WALL-SYSTEM AND STAIRWAY CONSTRUCTION
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe the construction of walls and stairs and the
installation of doors and windows.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will describe how to construct a frame wall and how to install doors and
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer the practice exercise questions at the end of this lesson.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FM 5-426.
The primary objective of good construction is to erect a building that is structurally sound.
structure should withstand such forces as wind and vertical loads.
Wall framing consists of studs, plates, braces, cripples, trimmers, headers, and fire blocks. It is supported
by the floor system. Prefabricate the members of the frame wall on the floor of the building. Then
raise the members into position and brace, nail, or bolt them in place.