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RI Complete 5HR Package #3 Syllabus

This 5 hour package consists of the following courses:

Price: $49.00

  • Successful Renovations and Additions
  • Energy Efficient Building
  • 2015 IRC Review

 

Package #3 Syllabus

Course #1: SUCCESSFUL RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS


This course is designed to address the needs of both designers and builders. The topics that will be covered include pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details. Each of these topics will be addressed in the light of both renovation and addition projects. Real-life stories will relay information that will help any designer to successfully navigate through the challenges of this very specific type of building design.

This course will highlight the right questions, demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to the critical issues. Through the many following examples, this course will offer instruction on how to approach a renovation or addition project with justified confidence.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to translate the requests of the client into a realistic, safe, and cost-effective project.
  • Gain confidence in the ability to specify, and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
  • Demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to critical issues.
  • Identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, building design, structural concerns, and common issues.

Course Outline

Renovations

Pre-Design: Existing Conditions

1. Available Drawings
2. Building Survey and Measurement

Design

1. Layout and Appearance

Structural

1. Consultants
2. Leveling
3. Shoring

Water-Tight Envelope

1. Roofing
2. Basement Walls
3. Fire Suppression

Code

1. Egress
2. Lighting
3. HVAC

Details

1. Trusses
2. Headers
3. Chemical Company/Concrete Materials
4. Corrosion
5. Erosion
6. Calamities
7. Contaminants


Additions

Pre-Design

1. Existing Conditions
2. Underground Structures
3. Utilities
4. Multi-Family

Design

1. Appearance
2. Master Planning

Structural

1. Foundations
2. Leveling
3. Sistering and Floor Diagram
4. Trusses
5. Scissor Trusses
6. Snow Load
7. Soils

Code

1. Accessibility
2. Zoning Restrictions
3. Fire Separation
4. Flood Plain
5. Which code
6. Separation Distance
7. Fire Lane
8. Constructability
9. Quality Control on Documentation

Conclusion


 

Course #2: Energy Efficient Building Course Syllabus

Course Description

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 one hour course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.


Energy Efficient Building Course Syllabus

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Have an appreciation for energy consumption and the need for healthy, “green” energy. 2)  Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield” site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods. 3) Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, the process for LEED certification.

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


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@licensetobuild.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to www.licensetobuild.com and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Privacy and Refund Policy).

 


 

Course #3: 2015 IRC Review Course Syllabus
Course Description

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. However, it’s not just safety and uses 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.

The International Re1167sidential Code® (IRC®) was created to serve as a complete, comprehensive code regulating the construction of single-family houses, two-family houses (duplexes) and buildings consisting of three or more townhouse units. This course will recap the basic of code book use, and then outline some of the recent changes.

NOTE: This course is based on the 2015 IRC, but note that Rhode Island is still using the 2012 IRC.


Using the Code Book

1.  Introduction
2. Format
3. Use
4. Logic

Code Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes

1.  Tables
2.  Footnotes
3.  Illustration
4. OSHA Footnotes
Residential Code

1.  Highlights and Review
Assessment 10 Questions


  • Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
  • If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@traininginstitutesedu.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.
  • Student policies and procedures are always available by going to www.licensetobuild.com and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Privacy and Refund Policy).

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