A-009 Performance Based Design for Schools: 1 PDH
Description of the course / activity content:
The Performance Based Design for schools online PDH course is a part of the Building Design category of courses. The model building codes define the minimum design requirements to ensure the safety of occupants during specific design events. Recent natural disasters have prompted recognition that significant damage can occur even when buildings are compliant with the building code.
Communities depend on school buildings to provide reliable shelter and critical services. In order to meet that need, school buildings should be designed and constructed according to criteria that result in continued and uninterrupted functionality. This course reviews the performance-based design approach for school projects.
The online PDH course is based on Chapter 2 of the FEMA Publication tilted “Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds” (FEMA P-424).
This course is intended to be used by architects, civil and structural engineers, and others interested in learning about performance based design for improving school safety in earthquakes, floods and high winds.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the difference between prescriptive and performance-based design
- Describe the performance-based design process
- Determine acceptable risk and performance levels for realistic event scenarios or probabilities
- Discuss considerations for achieving continuous operation performance level
- List performance levels and objectives for schools exposed to flood hazards and high-wind hazards
- Summarize performance levels for structural and non-structural systems
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 1 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 1 PDH online course, you will need to take a 10-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 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self