SE-007 Design Loads for Residential Buildings: 4 PDH
Description of the course / activity content:
This course provides guidance on design loads for residential buildings.
The course focuses on those aspects of ASCE 7 and other technical resources that are particularly relevant to the determination of design loads for residential structures. The course provides supplemental design assistance to address aspects of residential construction for which current practice is either silent or in need of improvement.
Loads are a primary consideration in any building design because they define the nature and magnitude of hazards or external forces that a building must resist to provide reasonable performance (that is, safety and serviceability) throughout the structure’s useful life. The anticipated loads are influenced by a building’s intended use (occupancy and function), configuration (size and shape), and location (climate and site conditions). Ultimately, the type and magnitude of design loads affect critical decisions such as material selection, construction details, and architectural configuration. To optimize the value (that is, performance versus economy) of the finished product, therefore, design loads must be applied realistically.
This course is based on Chapter 3 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development document “Residential Structural Design Guide”, Second Edition.
This course is intended for use by civil and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about design loads for residential construction.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Use the ASCE 7 load combinations for both ASD and LRFD design
- Explain how dead loads are derived and calculated
- Describe main categories of live loads
- Calculate soil lateral loads on foundation walls
- Describe and calculate other environmental loads such as wind, snow, earthquake, flood, and tornadoes
- Explain step by step how gravity and lateral loads are calculated
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
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 4 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 4 PDH online course, you will need to take a 20 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
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 5
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self