18 Hour Specialty Course Package| Michigan Code Officials

$179.00

This package fulfills all 18 hours toward Specialty Category of continuing education for Building Inspectors and contains the following courses ($207 value)

  • 8-hour  Overview of Building Trades  #18294 (8 hr Specialty)
  • 6-hour  Building Green  #18293 (6 hr Specialty)
  • 4-hour  Code & Energy Efficient Building  #18303 (4 hr Specialty)

PACKAGE DETAILS

Description

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

 


Overview of Building Trades


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


Building Green


Course Description

This six hour video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building. This 6-hour course applies six hours towards Specialty credit.


Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging (20 Minutes)

1.  Energy Consumption
2.  Energy Conservation
3.  Diagnostic Testing

Assessment:  5 questions

Advance Framing Techniques (20 Minutes)

1.  Techniques
2.  Raised Heel Trusses
3.  Double 2 x 4 Walls
4.  Prefabricated Walls

Assessment:  5 questions

Air Barriers (20 Minutes)

1.  Design and Implementation
2.  Air Sealing
3.  Airtight Drywall
4.  Prefabricated  Walls

Assessment:  5 questions
 

Insulation (20 Minutes)

1.  Fiberglass Batts
2.  Cellulose Insulation
3.  Roof Installation

Assessment:  5 questions
 

Foam Insulation/Sheathing (25 Minutes)

1.  Spray Foam
2.  Configurations
3.  Insulated Sheathing

Assessment:  5 questions

U-Factor and R-Value (20 Minutes)

1.  Radiant Barrier Sheathing
2.  Windows
3.  U-Factor and R-Value

Assessment:  5 questions
 

Lighting and Duct Design (20 Minutes)

1.  Incandescent Lighting
2.  Compact Fluorescent Lighting
3.  Light Emitting Diodes
4.  Duct Design

Assessment:  5 questions

Green Appliances (25 Minutes)

1.  Energy Guide Labels
2.  Energy Recovery Ventilation
3.  Sealed Combustion Heating Appliances
4. Water Heaters
5. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Assessment:  5 questions
 

Geothermal and Solar (25 Minutes)

1.  Heating and Cooling
2.  System Types
3.  Solar Thermal Water Heating

Assessment:  5 questions

Wind Turbines (25 Minutes)

1.  Electricity Generation
2.  Considerations
3.  Utilities and Metering
4. Types

Assessment:  5 questions

Green Marketing (20 Minutes)

1.  Waste Management
2.  Marketing
3.  Solar Voltaic Roofing
4.  Fuel Cells

Assessment:  5 questions


Code and Energy Efficient Building
 


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

     Code:  It’s important to recognize the fact that without a standard to meet, many buildings would simply be too dangerous and unsafe to occupy or, too costly to maintain. It’s not just safety and use that the code is concerned with. The current, enforceable code also addresses environmental and energy concerns. The building codes and the building officials that enforce them are there to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare.

     Energy Efficient Building:  Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building. This course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project. 

This 4-Hour course applies four hours towards Specialty credit.

 


 

Using the Code Book (40 Minutes) 

1.  Who Needs a Code Book?
2.  Introduction to the Code Book
3.  Using the Code Book
4.  Permit Process
5.  Applying the Logic

Assessment: 5 Questions
 

Code  Tables, Illustrations and Footnotes (40 Minutes)

1.  Use of Tables, Illustrations and Footnotes
2.  IRC examples
3.  OSHA examples
4.  IECC examples

Assessment: 5 Questions

Residential Code (30 Minutes)

1.  Revisions of the IRC
2.  Adoption of the IRC by Reference
3.  Definitions

Assessment: 5 Questions

Energy Code (30 Minutes)

1.  Administrative
2.  Materials and Equipment
3.  Building Envelope
4.  Systems
5.  Compliance Paths
6.  Insulating Slabs and Foundations

 

Administrative

 

1.  General
2.  Construction Documents
3.  Inspections
4.  Fees and Permits
5.  Stop Work Order
6.  Definitions

Materials, Systems and Equipment

1.  Thermal Envelope Insulation
2.  Fenestration Product Rating

 

Residential (40 minutes)

1.  Certificate
2.  Building Thermal Envelope Chapter 4

  • UA alternative
  • Walls, ceilings, floors, slab, crawl space
  • Fenestration
  • Installation
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Air Leakage
  • Recessed lighting

3. Systems

  • Insulation (prescriptive)
  • Sealing
  • Hot water

4. Compliance Paths

  • Prescriptive
  • UA Alternative
  • Simulated Performance
  • Mandatory Requirements
  • Energy Rating Index
  • Compliance report
  • Specifications
  • Energy Rating Index
  • Verification
  • Documentation
  • Reports

Assessment: 5 Questions

Commercial (30 minutes)

1.  General
2.  Building Envelope Requirements
3.  Mechanical Systems
4.  Service Water Heating
5.  Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
6.  Total Building Performance
7.  System Commissioning

Assessment: 5 Questions

 

Insulating Slabs and Foundations (5 minutes)

1.  Types
2.  Foundation
3.  Installation

Assessment: 5 Questions

Resource and Energy Efficient Building Systems (15 minutes)

1.  Insulation
2.  Duct Design
3.  Window Selection
4.  Lighting
5.  HVAC

Assessment: 5 Questions

 

Energy Efficient Building (50 Minutes)

1.  Environmental Concerns and Implications
2.  Evaluating the Site and Remediation Strategies: Building orientation, erosion, water
3.  “Green” power generation: solar, performance, varying sources
4.  Photovoltaic, geothermal, recycling, air quality, LEED Rating System

Assessment: 5 Questions

 


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