- 3 Hour Key Construction Math Concepts #14816
- 3 Hour Business Responsibilities #14814
- 6 Hour Energy Efficient Building #14817
- Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Key Construction Math Concepts
This three hour online video course is a review of the key concepts of construction math that every builder should understand. Basic math formulas and conversions are introduced, followed by a fully narrated, interactive video tutorial of 40 common construction problems.
This course is available online in MP3 format. Students log in, follow along with the instructor, then take a short quiz at the end of the lesson. Students must get a passing score of at least 70% in order to receive credit/certification for the course.
Print your certificate of completion at the end of the course.
All contractors, whether sole proprietors, in a partnership, or incorporated, must be aware of the business-related requirements of their profession. This especially includes tax laws, insurance responsibilities, and labor regulations. This three-hour online course focuses on the specific laws contractors in Wisconsin need to know in order to perform the job according to the rules and regulations of both federal and state requirements.
This course is available online in full HD-video and printable format. Students log in, watch each video, then take a short quiz at the end of each lesson. Students must get a passing score of at least 70% in order to move from lesson to lesson and to receive credit for the course. If you don’t get a passing score on the quiz, you are allowed to review the course materials and take the quiz again. You cannot fail! Print your certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Energy Efficient Building
This six-hour online 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 course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.
This online course is presented in a video format. Students should review the videos, and then answer the chapter quizzes. Learning objectives directly relate to integrated quizzes. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to move from lesson to lesson and to receive credit/certification for the course.
Chapter 1. Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the impact of energy consumption. 2) Understand energy conservation and generation concepts. 3) Identify types of heat transfer. 4) Describe the uses of thermal imaging cameras and blower door equipment.
I. Energy Consumption
C. Building Systems
II. Energy Conservation
A. Reduced consumption, emissions
B. Energy Efficiency Standards and Methods
III. Diagnostic Testing
A. Thermal Imaging
B. Blower Door Testing
Chapter 2. Advanced Framing Techniques
*Learning Objectives: 1) What is advanced framing, and what are some of the techniques used? 2) List the uses of insulated headers and energy heel trusses. 3) Understand the benefits of pre-fabricated walls.
I. Advanced Framing Techniques
A. 2 x 6 studs
C. Raised Heel Trusses
II. Raised Heel Trusses
A. Full height insulation
B. Cost efficient
III. Double 2 x 4 Walls
A. Thicker insulation
IV. Prefabricated Walls
A. Reduced waste
B. Higher quality
Chapter 3. Air Barriers
*Learning Objectives: 1) Apply the benefits of energy efficient building. 2) Describe the purpose of air barriers and what materials are typically used. 3) List the uses of SIPs and ICFs.
I. Design and Implementation of Energy Efficient Design
A. Design phase
B. Subs and employees
II. Air Sealing
A. Finding Leaks
III. Airtight Drywall
IV. Prefabricated Walls
A. Reduced waste
B. Higher quality
Chapter 4. Insulation
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the pros and cons of fiberglass and cellulose insulation material. 2) Describe the proper installation of fiberglass insulation. 3) Apply proper installation of cellulose insulation.
I. Fiberglass Batts
B. Various configurations: high density, standard density
II. Cellulose Insulation
B. Various configurations: dense packed, dry spray
III. Roof Installation
Chapter 5. Foam Insulation/Sheathing
*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify different types of foam insulation available. 2) Understand the pros and cons of polyisocyanurate and polyurethane spray foam. 3) Demonstrate the many uses of both EPS and XPS insulating sheathing.
I. Spray Foam
A. Urea Formaldehyde
D. Polyisocyanurate or polyiso
II. Various configurations
A. Open cell, Closed cell
III. Insulating Sheathing
B. Examples: expanded, extruded
Chapter 6. U-Factor/R-Value
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the uses of and effectiveness of radiant barriers. 2) Identify and define what the National Fenestration Rating Council does. 3) Formulate U-Factor and R-Value conversions. 4) Explore different methods to increase U-Factor.
I. Radiant Barrier Sheathing
B. Heat Transfer
II. Window selection
C. Low E coatings
D. Inert gas
E. Visible Transmittance
F. Air Infiltration Rate
Chapter 7. Lighting/Duct Design
*Learning Objectives: 1) What are the positives and negatives of incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting? 2) Understand the amount of energy wasted by poor duct design 3) Determine proper duct design and installation.
I. Incandescent Lighting
II. Compact Fluorescent Lighting
III. Light Emitting Diodes
IV. Duct Design
A. Best Practices
B. Duct Sealing
D. Common Problems
Chapter 8. Green Appliances
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how to read energy guide labels. 2) Define heat/energy recovery ventilation. 3) Identify sealed-combustion appliances. 4) List different types of water heaters. 5) Define and be able to understand what a SEER rating is.
I. Energy Guide Labels
A. What does it all mean?
II. Energy Recovery Ventilation
III. Sealed Combustion Heating Appliances
IV. Water Heaters
A. Standard tank
D. Common Problems
V. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
Chapter 9. Geothermal/Solar
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the features and benefits of a geothermal system. 2) Identify different types of geothermal designs. 3) Examine what a solar thermal water heating system is and how it works.
I. Geothermal Heating and Cooling
A. How does it work?
B. Return on investment
II. System Types
A. Water loop
B. Direct exchange
C. Heat pumps
III. Solar Thermal Water Heating
Chapter 10. Green Marketing
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explore ways to reduce waste material from the job site. 2) Recognize the importance of a well trained Green Building sales and marketing team. 3) Identify the types of solar photovoltaic roofing products available. 4) Understand fuel cell basics.
I. Waste management
A. Reducing and recycling
D. Tools/Programs available
III. Solar Voltaic Roofing
A. Asphalt, metal, slate
B. Building integrated products
C. Return on investment
IV. Fuel Cells
A. How it works
Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.
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