Advance the skills of your new apprentice carpenters with this training series to teach them essential building skills they’ll need to know repeatedly on the job. This training includes six courses with Jordan Smith, a professional builder and owner of the design-build firm Smith House, in Austin, Texas. Jordan teaches the core fundamentals of construction work, including how to safely operate essential hand and power tools; perform basic construction math; use common fasteners and adhesives; identify structural and sheathing wood materials; and professionally conduct yourself on the job. This training replaces over 14 hours of classroom-style instruction so you can spend more time growing your business and improving project productivity.
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How to Read Blueprints
Learn how to understand, navigate, and use residential blueprints from professional builder Jordan Sm...
Learn essential construction math skills, including measuring, conversions, and geometry to be more e...
Introduction to Hand Tools
Learn to recognize, handle, and safely use the construction tools that are essential to a new career ...
Introduction to Power Tools
Discover a variety of power tools used in general, residential, and light commercial construction tod...
How to Succeed on the Job
Learn how to greatly impact the success of your team, your organization, and your own career with the...
Fasteners & Adhesives
Learn about the effectiveness, strength, and durability of commonly used fasteners and adhesives.
Introduction to Wood Materials
Learn about joints, beams, sheet goods, and the properties of wood materials used in construction today.
Skills You'll Develop
How to identify different sheet goods
Types of structural lumber
How house framing works
How to safely use power tools
Types of nails
Types of screws
Wood glue and epoxy
CEO of Smith House Company
Jordan Smith is the CEO and Founder of Smith House Company, a design+build firm based in Austin, Texas. He learned to build and weld while working on the farm with his grandad, and after earning a degree in Welding and Materials Engineering, he spent the next 10 years working in the heavy construction building everything from robots to ships to offshore oil rigs before transitioning to residential construction. After spending a couple of years working with industry leading builders in Austin, Jordan and his wife Veronica struck out on their own to form Smith House Co.
Smith House Co. strives to build more beautiful, functional and resilient spaces which are self sustaining and harmonize with their natural surroundings.