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Michigan Code Official Continuing Education Course: 8 Hour Overview of Building Trades (CR/ISC)


Price: $89.00



Approved for 8 Hours Specialties  for Building Inspectors, Building Officials, and Plan Reviewers

State Approval #18294 – 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

This eight hour course provides an overview of building trade skills. This course outlines the fundamental requirements involved in residential construction or remodeling through text, integrated videos, diagrams and slides. This course applies 8-Hours towards Specialty credit.

Site Work (100 Minutes)

1.  Setbacks and Easements
2.  Wetlands and Utilities
3.  Prep and Measurements
4.  Soil Types and Tests

Assessment: 5 questions


Concrete (40 Minutes)

1.  Admixtures and Slump
2.  Joints and Problems

Assessment: 5 questions


Foundation Construction (20 Minutes)

1.  Footings and Columns

Assessment: 5 questions


Framing (50 Minutes)

1.  Joists, Boring and Notching
2.  Components and Fire blocking

Assessment: 5 questions


Roofing (100 Minutes)

1.  Styles and Pitch
2.  Bracing and Trusses
3.  Flashing
4.  Venting and Gutters

Assessment: 5 questions

Siding (80 Minutes)

1.  Styles and Pitch
2.  Bracing and Trusses
3.  Flashing
4.  Venting and Gutters

Assessment: 5 questions


Trim (20 Minutes)

1.  Doors and Stairs

Assessment: 5 questions


Masonry (40 Minutes)

1.  Blocks and Patterns
2.  Mortar and Flashing

Assessment: 5 questions

Plan Reading (50 Minutes)

1.  Symbols and Schedules
2.  Reading and Questions

Assessment: 5 questions


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.

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