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18 Hour Specialty Course Package | Michigan Code Officials

This package fulfills all 18 hours of Specialty Category of continuing education for Building Inspectors.

  • 8-hour  Overview of Building Trades
  • 6-hour  Building Green
  • 2-hour  Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out
  • 2-hour  Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

This package provides 1.8 ICC CEU.

Add To Cart $216.00 $189.00



  • 8-hour  Overview of Building Trades #CP-21-00062 (8 hr Specialty)
  • 6-hour  Building Green  #CP-21-00057 (6 hr Specialty)
  • 2-hour  Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out  #CP-19-00021 (2 hr Specialty)
  • 2-hour  Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings  #CP-19-00020 (2 hr Specialty)
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades


Code Official Overview of Building Trades

Instructor:  Scott Corbat

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.

This course covers:

  • Site Work
  • Concrete
  • Foundation Construction
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Trim
  • Masonry
  • Plan Reading

Code Official Building Green

Instructor:  Scott Corbat

This course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing a great economic benefit to the homeowner. Students will learn the importance of incorporating energy-efficiency into their building projects.

This course covers

  • Resource and Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Heat Transfer
  • Air Infiltration
  • Residential Energy Codes
  • Compliance Methods
  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Insulated Headers
  • Raised Heel Trusses
  • Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
  • Airtight Drywall Approach
  • Insulation
  • Cellulose
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Radiant Barriers
  • Solar Heat Gain
  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Wind Turbines
  • Waste Management
  • Solar Photo-voltaic Products

Code Official Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out

Instructor:  Paul Spite

With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use.

We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance, but the battle against water begins in the design phase.

Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles of water behavior and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Practical solutions are then discussed in detail.

The discussion is needed. The physical price tag for both our structures and their occupants is too high to allow water free entry into our occupied spaces.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills and covers:

  • A basic understanding of how water moves, migrates, and behaves
  • Typical sources of excess moisture in our built environments
  • Proactive prevention of unwanted moisture through planning and design
  • Methods used during construction to prevent the intrusion of water
  • Post-construction prevention of leakage by building envelope inspection
  • Common points of failure through which water can gain entrance
  • Prevention of water intrusion through control of condensation
  • Glossary of Terms Regarding Water Intrusion
  • Water Behavior
  • Moisture Problems
  • Sources of Water
  • Water and Building Components
  • Moisture from Plumbing Leaks, HVAC Systems, Ventilation Systems, and Condensation
  • Tightening the Envelope
  • Vapor and Air Retarders
  • Combatting Negative Air Pressure

Code Official Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe

This course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This lesson should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
  • Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
  • Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
  • Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction

This course covers:

  • Foundations
  • Equipment
  • Systems
  • Envelope
  • Code
  • Special Industrial Issues
  • Geology
  • Ground Water
  • Grounding
  • Repairs
  • Decorative Shapes
  • Deferred Submittals

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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