

2.1.6   Grading Terms

2.1.7   Classification of Manufacturing Defects

2.2.0   Treated Lumber

2.2.1   Decay Protection

2.2.2   Kiln Drying Lumber After Treatment

2.2.3   Fire-Retardant Treated

2.3.0   Kilm Drying Lumber After Treatment

2.3.1   Wood Structural Panels

2.3.2   Nonpanel Products

2.4.0   Concrete Materialss

2.4.1   Portland Cement

2.4.2   Concrete

2.4.3   Mortar

2.4.4   Grout

2.4.5   Concrete Masonry Unit Construction

2.5.0   Steel Framing Materials

2.5.1   Steel Framing

2.5.2   Light-Gauge Framing

2.5.3   Heavy-Gauge Framing

2.6.0   Calculate Framing and Concrete Quantities

2.6.1   Calculating Framing Materials

2.6.2   Estimating Concrete Valume

2.6.3   Rectangular Valume Calculations

2.6.4   Example Calculation Using the Formula

2.6.5   Cylindrical Valume Calculations

2.6.6   Example Calculation of Cylindrical Volume

2.0.0   Section Review

3.0.0   Handling and Storing Building Materials

3.1.0   Material-Handling and Storage Basics

3.1.1   Pre-Task Planning

3.1.2   Personal Protective Equipment

3.1.3   Proper Lifting Procedures

3.1.4   Storing Wood Products

3.1.5   Wood Structural Panel Storage

3.1.6   I-Joist Storage and Handling

3.1.7   Storing Concrete Products

3.1.8   Storing Steel Products

3.0.0   Section Review

4.0.0   Fasteners, Anchors, and Adhesives

4.1.0   Nonthreaded and Threaded Fasteners

4.1.1   Nails

4.1.2   Screws and Bolts

4.1.3   Staples

4.2.0   Mechanical Anchors

4.2.1   Anchor Bolts

4.2.2   One-Step Anchors

4.2.3   Wedge Anchors

4.2.4   Stud Bolt Anchors

4.2.5   Sleeve Anhors

4.2.6   One-Piece Anchors

4.2.7   Hammer-Set Anchors

4.2.8   Bolt-TypeAnchors

4.2.9   Screw Anchors

4.2.10  Hollow-Wall Anchors

4.3.0   Adhesives

4.3.1   Glues

4.3.2   Construction Adhesives

4.3.3   Shelf Life

4.0.0   Section Review

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