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What is a Framing Carpenter ?
Framing carpenters erect walls, floors, and roofs for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings and other structures. Framing carpenters also install doors, windows, and hardware for construction projects. Framing carpenters work full- and part-time hours for construction companies, both independently and as a part of a team, in indoor and outdoor environments of all kinds, and travel frequently to varied job sites to perform their work.
These professionals work flexible hours during all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, and report on to the development foreman or project manager responsible for the vacant lot.
What are the roles & responsibilities of a Framing Carpenter ?
- Accurately measuring, cutting, and shaping lumber, wood, and other building materials.
- Attaching building materials using screws, nuts, and bolts.
- Erecting temporary structures like scaffolds and hoists.
- Performing repairs on existing framework structures that are damaged or structurally unsound.
- Analyzing blueprints and drawings to work out the structural dimensions of the framework to be constructed.
Analyzing construction plans to spot potential structural problems.
- Examining building materials to spot any defects.
- Performing cleanups of job sites by clearing away all carpentry debris and waste.
- Constructing wooden concrete forms to assist the development team in erecting various concrete structures.