47 Hour COMPLETE Plan Reviewer Course Package | Michigan Code Official

$419.00

This package fulfills all 47 hours of continuing education for Plan Reviewers ($560 Value)

  • Administrative:  4 hrs
  • Communication:  1 hr
  • Technical:  24 hrs
  • Specialty:  6 hrs
  • Plan Review:  12 hrs
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

Description

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

 


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


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


 

Successful Site Design and MI Energy Code


Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost-effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements. 

The new code reflects several changes in energy efficiency for the 2015 Michigan Energy Code. Generally, the purpose of these changes is to conserve energy through improved efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting, and new materials and techniques. It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.

This course applies 6 hours towards Plan Review credit.

 


 

SUCCESSFUL SITE DESIGN

Securing Information (25 Minutes)

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Assessment

Programming and Site Evaluation (20 Minutes)

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Assessment

Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding (20 Minutes)

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Assessment

Laying Out the Design (20 Minutes)

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

 Assessment

Site Standards (20 Minutes)

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Assessment

Preparing a Site Plan (55 Minutes)

1.  Video

Assessment

Utility Coordination (20 Minutes)

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Assessment

Documents and Contract Administration (20 Minutes)

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Assessment


MICHIGAN ENERGY CODE

Administrative

Scope (50 minutes)

1. Application
2. Scope and General Requirements
3. Alternative Materials
4. Construction Documents
5. Inspections
6. Definitions
7. Climate Zones and Design Conditions
8. Materials, Systems and Equipment

Residential (50 minutes)

1. R401 General
2. R402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. R403 Systems
4. R405 Simulated Performance Alternative
5. General Information

a. Insulation
b. Duct Design
c. Window Selection
d. Lighting
e. HVAC

Commercial (50 minutes)

1. C401 General
2. C402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. C403 Building Mechanical Systems
4. C404 Service Water Heating
4. C405 Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
5. C407 Total Building Performance
6. C408 System Commissioning

Assessment: 25 Questions


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


 

Recreational Facilities and Construction Documents


Course Description

Recreational Facilities:  This video course covers the tenth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Recreation Facilities. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.    

Construction Documents:  This portion of the course focuses on the specifics of documentation, methodology, and coordination of the plan review process.  

This 4-Hour course applies four hours towards Plan Review credit.


Recreational Facilities (100 Minutes)

1.  Amusement Rides
2.  Recreational Boating Facilities
3.  Exercise Machines and Equipment
4.  Fishing Piers and Platforms
5.  Golf Facilities
6. Miniature Golf Facilities
7. Play Areas
8. Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas
9. Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions

Assessment: 5 questions

Construction Documents (100 Minutes)

1. Examiner, Timing and Submittal
2. Drawings, Illustrations, and Specifications
3. Bulletins, Addenda and Instructions
4. Permits
5. Section 107 Submittal Documents
6. Section 1603/MUEC Section 103 Construction Documents

Assessment: 5 questions

7. Section 110 Inspections
8. Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy
9. Purpose, Systems and Methodology

Assessment: 5 questions

10. Special Inspections and Trades
11. Administration and Support
12. Enforcement

Assessment: 10 questions


 

Construction Documents 
For Successful Projects

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project.
  • Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
  • Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.

Chapter 1 (25 minutes)

1. Introduction
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
4. Bonding
5. Addenda
6. Document Distribution
7. Alternates
8. Bid Forms

Chapter 2 (25 minutes)

1. Division 01
2. Changes
3. Allowances
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
6. Insurance
7. Damage to Structures

Chapter 3 (25 minutes)

1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
3. Substitutions
4. Dimensions
5. Pay Applications

Chapter 4 (25 minutes)

1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
3. Commissioning
4. Utilities
5. Submittals
6. Obsolete Materials
7. Scheduling

Chapter 5 (25 minutes)

1. Permitting
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
7. Conclusion


 

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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