Shuttering Carpenter

Shuttering Carpenter
Shuttering Carpenters make the shuttering (or formwork as it is sometimes known as) and have an extremely responsible job on the site to ensure the accuracy of the form work made for the concrete pouring gangs to cast the concrete in, this type of concreting is called pouring and obviously the shuttering carpenters are at the forefront of the construction on site.

General Information
Course Industry:
Shuttering Carpenter
Course duration:
240 credit hours (45 days)
Mr. Raja Manzoor
Middle or Matriculate
Course availability:
Available at Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi campuses.
Course Fee:
7,000 PKR ($140)

Desire Learning Objective

This course will help you to:

  •          know the importance of temporary  structures and their relationship to
             permanent structures

  •          Describe basic properties of wood and plywood
  •          Explain design considerations for concrete formwork
  •          Recognize the causes of failure in concrete formwork and plan to avoid them
  •          Identify formwork components, materials, and accessories
  •          Calculate loads on concrete formwork
  •          Design wall forms


Instructional Techniques

We impart knowledge and Practical Training in following way:

Ethics, discipline, motivation, health and safety training:   Half an hour daily              (10%) 

Theoretical knowledge:                                                                       One (01) hour daily              (25%)

Hands on Training:                                                                                    Six (06) hour daily                (65%)



Description of Carpentry Trade

  • Carpentry Trade Description
  • Practice effective Work Habits Introduction to Trade
  • Glossary of terms

Utilizing Safe Work Practices

  • Shop and Site Safety Practices
  • Personal Safety Practices
  • Working at Heights Safety
  • Utilizing Basic Body Mechanics when Lifting or Moving Objects
  • Excavation Shoring and Building Demolition Practices

Interpret Drawings and Specifications

  • Learn how to Read Residential Drawings
  • Construe Specific Information from the British Columbia Building Code
  • Learn how to Read Commercial Drawings
  • Identification of Errors and Conflicts in Drawings & Specifications
  • Learn how to Draw Finishing Details
  • Estimating Material Quantities & Identifying Construction Details

Materials Identification

  • Selection of Framing & Finishing Lumber
  • Selection of Panel Products
  • Selection of Fasteners, Adhesives & Caulking Compounds
  • Selection of Finish & Framing Hardware

Hand, Power Tools & Shop Equipments

  • General Safety Rules for Using Hand Tools
  • Measuring and Layout Tools
  • Utilize & Maintain Cutting Tools
  • Utilize & Maintain Edge-Cutting Tools
  • Utilize & Maintain Fastening Tools
  • Utilize Hand Tools to Construct a Wood Project
  • Utilize & Maintain Portable Power Tools
  • Utilize & Maintain Powder-Actuated Tools
  • Utilize & Maintain Chain Saws
  • Utilize & Maintain a Table Saw
  • Utilize & Maintain a Radial Arm Saw

Using Survey Instruments

  • Use of Optical Levels
  • Use of Electronic Instruments

Using Site Layout

  • Building Locations layout
  • Building Batter Boards, Setting Lines & Square Corners

Utilize Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

  • Scaffolds & Ladders
  • Fibre Ropes & Tie Knots, Hitches & Bends
  • Hoisting Equipment


  • Types of Wood Frame Construction
  • Footing and Wall Forms
  • Foundations & Floors
  • Build Walls & Partitions
  • Build Gable Roofs with Ceiling Joists
  • Build Hip Roofs
  • Build Straight Stairs
  • Construction Details for Concrete Forms
  • Building Suspended Slab & Slab-on-Grade Forms
  • Procedures to Embed Metal Devices, Frames and Dock Leveller in Concrete
  • Build Stair Forms
  • Describe Methods of Placing, Finishing & Curing Concrete
  • Build Specialized Formwork
  • Stripping Techniques for Concrete Formwork