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Building Codes for Basement Finish
Description: There are a lot of different code provisions to evaluate when handling a basement finish, and this courses covers them all. Building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel-gas, and electrical codes are taught as they apply to the caveats of working in a basement. Based on the 2015 IRC, this course is provided in eight learning sessions, Design, Alarms, Emergency Escape & Rescue, Framing, Fireblocking, Mechanical, Electrical, and Drywall & Access.
The Existing Structure – 2009 & 2012
Course 1 of 4 in Building Codes for Building Decks
Description: This course is related to how a new deck will interact with an existing site and building. Building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems and codes must all be considered when designing a deck to effectively work with a home. Guidance, requirements and limitations for integrating a deck with a home are provided.
Ledgers and Lateral Loads – 2009 & 2012
Course 2 of 4 in Building Codes for Building Decks
Description: This course covers structural design criteria for decks, such as loading, design methods and lumber properties. It continues with an in-depth review of ledger attachments, including how to handle various exterior cladding, flashing methods, and structural considerations. Lateral loads are also discussed in detail to provide a better understanding of what is required and how to provide it.
Down the Load Path – 2015
Course 3 of 4 in Building Codes for Building Decks UPDATED TO THE 2015 IRC
Description: Now updated with all the new 2015 IRC provisions, this course completes the load path started in course 2, Ledgers and Lateral Loads. Decking, joists, beams, posts, foundations and even properties of the earth are covered, so that the entire structural system and related codes can be understood.
Non-Structural Provisions – 2009 & 2012
Course 4 of 4 in Building Codes for Building Decks
Description: An in-depth explanation of non-structural building code regulations related to stairs, ramps, landings, guards, and handrails will be provided. Structural considerations for stairs and guards are also discussed. Design considerations for common amenities and features that often accompany deck construction, such as lighting, hot-tubs, gas-fired equipment and piping, and new doors are reviewed.
Construction Vocabulary (Under Construction)
From trade jargon to code definitions
Description: The construction industry has its own vocabulary and understanding it is critical. No matter what role you play in the industry, this course will either introduce, cross-train, or refresh your understanding of unique terms used only in construction and code. Field jargon and IRC definitions for framing, roofing, plumbing and other topics will be explained as they apply to their application.