50 Hour COMPLETE Building Official Course Package | Michigan Code Officials

$449.00

This package fulfills all 50 hours of continuing education requirements for Building Officials ($590 Value)

  • Administrative:  16 hrs
  • Communication:  2 hr
  • Technical:  24 hrs
  • Specialty:  8 hrs
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

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


Business of Building


Course Description

This six hour course focuses on the primary responsibilities of running a successful contracting business according to the rules and regulations surrounding the industry.  This especially includes statutory regulations regarding qualifications, standards of practice and licensing requirements. This course will review the fundamentals of business practice for building professionals in Michigan. This course applies 6-Hours towards Administrative credit.

Licensing (80 Minutes)

1. Branches
2. Board and Duties
3. Fees and Expiration
4. Complaints and Hearings
5. Disputes and Violations
6. Continuing Education and Qualifiers
7. Application and Arbitration
8. Enforcement Fund

Assessment: 5 questions

Lien Law (50 Minutes)

1. Notices
2. Sworn Statements
3. Waivers
4. Enforcement

Assessment: 5 questions

Business Organization (20 Minutes)

1.  Types

Assessment: 5 questions

Finance (60 Minutes)

1.  Forecasts
2.  Accounting

Assessment: 5 questions

Taxes (15 Minutes)

1.  Withholding

Assessment: 5 questions

Labor Law (30 Minutes)

1.  Minors
2.  Disabilities

Assessment: 5 questions

Fair Housing (15 Minutes)

1.  General Information

Assessment: 5 questions

Estimating (30 Minutes)

1.  Bids
2.  Change Orders

Assessment: 5 questions


 

Administration and Enforcement Review 


Course Description

This six hour course outlines the administrative and logistical process involved in inspections, the investigation of complaints, and the enforcement of the applicable codes. The course will also review best practices when evaluating construction projects that may have unusual circumstances or alternative materials, design or methods.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the process of an inspection, recognize and enforce applicable codes, and understand the process of filing, receiving and investigating complaints.
  • Recognize the requirements set forth by the state of Michigan regarding building codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements.
  • Be able to create a logical method of inspection (sequence of events) that will reduce the risk of oversights that may endanger the health, safety and welfare of the general public.
  • Monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance even when there are unique circumstances and variables that may not fall under “normal” protocol, and recognize the guidelines for approval of alternative materials, design and methods of construction.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Inspection Report (20 Minutes)

1.  Inspection Process: Checklist/Report
2.  Types of Inspections 

3. Certificate of Occupancy
Assessment: 5 questions

Violation Notice (20 Minutes)

1. Notices
2. Common Violations
3. Repairs and Alterations
3. Stop Work Order

Assessment: 5 questions

Complaint Investigation (30 Minutes)

1.  Purpose
2.  Elements and Types of Complaints
3. Typical Complaints: Indoors and Outdoors
4. Enforcement Steps

 Assessment: 5 questions

Methodology (40 Minutes)

1.  Section 110 Inspections
2.  Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy
3.  Purpose, Systems and Methodology
Assessment: 5 questions

Coordination (40 Minutes)

1.  Special Inspections and Trades
2.  Administration and Support
3.  Enforcement
Assessment: 5 questions

Inspection Procedures (35 Minutes)

1.  The Building Site
2.  Mechanicals
3.  NFPA/NEC
4.  Evaluation and Follow-up
Assessment: 5 questions

Special Inspection (30 Minutes)

1.  Definitions
2.  Section 1701 General
3.  Section 1704 Mandatory Special Inspections
4.  Responsibilities and Duties of Building Official
5.  Competency

Assessment: 5 questions

Manufacturer Installation Instructions (30 Minutes)

1.  Independent Testing
2.  Instructions
3.  OSHA: Onsite Safety and the Manufacturer
Assessment: 5 questions

Alternate Approvals and Product Acceptance (55 Minutes)

1. Role of the Bureau of Construction Codes
2. Guidelines for ApprovalAlternative Materials, Design and Methods
3. Product Evaluation
4. Documentation
5. Quality
6. Manufacturer Responsibility
7. Sections 1707 – 1709


MI Code Official Technical I
Building Construction 2015 MRC 

This fully narrated course is a review of building construction and techniques, including the related 2015 Michigan Residential Code covering the following topic areas: Footings and Foundations, Concrete, Carpentry, and Masonry.


