Building Process Video 16

Framing Layout and Plate

Here is the 16th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series. Our next step is to frame the structure. Framing is divided into stages and the first stage is layout. We cover layout and plate in this video.

Proper layout is critical to successful construction. This is true, whatever the task. However, if the initial layout of the house, the rough carpentry is off, it has a negative, cascading influence on all the rest of the project. All the trades that follow the carpenters must then make adjustments to their own plans to accomodate the framer's mistakes.


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Step 16: Framing Layout

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: STEPS 1-15

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
INTERIOR
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF



BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: 17-

FIRST FLOOR FRAMING

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Las Vegas Project

We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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