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St. Lawrence College

Skills Competition 2024 - Home Building (Team of 4)

Purpose of the Contest Students will compete in and promote residential construction technology. Teams of four students will demonstrate their skills and talents in construction technology.

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Skills Competition 2024 - Home Building (Team of 4)
Skills Competition 2024 - Home Building (Team of 4)

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6, Canada

Scope

Limestone Skills Competition

Home Building Team of Four

St. Lawrence College

Feb 29, 2024

Maximum Participants:  4 Teams of 4

Event Chair: Dan Fisher (fisherda@limestone.on.ca)

9:00am - 9:30am          Competitor Registration & Welcome

9:30am - 12:30pm          Competition

12:30pm - 1:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm - 3:30pm          Competition

3:30pm - 4:00pm          Clean up

4:00pm - 5:00pm          Pizza & Results Submitted

5:30pm - 6:30pm          Awards

6:30pm - 7:30pm          Open House & Collect Projects/Tools

Purpose of the Contest

Students will compete in and promote residential construction technology. Teams of four students will demonstrate their skills and talents in construction technology.

Skills and Knowledge to Be Tested

• Ability to accurately read and interpret building plans

• Carpentry: Framing of floors, walls, and roofs; Finishing of openings and gable ends.

• Safety: Safe use of equipment and materials.

• Teamwork.

Clothing Requirements

• No loose or baggy clothing

• No jewelry

• CSA approved eyewear.

• CSA approved footwear.

• CSA approved hard hat.

• Ear protection required when using power tools.

Equipment and Materials

Provided by the competitors: 

safety glasses, safety boots, hard hat, ear protection, tape measure, hammers, hand saws, portable circular saw, saw horses,

carpenters belt, framing square, combination square, levels, six foot step ladder, extension cords, hand drills (battery or electric), wood chisels, chalk line, pry bar, pencils, calculator.

**All materials, and stationary equipment provided by committee, all drawings in imperial measurements.

The Project

Students will be given a set of plans for a small building approximately 4 feet by 4 feet with a window, door, and gable roof. They will be asked to interpret the plans and construct the building to OBC standards.

Team Of Four Home Builders Material List

• 1-2x6x10 SPF

• 2-2x6x16 SPF

• 1-2x4x8 SPF

• 1-2x4x10 SPF

• 9-2x4x12 SPF

• 3-2x4x16 SPF

• 1-1x4x8 SPF

• 5-1x4x12 SPF

• 3-4x8x7/16 OSB

• Shims

Fasteners

• Framing-3 1⁄2” Ardox Nail

• Subfloor Sheeting-2” Wood Screw

• Wall Sheeting-2 1⁄2” Ardox Nail

• Jamb Assembly-1 1⁄2” Finishing Nail

• Shimming Jamb-3” Wood Screw

• Casing/Gable Frieze Board-1 1⁄2” Finishing Nail

Team of Four Home Builders Scoring

Score: /60

Fasteners: See O.B.C. Table 9.23.3.4 Nailing for Framing.      /10

• End nails for joists

• End nails for studs

• Toenails for rafters

• Sub-floor sheeting

Square, Level and Parallel:      /10

• Sub Floor

• Partitions

• Door/window jambs

Collaboration: Evidence of planning.      /10

• Division of labour

• Material use

• Peer to peer relations

Safety:      /10

• Use of PPE’s

• Safe use of tools

• Safe use of equipment

Realization of drawings      /20

• Sub-floor

• Partition height

• Location of openings

• Roof pitch

• Roof overhang

• Birds mouth of rafter

• Trim elements

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