 

Footings and Foundations 2015 MRC Chapter 4 (60 Minutes)

INSTALLATION R402 -R406

  • Site Requirements
  • Materials
  • Moisture barriers
  • Damp proofing

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

FOOTINGS R403

  • Types
  • Dimensions

FOUNDATION WALLS R404

  • Concrete
  • Wood

ANCHORING R403.1.6

Concrete 2015 MRC Chapter 4 (70 Minutes)

PORTLAND CEMENT

  • Aggregates, Admixtures, Accelerators R404.1.3.3
  • Slump
  • Compressive Strength R402
  • Prepare to pour

FLATWORK R506

  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Floors

FORMWORK

  • Foundation Walls R404
  • Finishing R506
  • Forms R506
  • Joints R506
  • Quality R506
  • Reinforcement R506
  • Problems R506

Carpentry 2015 MRC Chapters 5 and 6 (110 Minutes)

BRACING AND BRIDGING

TABLES

SOLE, TOP PLATE, RIM JOISTS

NOTCHING AND BORING

FLOOR FRAMING R502

  • Joists
  • Trusses

WALL FRAMING Chapter 6

  • Exterior
  • Load bearing
  • Partitions

ROOF FRAMING Chapter 8

  • Rafters
  • Decking
  • Valleys, crickets, saddles

OPENINGS

  • Vents, windows, doors, attic access

STAIRS Chapter 3

  • Landings
  • Rise and run
  • Width
  • Clearances

DECKS Chapter 5

  • Fasteners R507
  • Height
  • Rails
  • Materials

FINISH CARPENTRY

  • Flooring
  • Cabinetry
  • Trim/molding

MI BARRIER FREE DESIGN

Masonry Chapters 4, 6, 7, 10 (70 Minutes)

MORTAR AND GROUT R703.8, R606

  • Types
  • Placement
  • Joints

BRICK R703.8

  • Walls
  • Veneer
  • Types
  • Fireplace

STONE R703.12

  • Manufactured
  • Natural

CONCRETE BLOCK R404, R606

DETAILS R703.8

  • Sills and lintels
  • Piers and pilasters
  • Patterns
  • Arches

REINFORCEMENT R606

FLASHING R703.8

FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION Chapter 10, R1001


 

MI Code Official Technical II
Building Construction 2015 MRC 

This fully narrated course is a review of building construction and techniques, including the related 2015 Michigan Residential Code covering the following topic areas: Roofing, Insulation, Ventilation, Windows, Doors and Skylights, Siding, Interior and Exterior Finishes and Specialties.


Roofing 2015 MRC Chapter 9 (60 Minutes)

COVERING MATERIALS

  • Asphalt shingles R905.2
  • Wood shingles and shakes R905.7 – 905.8
  • Metal R905.10
  • Tile R905.3
  • Bitumens R905.9 – R905.11

VALLEYS

  • Flashing  R903

VENTILATION R806

REROOFING R908

  • Code requirements

Insulation (60 Minutes)

TYPES

  • Blanket, batt, blown-in, sprayed-on, foil faced N1101.12 – 13
  • Sound

Ventilation (30 Minutes)

ATTIC R806

FOUNDATION R408

BATHROOM R303

Windows, Doors and Skylights R609 (50 Minutes)

BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS

  • Energy code N1102

SAFETY GLAZING R308

  • Code requirements

EGRESS/ESCAPE R310

  • Dimensions
  • Code

INSTALLATION R609

WATER INTRUSION R703.4

  • Flashing
  • Caulking

DOORS

  • Interior and exterior R311

SKYLIGHTS R308.6

Siding Installation R703 (50 Minutes)

ELEMENTS

TYPES

Interior and Exterior Finishes R702 (50 Minutes)

METHODS AND MATERIALS

  • Application methods
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Tile

Specialties (20 Minutes)

POOL SYSTEMS AND BARRIERS R326 (2015 ISPSC)

  • Requirements

SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS R314 -R315


ANSI A117.1-09 Standards

 


Course Description

The ANSI A117.1-09 standards set minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed, or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. This course provides an overview of these requirements with instructor commentary to highlight relevant topics.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able recognize what interior and exterior components can, and should comply with standards.
  • Identify the requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the standards.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Chapter 3: Building Blocks – 301-309

  • General – 301
  • Floor and Ground Surfaces – 302
  • Changes in Level – 303
  • Turning Space -304
  • Clear Floor Space – 305
  • Knee and Toe Clearance – 306
  • Protruding Objects – 307
  • Reach Ranges – 308
  • Operable Parts – 309

Assessment

Chapter 4: Accessible Routes 401 – 407

  • General – 401
  • Accessible Routes – 402
  • Walking Surfaces – 403
  • Doors, Doorways, and Gates – 404
  • Ramps – 405
  • Curb Ramps – 406
  • Elevators – 407

 Assessment

Chapter 5: General Site & Building Elements 501 – 505

  • General – 501
  • Parking Spaces – 502
  • Passenger Loading Zones – 503
  • Stairways – 504
  • Handrails – 505

Assessment

Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities 601 – 612

  • General – 601
  • Drinking Fountains – 602
  • Toilet and Bathing Rooms – 603
  • Water Closets and Toilet Compartments – 604
  • Urinals – 605
  • Lavatories and Sinks – 606
  • Bathtubs – 607
  • Shower Compartments – 608
  • Grab Bars – 609
  • Seats – 610
  • Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers – 611
  • Saunas and Steam Rooms – 612

