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6 Hour Successful Site Design and Michigan Energy Code

6 Hour Course — Online Video & Narrated 
Approved for 6 Hours Plan Review for Building Inspectors, Building Officials, and Plan Reviewers  #18301
Price: $69.00
6 Hours Plan Review — Credit(s) earned upon completion of this course will be reported to the State of Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth: Bureau of Construction Codes/ Building Division. Certificates of Completion for both Code Officials and non-Code Officials will be available to print upon completion of this course.

Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements

The new code reflects several changes in energy efficiency for the Michigan Uniform Energy Code. Generally, the purpose of these changes is to conserve energy through improved efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting, and new materials and techniques. It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.

This course applies 6 hours towards Plan Review credit.


Securing Information (25 minutes)

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Assessment: 5 Questions


Programming and Site Evaluation (20 minutes)

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Assessment: 5 Questions


Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding (20 minutes)

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Assessment: 5 Questions


Laying Out the Design (20 minutes)

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

 Assessment: 5 Questions


Site Standards (20 minutes)

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Assessment: 5 Questions


Preparing a Site Plan (55 minutes)

1.  Video

Assessment: 5 Questions


Utility Coordination (20 minutes)

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Assessment: 5 Questions


Documents and Contract Administration (20 minutes)

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Assessment: 5 Questions






Scope (20 minutes)

1.  Exemptions
2.  Existing Buildings
3.  Changes

Assessment: 5 Questions


Compliance (20 minutes)

1.  Prescriptive Requirements
2.  UA Alternatives
3.  Simulated Performance

Assessment: 5 Questions


Building Envelope (20 minutes)

1.  Ceilings
2.  Access Hatches and Doors
3.  Walls
4. Slab Edge Insulation
5. Crawlspace Wall Insulation
6. Fenestration

Assessment: 5 Questions


Air Leakage (20 minutes)

1.  Infiltration
2.  Fenestration
3.  Lighting Fixtures

Assessment: 5 Questions


Systems (20 minutes)

1.  Mechanical
2.  Duct Tightness Control
3.  Ventilation
4. Lighting Systems

Assessment: 5 Question



Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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