A-001 A Guide to Building Earth Homes: 6 PDH
Description of the A guide to Building Earth Homes
The A Guide to Building Earth Homes online PDH course is a part of the Building Design category of courses. This course provides guidance on building earth homes, such as adobe, rammed earth or pressed block houses. This type of houses have been made (in similar form) for thousands of years and have been used in a variety of forms. The course discusses selection of earth to be used for this kind of construction and gives guidance on how and where to build these homes. It gives information on how to select and construct foundations and roofs for earth homes, as well as construction of the earth walls themselves.
This course is intended for use by architects, civil and structural engineers and land surveyors, construction professionals and others interested in learning about building earth homes.
This course is based upon the Peace Corps manual “A Handbook for Building Homes of Earth”.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand different types of earth made houses
- Different types of soils to be used in construction of earth homes
- Where and how to build earth homes
- Materials for other elements of earth made houses (foundations, roofs etc.)
- Understand how different types of earth walls are built
- Protection of earth homes with coatings
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Building Design category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 6 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 6 PDH online course, you will need to take a 30-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 6 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 2
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self