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An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Building Envelope

COURSE NO: A03-005
An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Building Envelope
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to the design of building envelopes in tropical climates where heat and humidity are important considerations. Discussed in this course are roofing, wall materials, windows, doors, finishes and miscellaneous specialties.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil and architectural engineers and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to the special challenges present in building envelope system design for facilities exposed to tropical climates where heat, humidity and seafront conditions are important.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the special requirements for insulation and roofing products and systems
  • Learning about the materials and features needed in windows and doors in the tropics
  • Learning how to design and specify interior and exterior finishes
  • Understanding the adverse conditions presented by tropical humidity
  • Learning about the special considerations at seafront locations
  • Knowing the guidelines for installation of exterior finishes
  • Learning how to design the building envelope for rain, heat and humidity protection
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Building Envelope".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Building Envelope (378 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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