A-016 Coastal Building Materials: 2 PDH
Description of the Coastal Building Materials course
The Coastal Building Materials online PDH course is a part of the Building Design category of courses. This course provides technical guidance and recommendations on building materials used in coastal residential buildings. This course covers special considerations that must be made when selecting building materials for a coastal building. The harsh environment requires that more substantial building materials be used and more care taken when using these materials in order to ensure durability, hazard resistance, and reduce maintenance. The materials discussed can be used when dealing with both flood and wind hazards. Other factors such as corrosion and decay resistance will also be covered. This course is also intended to provide an idea of what the best practice should be when selecting a material for a coastal building.
This course is based on FEMA “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction”, Technical Fact Sheet Series, FEMA P-499.
This course is intended for use by architects, civil and structural engineers, materials engineers, design and construction professionals, owners, facility managers, students and others interested in learning about coastal building materials.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- provide guidance and best practices on selecting building materials to use for coastal construction
- define a flood damage-resistant material
- provide guidance on non-traditional building materials and techniques and their appropriate application in coastal environments
- describe alternative and non-traditional materials and systems such as engineered wood products, structural insulated panels (SIPs), insulating concrete forms (ICFs), prefabricated shear walls and moment frames, and sprayed closed-cell foam insulation
- describe the moisture barrier system, explain how typical wall moisture barriers work
- identify common problems associated with moisture barrier 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 2 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 2 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.
Do you need help choosing the right course or package for you? Please give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to provide guidance on which courses are most relevant for you and create a customary course package.
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 7
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self