Assessment

Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features 701 – 705

  • General – 701
  • Fire Alarm Systems – 702
  • Signs – 703
  • Telephones – 704
  • Detectable Warnings – 705

Assessment

Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements 801- 806

  • General – 801
  • Assembly Areas – 802
  • Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms – 803
  • Kitchens and Kitchenettes – 804
  • Transportation Facilities – 805
  • Holding Cells and Housing Cells – 806

Assessment

Chapter 9: Built-In Elements 901 – 904

  • General – 901
  • Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces – 902
  • Benches – 903
  • Sales and Service Counters – 904

Assessment

Chapter 11: Recreational Facilities 1101 – 1110

  • General – 1101
  • Amusement Rides – 1102
  • Recreational Boating Facilities – 1103
  • Exercise Machines and Equipment – 1104
  • Fishing Piers and Platforms – 1105
  • Golf Facilities – 1106
  • Miniature Golf Facilities – 1107
  • Play Areas – 1108
  • Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas – 1109
  • Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions – 1110

Assessment


MI 2015 Residential Code Review


Course Description

This six-hour course is a review of the codes required for residential construction. This course focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book and the latest changes. The 2015 MRC is a comprehensive stand-alone residential code that establishes minimum requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses, with the purpose of safeguarding the health and safety of the public. This 6-Hour course applies six hours towards Technical credit.


Code Book Basics

1. Introduction
2. Adoption
3. Marginal Markings
4. Navigation

Chapters 1 and 2

1. Scope and Application
2. Administration and Enforcement
3. Definitions

Chapter 3 Building Planning

1. Design Criteria
2. Minimum Requirements
3. Glazing
4. Egress
5. Fire, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
6. Decay
7. Flood Resistant Construction

Chapters 4-11

1. Foundations
2. Floors
3. Wall Construction/Covering
4. Roof Ceiling Construction
5. Roof Assemblies
6. Chimneys and Fireplaces
7. Energy Efficiency


Responsibilities of Building Officials

Course Description

Building inspectors employed by a county, city or other unit of government for the express purpose of enforcing the state building code shall be registered with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, Building Division; (517) 241-9347. Registered building inspectors are required to have experience in the construction industry and demonstrate ability to perform competent inspections throughout all phases of the construction project. This 4-Hour course applies four hours to Administration.


ADMINISTRATION

1972 PA 230  (70 Minutes)

1.  Construction Codes
2.  Administration and Enforcement
3.  Use and Occupancy

Assessment: 5 questions

Licensing  (60 Minutes)

1.  Education and Experience Requirements
2.  Application and Registration Process
3.  Act 54 of 1986

Assessment: 5 questions

1980 PA 299 (70 Minutes)

1.  Powers and Duties: LARA
2.  Rules, Penalties and Fines
3.  Complaints and Hearings

Assessment: 5 questions

School Site Plan (60 Minutes)

1.  Submission Requirements
2.  ADA and Public Schools
3.  Turning Space

Assessment: 5 questions


Inspection and Complaint Process


Course Description

As a building official it is important to have strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships with city staff members, property owners, the building and development community. They often inform, advise and resolve conflicts between the local jurisdiction, architects, developers, contractors and homeowners with regard to code and ordinance compliance. This one hour course addresses the process of inspections of complaints and violations. This 1-hour course applies one hour towards Communication credit.

COMMUNICATION

Inspection Report (20 Minutes)

1.  Inspection Process: Checklist/Report
2.  Types of Inspections
3.  Stop Work Orders

Assessment: 5 questions

Violation Notice (20 Minutes)

1.  Notices
2.  Common Violations
3.  Elevators

 Assessment: 5 questions

Complaint Investigation (25 Minutes)

1.  Purpose
2.  Systems
3.  Egress
4.  Application and Enforcement

 Assessment: 5 questions


Positive Communication Strategies


Course Description

As a building official it is important to have strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships with city staff members, property owners, the building and development community. Very often, a building official functions as an overall office manager, planning and assigning work, and providing guidance and training clerical and technical staff. This one hour course outlines some of the strategies used to create a positive work environment.

This 1-Hour course applies one hour towards Communication credit.


Conflict

1.  Organizational Conflict
2.  Strategies to Resolve
3.  Use and Occupancy

Listening Skills

1.  Hearing vs. Listening
2.  Active Listening

Body Language

1.  Facial Expressions
2.  Arms and Legs
3.  Torso

Negotiating

1.  Basics
2.  Building Trust
3.  Spoilers

Workplace Culture

1.  Bonding
2.  Structure
3.  Defense

Assessment: 15 questions


 

Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades


Course Description

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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