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Basic Principles for Post-Frame Construction - Basic Self-Study Guide is a Course

Basic Principles for Post-Frame Construction - Basic Self-Study Guide

Time limit: 180 days

$595 Enroll

Full course description

NFBA Member Discount:
A discount code for a $400 price reduction is available to NFBA members by contacting NFBA at and requesting the code. Or, NFBA members can find this discount code in the members only section of the NFBA website.


Course Overview:
This student online study guide was developed to compliment the material presented in the Basic Principles for Post-Frame Construction textbook from NFBA.  The overall goal of this online study guide is to help the user identify the most important information in the book. This online study guide should also help one prepare for the certification exam as part of the NFBA builder certification program.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify and describe uses for post-frame construction
2. Describe tools and related safety used in post-frame construction
3. Describe the major components used in post-frame construction
4. Describe the overall process for constructing a post-frame building

This course is organized by chapters from the textbook. Each chapter of this study guide provides a chapter overview, the learning objectives/competencies for each book chapter, and study questions. The chapters in this home study course are as follows:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Post-Frame Construction
Chapter 2: Post-Frame Basics and Terminology
Chapter 3: Math Foundations
Chapter 4: Reading Plans and Specifications
Chapter 5: Basic Carpentry
Chapter 6: Site Preparation
Chapter 7: Post-Frame Foundations
Chapter 8: Structural Framing
Chapter 9: Metal Cladding

Joseph M. Zulovich, Ph.D., P.E.

9 weeks - one week per chapter

MU Extension - Agricultural Systems Technology

Certificate of Completion

New and beginning post-frame construction workers

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